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Correction: Today's SCV Sports Schedule

Here is the correct schedule for today in sports in the Santa Clarita Valley. Today marks the first day of Foothill League play for soccer and basketball.

January 14, 2014 | Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


Dozens of trade-offs in $1.1 trillion budget bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A massive $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through October and finally put to rest the bitter budget battles of last year is getting generally positive reviews from House Republicans eager to avoid another shutdown crisis with elections looming in 10 months.

January 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


15 hospitalized after bus collides with big rig in Tulare

TULARE, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says 15 people have been hospitalized with minor injuries after a bus rear-ended a big rig on a Central Valley freeway.

January 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens arrested in Nigeria for being gay

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Police, working off a list of 168 suspects purportedly obtained through torture, are arresting dozens of gay men in Nigeria's northern Bauchi state, human rights activists said Tuesday.

January 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man shot for texting in theater

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) - The 71-year-old retired police officer accused of shooting a man in a Florida movie theater is scheduled for his first appearance in court.

January 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Red flag warnings in effect

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Red flag warnings remain posted as dry and gusty Santa Ana winds continue to buffet much of Southern California.

January 14, 2014 | By 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:

January 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Too Dark on Wiley Canyon Road

There's darkness in my neighborhood and I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed. I don't understand it, but Wiley Canyon Road from Lyons Avenue to Old Orchard is dark, dark, dark. Except for light at intersection, the street is cloaked in black at night.

January 14, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Bring on Disney Ranch and its jobs

Cam Noltemeyer of SCOPE says the Disney Golden Oak Ranch expansion will "compound traffic problems in the area."

January 14, 2014 | By Paul McGuire Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Horton needs a few facts

The column in the Jan. 8 issue of the paper (Gary Horton, "There goes retirement security") must have been written by "Horton Hears a Who."

January 14, 2014 | By Albert Bigelow Valencia | Letters to the Editor


CalArts alumnus wins Golden Globe

Sunday was a warm night for "Frozen" co-director and former CalArts student Chris Buck, who took home a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.

January 14, 2014 | Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Officers acquitted in California homeless death

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Two California police officers who were videotaped in a violent struggle with a homeless man during an arrest were acquitted Monday of killing him.

January 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man suspected of killing wife, sister pleads not guilty

SANTA CLARITA - A 60-year-old man accused of killing his wife in their Canyon Country condo, then walking into his sister's convalescent hospital room and killing her in her bed, pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder Monday.

January 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


California bill seeks to regulate homemade guns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A state lawmaker proposed Monday that California extend its requirement that gun buyers undergo background checks and register their weapons to anyone who assembles a firearm in their home.

January 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire at Sylmar home kills family of 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A fire at a San Fernando Valley home that had no smoke detectors killed a family of four Monday, including two children, authorities said.

January 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Legislative deadline nears for hundreds of bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CORRECTION: Nighttime closure planned for Interstate 5 middle lanes

The California Department of Transportation announced Friday it will be closing the two middle lanes of the freeway in both directions between Van Nuys Boulevard and State Route 118 to demolish the median.

January 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Life lessons learned in rock climbing

There is a lot to like about living here in Santa Clarita. For me, I like that Santa Clarita is an active community.

January 19, 2014 | By Chris Quinn Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Valencia High School student dominates in equestrian competitions

Devon Ingber, 16, a sophomore at Valencia High School, won Reserve Champion in the Junior Varsity Equitation division in December, competing against 58 girls from both public and private schools from all over Southern California, on her horse Fabiane.

January 19, 2014 | Submitted by Mary Ingber Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Tennis players celebrate birthdays

When most men are rocking by the fire, or just collecting dust, Ed Jace and Thor Jorgensen are on the tennis courts.

January 19, 2014 | By Jim Brush Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


What’s Your Story?

Our Community is the place where people who live in the Santa Clarita Valley can share their stories – and we publish them every week - giving the community a voice.

January 19, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Reader Feedback

Editor's note: We asked our newspaper, website and Facebook readers to tell us about their experiences on Jan. 17, 1994. Here's what they said.

January 19, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Dominick and the Boys from Africa

About three years ago, a young 7-year old was hanging out at his mom's store in Old Town Newhall. We were folding material into 2-yard lengths to tie into blankets for children having surgery in Third World countries.

January 19, 2014 | By Naomi Carmona-Morshead Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Suburbs cancel out cities' efforts to improve environment

BERKELEY, Calif. - Even when highly populated cities make an effort to cut back on greenhouse-gasses, the continued use of energy in suburbs may cancel out any benefit to the environment, according to a new study.

January 19, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


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