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Ferry to visit local Republicans

The Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of the California Republican Assembly will be welcoming Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the International House of Pancakes, 24737 Pico Canyon Road in Stevenson Ranch.

January 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Economic forecasts at VIA luncheon

Following one of the most devastating economic years in history, business and industry leaders are understandably concerned with forecasts for 2009.

January 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Board starts planning Castaic high school

Construction of a Castaic high school, which should reduce student loads at two other local high schools and give kids a shorter commute to school, should take one step closer to reality this month as district officials begin discussing how to spend bonds local voters passed in November.

January 13, 2009 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Israel and Gaza: Who's responsible?

Israel is justified in its attack against Hamas in Gaza. It is Hamas who is responsible for the violence.

January 13, 2009 | By Kevin Bell Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 13, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

January 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Leigh Hart: Resolutions and prayers for new year

New Year's resolutions and prayers for the future bring forth wishes for peace, prosperity, and happiness, but the reality of our world is such that hopes for a better tomorrow ring discordantly for millions of innocent people.

January 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Jim Lentini: Retirement planning challenges seniors

Today Americans are living longer and more vivacious lives.

January 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Friendly competition: Kids' basketball leagues

The city's park and recreation department organizes youth basketball leagues with 154 teams and 1,450 children between 5 and 15 years old, said recreation supervisor Rich Carr.

January 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Why the radio frequency vanished

I, too, miss the wonderful classical and bluegrass music from KCSN-FM (Letter to the editor "Vanished radio frequency," Jan. 6).

January 13, 2009 | By Sharon Devol Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


What is your favorite holiday tradition?

First place

January 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Kid Zone


In the service: Kimberly A. Peck

Kimberly A. Peck has been promoted to the rank of senior airman in the U.S. Air Force.

She is the daughter of Robin E. and Debbie A. Peck of Santa Clarita.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


In the service: Fadi R. Tami

Army Pvt. Fadi R. Tami has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


In the service: Eloy I. Sanchez

Marine Corps Pfc. Eloy I. Sanchez, son of Reyna Gonzaga of Newhall, recently completed the Marine Corps Enlisted Warehouse Basic Course.

During the course with Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools Training Command, Camp Lejeune, N. C, students are provided with a comprehensive theoretical and practical background in the performance and administration of duties as a warehouse clerk. Studies include storage and issue procedures, record keeping, inventory of materials, storing gear and running warehouse machinery such as a forklift.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


In the service: Francis L. Enriquez

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Francis L. Enriquez, son of Violeta and Namor Enriquez of Stevenson Ranch, recently was promoted to his current rank while serving with Patrol Squadron 45, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla.

Enriquez was promoted based on sustained superior job performance and proficiency in his designated specialty. Enriquez joined the Navy in August 2002.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


In the service: Anthony Schomaker

Navy Seaman Recruit Anthony P. Schomaker, son of Sherry L. Schomaker of West Covina, Calif. and David A. Schomaker of Valencia, Calif., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Schomaker completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) - Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

August 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

GENEVA (AP) - The U.N. health agency is urging Ebola-affected countries to start screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings.

August 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq says it seizes Mosul Dam; militants deny it

BAGHDAD (AP) - Backed by U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said, as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic complex.

August 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Campers flee from Southern California wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - A wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of 200 people from a campground and recreational areas.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police shooting draws protesters from near, far

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring communities and flown in from states hundreds of miles away. Some are young parents carrying infants. Others, college students. Retirees. Professionals taking a break from their jobs.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


County libraries to restore service hours

Beginning Sept. 2, the Los Angeles County public library system is restoring service hours at branches where they were cut in 2009-2010, officials announced.

August 18, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Beta marriages’ give institution a trial run

As divorce rates remain high and marriage rates low, some suggest rethinking the institution and proposing trial runs, which would allow spouses to end their marriage without a divorce after two years if they aren't satisfied.

August 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tommy Milone has tough start for Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Saugus High graduate Tommy Milone's second start with Minnesota fell apart in a hurry.

August 17, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Dodgers lose to complete Brewers' sweep

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers were trying to avoid getting swept in a three-game series for the first time this season. Dan Haren was attempting to win three consecutive starts for the first time in over a year.

August 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian government said Sunday.

August 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Liberia: Ebola spread fears rise as clinic looted

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses.

August 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a St. Louis suburb where a black, unarmed teen had been shot by a white police officer a week earlier.

August 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No charges to be filed against fake TSA agent

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed against a man accused of posing as a Transportation Security Administration agent and privately screening two women at the San Francisco International Airport.

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


Official: Amish girls sexually abused in abduction

CANTON, N.Y. (AP) - Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor said Saturday.

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


Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed "not a high-level of threat" after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

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


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