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CIF boys tennis: As expected

The fact that the Valencia boys tennis team won the Foothill League championship, but is unseeded in the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs is curious.

May 13, 2010 | By Debby von Winckelmann For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


City OK's $117K ‘Old West’ re-do for Newhall Library

The planned Newhall Library - which had been criticized for its ski chalet-like appearance - received a $117,000 Western-style makeover that won over Santa Clarita City Council members Tuesday night.

May 13, 2010 | By Natalie Everett Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, May 13, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

May 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cam Noltemeyer: Why is the city lowering its standards?

At a recent Santa Clarita Planning Commission meeting, commissioners approved an amendment to Title 17 of the city's Unified Development Code (UDC), "to add Section 17.01.180 Annexations to authorize the City Council to (1) grant certain exceptions from development standards contained in the city's Unified Development Code (UDC) (i.e.: permitted uses, parking, setbacks, floor area ratio, signage, architectural design elements, right-of-way improvements, landscaping, and/or hillside development) for properties proposed for annexation to the city in accordance with entitlements approved by Los Angeles County; and (2) approve modifications to these projects in accordance with the ...

May 13, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Misusing handicap placards

My wife and I were eating outside at Kabuki early Friday evening, and noticed a middle-aged gentleman getting out of his car after parking in a handicap-designated space.

May 13, 2010 | By Bill King Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Sport Clips to donate hair to oil spill cleanup effort

Sport Clips Haircuts, a men and boys hair care provider, is asking its 690 stores, including those in the Santa Clarita Valley, to gather their vaccumed hair and send it to Matter of Trust, an organization that makes oil-soaking mats and booms from hair and fur.

May 12, 2010 | Source: Sport Clips Haircuts | SCV Raw


COC presentation showcases 'Power of the Sound' May 14

The College of the Canyons physics, music and media entertainment arts (MEA) departments will host the presentation "The Power of the Sound," designed to help audiences better understand the perception, physics, and power of sound in our daily lives.

May 12, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


ATF posts 2009 Los Angeles gun crime stats

LOS ANGELES -- John Torres, Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), announces the release of aggregate trace data for crime guns recovered in Los Angeles and submitted to ATF for tracing for calendar year 2009.

May 12, 2010 | Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives | SCV Raw


Ken Burns updates his popular 'Baseball' documentary

NEW YORK (AP) - Filmmaker Ken Burns is wading into baseball's steroids era for a postscript to his 1994 PBS documentary about the sport.

The nine-part 1994 series "Baseball" was a refuge for fans during a year the sport was shut down for a strike.

May 12, 2010 | The Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Brush fire doused

A half-acre brush fire near the northbound Highway 14 at Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country was doused by a water-dropping helicopter at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, officials said.

May 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fundraiser for crash victim today, tonight

Plum Canyon Elementary, Arroyo Seco Junior High and Saugus High School are collaborating in a restaurant dine out fundraising event in support of the Jeff Laird Memorial Fund on Wednesday at participating restaurants.

May 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Concerts in the Park starts up July 10

The band Incendio will open the 2010 series of the city's Concerts in the Park on July 10, officials announced Tuesday.

May 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Foothill League softball: No chink in Vikes’ armor

The Valencia High School softball team is getting closer to realizing its goal of going undefeated in the Foothill League this season.

May 12, 2010 | By Debby von Winckelmann For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

May 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teacher toll hits 70

More than 70 local teachers will receive pink slips this year, as local school districts struggle with millions of dollars in lost funding from the state.

May 12, 2010 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Report: 4 in 5 US high school students graduate

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine mayor shot; US announces new sanctions

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - The mayor of Ukraine's second-largest city was shot in the back and pro-Russia insurgents seized more government buildings Monday as the U.S hit Russia with more sanctions for allegedly fomenting the unrest in eastern Ukraine.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway boy's refugee mom cries for son

SHEDDER REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia (AP) - The Somali mother's home is a small shelter with a frame of sticks covered by ragged blankets on the dusty grounds of a refugee camp. It was to her that her 15-year-old son wanted to travel to on an impossible journey as a stowaway on a plane from California.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


All eyes on commissioner in Clippers controversy

The Los Angeles Clippers have Monday off.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tornado death toll climbs to 17

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) - Emergency officials on Monday began searching for survivors in the debris left by a powerful tornado that carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock, killing at least 16 people.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Fe real estate agent takes to using drone

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe real estate agent is taking marketing homes to new heights, along with new complications in federal aviation laws.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The big myth about the Soledad Canyon mine

You would think that a big push to develop a massive gravel mine would at least be backed up by one significant factor:

April 28, 2014 | Andrew Fried SCV Voices | Columnists


For whom the lane tolls

I just got back from a series of business trips in the east. I was able to visit the garden spots of Pittsburgh, Topeka, Kansas City, and Philadelphia. I was never so glad to get back home.

April 28, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


Let’s take our airwaves back from the advertisers

I've always heard that the airwaves belong to the people.

April 28, 2014 | Richard Myers SCV Voices | Columnists


Ducks beat Stars in OT to clinch series

DALLAS (AP) - Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau was certainly trying to remain optimistic, even if he didn't expect such a dramatic comeback.

April 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Warriors top Clippers to even series

OAKLAND (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers made a silent protest against owner Donald Sterling before Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series against Golden State. The Warriors made a different kind of statement during the game.

April 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC Insider: Markings of champions

Last week was very eventful for The Master's College athletics as its men's and women's track and field teams posted quality marks at the Golden State Athletic Conference Championships, the baseball team tried for a second consecutive conference championship title, and the men's basketball team gained a new head coach.

April 27, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Rockies take series over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Josh Rutledge began the season at Triple-A before the Colorado Rockies recalled him less than three weeks ago. The little-used second baseman came up big in a key situation on Sunday to help them win another series.

April 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


A few California cities start water-waste patrols

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Steve Upton thinks of himself more as an "Officer Friendly" than a water cop.

April 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Here comes the debt: How media is changing the way we wed

When destination-wedding planner Sandy Malone got married in 2004, there was no Pinterest, no Instagram, Facebook was in its infancy and there were few bridal websites to draw from.

April 27, 2014 | By Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


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