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Income taxes entwined with nation's long history

"No taxation without representation" was the cry of American colonialists between 1763 and 1776. The phrase, which was coined by Rev. Jonathan Mayhew in a 1750 sermon in Boston, is symbolic of what many Americans are often taught in history books - that the United States of America was founded on protesting taxes (among other issues).

Yet taxes have been an American mainstay in some form or fashion, whether it was on the federal, state or local level. Popular protests such as the Boston Tea Party aside, there was also some justification for assessing taxes on American citizens. One such example ...

June 14, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fundraiser aims to find new land for center

Standing in front of the hundreds of curious visitors on the warm Saturday morning, Alan Mootnick talked about what he knows best: apes.

As gibbons swung from the dangling ropes in their cages, Mootnick explained the small lesser apes' diet, as well as the increasing threats to the gibbons and how his conservation center has contributed to the survival of the endangered primate.

June 14, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies arrest four for stealing catalytic converters

Two men and two women were arrested in Val Verde Friday in connection with allegedly stealing four catalytic converters from vehicles.

Miguel Haro, 29, of Los Angeles; Courtney Dominish, 27, of Hawthorne; Manuel Chavez, 31, of South Gate and Patricia Medina, 33, of Huntington Park were arrested and booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on a felony charge of grand theft, according to a sheriff's report.

June 13, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CalArts invites public to attend Open Studios

Santa Clarita Valley residents have a chance to peek inside the creative mind this weekend.

Those interested in taking a look at what the artists studying at CalArts are working on will have the chance to visit the artists' studios on Sunday.

June 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Signal news briefs

I-5 collision backs traffic for hours

June 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


High-school student spends spring break restoring mural

A Saugus High School freshman spent part of her spring break helping to restore a 30-year-old patriotic mural at Friendly Valley to its previous splendor.

Shannon Hoofman, 15, found out about the project from her grandmother who lives at Friendly Valley and is a member of the golf club. The mural is located at the end of the golf course parking lot at the Newhall senior community.

June 13, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia shooting under investigation

A man and woman are in the hospital after sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic violence call and found the man with a gunshot wound to the shoulder and the woman with head injuries.

June 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon urges seniors to file for stimulus check

U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon is encouraging senior citizens to file income tax forms so they can be eligible to receive an economic stimulus check from the federal government.

Seniors who do not normally file a federal tax return must fill out the two-page 1040A form to receive a check from the IRS.

June 13, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Single Mothers Outreach on the mend

After closing its doors for three months, the struggling Single Mothers Outreach charity is slowly getting back on its feet, board president DaAnne Smith announced this week.

The charity, which has a client list of more than 1,000 Santa Clarita single mothers, laid off all paid staff and suspended services in late October to restructure its finances and leadership. The group was able to resume limited services in February and provide services for 43 of their clients by the end of March, according to Smith's quarterly report.

June 13, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brush fire in Valencia

Firefighters made quick work of a fire that scorched two acres in the wash near the intersection of Creekside Road and Town Center Drive Saturday night.

June 13, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Final election results delayed to Wednesday

The final results of Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council election will most likely not be released until this Wednesday, according to City Clerk Sharon Dawson.

About 1,000 ballots still need to be verified and each ballot contains up to two votes.

June 13, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ten-year-old raises funds for child in need

Ten-year-old Ashton Hoffman, winner of the Little Miss Queen Valencia pageant, is helping raise funds for a child in need.

June 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local news briefs

County hosts E-waste collection

June 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local gas prices break $4 mark

Gasoline prices in the Santa Clarita Valley broke the $4-a-gallon mark Thursday, and a local analyst says he sees no end to skyrocketing prices.

The price for premium stood at $4.05 a gallon at the Chevron station at Magic Mountain Parkway and The Old Road, according to a survey conducted Thursday morning by Randy Cressall, owner of Valencia Auto Spa.

June 12, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Girls take a swing around the field

School was out this week for spring break, but the softball field at Saugus High School was full of activity Thursday as the softball team shared its skills with younger girls from the community.

"It's a fundraiser, but it's also just to expose the youth in the community to Saugus Softball," Saugus Softball Coach Julie Watson said of the daylong softball clinic. "I think it's fun for the younger girls to meet the current players."

June 12, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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16 candidates line up for open Saugus board seat

Sixteen candidates will be interviewed Friday to determine who will fill the vacant seat on the Saugus Union School District board.

July 16, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fillmore & Western trains to run ... at least a little longer

Fillmore and Western Railway's tourist trains can continuing rolling on the Santa Paula Branch line for at least the next few months, a judge ruled Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Car slams through plate-glass window at Canyon Country library

A woman was sent to the hospital after her car crashed through a plate-glass window Wednesday morning at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library.

July 16, 2014 | By Austin Dave and Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Slightly cooler week for SCV

Highs Tuesday reached 91 degrees in Canyon Country and 89 degrees in Saugus.

July 16, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Report released for Powerhouse Fire

A damaged insulator and visible signs of arcing on a power line conductor found near where the Powerhouse Fire started are among the reasons the blaze was determined to be caused by power lines, according to a report released Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested in burglary, burglary attempt in Fair Oaks Ranch

A 22-year-old Canyon Country man out on bail after being charged with burglary and assault with a deadly weapon last month was arrested Tuesday for burglary and attempted burglary, a sheriff's official said.

July 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Captain to business: Beware cyber crime

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's Capt. Roosevelt Johnson told local business leaders Tuesday he wants to have one of his investigators give them a training session on cyber crime.

July 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


County supervisors adopt Laura’s law

County supervisors voted Tuesday to implement Laura's Law - a law that allows counties to pursue court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment for individuals suffering from mental illnesses.

July 15, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


No criminal charges in May 31 SCV traffic collision

No criminal charges are expected in a single-car crash last May that left five teenage girls injured, one seriously, according to a traffic collision investigator with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

July 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall man arrested on sex charge

A 22-year-old Newhall man has been arrested on suspicion he sent "harmful matter" to a minor, according to a detective with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

July 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Overturned vehicle temporarily blocks lanes on Interstate 5

An overturned vehicle temporarily blocked northbound lanes on Interstate 5 near Lyons Avenue shortly after noon, casuing traffic to back up to Highway 14 for a time, according to reports from the California Highway Patrol.

July 15, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Same-party November battles set in Calif.

Voters can forget the traditional Republican-Democratic match-ups in at least seven California congressional districts come November - including the one representing the Santa Clarita Valley.

July 15, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


A new way to get to and from Dodger Stadium

Traversing the 35 miles from the Santa Clarita Valley to Dodger Stadium, and back again, can be a challenge.

July 15, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Landscaping workers douse suspected arson fire

A landscaping crew extinguished what authorities believe was a deliberately set brush fire near an apartment building in Canyon Country on Monday, preventing its spread up a dry canyon, a fire official said.

July 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Local student takes first place in congressional art competition

Golden Valley High School student Jennifer Kong was awarded first place for her entry in the "Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery."

July 14, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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