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11 treated after gas leak at LA refinery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a leak at a Los Angeles oil refinery has exposed nearly a dozen workers to toxic sulfur dioxide gas.

December 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California marks 2013 as historically dry year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A swath of California closed out 2013 as the driest year on record, marked by above-normal temperatures and thirsty reservoirs.

December 31, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Murder-suicide possible in 4 deaths at Calif. home

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Southern California authorities investigating the deaths of two children, a woman and a man in a home say evidence so far indicates a possible murder-suicide.

December 31, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Big pothole on L.A. freeway damages dozens of cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A big pothole on a Los Angeles freeway interchange has damaged dozens of vehicles.

December 31, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Israel, Palestinians draw lines before Kerry plan

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Israeli and Palestinian politicians on Tuesday staked out "red lines" they claimed their leaders would never cross once presented with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's widely anticipated proposal for the outlines of a peace deal.

December 31, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Racer in 2009 crash recalls brain injury struggle

GRENOBLE, France (AP) - Daniel Albrecht counts himself among the lucky. The Swiss Alpine racer left spectators gasping in horror when he lost control during a training run in January 2009, landing on his back and sliding down the icy slope.

December 31, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Revelers start ringing in 2014 with fireworks

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Exploding fireworks sprayed from the sails of the Sydney Opera House and the Australian city's harbor bridge at midnight Tuesday as the world ushered in a new year.

December 31, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds announce test sites for drone aircraft

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Six states were named Monday by federal officials to develop test sites for drones - a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers and researchers.

December 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Saugus, Zone 4 Update, Public Safety & Crime Prevention Information

This week we had three reported Part-1 crimes. The first was a residential burglary in the 28600 block of Kathleen Avenue between December 24th and December 25th. The victim discovered that items had been stolen out of her purse which had been left at the residence. After checking the rest of her residence she discovered other items missing. Detectives are working the case.

December 31, 2013 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Icebound Antarctic ship awaits helicopter rescue

SYDNEY (AP) - Passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for a week are expected to be rescued by helicopter, after three icebreakers failed to reach the paralyzed vessel, officials said Tuesday.

December 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

December 31, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Clippers run over by Phoenix

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Goran Dragic had 26 points and eight assists before sitting out the fourth quarter, Gerald Green added 21 points off the bench, and the Phoenix Suns ended the year with a 107-88 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.

December 30, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hart falls to C.V. in Showcase title game

Hart came agonizingly close to walking away from its own Hart Soccer Showcase tournament on Monday afternoon with the championship trophy.

December 30, 2013 | By Jon Stein For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Viking girls win Hart Showcase

When Valencia Vikings head coach Sean O'Connell got his hands on the Hart Soccer Showcase first-place trophy, he knew exactly where to go with it - straight to team captain Sammy Simon.

December 30, 2013 | By Jon Stein For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Destructive fresh-water mussels found in Lake Piru

Fresh-water mussels that can cause millions of dollars in waterway and pipeline damage have invaded Lake Piru, putting park officials at nearby Castaic Lake on heightened alert, state and county officials said Monday.

December 30, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Storage War's Casualties?

"Are you here for the auction?" this from who I assume is the owner, or manager, of the storage establishment; the person behind the clipboard, keys, and information on which spaces were to be sold today.

May 04, 2014 | By Billy Whitaker Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Name your polls, letter writers

I would like to address briefly two letters to the editor that were published Sunday in The Signal.

May 04, 2014 | Chris Davis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


‘Rent’ provides chance to learn of silent killer

As the College of the Canyons Theatre Department performs "Rent" at the Performing Arts Center on May 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17, it puts the spotlight on Marfan syndrome, which is believed to have caused the death of "Rent" playwright Jonathan Larson at the age of 35.

May 04, 2014 | Suzanne I. Bowman Valencia | Letters to the Editor


David Hegg: Toward ethical friendship

Someone has rightly said that a true friend is one who walks in when everyone else is walking out. In most areas of life, tragedy and trial bring truth to the surface. Your true character is best seen in the worst of situations, when the façade falls away and you no longer can hide who you are. When it comes to friendships, hard times bring out the reality of the relationship.

May 04, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


On the Beat Softball: Season hinges on two games

The last week and a half has provided interesting insight into exactly what Saugus is capable of.

May 03, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Gaborik leads Kings to OT win vs Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Marian Gaborik scored with seven seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and then scored 12:07 into the extra period to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 win Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks in the opener of the first playoff series between the Southern California teams.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ken Keller: We should all be so lucky

This past week I watched Brian Tracy's video "Success is a Journey" a total of five times as I facilitated client orientations.

May 03, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of working stiff owners. A 77-year-old trainer with his first Kentucky Derby horse.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Signal takes home collection of CNPA awards

Signal Multimedia took home four awards, including top honors for enterprise reporting and feature photography, in an annual competition, the California Newspaper Publishers Association announced Saturday.

May 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


NBA to appoint CEO to supervise Clippers

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA says it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers' operations.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lawmakers say they won't abandon death penalty

DALLAS (AP) - A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Boy who stowed away on jet leaves Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5½-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well has left the state, an official said late Friday.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bond would be used to house low-income veterans

Proposition 41 on the June ballot asks California voters whether $600 million in existing veterans bonds should be redirected to build, renovate and acquire apartments and multifamily housing for low-income veterans.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


So. Cal. wildfire 67 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have made progress overnight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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