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Reader Meter results, Aug. 14 - Aug. 20

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

August 20, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


U.S. dominates heats at Pan Pac swim meet

Irvine, Calif. - Michael Phelps has qualified fastest in the 100-meter butterfly heats at the Pan Pacific championships.

August 20, 2010 | Source: Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


UPDATED: McGrath Project plays 'For the Gulf' Sept. 10

Los Angeles-based independent record company GB Records will host "Concert For the Gulf" on Sept. 10 at the House of Blues New Orleans as a fundraiser to help clean up and restore the Gulf Coast after BP's massive oil spill.

August 20, 2010 | Source: GB Records | SCV Raw


Review: 'The Switch'

Not a single moment rings true in "The Switch," which is unfortunate because it's actually about a situation in which a lot of women find themselves.

August 20, 2010 | By Christy Lemire AP Movie Critic | Movies


Review: 'Nanny McPhee Returns'

The Nanny McPhee movies may be principally for kids, but make no mistake about it: They are, quite literally, a parent's dream.

August 20, 2010 | By Jake Coyle AP Entertainment Writer | Movies


Two Women on Wine: Central Coast wineries

In our last column, we encouraged you to plan a trip through California's lush wine country and we offered a few suggestions to enhance your experience. We paid particular attention to the northern wine country wineries of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

August 20, 2010 | By Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Music programs hit notes

The Music Makers Parent Teacher Association presented a $30,000 donation to the Newhall School District to benefit the district's music program.

August 20, 2010 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Samuel R.W. Price: U.S. Supreme Court year in review

Each June, the Supreme Court of the United States concludes its nine-month term by issuing a flurry of decision and orders, many of which will have a broad and lasting impact on the nation. This year was no exception.

August 20, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Local chiropractor earns postgraduate wellness certification

Dr. Roger De Sesa of De Sesa Chiropractic Clinic in Valencia has earned the status of certified chiropractic wellness practitioner. He successfully completed the postgraduate educational program and was recently awarded the certification by the International Chiropractors Association's Council on Wellness Science, after having completed the program's course work, met specific requirements and passed a comprehensive final examination.

August 20, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Paul Strickland: Save our seniors, Pt. 2

The opinions expressed herein are my own personal views. I am writing as a private citizen, and not as an appointed or elected official.

August 20, 2010 | Paul Strickland | Columnists


Selling fear as fact regarding Jerry Brown

Regarding "My money is on Meg Whitman for governor," (Aug. 15): Roger Gitlin appears to be Sean Hannity's clone, espousing opinion as fact, and then selling fear as fact. He apparently knows little about Jerry Brown, though he sounds like the expert.

August 20, 2010 | By David Berke Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Yellow traffic lights pose a collision danger

How many more car accidents and/or deaths must occur before our city traffic engineers realize how dangerous and confusing the yellow flashing arrows are at the Mall Entrance and Citrus Avenue intersections on Valencia Boulevard? |

August 20, 2010 | By Lynn Adamson Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Glad about the Prop. 8 ruling

Rejoice and pass my double nonfat latte, a judge, appointed by Ronald Reagan no less, listened carefully to the two sides presented in regard to Proposition 8 and overturned the results from one of the most expensive and ridiculous things (was it really a law?) ever put on a ballot.

August 20, 2010 | By Nancy Gauthier Valencia | Letters to the Editor


How about some good news?

I would love to see a page in The Signal titled "Good News Page." This page could be good things that have happened and positive things that happened; things that cheer us all up. Anything from what happened to your family dog, to how glad we all are that we finally made it home safely. A report about a Good Samaritan helping someone in need.

August 20, 2010 | By Bob Klar Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Lori Hanson: Why weight-loss surgery doesn’t work

Living in Southern California, it's hard to miss the constant TV ads and billboards promoting various forms of surgical "cures" for the battle of the bulge. This has become big business. From lap banks to gastric bypass, we are being enticed to believe that this type of surgery can be just what you need to solve your weight and health-related issues.

August 20, 2010 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


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Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Final deadline arrives for health exchange sign-up

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California home prices climb in March

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California's median home sale price hit $400,000 in March to set a fresh six-year high as tight supplies limited sales, a research firm said Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire destroys most of San Pedro Elks Lodge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say nobody was hurt in a fire that destroyed most of a Los Angeles-area Elks Lodge.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Voters say Congress doing lousy job

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new Field Poll shows that Californians are taking a dim view of a deeply divided Congress but have slightly warmer feelings toward their own representative.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 Things to Know about Tax Day

The deadline for filing taxes is midnight tonight. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lancaster man pleads not guilty in 2008 sword slaying

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend with a sword in front of her four children in Lancaster nearly six years ago.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gas smell prompts evacuation of Alhambra school

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have not found the source of a reported gas smell that prompted the evacuation of Alhambra High School.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man convicted in Hollywood stabbing of transients gets life

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

BOSTON (AP) - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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