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Video Game Review: ‘Dragon Age II’

If you think U.S. politics has gotten ugly, wait until you've spent some time in the city of Kirkwall. The Templars want to subjugate the mages. The priests of the Chantry don't trust the brutish Qunari. The Dalish elves want to avoid humans altogether.

March 11, 2011 | Lou Kesten Associated Press | Food and Fun


‘Chicago’ comes to the SCPAC

With music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, "Chicago" is a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz - with one show-stopping song after another and the astonishing dancing originally choreographed by Fosse. And now it comes to Santa Clarita for five performances.

March 11, 2011 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ at REP

One of the most poignant stories of the Holocaust, "The Diary of Anne Frank" debuts at the Repertory East Playhouse on Friday, March 11. The production tells of Anne's spirit, optimism and nobility as recounted in the famous diary she kept during World War II.

March 11, 2011 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Jim Walker: A look at Charlie’s antics, ‘winning,’ and train wrecks

I will admit to finding myself open-mouthed and riveted to my TV screen quite often these last couple of weeks, watching the train wreck that is Charlie Sheen.

March 11, 2011 | Jim Walker | Local Columns


2Day in the SCV: Friday, March 11, 2011

Registration for self-defense workshop

March 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Republicans selling snake oil to voters

This is in response to Brian Baker's Wednesday, March 2 letter, "The people voted Republican."

March 11, 2011 | BY Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Look out for your neighbors

Normally I am proud when I walk my dog on Saturday mornings on our local bike path. I have seen several River Rallies, churches and even 5K runs that clean up the path but this Saturday, I was heartbroken.

March 11, 2011 | By Amanda Rackett Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Save jobs, shut down enterprise zones

It's ironic that Tony Strickland, who chairs the so-called "Taxpayers' Caucus," would oppose the elimination of one of the most inefficient and wasteful programs in the state ("Save jobs by saving the enterprise zones," March 6).

March 11, 2011 | By Marilyn Valenzuela Camarillo | Letters to the Editor


Carl Kanowsky: Supremely personal interpretation

Last week's column discussed how two Realtors somehow found themselves portrayed in a "CSI" script, and how the Court of Appeals said no reasonable person would think the fictional characters were portraying their living, breathing counterparts.

March 11, 2011 | Carl Kanowsky | Business Columns


Dr. Joni Bhutra: Safety first when selecting a crib

At our practice in the Santa Clarita Valley, it seems every other mother is pregnant with another child.

March 11, 2011 | Dr. Joni Bhutra HEALTHY FAMILY | Rosemond on Parenting


Man arrested for allegedly attempting robbery

A Saugus man was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery after witnesses saw him carrying a replica gun near several businesses at the 26500 of Bouquet Canyon Road, authorities said Thursday. People called authorities at about 6 p.m. Wednesday and reported the 35-year-old was acting strangely, said Sgt. Kevin Blake of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

March 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Employees stop man from taking 2 bottles of rum

A Saugus man allegedly scuffled with store employees as he tried to steal two bottles of rum from the Canyon Country grocery store, authorities said Thursday.

March 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


High school art show debuts Tuesday

The College of the Canyons Art Gallery debuts its next exhibition Tuesday with a display of more than 70 pieces of art and creative media made by staff and students from Bowman, Canyon, Golden Valley, Saugus, Valencia and West Ranch high schools. The exhibition will run through April 7.

March 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon defends marriage law

Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, defended the Defense of Marriage Act in Washington on Thursday when he signed onto a congressional resolution supporting it.

March 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Louise Elerding: While shopping, buy into etiquette, too

Take a poll among your friends and ask if cutting coupons, watching for specials and being selective consumers are as valued as the etiquette part of shopping. Surveys show that people do wish that consideration and manners were included more in the shopping scene.

March 11, 2011 | Louise Elerding | Rosemond on Parenting


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Joseph Castanon Wins Hart District ROP Outstanding Student of the Year 2014

Outstanding Student Awards were held April 30, honoring the best of more than 2000 ROP students enrolled in William S. Hart Union High School District Regional Occupational Program classes this year. These outstanding students were selected as medal winners in 6 different career clusters.

May 01, 2014 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District ROP | Santa Clarita Valley News


College of the Canyons Selected to Participate in ‘Pathway to Law School’ Initiative

SANTA CLARITA - College of the Canyons has been selected to participate in a new joint initiative launched by the California Community Colleges and The State Bar of California that will provide community college students a smoother pathway to six of California's top law schools.

May 01, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


California ranked 9th among Bicycle Friendly States

Sacramento – May 1, 2014 – Kicking off National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists has released its latest ranking of Bicycle Friendly States. In the seventh annual assessment, California achieved a #9 ranking nationally, an increase of ten ranks from last year and receiving 53.7 points out of 100.

May 01, 2014 | Source: California Bicycle Coalition | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Stand your ground' law tested in recent shootings

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia state officials were still trying Thursday to determine the environmental impact of a train derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into the James River in downtown Lynchburg.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Florida jail explosion kills 2, injures 100

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An apparent gas explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle, killing two inmates, injuring as many as 150 people, and creating a chaotic scene Thursday after inmates were bussed to hospitals and nearby jails when the crippled building had to be evacuated.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


S. Cal wildfire 10 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a thousand-acre wildfire in the foothills east of Los Angeles did not grow overnight and is now 10 percent contained.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in Fla., Ala.

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Toronto mayor says he'll seek help

TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Michael Antonovich: Realignment : a dangerous ruse

Editor's note: The following column was written in response to a news story reporting that Gov. Jerry Brown, after touring California counties to determine effects of prisoner realignment, declared, "I can report ... that realignment is working."

May 01, 2014 | By Michael Antonovich SCV Voices | Columnists


Amer Aziz: Seeking religious freedom

The United States government recently launched the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus chaired by veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.

May 01, 2014 | By Amer Aziz SCV Voices | Columnists


Kings cap comeback with win vs Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves to cap the Los Angeles Kings' historic comeback from three games down with a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill swim roundup: Saugus picks up momentum

Saugus overcame a slow start on Wednesday to sweep Canyon in both the varsity boys and girls meets at Santa Clarita Aquatics Center and enter next week's Foothill League prelims and finals with some momentum.

April 30, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Special Closure Note: Through late May 2014, a temporary bypass lane will be implemented on southbound I-5 between Smokey Bear Road and one mile south of Vista Del Lago Road while crews pave the two left lanes of southbound I-5.

April 30, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday after less than two seasons on the job.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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