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Review: 'Death at a Funeral'

Oh, I know a lot of "Death at a Funeral" is in very bad taste. That's when I laughed the most. I don't laugh at movies where the characters are deliberately being vulgar. But when they desperately don't want to be - now that's funny. Consider the scene when Uncle Russell eats too much nut cake and is seized by diarrhea. And Norman wrestles him off his wheelchair and onto the potty, and gets his hand stuck underneath. Reader, I laughed. I'm not saying I'm proud of myself. That's not the way I was ...

April 23, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Tracy Taris: Parenting that promotes character

Ever seen hurt or disappointment in the eyes of your child while you're giving correction to something they've done, and wondered if you've done something wrong?

April 23, 2010 | Signal Staff | Rosemond on Parenting


Karen J. Travis: Know your education rights to help your child succeed

Before the enactment of federal laws providing public-education entitlements to all students with disabilities, large numbers of children failed because they did not receive an education that met their needs, or they received no special help at school.

April 23, 2010 | Karen J. Travis It's The Law | Business Columns


Bank of America hiring fair today

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is hosting a Bank of America recruiting event, today from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Cancer Society fundraiser

The Newhall Land and Farming Co. and Valencia Water Co. are participating in the SCV Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society, May 22-23 at Central Park in Saugus. Both compaines are selling raffle tickets for a gold, sapphire and diamond bracelet - appraised at $3,000 - donated by Classic Designs Jewelry.

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Small-business workshops expand

The Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons has partnered with Calabasas and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce to offer free business consulting and low-cost training services.

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Grants for going green

Santa Clarita has launched its green energy incentive program, aimed at providing grants to businesses that meet "green" objectives. The program was created as part of the 21-point stimulus plan approved by the City Council in spring 2009.

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Foothill softball: Beginning again

Janelle Lindvall started it. And she ended it, too.

The sophomore catcher hit two home runs, one in the first inning and one in the 10th inning, to break a 4-4 tie and lead the West Ranch softball team to a 6-4 victory over the Canyon Cowboys on Thursday.

April 23, 2010 | By Debby von Winckelmann For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Bill Kennedy: The power of one in Santa Clarita

"Gents, one of Santa Clarita's own is coming home from Afghanistan, and we need to ensure he gets a proper reception."

April 23, 2010 | Bill Kennedy Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


Big ballot problems

Thanks for your letters on voting, candidates and the elections.

April 23, 2010 | By Leah Schweitzer Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Are you kidding?

Barbie, Wonder Woman and Mother Nature ("Students hear riveting stories of iconic 'Women in History,'" March 30)? Are you kidding me?

April 23, 2010 | By Dennis Salazar Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Political disasters

Executive-decision disasters that I have witnessed in my lifetime:

April 23, 2010 | By Jim McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


My still small editorial

Think of some of the things you've said, or some of the decisions you've made in your youth.

April 23, 2010 | By Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Plan for new freeway lanes may get fast-tracked

Santa Clarita Valley commuters could see lanes added to the Interstate 5 and Highway 14 freeway interchange sooner than originally thought under a plan approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday.

April 23, 2010 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Foothill tennis: Wildcats firm up No. 2 spot

The West Ranch boys tennis team solidified itself as the No. 2 team in the Foothill League by edging Canyon 10-8 at West Ranch High School on Thursday.

The match was close all day, but the Wildcats never relinquished their small but secure lead.

April 23, 2010 | By Ernie Stone For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


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Google: Driverless cars are mastering city streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists - a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tornado death toll rises to 30

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Craig Ferguson announces late-night retirement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A few weeks after David Letterman announced he'd be retiring from the CBS late-night television lineup, Craig Ferguson did the same.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


AP survey: China's lending bubble a global threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just as the global economy has all but recovered from debt-fueled crises in the United States and Europe, economists have a new worry: China. They see a lending bubble there that threatens global growth unless Beijing defuses it.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Knight: VA medical centers need oversight

When veterans return home, their fighting days should be over. They put their lives on the line for their country and fought the good fight.

April 29, 2014 | By Steve Knight Commentary | Columnists


Holly Schroeder: Importance of foreign relations

We live in a global world with a global economy. Never did that concept become so clear to me than on the Trade and Investment Mission to China led by Supervisor Antonovich earlier this month.

April 29, 2014 | By Holly Schroeder Commentary | Columnists


Kings win to force a Game 7

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams forced the tiebreaking goal underneath Alex Stalock with 8:04 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Monday night, rallying all the way back from an 0-3 series deficit to force a decisive Game 7.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Victoria Kirshner is a Cardinal for good

It's not entirely uncommon for a club swimmer to see their high school team as something secondary; a break from the grind of a club season, but ultimately just that - a break.

April 28, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


10th annual SCV Mayors Prayer Breakfast scheduled Thursday

The 10th annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayors Prayer Breakfast is scheduled Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel, with Christian comedian Brad Stine as the featured speaker.

April 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Congressional candidate Lee Rogers sues Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Simi Valley podiatrist Lee Rogers, a candidate in this year's race to represent California's 25th Congressional District, is suing the hospital that contracted his services, claiming a doctor there bad-mouthed him, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by The Signal.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sea World orca trainers begin using safety vests

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Trainers at Sea World's marine parks began wearing inflatable safety vests Monday whenever they work near killer whales, yet another safety measure implemented after the 2010 death of a trainer who was dragged into a pool by an orca.

April 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Car plows into Canyon Country restaurant

A vehicle slammed through a Canyon Country restaurant Monday after the driver mistook the accelerator for the brake, authorities said.

April 28, 2014 | By Austin Dave Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Advertisers leaving Clippers

NEW YORK (AP) - Advertisers are backing away from the Los Angeles Clippers after racist comments attributed to the NBA team's owner.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds probe crash of planes over San Francisco Bay

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - A federal transportation safety official arrived Monday in Northern California to investigate a collision between two small planes that sent one crashing into San Francisco Bay.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Walker deserves better than 'Brick Mansions' — and so do we

It's kind of sad watching Paul Walker, who died tragically late last year in a car crash in Valencia, in this weekend's new action thriller "Brick Mansions" because you know you won't have much good to say about the film when it's over.

April 28, 2014 | By Josh Terry Deseret News | Hot Topics


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