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Newhall Escrow celebrates 50 years

Newhall Escrow has been around Santa Clarita longer than most of its residents. Santa Clarita wasn't even a city yet.

October 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Gradually, then suddenly

I wasn't too happy to read about the closing of the Spectrum Health Club in The Signal but I was not surprised. For many months my wife and I had been discussing the likelihood of it happening.

October 27, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food | Business Columns


Getting Around in Senegal

This summer, for sixteen days, I had the opportunity to participate in a life-changing service trip to Senegal, a wonderful country on the coast of West Africa.

October 27, 2013 | By Claire Campbell Community Contributor | Canyon Country


Be true to your own self

This weekend will mark 496 years since a young monk strolled to the university church in Wittenberg, Germany, and tacked a list of 95 statements to the door intending to start a conversation about abuses in the church.

October 27, 2013 | David W. Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Creating new water sources

Water is scarce in the Santa Clarita Valley. We live in a desert, so our region must import half of all its supply from northern California, increasing costs and decreasing reliability.

October 27, 2013 | Stephen L. Cole SCV Voices | Columnists


Angels for Jack

Our family moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in December of 2008, just two months after the Marek fire that took our home in Kagel Canyon and a lifetime of possessions. The fire also destroyed all of the tools my husband used in his construction business.

October 27, 2013 | By Janet Demeter Community Contributor | Canyon Country


Local son’s star shines

Showing at the Regal Cinema in Canyon Country in the past few weeks, "Grace Unplugged" features Michael Welch as the character Quentin in the movie.

October 27, 2013 | Submitted By Jill Welch | Canyon Country


Submit your community stories and photos

In a twist on the age-old news model where the media reports items it believes to be important to the community at large – Signal Multimedia is launching the new section to give people in the SCV a platform for describing what they believe makes their own community special.

October 27, 2013 | Signal Staff | Canyon Country


Obstruction call gives Cardinals win in Game 3

ST. LOUIS (AP) - No way Allen Craig and the St. Louis Cardinals would get tripped up in one of the wildest World Series endings imaginable.

October 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


UCLA fades away late

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Byron Marshall ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Oregon wore down No. 12 UCLA's stout defense for a 42-14 victory on Saturday night.

October 26, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Trinity fires on all cylinders

Spencer Klehn scored five first-half touchdowns, four of which came in the first quarter alone, helping Trinity Classic Academy bounce back from a two-point loss to Joshua Springs last week and blowout Bloomington Christian by a score of 71-7 at Saugus High School.

October 26, 2013 | By Brent Maranto For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Marcia Wallace dies, voice of 'Simpsons' Krabappel

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marcia Wallace, the voice of scoffing schoolteacher Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," whose wise-cracking characters on "The Bob Newhart Show" and other prime-time hits endeared her to generations of TV viewers, has died.

October 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


No. 2 Ducks overcome Bruins

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Byron Marshall ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Oregon wore down No. 12 UCLA's stout defense for a 42-14 victory on Saturday night.

October 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Vote on chloride issue scheduled for Monday night

Directors for the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District are due to decide Monday night on a plan to reduce chloride in the Santa Clara River.

October 26, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dominant defense propels USC past Utah 19-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dion Bailey watched the first half in street clothes on the Southern California sideline. When the Trojans lost yet another safety to injury, Bailey got a painkilling shot, pulled on his uniform and played the second half.

October 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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Andrew G. Fried: Concerning crosses and county seals

The First Amendment of our nation's Constitution establishes five rights that the founding fathers considered so important, they listed them first in the Bill of Rights.

January 27, 2014 | By Andrew G. Fried SCV Voices | Columnists


Wawrinka captures Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Stan Wawrinka added a win over Rafael Nadal to his list of firsts in a stunning run to his maiden Grand Slam title, extending his rival's injury-cursed run at the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 upset in Sunday's final.

January 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


UCLA bests Cal at home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There was once a time when it was almost impossible to beat UCLA on its home court.

January 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Lakers fall short in New York

NEW YORK (AP) - No 62-point game for Carmelo Anthony on Sunday. He didn't even match his first-half total from Friday night.

January 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC baseball on a roll

Men's Basketball:

January 26, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Want to get the flu? Volunteers sneeze for science

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.

January 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


White House warns Obama could go around Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will work with Congress where he can and circumvent lawmakers where he must, his top advisers warned Sunday in previewing Tuesday's State of the Union speech.

January 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The new face of food stamps: working-age Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps - a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients.

January 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia Zone 5 alert:burglarlies reported

Zone 5-Valencia had twenty Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week which has been the highest number of reported incidents this year. The criminal incidents included residential/vehicle burglaries, theft from unlocked vehicles, and shoplifting from local businesses.

January 26, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Brutal cold returns to Midwest for extended stay

CHICAGO (AP) - An unusual weather pattern driving bitterly cold air from the Arctic Circle south across a huge swath of the Midwest is expected to send temperatures plummeting Monday from Minneapolis to Louisville, Ky., the latest punch from a winter that is in some areas shaping up as one of the coldest on record.

January 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Brain-dead pregnant woman taken off life support

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The family of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman said Sunday afternoon that she has been removed from life support following a judge's ruling that a Fort Worth hospital was misapplying state law in the case.

January 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Deal on women, children in besieged Syrian city

GENEVA (AP) - Women and children trapped in a Syrian city under government siege will be permitted to leave as soon as Sunday under a deal that marked the first tangible - if limited - sign of progress in peace talks.

January 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police identify gunman in Maryland mall shooting

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - The gunman who shot and killed two people at a Maryland mall was a 19-year-old man from suburban Washington, police said Sunday, but it remained unclear whether he was personally acquainted with his victims.

January 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli official: Palestine should allow settlers

Israeli official: Palestine should allow settlers

January 26, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Signal AP


Funeral held for autistic NYC boy who vanished

NEW YORK (AP) - Strangers who helped try to find an autistic New York City teen who walked out of his school and disappeared joined his family and friends Saturday for his funeral, somberly marking the tragic end of their three-month search.

January 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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