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Hart grad Montgomery traded to Seattle Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. - The Seattle Mariners have acquired left-hander and Hart High graduate Mike Montgomery from the Tampa Bay Rays for righty Erasmo Ramirez.

March 31, 2015 | By Signal Staff and wire service | Pro Sports News


Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume.

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Men in shooting at NSA had gone to hotel to 'party'

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Police say two cross-dressing men who crashed into a guarded entrance to the National Security Agency in a stolen car met the vehicle's owner in Baltimore before heading to a hotel to "party."

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Prisoner takes guard's gun, escapes from hospital

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - A prisoner being treated at a northern Virginia hospital wrestled with a guard and took her gun before escaping in a hospital gown and fleeing in a carjacked vehicle, prompting a hospital lockdown and a massive search, police said.

March 31, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


AP Exclusive: California leaders routinely use private email

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials in California acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it's not clear if their private exchanges are retained as public records or subject to disclosure.

March 31, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Enjoying those smiling faces

I mentioned in an earlier letter to the editor that Alice and I are part of the volunteer group at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center helping during lunch.

March 31, 2015 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Climate change and responsible environmentalism

Man, we sure do have a lot of self-appointed experts on climate change in this valley!

March 31, 2015 | John Kiernan Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The GOP’s internecine battle

I just finished reading Kevin Buck's column (The Signal, March 24, "The show must go on"), in which he virtually chortled aloud at the internal rifts within the GOP that are giving Boehner and McConnell such headaches in trying to enact legislation.

March 31, 2015 | Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Jonathan Kraut: Down the dark road

The very recent passage of Indiana State Bill 568 permits neighbor to exclude neighbor, provider to deny services to client, and vendors to deny a sale based on "freedom of religion."

March 31, 2015 | By Jonathan Kraut Democratic Voices | Columnists


Former Foothill Leaguers make mark in COC track and field

The College of the Canyons men's & women's track & field teams ran, jumped, threw and hurdled their way to victory on Friday, as the Cougars swept the Western State Conference Inland Meet with both squads taking first place honors.

March 30, 2015 | By Jesse Munoz For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Police: Missing college athlete died on Los Angeles freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A University of California, Berkeley soccer player who disappeared after a weekend party was killed by a car as he ran across a Los Angeles freeway, police said Monday.

March 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pulitzer Prize-winning composer to perform at CalArts

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds will be featured at the California Institute of the Arts Wild Beast Chamber Music Series on Sunday alongside Mark Menzies, a violin professor and programming adviser at CalArts.

March 30, 2015 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man sentenced to 143 years in prison for child sexual assault

A Valencia man was sentenced Monday to 143 years to life in state prison for multiple counts of sex offenses committed against a minor, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office said.

March 30, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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GOP's Jeb Bush to release 33 years of personal tax returns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Jeb Bush is releasing a third of a century of his personal income tax returns, a record disclosure for presidential candidates.

June 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry

NEW YORK (AP) - Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a divided federal appeals court panel said Tuesday.

June 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The governor of California has signed a contentious bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country.

June 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Thursdays at Newhall series offers ArtSlam this week

The City of Santa Clarita's Thursdays@Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, continues in July with its fifth installment of the 2015 season.

June 30, 2015 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Christie says he's running in 2016 to 'change the world'

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie prepared Tuesday to launch his 2016 campaign for president, telling his most loyal supporters that he's ready to begin what he called a "noble" effort to "lead our country and to change the world."

June 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Brazil plans massive reforestation as part of climate pledge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Brazil pledged Tuesday to restore millions of acres of forests and expand renewable energy use, as the United States and Brazil worked to build momentum toward a budding global climate treaty.

June 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Death toll in Indonesian military plane crash rises to 74

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) - An Indonesian air force transport plane carrying military personnel and their families plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city of Medan shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing more than 70.

June 30, 2015 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Charlie Vignola: Obama’s historic week

Well, anyone who predicted that Obama would be a lame duck president after the 2014 elections must be wiping a whole lot of egg off their face right now.

June 30, 2015 | By Charles Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


What happened to Made in the USA?

Our nation is about to celebrate its birthday. Thank G-d for this event.

June 30, 2015 | Gordon Katz Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


A flag of many meanings

Lois Eisenberg's June 25 letter to the editor in the June 25 Signal, "Single flag should fly to represent U.S. unity,' seem so very correct, but her reasoning about the Confederate flag is, I think, a bit off.

June 30, 2015 | Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Thanks to the Calgrove firefighters

I wish to express a heartfelt "thank you" to all of the firefighters who battled the Calgrove fire with such skill and dedication.

June 30, 2015 | Mary Lou Yochim Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Diamondbacks rally twice to beat Dodgers

PHOENIX (AP) - Welington Castillo doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, capping a pair of comebacks by the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 10-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.

June 29, 2015 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Mike Trout powers Angels past Yankees with bat and glove

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Trout and C.J. Cron homered, Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun added run-scoring doubles, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the New York Yankees 4-1 Monday night for their fifth victory in seven games.

June 29, 2015 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Senior Center Schedule

Schedule Spotlight

June 29, 2015 | By The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center | Senior Living


UPDATE: Brush fire contained near Interstate 5 in Castaic

A house fire on Ridge Route Road above Interstate 5 in Castaic spread to nearby brush and burned about 3 acres before being contained, a Los Angeles County Fire Department official said Monday.

June 29, 2015 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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