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UCLA football has high expectations

By Jon Stein

July 24, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Stanford not slighted by 2nd place pick

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Professor charged with taping students in bathroom

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An accounting professor has been charged with secretly taping students in his San Francisco apartment's bathroom.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff's Department: Beware of phone scam

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and threatening to arrest you for failing to appear for jury duty, hang up - it's a scam, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Balloon festival launches again in Santa Clara River Valley

It's "Up, up and away" time in Santa Paula this weekend as the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival launches with a "balloon glow," entertainment and other activities starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


LAPD investigates death of USC student

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for at least three suspects in the off-campus death of a USC graduate student from China.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police to pay $1.8M for Dorner manhunt shooting

TORRANCE (AP) - A surfer who was hurt when a Los Angeles-area police officer rammed and shot up his truck during the manhunt for cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner will receive $1.8 million to dismiss his federal lawsuit, police said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 women convicted of deadly nightclub beating

SANTA ANA (AP) - An Orange County jury has convicted two women of kicking to death a third woman during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant

LONG BEACH (AP) - Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.

July 24, 2014 | T | Signal AP


2 SCV youngsters win Youth Foundation-Sheriff’s Department essay contest

Two of the three winners of the Sheriff's Youth Foundation and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Youth Essay Contest were from the Santa Clarita Valley, officials announced this week.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Children’s Bureau seeks foster families, parents

The nonprofit Children's Bureau is inviting individuals and couples to become "resource families," caring for children during the reunification process with their parents.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Marriage, power and sex rule CW's 'Reign' season 2

SAN DIEGO (AP) - When The CW's "Reign" returns for its second season, we will see Mary, Queen of Scots, and the new King, Francis II, in the first year of marriage.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

MIAMI (AP) - Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

ATLANTA (AP) - New federal Ebola response squads - likened to public health SWAT teams - are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified, officials say.

October 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Scientists work to save endangered desert mammal

Amargosa voles, small rodents that inhabit rare marshes of the Mojave Desert, have faced dire circumstances in recent years. Loss of habitat, extreme drought and climate change brought this subspecies of the California vole to near extinction, leaving only a few hundred clinging to existence. It is now one of the most critically endangered mammals in North America. Its luck may be changing with the birth of the first set of pups from a new captive breeding program at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

October 23, 2014 | Source: California Department of Fish and Wildlife | Santa Clarita Valley News


Signal Measure S editorial failed to convince

It was a delight to have opposing views side by side on the same page Oct. 19: The Sunday Signal's Editorial Board view, "Vote 'yes' on Measure S," and William L. Blowers' "Why I'm voting 'no' on S."

October 23, 2014 | Veronica Pinckard Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Measure S a good deal for Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita is surrounded by gorgeous open spaces and is one of the most beautiful cities in California.

October 23, 2014 | Mark Hershey Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


White House fence jumper charged with assault

WASHINGTON (AP) - The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

October 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

October 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Q&A: Mick Jagger, the film producer, heads to work

NEW YORK (AP) - Song credits won't be the latest place to feature Mick Jagger's name. Instead, look to upcoming films and TV shows.

October 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gary Horton: America’s misplaced security

When I hold you in my arms

October 23, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Perry has hat trick, Ducks beat Sabres 4-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Corey Perry had his second hat trick of the season and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.

October 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Royals even up the World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.

October 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


West Ranch tennis' Waltereze is rising

Like most parents looking to buy some time to run errands or even just relax, Sylvia Watereze turned to the sporting world for twin siblings Quinterra and Quincy.

October 22, 2014 | By Brent Maranto Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Survival parenting

After my close call with lightning on a mountain climb this summer, my younger sister suggested I read one of her favorite books: "Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why," (W.W. Norton & Company, 2004) by Laurence Gonzales.

October 22, 2014 | By Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Hot Topics


Holiday lights going up in Newhall

In a sure sign that the holidays are fast approaching: Lights are once again going up in Newhall.

October 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said.

October 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita offers free oak trees to residents

The City of Santa Clarita is offering complimentary California native oak trees to residents in honor of the community's annual "Oaktober" celebration. Residents can contact the City through November 7, 2014 to order the free trees, which are exempt from the City's Oak Tree Preservation and Protection Ordinance.

October 22, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


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