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As heat rises, so do snakes

With school out and outdoor activities beckoning, Santa Clarita Valley residents may find unwelcome guests at their backyard barbecues or birthday parties in the park: rattlesnakes.

June 15, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News

SCV hosts Open Water Nationals

The locally-hosted Open Water National Championships concluded on Sunday at Castaic Lake.

June 15, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Sports Home

Spurs beat Heat to win 5th NBA title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - From their low moment in the NBA Finals, back to the top of the league.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News

UPDATE: California legislature approves $108 billion state budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Legislature on Sunday approved California's $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year, moving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline and adopting the highest general fund spending plan in state history.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP

Fires near Bakersfield threaten homes

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Federal fire officials accelerated their attack Sunday on a smoky wildfire that threatened more than 500 homes in central California as they raced to control the fast-moving blaze before hotter, drier weather sets in, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP

Kaymer closes out wire-to-wire US Open win

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The U.S. Open trophy Martin Kaymer won Sunday was all he needed to prove he was anything but a one-hit wonder in the majors, and that the two years he spent trying to build a complete game were worth all the doubt that followed him.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News

D-Backs power past sloppy Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt and Miguel Montero homered to help Bronson Arroyo win his third straight start and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 Sunday, preventing a three-game sweep.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News

Boy on Father's Day visit, 5 others, die in fire

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A teenager on a Father's Day visit to Newark to honor his deceased dad died, along with his mother and four others, when a fast-moving fire ripped through a three-story home early Sunday, authorities and the boy's grandmother said.

June 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP

Security beefed up at US embassy in Baghdad

WASHINGTON (AP) - Security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was strengthened and some staff members sent elsewhere as Iraq was shaken with instability, the State Department said Sunday.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

Explosions rock Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi police and hospital officials say a string of explosions in Baghdad has killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 30.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

Research shows why fathers are so important

With the arrival of Father's Day, it's nice to hear stories about fathers who are making a difference in their children's lives. But did you know that just having a father in your life makes a difference? It's true. There is a host of research showing the benefits fathers have on their children compared to children in father-absent homes. Unfortunately, having absent fathers is becoming a bigger and bigger trend in America. It's a trend that people are calling "Fatherless America."

June 15, 2014 | By Aaron Anderson FamilyShare | NEWS 4 U

8 ways to increase intimacy in 5 minutes or less

If your life moves at a frantic pace, you might not think you have enough time each day to connect with your spouse. You're wrong. Increasing intimacy can be done in just a few seconds. All it takes is effort. Skeptical? Here are 8 ways to feel closer to the one you love most in 5 minutes less.

June 15, 2014 | By Amy Peterson FamilyShare | Hot Topics

Ryan Seacrest issues statement on Casey Kasem

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ryan Seacrest says the death of his radio role model, Casey Kasem, is a loss for radio listeners worldwide.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

Rodents winning NY rat race, but humans fight back

NEW YORK (AP) - Ines Moore stirs awake nearly every night to an unmistakable, skin-crawling sound: rats skittering around her apartment in the dark.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

Pakistani army starts offensive against militants

ISLAMABAD (AP) - The Pakistani army said Sunday that it had launched a "comprehensive operation" against foreign and local militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border, hours after jets pounded militant hideouts in the country's northwest.

June 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

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Chargers take down champs

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Philip Rivers has been throwing passes to Antonio Gates for nine seasons now, so games like Sunday's are bound to happen.

September 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home

Hart High Class of 1964 to celebrate 50th anniversary

Hart High was the only high school in the Santa Clarita Valley in 1964, receiving students from as far north as Castaic and as far east as Sand Canyon, according to class of '64 alumnus Ron Boydston.

September 14, 2014 | By Robert Spallone For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News

SoCal fire 20 percent contained

SANTA ANA (AP) - A wildfire in Southern California was 20 percent contained on Sunday but more than 200 homes remained evacuated near the Cleveland National Forest, authorities said.

September 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP

Our View: A questionable arrangement

We are troubled by Dante Acosta's decision to go to work for state Sen. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, while also serving on the Santa Clarita City Council.

September 14, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials

'No Good Deed' defeats 'Guardians' at theaters

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters.

September 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

Slain UK hostage recalled as devoted to others

LONDON (AP) - British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family said Sunday as they grieved his death at the hands of Islamic State militants in Syria.

September 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

Greg Norman recovering from chain-saw accident

ATLANTA (AP) - Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor.

September 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

Miss America to buff Atlantic City's image

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - This struggling seaside gambling resort has been in the national news for all the wrong reasons lately: a rash of casino closings, thousands of unemployed workers, and a domestic violence case involving a former NFL star.

September 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.

September 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

Vallarta opening second SCV store

With some 44 stores already in its portfolio of family-owned grocery stores, Vallarta Supermarkets is readying to open its second grocery store in Santa Clarita, an executive with the company confirmed.

September 14, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News

New seafood restaurant opens

A new restaurant opened in the location of a former restaurant on Wayne Mills Place in Santa Clarita, off Magic Mountain Road.

September 14, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News

Ken Keller: One easy question

I've noticed that one of the qualities of top leaders is their ability to ask the right questions in the right manner at the right time.

September 14, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns

Dante Acosta and conflicts of interest

Dante Acosta appears to be a genius in the practice of double speak.

September 14, 2014 | Karla H. Edwards Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Putin is threat to the entire world

The Russian Federation is not a democracy. It is a dictatorship run by Vladimir Putin.

September 14, 2014 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor

David Hegg: Leaders who put their fingers in the wind

We've all heard of leaders who put their fingers in the wind to determine which way the political breeze is blowing before deciding what to do. And while this smacks of pragmatism, it also describes one theory of ethical behavior.

September 14, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists

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