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NTSB: Train going too fast at curve before wreck

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble was still unclear, he said.

December 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Investigators say Paul Walker vehicle was alone when it crashed

SANTA CLARITA - The Porsche in which actor Paul Walker and his friends were killed Saturday was traveling alone at a high rate of speed Saturday when it crashed in a fiery collision with two trees and a lamp post that left the car as little more than rubble, sheriff's officials said today.

December 02, 2013 | Signal Staff and wire services Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Investigators look for clues in NYC train wreck

NEW YORK (AP) - Investigators mined the data recorders Monday and sought to question the engineer and conductor for clues to why a commuter train jumped the tracks along a sharp curve, killing four passengers.

December 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Saugus Public Safety & Crime Prevention Information Snapshot

With the celebration of Thanksgiving and the nature of the holiday season thankfully there were only two reported Part-1 crimes. The first was a theft from a boat in the 22300 block of Festividad Drive between November 20th and November 25th. Someone cut the cover of the victim's boat and stole over $1,900 worth of equipment.

December 02, 2013 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


It's Cyber Monday

NEW YORK (AP) - It's the day of the online deal.

December 02, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. Arab sparks debate over ethnic mascots

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On game days in Thermal, where date farms and desert surroundings evoke the Middle East and nearby communities have names like Mecca and Oasis, fans cheer a high school team known as the Arabs.

December 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fertility doctors aim to lower rate of twin births

BOSTON (AP) - Doctors are reporting an epidemic - of twins. Nearly half of all babies born with advanced fertility help are multiple births, new federal numbers show.

December 02, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


‘Art in the Alley’ slated Saturday in Newhall

Local artists will display their artwork for the second time this year during "Art in the Alley" Saturday in downtown Newhall.

December 02, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


4 dead in NYC train derailment

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed Sunday, killing four people and injuring more than 60 in a crash that threw some riders from toppling cars and swiftly raised questions about whether excessive speed, mechanical problems or human error could have played a role.

December 02, 2013 | By 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:

December 02, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Susan Stamper Brown: Liberals’ Hunger Games

Welcome to the Liberals' version of the Hunger Games, America; unapologetically brought to you by our Progressive friends in the Democrat Party, whose economic policies have lifted a record number of Americans from the middle class and plopped them face down -- into poverty the past five years.

December 02, 2013 | By Susan Stamper Brown Commentary | Columnists


Community gathers to light menorah

Colorful spinning dreidels, freshly cooked latkes and the sounds of Hanukkah songs filled the courtyard at the Valencia Town Center Mall Sunday evening for the community menorah lighting.

December 02, 2013 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Phil Kerpen: The truth of Obama’s big healthcare lie

You might not be able to keep your plan and you might not be able to keep your doctor. Even President Obama has now apologized for his infamous statement to the contrary. But the promise was worse than untrue. It was used to obscure a moral wrong at the heart of Obamacare.

December 02, 2013 | Phil Kerpen Commentary | Columnists


Comeback bid falls short for Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers blew most of a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding on to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 114-108 Sunday night for their 12th victory in 13 games.

December 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC volleyball preps for playoffs

Last week, both the Mustangs' men's and women's basketball teams put forward productive outings. Mustang volleyball looks to make a strong postseason run starting this Tuesday.

December 01, 2013 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


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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


11 hurt in blast at La Habra metal-polishing shop

LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) - An explosion and fire possibly caused by a dust buildup at a metal-polishing shop injured 11 people Tuesday, including two men who were critically burned, fire officials said.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hart district graduation rate remains above state average

Graduation rates in the William S. Hart Union High School District continued to far outpace the average rates in the county and the state, according to numbers released this week.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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