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Student redefines creativity in writing assignment

There were twelve of us in the creative writing class at the Newhall Senior Center and when the instructor gave us our assignment for the next session.

February 09, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


My Valentine's Love Story

I was just back from a tour of duty in the Far East with the U.S. Marines and stationed at Marine Corps Air Facility in Tustin, CA for the remainder of my enlistment.

February 09, 2014 | By Gil Murphy Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Giving advice inspires man to spread hope

My story is about love for humanity and for all humans regardless of their race, creed or religion.

February 09, 2014 | By Louis Perry Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Senior Tea Time

February 09, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


"Bunco Ladies"

February 09, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Saugus Student to Aid Endangered Species in South Africa

Tanya Flynn, a local student from Saugus High School will be traveling to South Africa this summer, in a unique travel program to protect endangered animals and environments.

February 09, 2014 | Submitted by International Student Volunteers | COMMUNITY


Dry California welcomes weekend rain

Californians accustomed to complaining about the slightest change in the weather welcomed a robust weekend storm that soaked the northern half of the drought-stricken state Saturday even as rain and snow brought the threat of avalanches, flooding and rock slides.

February 08, 2014 | By Signal Staff and wire service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UCLA finishes sweep of USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Norman Powell scored 10 of his 21 points during a 3 ½ minute span of the second half, Jordan Adams had 17 points and eight rebounds, and UCLA completed a season sweep of USC with an 83-73 victory on Saturday night.

February 08, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Justice Dept. applies same-sex rights to itself

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department, announcing Saturday that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly and are entitled to the same rights and privileges as federal prison inmates in opposite-sex marriages.

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


Every fast food meal bumps up BMI, study says

SALT LAKE CITY - Whether people are rich or poor, odds are pretty good that they have eaten fast food within the past week if they live in the U.S. And while doctors and researchers have long-touted the harmful effects of eating fast food, a new study says shows exactly how much fatter a person gets with each fast food meal he or she eats.

February 08, 2014 | By Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Health News


'Duck Dynasty' family to release 5-week church curriculum featuring parables of Jesus Christ

The Robertson family has affected many Christians around the nation through its faith-based reality show, "Duck Dynasty," but now the Robertsons have plans to make their influence an official role in church curriculum.

February 08, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Nicholas Sparks collection leads DVDs as Valentine’s Day approaches

Seven movies based on Nicholas Sparks novels have been pulled together for a new DVD release just in time for Valentine's Day.

February 08, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics


No bail for ex-officer charged in theater shooting

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) - A bail hearing for a retired Tampa police officer who fatally shot a man inside a movie theater during an argument over texting took a dramatic turn Friday: Prosecutors played a grainy video of the shooting and a recording of the defendant's police interview.

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


Hackers may have used Pa. company to hit Target

NEW YORK (AP) - The hackers who stole millions of customers' credit and debit card numbers from Target may have used a Pittsburgh-area heating and refrigeration business as the back door to get in.

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


Women’s church raises heart awareness

Last Saturday, Santa Clarita United Methodist hosted a special community event for women. The Go Red for Women event was held to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

February 08, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For the Signal | Faith / Religion


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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


Pumping required as Castaic Lake levels keep dropping

The worsening California drought has dropped levels so low in Castaic Lake that water has to be pumped uphill to get it to the treatment plant, officials said Wednesday.

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


Hashtag hounds rack up followers with wacky antics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tuna, the hound so homely he's irresistible, peeks out from beneath his blanket, baring his row of buck teeth in a slapstick smile for the camera.

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


Coast Guard saves kayaker trying to cross Pacific

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says a man is lucky to be alive after he was rescued 11 days into an attempted kayak voyage from California to Hawaii.

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


Why Disney keeps going back in time

It's time to talk about Disney going back in time.

June 11, 2014 | Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Hot Topics


Firearms checks sought after Santa Barbara rampage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Law enforcement officers would be required to check state firearms records as part of routine welfare checks under legislation proposed Wednesday in the wake of the deadly rampage last month near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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


Trial will weigh if Sterling was properly ousted

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A trial will be held next month to determine whether Donald Sterling, who opposes his estranged wife's planned sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, was properly removed as an administrator for the family trust that owns the team.

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


Mental health becomes key in corrections budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Democrats in the Legislature want the state corrections budget to spend tens of millions of dollars more on mental health services as a way to improve treatment and increase rehabilitation options.

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


Cantor resigning from House leadership on July 31

WASHINGTON (AP) - Repudiated at the polls, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor intends to resign his leadership post at the end of next month, officials said Wednesday, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up just before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake.

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


Alibaba's first US presence 11 Main debuts

NEW YORK (AP) - China's largest e-commerce company is making its first appearance in the U.S. with the debut of 11Main.com, an invite-only online marketplace that showcases small business retailers.

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


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


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