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Reports: NCAA hands USC 2-year bowl ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two media outlets are reporting the NCAA has decided to ban USC's football team from the postseason for two years and strip the program of scholarships.

June 09, 2010 | The Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


McKeon comments on U.N. sanctions against Iran

Washington, D.C.- Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the senior Republican on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee released the following statement today after the United Nations Security Council approved sanctions against Iran:

June 09, 2010 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Julie Sturgeon: Is a Roth IRA conversion right for you?

Starting in 2010, more people should be eligible to convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA - and take advantage of potential tax benefits. A provision of the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act (TIPRA) of 2005 will accompish several things.

June 09, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Election update: California voters overhaul primary election system

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blaming political parties for California's dysfunction, voters dumped the state's partisan primary but got no guarantee it would change government.

June 09, 2010 | By Samantha Young Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Candidates begin to look to November

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California GOP voters on Tuesday sent politically inexperienced billionaire businesswoman Meg Whitman to challenge Attorney General Jerry Brown, the aging heir to a Democratic dynasty, in what's shaping up to be an expensive race for governor.

June 09, 2010 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


O.C. Fair sets summer concert schedule

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sublime with Rome will perform at the Summer Concert Series at Pacific Amphitheatre as part of the 2010 Orange County Fair and will feature special guests The Dirty Heads.

June 09, 2010 | Source: OC Fair & Event Center | SCV Raw


BP oil collection ramps up; so do claims questions

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP plans to bring in an oil-burning device and a tanker from the North Sea as it tries to contain the crude spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, a disaster creating headaches for people who make money off the sea and those processing their claims of financial loss.

June 09, 2010 | By Ray Henry Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


World Cup soccer: Unprecedented hype for US-England match

IRENE, South Africa (AP) - American soccer players have been on magazine covers and the nightly news shows in ever increasing numbers. The World Cup is receiving unprecedented promotion in the United States.

June 09, 2010 | By Ronald Blum AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Election: Voters OK open primaries, quake repair measure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters fed up with politics as usual scrapped their partisan primary system Tuesday in favor of an open one in which voters can cast ballots for any candidate.

June 09, 2010 | By Samantha Young Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Les Paul, legendary guitarist and inventor, would be 95 today

Editor's note: Today, June 9, 2010, would have been Les Paul's 95th birthday.

June 09, 2010 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Food and Fun


AP IMPACT: BP spill response plans severely flawed

VENICE, La. (AP) - Professor Peter Lutz is listed in BP's 2009 response plan for a Gulf of Mexico oil spill as a national wildlife expert. He died in 2005.

June 09, 2010 | By Holbrook Mohr, Justin Pritchard and Tamara Lush Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rim of the Valley studied for protection

The Rim of the Valley, including portions of the mountains surrounding Santa Clarita Valley, could soon receive federal assistance and protection.

June 09, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dental-assisting students help make brighter smiles

On Saturday, May 1, at 4:30 a.m., seven very sleepy, yet dedicated dental-assisting students in the William S. Hart Union School District's Regional Occupational Program met with me to travel to the Los Angeles Sports Arena to volunteer our time at the Remote Access Medical (RAM) Free Clinic.

June 09, 2010 | By Pam English For The Signal | SCV Schools


AVID helps students reach college dreams

Most people have false assumptions about AVID. The AVID program is assumed to be for either very intelligent students or for poor-performing students. The truth is, AVID is a college-preparatory class helping the "middle" students get into a four-year college straight out of high school.

June 09, 2010 | By Corrianne Bailey For The Signal | SCV Schools


‘Cougar Days’ offer opportunity

A group of 30 graduating seniors from Bowman High School were invited to attend "Cougar Days" on April 23 at the College of the Canyons, a beneficial opportunity to learn more about the First Year Experience program.

June 09, 2010 | By Covas Constantine For The Signal | SCV Schools


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Broncos to play on Super Bowl Sunday

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Seahawks heading to Super Bowl

SEATTLE (AP) - Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle's top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Legislative deadline nears for hundreds of bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CORRECTION: Nighttime closure planned for Interstate 5 middle lanes

The California Department of Transportation announced Friday it will be closing the two middle lanes of the freeway in both directions between Van Nuys Boulevard and State Route 118 to demolish the median.

January 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Life lessons learned in rock climbing

There is a lot to like about living here in Santa Clarita. For me, I like that Santa Clarita is an active community.

January 19, 2014 | By Chris Quinn Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Valencia High School student dominates in equestrian competitions

Devon Ingber, 16, a sophomore at Valencia High School, won Reserve Champion in the Junior Varsity Equitation division in December, competing against 58 girls from both public and private schools from all over Southern California, on her horse Fabiane.

January 19, 2014 | Submitted by Mary Ingber Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Tennis players celebrate birthdays

When most men are rocking by the fire, or just collecting dust, Ed Jace and Thor Jorgensen are on the tennis courts.

January 19, 2014 | By Jim Brush Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


What’s Your Story?

Our Community is the place where people who live in the Santa Clarita Valley can share their stories – and we publish them every week - giving the community a voice.

January 19, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


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