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Navarro hits 1st homer, Angels beat Verlander 4-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Efren Navarro hit his first major league homer off Justin Verlander, and Matt Shoemaker combined with two relievers on a four-hitter as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Saturday night.

July 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Kershaw throws 2-hitter as Dodgers beat Giants 5-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

July 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Pac 12 Conference leads the way in quarterback talent

It's no secret the Pac-12 conference will be highlighted by quarterback play this season.

July 26, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Five Santa Clarita Valley locals to play in Pac 12 this season

Football fans across the Santa Clarita Valley should have a little bit of familiarity with five names spread around the Pac-12 conference this season.

July 26, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


LAPD officer dies following crash in Valencia

A 45-year-old Los Angeles Police Department officer died at a hospital Saturday - two days after suffering what authorities said was a brain aneurysm while driving off-duty in her hometown of Valencia.

July 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez and Luke Money Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pa. carjackers on the run after killing 3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

July 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds flee homes near Northern California fire

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire spreading in Northern California has forced hundreds of people to flee and destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Saturday.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sixteen arrested at two checkpoints

A pair of checkpoints set up Friday night to check for drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs resulted in 16 arrests in Santa Clarita, according to officials.

July 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thomas, Maddux, Glavine: A Hall of Fame blockbuster

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel agrees to extend truce by 4 hours

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.

July 26, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Arizona execution renews debate over methods

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Caltrans proposes toll lanes on Interstate 405

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - State transportation officials are reserving the right to install toll lanes on a notoriously congested section of Interstate 405 in Orange County, but local officials aren't happy.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Women on front lines against IS

SURUC, Turkey (AP) - Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on her left cheek reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the ignition.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stow shouts 'Play ball!' before Game 4 of Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bryan Stow hollered "Play ball!" and the sellout crowd roared.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gold nugget found in California finds secret buyer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One of the largest gold nuggets in modern times pulled from Northern California's Gold Country has sold to a secret buyer.

October 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


No. 25 UCLA beats Colorado in 2 OTs

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Quarterback Brett Hundley scored on an 8-yard keeper in double overtime to give No. 25 UCLA a 40-37 victory over Colorado on Saturday.

October 25, 2014 | Associated Press | College Sports


Wow! What an evening!

October 15th will live as a memorable wine evening in Santa Clarita lore.

October 25, 2014 | Carl Kanowsky | Articles


Rob McFerren: Savor the Craft

In recent columns I've discussed Oktoberfest and pumpkin beers which fit right into the fall season. There is another fall seasonal beer which can only be brewed once a year, and these craft beers are called "fresh hop beers" or "wet hop beers". These beers utilize whole cone hops that have just recently been harvested. For the most part, craft brewers use dried, pelletized hops which have a good shelf life and are easy to measure for their recipes. Being that hops are only harvested once a year, these "fresh hop brews" are very special and quite unique.

October 25, 2014 | Rob McFerren Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co. | Articles


'The Best of Me' saves Sparks' worst for last

Imagine that someone pulled a drain plug on a majestic mountain lake. At first, you wouldn't notice anything amiss, save for a low gurgle echoing from deep under the water. But as the water line dropped, exposing the soggy shore, your heart would drop, and by the time the lake vanished away, leaving sludge and long-forgotten trash and desperate fish flopping around gasping for life, you'd realize the tragedy before you.

October 25, 2014 | By Josh Terry Deseret News | Articles


Once Upon a Mattress - Hilarious Family Fun!

It's not easy to sing, dance and be funny at the same time. Really. There's a reason Hugh Jackman makes the big bucks. Lucky for us, we have an entire ensemble of people right here in the SCV who excel at all three… now on display as the CTG presents the charming Broadway musical, Once Upon a Mattress.

October 25, 2014 | By Elizabeth Sherman | Articles


Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Rangers at Yosemite National Park are in a constant battle to keep wild black bears - with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws and jaws - far away from humans.

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


Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

NEW YORK (AP) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States.

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


Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.

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


Arrests made in killing of 9-year-old Anaheim girl

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Anaheim police say they have arrested two men in the killing of a 9-year-old girl who was shot while playing outside her apartment.

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


Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For over 1 million Californians, the Nov. 4 election is over. That's because they've already voted.

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


School worker tried to stop Wash. shooting

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - A high school worker tried to stop a gunman who opened fire on a crowded lunchroom north of Seattle, killing one girl and badly wounding four others, authorities said Saturday.

October 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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