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August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


College of the Canyons Foundation to host annual golf tourney

Santa Clarita Valley golfers are invited to polish their clubs, gather a foursome and hit the links in support of education during the College of the Canyons Foundation's 20th annual charity golf tournament.

August 13, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Egyptian woman will make history at Youth Olympics

Singapore (AP) - When Jihan El Midany leads the Egyptian delegation into Saturday's opening ceremony of the inaugural Youth Olympics, it will be a historic moment for her country.

August 13, 2010 | By Michael Casey AP: Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


David Wolper, producer of 'Roots,' dies at 82

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - David L. Wolper, whose landmark 1977 miniseries "Roots" engrossed the nation with its saga of an American family descended from an African slave, has died. He was 82.

Wolper died peacefully in his Beverly Hills home Tuesday evening while watching television with his wife Gloria, said spokesman Dale Olson. Wolper died of congestive heart disease and complications of Parkinson's disease, Olson said.

August 13, 2010 | By Lynn Elber AP Television Writer | Food and Fun


Richie Hayward, co-founder and drummer of Little Feat, dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Richie Hayward, co-founder of Little Feat, an eclectic jamband that maintained a strong cult following throughout the decades, has died. He was 64.

The drummer had been suffering from liver cancer and died Thursday at a hospital near Vancouver, Canada, after complications of pneumonia, his publicist, Bridget Nolan, confirmed Friday.

August 13, 2010 | By Nekesa Mumbi Moody AP Music Writer | Food and Fun


‘The Bachelor’ cast members in Slip ‘n Slide event

Cast members from ABC's "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" are scheduled to appear Saturday during a Slip 'n Slide extravaganza at Bridgeport Park in Valencia, which is expected to draw hundreds of people.

August 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Parolee arrested for child porn

A man who was on parole was arrested Thursday morning for having child pornography on his computer, authorities said.

August 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local band Character Assassins opens WMC Championships Saturday

The local band Character Assassins will be the opening act at the World Muaythai Council World Championships at Saugus Speedway tomorrow.

August 13, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


'Side Man' opens at REP tonight

The 81 Series will end the summer at the Repertory East Playhouse with the Pulitzer Prize Nominated drama "Side Man," written by Warren Leight. Winner of the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play, "Side Man" is a story about the turmoil in the family of a jazz musician as his career crumbles at the dawn of the age of rock and roll. Set in 1953 and traveling to 1985, this poignant memory play unfolds through the eyes of Clifford, the only son of Gene, a jazz trumpet player, and Terry, an alcoholic mother. Alternating between their New York City apartment ...

August 13, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Dave Coulier at JR's this weekend

Actor, comedian and producer Dave Coulier, most recognized as Joey Gladstone of "Full House" fame, will be appearing in Valencia this weekend, Sept. 13 and 14, at JR's Comedy Club.

August 13, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


‘Survivor’ experience ‘tough’

With NFL training camps in full swing, "Survivor" survivor Jimmy Johnson offered an apt comparison in describing his experience doing the CBS reality show in Nicaragua. He said it was tougher than three-a-days.

August 13, 2010 | By Steve Wine AP Sports Writer | Food and Fun


Gilhooley funeral Sunday in Tujunga

Funeral services for a 15-year-old Canyon Country boy who was struck and killed by a car last month will be held Sunday, family members said.

August 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


F. Andre Hollings: Mr. Jefferson would disagree

"The will of the people ... is the only legitimate foundation of any government."

August 13, 2010 | F. Andre Hollings | Columnists


Why enterprise zones matter in California

Your article about enterprise zones ("In the zone: A local look at the effectiveness of enterprise zones," Aug. 8) made a number of good points, but I think it is important to understand more about the importance of this economic tool for businesses - especially those in the Santa Clarita Valley.

August 13, 2010 | By John Shaffery Chairman, SCV Chamber of Commerce | Letters to the Editor


Think outside the box

Believe it or not, there are actually other people running for governor of California other than Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown. Due to news releases on TV, radio and in newspapers, that's all we have been hearing about and we don't necessarily like either one.

August 13, 2010 | By Mary Beahm Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Last former Bell official sentenced

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last of seven former city officials involved in a multimillion-dollar corruption case in the city of Bell was sentenced Friday to a year in jail, most of which he has already served.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts

DETROIT (AP) - Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July.

August 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Growing number of stars risk opinions on conflict

When director Jonathan Demme was approached to show support for all victims of the conflict in Gaza, he didn't hesitate to sign on. Actor Wallace Shawn is willing to put up with jeers on the street for his opinions about the violence. And Mark Ruffalo is determined to air his views about the fighting on Twitter, no matter the cost to his social media numbers.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Two transported to hospital following crash on I-5

Two people were transported to the hospital Friday following a crash involving a big rig on Interstate 5 near Quail Lake Road.

August 01, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lightning sparks dozens of new California fires

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California are getting little rest after lightning sparked dozens of new wildfires, including a blaze in rural Modoc County that has forced the evacuation of about 120 people.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House GOP weighs tough new immigration bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids and address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California killer given additional death sentence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of the most prolific killers in Los Angeles history was given an additional death sentence Friday.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


44 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in a southern town in the war-ravaged strip, killing at least 44 Palestinians. The Israeli military said two soldiers were killed and an infantry officer was feared captured during fighting.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. County Rolls Out Online System for Building and Safety Permits

From multimillion dollar construction projects to adding a room on a single-family home, submitting building plans to LA County Public Works is now just a click away.

August 01, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County | Santa Clarita Valley News


LA water main repair could take days

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus.

August 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US employers add 209K jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery.

August 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Scott Wilk: Where’s the balance?

I believe all Californians are environmentalists. Who doesn't want clean air and clean water?

August 01, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here, right now | Columnists


Kershaw deals again as Dodgers win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw scattered nine hits and struck out nine while tying his career-best winning streak of 10 games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Thursday night to complete the three-game sweep.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TV news chopper pilot had no license

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man who worked for years as a Northern California helicopter news pilot without a legal pilot's license has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Proposed bullet train wins court victory

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state appellate court on Thursday overturned two lower court rulings that had stalled funding for California's $68 billion bullet train, handing a big win to Gov. Jerry Brown's signature project and allowing the state to resume selling bonds to pay for it.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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