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Multiracial students now designated on California school forms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's Department of Education is the first in the country to add "multiracial" to school enrollment forms. The wording "Multiracial students/staff may select two or more races" is now an option for school districts throughout the state for students and staff self-identification of their races.

May 28, 2010 | Source: Project RACE | SCV Raw


Ganassi going for unprecedented double at Indianpolis Speedway Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Chip Ganassi won't choose which trophy - Daytona or Indianapolis - means more.

Come Sunday, he'd rather sip the milk out of both.

May 28, 2010 | By Michael Marot AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


New study shows only fraction of students attend summer learning programs

WASHINGTON -- When schools close for the summer, safe and enriching learning environments are out of reach and replaced by boredom, lost opportunities and risk for too many children.

May 28, 2010 | Source: Afterschool Alliance | SCV Raw


Antonovich sponsors summer youth intern program at county parks

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - In a competitive process, sixty-five young people were chosen to participate in a summer program sponsored by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich that offers training, experience and opportunities working with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation at parks throughout the Fifth District including:

May 28, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


NASA spacecraft penetrates mysteries of Martian ice cap

PASADENA, Calif. -- Data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have helped scientists solve a pair of mysteries dating back four decades and provided new information about climate change on the Red Planet.

May 28, 2010 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Mom’s Club hosts Fundraising Boutique, Family Resource Fair June 5

Mom's Club of Saugus is hosting a Fundraising Boutique and Family Resource Fair on Saturday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Albertson's parking lot.

May 28, 2010 | Source: Mom's Club | SCV Raw


Obama arrives in Gulf as BP tries to stop oil leak

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - BP's chief executive cautioned Friday that it will be two more days before anyone knows if the latest fix attempt will stop the oil spewing into the sea, and President Barack Obama arrived on the Gulf Coast to tell residents they are not alone in dealing with it.

May 28, 2010 | Ben Nuckols and Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Signal soft-launches improved website

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, which recently earned "Best Website" accolades for its online version in the 2009 California Newspaper Publishers Association awards for papers of its size, has soft-launched a new website.

May 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teen’s concert will help cancer group

On the night of Jonathan Borondy's high school graduation, the 18-year-old cancer patient wants to give a check for at least $7,000 to a local charity that raises money for children with the disease.

May 28, 2010 | By Sammi Sumampong For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Warm weekend follows chilly day

An unseasonably cold chill and rain hung over the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday, with temperatures in the low 60-degree range that were expected to jump today into the 70s.

May 28, 2010 | By Sammi Sumampong For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


'The Producers' at Canyon Theatre Guild

One of the funniest shows ever to hit Broadway, Mel Brooks' "The Producers" comes to the Canyon Theatre Guild on May 29 for a five-weekend run. "The Producers" is the winner of a record 12 Tony Awards.

May 28, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Review: 'Prince of Persia'

"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" is a children's story beefed up to appeal to young teens. It's based on a video game, but don't make me play it, let me guess: The push-button magic dagger is used in the game to let you rewind and try something again, right?

May 28, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Sex and the City 2'

Some of these people make my skin crawl. The characters of "Sex and the City 2" are flyweight bubbleheads living in a world that rarely requires three sentences in a row. Their defining quality is consuming things. They gobble food, fashion, houses, husbands, children, vitamins and freebies. They must plan their wardrobes on the phone, so often do they appear in different basic colors, like the plugs of a Playskool workbench.

May 28, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Two Women on Wine: Wine aromas and bouquets

How many times have you sniffed a glass of wine and thought to yourself, "I know that smell...but what is it?" That statement is more common than you think. If it has happened to you, you are certainly not alone in feeling that vague sense of recognition that you should be able to identify what it is you smell in the wine but can't.

May 28, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Trash fire on cross-valley connector

A trash-truck load that caught fire is extinguished by Los Angeles County firefighters on the cross-valley connector on Thursday.

May 28, 2010 | By Frank J. McMahan For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Netflix pays Verizon for better Internet access

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix will pay Verizon Communications to help clear up some of the congestion that has been bogging down its Internet video service.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Janice France-Pettit:Use your tax refund wisely

If you are one of the millions of Americans receiving a refund this year, following are several ways to put your refund to work.

April 30, 2014 | By Janice France-Pettit Union Bank | Business Columns


Anne Marie Whalley: The world can be a beautiful place

The world as we see it in our own eyes can be stressful, enigmatic, or blessed. Mine is a wonderful place to be.

April 30, 2014 | By Anne Marie Whalley SCV Voices | Columnists


Gary Horton: American medicine has become a joke

Let me let you in on a joke I recently experienced.

April 30, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Jordan, Paul lead LA over Warriors

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hours after owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to an energized Staples Center and beat the Golden State Warriors 113-103 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

April 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


On the Beat Swim: Calm before the storm

This will probably be a long week for Foothill League swimmers, as they look ahead to next week's Foothill League prelims and finals where, quite literally, anything might happen.

April 29, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


SCCS baseball beats SCV rival Trinity

Time off can give players a chance to recuperate.

April 29, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Foothill softball roundup: West Ranch the team to beat

The Valencia Vikings might have been overlooked heading into the Foothill League season, but the two-time defending champion West Ranch Wildcats weren't going to do any overlooking of their own on Tuesday afternoon at West Ranch High School.

April 29, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Paraplegic man proves 'anything is possible'

While in his mid-20s, Dustin Shillcox learned that he would never walk again.

April 29, 2014 | By Whitney Evans Deseret News | Hot Topics


Cult of prosperity: Helping kids cope with the realities of privilege

Living the fabulous life may be hard-earned spoils for you, but it can leave your children disillusioned and distant from their middle- and lower-class peers. Living privileged puts your kids in an unusually advantageous place in life. But what are the possible pitfalls of giving your kids everything you didn't have; and a lot of what many will never have?

April 29, 2014 | By Georgia Lee FamilyShare | Hot Topics


SCV petition conflict escalates

Attorneys for outdoor advertising interests sponsoring the Santa Clarita billboard petition drive have filed a cease-and-desist demand against the company they accuse of blocking signature gathering.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money and Jim Holt Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Company offers 4 tips for managing telecommuters

It turns out the work-from-home engineer really isn't a myth.

April 29, 2014 | By Greg Katz Deseret News | Hot Topics


America's middle class no longer world's richest

The American middle class has been the wealthiest in the world for a long time, but no longer.

April 29, 2014 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Let it go: Creating new family traditions to end clutter

It keeps coming into homes with the full backing of traditions, holidays, celebrations, rituals and even the search for happiness. Millions of marketing dollars encourage it. The economy depends on it. Kids demand it.

April 29, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


Time is running short to save Rosie's plant

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Loraine Osborne is a Rosie.

April 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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