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Who’s protecting your castle?

I don't know whether it was good luck, poverty you could recognize from the street, or the phony sign I posted in my front window that read "Security provided by Abner's Alarms" - but my Canyon Country home was never burglarized or invaded - and no one was robbed there, in 25 years. I, and my family, lived safe and sound behind the moat for a very long time.

January 22, 2011 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


Faith Calendar

Experiencing God

January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Application period for student financial aid and grants begins

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - The California Student Aid Commission is launching its official start of the 2011 financial aid and Cal Grant application period.

January 21, 2011 | Source: California Student Aid Commission | SCV Raw


Reader Meter results, Jan. 14-21, 2011

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

January 21, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Tobacco report card shows mixed grades for greater Los Angeles region

The American Lung Association in California released its annual State of Tobacco Control report that issues grades to cities and counties in California on key tobacco control policies, including those for smokefree outdoor environments, smokefree housing, and reducing sales of tobacco products.

January 21, 2011 | Source: American Lung Association in California | SCV Raw


Order your singing Valentine

The Santa Clarita Valley's own Men of Harmony will be at it again this Valentine's Day. They say "Nothing tells someone you love them like a singing Valentine," and the Men of Harmony Barbershop Quartets will serenade your sweetheart at home, at work or anywhere you choose in the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 21, 2011 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


‘Frankie and Johnny’ visit REP

The Repertory East Playhouse will open its 2011 season with "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune," by Terrence McNally. "This is an amazing piece of theater, and a challenge for us. We are all very excited for this production," said REP Artistic Director Ovington Michael Owston.

January 21, 2011 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Brazil brings modern dance

The 2010-2011 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center continues its eighth season with the contemporary Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo, Jan. 28, 29 and 30, at the Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

January 21, 2011 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Two Women on Wone: Wine blends -- a tapestry of flavors

One of the most exciting aspects of wine is the world of blends. As much as we enjoy a big, bold Cabernet Sauvignon, a silky, velvety Pinot Noir, or a lush Zinfandel, we are always intrigued by blends. We love the nuances and layers of flavors in these wonderful wines. Each sip of a blend brings a different experience to the palate; it's like having a tapestry of flavors in your mouth.

January 21, 2011 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


UPDATED: Scott Wilk: Redistricting: You now have a voice

Editor's note: This column has been UPDATED with proper attribution.

January 21, 2011 | By Scott Thomas Wilk | Columnists


Carl Kanowsky: Contracts deciphered, part two

Following up on Jan. 14's article, you are in the middle of negotiating a contract for any number of possible different scenarios, including selling a business, buying property, or conducting some kind of other business.

January 21, 2011 | By Carl Kanowsky | Business Columns


SCV Business Planner

Friday, Jan. 21

January 21, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


2Day in the SCV: Friday, Jan. 21, 2011

Culture Night

January 21, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our View: Beautifying neighborhoods helps our city

The city of Santa Clarita should be commended for its Extreme Neighborhood Makeover program. The program, which began operating in spring 2008, helps boost the appearance of local neighborhoods.

January 21, 2011 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Lou Schuler: The ‘New Rules’ for sculpting abs

When I told a friend Alwyn Cosgrove and I were writing "The New Rules of Lifting for Abs", the third in our "New Rules of Lifting" series, he laughed.

January 21, 2011 | By Lou Schuler | Healthy Living


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11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Laurene Weste: City and county host low-cost dog vaccination

In many American households, and certainly in my home, pets are members of the family. According to a survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association, our dogs are the nation's favorite pet, with approximately 43 million households owning one or more of our four-legged friends.

April 25, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Tammy Messina: Time to exercise those rights

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." ~ U.S. Constitution, Amendment 1.

April 25, 2014 | By Tammy Messina Right here right now | Columnists


Clippers take series lead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill softball roundup: Vikes walk off with win

The Vikings needed some heroics to get past Hart on Thursday afternoon at Valencia High School, and luckily Britney Ross-Smith was up for the challenge.

April 24, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


5 ways to streamline your life

Being a grownup is hard. Daily life is busy. Somedays there just isn't enough time. It is easy to get down on ourselves when our to-do list isn't complete each night, and our list of projects continually grows. Life can seem chaotic as we try to balance time running errands, cleaning the house and managing the family. No matter how organized you may feel, life and its craziness just doesn't seem to stop.

April 24, 2014 | By Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 24, 2014

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April 24, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 23, 2014

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April 24, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


6 fun family workout routines

As a young child, I remember my mother taking my sister and I for walks every evening after dinner. Her doctor had recommended walking as a form of exercise. Walking has many benefits including strengthening the heart and maintaining a healthy weight. Since heart disease runs in my family, we continue with our walks.

April 24, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


'Under God' in court: Pledge of Allegiance draws new lawsuits

WASHINGTON - Since the 1940s, the Pledge of Allegiance has been the subject of legal challenges, especially since a 60-year-old Congressional joint resolution added two words that has turned the pledge into a declaration of faith as well as patriotism.

April 24, 2014 | By Mark A. Kellner | Hot Topics


FDA proposes regulations for e-cigs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

April 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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