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Senior Center seeks sponsors for 'Magic Mountain 5K Run'

The SCV Senior Center is teaming up again with Six Flags Magic Mountain and the Kiwanis Club of the Santa Clarita Valley for the 18th Annual "Magic Mountain 5K Run" through the amusement park on Oct. 4 starting at 8 a.m.

September 08, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


Strickland pay stub legislation passes state Senate

Sacramento, CA - On Sept. 2, Senate Bill 37 authored by State Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks), which requires state agencies to provide electronic pay stubs to employees who participate in the direct deposit program, passed the Senate unanimously.

September 08, 2009 | Source: Office of Senator Tony Strickland R-Thousand Oaks, 19th District | SCV Raw


Justice Department sues Ventura County

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Sept. 3 in federal court in Los Angeles charging Ventura County, Calif., with discrimination in its employment practices by refusing to hire a qualified applicant because she is deaf.

September 08, 2009 | Source: U.S. Department of Justice | SCV Raw


SFV Chamber presents ‘Latino Expo’ Sept. 12

Panorama City, Calif. - International salsa star Liz Lira and flamenco guitarist Jose Garcia will join the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce for its 13th Annual "Latino Expo" on Saturday, Sept. 12.

September 08, 2009 | Source: Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce | SCV Raw


EPA spotlights state 'green' projects in first 200 days of Recovery Act

On Feb. 17, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The U.S. EPA manages more than $7 billion in projects and programs that will invest in environmental protection and provide long-term economic benefits to aide recovery efforts across the nation.

September 08, 2009 | Source: Environmental Protection Agency | SCV Raw


SCV Democratic Club hosts Pedro Nava Sept. 16

The Democratic Club of the Santa Clarita Valley will be "Celebrating an Environmental Hero" and hosting a "Meet and Greet" for Assemblyman Pedro Nava on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the restaurant area adjacent to the lobby at the Valencia Courtyard Marriott, 28523 Westinghouse Place, Valencia 91355.

September 08, 2009 | Source: SCV Democratic Club | SCV Raw


City’s WorkSource Center hosts monthly ‘Job Fair’ Tuesday morning

The city of Santa Clarita WorkSource Center will host its first monthly "Job Fair" on Tuesday, September 8 at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center. Registration for the event begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to secure their spot.

September 08, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Class assignment turns into firefighter diversion

A classroom assignment at La Mesa Junior High School turned into a boon for firefighters camping out in Santa Clarita's Central Park while fighting the nearby Station Fire.

September 08, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Gang suspect to go before judge Sept. 17

An alleged local gang member is set to go before a judge Sept. 17, arrested after he reportedly ignored a deputy's orders and tried to hide a stolen, loaded handgun before surrendering.

September 08, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kraut over the edge

In this whole health care debate, liberals consistently pretend that they wear the white hats, while everyone else wears the black ones.

September 08, 2009 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Trust Obama? No way

In one section of his column ("Health care reform inching toward consensus," The Signal, Aug. 23) Dr. Bruce Hector asks if we shouldn't trust Obama to make the right choices for us regarding health care.

September 08, 2009 | By Rob Wilson Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Class assignment turns into gift

A classroom assignment at La Mesa Junior High School turned into a boon for firefighters camping out in Santa Clarita's Central Park while fighting the nearby Station Fire.

September 08, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Kids


Diana Shaw: Lessons in firefighting

Watching the mushroom-shaped atomic wannabe loom over the Santa Clarita Valley last week got me thinking.

September 08, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


No 'Harvey Milk Day'

Harvey Milk may be popular in San Francisco and West Hollywood, but he is not popular or admired by most California parents who want healthy sexual boundaries for their children and don't want the tearing down of every sexual boundary and standard like Harvey Milk did.

September 08, 2009 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Heaven won't stop him

Not long ago I read Senator Kennedy's book, "America Back on Track." I knew then how amazing he truly was. How lucky we have been as a people to have had him fighting every step of the way. He truly was a king among men. We would not be where we are today if it were not for him.

September 08, 2009 | By Sherryan Lima Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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Fire destroys most of San Pedro Elks Lodge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say nobody was hurt in a fire that destroyed most of a Los Angeles-area Elks Lodge.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Voters say Congress doing lousy job

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new Field Poll shows that Californians are taking a dim view of a deeply divided Congress but have slightly warmer feelings toward their own representative.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 Things to Know about Tax Day

The deadline for filing taxes is midnight tonight. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lancaster man pleads not guilty in 2008 sword slaying

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend with a sword in front of her four children in Lancaster nearly six years ago.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gas smell prompts evacuation of Alhambra school

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have not found the source of a reported gas smell that prompted the evacuation of Alhambra High School.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man convicted in Hollywood stabbing of transients gets life

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

BOSTON (AP) - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cary Quashen: Teens need to say ‘no’ to alcohol

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Help For Today, Hope For Tomorrow."

April 15, 2014 | By Cary Quashen SCV Voices | Columnists


Kevin Buck: November mid-term elections

I consider every election an important election. Presidential elections deservedly get a lot of attention, but presidents can only do so much on their own, despite the opposition wailing and whining otherwise.

April 15, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


Angels ousted in 9th inning

ANAHEIM (AP) - Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lakers snap skid with win over Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Nick Young scored a season-high 41 points and helped the Los Angeles Lakers snap a seven-game losing streak with a 119-104 victory against the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Opponents of billboard deal launch referendum drive

Opponents of the City Council's vote to locate three electronic billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing aging billboards on city thoroughfares have launched a drive to get the decision reversed.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn and Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nearly 1,000 more ballots to be counted Tuesday

Nearly 1,000 more ballots for the Santa Clarita City Council election held last Tuesday will be counted this Tuesday - and they are expected to determine the council's newest member.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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