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Kaiser survey: Gulf oil spill worse than Katrina for area residents

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Five years after Hurricane Katrina, an increasing majority of the city's residents says the rebuilding process is going well, but substantial majorities still report that the city has not recovered and feel the nation has forgotten them, according to a new comprehensive survey of the lives and attitudes of New Orleans residents by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

August 16, 2010 | Source: Kaiser Family Foundation | SCV Raw


State releases STAR test data

The California Department of Education just released its annual STAR test results, which every public school student locally and across the state takes each year.

August 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deadline day for Bryce Harper

WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals and No. 1 overall draft pick Bryce Harper faced a deadline to get a deal done Monday.

August 16, 2010 | By The Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


'Do Something' calls for donations of school supplies

For the third annual National Staples/Do Something 101 School Supply Drive, DoSomething.org and Staples, together with actress and screenwriter Nikki Reed, encourage Santa Clarita teens to make a difference this summer by collecting school supplies and dropping them off at their local Staples store until Sept. 18.

August 16, 2010 | Source: Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley | SCV Raw


U.S. defeats France in exhibition game

NEW YORK - Even the old guy found something new in the young Americans' debut.

August 16, 2010 | By The Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Support on hand for special needs

The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area, SELPA, encourages parents or caregivers of special-needs children, from birth to age 22, to contact their local school district office for special education services.

August 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Spares, strikes, a good cause

Santa Clarita Lanes on Soledad Canyon Road boasted a small but dedicated group of approximately a dozen people Saturday, as the men and women of The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life showed up to raise money and awareness while engaging in friendly rounds of bowling.

August 16, 2010 | By Rory Kelly For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gay marriage is not OK

In response to David Warburton's letter, "Bravo to Judge Walker" (Aug. 8): I noticed you thanked God for Judge Vaughn Walker's decision on gay marriage. However, in His word, God is very clear about the establishment of marriage. So, I am confused about why you would be thanking God for this. God created man and woman to be partners to His glory.

August 16, 2010 | By Barbara McElmeel Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Estate tax is beneficial

While I believe we are overtaxed and need less government, I agree with Jim Amaral when he says that the estate tax benefits the regular folk ("How the estate tax benefits small businesses," Aug. 12).

August 16, 2010 | By Douglas Hammonds Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Monday, Aug. 16, 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.

August 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Talking about the times

"Bring your newspaper and your opinions!" read a flyer for the new Monday morning current-events discussion group at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, which takes place from 10-11 a.m. every Monday.

August 16, 2010 | By Keely Hopkins For The Signal | Senior Living


Senior Center Calendar

Senior Lunch Menu

August 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


Tire blowout backs up Interstate 5, sends 2 to hospital

The crash backed up traffic for several hours Sunday.

August 15, 2010 | By Rick McClure For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thompson-McKendall

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Thompson, of Santa Barbara, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank McKendall, of Stevenson Ranch, are pleased to announce the engagement of Evan Elizabeth Thompson and Ryan Joseph McKendall.

August 15, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


In the service

Drea L. Rewal

August 15, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


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Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) - Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California brush fire spurs 1,500-plus evacuations

GLENDORA (AP) - One of several wildfires burning across California prompted widespread evacuations Monday in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's top dollar store chains are betting big that their once-thriving business will make a comeback if they band together.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Charlie Vignola: Bye bye Benghazi

Here's a question: when politicians or public figures are dead wrong about a claim they've repeatedly made, what expectations does the public reasonably have to either an apology or even an acknowledgement that they were wrong in the first place?

August 19, 2014 | By Charlie Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


A threat to the First Amendment

During the Senate's brief pre-election legislative session in mid-September, Harry Reid, D-Nevada, intends to call up for a vote an amendment to the Unites States Constitution.

August 19, 2014 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Mindlessly speeding ahead with the bullet train

It never fails to amaze me how many major projects are approved with little or no awareness of the actual impact of the project.

August 19, 2014 | Valerie Thomas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Angels beat Red Sox to extend AL West lead

BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Jepsen hadn't earned a save in nearly two years. He certainly deserved this one, after a clutch strikeout of Boston bopper David Ortiz.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Sports Crazed: Fanatacism part of our culture

There are few singular moments that can send two groups of people at the same place spiraling into opposite extremes of the emotional spectrum.

August 18, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Los Angeles officer, suspect each shot after chase

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wild chase that began Monday with two men in an SUV firing on pursuing police ended several hours later with one suspect dead, another arrested, and a SWAT officer with a gunshot wound to the leg, Los Angeles authorities said.

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Santa Clarita to residents: Be our water police

The city of Santa Clarita is inviting residents to become its water police: to report when and where they spot broken city-owned sprinkler heads geysering water or other city watering systems wasting the precious liquid.

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


Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Ballmer debuts as LA Clippers owner

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Ballmer has introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego adopts $11.50 hourly minimum wage

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego City Council approved raising the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, overriding a mayoral veto and setting the stage for a possible challenge at the voting booth.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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