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Power outage hits Newhall

A power outage in Newhall that left more than 2,400 customers in the dark for two hours last Saturday night was caused by an underground equipment failure, Southern California Edison administrators said.

October 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Heritage Haunt Pumpkin Festival Saturday

The Heritage Haunt Pumpkin Festival will be held at Hart Park and at Heritage Junction 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is free.

October 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Rosemond on Parenting


Sheriff’s Halloween Carnival Sunday

October 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CHP: Bike hits car

A bicyclist suffered slight injuries Thursday morning after he rode his bike into a car in Castaic, causing minor damage to the vehicle, officials said.

October 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local 'Make a Difference Day' organizers predict largest turnout yet Saturday

Community-minded locals will team up with the Volunteer Center of Santa Clarita Valley as it hosts its annual Make a Difference Day on Saturday.

October 23, 2009 | By Rory Kelly For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two Women on Wine: La dolce vita -- alternate Italian

Italy! On our trip to Rome and Tuscany last summer, we were reminded how much we love Italian wines. After spending a few days in Rome visiting the usual sights, we looked forward to our train ride to Tuscany and our journey through the hill towns and wine regions.

October 23, 2009 | By Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Heritage Haunt Pumpkin Festival Saturday

The Heritage Haunt Pumpkin Festival takes place inside Hart Park and at Heritage Junction this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 23, 2009 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Food and Fun


Video Game Review: 'Brutal Legend'

No style of music has taken more of a beating over the years than heavy metal. Critics don't respect it, kids are more likely to spend their allowances on hip-hop, and parents stopped worrying long ago about whether Black Sabbath was going to turn their teens into devil worshippers.

October 23, 2009 | By Lou Kesten Associated Press Writer | Food and Fun


Stonefeather at Vu

On Friday, Oct. 30, Stonefeather will headline the first ever Halloween Show presented by FTM Entertainment at the Vu Ultra Bar in Newhall, Calif. The lineup will include other local bands Maxwell Smart, Odaal, A Sounding Sea, The Victor Ship, and Fentruck. Fans are encouraged to wear their best costume and come ready to start Halloween early.

October 23, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Review: 'Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant'

"Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" includes good Vampires, evil Vampaneze, a Wolf-Man, a Bearded Lady, a Monkey Girl with a long tail, a Snake Boy, a dwarf with a four-foot forehead and a spider the size of your shoe, and they're all boring as hell. The movie has good special effects and suitably gruesome characters, but it's bloodless.

October 23, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Astro Boy'

"Astro Boy" is yet another animated comedy in which the hero, who is about the same age as his target audience, is smarter, braver and stronger than the adults in his world. Toby is also a quick learner; after he dies in an accident, he's reborn inside a robot that looks just like him and retains all of his memories. His father, in fact, treats him just like the original Toby. But "Toby is dead!" my inner logician insisted. Here's a good question: Does Astro Boy with Toby's memory wonder why he is a robot and can ...

October 23, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Amelia'

I am drawn to every news story about the attempts, which still continue, to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance on July 2, 1937. It's pretty clear she ditched at sea, but you just never know. Those clues found on a Pacific atoll are tantalizing. It is not her disappearance but her life that fascinates me.

October 23, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Alan Grayson a hero

Finally someone in Congress is telling it like it is. The party of "No!" has not one relevant idea regarding health care fixes.

October 23, 2009 | By Mark Van Leeuwen Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Bill Kennedy: Development or dependency?

"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime."

October 23, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Bob Kellar: Drive-through flu shot clinic provides inoculation and training

Flu shots are an important preventative measure toward providing vital and potentially life-saving protection against illness. In light of current events, including a rise in the number of flu virus cases, this fall is perhaps one of the most important times to take advantage of the protection flu shots can provide.

October 23, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


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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


Reader Feedback

Editor's note: We asked our newspaper, website and Facebook readers to tell us about their experiences on Jan. 17, 1994. Here's what they said.

January 19, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Dominick and the Boys from Africa

About three years ago, a young 7-year old was hanging out at his mom's store in Old Town Newhall. We were folding material into 2-yard lengths to tie into blankets for children having surgery in Third World countries.

January 19, 2014 | By Naomi Carmona-Morshead Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Suburbs cancel out cities' efforts to improve environment

BERKELEY, Calif. - Even when highly populated cities make an effort to cut back on greenhouse-gasses, the continued use of energy in suburbs may cancel out any benefit to the environment, according to a new study.

January 19, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


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