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W.E. Gutman: Voyage of the damned

Last Tuesday marked the 68th anniversary of a now-forgotten event, the first of two incomprehensible acts of mass murder. Both would be eclipsed by the convulsions of a world at war then trivialized by the passage of time.

February 28, 2010 | W.E. Gutman The Long View | Columnists


Gays in the military would be dangerous

President Obama's intent, announced in his State of the Union address, to overturn the current ban on homosexual activity in the military, is a dangerous shift in law and policy - at a time in which we are in the middle of two wars.

February 28, 2010 | By Gary Curtis Van Nuys | Letters to the Editor


People aren't born gay

I am responding to the column written by Nathan Imhoff ("Obama should make decisions proudly, not politically") in the Jan. 19 issue of The Signal.

February 28, 2010 | By Nan Taylor Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Health care and taxes

I address my comments to three letters in the Feb. 20 edition of The Signal.

February 28, 2010 | By Matt Diederich Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


It's all an illusion

Everything is an illusion meant to mask the reality of corporate dominance over Washington. If you play ball, you're a hero. If you don't, you're a fringe outsider.

February 28, 2010 | By Paul Henry Sibek Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Marsha McLean: I'll do the best I can for Santa Clarita

Editor's note: This is one in a series of columns from candidates in the 2010 Santa Clarita City Council race.

You elected me four years ago and I have been your full-time city councilwoman, available every day to personally answer your e-mail, speak to you by phone, visit with you at City Hall or stop to chat with you while out and about in our community.

February 28, 2010 | Masha Mclean Candidate Forum | Columnists


Showdown rocks the REP with jazz and blues

The Showdown Performing Arts program at the Boys and Girls Club of the Santa Clarita Valley held a music-filled benefit fundraiser at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall.

February 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


In the Service: Cristopher McGrane

Army Pvt. Cristopher L. McGrane has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training.

February 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


UPDATED: Tsunami alert cancelled in Hawaii

UPDATE BULLETIN, 3:52 p.m. PT:

February 27, 2010 | By Jaymes Song & Audrey McAvoy Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


A spade's a spade

I am sure that the lives of Alberto Lopez ("Facing the border: A day laborer's story," The Signal, Feb. 7) and other "undocumented aliens" are challenging at best; however, so are the lives of countless Americans who have been paying into the system for years.

February 27, 2010 | Denise Wright Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Thank a liberal

When Tom Crosswhite ("Progressive stealth," The Signal, Feb. 2) wrote "Progressives think their internal agenda to destroy the middle class and create dependency will be hidden by their external message of hope and change," he had it totally backward.

February 27, 2010 | Gary Morrison Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Horton’s conclusion not realistic

Regarding Gary Horton's column "They got between me and my doctor" (The Signal, Feb. 17):

February 27, 2010 | Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Tsunami damages buoys off Ventura, officials say

Saturday, 1:48 p.m.:

February 27, 2010 | Source: NOAA-National Weather Service /AP | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies question ‘Juggalos’ at mall

Sheriff's Deputies on Friday evening detained and later released two teenage boys near Souplantation at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. The youths are among others who call themselves "Juggalos," fans of Insane Clown Posse, a hip-hop group whose members are known for painting their faces in clown makeup.

February 27, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kindergarten round-up set

Kindergarten enrollment for the Saugus Union School District starts Monday and runs through March 5 at all elementary school sites.

February 27, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed "not a high-level of threat" after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

August 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors' willingness to die rather than renounce their faith two centuries ago was a model for Asian missionaries today.

August 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


The demons within

Although I was never a fan of Robin Williams, I am sad to hear that he has died - and from his own hand.

August 17, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Be cautious as kids go back to school

There is not enough emphasis on the safety factor of kids going back to school.

August 17, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


David Hegg: What writing really does

By my count, this column is #211. Two hundred eleven times I have put my thoughts into writing and offered them up to the public conversation and critique. I must admit, when I first suggested a column on ethics to the leadership of the Signal I never dreamed it would come to this. This column has become part of my weekly routine. More than that it has become a bit of a master. It has me under its thumb, always reminding me another 750 words will be required, and should make at least some sense.

August 17, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Our View: Connie Worden-Roberts

The Santa Clarita Valley lost an irreplaceable resource last week.

August 17, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Millions in tax credit even a score

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin Corp.

August 16, 2014 | By Signal Staff wire reports | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mattress triggers crash on 405 transition road

A mattress in the road triggered a traffic accident Saturday night at the northbound Interstate 5 Freeway connector road to the northbound 405 Freeway, the California Highway Patrol said.

August 16, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pujols, Kendrick homer in Angels win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - It took the Los Angeles Angels 4½ months to catch the Oakland Athletics and move into first place in the American League West.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Kershaw gives up 2 homers in loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On a night when Clayton Kershaw couldn't keep the ball in the ballpark, Milwaukee's Yovani Gallardo held the Los Angeles Dodgers in check and sent the major leagues' ERA leader to his first loss in over 2 1-2 months.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Nick Watney takes 1-stroke lead at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Not many players birdied the tricky final hole at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian aid convoy waiting for security guarantees

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) - Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures dragged on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Liberia expands Ebola treatment in capital

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian authorities expanded Ebola treatment centers in the capital Saturday to cope with increasing numbers of patients, while two more airlines announced they were halting flights to the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone amid the deepening crisis.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


One last stand for “Save Colossus!” group

On the last day that the iconic Colossus roller coaster is open to the public, members of the "Save Colossus!" group made one final attempt at preserving the 125-foot-tall wooden coaster.

August 16, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Williams' death

NEW YORK (AP) - Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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