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LACFD mobilizes to aid New Zealand earthquake victims

LOS ANGELES - California Task Force 2 (CA-TF2), Los Angeles County Fire Department's world-class Heavy Rescue Task Force, has been mobilized for deployment to New Zealand to help rescue and recover victims in Christchurch, the nation's second largest city of nearly 400,000 residents, following a powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake just before 1 p.m. local time that has killed 65 people.

February 22, 2011 | Source: Los Angeles County Fire Department | SCV Raw


Council mulls low-cost housing project

City officials hope to secure funding of a 35-home affordable housing project through budget maneuvering.

February 22, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Potential Whittaker-Bermite developers host open house

Representatives from Lewis Operating Corp. will host an open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Santa Clarita City Hall's Century Room to field community members' questions and concerns regarding future development plans for the Whittaker-Bermite property.

February 22, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cal Grant deadline nears

March 2 marks the deadline to apply for Cal Grants, a state program that provides financial aid to California college students. Students can receive up to $9,708 per year for school. Students must fill out and submit an application to be considered. For details, visit www.calgrants.org.

February 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Library to reopen today

Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library reopens today after almost a year of being closed for a remodel.

February 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTED: Traffic backed up on I-5 north

Traffic was slowed in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 through the Santa Clarita Valley on Monday as workers repaired a large sinkhole near Templin Highway, California Highway Patrol officials said.

February 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

Questers informational meeting

February 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Christy Smith: Let voters speak on revenue extensions

I have been a longtime opponent of the initiative process in California for myriad reasons, but at this critical time in our state's present and for our future, I find myself ardently in support of placing the revenue extension measure on the June ballot.

February 22, 2011 | By Christy Smith | Columnists


Lunetta conveniently forgot biggest lie of all

Steve Lunetta's Monday column ("Getting some truth out of the WOPER") on his newfangled WOPER machine was almost funny except he left out the biggest translation of political speech, and it was during the Republican presidency of George W. Bush.

February 22, 2011 | By Shari Sorbo Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Stevenson Ranch doesn’t need a library

Stevenson Ranch does not need a library. We do not need the increased noise and traffic a library would bring. People can certainly drive to the Valencia Library instead.

February 22, 2011 | By Elaine Chu Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Council mulls low-cost housing project

City officials hope to secure funding of a 35-home affordable housing project through budget maneuvering.

February 22, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Business education

Wednesday, Feb. 23

February 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Residents seek to preserve Placerita Canyon

Many Placerita Canyon property owners worry that their neighborhood's rural, equestrian character will be jeopardized by future developments.

February 22, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Service to valley, country

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies said so long, but not goodbye to longtime volunteer Ric Bisarra on Monday.

February 22, 2011 | By Elina Faskhutdinova For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Who is your favorite U.S. president?

First place

February 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Kid Zone


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Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors' willingness to die rather than renounce their faith two centuries ago was a model for Asian missionaries today.

August 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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