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Rock pioneer Ritchie Valens remembered 50 years later

He was only 17 when his life was snuffed out in a small plane crash 2,500 miles from his family and friends. That in and of itself, is a tragic enough ending for a young life, but this was no ordinary kid.

February 08, 2009 | By E.J. Stephens Thinking History | Signal Lifestyle


Six Flags Magic Mountain earns recognition

Despite a harsh economy, Six Flags Magic Mountain and the Boy & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, made the holiday season much merrier for the children in Southern California. Nearly 15,000 toys were collected by Magic Mountain for children that may have otherwise gone without during the holidays.

February 08, 2009 | By Linda Haddad For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Saugus Jazz Band hosts pizza party

The Saugus High School Jazz Band is hosting a Jazz Night, Wednesday at Vicenzo's Pizza.

February 08, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hospital's bad choice

David Gauny's letter to the editor, "Hospital chose its own fate" (Letters to the Editor, Jan. 31) is right on the mark.

February 08, 2009 | By Carl Porter Valencia | Letters to the Editor


A look at tolerance

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has developed a mobile teaching program to educate high school freshman about the dangers and consequences of hate crimes, and it appears it's already had an impact.

February 08, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials launch program to protect vacant SCV homes

When real estate agent Charlene Sarnecki recently went to a supposedly vacant home in Canyon Country, she found sleeping bags, beer cans on the fireplace and some lights on.

February 07, 2009 | By Elston He For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Call an HVAC professional for furnace problems

Hi, Robert:

February 07, 2009 | By Robert Lamoureux Your Home Improvements | Your Home


Rotarians donate $500 to students

"My first impression of the Santa Clarita Valley was that it was one long, brown, dusty road," guest speaker Joann Lombardi told SCV Rotarians at their Feb. 4 meeting.

February 07, 2009 | By Linda Pederson For The Signal | Local Business News


Michael Picarella: Valentine’s Day: I must reflect

The following are random Valentine's Day reflections:

February 07, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Faith Calendar

Friendly Valley service

February 07, 2009 | Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 7, 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:

First Word

February 07, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


AAA offers alternative to DMV

A group of rain-soaked people stood shivering outside of the Newhall office of the Department of Motor Vehicles, which closed Friday due to a state furlough day.

February 07, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


DMV takes day off

Local legislators say the state's employee furlough days are unfortunate but necessary, while union members are troubled about lost wages and reduced services in such trying economic times.

February 07, 2009 | By Jessica Selva For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia takes care of basketball, gets good games from Hill, Wright

After falling to West Ranch in the teams' first matchup of the season, Valencia made a few changes and turned the tables on the Wildcats.

It took just two changes for the Vikings to defeat West Ranch 43-37 at Valencia High on Friday night.

February 07, 2009 | By Trevor Sojka For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Hart blasts its way past Cowboys

For the Canyon boys basketball team to pull the upset of Hart Friday night, it would need solid shooting and tough defense.

February 07, 2009 | By Trevor Sojka For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


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Angels complete the sweep of Boston

BOSTON (AP) - Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Kershaw pitches another gem for Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw scattered three hits over eight innings while outdueling Tyson Ross, Justin Turner hit a two-run homer and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Thursday night.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Bodies of 2 men found in adjacent California yards

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have discovered two men dead in neighboring backyards in Northern California.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) - It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Marine waives extradition from Alaska

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A former Marine charged with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft has waived extradition from Alaska.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NCAA files intent to appeal O'Bannon decision

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Legislature approves bill to protect children from domestic violence

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate gave final, unanimous approval Thursday to a bill by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to protect children from domestic abusers during court proceedings and after offenders are released from prison or jail. The vote came a day after the measure was approved 78-0 by the Assembly.

August 21, 2014 | Source: Sen. Fran Pavley's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cops greet students at school where plot thwarted

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police are greeting students on the first day of classes in the Los Angeles suburb where two teens allegedly plotted a high school massacre.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Record drought saps California honey production

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) - California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Aid groups: US workers with Ebola out of hospital

ATLANTA (AP) - The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital where they were treated, the aid groups they were working for said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fighting in Ukraine as aid convoy reaches customs

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to the hard-hit city of Luhansk began to make tentative steps toward its destination.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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