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Wish doctor at your service

My wife, 5-year-old son and I passed a water fountain, and sure enough my boy wanted a coin so he could make a wish. This wasn't your typical fountain for wishing. It was a drinking fountain.

December 13, 2008 | By Michael Picarella | Columnists


The SawStop can help prevent accidents

Mr. Lamoureux:

December 13, 2008 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


Ditch the DMV

With California state government spending reportedly jumping some $20 billion in the past four years, Democrats in the Legislature are reportedly seeking to triple automobile registration fees that could cost $1,000 per family.

December 13, 2008 | By Ed Nemechek Adelanto | Letters to the Editor


Faith calendar

Evening of Christmas music

December 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Reader Meter results, Nov. 29-Dec. 12, 2008

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

The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 532 votes from Saturday afternoon, Nov. 29 through Friday night, Dec. 12, 2008.

December 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Deputies seek alleged robbers

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's station are seeking suspects in a reported armed robbery of a resident in the 23000 block of Fresca Drive in Saugus, according to Sgt. Derrick Valentine.

December 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Smart Growth will not ‘pursue litigation’ against hospital expansion

Leaders of Smart Growth SCV, which campaigned for modifications to the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital expansion plan, will not file a lawsuit over the plan's approval, they announced late Friday.

December 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bandit facing 16 months in prison

Dennis Franklin pleaded guilty to forgery and identity-theft charges in San Fernando Superior Court on Tuesday. Franklin's crime spree included eight victims and more than 20 banks between San Diego and Sacramento, according to a sheriff's statement.

December 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita's new mayor sworn in

City Clerk Sharon Dawson swears in Frank Ferry as Santa Clarita mayor for 2009 during a Santa Clarita City Council organizational meeting Tuesday. Councilwoman Laurene Weste was appointed mayor pro tem.

December 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Radon, C02 meters unneeded in most homes

Hello Robert,

December 12, 2008 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


‘Tis the season for diversity

As the change of seasons turns the nights chilly in the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita launches its "Season of Diversity" program, which runs through February.

December 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Strickland is the one

I just read that State Senate candidate Tony Strickland received the endorsement of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. The article included the California Chamber ratings for both Strickland and his opponent, Hannah-Beth Jackson. During their final year in the legislature, Strickland received a 100 percent rating from the chamber and Jackson had an abysmal 6.67 percent. At a time when local businesses struggle to survive and keep people employed, how can we afford to elect someone with such a poor record of supporting local businesses? We need someone who will put our state back on the right track and ...

December 12, 2008 | By Kimble Ouerbacker Ventura | Letters to the Editor


Skating around the truth

Young skateboarders of the Santa Clarita Valley have sparked the attention of a few local church members.

December 12, 2008 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Faith / Religion


The water’s fine

Cam Noltemeyer's "Environmentally Speaking" column in the Oct. 2 edition contained several inaccurate and misleading statements regarding the Santa Clarita Valley's water supply.

December 12, 2008 | By Dirk Marks Castaic lake Water Agency | Letters to the Editor


Unitarians donate to Genocide Library

Members of the Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley donated several hundred dollars to a Rwanda Genocide Library in Kigali, Rwanda, in September. The Interdisciplinary Genocide Studies Center in Rwanda launched an ambitious book donation drive to have 1,000 books on the shelves in time for the library's grand opening on April 1. Kathy Carbone, Performing Arts Librarian at California Institute of the Arts, informed the church about the library's needs during Sunday church services on Sept. 28. All proceeds collected that Sunday were donated to the center's efforts.

December 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


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AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Keyshawn Johnson arrested in domestic dispute

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says former NFL and Southern California receiver Keyshawn Johnson has been arrested after a report of a domestic dispute.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 21, 2014

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April 21, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


PG&E pleads not guilty in fatal pipeline blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Corralling the good in sibling rivalry while overcoming the aggravation

OLYMPIA, Wash. - David Simonsen wanted his teenage son to earn money, so he offered what he thought would be a tempting task: the chance to sell stuff on eBay.

April 21, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


COC Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast Briefing Scheduled for May 2

In an effort to help local business owners see their enterprises thrive and expand, Rick Hernandez, President, Syntesis Global, LLC will deliver the presentation "Growing Your Business in the 21st Century, A New Era" during the spring 2014 College of the Canyons Chancellor's Circle Breakfast Briefing.

April 21, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teen rides in wheel well of Hawaii jet

HONOLULU (AP) - Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

April 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


American wins Boston marathon

Meb Keflezighi of San Diego won the men's race in the Boston Marathon Monday, giving the city its long-hoped-for American champion a year after the bombings.

April 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Easter morning delivery for space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kings clobbered in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Fourth-liners Mike Brown and Raffi Torres scored second-period goals to spark a San Jose comeback and lead the Sharks to a 7-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Kings and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

April 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


TMC Insider: Baseball plays for a conference title

The Master's College baseball team looks to a strong regular season finish as it faces its final series before entering the postseason, while the women's track team posted quality marks over the weekend at the Soka Peace Invitational in Aliso Viejo.

April 20, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Puig powers Dodgers to series win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer and threw out a runner at second base, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Sunday.

April 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


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