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Special Olympics gets rhythmic

Special Olympics Santa Clarita Valley and Gymnastics Unlimited have joined forces to bring rhythmic and artistic gymnastics to the special needs athletes of the Santa Clarita Valley.

April 19, 2009 | By Tim Whyte For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Our View: Time to put Sacramento on the wagon

California voters are fed up. And they should be.

April 19, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Roger Gitlin: Prop 1A will create more taxes

The official sample ballot for the state special election on the propositions just arrived in my mail. The Proposition 1A spending measure and five other propositions are up for vote May 19.

April 19, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Matthew Diggory: Creativity in Hollywood makes exit

What was once an oasis of new and exciting ideas is now a desolate wasteland.

April 19, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Tony Strickland: The only way out of the budget mess

As of April 1, California's sales tax increase went into effect, raising Santa Clarita from 8.25 percent to 9.25 percent.

April 19, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


SCV Blue Star Mothers host 'Casino Night' fundraiser tonight

The SCV Blue Star Mothers Chapter #91 hosts a "Casino Night" fundraiser at the Newhall American Legion Hall tonight from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

April 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Eve-olution' progresses at the REP on April 24

The "81 Series" returns to The Repertory East Playhouse on Friday, April 24, with the lighthearted comedy, "Eve-olution." The opening night wine reception begins at 7 p.m., with the curtain at 8 p.m.

April 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Review: '17 Again' -- you've seen it all before

"17 Again" is one of those movies that requires you to suspend all disbelief and assume that someone who looks like Zac Efron could, in 20 years, turn into someone who looks like Matthew Perry.

April 18, 2009 | By Christy Lemire Associated Press Movie Critic | Movies


Review: 'State of Play' plays a little too smoothly

"State of Play" is a smart, ingenious thriller set in the halls of Congress and the city room of a newspaper not unlike The Washington Post. It's also a political movie, its villain a shadowy corporation that contracts with the government for security duties and mercenaries in Iraq. The name is PointCorp. Think Blackwater. If an outfit like that would kill for hire, the plot wonders, would it also kill to protect its profits?

April 18, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Insider fraud

Those same in-house stock analysts were irreplaceable, because they could get at the fraud right where they left it. An outsider could have ruined it, setting us temporarily free.

April 18, 2009 | By Michael Dean Barritt Chatsworth | Letters to the Editor


Obama nation

At President Obama's recent press conference in Turkey, he asserted that "...we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."

April 18, 2009 | By William Creitz Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Vikes get quarter’s worth

Valencia High baseball continued its offensive onslaught on Canyon High this season, blasting six home runs, including two grand slams, in a 25-6 drubbing of the Cowboys at Valencia High School on Friday.

April 18, 2009 | By Jeremy Balan For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Horton offensive

Gary Horton, in his article "Tea Partiers: Freedom isn't actually free" (April 15), made some sweeping assumptions and off-base comparisons that had only one purpose - to label anyone who questions gross taxation an ignorant, calloused Republican.

April 18, 2009 | By Ben Griffiths Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Wilderness gift

As Americans we owe it to future generations to preserve as much land as possible while we are here.

April 18, 2009 | By William King Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hispanic Business Committee meeting

Regular Hispanic Business Committee meetings are on the third Wednesday of every month at the SCV Chamber of Commerce Office at 8 a.m.

April 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


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FDA to revise nutrition facts label

WASHINGTON (AP) - Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read.

January 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mormon church defends Utah liquor laws

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church has issued a sweeping declaration that opposes efforts to relax Utah's famously strict liquor laws.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Reports suggest Dad likes minivans, hybrids just as much as Mom does

The family "ride" may depend on who is doing the shopping. But research bucks the theory that Dad just wants something fast and sleek while Mom is drawn to a purely practical vehicle.

January 23, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


Opportunity still roving on Mars after a decade

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rover Opportunity may not be sleek like a brand new car, but it shows no signs of braking even after a decade on Mars.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Producer of violent films says he has changed his ways

Harvey Weinstein, the producer of such violent films as "Pulp Fiction" and "Django Unchained," pledged last week that he will no longer make movies with "egregious violence."

January 23, 2014 | By Matthew Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics


Philanthropist pays $105K bill for 'Bat Boy' adventure

SAN FRANCISCO - Last November, a small boy dressed as Batman brought the city of San Francisco to a standstill.

January 23, 2014 | By Robynn Garfield KSL | Hot Topics


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Jan. 23, 2014

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January 23, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint

SANTA CLARITA - On Friday, January 24th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, January 25th, 2014.

January 23, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stevenson Ranch/Westridge Zone 3: burglary investigated

Stevenson Ranch: Zone 3 update

January 23, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Santa Clarita Valley deputies carry out early morning probation raid, two arrests made

LASD Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Deputies Conduct Early Morning Probation / Parole Searches in Neenach / Unincorporated LA County. Two Arrests Made.

January 23, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


LAX gunfire came while officers away

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minutes before a gunman opened fire in a Los Angeles International Airport terminal last fall, killing a security screener and wounding three other people, the two armed officers assigned to the area left for breaks without informing a dispatcher as required.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian govt says terrorism, not talks, is priority

GENEVA (AP) - Syria's government declared that its main priority was stopping terrorism - not ensuring peace - and the opposition hinted it was far from ready to negotiate directly with the government it wants to overthrow, casting sharp doubt Thursday on peace talks that have barely begun.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Government panel urges end to phone data spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans' calling records, The Associated Press has learned.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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