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Yes I Can students seek Summer Meltdown sponsors

Student concert promoters from the Hart district's Yes I Can social-inclusion program have put out the call for sponsors to help fund the students' seventh annual "Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness and Social-Inclusion Concert."

"We need the support of the community, because we're doing something groundbreaking here - using music to break down social barriers," said Bret Lieberman, Yes I Can program advisor at Golden Valley High School. "We're like the 'School of Rock' meets concert production meets autism awareness."

February 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Review: 'Crazy Heart'

Some actors are blessed. Jeff Bridges is one of them. Ever since his first starring role in "The Last Picture Show" in 1971, he has, seemingly without effort, created a series of characters who we simply believe, even the alien "Starman." He doesn't do this with mannerisms but with their exclusion; his acting is as clear as running water. Look at him playing Bad Blake in "Crazy Heart." The notion of a broke-down, boozy country singer is an archetype in pop culture. We've seen this story before. The difference is, Bad Blake makes us believe it happened to ...

February 05, 2010 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Dear John'

Lasse Hallstrom's "Dear John" tells the heartbreaking story of two lovely young people who fail to find happiness together because they're trapped in an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel. Their romance leads to bittersweet loss that's so softened by the sweet characters that it feels like triumph. If a Sparks story ended in happiness, the characters might be disappointed. They seem to have their noble, resigned dialogue already written. Hemingway wrote one line that could substitute for the third act of every Sparks story: "Isn't it pretty to think so?"

February 05, 2010 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'From Paris with Love'

In the space of just a few weeks, we have movies starring Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and John Travolta. It's like the early '90s all over again.

February 05, 2010 | By Jake Coyle AP Entertainment Writer | Movies


Forest rangers recruiting Saturday

Angeles National Forest's Los Angeles River Ranger District is recruiting men and women for jobs Saturday, officials said.

February 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘High School Musical 2’ comes to the Canyon Theatre Guild Saturday, Feb. 6

Disney's smash hit "High School Musical 2" will come to life on the CTG stage this Saturday night. The East High gang will all be there for an action-packed extravaganza as Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay and the rest of the Wildcats finish their junior year and blast onto the summer scene. They all get jobs at the Lava Springs Country Club, where Sharpay reigns supreme since her dad owns the country club.

February 05, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Andy Pattantyus: Give me your best and brightest

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses,"

February 05, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, Jan. 30- Feb. 4, 2010

February 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Culture night at the Newhall Community Center

This is one of several images highlighting today's Signal Photo Spotlight page, The Signal's weekly visual look at life in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 05, 2010 | By Francisca Rivas The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Marsha McLean: Community dollars in action

It's no secret that Santa Clarita residents enjoy a high quality of life.

February 05, 2010 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 5, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

February 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thank you, Kellar

Though admittedly I live outside your area, we also suffer from the failure of our local, state and federal government to deal with illegal immigration.

February 05, 2010 | By Kathy Bence South Pasadena | Letters to the Editor


Storm headed toward SCV

A storm is expected to dump several inches of rain on Southern California today and Saturday.

February 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rachel Cosgrove: Get ready to hit the slopes

It's Olympic time again! How exciting to watch the athletes make their dreams come true and get inspired by their stories.

February 05, 2010 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


Kellar needs no defense

This is not being written in defense of what Bob Kellar said, or of his right to say it, because his words need no defense or approval.

February 05, 2010 | By Joline and Bill Edmiston Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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Sister echoes apology of man held in North Korea

SEATTLE (AP) - The sister of an American missionary detained for more than a year in North Korea echoed her brother's apology to the nation for crimes he committed and his plea to the U.S. government to ramp up efforts to secure his release.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Soap opera suicide storyline draws praise, concern

LONDON (AP) - It was one of the gentlest deaths in soap-opera history, but it has provoked a strong reaction in Britain.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistani jets hit militant hideouts in northwest

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani fighter jets pounded militant positions overnight in the country's northwest following a Taliban bombing campaign against security forces, military officials and residents said Tuesday. The strikes are likely to hamper the government's efforts to hold peace talks with the militant group.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 nabbed at Texas border in credit card fraud case

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise, according to a South Texas police chief.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Disenrollment leaves Natives 'culturally homeless'

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Mia Prickett's ancestor was a leader of the Cascade Indians along the Columbia River and was one of the chiefs who signed an 1855 treaty that helped establish the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde in Oregon.

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cause of deadly Omaha plant explosion unknown

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - After a blast caused much of an Omaha manufacturing plant to collapse, some workers found themselves buried in debris and others scrambled for their lives.

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kings fall in Boston 3-2

BOSTON (AP) - Brad Marchand really didn't have an explanation for his recent run. He just wants it to last as long as possible.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Speeches, marches honor Martin Luther King Jr.

ATLANTA (AP) - As the nation remembered and reflected Monday on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., leaders and everyday Americans talked about how far the country has come in the past 50 years and how much more is to be done.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Jordan's big day lifts Clippers

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - There's something about the Detroit Pistons that seems to bring out DeAndre Jordan's best dunks.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Producers pick '12 Years a Slave' and 'Gravity'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - For the past six years, every feature film chosen by the Producers Guild of America for its top honor has gone on to win the best-picture prize at the Academy Awards. Sunday night, Steve McQueen's historical epic "12 Years a Slave" and Alfonso Cuaron's space odyssey "Gravity" tied for the guild's highest honor.

January 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Christie aide: Hoboken treated no differently

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie's administration is continuing its push to show that Hoboken has not been treated differently than other cities in its efforts to gain Superstorm Sandy relief funding.

January 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Saugus Public Safety & Crime Prevention Information

There was a reduction in reported Part-1 crimes over the past week with only three. The first was an assault with a deadly weapon in the 27300 block of Arriola Avenue on January 19th. The victim was having a party at his residence when a fight broke out. The suspect retrieved a baseball bat and struck one person and attempted to strike others at the party. He then fled the location.

January 20, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


10 hurt in explosion at Omaha animal feed plant

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - At least 10 people have been hospitalized and others could be trapped after an explosion and partial building collapse Monday at an Omaha animal feed processing plant.

January 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire in Glendora 84 percent contained

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Crews continue to build containment lines around a wildfire near Los Angeles that destroyed several homes.

January 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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