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Review: 'Kick-Ass'

Shall I have feelings, or should I pretend to be cool? Will I seem hopelessly square if I find "Kick-Ass" morally reprehensible, and will I appear to have missed the point? Let's say you're a big fan of the original comic book, and you think the movie does it justice. You know what? You inhabit a world I am so very not interested in. A motion picture camera makes a record of whatever is placed in front of it, and in this case it shows deadly carnage dished out by an 11-year-old girl, after which an adult man ...

April 16, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Homeless vets to receive military funeral

Four Southern California homeless veterans will be honored Sunday with military funeral ceremonies at Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Newhall.

April 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election results still not final

Santa Clarita and Los Angeles County election officials spent Thursday double-checking the validity of hundreds of unopened mail-in and provisional ballots cast in this week's election, leaving the political fates of two neck-and-neck City Council candidates unknown until sometime next week, officials said.

April 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, April 8-15, 2010

April 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff Photos by Francisca Rivas and Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


Foothill League boys volleyball: Valencia restores its strength

"Intensity" was an important word to describe the boys volleyball match between Valencia and West Ranch on Thursday.

April 16, 2010 | By Trevor Sojka For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Your personal spring cleaning

When you think about it, our grandmothers had the right idea. As the weather starts to get warmer and the trees sprout more leaves, it just seems right to throw open the windows, air out the house, scrub things down, sweep out the cobwebs, and clean out those old piles of junk.

April 16, 2010 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Foothill League boys tennis: Vikes widen the gap

The Valencia boys tennis team added to its impressive run through Foothill League competition with a 15-3 win over West Ranch on Thursday at West Ranch High School.

April 16, 2010 | By Ernest Stone For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


I loved the joke

Loved your April Fools' fake front page! The articles were very clever, with just the right tongue-in-cheek tone.

April 16, 2010 | By Janet Hudson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


We need a leader

As one of the 72 people on the recent bus trip to Sacramento, I want to expound on statements made by Lila Littlejohn in her column series ("Two days in the capitol," April 1). She asked, "Isn't it the legislator's jobs, not the jobs of the people of Santa Clarita Valley, to get California out of its current mess?" In the following installment ("We can be part of the solution," April 4) she answered "Not at all."

April 16, 2010 | By Ann Unger Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Friday, April 16, 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.

April 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


IPSSA hosts booth at Santa Clarita Earth/Arbor Day Festival

The Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of the Independent Pool & Spa Service Association (IPSSA) will host a booth at the Santa Clarita Earth/Arbor Day Festival. The booth will be part of the Energy Zone at the festival, to be held on Saturday, April 17 in Newhall Park.

April 15, 2010 | Source: IPSSA | SCV Raw


'Pancake Breakfast' set for April 24

The LSS Community Care Center hosts their 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Dr., Canyon Country 91351.

April 15, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


McKeon calls for full disclosure of Fort Hood investigation

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) Thursday released the following statement in response to the Department of Defense's release of interim recommendations from its Fort Hood investigation:

April 15, 2010 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita; House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


UPDATED: SCV Dodger Day slides in on May 8

The SCV Dodger Day Committee seeks non-profit organizations, schools and community businesses to participate in the 33rd Annual Santa Clarita Valley Dodger Day on Saturday, May 8, as the Dodgers play the Colorado Rockies.

April 15, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Annual 'Choral Music Festival' at Grace Baptist April 27

The Santa Clarita Choral Educators Association will present its 25th Annual Choral Music Festival at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27 at Grace Baptist Church.

April 15, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Choral Educators Association | SCV Raw


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Castaic/Val Verde Zone 2: car theft probed

The following crimes were reported in Zone 2, Castaic/Val Verde.

June 12, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


US pushing cops to stay mum on surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California home prices rise slightly in May

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A research firm says California home prices rose slightly to a new 6½-year high last month as tight inventories limited sales.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police and World Cup protesters clash in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) - Protesters and Brazilian police clashed in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on Thursday ahead of the first World Cup match, but the demonstrations largely died down before kickoff.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Militant group to march on Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) - The al-Qaida-inspired group that led this week's charge in capturing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq vowed Thursday to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government's ability to slow the assault following lightning gains.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


College of the Canyons to Present 5th Annual CareerCampSCV

The College of the Canyons Job & Career Center will present its fifth annual CareerCampSCV event, providing students and community members with a rewarding, educational and extremely interesting day of career-themed speakers and workshops.

June 12, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Sheriff launches "Staying Safe" program

Protecting Our Youth. Know Where They're At! Know What They're Doing! Staying Involved = Staying Safe.

June 12, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Ex-president Bush, 90, makes parachute jump

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in coastal Maine, delivering on a vow he made five years ago even though he can no longer use his legs.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actress Ruby Dee dead at 91

NEW YORK (AP) - Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq violence threatens OPEC's precarious balance

NEW YORK (AP) - The oil market has balanced out quite nicely for OPEC in recent years. Now, upheaval in Iraq shows that balance may be more precarious than it has seemed.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some states roll back teacher tenure protections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even before a judge's scathing ruling against California's teacher tenure policies, the once-sacred protections that make it harder to fire teachers already had been weakened in many states - and even removed altogether in some places.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA postpones Mars 'flying saucer' test on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bad weather is preventing NASA from launching a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Drilling states explore human-made earthquakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts from energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes. The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing and five small tremors in eastern Ohio, a first in the Northeast.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Lunetta: Earl’s graduation speech

My Uncle Earl was recently invited to give the commencement speech at the Robert Oppenheimer School for Really Smart Kids, a charter school approved by the Newhall School District but located in Lancaster.

June 12, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


A's offense backs Tommy Milone

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 1/2 games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.

June 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


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