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California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Golden Valley levels Granada Hills

GRANADA HILLS - The Dan Kelley era at Golden Valley High School didn't get off to a good start; it got off to a great start, as the new-look Grizzlies began his coaching tenure with a 45-17 victory over Granada Hills Charter High School at John Elway Stadium on Friday night.

August 29, 2014 | By Brent Maranto For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Centurions slip up late to Simi Valley

The Saugus football team proved it can put up points in a hurry during its season opener against Simi Valley.

August 29, 2014 | By Paul Putignano For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Hart football stunned by Chino Hills in opener

CHINO HILLS - Hart fans certainly expected to see quarterback Brady White break school records this season.

August 29, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California appeals teacher tenure ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Injunction blocks L.A. marijuana market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV trains and buses to run Monday on reduced schedules

In observance of Labor Day, public school and public services such as U.S. mail and government and court offices will be shut down Monday.

August 29, 2014 | By Robert Spallone Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: 5 caretakers take ‘ice bucket challenge’ for man with ALS

Editor's note: The following story corrects an earlier version posted Aug. 23 that incorrectly said what the 'ice bucket challenge' money would be used for. All proceeds from the ice bucket challenge for Cary Dermer went to the ALS Association.

August 29, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Groundwater regulations headed to Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is on the verge of regulating groundwater for the first time under legislation headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


L.A.-area fire kills 2 elderly people, injures 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Fans go wild over 88-second 'Star Wars' teaser

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a helmetless storm trooper appeared in frame, panicked and sweaty in the middle of vast desert landscape, kicking off the first official look at "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

November 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge fire destroys pallet yard

FONTANA (AP) - Fire has destroyed a sprawling pallet yard and several tractor trailers.

November 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Eisner: NFL team would boost downtown L.A.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Eisner likes a good game. He was chief executive at The Walt Disney Co. when it owned the Los Angeles Angels and founded the NHL's Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

November 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bob Baker, legendary puppeteer, dead at 90

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bob Baker, the founder of one of America's oldest puppet theaters, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 90.

November 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

NEW YORK (AP) - Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.

November 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Storms could wallop parts of Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A series of storms heading toward Northern California could bring more rain to parts of the region in one weekend than they have seen so far this season.

November 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for I-5 Truck Lanes Project

Closures for I-5 Truck Lanes Project

November 28, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


San Francisco's bid for 2024 Olympics taking shape

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This tech-booming city, home to Twitter and other innovative startups, is experiencing its greatest growth since the California Gold Rush more than 150 years ago.

November 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Pope Francis condemned the Islamic State group's assault on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he arrived Friday in Turkey to encourage Muslim leaders to take a stronger stand against extremists who twist religion to justify terrorism.

November 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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.

November 28, 2014 | By Robin Sandoval | NEWS 4 U


Ferguson protests move to retail stores

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

November 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Scott Wilk: Thankful for a year of accomplishments

The holiday season is in full swing, and it is time for us all to gather with our family and friends. Many of us are continuing long-standing family traditions, while others are starting new traditions of their own.

November 28, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here, right now | Columnists


Gearing up for the holidays

Gearing up for Small Business Saturday, Santa Clarita businesses say there are not only benefits for consumers who shop locally, but that the small businesses help support each other as well.

November 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Seahawks, Eagles, Lions win the day

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Richard Sherman set up the only touchdown with another key defensive play in this heated rivalry, then made a second interception with the 49ers driving late, and the Seattle Seahawks ended a five-game losing streak on San Francisco's home field with a 19-3 win Thursday night.

November 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.

November 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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