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Explorer donates for at-risk kids

Santa Clarita-based Explorer Insurance Company recently donated $5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters, a youth-mentoring organization that matches community members with vulnerable children to create constructive relationships.

January 15, 2009 | Katie Wallace Signal Staff Writer | Local Business News


Now might be the best time to invest

With the real estate and stock markets in meltdown mode for the past year, there is real financial panic and despair permeating the air right now.

January 15, 2009 | D. Frank Norton It's Your Money | Business Columns


Important changes for annual tax returns

Editor's note: Second of three parts on new tax laws. Taxpayers and tax preparers will find significant changes when they fill out 2008 tax returns. Some of the changes are outlined below. For other parts of the series, visit www.the-signal.com

January 15, 2009 | For The Signal | Local Business News


Michelle Lovato: The tools of the trade

I see guy things - everywhere.

January 15, 2009 | By Michelle Lovato | Columnists


Smyth authors legislation to add Elsmere Canyon to Rim of the Valley Trail

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, introduced Assembly Bill 110 Tuesday, and the proposed legislation would allow the owner of Elsmere Canyon in Los Angeles to explore the possibility of adding it to the Rim of the Valley Trail.

January 14, 2009 | Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth | SCV Raw


Vikes bring it early and often

The Valencia girls soccer team opened Foothill League play with an emphatic statement Tuesday, storming into Saugus and scoring four goals before the first half was even 20 minutes old.

The Vikings ended up with a 4-2 victory.

January 14, 2009 | By Kevin Damore For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Schools must enforce rules

Bullying expert Derek Randel welcomes California Assembly Bill 86 but says school enforcement, not new legislation, is the answer.

January 14, 2009 | By Peter Depew For The Signal | SCV Schools


Gary Horton: Make your own news story that sticks

Razor blades hidden inside Halloween apples. Heart attack movie popcorn butter. Tina Fey spoofing Sarah Palin.

January 14, 2009 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


Happy about open spaces

As an avid hiker and sportsman, I am delighted to hear that the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 was introduced into the Senate recently ("Wilderness bill encourages locals," Jan. 8).

January 14, 2009 | By Nick Staves Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Thanks to ‘Buck’ McKeon

I just heard a new lands bill was submitted to the Senate ("Wilderness bill encourages locals," Jan. 8).

January 14, 2009 | By Claudia Ferranto Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 14, 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:

First Word

January 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kenneth W. Keller: Good employees are highly valuable

Jack Welch, the former head of GE, co-writes a weekly column for Business Week magazine. Sometimes the "Dear Abby" format is used, when someone sends in a question and Welch, together with his wife Suzy, provides answers and thought-provoking perspective.

January 14, 2009 | By Kenneth W. Keller | Business Columns


Your Community: Dates to watch, upcoming events

Saturday

January 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Teens explore theater at CalArts

This is the fourth year of the CalArts and Arroyo Seco Jr. High School Theater Games and Improvisation Project where both schools are given the opportunity to learn from one another through theater games and improv techniques.

January 13, 2009 | By Juliet Fine For The Signal | SCV Kids


Dems head to state convention

More than 80 Democrats living in the Santa Clarita, northern San Fernando and eastern Simi Valleys met on Saturday to elect 12 delegates for the California Democratic Party's Convention, which will be held April 24 through 26 in Sacramento.

January 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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The demons within

Although I was never a fan of Robin Williams, I am sad to hear that he has died - and from his own hand.

August 17, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Be cautious as kids go back to school

There is not enough emphasis on the safety factor of kids going back to school.

August 17, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


David Hegg: What writing really does

By my count, this column is #211. Two hundred eleven times I have put my thoughts into writing and offered them up to the public conversation and critique. I must admit, when I first suggested a column on ethics to the leadership of the Signal I never dreamed it would come to this. This column has become part of my weekly routine. More than that it has become a bit of a master. It has me under its thumb, always reminding me another 750 words will be required, and should make at least some sense.

August 17, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Our View: Connie Worden-Roberts

The Santa Clarita Valley lost an irreplaceable resource last week.

August 17, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Millions in tax credit even a score

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin Corp.

August 16, 2014 | By Signal Staff wire reports | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mattress triggers crash on 405 transition road

A mattress in the road triggered a traffic accident Saturday night at the northbound Interstate 5 Freeway connector road to the northbound 405 Freeway, the California Highway Patrol said.

August 16, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pujols, Kendrick homer in Angels win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - It took the Los Angeles Angels 4½ months to catch the Oakland Athletics and move into first place in the American League West.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Kershaw gives up 2 homers in loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On a night when Clayton Kershaw couldn't keep the ball in the ballpark, Milwaukee's Yovani Gallardo held the Los Angeles Dodgers in check and sent the major leagues' ERA leader to his first loss in over 2 1-2 months.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Nick Watney takes 1-stroke lead at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Not many players birdied the tricky final hole at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian aid convoy waiting for security guarantees

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) - Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures dragged on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Liberia expands Ebola treatment in capital

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian authorities expanded Ebola treatment centers in the capital Saturday to cope with increasing numbers of patients, while two more airlines announced they were halting flights to the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone amid the deepening crisis.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


One last stand for “Save Colossus!” group

On the last day that the iconic Colossus roller coaster is open to the public, members of the "Save Colossus!" group made one final attempt at preserving the 125-foot-tall wooden coaster.

August 16, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Williams' death

NEW YORK (AP) - Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Massacre' in Iraq as strikes hit near key dam

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Islamic extremists in Iraq killed 80 Yazidi men and abducted their wives and children, officials and eyewitnesses said Saturday, insisting the religious community is still at risk after a week of U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes on the militants.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Candlelight vigil marks Elvis' death in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Holding flickering candles, fans of Elvis Presley made a slow, nighttime walk past his gravesite at Graceland on Friday, marking the anniversary of his death 37 years ago.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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