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Many candidates call for more spending on seniors at Senior Center forum

The 80 or so attendees of a Santa Clarita City Council forum held Tuesday afternoon at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center sat in chairs on a floor scuffed, scratched and worn from use.

March 04, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Heroin use, deaths declining in the Santa Clarita Valley, detectives say

Fewer people in the Santa Clarita Valley are using heroin compared to the alarming numbers witnessed two years ago, local narcotics detectives said this week.

March 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water Shortages: Thank Politics or Mother Nature?

The record dry year we are in has been in the news. Primarily the editorials and citizen feedback have been calls for more conservation.

March 04, 2014 | By Maria Gutzeit SCV Voices | Columnists


‘Indie Saturday’ to celebrate films with an SCV tie

College of the Canyons' Humanities Department on Saturday will host a celebration of independent films that have ties to the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama seeks millions to expand ports of entry

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is recommending spending more than $300 million to expand two major border crossings between California and Mexico.

March 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cold, gray day doesn't stop Mardi Gras revelers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Revelers endured bitter winter temperatures and a chilling rain along parade routes Tuesday as New Orleans' 2014 Carnival season neared a close.

March 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


RadioShack closing 1,100 stores as troubles grow

NEW YORK (AP) - There will soon be about 1,100 fewer places to buy batteries.

March 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


High-Speed Rail Initiative Enters Circulation

SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Debra Bowen today announced the proponent of a new initiative may begin collecting petition signatures for his measure.

March 04, 2014 | Source: California Secretary of State's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sierra snowpack one-third normal; outlook mixed

(AP) - Weather watchers in the Sierra Nevada say they need a "Miracle March" to recover from an abysmal winter that has produced only one-third of the normal snowpack by this time of year.

March 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


How to look for the sun after a gloomy day

We've all had them. We've all experienced a day when we just want to crawl back into bed and start the day over. For some of us, those bad days just keep getting worse. One thing after another keeps going wrong until we finally reach our breaking point.

March 04, 2014 | By Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


‘Frozen’ makes history two times over on Oscar weekend

It was a big weekend for Disney's animated juggernaut, "Frozen." The 53rd feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series made history not once but twice, giving further reason to believe that this could be a second renaissance for the legendary animation company.

March 04, 2014 | By Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Hot Topics


5 best Oscar moments according to social media

HOLLYWOOD - If you missed the Oscars, here's what you need to know. Host Ellen Degeneres crashed Twitter and set a new record, "12 Years a Slave" won best picture, and if anyone asks you today who you thought was best dressed, you'll be safe to say Lupita Nyong'o.

March 04, 2014 | By Natalie Wardel KSL | Hot Topics


Covered California enrollment surges in Los Angeles County

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Covered California™ and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced today that from Oct. 1, 2013, to Jan. 31, 2014, 198,158 consumers in Los Angeles County enrolled in subsidized and unsubsidized Covered California health insurance plans.

March 04, 2014 | Source: Covered California | Signal AP


Santa Clarita Water Division receives budgeting award

Santa Clarita Water (SCWD), a division of Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA), received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for its FY 2013/14 Budget. To receive the award, the budget document must be rated "proficient" in all four categories, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, that demonstrate how well the budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. The award reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meet the highest principles of governmental ...

March 04, 2014 | Source: Castaic Lake Water Agency | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama 2015 budget focuses on boosting economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget Tuesday that would funnel money into road building, education and other economy-bolstering programs, handing Democrats a playbook for their election-year themes of creating jobs and narrowing the income gap between rich and poor.

March 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Gun control group marches across Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK (AP) - Some carried photos of loved ones cut down by a bullet. Others held signs imploring Congress to act. And nearly all shouted out "Not one more," a tear-stained rallying cry embraced by those who believe the U.S. needs tougher gun control laws.

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


Ukraine vows to punish rebels who downed plane

NOVOHANNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's new president declared Sunday a day of mourning and vowed to punish those responsible after pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard.

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


Obama says climate change deniers ignoring science

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama said denying climate change is like arguing the moon is made of cheese, as he issued a call to action on global warming to Saturday's graduates of the University of California, Irvine.

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


Thousands of Iraqi men answer urgent call to arms

BAGHDAD (AP) - Thousands of Shiites from Baghdad and across southern Iraq answered an urgent call to arms Saturday, joining security forces to fight the Islamic militants who have captured large swaths of territory north of the capital and now imperil a city with a much-revered religious shrine.

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


Condor makes rare flight to Northern California

PESCADERO, Calif. (AP) - A California condor that was released into the wild last year has been spotted in a part of Northern California where the endangered species hasn't been seen in more than a century.

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


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


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