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UPDATE: Pacoima boy who went missing in Canyon Country is found safe

An 11-year-old Pacoima boy who went missing in Canyon Country Tuesday evening has been found safe, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station spokesman said today.

February 26, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rival groups clash in Ukraine's Crimea, 20 injured

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Fistfights broke out between pro- and anti-Russian demonstrators in Ukraine's strategic Crimea region on Wednesday as Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered major military exercises just across the border.

February 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Behaviorists: Dogs feel no shame despite the look

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting "Shame on you!" because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesn't know what your rant is about.

February 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lessons on salt for dietitians ... by a chip maker

HOUSTON (AP) - Snack and soda makers that often are blamed for fueling the nation's obesity rates also play a role in educating the dietitians who advise Americans on healthy eating.

February 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


USDA spending $3M to feed honeybees in Midwest

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it will spend millions of dollars to help farmers and ranchers improve pastures in five Midwestern states to provide food for the nation's struggling honeybees.

February 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


As I Lay Dying singer admits seeking wife's murder

VISTA, Calif. (AP) - The lead singer of Grammy-nominated metal band As I Lay Dying has pleaded guilty to trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife.

February 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


National drop in obese toddlers, study suggests

ATLANTA (AP) - Toddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. While promising, it's not proof that the nation has turned a corner in the battle against childhood obesity, some experts say.

February 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Canyon Country retail center sold

The Plaza at Golden Valley, newly built and opened just before the recession on the east side of Santa Clarita, has changed ownership.

February 26, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Nancy Starczyk: Upbeat outlook for housing

The housing market in the Santa Clarita Valley started the New Year tentatively, yet encouraging news abounds as the traditional Spring home buying season approaches.

February 26, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


SCV entrepreneurs and inventor mentors Startups

Monday night at the Small Dog Creative, a group of Santa Clarita entrepreneurs from SCV Startup gathered to hear wisdom from Howard Leonhardt.

February 26, 2014 | By Paula Whidden For The Signal | Local Business News


Billboards and the need for speed

I just read Councilman Bob Kellar's "Blight of Billboards" in the Feb. 23 Opinion section of The Signal, wherein Mr. Kellar strongly endorses the idea of trading the removal of 118 billboards in the city for the installation of three large electronic billboards along Highway 14 and Interstate 5.

February 26, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Candidates running against constituents

I was quite taken aback when I heard an ad on our local radio station featuring Buck McKeon. He stated that he has spent years "fighting liberals."

February 26, 2014 | Ruth Baker Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Just say ‘no’ to cell towers

I have been a happy resident of Valencia for 17 years, but I am not happy now.

February 26, 2014 | Laura Faraci Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Carl Boyer: What should be the real City Council campaign issues?

We are in the midst of another campaign for election to Santa Clarita City Council, and a number of candidates can be expected to talk about the usual: jobs, good schools, recreation for youth and beautification among them.

February 26, 2014 | By Carl Boyer SCV Voices | Columnists


Gary Horton: Put a brick in it

They say we're headed for a pretty good rain later this week. The comfortable moisture on our skin and fresh scent in the air might have us feeling "everything's better again," but wishful thinking won't fill half-empty reservoirs.

February 26, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


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Morgan recovering after surgery following crash

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Tracy Morgan was recovering Sunday, but was expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks after having surgery on a broken leg suffered in a deadly chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left two others critically injured and another man dead.

June 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Fault' tops Tom Cruise at box office

NEW YORK (AP) - In a box-office battle that pitted young against old, female against male, modest drama against big-budget spectacle, the teenage romance "The Fault in Our Stars" easily bested the time-shifting Tom Cruise action film "Edge of Tomorrow."

June 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope wades into Mideast peace-making

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is wading head-first into Mideast peace-making, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed.

June 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Simpson case at 20: Views in black and white

The O.J. Simpson murder trial exposed many painful truths. None hit harder than the idea that white and black people often look at the same facts and see different realities.

June 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Guantanamo prisoners set to leave amid trade furor

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Some of the men held here for more than a decade have been drafting plans for work and marriage on the outside or studying languages, preparing for a not-too-distant future beyond the coiled razor wire that surrounds the U.S. prison perched at the edge of the Caribbean Sea.

June 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Trucker charged in crash that injured Tracy Morgan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and two members of his entourage were in critical condition Sunday, a day after a tractor-trailer rammed into his chauffeured limousine bus, setting off a deadly chain-reaction pileup.

June 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

PARIS (AP) - U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at an American military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday.

June 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SEEN AROUND SCV

June 08, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


From Cuba to Baseball to Banking

Although a family tale assures a different story, I was born in central Cuba in 1954.

June 08, 2014 | By Robert Suarez Canyon Country Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Budding Artists

June 08, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Magical Dad

Mom says Dad is magic

June 08, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


What It Means To Be A Dad

As I sit at my desk wondering what to write and what category I fall into, I can't help to think of what it really means to be a dad.

June 08, 2014 | By Louis Perry Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Dad Helped Me Become the Woman I Am Today

My father was my hero and I am so very proud to tell everyone that.

June 08, 2014 | By Gail Muzzey Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


'A Change Is Gonna Come'

Have you have ever had an extraordinary moment of any kind that really struck you because of the coincidence or surprise that it presented, or perhaps an unusually realistic dream you experienced, or even an instinct – that little voice in your head – that you listened to and it paid off?

June 08, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Living Through D-Day

I was 17 and living 120 miles west of London when the Invasion of Europe began.

June 08, 2014 | By Veronica Pinckard Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


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