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The real story behind the Kool-Aid

Regarding Lois Eisenberg's letter in the Dec. 14 edition ("Childish boys in the comment room"):

December 18, 2009 | By Vinton M. Lampton Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


McKeon rips House Dems on appropriations bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Monday, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, and 173 other House Republicans sent a letter urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats to produce a clean Defense Appropriations Conference Report that meets the needs of the American troops.

December 17, 2009 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


EarthCam announces 2009 top 25 webcams

New York -- EarthCam (EarthCam.com), the world's favorite webcam network and recognized international authority in the network camera industry, today announced its 11th annual list of the world's "25 Most Interesting Webcams."

December 17, 2009 | Source: EarthCam | SCV Raw


McKeon announces launch of new UAV Caucus Web site

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today unveiled a new and unprecedented Web site for the Congressional Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Caucus, which will serve as a primary source of information for members of Congress, stakeholders, and the public on the value of UAVs and up-to-the minute news surrounding the use and development of UAVs.

December 17, 2009 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Toastmasters gives tips on holiday toasts

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. -- When you deliver your holiday toast, what words will you say? What pithy wisdom, humorous thoughts or warm expressions will you share with family and friends?

December 17, 2009 | Source: Toastmasters International | SCV Raw


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society receives research challenge grant

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has recently received a research challenge grant.

December 17, 2009 | Source: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | SCV Raw


Chegg.com proposes to save students $1.6 billion

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In an open letter today to Governor Schwarzenegger and the leaders of all California universities based on their decision to increase student tuition fees next semester by 32 percent, Chegg.com Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board Osman Rashid outlined a compelling strategy designed to help relieve some of the newly-created financial burden placed upon next semester's higher education students in California. As part of his suggested program, Rashid said the state should form a partnership with Chegg.com in an effort to bring down the cost of textbooks for California's 3.2 million undergraduate ...

December 17, 2009 | Source: Chegg.com | SCV Raw


18th annual Principal for a Day set for Feb. 19

Reservations are currently available for parents, business executives and community leaders who would like to spend the morning with a superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal or assistant principal in the 18th Annual Principal for a Day sponsored by the SCV Education Foundation.

December 17, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


McKeon blasts $500 million price tag for new terrorist detention prison

WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) today criticized the Obama Administration's handling of the vital national security issues of closing Guantanamo Bay and transferring some of the terrorists held at the Cuban detention center to the United States.

December 17, 2009 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


SBDC receives three honors

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by the College of the Canyons was recently awarded with "Overall Highest Performer," "Highest Capital Infusion" and "Highest Extended Engagement Clients" honors at the annual Los Angeles Regional SBDC Award and Recognition Dinner.

December 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Winter wonderland at Power Chevrolet

Frolick in mounds of real snow as Power Chevrolet hosts a free winter wonderland on Sunday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to dusk. Hot cocoa and holiday treats will also be available.

December 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies search for alleged laptop thief

Deputies were searching Wednesday afternoon for a man who allegedly stole a laptop from a Starbucks in Saugus and fled, officials said.

December 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lynne Plambeck: Turn the global warming tide

It is a mystery to me why some people continue to deny the evidence of climate change. While climate and temperature variations may occur from year to year, or decade to decade, the frightening rise of CO2 in our atmosphere is simply undeniable.

December 17, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


To greener pastures

Kudos to all the compassionate people who shouldered the responsibility of taking on the animals from Six Flags Magic Mountain's defunct petting zoo.

December 17, 2009 | By Jennifer O’Connor, Animals in Entertainment campaign writer People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Norfolk, Va. | Letters to the Editor


Nathan Imhoff: Starbucks' save-the-world marketing scam

During a recent trip to a local Starbucks, I noticed a sign on the bulletin board that stated Starbucks has helped provide 6 million days of medicine for people with AIDS in Africa.

December 17, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


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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


Tammy Messina: Not a state problem

Three million dollars. It's a drop in the bucket for a $100-plus-billion budget.

August 29, 2014 | By Tammy Messina Right here, right now | Columnists


Foothill League predictions

The 2014 SCV High School Football Preview was so jam-packed we didn't have room for the Signal Staff's 2014 Foothill League predictions.

August 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


12 things worth waiting for

We love to wait.

August 28, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Charter school bill heads to governor

A bill from state Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, that would impose restrictions on charter schools seeking to locate outside the boundaries of the districts that charter them, is headed for the governor's desk, officials said Thursday.

August 28, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No Waste Management trash pickup on Labor Day

Waste Management will not collect trash on Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day.

August 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Metrolink changes schedule for Labor Day

Metrolink commuter trains will run to downtown Los Angeles on Labor Day, but not on their regular schedules, Metrolink officials announced this week.

August 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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