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College of the Canyons auditions

The College of the Canyons Theatre Department is holding auditions for five of next season's biggest productions, which include Broadway, Shakespeare and a variety of other genres.

August 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


SCV's Most Talented

D.E.E. Studio Productions Performing Arts Academy is hosting a talent search for Santa Clarita's "Most Talented Performer." The contest is open to vocalists, musicians and actors. There are four age categories: 5 to 8, 9 to 12, 13 to 17 and 18 and up (including seniors). This year's Grand Prize includes: a $2,000 cash award and a recording session valued at $1,000 (for a winner who is a vocalist or musician) or a screen test (if he/she is an actor). Additionally, first place in each of the other age categories will receive a ...

August 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


24 Hour Theatre at REP Sunday

Twenty Four Hour Theatre kicks off at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall this Sunday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. Contrary to what the name might indicate, this is a roughly hour-long show of short comedic plays. The actors and directors are given their scripts the night before the show, and they have 24 hours to prepare. The theme for the scripts is "You've found it," which should provide a great opportunity for laughs.

August 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


'Beyond Therapy' opens at the REP tonight

The Repertory East Playhouse will continue its 81 Series on Friday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. with the critically acclaimed comedy, "Beyond Therapy" by Christopher Durang. The opening night wine reception begins at 7 p.m. with the curtain at 8 p.m.

August 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Video Game Review: 'Wii Sports Resort'

How do you create a sequel to a product that changed the way people think about video games?

August 14, 2009 | By Lou Kesten Associated Press Writer | Food and Fun


Two Women on Wine: Wine country trips

We just returned from five great days in the Napa-Sonoma wine country. If you have a trip planned or are even thinking about it sometime down the road, we'd like to offer a few suggestions to enhance your experience.

August 14, 2009 | By Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Review: 'District 9'

I suppose there's no reason the first alien race to reach Earth shouldn't look like what the cat threw up. After all, they love to eat cat food. The alien beings in "District 9," nicknamed "prawns" because they look like a cross between lobsters and grasshoppers, arrive in a spaceship that hovers over Johannesburg. Found inside, huddled together and starving to death, are the aliens, who benefit from a humanitarian impulse to relocate them to a location on the ground.

August 14, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'The Time Traveler's Wife'

Clare is in love with a man who frequently disappears into thin air, leaving behind his clothing in a pile on the floor. "It can be a problem," he observes. Henry is a time traveler, and his trips are out of his control. Another problem is that whenever he arrives at another time, or even returns to the present (whenever that may be for him), he is naked. Well, that makes sense. You wouldn't expect his clothes to travel.

August 14, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Staples hosts giveaway for teachers

Staples is hosting its annual Teacher Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday for Santa Clarita-area educators. The first 100 teachers will receive an EcoEasy bag of supplies such as notepads and writing tools to assist them with supplies they need for their classrooms.

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC to host nonprofit fair Sept. 16

College of the Canyons will host the second annual nonprofit fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16, bringing together more than 25 nonprofit groups and organizations to reach out to students and community members and explain how they can help further their nonprofit causes.

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election brings two more candidates for Castaic

Two more candidates are in the race for three seats on the Castaic Union School District board.

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 14, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

Today is Friday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2009. There are 139 days left in the year.

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


OutWest hosts The Cowgirls

OutWest says you don't have to wait till next year's Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival to enjoy live Western music.

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Local general manager honored

Castaic resident Gina Roy, general manager of the Olive Garden in Santa Clarita, was recently presented with Darden Restaurants' top honor, the Diamond Club Award, for her service at the Chatsworth Olive Garden.

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


State of real estate industries luncheon

Fred Arnold, president of California Association of Mortgage Brokers and real estate industry professional, will speak at the next Valley Industrial Association luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road, Valencia.

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


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Obama targets college sexual assault epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama shone a light Wednesday on a college sexual assault epidemic that is often shrouded in secrecy, with victims fearing stigma, police poorly trained to investigate and universities reluctant to disclose the violence.

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


What immigrants think about Americans and money

Bo Lu remembers the first supermarket he ever saw. He was only 7 years old when his family emigrated from China to Morgantown, W.Va., in the early 1990s.

January 22, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


Northeast digs out from snow; NYC back to school

NEW YORK (AP) - Northeasterners scraped and shoveled Wednesday after a snowstorm grounded flights, shuttered schools and buried roads with a surprising amount of snow, leaving biting cold in its wake. The atmosphere was particularly frosty in New York, where some residents complained that plowing was spotty and schools were open while children elsewhere in the region stayed home.

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


George Runner responds to State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO – George Runner today issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State address:

January 22, 2014 | Source: Office of Board of Equalization member George Runner | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wilk responds to Governor’s State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, responded to Governor Jerry Brown's 2014 State of the State address:

January 22, 2014 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Scott Wilk | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stop these sneaky bill charges from draining your wallet

Forget what is in your wallet and take a look at your bills if you want to save money. Taking a look at the individual charges on a bill can often reveal not just errors, but ongoing costs that you might not be aware of.

January 22, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


Teacher tells 4th grader to ‘be realistic' about career goals

Every year I speak to thousands of students in public and private schools across the country. At the end of the day, when I walk out the front door and climb back into my rental car, I always have a bit more faith that the future is in pretty good hands.

January 22, 2014 | By Jason Wright Deseret News | Hot Topics


More heat records set in Southern California

Cloudy skies have made Southern California look a bit wintry but thermometers continue to insist it's summer.

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown to lay out vision for state in speech

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In just a few years, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped turn California's budget deficits into surpluses, persuaded Californians to raise taxes and quieted the complaints of many political opponents.

January 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Emergency drought bill to be introduced in Calif.

FRESNO (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit the Central Valley of California on Wednesday, joining three Republican colleagues to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief, a congressional aide said Tuesday.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Chamber holds its 90th installation

Members said farewell to an outgoing chairman, and hello to the 2014 chairman of the board of directors at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's 90th annual installation ceremonies Friday night.

January 22, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Joe Klocko: Criteria for business success

When you think of California do words like innovative, leading-edge and trendy come to mind? A place where new ideas first take root before they become woven into the very fabric of the national culture and industrial base before becoming recognized around the world as being uniquely "American". If so, you may be surprised to learn that in one area, the critical business process of selecting and hiring new employees, California is lagging behind the rest of the country.

January 22, 2014 | By Joe Klocko Entrepreneur's Corner | Business Columns


Gary Horton: The Buck now stops

Energizer Bunnies keep going and going and going – and for a time, it looked like Buck McKeon would be equally perpetual in motion to those furry little drumbeaters. The man is after all, 75, and still beating war drums while running circles around most of us. Yet now it seems that both Buck the man, and his underlying message of perpetual militarism may be running down, with time well deserved for some R and R away from the military industrial complex.

January 22, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Kings fall 5-3 in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - It's been so much fun winning their past seven games, the Columbus Blue Jackets don't want to quit now.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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