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Red, white & green for Democrats in Denver

Media from all over the world descended upon Denver last weekend to kick off the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The media party was held at Elitch Gardens, an amusement park in the heart of Denver. The city may have been painted red, white and blue, but Denver was all about being green.

October 29, 2008 | By Debra Jones-Mazotti | Columnists


Cary Osborne writes an inspiring column

Just a note regarding Mr. Osbornes' column on JJ DiLuigi. It was nice to have Cary back, if only for one column.

October 29, 2008 | Bill Picketts Sr. Valencia | Letters to the Editor


SCAAN benefit month launches

It was a perfect day of wine, cheese and chocolates as Vino 100 and host committee launched a month-long fundraising campaign benefiting the Santa Clarita Autism Asperger Network on Aug.10. More than 50 guests came in support of the event hosted by state assemblyman Cameron Smyth and wife, Lena, city councilmember Laurie Ender and her husband, Chris, and Don and Cheri Fleming.

October 29, 2008 | By Teresa Todd For The Signal | About Town


Estate planning: Does it offer creditor protection?

One of the most common questions I am asked when meeting with a client to discuss estate planning is whether or not the estate plan will offer protection from creditors.

October 29, 2008 | By Randall D. Armour | Business Columns


Helping the less fortunate

My sister, Cathy Horton Bagnall, recently passed away after a long, stoic battle with Machado-Joseph Disease. Cathy, once active and vibrant, had been reduced by this inherited illness to a life defined by paralysis, wheelchairs and hospital beds.

October 28, 2008 | Gary Horton | Columnists


Local lotto winner still at large

The person who bought a winning lottery ticket at Mayer's Freeway Shell Station in Newhall hasn't claimed the $108,813 prize, a California Lottery spokesman said Tuesday.

October 28, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


When someone at the top gets it wrong

Years ago, I happened to be in the warehouse of the company where I worked. As the president of the company walked from his office to the offices on the other side of the building, I observed a low-level employee approach the president, and ask him if he could get a paycheck instead of taking the week's vacation he was scheduled to start in a couple of weeks. The employee said he needed the money more than he wanted the time off.

October 28, 2008 | Ken Keller Inside Business | Business Columns


Chamber takes position on three issues

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's board of directors announced that it has taken positions on three statewide and federal issues.

October 28, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Local resident to be honored

Ning Umandap, a Santa Clarita resident, will be honored on Oct. 10 at the 13th Annual Remarkable Women Awards Luncheon. Umandap will be named the Asian Women Entrepreneurs' 2008 Member of the Year for her efforts in leading local business, trade and civic organizations.

October 28, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Three chamber board of directors nominated

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's Nominating Committee has nominated Jay Harn, publisher of The Signal, Dana Cop, director of external affairs for AT&T, and Dena Maloney, founding dean for the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus, for the chamber's three open board of directors positions.

October 28, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Inaugural Brown Bag Lunch series

The Small Business Development Center Network, in partnership with the College of the Canyons Small Business Development Center, will host the inaugural Brown Bag Lunch featuring David Power of J.D. Power and Associates. The event, which will be broadcast online Sept. 25 at 1 p.m., will feature a discussion with Power about his business experience and he will also answer questions. To RSVP a spot, visit www.brownbagseries.com.

October 28, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Clearing up the Londoner situation

The Londoner pub in Canyon Country is known for being a community-oriented business. We have raised money and awareness for many local charities, including the Santa Clarita Domestic Violence Center, Yes I Can, and the American Cancer Society.

October 28, 2008 | By Lisa Prather The Londoner entertainment manager | Letters to the Editor


Hospital expansion: a contrast of two opinions

I was struck by the contrast of the two facing columns appearing on the front of the Opinion section in the Aug. 17 Signal.

October 28, 2008 | Tony Newhall Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Have pity on a mother’s mistake

This letter is another in response to The Signal's article on July 25, headlined "Family grapples with loss of toddler."

October 27, 2008 | Holi Lederer Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Bicycle patrols attempt to curb public nuisances

Bicycle patrols from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station netted 14 arrests Friday night in an effort to curb crimes typically seen as public nuisances, according to a sheriff's station news release.

October 27, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Pay inequality is not a myth of the liberal left

Leveling the playing field has been a struggle our country has mightily faced throughout history, but denying the existence of inequality creates an even larger hurdle.

April 20, 2014 | Robin Clough American Association of University Women | Letters to the Editor


Electronic billboards are digital distractions

One certainly wonders what the great minds behind the idea of electronic signs along the freeways running through Santa Clarita are thinking.

April 20, 2014 | Barbara Gassner Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Our View: Moving on after the election

This year's Santa Clarita City Council elections will give arm-chair experts lots to talk about after the voters returned both incumbents Laurene Weste and Marsha McLean to office and replaced Frank Ferry with Canyon Country businessman Dante Acosta.

April 20, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


David Hegg: The resurrection of Jesus is proof that God exists

Every year as the "spring break" scene is played out with unfettered passion on the beaches of Florida we are treated to news footage of college students throwing caution – and restraint – to the wind. For a week they act out their core ethic, that the best life is one without care or constraint.

April 20, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Every Little Bit Counts As Students Collect Pennies For Patients, Raising Nearly $2,000

In the world of giving every little bit counts, and a little can quickly add up to a lot, as learners at SCVi Charter School in Castaic recently discovered.

April 20, 2014 | By Carol Stevenson Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team.

April 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ethier's HR propels Dodgers over Diamondbacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dan Haren didn't let a little thing like a four-run inning discourage him. He had plenty of confidence in his teammates' ability to get him some runs, and they didn't disappoint him against a pitcher they'd never seen before.

April 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


City to seek grant for Sierra Highway-Golden Valley Road improvements

The state Department of Transportation is inviting cities and counties throughout California to submit projects to get people out of their cars and onto their bikes or their own two feet - and Santa Clarita is ready to comply.

April 19, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team.

April 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Santa Paula customers hit with expensive Del Taco bills

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) - What was supposed to be a cheap bite at Del Taco turned out to be small fortune for some customers.

April 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Eggstravaganza' draws crowd to Central Park

Hours of preparation came down to a 90-second mad dash during the annual "Eggstravaganza" Easter egg hunt Saturday at Central Park.

April 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


13th body pulled from Everest avalanche

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

April 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


National energy boom blurs political battle lines

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.

April 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sharing real Easter message with military servicemen

For men and women serving in the military, the small gift of a care package can mean the world.

April 19, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


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