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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


Canyon Country West Crime Report Zone 7: burglaries reported

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Crime Prevention Unit Snapshot for the week of 01/20/2014 to 01/26/2014

January 30, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Castaic/Val Verde Zone 2: burglary investigated

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station

January 30, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


African Union summit ponders violent conflicts

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - African leaders are meeting in Ethiopia Thursday at a summit to discuss outbreaks of violence in South Sudan and Central African Republic, as well as food security across the continent.

January 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Knox in US as Italian court begins deliberations

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) - An appeals court in Florence began deliberations Thursday in the third murder trial of U.S. student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend as the star defendant waited on another continent with, in her words, "my heart in my throat."

January 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Where's my car? Storm clean up underway in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - The snow and sleet had stopped falling and traffic was moving again around Atlanta following a crippling storm - but officials warned that ice-covered roads remained a threat for drivers Thursday morning.

January 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US stocks move higher, helped by Facebook, US GDP

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks moved higher in morning trading Thursday, helped by strong earnings from Facebook and an encouraging report that the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter.

January 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. Rep. Waxman to retire

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Henry Waxman, one of Congress' fiercest negotiators and a policy expert on everything from clean air to health care, will retire at the end of the year after four decades in the House.

January 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


17 California communities running low on water

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Seventeen rural communities in drought-stricken California are in danger of a severe water shortage within four months, according to a list compiled by state officials.

January 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Caltrans needs 'modernizing'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Department of Transportation desperately needs fundamental reforms to help a changing state move people and goods more efficiently, according to a report released Thursday.

January 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

January 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Lynch quiet at Super Bowl media day

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Beast Mode was Least Mode again.

January 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | SCV Prep Sports


Dating and hanging out look alike these days

Singles are having a hard time telling when they're on a date, versus just "hanging out" with a pal, a new study suggests.

January 29, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


Officer goes out of way to help hearing-impared crash victim

SOUTH OGDEN, Utah - A man said he's grateful to a police officer who went out of his way to help his hearing-impaired wife who was in a terrible car accident.

January 29, 2014 | By Carole Mikita, Viviane Vo-Duc Deseret News | Hot Topics


Hotel employee receives surprise $500 tip from viral YouTube channel

PARK CITY, Utah – Kyle Oreffice and Josh Gibson have gone from tipping waitresses, handing out cash to the homeless and paying for strangers' meals at a drive-through to their latest act of kindness: leaving a $500 tip for a hotel cleaner.

January 29, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


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2 LA merchants banned for counterfeiting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Los Angeles merchants described as chronic counterfeiters have been fined more than $26 million and permanently barred from the downtown Fashion District.

May 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Officer killed in Beverly Hills truck crash

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A cement truck smashed into a pickup truck Friday, killing an off-duty Los Angeles police detective on the same steep road where another truck accident killed an LAPD policeman two months ago.

May 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Using talents to serve community

This summer thousands of local children will attend Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs across the valley. In preparation for that, a team of talented movie industry professionals are hard at work on a special project for the VBS program at Christ Lutheran Church.

May 10, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


10 ways to make mom's day

Mother's Day is great, don't get me wrong. However, as much as I love flowers and homemade paperclip pots, there are ways that my family can make me feel special every day of the year. Whether it's acknowledgement from a teenage child, inclusion from adult kids or a father teaching his children respect for their mother, all children have something to give their moms. Here are 10 things I would love to receive from my children, no matter their stage of life.

May 09, 2014 | By Heather Hale FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Top 5 animated mothers of all time

There are a lot of theories as to why dear old mom almost never holds a principal role in animated films. Since the market is pretty much dominated by Disney and Disney/Pixar, the story of Walt Disney's mother and her untimely death have made some wonder if the role of mom has been intentionally downgraded over the years. (I'll wait while you Google that. Done? Sad, right?)

May 09, 2014 | By Nicole Pollard KSL | Hot Topics


Hot-shooting Thunder beat Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 36 points, Russell Westbrook added 23 and the Oklahoma City Thunder outplayed the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter for a 118-112 victory Friday night and a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.

May 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hart baseball alone on top of league

The Hart Indians weren't about to give the Golden Valley Grizzlies another chance to ruin their Foothill League title chances.

May 09, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


FedEx truck is rolled after collision

Three L.A. County Fire engine companies responded to a traffic collision between a Honda Civic and Federal Express truck that rolled on its side on Rye Canyon Road at Avenue Scott in Valencia on Friday afternoon. Hazardous Materials Task Force 150 responded when it was reported that the truck may had been transporting hazardous materials. Later it was determined that the materials had not leaked. Minor injuries were reported at the scene but no one was transported to the hospital. Rye Canyon Road was closed between Avenue Scott and Avenue Stanford for more than an hour during the incident.

May 09, 2014 | By Dan Watson | Signal AP


Detectives seek upskirt photo victim

Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are seeking the identity of a female who they believe was an upskirt photo victim, station officials said this week.

May 09, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bringing the pages of history to life for SCV students

Hundreds of students sat on the grass in front of Placerita Junior High School on Friday listening to a man in baggy red pants and a cap with a yellow tassel.

May 09, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


California fire chief eludes statewide manhunt

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - After a week of futility, authorities appeared no closer Friday to finding a state fire battalion chief being sought in the stabbing death of his girlfriend inside their home near Sacramento.

May 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


War hero, Olympian Zamperini to lead Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Ninety-seven-year-old World War II hero and former Olympian Louis Zamperini was named grand marshal of the 2015 Rose Parade on Friday.

May 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Some SCV roads to be shut down next week as Amgen Tour of California rolls through town

The 2014 Amgen Tour of California stage bicycle race will shut down some roads around the Santa Clarita Valley when it rolls through town next week, Santa Clarita officials said Friday.

May 09, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man back in prison for 90 years after court error

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Rene Lima-Marin's wife told her two young sons their father had to go to work the night in January when a team of police officers led her husband away in handcuffs.

May 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CIF Volleyball brackets announced

Only one out of four Foothill League volleyball playoff teams will play a home match in the first round.

May 09, 2014 | By Dan Agnew Signal Assistant Sports Editor | SCV Prep Sports


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