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Tony Strickland: The only way out of the budget mess

As of April 1, California's sales tax increase went into effect, raising Santa Clarita from 8.25 percent to 9.25 percent.

April 19, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


SCV Blue Star Mothers host 'Casino Night' fundraiser tonight

The SCV Blue Star Mothers Chapter #91 hosts a "Casino Night" fundraiser at the Newhall American Legion Hall tonight from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

April 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Eve-olution' progresses at the REP on April 24

The "81 Series" returns to The Repertory East Playhouse on Friday, April 24, with the lighthearted comedy, "Eve-olution." The opening night wine reception begins at 7 p.m., with the curtain at 8 p.m.

April 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Review: '17 Again' -- you've seen it all before

"17 Again" is one of those movies that requires you to suspend all disbelief and assume that someone who looks like Zac Efron could, in 20 years, turn into someone who looks like Matthew Perry.

April 18, 2009 | By Christy Lemire Associated Press Movie Critic | Movies


Review: 'State of Play' plays a little too smoothly

"State of Play" is a smart, ingenious thriller set in the halls of Congress and the city room of a newspaper not unlike The Washington Post. It's also a political movie, its villain a shadowy corporation that contracts with the government for security duties and mercenaries in Iraq. The name is PointCorp. Think Blackwater. If an outfit like that would kill for hire, the plot wonders, would it also kill to protect its profits?

April 18, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Insider fraud

Those same in-house stock analysts were irreplaceable, because they could get at the fraud right where they left it. An outsider could have ruined it, setting us temporarily free.

April 18, 2009 | By Michael Dean Barritt Chatsworth | Letters to the Editor


Obama nation

At President Obama's recent press conference in Turkey, he asserted that "...we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."

April 18, 2009 | By William Creitz Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Vikes get quarter’s worth

Valencia High baseball continued its offensive onslaught on Canyon High this season, blasting six home runs, including two grand slams, in a 25-6 drubbing of the Cowboys at Valencia High School on Friday.

April 18, 2009 | By Jeremy Balan For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Horton offensive

Gary Horton, in his article "Tea Partiers: Freedom isn't actually free" (April 15), made some sweeping assumptions and off-base comparisons that had only one purpose - to label anyone who questions gross taxation an ignorant, calloused Republican.

April 18, 2009 | By Ben Griffiths Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Wilderness gift

As Americans we owe it to future generations to preserve as much land as possible while we are here.

April 18, 2009 | By William King Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hispanic Business Committee meeting

Regular Hispanic Business Committee meetings are on the third Wednesday of every month at the SCV Chamber of Commerce Office at 8 a.m.

April 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Top gun: Four-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode

April 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Get a jump on Earth Day at fest in Central Park today

Earth Day is officially Wednesday, but Santa Clarita gets a jump on it with today's Earth Day Festival and 22nd annual Arbor Day Celebration at Central Park in Saugus.

April 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Your Government: How to contact your representatives

Here is a list of addresses and telephone numbers for elected officials representing the Santa Clarita Valley:

April 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Gov't contacts


Reader Meter results, April 10-17, 2009

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 385 votes from late afternoon Friday, April 10 to late afternoon, Friday,

April 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


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Claiborne ready to prove his worth to Cowboys

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Morris Claiborne got on Terrance Williams' nerves the minute the competition started at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought cancels Sacramento's Gold Rush Days

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento officials are canceling the city's annual Gold Rush Days festivities because of the ongoing drought.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Caltrans and CHP Warn Drivers of Maximum Enforcement Around Construction Work Zones

SACRAMENTO – Beginning today, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are warning motorists statewide that the CHP is conducting maximum enforcement of traffic laws in active construction zones as part of a public safety campaign focused on work zone safety.

July 28, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Judge rules against Sterling paving way for Clippers sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ronstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?"

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged with kidnapping in NH teen's case

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) - A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Father sentenced to 2 years in prison for son’s stabbing

A 56-year-old man accused of stabbing his son in a Saugus home five months ago has been sentenced to two years in state prison, a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said today.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: More riding LA trains than have tickets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles-area transit officials are trying to reconcile figures that show 40 percent more people are estimated to ride the county's trains than are counted scanning tickets at stations.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

REVERE, Mass. (AP) - A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Strike hits Gaza park, killing at least 10

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Gaza park was attacked Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, a Palestinian health official said. Israelis and the Palestinians traded blame for the strike.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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