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Steve Lunetta: Dems begin to see light on education

One of my yearly duties during the holidays is helping my uncle put up his Christmas lights. It usually takes us 10 minutes to get the lights out, one hour to get the ball of lights untangled, another hour to hunt down the defective bulbs, and two hours to put them on the house.

December 20, 2010 | By Steve Lunetta | Columnists


David Hegg: When it comes to ‘war,’ Christmas already won

When syndicated columnist John Crisp attempts to pick a fight over Christmas and its status among Americans, he isn't wrong, he just isn't right. And that is often the case when arguments are seated on foundations that are historically faulty.

December 19, 2010 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Stan Fix: Is there a ‘Christmas War’? I say ‘Bah! Humbug!’

Some believe there is an effort to do away with the religious side of Christmas. "Bah!"

December 19, 2010 | By Stan Fix | Columnists


Plastic-bag ban just another money-grab

I have been watching with growing interest the public discussion between letter writers Howard Barr and Brian Baker.

December 19, 2010 | By Andrew Edward Briseno Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Tim Myers: Get well soon, Frank Ferry

Frank Ferry, Santa Clarita City Council member and principal of Bishop Alemany High School, currently resides at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills battling a septic condition brought on by an outpatient procedure after Thanksgiving.

December 19, 2010 | By Tim Myers | Columnists


Ken Keller: Twenty-five ways to be a better owner

The final print issue of US News & World Report magazine cover story was "50 Ways to Improve Your Life in 2011." The subjects included stories with suggestions on personal health, money, career, mind and the world.

December 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Local library doesn’t include all our citizens

If citizens of Santa Clarita pay taxes to use "their library," where will citizens of Stevenson Ranch, Castaic, Agua Dulce, etc. go to find "their library"?

December 19, 2010 | By Don Gately | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010

Santa Clarita Street Fair

December 19, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sierra Hillbillies celebrate 43 years

The Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club recently celebrated 43 years of teaching, dancing and promoting the American folkdance in the Santa Clarita Valley.

December 19, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


In the service - Benjamin Cather IV

Benjamin "Benny" L. Cather IV was "Winged" Oct. 22 at McCain Field, Training Air Wing One, Meridan, Missisppi.

December 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Announcements


Wedding: Kopanski-Brandt

Brooke Adrienne Kopanski and Robert Kyle Brandt were joined in marraige on September 18, 2010 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla. The couple were wed in a double ring ceremony presided over by the Hon. James B. Copelan, the father of the bride.

December 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Weddings


Quilts for homeless

Yvonne Penny, a community service volunteer, stands near the result of a drive by the Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild members to make and donate quilts to the homeless served by the charity Under the Bridges. Penny provided her home as a workplace where the recent batch of 14 quilts and dozens of personal sized pillows were completed. "It is such a wonderful feeling to work on something like this knowing it will make someone's life better," Penny said. This is an ongoing project of the guild, and more quilts will be made for distribution. The Santa Clarita Valley ...

December 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Our View: Cut bureaucracy to fix schools

Today, The Signal wraps up its series "Report Card on SCV Education" with a gaze into a crystal ball, so to speak - a glimpse into the directions in which public education is heading in the Santa Clarita Valley and in the rest of California.

December 19, 2010 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


David Hegg: This season, peace and goodwill toward all

While the season of Christmas is enjoyed by many, I also recognize that in our pluralistic society, not all celebrate the birth of Christ.

December 19, 2010 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Healing hands lend help in Haiti

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December 19, 2010 | By Elina Faskhutdinova For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Cary Quashen: Teens need to say ‘no’ to alcohol

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Help For Today, Hope For Tomorrow."

April 15, 2014 | By Cary Quashen SCV Voices | Columnists


Kevin Buck: November mid-term elections

I consider every election an important election. Presidential elections deservedly get a lot of attention, but presidents can only do so much on their own, despite the opposition wailing and whining otherwise.

April 15, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


Angels ousted in 9th inning

ANAHEIM (AP) - Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lakers snap skid with win over Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Nick Young scored a season-high 41 points and helped the Los Angeles Lakers snap a seven-game losing streak with a 119-104 victory against the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Opponents of billboard deal launch referendum drive

Opponents of the City Council's vote to locate three electronic billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing aging billboards on city thoroughfares have launched a drive to get the decision reversed.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn and Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nearly 1,000 more ballots to be counted Tuesday

Nearly 1,000 more ballots for the Santa Clarita City Council election held last Tuesday will be counted this Tuesday - and they are expected to determine the council's newest member.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'You can't handle the truth': 96 percent of Americans admit to lying

As Lance Armstrong stood on the podium after winning his seventh Tour de France title in 2005, he was exultant.

April 14, 2014 | By Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Hot Topics


5 Steps to picking kid-friendly pets at any age

Getting your child's first pet is a momentous occasion. Even if your toddler grew up with the family cat or dog, having his very own pet is a rite of passage. So how can your family make the best decision for a mini addition while considering the safety and responsibility of every member of the household?

April 14, 2014 | By Georgia Lee FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2014 expected to be a good year for remodeling

With housing prices remaining steady, interest rates low and contractors back in full swing, this is a prime time for home remodeling.

April 14, 2014 | By Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

NEW YORK (AP) - The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Michael Jackson's mom should pay costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has indicated that Michael Jackson's mother should pay the promoter of her son's ill-fated comeback concerts more than $800,000 in costs associated with her failed negligent hiring lawsuit.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 14, 2014

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April 14, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers in restive east

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and a small airport.

April 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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