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Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees honored at convention

The Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees recently attended the US Jaycees National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana and earned three special awards.

The first award was "#1 Chapter in the USA," which they won for the fourth time in a row.

July 29, 2010 | Source: Troy Werner | SCV Raw


Smyth lauds delay of sewage rate hike vote

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) issued the following statement today after the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation Board delayed its vote on a potential sewage rate increase:

"I'm pleased that the members of the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation Board took the prudent step of delaying the vote until next spring. I disagree with those who say Santa Clarita should bear the entire burden of chloride removal, and Tuesday's decision to delay gives our community considerable time to continue making our argument.

July 29, 2010 | Source: Assemblyman Cameron Smyth California Assembly, 38th District | SCV Raw


McKeon rips 2011 tax increases

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) issued the following statement to highlight the intention of the Obama Administration and Speaker Nancy Pelosi to direct the largest tax increase in U.S. history on families and small businesses starting on Jan. 1, 2011:

"The Majority has been running up historic levels of spending and national debt, and to pay for it, is primed to raise taxes on hardworking American families and small businesses. The Democrats' tax increases will mean higher taxes for married couples and anyone paying income taxes, in addition to new, stricter mandates and increases on ...

July 29, 2010 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


They are not our friends

After reading a number of posts in The Signal, and seeing bumper stickers with any variation of "drill here, drill now," it is clear there is a basic misunderstanding about oil drilling.

July 29, 2010 | Gary Morrison Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Public art finalists, name for arts foundation chosen

The Santa Clarita Arts Commission selected three finalists for a new public art piece for the city's Aquatics Center.

The winning artist from the finalists, whose names have not been announced, will be determined at the Sept. 16 Arts Commission meeting.

July 29, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Wikileaks

July 29, 2010 | By David Fitzsimmons Arizona Daily Star | Editorial Cartoons


Raiders sign first-round pick Rolando McClain

Napa, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed first-round pick Rolando McClain to a contract late Wednesday night, hours before the start of their first training camp practice.

July 29, 2010 | By Josh Dubow AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Blood drive slated for Aug. 12

A blood drive is scheduled for Aug. 12 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia to help the Red Cross restock the life-saving fluid.

July 29, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Immunization event Aug. 11

The Northeast Valley Health Corporation will hold a free back-to-school immunization event from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 11.

July 29, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CSUN offers certificate program

From Sept. 1 through Dec. 22, the Tseng College at California State University, Northridge will offer a certificate program in mediation and conflict resolution. Class times are from 6-10 p.m. and most of the class will be taught online.

July 29, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


It’s only 60 feet

The Vasquez Canyon Road bridge (at Bouquet Canyon Road) is still not open after approximately 10 months of work. Perhaps some perspective is necessary.

July 29, 2010 | Joe Stark Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Utilize our natural resources

Some experts say that the BP oil spill is the result of militant environmentalists and their lackeys in Congress who have forced the oil companies to drill for oil miles offshore, in water that's a mile deep. They explain that there is no reason to drill in such risky waters when the largest oil reserve on the planet lies beneath federally owned land in the Rockies.

July 29, 2010 | Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Mosque would be a victory tribute

Regarding "New York mosque is insensitive," (July 24): The practitioners of Islam, for centuries, have constructed mosques at the site of their greatest victories on the battlefield and have devoted such places to the glory of Allah who has given them the victory.

July 29, 2010 | John Weaver Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Cops play cowboys in the SCV

It was a boot-scootin' evening full of line dancing, barbecue and hay bale steer roping when the Mid-Valley Community Police Council held its 13th annual Cops and Cowboys fundraiser at the rustic VFW Post 6885 in Canyon Country.

July 29, 2010 | By Annemarie Donkin For The Signal | About Town


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, July 29, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

July 29, 2010 | By Signal staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Live in the moment

As I unpacked my kids from the car for a fun afternoon at the park, I bathed them in sunblock and let them go. They ran, giggled and played in the afternoon sun as I chased them. My experience was the same as millions of mothers across the world. My kids called to me, showed me their tricks, and became very dirty very fast. I found myself looking around at the other mothers, their beautifully dressed and clean children then back to my messy, giggling brood. I became distracted from the great fun we were having. I had lost focus ...

April 15, 2014 | By Shannon Symonds & Erin Oscarson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Deputies hunt for man suspected in identity theft

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are hoping the public will help them identify an ATM thief with the release Tuesday of ATM photos taken of the suspect, a sheriff's spokesman said.

April 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


So. Cal. Edison plans hundreds of cuts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's largest utilities is poised to cut hundreds of jobs.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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