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NASA's WISE eye begins all-sky survey mission

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, lifted off over the Pacific Ocean this morning on its way to map the entire sky in infrared light.

December 14, 2009 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Profit dwarfed by fraud

I hear some folks decry "greedy" health insurance companies, whose profit lines average 6 percent (which, by the way, is less than farm and construction machinery, Tupperware, the railroads, Hershey sweets, Yum food brands, most other forms of insurance and Yahoo, just to name a few).

December 14, 2009 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Childish boys in the comment room

Thank you "Letters to the Editor" at The Signal for publishing my letter "Look at the change" (Nov. 28).

December 14, 2009 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Dec. 14, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

December 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Skiers, snowboarders: Remember safety tips on slopes

Snow Safety

December 13, 2009 | Source: National Ski Areas Association | SCV Raw


Rainstorm heads out of the SCV

Heavy rain tapered off, skies cleared sporadically and residents took stock of damage Sunday as a winter storm headed out of Southern California, allowing evacuated homeowners back to their houses.

December 13, 2009 | By Signal staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former Saugus High, COC student performs at Starting Gate Tuesday

Former Santa Clarita Valley resident Neshia Brathwaite Farhangi performs her latest comedy bits at the Starting Gate in Los Alamitos on Tuesday, Dec. 15, starting at 8 p.m.

December 13, 2009 | Source: Neshia Braithwaite Farhangi (via Facebook) | SCV Raw


Red Cross provides tips to prevent holiday home fires

LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- The biggest disaster threat to families across our nation every day isn't floods, wildfires

December 13, 2009 | American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles | SCV Raw


SCV Senior Center to provide free income tax service

Once again in 2010, the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center will have IRS/AARP-trained volunteers to complete and file income taxes for seniors at no charge.

December 13, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center | SCV Raw


AOC grad Judith Hill plans benefit concert Dec. 14

Academy of the Canyons graduate Judith Hill, who most recently worked with the late Michael Jackson on his "This Is It" rehearsals, will host her first charity concert on Monday night, Dec. 14 at the historic El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.

December 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Santa visits on float today, Monday in Castaic, Val Verde

The Castaic Lions Club Santa Float welcomes everyone this holiday season while driving through the Castaic and Val Verde neighborhoods.

December 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our View: Saluting our nation's true heroes

Van Thomas Barfoot's story reads like a lost scene from "Saving Private Ryan."

December 13, 2009 | The Signal editorial board | Signal Editorials


Cameron Smyth: 'Race to the top' plan leaves students behind

Recently, legislators were called back to Sacramento to vote on legislation to make California more competitive for "Race to the Top," a $4 billion federal program announced by President Barack Obama earlier this year to encourage innovation in our public schools.

December 13, 2009 | Cameron Smyth SCV Voices | Columnists


Dirk Marks: Saving water and saving some green on the green belts

There are many things that attract us all to the Santa Clarita Valley as a place to call home - great schools, a low crime rate and excellent dining and recreational opportunities.

December 13, 2009 | Dirk Marks SCV Voices | Columnists


The answer is in the numbers when it comes to Whitman

In a letter to the editor ("Republican candidate already lying, Dec. 7"), Paul Sibek accuses Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman of "peddling falsehoods" with her statements of California's (addictive) overspending while The Signal's editorial staff compounds the assertion entitling it as "Republican candidate already lying."

December 13, 2009 | By Frank Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

April 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chance of showers today in SCV

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook today for a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms in the Santa Clarita Valley and elsewhere around Southern California.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Projects encouraging biking, walking to get boost from Caltrans

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is asking cities and counties throughout California to submit applications for projects that promote biking and walking that will vie for a share of $360 million in federal and state funding from the state's new Active Transportation Program – the nation's largest.

April 18, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Signal AP


Strong earthquake strikes Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Marsha McLean: Cowboy Festival continues to grow

Gene Autry is best known as "America's favorite singing cowboy." He is an American legend, former Santa Clarita Valley resident, and the only entertainer to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

April 18, 2014 | By Marsha McLean Live from city hall | Columnists


Scott Wilk: Keep the cameras rolling

California is home to world class universities and technology giants such as Amgen, Google and Facebook. But our most famous industry that we export throughout the globe is television and film.

April 18, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here right now | Columnists


Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants 2-1 to avoid sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for his country, doing anything he could from afar to lift spirits in South Korea after all the lives lost during a devastating ferry accident.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hart grad Shields picks up first win of '14

HOUSTON (AP) - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Saugus softball picks up where it left off

Saugus softball picked up right where it left off before spring break, with another resounding Foothill League victory on Thursday afternoon.

April 17, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


American idols: When a nation falls in love with itself

Melissa Thurm started a religious blog in October to share her thoughts about her faith. But when she noticed her mounting obsession with checking for page views and new comments, Thurm realized it was taking a hit on her self-esteem.

April 17, 2014 | By Emmilie Buchanan-Whitlock Deseret News | Hot Topics


Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

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


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 17, 2014

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April 17, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

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


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