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24-year-old Newhall man pleads no contest to purse snatching

A Newhall man arrested in connection with the theft of a purse from a car parked at a Santa Clarita shopping center in June pleaded no contest Monday to one count of receiving known stolen property, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

September 09, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Zimmerman's wife won't press charges despite call

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) - The sobbing wife of George Zimmerman called 911 Monday to report that her estranged husband was threatening her with a gun and had punched her father in the nose, but hours later decided not to press charges against the man acquitted of all charges for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.

September 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


District Attorney Jackie Lacey Responds to Report on State’s Three Strikes Resentencing Law

District Attorney Jackie Lacey said today that her office has completed evaluations of approximately 40 percent of the 1,078 cases filed in Los Angeles County under Proposition 36, California's recently revised Three Strikes Law.

September 09, 2013 | Source: Los Angeles County District Attorney's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Judge denies request to toss McCourt divorce deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles judge has denied a motion by former Dodgers CEO Jamie McCourt to throw out a $131 million divorce settlement she believes was invalid because she was misled about the team's value.

September 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Vereen suffers bone break in wrist

After his first 100-yard rushing day in the NFL, Shane Vereen will now likely be out a couple of weeks, according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer.

September 09, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Pro Sports News


Bay Bridge in Calif gets good luck charm: troll

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A final piece of safety hardware - a bearded, spindly legged troll - has been installed in the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

September 09, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


1 killed, 2 hurt in accidents at NFL games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Falls by fans at stadiums in San Francisco and Indianapolis during NFL season openers have left one man dead and two other people injured, authorities said.

September 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bill Gates, 5 scientists win Lasker medical prizes

NEW YORK (AP) - Two scientists who illuminated how brain cells communicate, three researchers who developed implants that let deaf people hear and philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates have won prestigious Lasker Awards for medical research and contributions to public health.

September 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia to push Syria to surrender chemical weapons

MOSCOW (AP) - In a surprise move, Russia promised Monday to push its ally Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control and then dismantle them quickly to avert U.S. strikes.

September 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


TMC Insider Volleyball, women's soccer lead the way

A few weeks into the season for The Master's College, things are starting to take shape.

September 08, 2013 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Reds score in ninth to beat Dodgers

CINCINNATI (AP) - Ryan Hanigan's RBI double in the ninth inning drove in Zack Cozart from first base to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night.

September 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Dodgers/Angels


Nyad's team responds to skeptics doubting her swim

MIAMI (AP) - Diana Nyad's 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida has generated positive publicity and adoration for the 64-year-old endurance athlete - along with skepticism from some members of the small community of marathon swimmers who are questioning whether she accomplished the feat honestly.

September 08, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Shane Vereen powers Patriots to comeback win

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Former Valencia Viking Shane Vereen rushed for 101 yards and helped spark a late rally for the New England Patriots, who got by the Buffalo Bills 23-21 on Sunday thanks to a Stephen Gostkowski 35-yard field goal with 5 seconds left.

September 08, 2013 | By Signal Staff and wire services | SCV Pro Tracker


Wrestling wins IOC vote for place in 2020 Olympics

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - With the IOC fixing what it admits was a big mistake, wrestling returned to the Olympic fold Sunday after seven months in limbo and promised to do what it takes to keep its place for the long run.

September 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Riddick' illuminates box office with $18.7M debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Riddick" is seeing light at the box office.

September 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Brain-dead pregnant woman taken off life support

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The family of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman said Sunday afternoon that she has been removed from life support following a judge's ruling that a Fort Worth hospital was misapplying state law in the case.

January 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Deal on women, children in besieged Syrian city

GENEVA (AP) - Women and children trapped in a Syrian city under government siege will be permitted to leave as soon as Sunday under a deal that marked the first tangible - if limited - sign of progress in peace talks.

January 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police identify gunman in Maryland mall shooting

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - The gunman who shot and killed two people at a Maryland mall was a 19-year-old man from suburban Washington, police said Sunday, but it remained unclear whether he was personally acquainted with his victims.

January 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli official: Palestine should allow settlers

Israeli official: Palestine should allow settlers

January 26, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Signal AP


Funeral held for autistic NYC boy who vanished

NEW YORK (AP) - Strangers who helped try to find an autistic New York City teen who walked out of his school and disappeared joined his family and friends Saturday for his funeral, somberly marking the tragic end of their three-month search.

January 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Gravity' has Oscar edge after DGA win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alfonso Cuaron was awarded the top film honor from the Directors Guild of America for "Gravity" on Saturday night, giving the lost-in-space saga an edge on the journey to the Academy Awards.

January 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


In address, Obama to focus on economic opportunity

WASHINGTON (AP) - Struggling to generate second-term momentum, President Barack Obama will use Tuesday's State of the Union address to announce new executive actions on job training and retirement security, while prodding a divided Congress to work harder on expanding economic mobility for middle class Americans.

January 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Anti-abortion activists march in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Many thousands of anti-abortion protesters from across California marched through downtown San Francisco on Saturday, calling for restrictions on a medical procedure that was legalized more than 40 years ago.

January 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Our View: Looking forward to campaign

The campaigns for the Santa Clarita City Council and the 25th Congressional District are kicking into a higher gear.

January 26, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Did love bite you?

In recognition of Valentine's Day – we thought there might be some great love stories out there that people might be willing to share.

January 26, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


David Hegg: Today’s choices determine tomorrow’s opportunities

While the proverbial advice to "take each day as it comes" has some validity, it also masks the dangerous assumption that the choices we make today won't have consequential carry-over tomorrow. In fact, while it is both harmful and a waste of time to worry about the unknowns of the future, it is always wise to consider what effect my decisions today will have on the options available to me later.

January 26, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Seen Around the SCV

January 26, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


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January 26, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Rough, open sea tests every skill of a sailboat captain

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.

January 26, 2014 | By Paul Henry Sibek Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Cemex mining project still stalled

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/ ]

January 26, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


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