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Medical lab tech program at COC gets $400K grant

The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office has awarded a two-year $400,000 grant to College of the Canyons that will help fund the college's Medical Lab Technician (MLT) program.

June 25, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


McKeon rips 'Democrats' job-killing Cap & Tax legislation'

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) issued the following statement regarding Speaker Pelosi's intention to pass the Cap & Tax plan this week, which will impose a hard-hitting tax upon families and small businesses costing our struggling economy thousands of jobs:

"The Democrats' Cap & Tax legislation is going to force small businesses and their workers, and their families to pay more for electricity, gasoline, and other products that are made in America that have a high energy content.

June 25, 2009 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Calif., 25th District | SCV Raw


McKeon recognized by contractors

Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon was named Free Enterprise Legislator of the Year by Associated Builders and Contractors on Wednesday.

June 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teachers eat free at Una Mas

It's the month for teachers at Una Mas. The Canyon Country eatery is giving one free meal each to teachers through the end of the month.

June 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Annual Piru Creek cleanup

The annual Piru Creek cleanup and picnic lunch/BBQ is Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., startinsg at Frenchman's Flat. Sponsored by the Community Hiking Club, Friends of the River, the Santa Clarita Casting Club, and the Federation of Fly Fishers Southwest Council, the cleanup is designed to remove litter and other micro-trash from the creek and its banks.

June 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cam Noltemeyer: Wastewater solution or more delays?

It was a raucous hearing of the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District on May 26. Our Los Angeles County Sanitation District representatives, Santa Clarita City Council members Frank Ferry and Laurene Weste, heard Santa Claritans say that they refuse to pay to fix the chloride (salt) problem in the Santa Clara River.

June 25, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: June 25, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

June 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Modeling a runway to recovery

Strutting down a fashion runway has its challenges, but models overcame more obstacles than met the eye at the Child & Family Center's second annual Finishing Touches Makeover Show.

June 25, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Beating the heat at McGrath

McGrath Elementary School took a little different approach to try to motivate its students to raise money for the school this year. As a reward for the school's students surpassing their goal and raising $5,600 at a PTA book fair held earlier this month, each class and its teacher received an opportunity to try and pelt school Principal Larry Heath with water balloons.

June 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff Photos by Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sewer rates take a hike

New Santa Clarita Valley residents and businesses will pay hundreds or thousands of dollars more than existing residents for sewer connection fees beginning January, the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District board decided Wednesday night.

June 25, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jazz and Blues Concert Series

Lightnin' Willie strums some blues during the Lexus Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series, held each Friday at Town Center Drive and McBean Parkway in Valencia.

June 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff's Department seeks info about bank incident

Detectives are trying to hunt down a woman who allegedly entered a Stevenson Ranch bank Monday afternoon, implied someone was going to kill her and demanded money from a teller, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

June 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Challenge for Ray

This letter is in response to the one written by Frank Ray ("Question of trust," The Signal, June 14).

June 25, 2009 | By Jerry Melisaratos Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Boys & Girls thank McKeon

The Boys & Girls Club of the Santa Clarita Valley wants to thank Congressman Buck McKeon for submitting the SCV Committee on Aging's transit bus request to be included in the upcoming Surface Transportation Act.

June 25, 2009 | By John Mahaffey president of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley | Letters to the Editor


What's good in education, June 24, 2009

Saugus Junior to Attend Prestigious Summer Institute

June 24, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

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


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 17, 2014

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April 17, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

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


5 tips for detecting lies

Parents, don't be too insulted when your child starts lying to you at a very young age. It's actually a sign of intelligence. Children who lie are shown to have a higher IQ and become more successful later in life, according to Dr. Kang Lee, director of the Institute of Child Study at Toronto University.

April 17, 2014 | By Georgia Lee FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Glenn Beck starting movie production company

IRVING, Texas - Glenn Beck, the conservative radio host and media entrepreneur, is now heading up a film division at Mercury Radio Arts, the parent company of his popular radio show and digital media operation TheBlaze.

April 17, 2014 | By Curtis Linnell KSL | Hot Topics


College of the Canyons Theatre Department to Stage a Production of 'Rent'

SANTA CLARITA-When "Rent," the musical loosely based on Puccini's "La Boheme" premiered on the Broadway stage in 1996, it took the theatre world by storm.

April 17, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California dentist convicted of patient assault

MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley dentist accused of groping four female patients while they were sedated is facing three years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges.

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


Winners announced for Santa Clarita's 2014 'cArt aRt' competition

The City of Santa Clarita announced today the winners of its 2014 "cArt aRt" competition, held in conjunction with the City's annual Earth Arbor Day Festival. This creative annual contest prompts residents to transform ordinary recycling bins into extraordinary works of art for the chance to win cash prizes.

April 17, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

PARIS (AP) - David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

NEW YORK (AP) - Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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