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Review: 'Kick-Ass'

Shall I have feelings, or should I pretend to be cool? Will I seem hopelessly square if I find "Kick-Ass" morally reprehensible, and will I appear to have missed the point? Let's say you're a big fan of the original comic book, and you think the movie does it justice. You know what? You inhabit a world I am so very not interested in. A motion picture camera makes a record of whatever is placed in front of it, and in this case it shows deadly carnage dished out by an 11-year-old girl, after which an adult man ...

April 16, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Homeless vets to receive military funeral

Four Southern California homeless veterans will be honored Sunday with military funeral ceremonies at Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Newhall.

April 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election results still not final

Santa Clarita and Los Angeles County election officials spent Thursday double-checking the validity of hundreds of unopened mail-in and provisional ballots cast in this week's election, leaving the political fates of two neck-and-neck City Council candidates unknown until sometime next week, officials said.

April 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, April 8-15, 2010

April 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff Photos by Francisca Rivas and Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


Foothill League boys volleyball: Valencia restores its strength

"Intensity" was an important word to describe the boys volleyball match between Valencia and West Ranch on Thursday.

April 16, 2010 | By Trevor Sojka For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Your personal spring cleaning

When you think about it, our grandmothers had the right idea. As the weather starts to get warmer and the trees sprout more leaves, it just seems right to throw open the windows, air out the house, scrub things down, sweep out the cobwebs, and clean out those old piles of junk.

April 16, 2010 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Foothill League boys tennis: Vikes widen the gap

The Valencia boys tennis team added to its impressive run through Foothill League competition with a 15-3 win over West Ranch on Thursday at West Ranch High School.

April 16, 2010 | By Ernest Stone For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


I loved the joke

Loved your April Fools' fake front page! The articles were very clever, with just the right tongue-in-cheek tone.

April 16, 2010 | By Janet Hudson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


We need a leader

As one of the 72 people on the recent bus trip to Sacramento, I want to expound on statements made by Lila Littlejohn in her column series ("Two days in the capitol," April 1). She asked, "Isn't it the legislator's jobs, not the jobs of the people of Santa Clarita Valley, to get California out of its current mess?" In the following installment ("We can be part of the solution," April 4) she answered "Not at all."

April 16, 2010 | By Ann Unger Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Friday, April 16, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

April 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


IPSSA hosts booth at Santa Clarita Earth/Arbor Day Festival

The Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of the Independent Pool & Spa Service Association (IPSSA) will host a booth at the Santa Clarita Earth/Arbor Day Festival. The booth will be part of the Energy Zone at the festival, to be held on Saturday, April 17 in Newhall Park.

April 15, 2010 | Source: IPSSA | SCV Raw


'Pancake Breakfast' set for April 24

The LSS Community Care Center hosts their 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Dr., Canyon Country 91351.

April 15, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


McKeon calls for full disclosure of Fort Hood investigation

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) Thursday released the following statement in response to the Department of Defense's release of interim recommendations from its Fort Hood investigation:

April 15, 2010 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita; House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


UPDATED: SCV Dodger Day slides in on May 8

The SCV Dodger Day Committee seeks non-profit organizations, schools and community businesses to participate in the 33rd Annual Santa Clarita Valley Dodger Day on Saturday, May 8, as the Dodgers play the Colorado Rockies.

April 15, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Annual 'Choral Music Festival' at Grace Baptist April 27

The Santa Clarita Choral Educators Association will present its 25th Annual Choral Music Festival at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27 at Grace Baptist Church.

April 15, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Choral Educators Association | SCV Raw


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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


Prosecutor: Trucker in Morgan crash hadn't slept

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The truck driver from Georgia accused of triggering the highway crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian hadn't slept for more than 24 hours before the accident, authorities said Monday as the actor recovered in a New Jersey hospital.

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


VA audit: New patients wait 56 days in Los Angeles

WASHINGTON (AP) - Patients seeking care through the VA's Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System waited an average of 56 days for their first appointment with a primary care doctor - four times longer than the department's goal.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon calls on Hegel to testify in Bergdahl case

Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, has issued the following statement regarding the release of Bowe Bergdahl:

June 09, 2014 | Source: Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 officers, 3 others dead in Las Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two police officers were having lunch at a strip mall pizza buffet when a man and a woman fatally shot them in a point-blank ambush, then fled to a nearby Wal-Mart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an apparent suicide pact, authorities said.

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


GOP struggles to recruit black voters, candidates

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) - Like an eager date, Leo Smith showed up at Mount Zion First Baptist Church with a bouquet of flowers in hand.

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


Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez crowned as 63rd Miss USA

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Newly crowned Miss USA Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, says that women need to be able to defend themselves as a way to battle the problem of campus rape and that bringing awareness to the issue is very important.

June 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bergdahl and Obama deserve the same cell

Regarding Bowe Bergdahl's release in exchange for five terrorists, when this soldier enlisted in the Army, he knew the challenges ahead of him in military life, and one of those challenges was the possibility of capture by the enemy.

June 09, 2014 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Touch-a-Truck fundraiser returning to SCV

A team of volunteers from the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center has been making phone calls to local businesses and asking owners to become "Friends of the SCV Senior Center" in support of the center's family-friendly fundraiser, Touch-A-Truck, which will be held June 14, at Central Park.

June 09, 2014 | By Pat Willet For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


James carries Heat past Spurs to tie NBA Finals

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - No cramps, no problems for LeBron James.

June 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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