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Louis Prima to be honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Singer/trumpter/bandleader Louis Prima, best known as a jump-blues-swing master for songs such as "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Just a Gigolo" and "Jump, Jive, an' Wail," will be honored posthumously with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this Sunday, July 25.

July 22, 2010 | By Kyle Valdillez For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our misrepresentative democracy

July 22, 2010 | By Nate Beeler The Washington Examiner | Editorial Cartoons


Single Mothers Outreach offers financial classes

Single Mothers Outreach now offers Financial Peace University, a class that helps single parents with money problems.

The class teaches single parents how to get out of debt and stay out, the value of money, and how to be financially responsible.

July 22, 2010 | Source: Single Mothers Outreach | SCV Raw


Hots cars are death traps for our canine friends

SACRAMENTO (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- United Animal Nations (UAN), a national nonprofit animal protection organization, is imploring pet owners to avoid leaving their dogs in hot cars this summer -- a practice that can lead to serious illness and even death.

July 22, 2010 | Source: United Animal Nations | SCV Raw


Armstrong addresses hiring of criminal attorney

NEW YORK (AP) - Lance Armstrong says hiring a criminal defense lawyer in the face of a federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations is merely a matter of protecting himself.

The seven-time Tour de France champion said after Thursday's 17th stage that he's "100 percent confident" the case will be resolved to his satisfaction.

July 22, 2010 | The Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


5th Circuit refuses to bar judge from spill suits

New Orleans (AP) - A federal appeals court has refused to order a judge to recuse himself from dozens of lawsuits over the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion even though he owned corporate bonds issued by two of the companies sued in the cases.

July 22, 2010 | Source: Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alabama AG plans lawsuit against BP over oil spill

Montgomery, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King says the state will file a lawsuit against BP seeking revenue lost because of the Gulf oil spill.

July 22, 2010 | Source: Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Acton man charged with begging

A 39-year-old Acton handyman was charged with begging after alledgedly asking people for money at a local gas station.

July 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Magic in the air Saturday night

If you believe in magic, or just love the illusion of it, you'll want to catch Saturday's "Beyond Amazing: Magic Before Your Eyes," a show put on annually to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Santa Clarita Valley.

July 22, 2010 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Soccer match helps raise thousands for Garnicas

The pick-up soccer game Wednesday at Central Park was a fun game for a good cause - and a sobering reminder not to take for granted the pleasures of everyday life, an organizer of the event said.

July 22, 2010 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


D. Frank Norton: Protecting investments in this economic climate

It has been a pretty miserable period to be in the stock market. The past two full months represent the worst May-June performance for the S&P 500 Index in 48 years.

July 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, July 22, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

July 22, 2010 | By Signal staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lynne Plambeck: We need the full story on Newhall Ranch

As many people are aware, the Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing a permit that will allow Newhall Land Development LLC to alter the Santa Clara River in order to build the massive 21,000-unit Newhall Ranch project. It's not just the river that would need to be changed. The original proposal included channeling as much as 80 percent of the tributaries.

July 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Future of sports in the SCV: Training gets specific

No one can deny that athletes are getting bigger, stronger and faster.

July 22, 2010 | By Jeremy Balan Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


First and foremost

Regarding the fatal collision on July 4 at the fireworks event in Valencia, the Santa Clarita City Council is missing a very important factor: Cars and crowds never mix. The only answer to keep the public safe is to close down Valencia Boulevard and open it to only emergency vehicles, as they can be seen and heard. I believe this is the only way to ensure the safety of the public. This is not rocket science, folks.

July 22, 2010 | By Ronald Bailey Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


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Syrian govt says terrorism, not talks, is priority

GENEVA (AP) - Syria's government declared that its main priority was stopping terrorism - not ensuring peace - and the opposition hinted it was far from ready to negotiate directly with the government it wants to overthrow, casting sharp doubt Thursday on peace talks that have barely begun.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Government panel urges end to phone data spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans' calling records, The Associated Press has learned.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Promote self-sufficiency and strong marriages

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his famous "War on Poverty" speech, purposing "to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." Unfortunately, like our other wars in the last half-century, this one has not lived up to its noble ideals.

January 23, 2014 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Remember those who lost their health care plans

This letter is in response to the letter of Nancy A. Meister ("Affordable Care Act: A success story," The Signal Jan. 17.)

January 23, 2014 | By Phyllis Grekin Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Is climate a hoax?

I believe in Gary Morrison's passion, but not his facts ("Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth" Jan 12 Signal).

January 23, 2014 | By Richard La Motte Valencia | Letters to the Editor


USC beats California 77-69 to snap 5-game skid

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nikola Jovanovic scored a career-high 23 points and Southern California led all the way in beating California 77-69 Wednesday night for the Trojans' first Pac-12 victory after an 0-5 start.

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Clippers stall in the fourth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It took three quarters, but the Charlotte Bobcats finally were able to shut down Blake Griffin.

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Man stabbed during fight in Valencia

One man was hospitalized and another arrested Wednesday night after a fight at a Valencia residence led to a stabbing, local sheriff's officials said.

January 22, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New federal budget bill costs $3 million per word

Seth Borenstein at The Associated Press crunched some different numbers about the new Federal Budget signed on Friday by President Barack Obama. The $1.1 trillion in spending is authorized by a bill that is 1,582 pages long and 370,445 words, numbers and symbols.

January 22, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


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