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California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Golden Valley levels Granada Hills

GRANADA HILLS - The Dan Kelley era at Golden Valley High School didn't get off to a good start; it got off to a great start, as the new-look Grizzlies began his coaching tenure with a 45-17 victory over Granada Hills Charter High School at John Elway Stadium on Friday night.

August 29, 2014 | By Brent Maranto For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Centurions slip up late to Simi Valley

The Saugus football team proved it can put up points in a hurry during its season opener against Simi Valley.

August 29, 2014 | By Paul Putignano For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Hart football stunned by Chino Hills in opener

CHINO HILLS - Hart fans certainly expected to see quarterback Brady White break school records this season.

August 29, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California appeals teacher tenure ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Injunction blocks L.A. marijuana market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV trains and buses to run Monday on reduced schedules

In observance of Labor Day, public school and public services such as U.S. mail and government and court offices will be shut down Monday.

August 29, 2014 | By Robert Spallone Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: 5 caretakers take ‘ice bucket challenge’ for man with ALS

Editor's note: The following story corrects an earlier version posted Aug. 23 that incorrectly said what the 'ice bucket challenge' money would be used for. All proceeds from the ice bucket challenge for Cary Dermer went to the ALS Association.

August 29, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Groundwater regulations headed to Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is on the verge of regulating groundwater for the first time under legislation headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


L.A.-area fire kills 2 elderly people, injures 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Seahawks, Eagles, Lions win the day

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Richard Sherman set up the only touchdown with another key defensive play in this heated rivalry, then made a second interception with the 49ers driving late, and the Seattle Seahawks ended a five-game losing streak on San Francisco's home field with a 19-3 win Thursday night.

November 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.

November 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


No. 22 UCLA falls to No. 5 North Carolina

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - UCLA's night could be summed up in one sequence.

November 27, 2014 | Associated Press | College Sports


Self-driving cars: safer, but what of their morals?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane.

November 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies, as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials.

November 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA (AP) - OPEC oil ministers decided Thursday to keep their production target at 30 million barrels a day, despite an oversupply of crude and plunging prices.

November 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ferguson fallout: Dozens arrested in Calif. unrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police in Oakland and Los Angeles arrested scores of demonstrators during a third night of unrest linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.

November 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Americans mark Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

NEW YORK (AP) - Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.

November 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.

November 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests made on 3rd night of Los Angeles protests

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police arrested dozens of demonstrators who refused to disperse Wednesday on the third night of protests over a decision not to bring criminal charges against Ferguson, Missouri policeman for killing a black man.

November 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Lunetta: Thankful we don’t live in Ferguson

If your day has started anything like ours, you are probably pulling out the turkey from the fridge, realizing that two days were not enough to thaw it to the core, and wondering if you can stuff a 22-pound bird into the microwave.

November 27, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


No man is above the law

I just read Charlie Vignola's column (Charlie Vignola: Bridging the gap on immigration, 820 words of cheerleading for Obama's illegal and unconstitutional seizure of power from Congress to make laws, and his refusal to follow his constitutionally defined duty under Article 2 that "the laws be faithfully executed" by refusing to enforce current immigration law, a big problem as noted even by noted (liberal) legal scholar Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University Law School (http://www.newsmax.com/US/executive-orders-amnesty-constitution/2014/11/14/id/607521/).

November 27, 2014 | Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Support efforts to block Cemex mine

I urge residents of the Santa Clarita Valley to support Sen. Barbara Boxer's latest bill that would cancel Cemex's contract to mine 56 million tons of sand and gravel from Soledad Canyon.

November 27, 2014 | Alana Franco Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Oklahoma tops No. 22 UCLA hoops

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Buddy Hield's morning itinerary included a solo trip to the beach, where he grabbed a seat on the sand and peered out toward the shimmering blue water that surrounds his homeland.

November 26, 2014 | Associated Press | College Sports


Car, bus collide in Newhall

One person complained of injuries and was transported to a local hospital Wednesday evening after a car collided with a City of Santa Clarita Transit bus, sheriff's officials said.

November 26, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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