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Cut out junk food ads in schools, government says

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just about what America's kids are getting in the lunch line.

February 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nearly 1,400 lifers in California's prisons have been released over the past three years in a sharp turnaround in a state where murderers and others sentenced to life with the possibility of parole almost never got out.

February 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Surgery, wigs, tape: Stars' red carpet secrets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The flawless looks about to be unveiled on the Oscars red carpet have been months in the making and require an army of experts.

February 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country East Crime Report Zone 8: deputies investigate thefts

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station

February 25, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Services set Saturday for Richard Sherwin ‘Gus’ Trueblood

Graveside services are scheduled Saturday for Richard Sherwin "Gus" Trueblood, a member of the Trueblood family who moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1938 and long owned The Signal.

February 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Are You and Your Vehicle Ready For Wet Weather Driving?

Are you ready for some rain? The winter storms headed towards LA County this week could be the wettest in almost two years according to the National Weather Service. One thing our deputies always hear, especially during wet weather is, "people in Southern California don't know how to drive in the rain." Regardless of how much rain is expected to fall this week, now is great time to prepare for the wet weather.

February 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year should the Afghan government refuse to sign a security agreement with the U.S, the White House said Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AP Exclusive: Few Army women want combat jobs

FORT EUSTIS, Va. (AP) - Only a small fraction of Army women say they'd like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle, according to preliminary results from a survey of the service's nearly 170,000 women.

February 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Congress skeptical about plan to shrink military

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's push for a smaller, nimbler military must now face the scrutiny of a Congress that has spent years battling the Pentagon's vision for a new security strategy.

February 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even the scoreboards in high school gyms eventually will have to promote good health.

February 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Uganda tabloid prints list of 'top' homosexuals

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country's "200 top" homosexuals, outing some Ugandans who previously had not identified themselves as gay one day after the president enacted a harsh anti-gay law.

February 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California officers killed in crash remembered

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Two California Highway Patrol officers who died while responding to a crash earlier this month were remembered Monday as men dedicated to their families, friends and those they served.

February 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fake gun in Newhall leads to real gunpoint detainment

Four people filming a scene with a fake gun outside a Newhall office building got a big surprise Monday night when SCV deputies drew real guns and detained them in connection with an alleged armed robbery, an official from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

February 25, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teacher character above all else

Not to worry, Johnny. Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.

February 25, 2014 | Bernard A. Galipeau Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Let’s remove blight, not just relocate it

In response to Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar's Feb. 23 column published in The Signal: Removing the billboards within the city boundaries is a worthy priority for our city and a certainly a complicated endeavor.

February 25, 2014 | Brian Springer Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


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Castaic/Val Verde Zone 2: car theft probed

The following crimes were reported in Zone 2, Castaic/Val Verde.

June 12, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


US pushing cops to stay mum on surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned.

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


California home prices rise slightly in May

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A research firm says California home prices rose slightly to a new 6½-year high last month as tight inventories limited sales.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police and World Cup protesters clash in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) - Protesters and Brazilian police clashed in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on Thursday ahead of the first World Cup match, but the demonstrations largely died down before kickoff.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Militant group to march on Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) - The al-Qaida-inspired group that led this week's charge in capturing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq vowed Thursday to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government's ability to slow the assault following lightning gains.

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


College of the Canyons to Present 5th Annual CareerCampSCV

The College of the Canyons Job & Career Center will present its fifth annual CareerCampSCV event, providing students and community members with a rewarding, educational and extremely interesting day of career-themed speakers and workshops.

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


SCV Sheriff launches "Staying Safe" program

Protecting Our Youth. Know Where They're At! Know What They're Doing! Staying Involved = Staying Safe.

June 12, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Ex-president Bush, 90, makes parachute jump

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in coastal Maine, delivering on a vow he made five years ago even though he can no longer use his legs.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actress Ruby Dee dead at 91

NEW YORK (AP) - Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq violence threatens OPEC's precarious balance

NEW YORK (AP) - The oil market has balanced out quite nicely for OPEC in recent years. Now, upheaval in Iraq shows that balance may be more precarious than it has seemed.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some states roll back teacher tenure protections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even before a judge's scathing ruling against California's teacher tenure policies, the once-sacred protections that make it harder to fire teachers already had been weakened in many states - and even removed altogether in some places.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA postpones Mars 'flying saucer' test on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bad weather is preventing NASA from launching a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Drilling states explore human-made earthquakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts from energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes. The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing and five small tremors in eastern Ohio, a first in the Northeast.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Lunetta: Earl’s graduation speech

My Uncle Earl was recently invited to give the commencement speech at the Robert Oppenheimer School for Really Smart Kids, a charter school approved by the Newhall School District but located in Lancaster.

June 12, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


A's offense backs Tommy Milone

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 1/2 games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.

June 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


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