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UCLA football has high expectations

By Jon Stein

July 24, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Stanford not slighted by 2nd place pick

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Professor charged with taping students in bathroom

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An accounting professor has been charged with secretly taping students in his San Francisco apartment's bathroom.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff's Department: Beware of phone scam

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and threatening to arrest you for failing to appear for jury duty, hang up - it's a scam, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Balloon festival launches again in Santa Clara River Valley

It's "Up, up and away" time in Santa Paula this weekend as the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival launches with a "balloon glow," entertainment and other activities starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


LAPD investigates death of USC student

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for at least three suspects in the off-campus death of a USC graduate student from China.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police to pay $1.8M for Dorner manhunt shooting

TORRANCE (AP) - A surfer who was hurt when a Los Angeles-area police officer rammed and shot up his truck during the manhunt for cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner will receive $1.8 million to dismiss his federal lawsuit, police said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 women convicted of deadly nightclub beating

SANTA ANA (AP) - An Orange County jury has convicted two women of kicking to death a third woman during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant

LONG BEACH (AP) - Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.

July 24, 2014 | T | Signal AP


2 SCV youngsters win Youth Foundation-Sheriff’s Department essay contest

Two of the three winners of the Sheriff's Youth Foundation and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Youth Essay Contest were from the Santa Clarita Valley, officials announced this week.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Children’s Bureau seeks foster families, parents

The nonprofit Children's Bureau is inviting individuals and couples to become "resource families," caring for children during the reunification process with their parents.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Marriage, power and sex rule CW's 'Reign' season 2

SAN DIEGO (AP) - When The CW's "Reign" returns for its second season, we will see Mary, Queen of Scots, and the new King, Francis II, in the first year of marriage.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

MIAMI (AP) - Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Gary Horton: America’s misplaced security

When I hold you in my arms

October 23, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Perry has hat trick, Ducks beat Sabres 4-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Corey Perry had his second hat trick of the season and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.

October 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Royals even up the World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.

October 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


West Ranch tennis' Waltereze is rising

Like most parents looking to buy some time to run errands or even just relax, Sylvia Watereze turned to the sporting world for twin siblings Quinterra and Quincy.

October 22, 2014 | By Brent Maranto Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Survival parenting

After my close call with lightning on a mountain climb this summer, my younger sister suggested I read one of her favorite books: "Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why," (W.W. Norton & Company, 2004) by Laurence Gonzales.

October 22, 2014 | By Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Hot Topics


Holiday lights going up in Newhall

In a sure sign that the holidays are fast approaching: Lights are once again going up in Newhall.

October 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said.

October 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita offers free oak trees to residents

The City of Santa Clarita is offering complimentary California native oak trees to residents in honor of the community's annual "Oaktober" celebration. Residents can contact the City through November 7, 2014 to order the free trees, which are exempt from the City's Oak Tree Preservation and Protection Ordinance.

October 22, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to even acknowledge his name to a judge Wednesday, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.

October 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and journalists, as well as West African travelers.

October 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita to host energy network home upgrade workshop

The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Community Energy Partnership and Energy Upgrade California, invites residents to attend a FREE Home Upgrade Workshop on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library located at 24500 Main St.

October 22, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Shots ring out at Canada's Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - A gunman shot and wounded a Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, then entered Parliament, where numerous shots rang out, police and witnesses said.

October 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Beaten Giants fan shows progress in ESPN interview

CAPITOLA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten by two Dodger fans three years ago outside Dodger Stadium put up his hands and fingers, fist-bumped his mom and talked about his goals in a display of his progress during a new interview aired Wednesday morning.

October 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected.

October 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Doctors differ on preteen suspect's mental state

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday.

October 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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