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Angels lose on walk-off to White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) - Leury Garcia did all he could to stay ready, to be prepared when his chance came. When he got it, he sure did deliver.

July 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Santa Clarita releases ballot question on billboard ordinance

Santa Clarita city officials released the language of a ballot measure Wednesday regarding a controversial billboard deal that would take down dozens of billboards in the city in exchange for putting up three digital billboards off Santa Clarita Valley freeways.

July 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Northern California wildfire burns at 3,800 acres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say a raging wildfire in rural Northern California that has already spread over 5 square miles and forced the evacuation of 200 homes in Napa County is still growing.

July 02, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Review: Evolutionary advances in new smartwatches

NEW YORK (AP) - New Android wristwatches from Samsung and LG make a few evolutionary advances, though I won't be rushing out to buy either.

July 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA launches carbon satellite after 2009 failure

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming.

July 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Academy sues over auctioned Oscar statuette

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The organization that hosts the Academy Awards has sued over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of the film "My Gal Sal" and is seeking to buy back the statuette for a fraction of the nearly $80,000 it was sold for.

July 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Netflix adding over 60 titles in July

NETFLIXINGTON - After news that Netflix dropped more than 70 titles starting July 1, there's some good news as well. The streaming service is adding more than 60 new titles to their catalogue in July.

July 02, 2014 | John Clyde, KSL | Hot Topics


Police: Autistic boy, 11, kept in cage

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The parents of a severely autistic boy were arrested after investigators determined the 11-year-old had been kept in a large metal cage, possibly to control his violent outbursts, authorities said Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Forest officials: Consequences for use, possession of fireworks

ARCADIA, Calif. - Forest officials want to remind visitors that the possession or use of Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices including the "safe and sane" variety are prohibited on National Forest System lands year-round.

July 02, 2014 | Source: United States Forest Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Iraqi leader says Islamic state threatens region

BAGHDAD (AP) - An extremist group's declaration of an Islamic state in territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria poses a threat to the entire region, Iraq's prime minister warned Wednesday, saying that "no one in Iraq or any neighboring country will be safe from these plans."

July 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 tips on how to laugh through the hard times

Laughing is the farthest from our minds when things are not going good. We consume ourselves in sadness, tears and anger. Many of us wonder if we will ever catch a break from it all. But then we hear someone laugh or hear a joke that makes us laugh. Suddenly, we smile or chuckle. For that moment, we allowed the light to shine in on us.

July 02, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko, FamilyShare | Health News


3 tips for practical couponing

Have you ever watched TLC's show Extreme Couponing? In this reality show, coupon-crazed consumers hit the grocery store armed with stacks and stacks of high value coupons and leave with carts full of free food. It's easy to watch these shows and get discouraged. What type of person can devote hours and hours each week to finding coupons, clipping coupons and planning massive shopping trips? Besides, many coupons are for unhealthy, processed foods that won't do your family much good in the long run. Is couponing worth it?

July 02, 2014 | Heather Hale, FamilyShare | NEWS 4 U


'McHale's Navy' star Bob Hastings dies at age 89

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," has died. Bob Hastings was 89.

July 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, July 2, 2014

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July 02, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project Vista Del Lago Road to Kern County Line

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July 02, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Mayor of suburban Los Angeles city killed

BELL GARDENS (AP) - The mayor of a Los Angeles suburb was shot to death Tuesday during an argument with his wife, who was taken into custody, authorities said.

October 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gary Horton: You can save lives now in the SCV

I almost can't stand opening The Signal anymore out of empathy pain.

October 01, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


SCV goes international

Foreign investment into the United States is nothing new. Recent media coverage shows that such investments take many forms: purchases of hotels in Studio City, starting new high-rise construction in downtown L.A., gobbling up of homes in the San Gabriel Valley.

October 01, 2014 | By Holly Schroeder and Jia-Yi Cheng-Levine SCV Voices | Columnists


Salon signs new lease

A lease for the Gateway Village retail center on Newhall Ranch Road was completed for a tenant who is new to Santa Clarita, Salon Studios lll.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Joe Klocko: Get your manufacturing on

Manufacturing careers in California make up a large percentage of the jobs available in the state. In fact, the state is home to more than 11 percent of all manufacturing jobs in the entire Unites States.

October 01, 2014 | By Joe Klocko Business Matters | Business Columns


Entrepreuneurs: Apply for incubator

The city is calling for all creative technology-oriented startup companies for its new Small Business Incubator in Old Town Newhall.

October 01, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Fire danger rises in SCV

Temperatures will soar, relative humidity drop, and gusty northeast winds blow into the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas beginning today, National Weather Service forecasters warned as they issued a fire weather watch for the area.

October 01, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Royals rally for playoff win after James Shields pulled

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.

September 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill League tennis roundup: West Ranch takes care of business

Behind a sweep from its No. 2 doubles tandem of Yasmine Chinda and Hannah Yuster, West Ranch doubled-up Canyon 12-6 on Tuesday.

September 30, 2014 | By Brent Maranto Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man's suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

September 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

Michael Phelps' comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool.

September 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Hart hires first lacrosse head coach

More than two months after officially posting the position, Hart High School has chosen Tony Uebelhardt as the first boys lacrosse coach in the history of the program.

September 30, 2014 | By Brent Maranto Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.

September 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


1st Ebola case diagnosed in US

DALLAS (AP) - A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.

September 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


A look at California's landmark plastic bag ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as plastic bag makers vow to take their opposition to the ballot box.

September 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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