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Community Scrapbook: Jonathan Casebolt

Air Force Airman Jonathan D. Casebolt graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Oscar Dominguez: Choosing the best credit card to fit your needs

Whether you've just received your first credit card offer or are looking to add an additional credit card to your wallet, there are some key factors to consider when choosing the best credit card to meet your needs.

August 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Headin’ OutWest for music and poetry

August 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


No legal right for free health care

Regarding "free health care," it appears there are only two types of people in favor of this travesty.

August 22, 2009 | By Vinton M. Lampton Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Health care referendum?

The Obama administration's costly and far-reaching revamping of the nation's health care system is meeting with resistance from an increasingly skeptical public, which is sharing its dismay at various Democratic town hall meetings.

August 22, 2009 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Make this country great

Gary Horton must have his head in a very dark place ("Fear shouldn't be a pre-existing condition," The Signal, Aug. 19).

August 22, 2009 | By Jim McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 21, 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:

August 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon remarks on Afghan presidential and provincial elections

U.S. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today released the following statement regarding Afghanistan's presidential and provincial elections:

August 21, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita, 25th District | SCV Raw


What's good in education, Aug. 19, 2009

Chinese Program Celebrates Five Years at Saugus

August 21, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Senior Center offers Qigong class

SCV Senior Center will offer classes with medical Qigong therapist, Carol Benitez beginning Monday, September 14 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. to teach techniques that promote healthy living, vitality, and speedy recovery from illness.

August 21, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


Lane closures scheduled for I-405 HOV project

LOS ANGELES - As part of the preliminary work for the northbound San Diego Freeway (I-405) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV, or carpool) lane from the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) to the Ventura Freeway (I-101), the following closures are planned from August 21 through August 27:

August 21, 2009 | Source: Caltrans | SCV Raw


Mint Canyon boundary change meeting set for Aug. 31

Parents with students at Mint Canyon Elementary School and La Mesa Junior High School who live in the Sierra Highway corridor north of Soledad Canyon Road are being invited to an informational meeting on proposed junior high and high school boundary adjustments scheduled to take effect in August 2010.

August 21, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


The message in Tha Tooonz

Perhaps it is the choice of dress - complete with colorful tutus, ties and bandanas - that grabs kid's attention. Tha Tooonz, one of the newest and hottest hip-hop bands, uses its members' individualities as a source of entertainment. The band's unique message, "say no to drugs and stay in school" is portrayed through its songs, which draw people of all ages.

August 21, 2009 | By Bekka Gunther Special to The Signal | Food and Fun


Review: 'Post Grad'

The Malbys are just plain nice. That's the only word for them. They're a goofy, strange, California suburban family who love one another and share the same sunny sense of humor and nothing terrible ever happens to them and it's all for one and one for all.

August 21, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Inglourious Basterds'

Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" is a big, bold, audacious war movie that will annoy some, startle others, and demonstrate once again that he's the real thing, a director of quixotic delights.

August 21, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


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Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country's prime minister resign.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: Father shooting driver was 'execution'

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) - A drunk driver did not deserve "execution" by a Texas father accused of taking the law into his own hands in a fit of rage over the killing of his two sons in a wreck, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Liberia: 3 receiving untested Ebola drug improving

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Three Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug for Ebola are showing signs of recovery, officials said Tuesday, though medical experts caution it is not certain if the drug is effective.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq military clashes with militants in Tikrit

BAGHDAD (AP) - Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


South Pasadena Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police said they prevented a "horrific tragedy" by arresting two teenage boys who plotted to kill three high school staffers then gun down as many students as possible in a quaint Los Angeles suburb.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian troops inch closer to rebel city Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian government troops were fighting pro-Russian rebels in the streets of Luhansk on Tuesday and captured most of a town near the eastern city of Donetsk, tightening the noose around that key rebel-held stronghold, Ukrainian officials said.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) - Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California brush fire spurs 1,500-plus evacuations

GLENDORA (AP) - One of several wildfires burning across California prompted widespread evacuations Monday in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's top dollar store chains are betting big that their once-thriving business will make a comeback if they band together.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Charlie Vignola: Bye bye Benghazi

Here's a question: when politicians or public figures are dead wrong about a claim they've repeatedly made, what expectations does the public reasonably have to either an apology or even an acknowledgement that they were wrong in the first place?

August 19, 2014 | By Charlie Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


A threat to the First Amendment

During the Senate's brief pre-election legislative session in mid-September, Harry Reid, D-Nevada, intends to call up for a vote an amendment to the Unites States Constitution.

August 19, 2014 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Mindlessly speeding ahead with the bullet train

It never fails to amaze me how many major projects are approved with little or no awareness of the actual impact of the project.

August 19, 2014 | Valerie Thomas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


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