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Cut out junk food ads in schools, government says

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just about what America's kids are getting in the lunch line.

February 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nearly 1,400 lifers in California's prisons have been released over the past three years in a sharp turnaround in a state where murderers and others sentenced to life with the possibility of parole almost never got out.

February 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Surgery, wigs, tape: Stars' red carpet secrets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The flawless looks about to be unveiled on the Oscars red carpet have been months in the making and require an army of experts.

February 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country East Crime Report Zone 8: deputies investigate thefts

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station

February 25, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Services set Saturday for Richard Sherwin ‘Gus’ Trueblood

Graveside services are scheduled Saturday for Richard Sherwin "Gus" Trueblood, a member of the Trueblood family who moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1938 and long owned The Signal.

February 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Are You and Your Vehicle Ready For Wet Weather Driving?

Are you ready for some rain? The winter storms headed towards LA County this week could be the wettest in almost two years according to the National Weather Service. One thing our deputies always hear, especially during wet weather is, "people in Southern California don't know how to drive in the rain." Regardless of how much rain is expected to fall this week, now is great time to prepare for the wet weather.

February 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year should the Afghan government refuse to sign a security agreement with the U.S, the White House said Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AP Exclusive: Few Army women want combat jobs

FORT EUSTIS, Va. (AP) - Only a small fraction of Army women say they'd like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle, according to preliminary results from a survey of the service's nearly 170,000 women.

February 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Congress skeptical about plan to shrink military

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's push for a smaller, nimbler military must now face the scrutiny of a Congress that has spent years battling the Pentagon's vision for a new security strategy.

February 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even the scoreboards in high school gyms eventually will have to promote good health.

February 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Uganda tabloid prints list of 'top' homosexuals

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country's "200 top" homosexuals, outing some Ugandans who previously had not identified themselves as gay one day after the president enacted a harsh anti-gay law.

February 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California officers killed in crash remembered

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Two California Highway Patrol officers who died while responding to a crash earlier this month were remembered Monday as men dedicated to their families, friends and those they served.

February 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fake gun in Newhall leads to real gunpoint detainment

Four people filming a scene with a fake gun outside a Newhall office building got a big surprise Monday night when SCV deputies drew real guns and detained them in connection with an alleged armed robbery, an official from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

February 25, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teacher character above all else

Not to worry, Johnny. Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.

February 25, 2014 | Bernard A. Galipeau Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Let’s remove blight, not just relocate it

In response to Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar's Feb. 23 column published in The Signal: Removing the billboards within the city boundaries is a worthy priority for our city and a certainly a complicated endeavor.

February 25, 2014 | Brian Springer Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


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An all-consuming fire

Gary Horton's June 4 column "Embracing a fire that still burns us today" is his most articulate column yet, and is so right on!

June 10, 2014 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Compulsion is not compassion

The entire liberal edifice rests upon the premise that the unrestrained free market doesn't work in meeting certain essential societal needs.

June 10, 2014 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s hear it for government climate intervention

It was just so exciting to read how the White House and EPA will save the planet despite those nasty and ridiculous global warming and climate change deniers.

June 10, 2014 | Charles O’Connell Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Van Slyke's 2 HRs lead Dodgers over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) - With two swings, Scott Van Slyke went from backup outfielder to star of the game.

June 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Kings get within a win of the Cup

NEW YORK (AP) - Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are close to finishing off the New York Rangers in a big hurry.

June 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Canceled ‘Cat’ gets second life in Culver City

A local production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" was given new life in Culver City after the play was canceled last week at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall.

June 09, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart Dance Team to perform on 'America’s Got Talent'

The Hart High School Dance Team will be performing on 'America's Got Talent' Tuesday evening on NBC.

June 09, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


NCAA reaches $20M settlement of video game claims

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Sam Keller and his teammates used to eagerly await the annual release of the NCAA Football video game, the popular EA Sports product featuring lifelike depictions of every major team.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Charity BBQ competition slated June 21 for “999 for Kids”

On Saturday, June 21, 2014, between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) will host a charity BBQ competition at the Jack Bones Equestrian Center (26983 Tapia Canyon Rd, Castaic). All proceeds from this event will be donated to the "999 for Kids" Charity.

June 09, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Pursuit suspect in custody after armed standoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police have captured a wanted man who climbed onto rooftops in a San Fernando Valley neighborhood while armed with a rifle after a freeway chase Monday, and then barricaded himself in a home for several hours. The incident prompted authorities to shut down nearby freeway on-ramps, lock down schools and evacuate at least one as police waited him out, authorities said.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Disney Gives Henry Mayo $104,000 to Remodel Emergency Room Waiting Area

VALENCIA, CA (June 8, 2014)-Disney recently presented a $104,000 gift to the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation to underwrite the remodeling of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital's Emergency Department Waiting and Admitting pediatric area, enabling the hospital to further provide the best care for its youngest patients.

June 09, 2014 | Source: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital | Health News


Profitability Matters, but Not To Everyone

The bottom line, the profitability of a company, should matter to every employee but many owners tend to keep this information private. Owners then complain when profits are thin.

June 09, 2014 | By Ken Keller | Business Columns


Judge: Casey Kasem should be fed, hydrated

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge ruled Monday that Casey Kasem should be fed, hydrated and medicated while a court-appointed attorney evaluates the health of the ailing radio personality after his daughter moved to implement end of life measures.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Netflix to stop posting notices that irked Verizon

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix will ease up a finger-pointing campaign that blamed Verizon and other Internet service providers for problems with its video subscription service.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Victim family helped jail O.J., but not for murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For years, Fred Goldman was adamant that he would never rest until he had held O.J. Simpson accountable for the killings of his son Ron and Simpson's ex-wife 20 years ago - even if a jury had acquitted the former football star.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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