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Health plan sticker shock ahead for some buyers

CHICAGO (AP) - As a key enrollment deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logical choice: They're picking the cheapest one.

December 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt activists get 3 years in prison for protest

CAIRO (AP) - Three of the most prominent secular activists involved in Egypt's 2011 revolution were convicted Sunday of holding a rally without authorization and attacking police officers, receiving three-year prison terms and hefty fines in the first use of a controversial new law.

December 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jazz Ensemble delivers swingin’ favorites at holiday concert

The holidays got a swingin' start when the College of the Canyons Studio Jazz Ensemble delivered a festive selection of Christmas and Hanukkah songs during its annual yuletide concert at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.

December 22, 2013 | By By Joyce Rudolph Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


A community in lights

In 1991, Wakefield Court was like most other streets: Some folks decorated houses, while others chose not to.

December 22, 2013 | Submitted by a Wakefield Court resident Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


A day away from homelessness

Combat Radio's third annual Christmas breakfast for homeless children and Domestic Violence Center shelter was held Dec. 7 at Salt Creek Grille.

December 22, 2013 | Submitted by Lota Hadley Canyon Country Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


"Holiday Lights" Entries

Visit the homes and neighborhoods we saw on The Signal's annual Holiday Lights tour. True to the giving spirit of residents in Santa Clarita, so many of the places that entertained us with their imaginative Christmas displays also collect donations to support the organizations that help those who really need the help of the community this season.

December 22, 2013 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Plagiarism in our culture

One of the hardest things in life is being ignored, bypassed, or dismissed. We all appreciate being appreciated, and when we contribute we ought to be acknowledged as having been part of making something meaningful happen.

December 22, 2013 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Hope for Christmas

I'm a single mother of two young children. We relocated to Santa Clarita after I lost my job as a media content manager in the Silicon Valley a few short years ago.

December 22, 2013 | By Jess Dering Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Clippers breeze by Denver

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Barnes is back playing with the Los Angeles Clippers, and it looked as though he'd never been away.

December 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


3 US military aircraft hit in S. Sudan, 4 wounded

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country's military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were wounded in the attack in the same region where gunfire downed a U.N. helicopter the day before.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


What's next for Foothill football?

If the 2013 Foothill League football season taught us anything, it was how arbitrary time can be.

December 21, 2013 | By Ernie Stone and Cary Osborne Signal Staff Writers | SCV Prep Sports


Massive, sloppy storm system snarls holiday travel

CHICAGO (AP) - Those who got a jump on their holiday travels this year apparently got it right. Those who didn't may have to wait a bit.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jones lifts Kings in shootout

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Martin Jones has done something even Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy never did - win his first eight NHL games.

December 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hospital: Teen who was shot at Colo. school dies

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A suburban Denver high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate died Saturday afternoon, hospital officials said in a statement.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US releases more documents on surveillance origins

WASHINGTON (AP) - The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for al-Qaida terrorists and how a court eventually gained oversight of the program.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Paraplegic man proves 'anything is possible'

While in his mid-20s, Dustin Shillcox learned that he would never walk again.

April 29, 2014 | By Whitney Evans Deseret News | Hot Topics


Cult of prosperity: Helping kids cope with the realities of privilege

Living the fabulous life may be hard-earned spoils for you, but it can leave your children disillusioned and distant from their middle- and lower-class peers. Living privileged puts your kids in an unusually advantageous place in life. But what are the possible pitfalls of giving your kids everything you didn't have; and a lot of what many will never have?

April 29, 2014 | By Georgia Lee FamilyShare | Hot Topics


SCV petition conflict escalates

Attorneys for outdoor advertising interests sponsoring the Santa Clarita billboard petition drive have filed a cease-and-desist demand against the company they accuse of blocking signature gathering.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money and Jim Holt Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Company offers 4 tips for managing telecommuters

It turns out the work-from-home engineer really isn't a myth.

April 29, 2014 | By Greg Katz Deseret News | Hot Topics


America's middle class no longer world's richest

The American middle class has been the wealthiest in the world for a long time, but no longer.

April 29, 2014 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Let it go: Creating new family traditions to end clutter

It keeps coming into homes with the full backing of traditions, holidays, celebrations, rituals and even the search for happiness. Millions of marketing dollars encourage it. The economy depends on it. Kids demand it.

April 29, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


Time is running short to save Rosie's plant

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Loraine Osborne is a Rosie.

April 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


11 hurt in blast at La Habra metal-polishing shop

LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) - An explosion and fire possibly caused by a dust buildup at a metal-polishing shop injured 11 people Tuesday, including two men who were critically burned, fire officials said.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hart district graduation rate remains above state average

Graduation rates in the William S. Hart Union High School District continued to far outpace the average rates in the county and the state, according to numbers released this week.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Employee opens fire at FedEx sorting center

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A FedEx employee wearing ammunition draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before apparently committing suicide, police and witnesses said.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Clippers owner banned for life by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - Issuing about the strongest rebuke that he could, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life Tuesday for making racist comments in a recorded conversation, the first step toward forcing a sale of the club and permanently removing Sterling from the league.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. mayor prods Time Warner to reach Dodger deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti chided Time Warner Cable at an industry gathering Tuesday for not reaching deals with other TV providers so all fans of the Dodgers could watch the baseball games.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate committee approves bills to modernize state water system

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills in a package of legislation by committee chair Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to modernize California's water system.

April 29, 2014 | Source: Office of State Sen. Fran Pavley | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 29, 2014

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April 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Southern California community loses Toyota

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Toyota's announcement Monday that it is moving its U.S. headquarters from Torrance to Texas comes as a major blow not just to this manicured city south of Los Angeles but also to the larger region, which has watched a number of major employers walk away in recent years.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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