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Smith-Sidwell

Kirk and Jo Ann Smith, longtime residents of Santa Clarita, are proud to announce the engagement of their son Kirk Smith II to Amanda Sidwell, of El Segundo.

January 23, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


In the service: Jones, Tate and Tate

Lashondra R. Jones

January 23, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Lasagna dinner funds scholarships

The 43rd annual Xi Nu Zeta Lasagne Dinner will be held Saturday, Feb. 26 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Newhall.

January 23, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Seeking sweet success in Saugus

She's catered for celebrities and was a private chef at the Playboy Mansion.

January 23, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


George Uba: Removing N-word ruins ‘Huck Finn’

I want to share my thoughts about replacing the notorious N-word in "Huckleberry Finn." But not just yet.

January 23, 2011 | George Uba | Columnists


Don’t protect our students from words

Let's not just change Mark Twain's words. Let's be sure all the offensive words are removed from all the books on all the bookshelves.

January 23, 2011 | By Dianna Poetker Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


It’s time for Weste to leave City Council

As a citizen of Santa Clarita, it's time for City Councilwoman Laurene Weste to resign, or the other council members need to vote her off the board.

January 23, 2011 | By Ed Ventresca Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Our View: Circle of Hope in good hands

There's a new day dawning at the Circle of Hope, a Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit that helps those diagnosed with breast cancer.

January 23, 2011 | Our View | Signal Editorials


SCV’s Newsmakers nominees announced

Nominations for the 14th annual Newsmakers of the Year awards have been announced. The award nominations were voted on by a committee of community leaders and the board of the Santa Clarita Valley Press Club.

January 23, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dan Portillo: ‘Finn’ prepares students for real life

The debate rages on over whether high schools across the United States should clean up the N-word from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" or ban the book altogether from the literary canon.

January 23, 2011 | Dan Portillo | Columnists


Tony Strickland: Don’t penalize citizens with ‘crash tax’

Suppose you and your family take a vacation to our state Capitol. You pay for plane tickets up to Sacramento. You pay for a rental car for the week. You pay for a hotel. Every day, you pay for food and entertainment for your family. You pay for all this, including the local sales tax imposed by the city.

January 23, 2011 | Tony Strickland | Columnists


Lorrie Wood: Changing ‘Finn’ rewrites history

In the wake of Arizona's recent tragedies and the ensuing debate over the literal interpretation of political rhetoric, the question begging to be asked is: How does the general public recognize figurative language and interpret meaning beyond the confines of literal interpretation?

January 23, 2011 | Lorrie Wood | Columnists


Grant Horner: Don’t judge ‘Finn’ by use of one word

If satire needs to be explained to you, you do not deserve its riches.

January 23, 2011 | By Grant Horner | Columnists


Hold-ups at crime scenes

As thousands watched the Fourth of July fireworks show above Westfield Valencia Town Center, an Infiniti sedan crashed into an SUV, and was launched into a crowd of spectators gathered at Valencia Boulevard and Mall Entrance in Valencia.

January 23, 2011 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart High School screens 'Race to Nowhere' Feb. 9

Hart High School will host a screening of "Race to Nowhere," an education documentary, on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m.

January 22, 2011 | Source: Reel Link Films | SCV Raw


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Lawmakers skeptical about Obama surveillance idea

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the congressional intelligence committees are pushing back against a key part of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance, saying it is unworkable for the government to let someone else control how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Parades, marches and service projects to honor MLK

ATLANTA (AP) - The nation paused to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with parades, marches and service projects.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80

ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tom Purcell: Little nuns vs. Goliath

It's a story about how freedom is all.

January 20, 2014 | By Tom Purcell Commentary | Columnists


Joe Gandelman: Don’t count Chris Christie out (yet)

People waiting to get New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's last pound of flesh may have a long wait, and not for the obvious reason.

January 20, 2014 | By Joe Gandelman Independent's Eye | Columnists


Byron York: Jobs should stay in focus

There was a lot to talk about when House Speaker John Boehner appeared before reporters recently for the first time since the holiday break. There are continuing fights over Obamacare. Immigration reform. Appropriations bills. The debt ceiling. The Democratic push for the president's "inequality agenda."

January 20, 2014 | By Byron York Commentary | Columnists


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


TMC hoops starts league off right

The Master's College men's and women's basketball team opened conference play with strong starts, while Mustang baseball swept Simpson University in the squad's season-opening series.

January 19, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Broncos to play on Super Bowl Sunday

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Seahawks heading to Super Bowl

SEATTLE (AP) - Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle's top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Legislative deadline nears for hundreds of bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


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