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Review: 'Nanny McPhee Returns'

The Nanny McPhee movies may be principally for kids, but make no mistake about it: They are, quite literally, a parent's dream.

August 20, 2010 | By Jake Coyle AP Entertainment Writer | Movies


Two Women on Wine: Central Coast wineries

In our last column, we encouraged you to plan a trip through California's lush wine country and we offered a few suggestions to enhance your experience. We paid particular attention to the northern wine country wineries of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

August 20, 2010 | By Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Music programs hit notes

The Music Makers Parent Teacher Association presented a $30,000 donation to the Newhall School District to benefit the district's music program.

August 20, 2010 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Samuel R.W. Price: U.S. Supreme Court year in review

Each June, the Supreme Court of the United States concludes its nine-month term by issuing a flurry of decision and orders, many of which will have a broad and lasting impact on the nation. This year was no exception.

August 20, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Local chiropractor earns postgraduate wellness certification

Dr. Roger De Sesa of De Sesa Chiropractic Clinic in Valencia has earned the status of certified chiropractic wellness practitioner. He successfully completed the postgraduate educational program and was recently awarded the certification by the International Chiropractors Association's Council on Wellness Science, after having completed the program's course work, met specific requirements and passed a comprehensive final examination.

August 20, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Paul Strickland: Save our seniors, Pt. 2

The opinions expressed herein are my own personal views. I am writing as a private citizen, and not as an appointed or elected official.

August 20, 2010 | Paul Strickland | Columnists


Selling fear as fact regarding Jerry Brown

Regarding "My money is on Meg Whitman for governor," (Aug. 15): Roger Gitlin appears to be Sean Hannity's clone, espousing opinion as fact, and then selling fear as fact. He apparently knows little about Jerry Brown, though he sounds like the expert.

August 20, 2010 | By David Berke Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Yellow traffic lights pose a collision danger

How many more car accidents and/or deaths must occur before our city traffic engineers realize how dangerous and confusing the yellow flashing arrows are at the Mall Entrance and Citrus Avenue intersections on Valencia Boulevard? |

August 20, 2010 | By Lynn Adamson Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Glad about the Prop. 8 ruling

Rejoice and pass my double nonfat latte, a judge, appointed by Ronald Reagan no less, listened carefully to the two sides presented in regard to Proposition 8 and overturned the results from one of the most expensive and ridiculous things (was it really a law?) ever put on a ballot.

August 20, 2010 | By Nancy Gauthier Valencia | Letters to the Editor


How about some good news?

I would love to see a page in The Signal titled "Good News Page." This page could be good things that have happened and positive things that happened; things that cheer us all up. Anything from what happened to your family dog, to how glad we all are that we finally made it home safely. A report about a Good Samaritan helping someone in need.

August 20, 2010 | By Bob Klar Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Lori Hanson: Why weight-loss surgery doesn’t work

Living in Southern California, it's hard to miss the constant TV ads and billboards promoting various forms of surgical "cures" for the battle of the bulge. This has become big business. From lap banks to gastric bypass, we are being enticed to believe that this type of surgery can be just what you need to solve your weight and health-related issues.

August 20, 2010 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


Managing diabetes with food and friends

Diabetes is a growing concern in our country. Nearly 81 million Americans - or one-in-four households - have diabetes or prediabetes, with a new case diagnosed every 20 seconds. While those statistics sound ominous, the good news is that this disease can be managed through diet, exercise, medication (if needed) and a strong support system.

August 20, 2010 | Family Features | Healthy Living


Recruiting: Expert says he will give realities

Local high school athletes and their parents could get a reality check Monday night at West Ranch High School.

August 20, 2010 | By Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


2Day in the SCV: Friday, Aug. 20, 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.

August 20, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


The bad news

August 20, 2010 | By John Darkow Columbia Daily Tribune | Editorial Cartoons


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American suicide bomber grew up in Central Florida

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The American man who launched a suicide bombing against Syrian government troops grew up in Central Florida and attended several colleges in the state before dropping out and moving abroad.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Voters vexed by California corruption probes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters are alarmed by a string of corruption scandals in Sacramento, but most feel any wrongdoing is not widespread, a poll indicated Saturday.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mickelson says he's cooperating in probe

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirms that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him after a round at the Memorial tournament. He says he is cooperating and has done nothing wrong.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


In US and abroad, new focus on anti-women violence

Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape in many war zones. And in California, a murderous rampage by a disturbed young man who had depicted sorority members as a prime target.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Only US soldier held in Afghanistan is freed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sport Chalet hosts free fishing seminar

Sport Chalet Valencia will host a free fishing seminar led by fishing professionals this upcoming Tuesday.

May 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for I-5 truck lanes project

The California Department of Transportation will close lanes on Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley next week as part of a truck lanes improvement project that began in mid-2012.

May 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama makes public health pitch for carbon rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - As governors, businesses and environmentalists brace for new limits on power plant pollution, President Barack Obama is casting his unprecedented effort to curb greenhouse gases as essential to protect the health and wellbeing of children.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man who accosted Pitt pleads no contest to battery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Casey Kasem's daughter granted visitation

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shinseki accepts blame, resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Beset by growing evidence of patient delays and cover-ups, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned from President Barack Obama's Cabinet Friday, taking the blame for what he decried as a "lack of integrity" in the sprawling health care system for the nation's military veterans.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita Christian School graduation

Graduates: 42

May 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia High School graduation

Graduates: 610

May 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kings drop Game 6 to Blackhawks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play, and the Chicago Blackhawks forced a decisive seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Valencia, Zone 5, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included grand theft autos, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle, and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.

May 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | Crime Reports


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