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High court climate case looks at EPA's power

WASHINGTON (AP) - Industry groups and Republican-led states are heading an attack at the Supreme Court against the Obama administration's sole means of trying to limit power-plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.

February 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine: Parliament boss takes presidential powers

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A top Ukrainian opposition figure assumed presidential powers Sunday, plunging Ukraine into new uncertainty after a deadly political standoff - and boosting long-jailed Yulia Tymoshenko's chances of a return to power.

February 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sochi games end

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night with a farewell show that hands off the Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

February 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Analysis: Sochi Games

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - For organization, the Sochi Games deserve a solid 7 marks out of 10. Unless, of course, you had to shower in cold, brown water in an unfinished mountain hotel and griped about it to #SochiProblems on Twitter.

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


Ukraine's Tymoshenko rallies protesters in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - In a stunning reversal of fortune, Ukrainian opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko left imprisonment Saturday and spoke to a massive, adoring crowd, while her arch-foe President Viktor Yanukovych decamped to eastern Ukraine and vowed he would remain in power.

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


Winning Student Speaker

February 23, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Valentine’s Day 2014

Editor's Note: The final Valentine's Day submissions for the month are published in this Sunday's Our Community section.

February 23, 2014 | By Carroll Greenfield Newhall (Friendly Valley) Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Valentine’s Day

Editor's Note: The final Valentine's Day submissions for the month are published in this Sunday's Our Community section.

February 23, 2014 | By Robert F. McMeekin Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Placerita Advanced Band Receives Highest Honors

The Placerita Junior High School Band was recognized as the top school to participate in the District Junior High Honor Band.

February 23, 2014 | Submitted by Kathryn Spula Placerita Junior High School Music Director | COMMUNITY


Seen Around the SCV

This rather large insect has been spotted in Saugus twice in the past year. From a distance, some call it the Potato bug, and upon close inspection it looks like a beetle.

February 23, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Share your photos

If you didn't like the photo of the insect this week, take a minute to send us your photos taken from activities around the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 23, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Spiritual Retreat Treats Women

On Sunday, Feb. 9, Women of the Temple Beth Ami in Newhall experienced a wonderful and memorable for one day at its Women's Retreat.

February 23, 2014 | By Francine G. Van Scoyoc Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Canyon Country Team Goes to State Championship

The Boys U12 Extra AYSO 677 Canyon Country team won the Section 10 Championships in Bakersfield during the Feb 8-9th weekend.

February 23, 2014 | By Noelle De Vita Canyon Country Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


The Buddy Bench helps kids in need of a friend

Plum Canyon Elementary's Act of Kindness week officially ended on Jan. 31, but the school hopes that the acts of kindness seen stay with the kids all year long.

February 23, 2014 | By Elena Plunk Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Another chance at love

I lived in Southern California. He lived in Illinois. I was in my 70s. He was in his 60s. We never would have met if it wasn't for the computer. We were both members of a poetry writing group, called P.O.E.M.S, on the internet.

February 23, 2014 | By Nancy Alexandra Tozzi Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


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The secret to making your parenting days easy

Taking care of a family can be overwhelming and frustrating, and I mean real frustrating. For example, the other day I left the family at home without my supervision for approximately three hours. I left the house clean, dinner in the crock pot and asked that my one-year-old son be put down at his normal bedtime. I returned to my home looking like a tornado hit it, the food from the crockpot sitting on the counter and my son running around barefoot outside, an hour past his bedtime. Yes, I was angry. In fact, I probably had steam coming out ...

June 11, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson, FamilyShare | NEWS 4 U


Americans want fair taxes — even if it is bad for the economy

The pain of the tax season is beginning to fade a little, but was that pain fair? A new survey by personal finance website WalletHub.com finds that many Americans think the tax code needs an injection of fairness - regardless of whether it hurts the economy.

June 11, 2014 | Michael De Groote, Deseret News | Hot Topics


Angeles National Forest Announces ‘Fee Free’ National Get Outdoors Day

WASHINGTON D.C. -- U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell invites families to experience the benefits of nature by participating in the annual National Get Outdoors Day, Saturday (June 14). Also known as "GO Day," it is a "fee free" day in the Angeles National Forest.

June 11, 2014 | Source: USFS | Santa Clarita Valley News


Henry Mayo Receives Echocardiography Accreditation

VALENCIA, CA (June 11, 2014)- Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital's Cardiovascular Services has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in echocardiography in the areas of adult transthoracic by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

June 11, 2014 | Source: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital | Health News


Senate Republicans block student loan bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.

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


Hagel says time was running out to save Bergdahl

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Wednesday that last month's prisoner swap with the Taliban may have been the "last, best" chance to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan. He said mediators indicated time was slipping away to get Bergdahl out safely.

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


Yosemite National Park rescue caught on video

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Park officials say a backpacker who narrowly avoided plunging to his death from a waterfall at Yosemite National Park was hoisted to safety by a helicopter rescue crew in an operation that was captured on video.

June 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Teen gunman kills student at Oregon school

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a 14-year-old student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.

June 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gary Horton: Oh, the places our tax money goes

Dr. Seuss is among the most beloved in the pantheon of American writers. Ostensibly written for children, most of his stories also carry deeply meaningful lessons for those adults reading along with their kids.

June 11, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Clean skies, big bear

It's a hot Tuesday afternoon at Mountainview Elementary School in Santa Clarita as more than 900 students dressed in various colors of white, tan, brown, and black file out onto the expansive grass field adjacent to the school.

June 11, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC hosts 5th annual Women’s Conference

College of the Canyons Women's Conference aimed to encourage women to enter non-traditional fields on Tuesday, but according to the keynote speaker women have a ways to go to attain equality.

June 11, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rite Aid closes in Castaic

Another store closure in the Santa Clarita Valley was announced on Tuesday.

June 11, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Disney movie set filmed in Saugus

Set for release on July 2, family-friendly Disney film "Earth to Echo" was filmed almost entirely in a Santa Clarita neighborhood and at local businesses.

June 11, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Carl Kanowsky: Employees moving could cost you

Jim, president of the top local IT company, came by the other day. He was not happy. He'd just been served with a complaint, alleging that he'd breached a new employee's contract, had wrongfully terminated her, and was guilty of breach of promissory estoppel (whatever that is?).

June 11, 2014 | By Carl Kanowsky It's the law | Business Columns


Leonard, Spurs roll to victory over Heat

MIAMI (AP) - Maybe in a video game. Possibly in the pregame layup line.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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