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W.E. Gutman: Whiners, killjoys and curmudgeons

"No one likes the bearer of bad news." - Antigone, Sophocles (496-406 B.C.)

Journalists and whistleblowers share common traits. They are perceived as arrogant, insensitive and vexing meddlers. Their exposés are seldom appreciated. Both seek the truth, one in the interest of history, the other in the service of justice.

March 07, 2010 | W.E. Gutman | Columnists


Roger Gitlin: We will win the fight against illegal immigration

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you - then you win."

March 07, 2010 | By Roger Gitlin | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thanks for the trip down memory lane

I just finished reading Phil Rizzo's column "Nostalgia makes you feel good" (The Signal, Feb. 24).

March 07, 2010 | Jennifer Mussenden Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Move on from Kellar

Regarding "Kellar damaging city's image" (The Signal, Feb. 17): I say, "leave Bob alone!"

March 07, 2010 | Casey McMichael Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


No sense of humor?

Regarding the article on Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon's joke at the women's conference ("McKeon apologizes for joke at women's conference," The Signal, Feb. 19):

March 07, 2010 | Vinton M. Lampton Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


The real problem

In response to the Sunday's column ("Strangers in 'paradise,'" The Signal, Feb. 21) by W.E. Gutman regarding our perception on immigration:

March 07, 2010 | Mario Galvez Saugus | Letters to the Editor


A lesson to be learned

Thanks to Andre Hollings ("The taking of America," The Signal, Jan. 15) for a vital lesson of world history.

March 07, 2010 | Glenda Johnson Newhall | Letters to the Editor


No pros in the Olympics

Well, finally the Olympics are over. They were as exciting as a root canal.

March 07, 2010 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Tim Myers: It all comes down to manners

While I spoke to him by phone on Feb. 26, he sounded really shook up.

March 07, 2010 | Tim Myers | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: March 7, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Births

All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.

March 06, 2010 | Signal Staff | Births


Watters Edge scores 3 local ADDY awards

LOS ANGELES -- When the American Advertising Federation recognized this year's best in advertising, Scott Watters received an ADDY award...or three.

March 06, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Millena Dawn rocks Route 66 Classic Grill March 18

Santa Clarita-based singer Millena Dawn is back and will perform with her new band on Thursday, March 18 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill in Canyon Country.

March 06, 2010 | Source: Millena Dawn | SCV Raw


Smyth rips pay raises for Democratic caucus staff

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) issued the following statement today after a Sacramento Bee report revealed that former Speaker Karen Bass authorized pay raises for twenty Democratic Caucus staff members on her last day as Speaker:

March 06, 2010 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth 38th Assembly District | SCV Raw


Runner, Stricklands host town hall meeting on over-regulation of business

SANTA PAULA - State Sens. George Runner (R-Antelope Valley), Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) and Assemblywoman Audra Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) today hosted a legislative hearing on the impact of regulations on local businesses.

March 06, 2010 | Source: Office of Senator Tony Strickland R-Thousand Oaks, 19th District | SCV Raw


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Sixteen arrested at two checkpoints

A pair of checkpoints set up Friday night to check for drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs resulted in 16 arrests in Santa Clarita, according to officials.

July 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thomas, Maddux, Glavine: A Hall of Fame blockbuster

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel agrees to extend truce by 4 hours

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.

July 26, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Arizona execution renews debate over methods

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Caltrans proposes toll lanes on Interstate 405

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - State transportation officials are reserving the right to install toll lanes on a notoriously congested section of Interstate 405 in Orange County, but local officials aren't happy.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Global tensions don't dent enthusiasm for stocks

A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Community event to give backpacks

Next Sunday, more than 2,000 children and their parents will flock to Iglesia Vida Real to receive backpacks and school supplies in preparation for the start of the school year.

July 26, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Dodgers, Puig go triple crazy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yasiel Puig tied a franchise record with three triples and added a double and two RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers moved within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco by beating the Giants 8-1 on Friday night.

July 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Lawsuit filed over abuse death of Palmdale boy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Relatives of an 8-year-old boy who was beaten to death are suing Los Angeles County for failing to remove him from his Palmdale home.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Construction will close freeway lanes in SCV

As part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on Interstate 5 between Pico Canyon Road and Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, Caltrans will implement several freeway closures next week. Closures will begin Monday and continue through Friday, Aug. 1.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


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