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Archive By Author - Signal Staff


Angels suffer letdown loss to Marlins

ANAHEIM (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton upstaged Mike Trout with a three-run homer in the first regular-season showdown between two of baseball's brightest young stars, leading the Miami Marlins to a 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ventress receives letter of commendation from president

Jim Ventress, retired Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley leader for 37 years, received a commendation letter from President Barack Obama on Monday during a surprise ceremony at Santa Clarita City Hall.

August 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Emmy Awards draw Washington, Roberts, McConaughey

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kerry Washington, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey were among the final A-listers who showed up at the Emmy Awards red carpet Monday, each met by a phalanx of screaming fans and reporters.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita opens two new fields at Central Park

Santa Clarita Central Park is bigger and better than ever after the completion of Phase III of the Park's Master Plan. Today, the Santa Clarita City Council and Castaic Lake Water Agency's Board of Directors hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the project.

August 25, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rare rains, mud temporarily close Burning Man

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts are on the outside looking in after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.

August 25, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Time to renew your business commitments

In good times and more challenging times, owners have to stand for something.

August 25, 2014 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Guilty plea in California meat-recall case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's president has dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New 'Donate Life' license plates available

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 – Donate Life California announces the Pink Dot Plate featuring the pink "DONOR" dot is now called the Donate Life Plate and features the blue and green Donate Life logo, the national symbol for organ, eye and tissue donation. Reservations for this license plate are immediately available at www.DonateLifePlate.org.

August 25, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


AP Exclusive: Expert calls for nuke plant closure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bill to protect campus crime victims headed for governor's desk

SACRAMENTO, CA - A closely watched bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), which would ensure that crimes committed on college campuses are properly reported and investigated, passed the California Assembly Friday by a vote of 75-0. The legislation, AB 1433, would require colleges to report certain violent crimes (like sexual assault and hate crimes), occurring on or near campus, to local law enforcement, with the permission of the victim.

August 25, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Mike Gatto's office | Signal AP


UPDATE: Michael Brown's family says he was a 'gentle soul'

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Brown's relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a "gentle soul" with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day "the world would know his name."

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Soldier turns weapon on herself

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - A soldier with a gun inside a major command's headquarters turned the weapon on herself, causing an injury, but didn't wound any others as a heavily trafficked Virginia Army base temporarily went on lockdown Monday morning.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexican president starts California visit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is visiting California at the invitation of Gov. Jerry Brown.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Divers end search for swimmer

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Divers have ended a search in the waters off Dana Point for the body of a man who disappeared after going under a large wave.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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It’s time for alternative ideas in U.S. health care

When Obamacare was presented to me, I would have paid $900 a month to be insured, and this year I would have paid 15 percent more to be taken care of by my insurer.

November 24, 2014 | Anne Marie Whalley SCV Voices | Columnists


Lakers lead, then fall in overtime to Nuggets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wilson Chandler scored 19 points and Ty Lawson had 18 points and 16 assists, helping the Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 101-94 in overtime on Sunday night.

November 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC Insider: Early tests for Mustangs basketball

Reid Shackelford poured in a career-high 20 points and four teammates scored in double figures to lead The Master's College past La Sierra 84-74 Tuesday evening in the Inland Empire.

November 23, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Grizzlies rout Clippers 107-91, improve to 12-2

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Marc Gasol had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 107-91 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night.

November 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hyde scores go-ahead TD, lifts 49ers past Redskins

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco's first-team offense that had failed to convert a fourth-quarter touchdown all season finally did so when the 49ers' playoff hopes depended on it.

November 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Gilchrist's interception saves Chargers' 27-24 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The St. Louis Rams were 4 yards away from another upset when Marcus Gilchrist swooped in and saved the game for the San Diego Chargers.

November 23, 2014 | Signal Staff | Pro Sports News


'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million

NEW YORK (AP) - "Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the previous installments of "The Hunger Games," but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

November 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Evacuation lifted after Santa Paula explosion

SANTA PAULA (AP) - People driven from their homes in a rural section of Santa Paula last week after a truck at a waste treatment plant blew up have finally been allowed to return.

November 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Damage worse than thought from Japan quake

TOKYO (AP) - The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought.

November 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis canonized six new saints Sunday, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony in St. Peter's Square.

November 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise.

November 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Suicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people, officials said.

November 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

WASHINGTON (AP) - Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.

November 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Why your managers are disengaged

The Huffington Post recently issued an 'Infographic' entitled "13 Disturbing Facts About Employee Engagement."

November 23, 2014 | By Ken Keller BRAIN FOOD FOR BUSINESS OWNERS | Business Columns


Steve and Cokie Roberts: Taxes and trade are the test

The economic news from abroad is not good. Japan has plunged into a recession and Europe could soon follow.

November 23, 2014 | Steve and Cokie Roberts Commentary | Columnists


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