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Posted: May 4, 2009 6:22 p.m.
Updated: May 5, 2009 3:00 p.m.
A A A's development team has updated the main menu at to provide easier navigation and an improved experience for those who visit the Santa Clarita Valley's top news Web site.

The updates include moving links to the Local Columns, Local Business News and Business Columns, and Schools and kids' categories into the News section.

A direct link to Obituaries has been re-established, and a new Interactive link goes to multimedia on the site.

The new Marketplace section gathers special features including the Auto Directory, gas prices, 1/2-Price Fridays and more.

Located on just below the header banner, the thin blue navigation menu stretches horizontally across the page.

By placing a cursor over the section name, links to the categories assigned to that section will appear in a drop-down menu.'s new menu lineup is (top-level sections are in bold capital letters, and associated categories are in upper and lower case):


 * Local News
 * SCV Raw
 * Local Columns
 * A Closer Look
 * Local Business News
 * Local Business Columns
 * AP (Associated Press) Business Headlines
 * SCV Kids
 * Zone for Kids
 * High Schools
 * School Links
 * Photo Spotlight
 * Crime Watch
 * NIE
 * Archives
 * AP 
 * California Headlines
 * National Headlines
 * World Headlines
 * AP Technology Headlines

 * Prep Sports
 * Community/Youth Sports
 * Sports Commentary
 * Local College Sports
 * Pro Sports
 * AP College Basketball
 * AP NBA Headlines
 * AP Baseball Headlines
 * AP Nascar Coverage
 * AP Hockey Headlines
 * AP Tennis

 * SCV Lifestyle 
 * Healthy Living
 * Family
 * Home
 * Senior Living
 * About Town
 * Faith
 * On the Road
 * Anniversaries
 * Births
 * Engagements
 * Weddings
 * Announcements


 * Signal Editorials
 * Local Opinion Columnists
 * Letters to the Editor
 * Your Government
 * Reader Meter
 * Cartoons

 * Cover Story
 * Movies
 * Entertainment
 * News of the Weird
 * Local Movie Times
 * AP TV Headlines
 * AP Movie Headlines


 * 2008 "Best of..." Winners List
 * Video

 * Auto Directory
 * Gas Prices
 * 1/2 Price Fridays
 * Photo Reprints
 * Real Estate
 * Smart Source Coupons

 * Summer Meltdown Ultimate Giveaway
 * Health and Wellness Guide Survey 2009
 * March Madness Contest
 * Performing Arts Contests
 * Cutest Couples Contest
 * Baby of the Year 2009 Calendar Contest

 * About The Signal
 * FAQs
 * Staff Directory

"We hope these updates help our visitors find our site's content and special features more easily," said Stephen K. Peeples, Signal Online Editor. "We invite further input from our visitors and will continue to seek ways to make even easier and more intuitive to navigate."

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