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Pope to travel to Holy Land in May amid peace push

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis will travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan in May, his first visit to the Holy Land and one that comes amid a new U.S. push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry: US will support Iraq, but without troops

JERUSALEM (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States will support Iraq's fight against al-Qaida-linked militants who have overrun two cities, but won't send in American troops.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NY set to allow limited use of medical marijuana

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York would become the 21st state to allow medical use of marijuana under an initiative Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil this week.

January 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Small plane makes emergency landing on NYC highway

NEW YORK (AP) - A small plane traveling to Connecticut after taking a tour of the Statue of Liberty made an emergency landing Saturday on a New York City interstate highway, startling drivers but touching down safely with no serious injuries to anyone aboard or on the ground, officials said.

January 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Al-Qaida group says responsible for Beirut bombing

BEIRUT (AP) - An al-Qaida linked group claimed responsibility on Saturday for a suicide car bombing last week in a Shiite-dominated neighborhood in Lebanon, as its fighters fought other rebels in neighboring Syria in the most serious infighting since the uprising began.

January 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tom Campbell: 2013 may have been dry, but it kept CLWA busy

Now that one of our all-time driest years has drawn to a close, we at Castaic Lake Water Agency are reflecting proudly on the past year and our successes in providing the Santa Clarita Valley a reliable supply of quality water

January 05, 2014 | By Tom Campbell Commentary | Columnists


Val Verde families adopted for the holidays

Braces for a young child, bicycles for under the tree, clothing, shoes, toys, electronic gadgets, cooked Christmas dinners for 15 local adopted families, tears of joy from a mother seeing boxes of gifts to take to her home are among the scenes our staff was privileged to witness at Christmas.

January 05, 2014 | Submitted by Ken Wiseman Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Athletic Club has new owner

After languishing in declining conditions, a bankruptcy and changes in ownership, the Santa Clarita Athletic Club landed in the hands of privately owned gym and fitness club owner Wade Gates of Ohio.

January 05, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


6th Annual Central Park Walkers Potluck

January 05, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Ken Keller: Fast start your 2014

Tomorrow is Monday, January 6, and people will be back to work. Hopefully, the company plan for 2014 has been nailed down and assignments to key result areas are known and responsibilities for achievement assigned.

January 05, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Your Voice, Your Stories, Your Photos

Welcome to 2014.

January 05, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Teens in crisis get a supportive hand

"Our human compassion binds us, the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learned how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future." ~ Nelson Mandela

January 05, 2014 | By Kim Goldman Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Stopping theft in its tracks

Each year, in the United States, more than 13 billion dollars worth of products are stolen from suppliers. According to Wikipedia, in 2008, there were 650,385 larceny (shoplifting) incidents that were reported in California.

January 05, 2014 | By Daniel Cox Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


The Christmas Miracle

They say angels come in all forms. I find this especially true after so many of them showed last week to show my children the true meaning of Christmas.

January 05, 2014 | By Jessica Dering Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


David Hegg: Wrong kind of sensitivity

As we begin the New Year it may help us all to think clearly about the expectations we have for ourselves and for those around us. Two questions will help get us started.

January 05, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


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California farmer locked in battle with union

SANGER, Calif. (AP) - Six months ago, workers at one of the largest fruit farms in the U.S. went to the ballot box to decide if they would continue to be represented by the United Farm Workers, which won that right two decades ago but never forged a labor contract.

May 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wiggins odds-on favorite to win Tour of California

Bradley Wiggins might be the only one who doesn't consider himself the overwhelming favorite to win the Tour of California when it begins Sunday in Sacramento.

May 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


9/11 remains returned to World Trade Center site

NEW YORK (AP) - The unidentified remains of those killed on Sept. 11 returned to the World Trade Center site in a solemn procession on a foggy Saturday morning.

May 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 LA merchants banned for counterfeiting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Los Angeles merchants described as chronic counterfeiters have been fined more than $26 million and permanently barred from the downtown Fashion District.

May 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Officer killed in Beverly Hills truck crash

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A cement truck smashed into a pickup truck Friday, killing an off-duty Los Angeles police detective on the same steep road where another truck accident killed an LAPD policeman two months ago.

May 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Using talents to serve community

This summer thousands of local children will attend Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs across the valley. In preparation for that, a team of talented movie industry professionals are hard at work on a special project for the VBS program at Christ Lutheran Church.

May 10, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


10 ways to make mom's day

Mother's Day is great, don't get me wrong. However, as much as I love flowers and homemade paperclip pots, there are ways that my family can make me feel special every day of the year. Whether it's acknowledgement from a teenage child, inclusion from adult kids or a father teaching his children respect for their mother, all children have something to give their moms. Here are 10 things I would love to receive from my children, no matter their stage of life.

May 09, 2014 | By Heather Hale FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Top 5 animated mothers of all time

There are a lot of theories as to why dear old mom almost never holds a principal role in animated films. Since the market is pretty much dominated by Disney and Disney/Pixar, the story of Walt Disney's mother and her untimely death have made some wonder if the role of mom has been intentionally downgraded over the years. (I'll wait while you Google that. Done? Sad, right?)

May 09, 2014 | By Nicole Pollard KSL | Hot Topics


Hot-shooting Thunder beat Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 36 points, Russell Westbrook added 23 and the Oklahoma City Thunder outplayed the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter for a 118-112 victory Friday night and a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.

May 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hart baseball alone on top of league

The Hart Indians weren't about to give the Golden Valley Grizzlies another chance to ruin their Foothill League title chances.

May 09, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


FedEx truck is rolled after collision

Three L.A. County Fire engine companies responded to a traffic collision between a Honda Civic and Federal Express truck that rolled on its side on Rye Canyon Road at Avenue Scott in Valencia on Friday afternoon. Hazardous Materials Task Force 150 responded when it was reported that the truck may had been transporting hazardous materials. Later it was determined that the materials had not leaked. Minor injuries were reported at the scene but no one was transported to the hospital. Rye Canyon Road was closed between Avenue Scott and Avenue Stanford for more than an hour during the incident.

May 09, 2014 | By Dan Watson | Signal AP


Detectives seek upskirt photo victim

Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are seeking the identity of a female who they believe was an upskirt photo victim, station officials said this week.

May 09, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bringing the pages of history to life for SCV students

Hundreds of students sat on the grass in front of Placerita Junior High School on Friday listening to a man in baggy red pants and a cap with a yellow tassel.

May 09, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


California fire chief eludes statewide manhunt

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - After a week of futility, authorities appeared no closer Friday to finding a state fire battalion chief being sought in the stabbing death of his girlfriend inside their home near Sacramento.

May 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


War hero, Olympian Zamperini to lead Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Ninety-seven-year-old World War II hero and former Olympian Louis Zamperini was named grand marshal of the 2015 Rose Parade on Friday.

May 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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