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Review: 'The Last Song'

Now that Miley Cyrus is 17, it's about time she played a 16-year-old. That she does fetchingly in "The Last Song," and wins the heart of a beach volleyball champion a foot taller than she is. Well, actually 12.5 inches. She also learns to love her dad, played by Greg Kinnear, whose aura suggests a man easier to love than, say, Steve Buscemi. She does this on an idyllic island paradise offshore from Savannah, Ga., where her dad is a classical composer whose pastime is restoring stained glass windows.

April 02, 2010 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


'Tom Sawyer' starts at Canyon Theatre Guild Saturday afternoon

Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain's beloved truant, is a natural show-off, who takes great pleasure in missing school, going fishing, and getting others to do his chores. Tom and his friends are being brought to life in the CTG's Family Season production of "Tom Sawyer." This delightful play, with music, presents all the chief adventures of Tom and his friends including the famous white-washing, the school-room episodes, the graveyard experience, the pirate adventure with Huckleberry Finn and their friend Joe Harper, and the return to their own funeral at the village church. Also included are the trial of poor ...

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


'Be My Baby' starts at Canyon Theatre Guild Saturday night

"Be My Baby" is a delightful comedy that will touch the heart as well as the funny bone as two opposites meet, clash and find that you're never too old to fall in love. Multi-faceted playwright Ken Ludwig based the two main characters on his parents, who were also polar opposites.

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Detectives seek public help with burglary case

Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Burglary and Theft team are investigating an attempted residential burglary which occurred at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 24.

April 02, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department | SCV Raw


Valencia man arrested on suspicion of air gun assaults

A Valencia man is behind bars today suspected in more than 20 incidents of air gun-related vandalisms and assaults in Saugus, Canyon Country and Valencia dating back to August 2009.

April 02, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department | SCV Raw


Antonovich: Lift ban on nighttime aerial firefighting

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich praised legislation by Rep. Adam Schiff requiring the U.S. Forest Service to lift a decades-old ban on nighttime aerial firefighting.

April 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stairway to heaven

About 50 off-duty firefighters spent Thursday learning operate the 100-foot aerial ladder on what is commonly called a hook-and-ladder fire truck.

April 02, 2010 | By Marianne Love Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Easter brunch for the bunch

Whether you get to sleep in on Easter Sunday or finish up at church with a growling stomach, going out for brunch on the day is a tradition that most of us happily follow. Around town several restaurants are offering special menus and activities during the brunch hours this Sunday. The "Easter" brunches at other restaurants actually happen every Sunday, but who cares? It only means you'll be spilling your usual maple syrup on your Easter slacks.

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Escape Cover Story


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, March 27-April 2, 2010

This week's spotlight in the SCV features volleyball and track athletes, local fundraising efforts, a car crash and a remembrance of Passover.

April 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff Photos by Francisca Rivas and Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


Laila Khosroabadi: Defects and homeowners' rights

Construction defects are deficiencies in a building caused by the failure to comply with plans and specifications, building codes or manufacturer warranties.

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


2Day in the SCV: April 2, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


The perfect GOP soldier

Thanks, Howard "Buck" McKeon.

April 02, 2010 | BY Sue Smith Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Bust yields $6.2M in pot

Thousands of marijuana plants with a street value of more than $6.2 million were found early Thursday morning in the Placerita Canyon State Park area south of Placerita Canyon Road in Newhall, authorities said.

April 02, 2010 | By Marianne Love Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Offended by April Fools’ cover

I am highly offended by your joke article regarding a "new" site for the Castaic high school - the Chiquita Canyon Landfill.

April 02, 2010 | By Jane Larochelle Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Unnecessary facts

I read The Signal every day.

April 02, 2010 | BY Roger Gitlin Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV Sheriff's Station DUI checkpoint to be conducted Friday night

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.

April 23, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Telsa Motors expanding in California

LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senators to receive refresher on ethics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

April 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gary Horton: Save our tax base birthright

Religious folks are familiar with the biblical story of Esau selling his birthright to Jacob for a "mess of potage."

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


Nancy Starczyk: Housing fines set to increase

When it comes to buying or renting a home, bias too often still appears in all shapes and sizes - because of religion, age, race, sexual orientation, a handicap, a partner from a different race, a different nationality, or simply the presence of kids.

April 23, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Local Business News


Racism is just illogical

Aristotle, the ancient philosopher, is right on the money when he considers the nature of racism. A person's skin color is nothing but an accidental occurrence.

April 23, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Realtors review topics affecting residents

Realtors gathered last week to ask federal, state, county and local officials and a transportation consultant, to review a number of issues affecting local residents and the community, said a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley

April 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Randy Wrage: Trip exceeded my expectations

In January of this year, I was invited to be a part of a trade delegation visiting Shenzhen, a city in China. The trip was being organized by a gentleman who had worked at the county's economic trade council and had now moved on to greener pastures.

April 23, 2014 | By Randy Wrage SCV Voices | Columnists


Sharks beat Kings in OT, take 3-0 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

April 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hart swim picks itself back up

The Hart swim team wasn't wasting any time in moving on from last week's disappointing finishes against Valencia.

April 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


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