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Lynne Plambeck: Water testing required to ensure safety

Starting in the 1930s, and continuing into the '70s, the area known as Whittaker-Bermite, in the center of our city, was a testing site for bombs and rockets for U.S. war efforts. These activities left both the soil and water on this 996-acre site contaminated with a variety of chemicals.

August 11, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


SCV Business Education: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Monday, Aug. 15

August 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Beazer Homes sees increase in home orders

Beazer Homes, with residential community developments in the Antelope Valley, reported results for the fiscal quarter ending June 30.

August 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Letter: Where’s the apology for Mercado-Fortine?

I have been waiting, but it hasn't appeared.

August 11, 2011 | By Michele Lecrivain Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Letter: There’s good reason why Texas is beating California

In the Aug. 6 opinion section, Mr. Warburton wrote, "Texas is the GOP run amok. ... I am proud of California's climate of regulation and taxation because it fosters so many good things for its citizens. ... I'll stay right here, where people are put (at least for the time being, Mr. Kennedy and those like him notwithstanding) ahead of profit."

August 11, 2011 | By Richard Bussell Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Fallen soldiers deserve more recognition, respect

I was extremely disappointed with the fact that The Signal relegated the tragic news story about the U.S. Army Chinook helicopter that was apparently shot down on Aug. 6 by the Taliban, killing 38, including 22 Navy SEALs from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden in May, to page five of Aug. 7's newspaper.

August 11, 2011 | By Dennis C. Bartash Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Cutting social benefits is not the answer for debt

There's a national conflict between corporate America and the working class: the quest for lower wages and more profits for shareholders versus a quest for living wages and a more sustainable society.

August 11, 2011 | By Gerald Staack Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Hoefflin gala offers Temptation

Michael Hoefflin was only 11 in 1996 when he died from brain cancer.

August 11, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | About Town


Painted Turtle Camp raises green

The "magic of camp" attracted patrons to a fabulous '50 beach party to support the Painted Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes.

August 11, 2011 | By Annemarie Donkin For The Signal | About Town


Henry Mayo contracted for Aetna

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital announced that, as of Aug. 1, it became a contracted hospital for all Aetna PPO and HMO members.

August 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Today in the SCV: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Blood drive

August 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Emotions of Sports 411 Page

From July 30 through Aug. 8, the Signal sports department published a series that focused on the emotions of sports.

August 10, 2011 | By Signal Sports Staff | Pro Sports News


Lifeguard sees Castaic Lake riches through lens

To the untrained eye, the shores of Castaic Lake may not seem to be teeming with wildlife as they bake under the summer sun.

August 10, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Auditions set for fall productions

The College of the Canyons theater department will hold three days of auditions this month for students and community members interested in joining the casts of two upcoming fall semester productions.

August 10, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City email updates available

Anyone interested in receiving a monthly email update from the mayor and city manager may do so with a click of the mouse.

August 10, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California appeals teacher tenure ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Injunction blocks L.A. marijuana market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV trains and buses to run Monday on reduced schedules

In observance of Labor Day, public school and public services such as U.S. mail and government and court offices will be shut down Monday.

August 29, 2014 | By Robert Spallone Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: 5 caretakers take ‘ice bucket challenge’ for man with ALS

Editor's note: The following story corrects an earlier version posted Aug. 23 that incorrectly said what the 'ice bucket challenge' money would be used for. All proceeds from the ice bucket challenge for Cary Dermer went to the ALS Association.

August 29, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Groundwater regulations headed to Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is on the verge of regulating groundwater for the first time under legislation headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


L.A.-area fire kills 2 elderly people, injures 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, August 29, 2014

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August 29, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


2 California counties ask to form separate state

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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