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Know your building's roof, or pay the price

A cursory review of media reports nationwide in recent months revealed an alarming number of instances of costly damages to buildings due to negligence or procrastination with roof repairs. Consider:

December 04, 2008 | By Rod Menzel | Business Columns


It was a day for swapping stories

Eighth-grade teacher Connie Howard gave her students something to think about this semester as she and several other teachers at Placerita Junior High and Old Orchard Elementary schools combined to teach interactive creative writing to more than 100 students.

December 04, 2008 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local execs thrown in the slammer - for good

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station assisted in "arresting" more than 40 local business executives Wednesday to raise money for the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

December 04, 2008 | By Katie Wallace Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pet photos with Santa Claus

The Pet Assistance Foundation will offer pet photos with Santa to benefit low-cost spay and neutering from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pet Stop, at 16522 Soledad Canyon Road. On Dec. 13, the foundation will be at Pet Supply from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 26831 Bouquet Canyon Road. Photo packages start at $10. For more information call (661) 260-3140.

December 04, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free screening of 'Stalking Santa' in Newhall

The fourth annual Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival will host an encore presentation of "Stalking Santa," the 2007 festival's winner of "Best Film" and "Best Screenplay," just in time for the holidays. The complimentary screening will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main Street, Newhall and will include a meet and greet with writer and costar Daryn Tufts. Seating for "Stalking Santa" is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

December 04, 2008 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Orthopedic practice slated for Valencia

Commercial Real Estate firm CB Richard Ellis announced Wednesday that the Southern California Orthopedic Institute, one of the largest private orthopedic practices on the West Coast, will occupy 23,329 square feet at the Bridgeport Marketplace, a 170,000 square foot mixed-use development at the intersection of McBean Parkway and Newhall Ranch Road.

December 04, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Alternate escape routes out of our valley

There we were again, completely cut off from going south on the Interstate 5 and Highway 14 freeways and side roads due to a closure because of a fire. And who can forget the same scenario during the 1994 earthquake?

December 04, 2008 | By Dick Shaw Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Prop. 8 versus the civil rights movement

Proposition 8 opponents are demanding justice, saying that this proposition is discrimination like Loving vs. Virginia. Not so.

December 04, 2008 | By Taylor Jones Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


‘Boy, howdy,’ he’s back!

Boy, howdy. As a loyal John Boston reader, I'm so glad you're back. You can say "boy, howdy" 'til the cows come home.

December 04, 2008 | By Jim McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Welcome back!

As an adoring fan, I just had to say, "Welcome back, John Boston!"

December 04, 2008 | By Jami Kennedy Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Food for thought over the holidays

As we gather with friends and families over the holidays to enjoy the abundance and variety of food our country offers, perhaps we might want to give some thought to how that food is produced.

December 04, 2008 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


Golden Valley picks up rebound

After struggling in its opener, Golden Valley responded the way it hopes to bounce back the entire season.

December 04, 2008 | By Joey Gulino Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


The heart and soul

I am so happy John Boston is back.

December 04, 2008 | By Nancy Neill Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Toughness tested early

The Saugus girls basketball team is well aware of how physical things can get in the Foothill League.

December 04, 2008 | By Joey Gulino Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


‘It’s like rain on your wedding day’

Regarding Karla Edwards' letter, "Isn't it ironic?" (Nov. 22), I agree!

December 04, 2008 | By VaNile Risser Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


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Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmaker wants criminal probe into new Bay Bridge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola

BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Radcliffe goes undercover as Spidey at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) - That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fires near vineyards, Yosemite park threaten homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of homes, while a new blaze prompted evacuation of a community in Yosemite National Park.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Del Mar to move 2 turf races after horse deaths

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses, including two Saturday, since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ken Keller: Too many wear crowns

One of the key research findings outlined in Keith McFarland's book "The Breakthrough Company" is that there should only be one crown worn in every organization.

July 27, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


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