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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


Vigil marks 6 months since disappearance of college student

Childhood pictures of Bryce Laspisa, the teen who went missing six months ago, greeted guests to the multipurpose room of Real Life Church on Friday for a small vigil of hope that the young man would be found.

February 28, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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US mulls military action in Iraq

LONDON (AP) - The U.S. is contemplating military action in Iraq to quell the fast-moving insurgency because it has spent years investing in Iraq's future, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


AP source: Sterling hires investigators

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 other owners, said a person familiar with Sterling's legal strategy.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Small quake shakes Cajon Pass region

WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. (AP) - A small earthquake has occurred in Southern California near the northeast end of the San Gabriel Mountains.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FAA controllers still working 'rattler' schedules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Air traffic controllers are still working schedules known as "rattlers" that make it likely they'll get little or no sleep before overnight shifts, more than three years after a series of incidents involving controllers sleeping on the job, according to a government report released Friday.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bergdahl back in US

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to the United States early Friday after his release from five years in captivity in Afghanistan in a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban.

June 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Resignation of mayor sought over dog poop incident

SAN MARINO (AP) - The mayor of a wealthy California town who was caught on camera tossing dog poop onto the walkway of a political opponent is being asked to resign by residents who say he smeared their image.

June 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Laurene Weste: Events with benefits: fun for a cause in the SCV

The city of Santa Clarita is home to numerous nonprofit organizations that benefit residents from all walks of life.

June 13, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Is our government balanced or imbalanced?

Even during the original ratifications, implementation of procedures and policies in our government faced changes to the Constitution (or Articles of Confederation, March 1, 1781).

June 13, 2014 | W.T. Stevenson Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Scott Wilk: Raising awareness to DIPG

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG, is a terminal brain disease that affects children aged 5 to 10 years.

June 13, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here right now | Columnists


Winning Coach Ousted

Rocket Collins, 13 seasons as boys head basket coach at Valencia High School, has been relieved of his position.

June 13, 2014 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Kings eager to raise Stanley Cup at home in Game 5

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings already know there's no place like home ice for a coronation.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Neymar leads Brazil to 3-1 World Cup win over Croatia

SAO PAULO (AP) - Neymar showed why he is carrying Brazil's hopes at the World Cup, scoring twice on Thursday to help the underwhelming hosts escape a disappointing start to the tournament.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Spurs move closer to winning NBA title

MIAMI (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs have three more chances to grab the championship trophy that slipped away last year.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Millar to speak at ArtTree

Michael Millar, a founding member of the Santa Clarita Arts Commission, will be the guest speaker Wednesday at the ArtTree Community Arts Center.

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


Governor, lawmakers face weekend budget deadline

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers are trying to work out the final details of a budget for the coming fiscal year that largely adheres to the governor's call for fiscal prudence while providing a modest boost to social and education programs.

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


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