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Calif. boy youngest to reach summit of Aconcagua

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - A 9-year-old boy from Southern California has become the youngest person in recorded history to reach the summit of Argentina's Aconcagua mountain, which at 22,841 feet (6,962 meters) is the tallest peak in the Western and Southern hemispheres.

December 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2013 banner year at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Despite a string of summertime flops, Hollywood is expected to have a banner year at the domestic box office, coming in just shy of $11 billion, the largest annual take ever. But because of higher ticket prices, actual attendance at North American theaters remained flat after a decade of decline.

December 27, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report faults CA toxic waste regulators

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators have allowed hundreds of toxic waste polluters walk away from contaminated sites and dozens of waste facilities to operate with expired permits while reducing enforcement, it was reported Friday.

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, entailing potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy and setting up a tense battle when Congress reconvenes in the new year.

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SoCal cracks down on fraud at farmers markets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ever wonder if something's rotten at your farmers market?

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Utility linemen brave cold, ice to restore power

DETROIT (AP) - When an ice storm glazed over Michigan last weekend, Tony Carone feared he wouldn't be spending Christmas at home with his family.

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Driver survives 300-foot plunge off Calif. cliff

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (AP) - A driver who plunged 300 feet off of a Southern California ocean cliff was rescued after firefighters waded into the surf to free him from the car.

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NORAD Tracks Santa logs 19.58 million web visits

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - The North American Aerospace Defense Command's Santa-tracking program logged 19.58 million unique visitors to its website on Christmas Eve.

December 27, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Revelations of Obamacare

Christmas' respite with feelings of joy, good spirit and warmth of home, hearth and family have passed, and now we face the reality of much uncertainty focused on our families' health care.

December 27, 2013 | By Betty Arenson Right here right now | Columnists


Celebrate safely: don’t drink and drive

By the time you read this column, Christmas will have passed and we will be looking forward to celebrating the New Year.

December 27, 2013 | By Marsha McLean Live from city hall | Columnists


Utah State, Pitt win bowl games

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Utah State allowed two 100-yard rushers all season long.

December 26, 2013 | Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Clippers lose heartbreaker in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers held on for a 116-112 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.

December 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Homebound holiday traffic hits SCV

December 26, 2013 | By Charlie Kaijo | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon's statement on the signing of the 52nd National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON-- Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the President signing the National Defense Authorization Act for FY14 into law.

December 26, 2013 | Source: Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Court reverses conviction of priest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Roman Catholic church official who has been jailed for more than a year for his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints had his landmark conviction reversed and was ordered released Thursday.

December 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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CDC confirms first case of MERS virus in American

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White House reporters honor black journalist

WASHINGTON (AP) - Harry McAlpin was standing outside the Oval Office, moments away from becoming the first black reporter to attend a presidential news conference, when one of his contemporaries approached with a deal.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama takes humorous jabs at health care stumble

WASHINGTON (AP) - Little was sacred when President Barack Obama tossed out playful but pointed jokes Saturday night - not even his own health care plan.

May 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Share your photos

So what do you think of the photo and the young man with his low-low riding pants in today's paper?

May 04, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


A Tribute to Dad

It is said that anyone can father a child but it takes a very special man to be a dad.

May 04, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Mom made an indelible impression on me

My mother made an indelible impression on me because she gave me the most valuable tool a parent could give a child, love and confidence.

May 04, 2014 | By Louis Perry Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


To commemorate landmark moment, time capsule buried at Val Verde Park

The public gathered at Val Verde Park on May 3 to contribute small items for capsule that will provide future residents with a snapshot of life in 2014.

May 04, 2014 | By Heather Larson Castaic Community Contributor for L.A. County Dept. of Parks and Recreation | COMMUNITY


Budding Artists

May 04, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Seen Around SCV

May 04, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Mom

Mother's day comes each May

May 04, 2014 | By Bob McMeekin Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


“Why my mom da best”

Every kid probably thinks that their mom is the best mom ever and that they're probably the best mom to them. There are reasons why us kids think our mother is the best.

May 04, 2014 | By Moises and Morelia Valencia Community Contributors | COMMUNITY


Cub Scout Cup splashing back to Newhall this May

Last April an event at Hart Campgrounds had 784 legs and was covered in mud and sweat before the end of the day.

May 04, 2014 | By Dean Yarem Canyon Country Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Storage War's Casualties?

"Are you here for the auction?" this from who I assume is the owner, or manager, of the storage establishment; the person behind the clipboard, keys, and information on which spaces were to be sold today.

May 04, 2014 | By Billy Whitaker Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Name your polls, letter writers

I would like to address briefly two letters to the editor that were published Sunday in The Signal.

May 04, 2014 | Chris Davis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


‘Rent’ provides chance to learn of silent killer

As the College of the Canyons Theatre Department performs "Rent" at the Performing Arts Center on May 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17, it puts the spotlight on Marfan syndrome, which is believed to have caused the death of "Rent" playwright Jonathan Larson at the age of 35.

May 04, 2014 | Suzanne I. Bowman Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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