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Confusion, relief mark start of new health reforms

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The new year brought relief for Americans who previously had no health insurance or were stuck in poor plans, but it also led to confusion after the troubled rollout of the federal health care reforms sent a crush of late applications to overloaded government agencies.

January 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

January 03, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Frank Ferry: Libraries are a powerful resource

As a principal and former teacher, I put great stock in the power of education. The city of Santa Clarita shares this value and makes a point to provide quality educational programs for the entire community.

January 03, 2014 | By Frank Ferry Right here right now | Columnists


Heavy weather threatening U.S. travel

BOSTON - A strong winter storm slammed the Northeast with stiff winds and punishing cold on Thursday, dumping nearly 2 feet of snow in parts of the region and threatening more.

January 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff and wire service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Street name change proposal is bad idea

Regarding the Dec. 18 front-page story "Online petition seeks to honor Walker, Rodas" regarding an "out of area" petition to rename Hercules Drive in memory of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas:

January 03, 2014 | By Kevin Eliason Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Don’t rename Hercules Street

I completely agree with Ms. Arenson's letter from Dec. 23 ("No street name changes for Walker, Rodas") opposing the petition to rename Hercules Street in Valencia to Walker/Rodas Memorial Way.

January 03, 2014 | By Glen Sherman Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Johnson leaves Signal for Georgia publisher position

Signal Chief Multimedia Officer Vince Johnson has been named publisher of the Forsyth County News in Cumming, Ga.

January 03, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Oklahoma wins the Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Hello, Trevor. Farewell, AJ.

January 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Kings lose fifth straight

ST. LOUIS (AP) - T.J. Oshie got chills from the crowd reaction at the Scottrade Center on Thursday night.

January 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Arrests up during holiday DUI crackdown

SANTA CLARITA - A 20-day crackdown on impaired drivers in Los Angeles County during the holidays netted 2,268 individuals, according to preliminary numbers, Sheriff's Department officials said Thursday,

January 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic foul-weather traffic dilemma

When big storms or bad accidents shut down the Grapevine, California Highway Patrol officers typically shut down northbound traffic at Parker Road, right in the heart of Castaic, sending hoards of drivers who don't know the area onto the town's main streets.

January 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt and Luke Money Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former owner in custody in Castaic house fire

SANTA CLARITA - A Castaic resident was in custody Thursday on suspicion of arson after allegedly setting fire to a house on Quail Valley Road, a Sheriff's Department arson investigator said.

January 02, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Art of Effective Employee Recruiting

Most individuals have read numerous articles on how to prepare for an interview as a job candidate. However, as an entrepreneur or hiring manager, how much time have you spent improving your skill set to effectively screen applicants and conduct interviews to optimize your potential to select the best candidate? If you're like most entrepreneurs or managers, your answer to that question with be somewhere between little and none.

January 02, 2014 | By Joe Klocko | Business Columns


Carter Camp, Indian activist, dies at 72

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Carter Camp, a longtime activist with the American Indian Movement who was a leader in the Wounded Knee occupation in South Dakota, has died in Oklahoma. He was 72.

January 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

Zone 5-Valencia had eighteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included a grand theft auto, battery on a person, commercial burglaries, and shoplifting from local businesses.

January 02, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


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5 tips on how to wake up in a better mood

You experienced a nightmare of a day. You hope for a better day tomorrow, but you're not overly optimistic about it. When the alarm goes off, you expect the worst – today is will be a continuation of yesterday. You begin the day with a negative mindset, not allowing the day to unfold.

May 05, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Job fair slated for Wednesday at COC Canyon Country campus

It's time for round two of College of the Canyons' Spring Job & Career Fairs.

May 05, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


6 ways to build trust in your relationships

Trusting in people does not happen overnight. Putting your trust in someone takes a while to build. Once the trust is established, it's important to respect it. If not, the amount of time it took to build will only take seconds to crumble.

May 05, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


UPDATE: Election month starts today

June 3 primary mail-in ballots began wending their way to voters Monday as county and state officials gear up for what one California official calls "election month."

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Ranch lacrosse makes playoffs

In just its second year of existence, the West Ranch High lacrosse team clinched its first playoff spot over the weekend.

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


US service firms grow at fastest pace since August

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service firms grew last month at the fastest pace since August as new orders and sales grew, adding to evidence that the economy is picking up after a slow start to the year.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CA Supreme Court declines to hear runoff case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal by Los Angeles County contesting a ruling that held it liable for storm water pollution.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Deadly side effect to fracking boom

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fungus that causes fever found in Washington state

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A fungus that can launch a fatal illness has been found for the first time in the soil of Washington.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

LONDON (AP) - For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia Water Company Announces Personal Drought Report for Residential Customers

VALENCIA, Calif. (May 5, 2014) – Valencia Water Company customers will soon receive a "personal drought report" that specifies exactly how much water they need to save this year to meet Governor Brown's call to save 20 percent during the state's unprecedented drought.

May 05, 2014 | Source: Valencia Water Company | Santa Clarita Valley News


High court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity, a divided Supreme Court ruled Monday.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pilot dies at N. Calif. air show

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A pilot who had thrilled audiences for decades with acrobatic stunts was killed when his vintage biplane crashed upside-down on a runway at a Northern California air show.

May 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Spider-Man 2' ropes in $92 million opening

NEW YORK (AP) - Spider-Man can still sling it at the box office.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Acrobats fall during Ringling Bros. circus stunt

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A support frame collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered less serious injuries.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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