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Archive By Author - Signal Staff


Injuries stymie Saugus football in loss

The Saugus Centurions knew they had their work cut out for them when they faced the undefeated Ventura Cougars.

September 19, 2014 | By Paul Putignano For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Hart High football wins in blowout fashion over Muir

PASADENA - A week after becoming Hart High School's career leader in passing yards, Brady White threw for another 278 yards and three scores on Friday night at John Muir High School.

September 19, 2014 | By Brent Maranto For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 Turkish hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey.

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


Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woods

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities are hunkering down in the overnight darkness of the wooded northeast Pennsylvania neighborhood where a man suspected of the fatal ambush of a state police trooper lived with his parents.

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


SCV church makes appeal for foster care

One Sunday morning Kirk and Kasey Morales listened to a message at church calling on families to get involved in foster care. The couple had a blended family of six children when they first began considering adoption.

September 19, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assistance League’s Operation School Bell provides back-to-school shopping opportunity

Junior high school students in the Santa Clarita Valley rummaged through shelves and racks of the Kohl's retail store in Valencia for some back-to-school shopping this week - made possible with help from Assistance League Santa Clarita.

September 19, 2014 | By Robert Spallone For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ads pulled from LA buses amid complaints of racism

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is pulling ads for the Fox television show "Red Band Society" from nearly 200 buses amid complaints they are racist and offensive to women.

September 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Traveling on a tight budget

My family makes it a point to take at least one, if not several family vacations a year. We love the bonding that is created by spending several hours in a car together, exploring a new city and staying up late chatting in a hotel room. Now, with that being said, it is not easy, nor cheap, to travel. It takes a lot of planning, a lot of saving and a lot of budgeting to make it happen. Here are some tips when it comes to traveling on a tight budget.

September 19, 2014 | By Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Baby found unharmed at scene of murder-suicide

ANAHEIM (AP) - Anaheim police say a 7-month-old baby has been found unharmed at a home where both her parents died in a suspected murder-suicide.

September 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego's new bulldog Marine mascot graduates

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The newest Marine recruit in San Diego is 6 months old and has four legs.

September 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Major repaving work to begin in Palmdale

Caltrans will repave State Route 138 in Palmdale between 165th Street East and Avenue S, officials said Friday.

September 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Feds approve California's immigrant license words

SANTA ANA (AP) - Federal officials have approved new wording on a proposed California driver's license for immigrants who are living in the country illegally, ending months of debate over what the card should say.

September 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


California reinstates tougher arson penalties

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has reinstated tougher penalties for aggravated arson just as authorities charge a Northern California man with setting a fire that has burned nearly 120 square miles of timber in the mountains east of Sacramento.

September 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


E! says 'Fashion Police' will continue

The E! TV channel says that "Fashion Police" will continue without Joan Rivers.

September 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown vetoes diaper changing-station bills

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a pair of bills that would have made diaper changing stations available in both men's and women's restrooms.

September 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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The “Ripple Effect” of Proposition 47: Part 3 of a 3 part series

Public Opinion

December 19, 2014 | By Robin Sandoval | NEWS 4 U


The “Ripple Effect” of Proposition 47: Part 1 of a 3-part series

Proposition 47 didn't receive very much media attention before the ballot. Now that it has passed, though, some pretty major changes are coming to California in the way in which crimes are classified. To be exact, many common, yet non-violent offenses that were previously classified as "felonies" are now being downgraded to "misdemeanors" (with reduced sentences) in an effort to quickly release non-violent offenders from custody.

December 19, 2014 | By Robin Sandoval | NEWS 4 U


The "Ripple Effect" of Proposition 47: Part 2 of a 3-part series

Under Proposition 47, the crimes of theft, shoplifting, forgery and several drug possession offenses would be reduced from felonies to misdemeanors, which means that the sentencing requirements for these crimes would likely not result in any jail time at the state level. Apart from new cases, those who are already serving sentences for felony-level convictions of these crimes would be eligible for re-sentencing and possible release.

December 19, 2014 | By Robin Sandoval | NEWS 4 U


2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but sealed.

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


Tips to keep your debit/credit cards safe during the holidays

Over the past 20 years, with the rise of Internet shopping and the advent of debit cards, it's never been easier to make purchases, no matter where you are. That said; it is also easier to take advantage of any digital information floating around.

December 19, 2014 | By Robin Sandoval | NEWS 4 U


9 films advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The list of contenders for best foreign film got a bit smaller Friday as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the nine features that will advance to the next round of voting.

December 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

DENVER (AP) - The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes pleaded Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain - a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial.

December 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama praised the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba on Friday but said he doesn't expect it to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation.

December 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boy, 6, latest to die from Redondo Beach crash

REDONDO BEACH (AP) - A 6-year-old boy whose mother and two other women were killed when a motorist slammed into a crowd outside a California church has also died from his injuries, authorities said early Friday.

December 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Former Angels pick killed in argument over candy

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) - A former first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels, Ryan Bolden, was killed in an argument that started over candy.

December 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

December 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kevin Korenthal: Calif. roads still vital to transportation

I applaud Assemblyman Scott Wilk's introduction of AB 6, that if passed, would allow the voters to decide in November 2016 if they want to terminate the High-Speed Rail Project and re-purpose $8 billion in approved funds to address the $12 billion deficit in school construction for K-12 and higher education.

December 19, 2014 | By Kevin Korenthal Right here, right now | Columnists


It’s past time to make Boydston mayor of the city

The City Council's Gang of Four - McLean, Kellar, Weste and Acosta - left many citizens slack-jawed at the Dec. 9 meeting.

December 19, 2014 | Steve Petzold Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Management by committee not leadership

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently voted three to two to establish a civilian commission to oversee the county's Sheriff's Department.

December 19, 2014 | Ted Aquaro Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


When will we value the lives of our children?

Thank you for printing the article "Black lives do matter" by Terri Lovell in the Dec. 12 issue of The Signal's opinion section.

December 19, 2014 | Judy Propri Castaic | Letters to the Editor


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