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Frank Ferry: There’s nothing cool about graffiti

As a principal, father, and member of the City Council, I can tell you firsthand that environment and behavior go hand in hand. If we want the best students, we must provide an environment that supports learning, connectivity with quality educators and opportunities to study.

January 31, 2014 | By Frank Ferry Live from city hall | Columnists


America needs to change its energy policy

I don't know about you, but to me, reducing the threat of climate change would best be accomplished by having good flood control, stout construction, a reliable water supply and affordable energy - Not by following leaders who think we can reduce the threat of climate change by stopping the change.

January 31, 2014 | By Robert Stauffer Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Average Americans dress like bums

With perhaps the exception of church services (and even some of them need the following counsel), I have noticed that the average American - even at work - dresses like a bum, no pride in one's attire at all. Ragged blue jeans coupled with ragged tee-shirts dress most of our Santa Clarita residents, these days.

January 31, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Scott Wilk: ‘State of the State’ report

Last week Governor Jerry Brown tied Earl Warren for the number of State of the State addresses any governor has given. While that is a personal milestone that he can be proud of, the content of his vision for California is infinitely more important.

January 31, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here right now | Columnists


Interim LA County sheriff sworn in

LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Scott was sworn in Thursday as interim sheriff of Los Angeles County, two hours after Lee Baca stepped down as head of the nation's largest sheriff's department in the wake of a scandal over alleged jail beatings and corruption.

January 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Warriors rout Clippers

OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Andrew Bogut grabbed 17 boards and the Golden State Warriors whipped the Los Angeles Clippers 111-92 Thursday night.

January 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


UCLA beats Oregon on Wear putback

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Travis Wear's putback with 5.3 seconds to go gave UCLA a 70-68 victory over slumping Oregon on Thursday night.

January 30, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV College Sports


UPDATE: Lane closures go into effect on Lyons Avenue

A worker drilling near Lyons Avenue Thursday afternoon "inadvertently drilled through a high voltage, underground (Southern California) Edison power line," a spokeswoman said, leading to a series of lane closures that will last through the weekend.

January 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff’s Station stages saturation patrol

Deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Crime Prevention Unit, along with deputies from the Crime Impact Team, arrested two individuals and cited another following a Thursday morning saturation patrol operation on Santa Clarita's paseos, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Station.

January 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


NYC female firefighters trying to boost numbers

NEW YORK (AP) - As a New York City firefighter, Sarinya Srisakul didn't work with another woman for five years, and when she did, she took pictures because it was so rare.

January 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Toronto's mayor defends Justin Bieber

TORONTO (AP) - Toronto's favorite black sheep, Mayor Rob Ford, is rising to the defense of fellow Canadian Justin Bieber, who has recently been in the headlines for the wrong reasons.

January 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State gasoline, diesel consumption increase

Sacramento – California's gasoline consumption increased 0.9 percent, while diesel consumption increased 4.0 percent in the third quarter of 2013, according to fuel tax data released George Runner, Second District Member of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE).

January 30, 2014 | Source: Office of Board of Equalization member George Runner | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Jan. 30, 2014

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January 30, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Jan. 29, 2014

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January 30, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


California voters may revisit affirmative action

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The fight over affirmative action in California's higher education system is coming back.

January 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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NFL DRAFT: Texans pick Clowney; Manziel to Browns

NEW YORK (AP) - For nearly three years, Jadeveon Clowney couldn't wait to get to the NFL, and the league was just as eager to add the player some called the best defensive prospect in a decade.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Saugus softball gets even with West Ranch

The Saugus softball team hasn't had much of an opportunity to get used to winning closer games during this year's Foothill League season.

May 08, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Valencia wins girls, boys swim titles

The Valencia swim team has waited nearly two decades to call itself Foothill League champions.

May 08, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


SCV Detectives look for "upskirt photo victim"

Detectives are seeking the identity of a female who they believe was an upskirt photo victim. Once the victim is identified this case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for filing consideration and prosecution. The unknown female left the location without making a purchase, and probably does not even know she was a victim.

May 08, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking

DENVER (AP) - Frustrated by the cash-heavy aspect of its new marijuana industry, Colorado is trying a long-shot bid to create the world's first financial system devoted to the pot business.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fighters intercept 2 aircraft in LA no-fly zone

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fighter jets intercepted two aircraft that wandered into the restricted zone during President Obama's Los Angeles visit.

May 08, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Health insurers just say no to marijuana coverage

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don't cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month.

May 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 dead in N. Cal. mobile home fire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have discovered the bodies of two people inside a San Francisco Bay Area mobile home that was destroyed by fire.

May 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 8, 2014

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May 08, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Federal police in Brazil threaten World Cup strike

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Federal police on Wednesday threatened to stage a nationwide strike during the monthlong World Cup if Brazil's government doesn't increase their pay and improve working conditions.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bomb kills 9 troops in Pakistan near Afghan border

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A roadside bombing in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border killed nine paramilitary soldiers on Thursday, the army said. The attack came as the Pakistani military test-fired a ballistic missile it said could carry a nuclear warhead, an exercise meant to showcase the nuclear-armed nation's capabilities.

May 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Venezuelan officials break up protesters' camps

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Hundreds of security forces broke up four camps maintained by student protesters, arresting 243 people Thursday in a pre-dawn raid.

May 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan frees FBI agent detained at the airport

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan released an FBI agent on nearly $10,000 bail Thursday after three days in custody, officials said, a move that is likely to prevent the situation from escalating into a diplomatic spat.

May 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California museum to return statue to Cambodia

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The Norton Simon Museum has agreed to return a 10th century statue that may have been looted from a Cambodian temple during that country's genocidal civil war in the 1970s.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


No gains for 12th-graders on national exam

WASHINGTON (AP) - Handing out dismal grades, the Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy.

May 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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