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Violent wind storm leaves path of destruction

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Several overturned semis on a Utah highway. Hundreds of thousands without power in California. A wind gust reaching 123-mph in Colorado.

December 02, 2011 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cedarcreek donation drive

Cedarcreek Elementary School is asking the community for donations for its Holiday Adopt-a-Family program.

December 02, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Carol’ in Acton, too

The Acton Community Club presents it's traditional Dickens "A Christmas Carol," directed by Jackie Mellor-Guin, this Friday and Saturday, Dec.2 and 3, at 7:30 p.m., and a specially-priced matinee on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 1:30 p.m. The location is at 3748 Nickels Ave., Acton, CA 93510. Ticket info or directions call Cari M. at (661) 269-2276.

December 02, 2011 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Universal’s Merry Grinchmas!

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas as Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk unveil a cool calendar of festive holiday activities at The Entertainment Capital of Los Angeles.

December 02, 2011 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Letter: ‘Occupy’ protests do more harm than good

This week in Los Angeles, 1,400 police officers had to storm the Occupy Los Angeles camp, driving protesters from the park and arresting more than 200 who defied orders to leave.

December 02, 2011 | By Gil Mertz Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Let’s learn from past mistakes

President Franklin Roosevelt said: "I am not for a return to that definition of liberty under which for so many years a free people were being gradually regimented into the service of the privileged few." This is from William Manchester's "The Glory and the Dream."

December 02, 2011 | By Nanette Meister Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Letter: A lesson on socialism

In response to "Socialism in an inherently bad system" on Nov. 15:

December 02, 2011 | By Sean Kiernan Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Tom & Andy Pattantyus: What our workforce needs, part III

Despite the glowing performance of the Hart district and the College of the Canyons, all is not well with education.

December 02, 2011 | By Andy Pattantyus By Tom Pattantyus | Columnists


Our View: School not all about academics

When athletics and extra-curricular courses are supported in public schools, we all benefit in some way. And our valley has some big-time student accomplishments to hang its hat on.

December 02, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Today in the SCV: Friday, Dec. 2, 2011

Want your event listed? Email calendar@the-signal.com with your event's details. Include the time, date, location and contact information with your submission.

December 02, 2011 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Another day of winds

High winds pummeled parts of Southern California this week, prompting a county official and some city officials to declare a state of emergency; but by Thursday night, the Santa Clarita Valley had avoided most of the damage.

December 02, 2011 | By Ray Bowden Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Business Planner

Tuesday, Dec. 6

December 02, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Deputies respond to possible hit and run

Deputies responded to a report of a hit-and-run collision at Bouquet Canyon Road and Seco Canyon Road when a car hit a man riding a bicycle at 5:20 p.m. today.

December 01, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Breakfast with Santa’ scheduled Saturday

The Old West Masonic Lodge will host "Breakfast with Santa" on Saturday, with each child receiving hot breakfast, a toy and a picture with Santa during the event.

December 01, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Henry Mayo named baby-friendly hospital

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital has been named one of nine baby-friendly hospitals in Los Angeles County for November 2011.

December 01, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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UPDATE: Ex-president Bush, 90, makes parachute jump

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in coastal Maine, delivering on a vow he made five years ago even though he can no longer use his legs.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actress Ruby Dee dead at 91

NEW YORK (AP) - Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq violence threatens OPEC's precarious balance

NEW YORK (AP) - The oil market has balanced out quite nicely for OPEC in recent years. Now, upheaval in Iraq shows that balance may be more precarious than it has seemed.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some states roll back teacher tenure protections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even before a judge's scathing ruling against California's teacher tenure policies, the once-sacred protections that make it harder to fire teachers already had been weakened in many states - and even removed altogether in some places.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA postpones Mars 'flying saucer' test on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bad weather is preventing NASA from launching a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Drilling states explore human-made earthquakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts from energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes. The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing and five small tremors in eastern Ohio, a first in the Northeast.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Lunetta: Earl’s graduation speech

My Uncle Earl was recently invited to give the commencement speech at the Robert Oppenheimer School for Really Smart Kids, a charter school approved by the Newhall School District but located in Lancaster.

June 12, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


A's offense backs Tommy Milone

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 1/2 games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.

June 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Girl on ventilator gets diploma

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery says she will receive an honorary diploma during her school's eighth grade graduation.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Driver pleads not guilty in Morgan crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A truck driver pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the fatal New Jersey Turnpike crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan as investigators look into what role his long commute to work played in the accident.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Klinsmann: talking about World Cup title not realistic

SAO PAULO (AP) - American fans decked out in red, white and blue watched their team's lone public training session in Brazil, cheering and seeking autographs.

June 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Man gets 75 years in ex-wife's murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for the stabbing death of his estranged wife as she worked at a Southern California supermarket.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kings' Stanley Cup celebration put on ice

NEW YORK (AP) - The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.

June 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Highway 126 acid spill may force bridge repairs

Repairs may be needed on the Interstate 5 overpass where highly corrosive acid spilled from an overturned tanker truck Tuesday, a spokesman for Caltrans said Wednesday.

June 11, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez and Jim Holt Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


O.J. TV: 'The Trial of the Century' and then some

NEW YORK (AP) - O.J. TV was a national pastime.

June 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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