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Poll: Many still struggle to pay health premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most people who signed up under President Barack Obama's health care law rate their new insurance highly, but a substantial number are struggling with the cost, according to a poll released Thursday.

June 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Presbyterian assembly: Gay marriage is Christian

DETROIT (AP) - The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by large margins Thursday to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman."

June 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


US turns attention to game vs Portugal

SAO PAULO (AP) - After arriving back at their rooms at 4:45 a.m., victorious American players skipped breakfast Tuesday, slept late, went for medical tests and turned their attention to Portugal.

June 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


US revamps screening of migrant kid sponsors

SANTA ANA (AP) - The federal government has resumed checking the fingerprints of people other than parents who step forward to care for migrant children detained at the border amid concern by immigrant advocates that skipping the screening could put children at risk.

June 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prolific songwriter dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," ''(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," ''Up on the Roof" and "The Loco-Motion," died early Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75.

June 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kershaw's gem special for Ellis too

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seeing his best friend only one out away from pitching a no-hitter, A.J. Ellis got a bit teary eyed.

June 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Swisher's grand slam sinks LA in 10th

CLEVELAND (AP) - Nick Swisher was having a bad day. One swing changed it.

June 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


SCV Sheriff’s Station continues crackdown on Canyon Country bike path crime

Local sheriff's deputies expect to arrest at least four more people as they continue their investigation into robberies reported on bike paths in Canyon Country, a deputy said Thursday.

June 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Firm threatens more SCV lawsuits over elections

The law firm that sued three Santa Clarita Valley government agencies over their election systems has threatened to also sue four local school districts unless they change their at-large balloting systems.

June 19, 2014 | By Luke Money and Jim Holt Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


NCAA president: Pay could destroy college sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - NCAA President Mark Emmert stuck to his contention that amateurism is the core of college athletics, saying any effort to pay players would destroy a framework that has been in place for more than a century and cause many schools to either abandon sports or refuse to play other schools that do pay.

June 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study finds blackbird decline in California

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A blackbird species found mostly in the Central Valley of California has experienced a major decline in its population over the past several years due in part to farming practices, researchers say.

June 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, June 19, 2014

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June 19, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Alleged Calif. hitman pleads guilty in Ala. case

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A man who claims to be a contract killer for multiple drug cartels in Mexico and admitted to killing dozens of people in several states pleaded guilty Thursday to murder in Alabama and was sentenced to serve 50 years in prison.

June 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hart district names five new assistant principals

The William S. Hart Union High School District filled a handful of assistant principal positions at district schools this week.

June 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wilk’s Bill Providing Transparency to the State Water Resources Control Board Passes Committee

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday Assemblyman Scott Wilk's, R- Santa Clarita, bill requiring all external scientific peer reviews conducted by state and regional boards to be posted on the State Water Resource Control Boards website, passed the Senate Environmental Quality committee with a 7-0 vote.

June 19, 2014 | Source: officce of Assemblyman Scott Wilk | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Articles By Author - Signal Staff


Ensuring equal opportunity, not equal outcomes

Jonathan Kraut's polemic on Tuesday's Opinion page needs a rebuttal.

September 18, 2014 | Albert Bigelow Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The biggest water-wasters are in government

Twice on recent Saturday nights around midnight, I had occasion to be in the area of Golden Valley High School.

September 18, 2014 | Henry Miller Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Joan Rivers cartoon point-counterpoint

This is in response to the letters to the editor from Stella Pilarski and Eugene Taylor ("Cartoon was disrespectful," "Despicable cartoon," Sept. 12 issue of The Signal).

September 18, 2014 | Lore Bertuch Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Over 2,000 homes threatened in California fire

POLLOCK PINES (AP) - An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento while another town near the Oregon border took account of the damage done by a wildfire that burned 200 homes earlier in the week.

September 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Angels secure AL West Division title

ANAHEIM (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels clinched their first American League West Division crown since 2009 with a 5-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Proyfon Lohaphaisan embracing the top spot

Since her freshman season, Proyfon Lohaphaisan has been one of the Foothill League's brightest stars.

September 17, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Man gets 18+ years for crash that killed 3 sisters

FRESNO (AP) - A Fresno County man has been sentenced to 18 years and eight months to life in prison for a head-on drunken driving crash that killed three sisters.

September 17, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Border Patrol to test body cameras

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy, two people briefed on the move said Wednesday, as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.

September 17, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


2014 Foothill League Girls Tennis Preview

In one corner there's Hart, the defending Foothill League champion and CIF-Southern Section Division II semifinalist which once again features a formidable singles lineup.

September 17, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Medi-Cal patients sue over application backlog

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Medi-Cal patients and health care advocates filed a lawsuit against the state Wednesday for leaving hundreds of thousands of low-income and disabled people waiting months for care.

September 17, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Family of police shooting victim sues

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The parents of a black man killed last month by Los Angeles police filed a $75 million claim against the city on Wednesday and a federal civil rights lawsuit against the department and the two officers who shot him.

September 17, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutors unite nationwide to fight gun violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Top prosecutors in the nation's two largest cities are rallying their colleagues across the country in a unique coalition to curb gun violence.

September 17, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules.

September 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rockies rout Dodgers to win series

DENVER (AP) - Clayton Kershaw and a few of his teammates gathered on the couch, eyes glued to the flat-screen TV. They were rooting on Arizona against rival San Francisco.

September 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state.

September 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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