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Senior Center hosts driver safety program

The AARP Driver Safety Program has set its teaching schedule at the SCV Senior Center for the second half of 2009.

June 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


County antes up for Elsmere Canyon land

Los Angeles County has contributed $1 million from a trust fund toward the purchase of an additional 800 acres of land in Elsmere Canyon.

June 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teens take action against violence

Students at Valencia and Canyon high schools are raising awareness about human rights by being involved with the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force.

June 03, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | SCV Schools


Kenneth W. Keller: Using leadership and teamwork to make beautiful music

A group of musicians gathered together for the purpose of playing in harmony to provide beautiful music for an assembled audience. It was a simple goal, easy to describe, understood by all, yet difficult to execute. The desired result was to sound like one rich instrument.

June 03, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Gary Horton: Just move along folks

"Just move along folks, there's nothing left to see." So says the clichéd copper in so many old cops n' robbers movies. The action already happened - the crime, committed. There's just the debris to pick up and the blood to wash off.

June 03, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: June 3, 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 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


We all need to say ‘no’ to water fees

Editor's note: The following letter was sent to Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry, the City Council and City Manager Ken Pulskamp.

June 03, 2009 | By Valerie Thomas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Abuzz about bees

We are having a bee problem for a second year and it's coming from a bee hive farm that's located in the hills behind the boat storage lot on The Old Road in Castaic.

June 03, 2009 | By Patricia Slatterbeck Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Campbell skews spending purpose

In her Letter to the Editor on May 23 ("Spending protests"), Ms. Campbell implies that the Obama administration is giving $2.6 million in tax dollars to teach Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly on the job.

June 03, 2009 | By John Unger Jr. Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Your Community: Upcoming Events

Red Cross honors heroes

June 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


UPDATED: Debris confirms crash of Air France jet in Atlantic

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil (AP) -- An airplane seat, a fuel slick and pieces of white debris scattered over three miles of open ocean marked the site in the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday where Air France Flight 447 plunged to its doom, Brazil's defense minister said.

Brazilian military pilots spotted the wreckage, sad reminders bobbing on waves, in the ocean 400 miles (640 kilometers) northeast of these islands off Brazil's coast. The plane carrying 228 people vanished Sunday about four hours into its flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

June 02, 2009 | By Federico Escher and Bradley Brooks Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon bids for top GOP post on House Armed Service Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) announced his intention to run to become the top Republican member on the House Armed Services Committee.

June 02, 2009 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. Congressman, California, 25th District | SCV Raw


Supervisors back in-home long-term care

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - To provide more freedom of choice for disabled individuals, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich supporting federal legislation that allows disabled people to choose home-based care as an alternative to nursing homes or institutions.

The Community Choice Act (H.R. 1670 and Senate Bill 683) would establish a nationwide standard of coverage under Medicaid or community-based attendant care for long-term care patients of all ages, and would make available enhanced federal matching funds for those states, such as California, that have already implemented this innovative approach to ...

June 02, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich L.A. County Board of Supervisors, 5th District | SCV Raw


Antonovich allocates $1 million to buy Elsmere Canyon acreage

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - To expand open space and recreational opportunities for the Santa Clarita Valley, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has committed $1 million from the Sunshine Canyon Landfill Benefit Trust Fund to help acquire an additional 800 acres of land at Elsmere Canyon.

"Acquiring the remaining privately-held acreage at Elsmere is critical to preserving wildlife movement corridors, and establishing a vital connection between the trail networks of the San Fernando Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley," Antonovich said.

June 02, 2009 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich L.A. County Board of Supervisors, 5th District | SCV Raw


Local Western legend Phil Rawlins dies at 79

Horseman, calf-roper and motion picture bulldogger cowboy Phil Rawlins, a longtime Placerita Canyon resident and a 2007 Walk of Western Stars inductee, died at his home Thursday. He was 79.

June 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Obama on fundraising trip to West Coast

SEATTLE (AP) - Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him - raising money for his fellow Democrats.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Saugus High School welcomes exchange students for the summer

Twenty-three exchange students and two teachers from Xi'an, China, have the opportunity to experience United States culture this summer through a 19-day English Immersion Camp held at Saugus High School.

July 22, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

BOSTON (AP) - A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room three days after the attack.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


$291,000 Lottery Ticket Sold in Castaic

SACRAMENTO – The streak of Fantasy 5 wins continues in Los Angeles County.

July 22, 2014 | Source: California Lottery | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Downton Abbey' back on Jan. 4 for season 5

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "Downton Abbey" will be back for its fifth season on Jan. 4, but the return date for another hit PBS series, "Sherlock," is up in the air, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


It's a husband/wife thing: 5 tips when your spouse won’t open his mouth

There is one piece of marriage advice that can clear up numerous marital problems: communicate. While communication is crucial for the success of any marriage, it can be a lot easier said than done, especially if one partner does not have any desire to sit down and talk.

July 22, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson, FamilyShare | NEWS 4 U


Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Closures for I-5 Truck Lanes Project

Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below through Friday this week as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14). More information about the project is here.

July 22, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, July 22, 2014

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July 22, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Missing Marine wife may have been shot

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) - Investigators believe the missing pregnant wife of a California-based Marine may have been shot while hunting with a married ex-Marine with whom she was having an affair.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Let’s use our solar energy for our water

It seems incomprehensible that with the great shortage of water for this state, trillions of gallons of water lie off the cost and remains unused by those affected most.

July 22, 2014 | Chis Matalas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Snake alert

Recently, I was driving in my neighborhood when something caught my eye crossing the street in front of me. A very large gopher snake was booking it across the hot asphalt from left to right.

July 22, 2014 | By Ted Aquaro Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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