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GPS alerts bombard probation officers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officers in the nation's largest probation department are being bombarded with alerts from GPS ankle monitors which may mask real alarms of danger.

February 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Small quake in SC felt hundreds of miles away

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A small earthquake shook South Carolina and Georgia late Friday, shaking homes and rattling residents hundreds of miles away.

February 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Utah man found guilty of teen babysitter's murder

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A jury Friday found a Utah man guilty of child abuse homicide in the death of a teenage baby sitter who prosecutors say died after the man gave her a lethal dose of drugs during a night of sex that also included the man's wife.

February 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 people killed in Minneapolis duplex fire

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Brandi Craig awoke before dawn Friday to a desperate scene as firefighters smashed their way into a duplex that was engulfed in flames across the street in her north Minneapolis neighborhood while tenants, including a family with seven young children, shouted for help.

February 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Simon Cowell welcomes baby son Eric

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Simon Cowell is a proud new father.

February 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ken Keller: Hubris is a disease that kills

Years ago a major manufacturer hired a research firm to conduct a survey of the cultural climate of the company.

February 16, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Applications with implications

The default position is: elbow tucked against your side and bent at a 45-degree angle, wrist with smart phone in hand also at a 45-degree angle, head tilted to parallel the hand.

February 16, 2014 | By Gary Morrison Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Obama Derangement Syndrome goes both ways

I am writing in response to Kevin Buck's Feb. 11 column in The Signal ("Obama Derangement Syndrome") in which he condemns the questioning of President Obama as nothing more than conspiracy theories and ginned-up scandals, often motivated by pure hatred.

February 16, 2014 | By Gil Mertz Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Backward priorities: Fish over people

California's Central Valley farmers are facing some of the worst drought conditions they have ever seen.

February 16, 2014 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


David Hegg: Sacrifice and success

If I seem a little grouchy there's a reason. My wife and I have embarked on a 28-day food intake program (read: diet!) that has one simple, basic rule: If it tastes good, spit it out!

February 16, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


“That which does not kill us makes us stronger”

Or, so said German philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer Friedrich Nietzsche.

February 16, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Guilty or Not: False accusations

Editor's Note: The Signal previously published Jeanne Wray's memories of Pearl Harbor, and the jubilation she experienced as a child, with her aunt, on the streets of Hollywood when peace was declared years later.

February 16, 2014 | By Jeanne Wray Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Lions Club hosting student speech contest

The Castaic Lions Club is holding its Student Speaker Contest at the Castaic Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.

February 16, 2014 | Submitted by the Castaic Lions Club | COMMUNITY


SCV Writers Fulfill Dreams and Publish 3rd Book

Fourteen years ago a creative writing class formed at the senior center in Newhall. Six senior writers made up that group and over the years others joined them. They weren't all seniors.

February 16, 2014 | Submitted by Judith Cassis | COMMUNITY


Sulphur Springs unveils new playground

An assembly to unveil our new playground on the Sulphur Springs playground was held Feb. 3.

February 16, 2014 | Submitted by Cassandra Farley Sulphur Springs School | COMMUNITY


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UPDATE: Billboard referendum meets minimum signature requirement

Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.

June 06, 2014 | By Luke Money and Lila Littlejohn Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Finding the right school for your child

Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Hot Topics


Cellphone operator reveals scale of gov't snooping

LONDON (AP) - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Man stages assault on Georgia courthouse

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Streep, Bullock, Tomlin, Diaz celebrate Jane Fonda

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The American Film Institute's celebration of Jane Fonda was like a who's who of Hollywood women.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Help! My car's engine cut off: Here's what to do

WASHINGTON (AP) - The faulty General Motors ignition switches blamed for dozens of crashes, some fatal, aren't the only reason a moving car can suddenly stall. It happened to Bill Van Tassel a couple of weeks ago, as he was steering his Mazda Miata around a turn on an Interstate onramp.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US employers add 217K jobs; rate stays at 6.3 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas GOP advances 'therapy' for gays

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Gay Republicans in Texas said Friday they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative therapy" over worries that even tougher anti-gay language could be added to the party platform.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


7 ideas to turn an acquaintance into a friend

You are at the ball field watching your son's baseball game. You cheer him on as he rounds home plate. The crowd cheers. You look around as everyone rises to their feet and even though the stands are full, you feel alone.

June 06, 2014 | Nicole Carpenter Deseret News | Hot Topics


Prediction: who will and should win at the Tonys

NEW YORK (AP) - It's been a year on Broadway so unpredictable that the only thing for certain at the Tony Awards on Sunday is that Hugh Jackman will be the host. There have been no clear juggernauts - although some wonderful performances - and critics have largely bemoaned the lack of strong new good musicals and plays. In fact, the best revival categories this year easily overshadow anything new.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia, Zone 5, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

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

June 06, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


California Legacy License Plates will be pressed

Sacramento, CA – In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 1658 and created the California Legacy License Plate Program, he wanted to do something nice for those who preserve California's classic-car heritage.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Mike Gatto's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


L.A. police chief knows drones are hot button issue

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says he's aware of the controversy over drones and he'll talk to privacy and civil rights groups before deciding whether to use a pair of radio-controlled aerial surveillance craft transferred from the Seattle Police Department.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


DUI checkpoint planned in SCV tonight

On Friday, June 6th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

June 06, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


VA head says 18 vets left off wait list have died

PHOENIX (AP) - In a new revelation in the growing Veterans Affairs' scandal, the organization's acting head says that an additional 18 veterans whose names were kept off an official electronic VA appointment list have died.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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