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Are Putin's Olympics going as planned?

When Russian President Vladimir Putin pitched Sochi as the spot of the 2014 Winter Olympics to the International Olympic Committee, he knew the eyes of the world would be on him and Russia, Steven Lee Myers said Thursday in the New York Times.

February 07, 2014 | By Erik Raymond Deseret News | Hot Topics


Attempt to hijack Turkish plane to Sochi foiled

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A Ukrainian man tried to hijack a Turkey-bound flight to Sochi, Russia, as the Winter Olympics were kicking off Friday, but the pilot tricked him and landed in Istanbul instead, where he was stealthily detained after a four-hour stand-off on a plane full of passengers, an official said.

February 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

Zone 5-Valencia had eighteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included burglary, grand theft of a vehicle, a vehicle burglary, and numerous petty thefts from various areas. A burglary occurred on the 24400 block of Town Center Drive between the hours of 10:00 pm and 10:45 pm. The victim left her purse unattended on chair. The suspect then entered the dining area of the restaurant and stole money from the victim's purse. The suspect, a male white adult was arrested and also was in possession of a stolen item from Target. He was ...

February 07, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Cal defensive end Ted Agu dies suddenly

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - California football player Ted Agu died Friday morning at age 21 after collapsing during a training run with his teammates.

February 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 2 more LA sheriff's deputies indicted

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new federal civil rights indictment alleges that two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies beat a handcuffed prisoner at the Men's Central Jail.

February 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Feb. 6, 2014

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February 07, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department BOOKING FROM 02/05/2014 0001 TO 02/05/2014 2359 | Crime Reports


Russia kicks off Sochi Games with hope and hubris

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - A crowning achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia kicked off Friday with a celebration of its past greatness and hopes for future glory, most especially for a raucous group of Russian athletes who marched into the rollicking opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics with a message.

February 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Californians see sprinkles as bigger storm brews

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dry California got a much needed taste of rain, but drought-watchers hope it was just a teaser for a much wetter weekend.

February 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Investigation continues in LA college threat ..

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are searching for a person who reported that a young woman was threatening to shoot up Los Angeles Valley College - a claim that turned out not to be real.

February 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Passenger tried to hijack plane to Sochi

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A passenger on board an Istanbul-bound flight Friday claimed there was a bomb on board and tried to hijack the plane to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympics are kicking off, an official said.

February 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California might bar judges from leading Scouts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's judicial branch is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would prohibit judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts of America on grounds that the group discriminates against gays.

February 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Low on natural gas, California told to power down

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Water isn't the only resource running short in California. The drought-stricken state is also low on natural gas.

February 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sochi's opening show: Let Putin's games begin

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - It's designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship. But the ceremony opening the Sochi Olympics on Friday, more than anything, will be about one man: Vladimir Putin.

February 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


After 22 years, Leno bids farewell to 'Tonight'

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Jay Leno has said goodbye to "The Tonight Show" before, but not like this. The comedian became tearful and choked up Thursday as he concluded what he called the "greatest 22 years of my life."

February 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The Signal celebrates 95 years

Today is The Signal's 95th birthday, making us one of the oldest businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 07, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


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Chloride public meetings begin Wednesday night

The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District beings a series of public information meetings Wednesday night that will culminate in a public hearing June 30 on proposed sewage rate increases.

June 10, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man ordered to trial in 210 Freeway death

A North Hollywood man charged in the death of a woman who fell from a moving vehicle onto the Foothill Freeway last August has been ordered to stand trial, according to a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

June 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC graduates 58 from nursing program

College of the Canyons graduated 58 nursing students Tuesday in a ceremony that paid tribute to the history of the profession.

June 10, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district hires career development coordinator

The William S. Hart Union High School District has hired Sue Reynolds to serve as the district's career development coordinator.

June 10, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, June 9, 2014

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June 10, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


CIA disciplines 15 officers in harassment cases

WASHINGTON (AP) - When Ilana Sara Greenstein was a CIA case officer working at headquarters a decade ago, she said, a married senior manager who was responsible for her promotions made sexual advances toward her.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Internet child safety sting leads to multiple arrests

LASD – Special Victims Bureau Internet Child Safety Sting Leads to Multiple Arrests

June 10, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former Dodger Bob Welch dies at 57

OAKLAND (AP) - Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, has died. He was 57.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Subway strike suspended in Sao Paulo, may hit Rio

SAO PAULO (AP) - With a subway strike put on hold, traffic in Brazil's biggest city returned to its normal, congested nature Tuesday, but there was no guarantee service would be on for Thursday's opening of the World Cup.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Teen gunman in Oregon likely killed self

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California teacher tenure law unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers were ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by a judge presiding in a lawsuit brought by nine students.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Knicks hire Derek Fisher as head coach

Derek Fisher was never the best player, certainly not the tallest or quickest.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Caltrans seeks public input on statewide freight mobility plan

SACRAMENTO – With the economic recovery expanding, California's highways, seaports, and railroads are again teeming with freight being transported across the state and on to the rest of the nation. Caltrans has invested billions of dollars in projects aimed at improving freight movement and reducing its environmental impacts, and this summer it will ask the public to weigh-in on the future of freight movement in California.

June 10, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Authorities: Trucker in Morgan crash hadn't slept

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A truck driver's lack of sleep is being blamed for the highway crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian in New Jersey.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Social Security judges rubber-stamp claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four Social Security judges defended their work Tuesday amid accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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