Is it unlucky to rework your Friday the 13th column from last year? Let's find out:
You may recall my column in 2010 about how Barbie got spanked by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in its litigation against Bratz. In 2010, the 9th Circuit reversed a $100 million verdict in favor of Mattel against MGA, the owner of the Bratz line of dolls.
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Thanks to the voter-approved Proposition 11 and Proposition 20, the method of drawing new boundaries for Congress, State Board of Equalization, Senate and Assembly has been given to an independent citizens commission.
Popular Santa Clarita Valley rock band The McGrath Project has just signed a three-album recording deal with Brooklyn West Records, a division of Universal Records.
The SCV Senior Foundation will host its third annual Summer Golf Showdown at the Tournament Players Club in Valencia on Monday, June 20 teeing off at 9 a.m.
Editor's note: Jane Robison, the court's Public Information Officer, said she gave Signal reporter Jonathan Randles "the wrong sentencing" for Armik Sohrabian. The lead of this story has been updated to reflect the correct sentence. Comments relating to the error have been removed.
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Bill Lively sang his way around the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Valencia until he stopped next to the new 2011 Santa Clarita Valley Woman of the Year.
One set of housing statistics jumped out at me recently, numbers that reflect the stark reality, opportunity and tenuous recovery under way in the local residential real estate market.
The great American author Henry David Thoreau once said, "We can never have enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder-cloud, and the rain."
The Signal reported on April 28 in "City says 'no' to library tax," and again in a May 1 editor's note on "Where's the democracy in library-board pick," that it was "common" for a city council to appoint itself to a library board of directors.
It was Saturday afternoon and we were anchored about three hundred yards off Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands, 12 miles west of Ventura, California – also known as the American Galapagos.
Two months after a congressional subcommittee determined it needs a cost estimate before considering a bill to block a mega-mine in Santa Clarita; the request to conduct the estimate hasn't been made. Residents and the city have been fighting the proposed Canyon Country mine for more than two decades – yet, ironically, not all residents are opposed. The Signal chronicled the latest update on the mine in its Jan. 19th story titled "Another Cemex stall?" [http://www.signalscv.com/section/36/article/112730/ ]
TORONTO (AP) - Jamal Crawford wondered whether he might produce another 50-point game. In the end, Terrence Ross got one instead.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey scored first-period goals, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night in the NHL's first warm-weather outdoor game.
The Master's College men's basketball team lost in paint, as three Biola University post players scored in double-figures en route to an 80-66 Eagle win at The Master's College Saturday Night.
A recent campaign of beer commercials has fun with superstitious, obnoxious football fans and how their friends tolerate them if it results in their team winning.
A batch of interesting new movies has been released on DVD and Blu-ray this week, led by "Captain Phillips," which may cause you to scratch your head over why Tom Hanks was snubbed by the Oscars last week.
COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - A man carrying a shotgun opened fire at a busy shopping mall in suburban Baltimore on Saturday, sending store employees and customers scrambling for cover. Police said three people died, including the person believed to be the shooter. Five people were injured.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A record 17.9 million foreign travelers passed through Los Angeles International Airport last year as the economy improved.
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MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) - As his 7-year-old son Mikey lay in a hospital bed on life support, the victim of a drunk driver who had smashed into his family's car, Paul Cortez took the boy's hand and made a solemn promise to God: If his son survived, no matter in what condition, he and his family would always be there for him.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Santa Cruz authorities say a boogie boarder has died after powerful waves sent him crashing into rocks.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - When Neel Kashkari announced he was running for governor last week, he became the latest Californian of Indian descent to step onto the political stage, the most recent example of a rising trend in one of the nation's most ethnically diverse states.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Transportation officials and motorists are celebrating the end of a massive project to widen a freeway through inland Southern California.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - With the tightest three-way Oscar race in years, the 66th Directors Guild of America Awards could give "Gravity," ''American Hustle" or "12 Years a Slave" the edge in the home stretch to the Oscars.