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Bill Kennedy: A study in futility

Eleven years. That is how long it has been since the William S. Hart Union High School District identified the need for a high school to serve Castaic, but construction has yet to begin.

May 28, 2010 | By Bill Kennedy | Columnists


Lack of empathy is a shame

Regarding "Misusing handicap placards" (May 13): There are many impairments that qualify a person for use of a handicap placard.

May 28, 2010 | Lisa Stevenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hate at UCSD

What is wrong with people?

May 28, 2010 | By Robert Kerman Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Sad, but not surprised

It was with great sadness that I read your article, "Mother shares son's heroin death to make others aware" (April 28). However, I was not surprised.

May 28, 2010 | Becky Smith Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Way to go, feds

So, Arizonans decided to do what the federal government failed to do - namely, secure the border and enforce federal laws - and the feds responded with a human rights mea culpa to China, denigration of a U.S. state and the repeated admission that they haven't even read the law in question.

May 28, 2010 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


CIF softball: Hart slows to a halt

CORONA - After threatening early, the Hart softball team was held to a single hit in the final four innings of a 3-0 loss to Corona in the CIF-Southern Section Division I quarterfinals on Thursday at Corona High School.

The Indians had baserunners in each of the first three innings, but couldn't to cash in on the opportunities.

May 28, 2010 | By Jeremy Balan For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


UPDATED: Saugus student fighting cancer stages 'Play it Forward' concert fundraiser

Saugus High School will host "Play it Forward," a benefit concert to raise money for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation's cancer research and support programs, at the Saugus High outdoor stage on Friday, May 28 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

May 27, 2010 | Source: Saugus High School | SCV Raw


Gulf leak eclipses Exxon Valdez as worst U.S. spill; attempt to plug leak stalls

ROBERT, La. (AP) -- As BP labored for a second day Thursday to choke off the leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, dire new government estimates showed the disaster has easily eclipsed the Exxon Valdez as the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.

May 27, 2010 | By Eric Bluestein and Ben Nuckols Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gulf spill surpasses Valdez; plug attempt going OK, BP says

COVINGTON, La. (AP) -- An untested procedure to plug the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico seemed to be working, officials said Thursday, but new estimates showed the spill has already surpassed the Exxon Valdez as the worst in U.S. history.

A team of scientists trying to determine how much oil has been flowing since the offshore rig Deepwater Horizon exploded April 20 and sank two days later found the rate was more than twice and possibly up to five times as high as previously thought.

May 27, 2010 | By Greg Bluestein and Seth Borenstein Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Models show ‘Green with Envy’

At Rituals Colour Salon in Valencia, the Aveda team knows environmental efforts should always be kept in fashion. In honor of Earth month, the salon held its second annual ECOuture Fashion Show "Green with Envy," to show "making a beautiful difference" through caring for the planet will always be in style.

May 27, 2010 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Randall D. Armour: Adding your kids to your house's title is a bad idea

Avoiding probate is one of the major reasons (and often the only reason) that my clients give for wanting to establish an estate plan.

May 27, 2010 | Randall D. Armour | Business Columns


Cam Noltemeyer: Neighborhoods at risk due to commercial ‘mansionization'

For some 30 years, McBean Parkway has offered an inviting tree-lined welcome into our city, helping to ensure Santa Clarita's long-held "Tree City" status. But apparently not for much longer.

May 27, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Sorry, Eisenberg

Sorry to break it to you Lois Eisenberg ("Good riddance to bad rubbish," May 14), but Rush Limbaugh is not moving to Costa Rica.

May 27, 2010 | By Wendy Mortenson Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Castaic Animal Shelter is open Sundays

I just wanted everyone to know the Castaic Animal Shelter is open on Sundays; the recording is incorrect.

May 27, 2010 | By Sharon Nersesian Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Boycott is a bad decision

The mayor of Los Angeles and his liberal colleagues are calling for an economic boycott of Arizona, which will hurt the legal citizens of this sister state, as well as the half-million illegal immigrants among them.

May 27, 2010 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Islamic authority: Extremists no 'Islamic State'

CAIRO (AP) - The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, launched an Internet-based campaign Sunday challenging an extremist group in Syria and Iraq by saying it should not be called an "Islamic State."

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man dies after being shot backstage at concert

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A 38-year-old man died Saturday after he was shot multiple times backstage during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley venue, authorities said.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man fatally struck by arrow in Southern California

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his brother's friend with a bow and arrow during a dispute at his Southern California home.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli airstrike levels 7-story building in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli airstrikes leveled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged a two-story shopping center early Sunday, signaling a new escalation in seven weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


David Hegg: It is what it is

Recently I read a study on English language clichés that named "it is what it is" as the most annoying.

August 24, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Will the bullies back off?

In response to the column "Superintendent bullying needs to be stopped" published in the Aug. 18 issue of The Signal: I've been wondering about the apparent persecution of the Albert Einstein Academy.

August 24, 2014 | Bob Comer Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Try sanity, and throw the bums out in November

I'd like to applaud The Signal's editorial board for the Aug. 10 editorial "It's time for new leadership." It was right on the money.

August 24, 2014 | Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The very real legacy of Connie-Worden Roberts

Having known Connie Worden-Roberts since the 1970s, I am still amazed at her involvement and accomplishments in our community on so many levels. We do owe her a lot.

August 24, 2014 | Glenda Johnson Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Families get out, get active at sports and health festival

Families tossed, paddled and climbed Saturday during the city of Santa Clarita's Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

August 23, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gonzo's 5 RBIs lead Dodgers over Mets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez tied a season best with five RBIs, including a go-ahead, three-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Mets 7-4 Saturday night.

August 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Angels lose to A's on a wild pitch

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics are hardly relishing being back in a first-place tie with the rival Los Angeles Angels.

August 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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

Five young women put a spin on the now-famous "ice bucket challenge" in honor of a longtime Santa Clarita resident who has suffered from ALS for 11 years.

August 23, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man fatally struck by arrow in Lancaster

LANCASTER (AP) - A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his brother's friend with a bow and arrow during a dispute at his Lancaster home.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Taps go dry in Porterville

ORTERVILLE (AP) - Hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California's extreme drought has dried up their individual wells, government officials and community groups said.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Officer critical in coma after gunfight

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A San Bernardino policeman remained in a medically induced coma Saturday after he was shot in the head by a man who was then killed by another officer in a shootout, police said.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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