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Follow the Super Bowl money

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - There's no denying that the Super Bowl is all about money, and lots of it.

Consider that advertisers will spend as much as $3 million to grab your attention during the football championship in hopes of convincing you to buy their products.

February 05, 2010 | By David Pitt AP Personal Finance Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


'Spirit of Uganda' rises at Performing Arts Center Saturday

The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons presents "Spirit of Uganda," featuring a vibrant cast of 22 singers and dancers ages 6 to 18, on the main stage Saturday night, Feb. 6.

The troupe's dynamic choreography, bright, layered standing-drum rhythms, and gorgeous call-and-response vocals bring to life the sounds and movements of East Africa.

February 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Families fans of ‘Frog and Toad’ at Performing Arts Center

Last month, nearly 800 local students, families and community members filled the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons for the second installment of the PAC's Almost Free Family Series, sponsored by McDonald's of Santa Clarita.

February 05, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


KROQ rocks the Santa Clarita Valley -- finally

Listen up, rock lovers: After a short three decades, alternative rock radio station KROQ-FM 106.7 Los Angeles has installed signal boosters, thus expanding their airwaves and listening area.

February 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


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


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Researchers predict 80 percent decline of Facebook

PRINCETON, N.J. - Facebook could lose 80 percent of its users by 2017, according to a new study that patterns Facebook's popularity after a model for infectious diseases.

January 24, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


Why is upward mobility in America stagnant?

Despite the widening gap between the country's richest and poorest, economic mobility has remained relatively stagnant in the U.S. for the past 20 years, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

January 24, 2014 | By JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Hot Topics


Couples required to complete marriage course if initiative passes

DENVER – A ballot initiative in Colorado would require couples to complete up to 30 hours of marriage education classes before their nuptial ceremony.

January 24, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Toilet paper, diapers may tell a country's demographic tale

When marketing researchers Euromonitor mapped the world's consumption of toilet paper, diapers and sanitary products, it captured some interesting aspects of our global demography and relative wealth.

January 24, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


Bill Cosby plans to bring family values back to TV

He brought the importance of family to prime-time TV once, and he's set on doing it once more.

January 24, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


8 confirmed dead in Quebec fire, about 30 missing

L'ISLE-VERTE, Quebec (AP) - Using steam to melt the ice, investigators searched the frozen-over ruins of a retirement home Friday for victims of a fire that left at least eight people dead and about 30 missing.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Remove life support for pregnant woman

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A judge on Friday ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman whose family had argued that she would not want to be kept in that condition.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State fire officials call for brush clearance months early

Warning of an early 2014 fire season, California fire officials Friday called for homeowners statewide to clear 100 feet of defensible space around their homes.

January 24, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ventura County deputy injured in Valencia collision

A Ventura County sheriff's deputy was injured in Valencia on Friday in a collision between a car and a motorcycle.

January 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District’s Request for Funds Denied by State Commission

Sacramento, CA – A state commission today denied the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District's claim that the state-mandated chloride (salt) limit for recycled water discharged to the Santa Clara River is unfunded and reimbursable under the state constitution.

January 24, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assemblyman Wilk Testifies on Santa Clarita Valley Chloride Issue

SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, testified in front of the Commission on State Mandates Board today in response to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board Test Claim for the Upper Santa Clara River Chloride requirements being imposed on the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District. Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste and Santa Clarita City Councilmember TimBen Boydston also joined Assemblyman Wilk.

January 24, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Scott Wilk's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


35 feared dead in Quebec retirement home fire

L'ISLE-VERTE, Quebec (AP) - Using steam to melt the ice, investigators searched the frozen-over ruins of a retirement home Friday for victims of a fire that left about 35 people feared dead and cast such a pall over the village of 1,500 that psychologists were sent door to door.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 adults, 3 kids hit by car in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say five members of a family, including three children, were rushed to a hospital after being struck by a car near a Los Angeles elementary school.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP leaders shorten presidential nominating season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders overwhelmingly voted Friday to shorten their presidential selection process in an attempt to minimize damage from GOP candidates attacking each other.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boehner: No to any presidential bid

BURBANK (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he likes his life too much to run for president.

January 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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