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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


Hart hoops cruises to win over G.V.

The Hart Indians boys basketball team is tough to beat.

January 21, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Old films, TV movies on DVD for the first time

Works of beloved comedian Charley Chase and Betty Compson lead the way with these older films and TV movies now on DVD for the first time. (Available online at warnerarchive.com)

January 21, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics


Parents stunned when son reveals 130 lb. weight loss

SALT LAKE CITY - When son Lucas Irwin couldn't come home during summer break from college, Susan and Jeff Irwin were disappointed but understanding. But they didn't know it was all part of Irwin's plan to give them an unforgettable Christmas present revealing his 130-pound weight loss.

January 21, 2014 | By Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Hot Topics


Should schools teach ‘soft skills?’ Many say ‘yes’

Recent graduates may not be ready for the workforce for a reason increasingly common in the 21st century: soft skills, or the lack thereof. According to USA Today, businesses say potential employees "lack the proper business skills and other professional abilities that will help make them good employees."

January 21, 2014 | By Jason Hardy Deseret News | Hot Topics


Saugus woman turns herself in concerning hit and run

A Saugus woman has turned herself in concerning a hit and run that happened more than a year and a half ago.

January 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 charged over home-destroying LA-area wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three men have been charged in federal court with illegally setting a campfire that erupted into a wildfire and burned five homes in the Southern California mountains.

January 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Christie takes oath amid scandal, touts mandate

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie sought to turn back the clock as he was sworn into a second term Tuesday, saying voters gave him a mandate in November to "stay the course" and put aside partisan differences, even as Democrats ramped up an investigation into whether his administration abused its power.

January 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California health exchange enrollment tops 600K

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials with California's health insurance exchange Tuesday said about 625,000 people have signed up for an individual or family policy under the federal health care reforms, but enrollments for Latinos and younger people continue to lag expectations.

January 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Internet phenomenon: 'Tips for Jesus' leaves waitress $3K tip in San Francisco

More than 72,000 users on Instagram follow one of the latest Internet trends, full of participants who, for the most part, have been able to remain anonymous. "Tips for Jesus" is a campaign that gives generous amounts of money to waiters and waitresses across the country, and on Tuesday night it struck again in San Fransisco.

January 21, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


More people reading books digitally

A new survey by the Pew Research Center shows that e-reading is on the rise as more people buy e-reader devices.

January 21, 2014 | By Sam Clemence Deseret News | Hot Topics


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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


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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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