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How to win a big award in Hollywood

Wow! Now is the time for the big Hollywood awards. And the best way to get a big Hollywood award is to commit homosexual acts on the big screen.

January 31, 2009 | By Edward Miller Former Santa Clarita resident Pensacola, Fla. | Letters to the Editor


Wildcats boys basketball edges feisty Cowboys

With the Canyon boys basketball team down by two with 13 second left to go in the game, everyone in the Cowboys' gym knew where the ball was going.

Sure enough, just like West Ranch had anticipated, the ball flew to the Cowboys' Mike Edwards, who was double-covered and forced into an off-balance miss from 3-point land with one second left and the Wildcats (14-8, 3-3) escaped with a 46-43 victory Friday night.

January 31, 2009 | By Trevor Sojka For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


’Cats girls basketball nearly let game get away

With the game seemingly in control, the West Ranch girls basketball team relaxed its suffocating defense for the last two minutes of the Friday night's game.

That's when Canyon cut a 10-point deficit with 2:01 to go down to a one-point deficit with seven seconds left and the Cowboys having possession of the ball.

January 31, 2009 | By Trevor Sojka For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Reader Meter results, Jan. 23-30, 2009

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

January 30, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Sierra Vista Junior High goes 'green' next week

Recycling and caring for the planet will take center stage at Sierra Vista Junior High School next week as the Canyon Country school's Associated Student Body and yearbook class sponsor Go Green Week.

January 30, 2009 | Courtesy William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


‘The Reader’ is Hard to Love

As in 2002's "The Hours," director Stephen Daldry and screenwriter David Hare's last pairing, "The Reader" has the flawless production values and sheen of prestige that make it easy to admire, yet an emotional detachment that makes it difficult to embrace fully.

January 30, 2009 | By Christy Lemire AP Movie Critic | Movies


‘Taken’ with Liam Neeson is a mindlessly entertaining and blissfully brief thriller

A great deal of the allure in "Taken" comes from the wild juxtaposition of its premise: the idea of Liam Neeson - esteemed, acclaimed, 56-year-old Liam Neeson - kicking all kinds of butt in a Euro B-revenge thriller.

January 30, 2009 | By Christy Lemire AP Movie Critic | Movies


‘New In Town’ is sweet romantic comedy set in the small town heartland of the country

We open on a gathering of the Scrappers Club, four women around a kitchen table pasting things into scrapbooks. The moment we hear one of them talking, we're not too surprised to find her name is Blanche Gunderson. Her sister Marge, the trooper, must have been the ambitious one. Not that Blanche isn't, just that she's relentlessly nice.

January 30, 2009 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Smyth recognized for commitment to small businesses

Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, has been recognized by the California Small Business Association (CSBA) for his support and dedication to small business issues. Smyth was awarded the distinction of Summa Cum Laude, the highest category of the CSBA Honor Roll.

January 30, 2009 | Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth R-Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


‘Frost/Nixon’ still relevant

Strange, how a man once so reviled has gained stature in the memory. How we cheered when Richard M. Nixon resigned the presidency!

January 30, 2009 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


'Slumdog dazzles'

Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" hits the ground running. This is a breathless, exciting story, somehow heartbreaking and exhilarating at the same time, about a Mumbai orphan who rises from literal rags to literal riches, all on the strength of his lively intelligence.

January 30, 2009 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Wine is always a rewarding resolution

The start of a new year is always flush with possibilities. This year, along with some of the usual resolutions, why not add "try something new"?

January 30, 2009 | By Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


City wraps up 'magic bus' to promote tourism

The City of Santa Clarita, with generous support from Mann Biomedical Park LLC, has wrapped a 45-foot commuter bus, highlighting the City of Santa Clarita's spring tourism events.

January 30, 2009 | By City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Economic woes, layoffs and wrongful termination lawsuits

Employers looking to reduce overhead in 2009 by terminating employees due to the impacts of the bad economy should not assume that such decisions are free of the risk that a wrongful termination action could be filed by the terminated employee.

January 30, 2009 | By David S. Poole and Brian R. Tinkham It's The Law | Business Columns


Locals join Hedman Partners in Valencia

Hedman Partners announced Christopher J. Grodell, CPA, joined the firm as senior tax manager and Laura A. Peckham, CPA, joined the firm as Audit Manager.

January 30, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


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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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