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World Cup Tuesday roundup: Mexico draws with Brazil

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made a series of outstanding saves to help Mexico hold Brazil to a thrilling 0-0 draw at the World Cup on Tuesday. The result leaves both teams with four points each after two games in Group A, but Brazil is ahead on goal difference going into their decisive final matches. Croatia and Cameroon meet on Wednesday for their second games after both opened with defeats.

June 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Angels benefit from Trout HRs in win

CLEVELAND (AP) - Mike Trout is hot, and that's bad news for opposing teams.

June 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Madison Shipman wins Honda Sports Award

Valencia High graduate Madison Shipman may have already begun her professional softball career with the USSSA Pride, but that hasn't stopped others from continuing to award her collegiate excellence.

June 17, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Want to join the world's largest swim lesson?

The City of Santa Clarita invites residents of all ages to head over to the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. and participate in an attempt to set a new record for The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™. At the free event, residentswill join thousands of kids and families across the globe in a 30-minute swim lesson that organizers hope will not only break the World Record, but teach life-saving water safety skills and spread the word that learning to swim saves lives.

June 17, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Experts seek to remove fox from endangered list

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Two subspecies of a fox that lives only on an island chain off the Southern California coast should be removed from the endangered species list because of a dramatic increase in population during at least the past decade, a scientific group dedicated to fox recovery said Tuesday.

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


CEO: iHeartRadio revenue 'hundreds of millions'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman says online streaming service iHeartRadio makes "hundreds of millions" of dollars in annual revenue, putting it in the range of Internet radio leader Pandora.

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


Board likes SCV homeless shelter right where it is

Santa Clarita Valley homeless shelter officials have considered a number of possible permanent locations for the shelter and are considering a bid to keep it right where it is, a board member said Tuesday.

June 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 inmates set to die; previous execution botched

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Convicted killers in three states were facing executions within a 24-hour period starting Tuesday night, potentially the first lethal injections in the nation since a botched execution in Oklahoma seven weeks ago.

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


Signs of reprisal killings emerge in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - Nearly four dozen Sunni detainees were gunned down at a jail north of Baghdad, a car bomb struck a Shiite neighborhood of the capital and four young Sunnis were found slain, as ominous signs emerged Tuesday that open warfare between the two main Muslim sects has returned to Iraq.

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


Residents return as Sierra Nevada wildfire tamed

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) - Diminishing winds were helping California firefighters surround 75 percent of a wildfire in the southern Sierra Nevada.

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


Arrests made in Canyon Country street robbery case

On Sunday, May 25, 2014 a robbery was reported to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Deputies. The robbery occurred at 12:05 am in the area of Sierra Highway and Via Princessa. The victim reportedly was riding his bicycle on the path close to the wash area when he was surrounded by eight males. One of the males pulled out a handgun and pointed it at him. The males then stole the victim's wallet, backpack, cell phone, and credit cards. This robbery occurred just after another robbery was reported earlier that same evening, at the same location with ...

June 17, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Road work to impact traffic on Lyons Avenue

Residents are being cautioned to expect traffic delays along Lyons Avenue this summer as a wide stretch of one of the Santa Clarita Valley's most-traveled thoroughfares will be undergoing work as part of Santa Clarita's street maintenance program.

June 17, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Could Texas' Perry be mulling move to California?

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Could Texas Gov. Rick Perry be California dreamin'?

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


Plan your home remodels with your life in mind

Last week, we talked about the move-versus-remodel debate. That is the first decision you have to make when you accept your house isn't working for you and you need a change. If you decide to stay put and that remodeling is the way to go, the next phase of the design process is programming.

June 17, 2014 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson, Deseret News | NEWS 4 U


School's over, now what? 5 ways to stretch your child's mind over the summer

As a mom, I feel happy and nervous when school is out for the summer. Keeping a preschooler, grade schooler, middle schooler and high schooler occupied takes effort. One thing that all four kids need over the summer is to keep learning. Here are my five go-to ways to grow their brains and help them retain all they've learned.

June 17, 2014 | Amy Peterson, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


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Jonathan Kraut: A well-funded government

It is with great concern that I am writing about the demands the tea party, Libertarians, and the conservative wing of the Republican Party call "ending big government."

September 16, 2014 | By Jonathan Kraut Democratic Voices | Columnists


Getting the story trumps getting the grammar right

I disagree with the gist of Rick Eaton's letter to the editor titled "Where are journalists learning their craft" (Sunday, Sept. 7). Eaton, simply, writes that our journalists on occasion make grammatical errors in their writings.

September 16, 2014 | Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


High speed on the tracks to a money pit

I'd like to add another thought to Betty Arenson's excellent column published Aug. 22 in The Signal entitled "California's crazy train."

September 16, 2014 | Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Angels clinch playoff spot with victory

ANAHEIM (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

September 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Dodgers ride 8-run inning to win

DENVER (AP) - Matt Kemp helped fire up the offense with his first-inning homer. He also got fired up over something Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Yasiel Puig either said or did.

September 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Sept. 12, 2014

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September 15, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Scorching weather to continue in SCV

Temperatures soared to 106 degrees around the Santa Clarita Valley on Monday as National Weather Service forecasters warned of dangerously hot weather through Tuesday and a Red Flag warning for critical fire conditions.

September 15, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Second exposure incident reported in Newhall

For the second time in less than a week, school officials Monday alerted parents to reports of a man seen exposing himself near Newhall Elementary School.

September 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) - Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as disaster zones.

September 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

DENVER (AP) - The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family.

September 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Wing parts fell before Reno Air Race crash

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A wing apparently malfunctioned before an experimental aircraft crashed, killing a retired Air Force pilot from California during qualification heats of the Reno National Championship Air Races in Nevada last week, according to a preliminary crash report.

September 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Castaic Lake Water Agency endorses water bond on November ballot

The Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA) Board of Directors voted at its regular Board meeting on September 10, 2014 to adopt a formal position in support of the $7.545 billion water bond measure set for the November ballot.

September 15, 2014 | Source: Castaic Lake Water Agency | Santa Clarita Valley News


Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."

September 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."

September 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."

September 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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