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US judge upholds Conn. gun control law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A federal judge upheld Connecticut's gun control law on Thursday, saying the sweeping measure is constitutional even as he acknowledged the Second Amendment rights of gun owners who sued to block it.

January 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Frank Ferry: There’s nothing cool about graffiti

As a principal, father, and member of the City Council, I can tell you firsthand that environment and behavior go hand in hand. If we want the best students, we must provide an environment that supports learning, connectivity with quality educators and opportunities to study.

January 31, 2014 | By Frank Ferry Live from city hall | Columnists


America needs to change its energy policy

I don't know about you, but to me, reducing the threat of climate change would best be accomplished by having good flood control, stout construction, a reliable water supply and affordable energy - Not by following leaders who think we can reduce the threat of climate change by stopping the change.

January 31, 2014 | By Robert Stauffer Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Average Americans dress like bums

With perhaps the exception of church services (and even some of them need the following counsel), I have noticed that the average American - even at work - dresses like a bum, no pride in one's attire at all. Ragged blue jeans coupled with ragged tee-shirts dress most of our Santa Clarita residents, these days.

January 31, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Scott Wilk: ‘State of the State’ report

Last week Governor Jerry Brown tied Earl Warren for the number of State of the State addresses any governor has given. While that is a personal milestone that he can be proud of, the content of his vision for California is infinitely more important.

January 31, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here right now | Columnists


Interim LA County sheriff sworn in

LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Scott was sworn in Thursday as interim sheriff of Los Angeles County, two hours after Lee Baca stepped down as head of the nation's largest sheriff's department in the wake of a scandal over alleged jail beatings and corruption.

January 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Warriors rout Clippers

OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Andrew Bogut grabbed 17 boards and the Golden State Warriors whipped the Los Angeles Clippers 111-92 Thursday night.

January 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


UCLA beats Oregon on Wear putback

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Travis Wear's putback with 5.3 seconds to go gave UCLA a 70-68 victory over slumping Oregon on Thursday night.

January 30, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV College Sports


UPDATE: Lane closures go into effect on Lyons Avenue

A worker drilling near Lyons Avenue Thursday afternoon "inadvertently drilled through a high voltage, underground (Southern California) Edison power line," a spokeswoman said, leading to a series of lane closures that will last through the weekend.

January 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff’s Station stages saturation patrol

Deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Crime Prevention Unit, along with deputies from the Crime Impact Team, arrested two individuals and cited another following a Thursday morning saturation patrol operation on Santa Clarita's paseos, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Station.

January 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


NYC female firefighters trying to boost numbers

NEW YORK (AP) - As a New York City firefighter, Sarinya Srisakul didn't work with another woman for five years, and when she did, she took pictures because it was so rare.

January 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Toronto's mayor defends Justin Bieber

TORONTO (AP) - Toronto's favorite black sheep, Mayor Rob Ford, is rising to the defense of fellow Canadian Justin Bieber, who has recently been in the headlines for the wrong reasons.

January 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State gasoline, diesel consumption increase

Sacramento – California's gasoline consumption increased 0.9 percent, while diesel consumption increased 4.0 percent in the third quarter of 2013, according to fuel tax data released George Runner, Second District Member of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE).

January 30, 2014 | Source: Office of Board of Equalization member George Runner | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Jan. 30, 2014

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January 30, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Jan. 29, 2014

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January 30, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


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Red flag warning extended through Wednesday in SCV

National Weather Service forecasters extended a red flag warning through Wednesday in the Santa Clarita Valley and other mountain and valley areas of Southern California, warning of high fire danger and continued high winds and high temperatures.

May 12, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fabulous books to read to your grade-schooler

Learning to read is an important childhood milestone, like learning to walk and talk. Once your kids can read on their own, it's tempting to let your kids read to themselves. My advice? Keep reading!

May 12, 2014 | By Amy Peterson | Hot Topics


U.S. teen pregnancy, birth and abortion rates hit record lows in 2010, report says

Fewer teenagers are getting pregnant, having babies or seeking abortions, according to a new national report that says rates of all three are at historic lows.

May 12, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


Time to revisit your pricing

If there is one thing that makes me angry, it is the statement stuffed into my cable television bill telling me that the price I have to pay has gone up.

May 12, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Key member of Santa Clarita City Formation Committee to be honored

Mayor Laurene Weste will be hosting a "Lifetime of Service Tribute" to Connie Worden-Roberts, one of the original members of the city's first Planning Commission and a leader in the formation of the city of Santa Clarita.

May 12, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Food trucks find a home

Taking advantage of the growing food truck industry, Tiffany Ramos opened her own mobile food business and has organized a weekly gathering of other food trucks in Santa Clarita every Saturday evening.

May 12, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


COC Scholarly Presentation to Examine Phenomena of ‘Cashing in on Crime’

College of the Canyons faculty member Dr. Karyl Kicenski will present an eye-opening discussion focused on the American "prison market," prison privatization and the burgeoning businesses associated with the construction of prison facilities, during the spring 2014 Scholarly Presentation "Cashing in on Crime," taking place May 22, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC).

May 12, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


US on track for narrowest budget gap since 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government ran a big surplus in April, thanks to a flood of tax payments that helped keep the budget on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years.

May 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CIF-SS tennis brackets includes four SCV teams

The CIF-Southern Section Division II boys tennis playoffs brackets include four Foothill League teams.

May 12, 2014 | By Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 12, 2014

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May 12, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Washington Monument reopens after earthquake

WASHINGTON (AP) - The towering symbol that honors the nation's first president reopened to the public Monday, nearly three years after an earthquake cracked and chipped the 130-year-old stone obelisk.

May 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Photo released of SCV 'upskirt photo victim' skirt

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives today released a small-sized photo of the alleged victim's dress (taken from surveillance video during the incident) in the "upskirt photo victim" case. They're hoping the victim will come forward.

May 12, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Extremist video shows abducted girls praying

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - A new video from Nigeria's Boko Haram purports to show schoolgirls, covered in hijab, who are being held captive by the Islamic extremists.

May 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wet spring snows hit Rockies, Nebraska

DENVER (AP) - A spring storm that has brought over a foot of snow to parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska and thunderstorms and tornadoes to the Midwest was slowing down travelers and left some without power Monday morning.

May 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fox unveils schedule, cutting back 'Idol'

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox will cut "American Idol" to one night for several weeks next spring, part of a reset for a struggling network that will have 11 new series in the coming year including the much-awaited "Batman" prequel "Gotham."

May 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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