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California home prices cool in September

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A research firm says California housing prices cooled last month as inventories grew and investor interest waned.

October 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Californians 'drop, cover, hold' in quake drill

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Many Californians dove under desks and tables at midmorning Thursday in a major drill of the "drop, cover and hold on" earthquake survival skill.

October 17, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


WHO agency: Air pollution causes cancer

LONDON (AP) - What many commuters choking on smog have long suspected has finally been scientifically validated: air pollution causes lung cancer.

October 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bodies recovered in Mekong after Laos plane crash

PAKSE, Laos (AP) - Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy Mekong River on Thursday as officials in Laos ruled out finding survivors from a plane that crashed in stormy weather, killing 49 people from 11 countries.

October 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SF Bay Area trains run as strike talks drag on

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A marathon negotiating session between a major San Francisco Bay Area transit agency and its two largest unions spilled into the early morning hours Thursday without a deal to end the months-long contract dispute that has left many riders under the repeated threat of a commute-crippling strike.

October 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Federal workers return after shutdown ends

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barriers went down at federal memorials and National Park Service sites, and thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown.

October 17, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare whale found dead in Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters.

October 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Avoid reporting traps: fixing credit a DIY project

Before hunting for a home or seeking a loan even people with perfect credit ratings need to check their credit reports for mistakes and, if necessary, get them fixed.

October 17, 2013 | By Bob Khalsa | Business Columns


Williams homes reaches $4.1 million agreement

Williams Homes of Santa Clarita has entered into a $4.1 million joint venture agreement for the acquisition and development of a 45-lot residential subdivision in Fillmore.

October 17, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Local Business News


Historic home listed for sale in Newhall

A house on the market in Newhall has a history that may include the founding family of 20th Century Fox, a Realtor handling the listing says.

October 17, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Local Business News


Obama signs bill to avert default, open government

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed a measure into law reopening the federal government and averting a potential default.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ducks beat Flames for 5th straight win

ANAHEIM (AP) - Teemu Selanne scored the first goal of his 22nd NHL season, and the Anaheim Ducks extended the best start in franchise history with their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Ducks/Kings


Revamped Detroit beats Boston to even series

DETROIT (AP) - A revitalized Austin Jackson delivered in manager Jim Leyland's revamped lineup as the Detroit Tigers built a big lead and held on this time, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to even the AL championship series 2-2.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Aretha: Side effects 'were rough,' glad to work

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - Aretha Franklin says "the side effects were rough" from her treatment for an undisclosed condition.

October 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Palmdale man found guilty in Newhall bank robbery

A Palmdale man arrested 15 minutes after an armed robbery at a Newhall bank last May was found guilty of robbery Wednesday, court officials said.

October 16, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Northeast digs out from snow; NYC back to school

NEW YORK (AP) - Northeasterners scraped and shoveled Wednesday after a snowstorm grounded flights, shuttered schools and buried roads with a surprising amount of snow, leaving biting cold in its wake. The atmosphere was particularly frosty in New York, where some residents complained that plowing was spotty and schools were open while children elsewhere in the region stayed home.

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


George Runner responds to State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO – George Runner today issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State address:

January 22, 2014 | Source: Office of Board of Equalization member George Runner | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wilk responds to Governor’s State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, responded to Governor Jerry Brown's 2014 State of the State address:

January 22, 2014 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Scott Wilk | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stop these sneaky bill charges from draining your wallet

Forget what is in your wallet and take a look at your bills if you want to save money. Taking a look at the individual charges on a bill can often reveal not just errors, but ongoing costs that you might not be aware of.

January 22, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


Teacher tells 4th grader to ‘be realistic' about career goals

Every year I speak to thousands of students in public and private schools across the country. At the end of the day, when I walk out the front door and climb back into my rental car, I always have a bit more faith that the future is in pretty good hands.

January 22, 2014 | By Jason Wright Deseret News | Hot Topics


More heat records set in Southern California

Cloudy skies have made Southern California look a bit wintry but thermometers continue to insist it's summer.

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown to lay out vision for state in speech

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In just a few years, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped turn California's budget deficits into surpluses, persuaded Californians to raise taxes and quieted the complaints of many political opponents.

January 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Emergency drought bill to be introduced in Calif.

FRESNO (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit the Central Valley of California on Wednesday, joining three Republican colleagues to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief, a congressional aide said Tuesday.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Today

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


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