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Mother’s Day - a different view

Every child deserves a good mother – but not every child gets one. Abandoned, abused, aborted; that is the lot of many children. A card to honor this type of mother would never sell. Yet there are many of these mothers in the world.

May 18, 2014 | By Veronica Pinckard Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Seen Around SCV

May 18, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Student Artwork

May 18, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


A night to enjoy big sounds, great tunes

One of the neat things about living in Santa Clarita is that you don't have to go far to take advantage of the arts. The Go Jazz big band will be performing "A Jazz Prelude to Summer."

May 18, 2014 | By Ron Rudzinski Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


By Richard Myers

l. The annual tournament of the Pessimistic Golfers Club scheduled for next month will probably be postponed or perhaps completely canceled.

May 18, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Phil Lantis talks about art in SCV at ARTree meeting

Like many of us here in Santa Clarita, Phil Lantis was born and educated somewhere else. A farm in a small Oregon town was his home, and he studied film at State University of New York in Purchase, which, according to census data, has just over 27,000 people. That makes Santa Clarita a metropolis by comparison, but Lantis's small town background is a good fit for staging art and events in this growing community.

May 18, 2014 | By Noel Bermudez Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Saugus' Abbey Weitzeil highlights big day at CIF swim finals

It's hard to imagine there being much left to prove at the high school level for Saugus junior swimmer Abbey Weitzeil.

May 17, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


9th Annual Cub Scout Cup

Evan Staidle, 8, of the Flying Wheels Cub Scout Pack takes aim with a sling shot as he competes with more than 400 cub scouts from all over Southern California in 17 events of physical skill and teamwork at the ninth annual Cub Scout Cup event held at the Hart Campgrounds at William S. Hart Park in Newhall on Saturday.

May 17, 2014 | By Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


National Peace Officers Memorial Day

Author J.R. Sanders gives a presentation on the history of Old West lawmen who died in the line of duty who are featured in his book "Some Gave All," during Thursday's National Peace Officers Memorial Day in Newhall.

May 17, 2014 | By Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brush fire breaks out off Interstate 5 near Templin Highway

A brush fire off of Interstate 5 in the area of Templin Highway burned approximately 6 acres Saturday, according to officials.

May 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Budget analyst projects even higher tax revenue

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state's independent budget analyst predicted Friday that California will collect $2.5 billion more than Gov. Jerry Brown forecasts for the coming fiscal year, giving Democrats a reason to push spending.

May 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tour of California heads out of town

For the second straight day, the 2014 Amgen Tour of California took off from the Santa Clarita Valley, with riders launching Saturday from the Westfield Valencia Town Center on their way to Pasadena.

May 17, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


California Chrome wins Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) - California Chrome repelled one challenger and then put away another in the stretch to win the Preakness on Saturday, setting up a Triple Crown try in three weeks.

May 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


On the Beat Softball: Foothill sends four softball teams to playoffs

Any path through CIF-Southern Section Division I is going to be difficult, and that's the case for the four Foothill League teams that made it into the postseason.

May 17, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Calmer winds help firefighters in SD County

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Calmer winds helped firefighters gain ground Saturday against fires that have destroyed homes and raced through nearly 20,000 acres of northern and eastern San Diego County brush land, while authorities have charged a man for adding fuel to one of the nearly dozen blazes.

May 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Decades-old photos emerge of Apollo training

HONOLULU (AP) - Before Apollo astronauts went to the moon, they went to Hawaii to train on the Big Island's lunar landscapes.

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


4 ways people are finding happiness

How are people finding happiness?

May 31, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


How to help your college graduate adjust to real life

College graduation marks the end of a wondrous chapter and the beginning of a new life. College was a time for friends, late night cram sessions and homework. However, once you have that degree, the quest for a "grown-up" job begins and in this economy, that can be challenging.

May 31, 2014 | By Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | NEWS 4 U


'Jesus Christ Superstar' cancels American tour

NEW YORK (AP) - A new arena version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" starring punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child has abruptly canceled its 54-city tour just days before its launch in New Orleans.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New CIF rule will limit practice time

New rules issued by CIF State will limit practice time across the board for high school athletics, but local coaches don't expect much of an impact going forward.

May 31, 2014 | By Jon Stein and Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writers | SCV Prep Sports


Coffee rust reaches new heights in Central America

FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) - For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and causing them to wither and fall off, failed to do much damage in the cooler elevations of Guatemala's mountains.

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


Pakistan launches Afghan airstrikes after attack

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Taliban fighters attacked several Pakistani military posts along the Afghan border Saturday, sparking an hourslong gun battle that included Pakistan launching airstrikes into Afghanistan, authorities said. Pakistan said soldiers killed 16 militants, while Afghan officials said the airstrikes killed five civilians.

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


Proposed $40 million settlement set for players

A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.

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


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


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