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UC Irvine sent home with CWS loss

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - UC Irvine's surprise postseason run is done.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV College Sports

Annie Kellogg leaving Valencia boys tennis, staying with girls

One of the most successful coaches in the Santa Clarita Valley is stepping down.

June 18, 2014 | By Cary Osborne and Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writers | SCV Prep Sports

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 Wednesday night.

June 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News

Hart district board says it will consider district elections

Hart district board members announced Wednesday night they will consider moving to a by-district election system for the Santa Clarita Valley's largest school district.

June 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw pitches no-hitter

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday night, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

June 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News

UPDATE: Lancaster woman sentenced to one year in jail for animal cruelty

A Lancaster-area woman has been sentenced for injuring her pit bull-mix dog, causing serious injuries to its head and eyes, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News

Afghan candidate seeks halt to runoff vote count

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah demanded Wednesday that Afghan electoral authorities stop counting ballots from a weekend runoff vote, citing new allegations of widespread fraud. The election commission refused and appealed to all sides to await final results.

June 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

DUI checkpoint scheduled for Friday

Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.

June 18, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News

SoCal Edison Donates $5,000 to VIA for Student Training Program

June 18, 2014 – The Valley Industry Association's Education Foundation received a surge of financial support this week, when Southern California Edison presented the nonprofit organization with a check for $5,000 to support its annual Connecting to Success program. The grant check was presented by Anna Frutos-Sanchez, Edison's Local Public Affairs Region Manager (and VIA Education Foundation board member), during the June 17 VIA luncheon at the Valencia Country Club.

June 18, 2014 | Source: VIA | Santa Clarita Valley News

House Republicans Look To Leadership Elections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California appears likely to win election as House majority leader on Thursday when Republicans vote in the wake of Eric Cantor's surprising primary defeat, but an unpredictable, contest to select a new party whip may tell more about the House GOP's future.

June 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Runner to Hold Telephone Townhall for Manufacturing Industry

SACRAMENTO – Board of Equalization Member George Runner will host a telephone townhall for California's manufacturers on Tuesday, July 1 at 10:00 a.m. The free event, co-hosted by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association, will provide information on tax issues specific to the manufacturing industry, including the new manufacturing sales tax exemption that takes effect July 1, 2014.

June 18, 2014 | Source: Office of Board of Equalization member George Runner | Santa Clarita Valley News

GOP leader: Obama may act in Iraq without signoff

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take to quell the al-Qaida-inspired insurgency sweeping through Iraq, the Senate's top Republican and Capitol Hill aides said after the president briefed senior lawmakers Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

My family helped me finish my first 50K

As I woke up early Saturday morning, my nerves getting the best of me, I got myself ready for my second attempt at a 50K (31.06 miles) trail race. Before leaving the hotel room, I fed my 8-month-old baby, kissed my husband goodbye and got one last look at my six children before heading to the start of the 50K race I signed up for.

June 18, 2014 | Arianne Brown, Deseret News | Health News

Why kids are the best people

Kids are sometimes seen as annoying, wild, unruly or a nuisance. But, there are many things that kids are better at than adults. For whatever reason, as we age some of us lose our zest for life and can become robot-like while tending our day-to-day obligations. Maybe a key is to let kids be kids instead of forcing them to become miniature adults.

June 18, 2014 | Wendy Jessen, FamilyShare | Hot Topics

10 parenting payouts

The fruits or parenting are long-bearing, tortuously so at times. When you're in the midst of raising kids, the rewards seem few and far between, and the greatest blessings of raising children often come years, or even decades, after they've grown and left. Don't lose hope in the middle of the journey. Parenthood comes with miraculous moments, no matter how old or young your kids are. The next time you need a parental pick-me-up, think about these ten awesome payouts of parenthood.

June 18, 2014 | Heather Hale, FamilyShare | NEWS 4 U

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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

NASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Mars, get ready for another visitor or two.

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

Maps provide early warning of California fire risk

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) - Fire-hardened Southern Californians know that when the Santa Ana winds blow, a wildfire probably isn't far behind.

September 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor

The suspect in last week's fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks belonged to a "military simulation unit" whose members play the role of soldiers from eastern Europe, police said Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

School police stock up on free military gear

LOS ANGELES (AP) - School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

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

Things you should never say to working moms

Amid the comments mothers frequently get about how many kids they have or don't have, how they must have it easy as a stay-at-home mom or even mom vs. mom battles about anything you can think of, working mothers are not immune from well-meaning or hurtful comments from others.

September 17, 2014 | By Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | NEWS 4 U

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