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COC basketball eliminated by Pasadena

PASADENA - The No. 13 seed College of the Canyons women's basketball team went scoreless for the final five minutes of the first half and never recovered, as the Cougars lost to No. 4 Pasadena City College 77-59 in the second round of the California Community College Athletic Associations Southern California Regional Playoffs on Saturday night at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.

March 01, 2014 | By Celina Baguiao For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Hart girls soccer moves on in playoffs

Hart girls soccer had yet to advance to penalty kicks this season.

March 01, 2014 | By Jon Stein For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Google Earth shows polar bears in arctic

MANITOBA, Canada – Google traded its iconic car for a Tundra Buggy to explore the habitat of polar bears.

March 01, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Dying man spends last 6 months making wife's dreams come true

WALES, United Kingdom - When Chris Price found out he had terminal cancer and just six months to live, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. Price immediately married his longtime girlfriend Ceri, and spent the last six months making memories to last a lifetime.

March 01, 2014 | By Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Hot Topics


Answering work emails at night can affect productivity the next day

Researchers from the University of Florida, Michigan State University and University of Washington conducted three studies to try to find a connection between using smartphones late in the evening and work productivity the next day. The Wall Street Journal details the studies that were done and the results.

March 01, 2014 | By Kailey McBride KSL | Hot Topics


Snow helps Sierra ski resorts late in year

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A string of storms has allowed some ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada to finally open all of their terrain, but others still need more snow before they can swing into full operation after an unusually dry winter.

March 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia executes de facto takeover of Crimea region

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia executed a de facto military takeover of a strategic region in Ukraine as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to proceed to protect Russian interests. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react to the swift takeover of Crimea by Russian troops already in Ukraine and more flown in, aided by pro-Russian Ukrainian groups.

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


California soaked but little drought help, damage

AZUSA, Calif. (AP) - A storm that brought some of the highest rainfall totals to the Los Angeles area in years, including eight inches on some mountains, was just the beginning of what the region needs to pull out of a major drought.

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


Storm continues to bring rain to the Santa Clarita Valley

A lingering winter storm continued to drop, at times, heavy rain on the Santa Clarita Valley Saturday, with some areas getting upwards of an inch of rain from the latest winter storm.

March 01, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ukraine official: 8 Russian cargo planes in Crimea

SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Armed men took control of key airports in Crimea on Friday and Russian transport planes flew into the strategic region, Ukrainian officials said, an ominous sign of the Kremlin's iron hand in Ukraine. President Barack Obama warned Moscow there will be costs if it intervenes militarily in Ukraine.

March 01, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Gov. Brown files for fourth term

OAKLAND (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown touted his record on jobs and education as he formally filed for re-election, responding to the campaign themes of a Republican opponent.

March 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Muslim turned Jew, shares his story

Born in Kuwait and raised a Muslim, Mark Halawa was taught that Jews are bad. Everything he learned about Jews warned him to keep his distance. This information was challenged when Halawa learned because his grandmother was born Jewish, he also was Jewish.

March 01, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Sleep Deprivation Puts Teens and Adults at Risk for Psychiatric Illness

Sleep-deprived teens have a high a risk of developing serious mental health disorders that parents and teachers may not recognize as behaviors associated with mental illness.

March 01, 2014 | By The Signal Staff and news services | COMMUNITY


Canyon basketball streaks into semifinals

On the wettest day Southern California has seen in months, the Canyon High Cowboys stuck with the theme and made it rain from the three-point line in their 84-53 win over visiting Elsinore High in Friday's quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs.

February 28, 2014 | By Matt Lechuga For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


UPDATE: Mud flows shut down canyon roads as storm blasts SCV

Two homes were evacuated in the Powerhouse Fire burn area and mountain roads were shut down around the Santa Clarita Valley as a major storm blasted into Southern California on Friday.

February 28, 2014 | By Luke Money and Lila Littlejohn Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Bluegrass legend Stanley to perform in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The old farm boy who used to raise cattle in a place called Big Spraddle Creek says at age 87, he doesn't even raise a garden.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Emboldened House conservatives planning next steps

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservatives emboldened by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's astonishing loss to a tea party-backed upstart are pledging to capitalize on their newfound political strength.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obamas kick off long weekend in California

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama is spending a long Father's Day weekend in the California desert oasis of Rancho Mirage.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Closures for I-5 Truck Lanes Project

Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of June 15-21, 2014, as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14). More information about the project is here.

June 14, 2014 | Source: California Department of Transportation | Santa Clarita Valley News


Athlete from Fiji killed in Northern California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A runner from Fiji was killed in a gang shooting in Northern California just weeks before he was set to attend a Louisiana university on a track scholarship, friends and authorities said.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll dead at 82

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Chuck Noll, the Hall of Fame coach who won a record four Super Bowl titles with the Pittsburgh Steelers, died Friday night at his home. He was 82.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: More US can do to help Native Americans

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday became only the third U.S. sitting president in eight decades to set foot in Indian Country, encountering both the wonder of Native American culture and the struggle of tribal life on a breeze-whipped afternoon in the prairie. Amid snapping flags and colorful, befeathered dancers, Obama declared that there was more the U.S. could do to help Native Americans.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Churches offer Summer VBS

This summer thousands of children will laugh, dance, throw water balloons, make crafts and sing, all while learning about God's love for them.

June 14, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Kershaw leads Dodgers over D-Backs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw allowed one run over seven innings, Matt Kemp homered for the first time in more than a month, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Friday night.

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Netherlands shocks Spain in World Cup opener

SAO PAULO (AP) - When no one expected it, the Dutch turned on the style with a barrage of spectacular World Cup goals and a 5-1 victory on Friday that totally humiliated defending champion Spain.

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Saugus' More than an Athlete: Dakota Botton

Editor's note: Today marks the fourth in a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."

June 13, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Kings win Stanley Cup with win over Rangers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alec Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Friday night.

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of June 15-22, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line.

June 13, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Flag Day is Saturday

Santa Clarita workers mounted American flags on light standards throughout the city Friday in preparation for Flag Day - an idea hatched by a Wisconsin school teacher.

June 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ex transit cop cries as he recalls fatal shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former Northern California transit officer cried on the witness stand Friday while describing how he shot and killed an unarmed man on a train station platform more than five years ago.

June 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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