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Sinkhole swallows cars at Corvette Museum in Ky.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - It was a sight to make a classic car lover weep: A gaping sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky and swallowed eight prized cars like they were toys, piling them in a heap amid loose dirt and concrete fragments.

February 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


More than 728K sign up for health plans in Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's health exchange is more than halfway toward meeting its original projection of 1.3 million sign-ups for individual insurance policies by the March 31 enrollment deadline, according to federal data released Wednesday.

February 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Trudi Nash: Drought-resistant plants

I don't know who is responsible for this situation, nor do I know if it can be corrected, but I do feel like no one is seeing the reality of this.

February 13, 2014 | By Trudi Nash SCV Voices | Columnists


Gary Horton: Demand more from candidates

I met up with Lee Rogers for lunch last week at the Tournament Players Club restaurant in Valencia. The Democratic candidate running to replace Howard "Buck" McKeon in this year's election, Lee, many believe, is likely to be the new representative for our district.

February 13, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Storm causes massive traffic jams in N.C.

ATLANTA (AP) - Drivers got caught in monumental traffic jams and abandoned their cars Wednesday in North Carolina in a replay of what happened in Atlanta just two weeks ago, as another wintry storm across the South iced highways and knocked out electricity to more than a half-million homes and businesses.

February 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: SCV Sanitation District to challenge state decision on chloride removal

Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials announced Wednesday they will take legal action against the commission that ruled California won't pay to remove chloride from the Santa Clara River - leaving ratepayers to pick up the tab.

February 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


How video games almost destroyed my life

Video gaming is a controversial topic amongst parents these days. Some argue for the benefits of playing video games, saying that they are a normal way for children (and even some adults) to enjoy some leisure time, de-stress and improve fine motor skills like hand-eye coordination. At the same time, though, like anything else, too much of a good thing can do much more harm than good.

February 12, 2014 | By Ben Luthi FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Mom enlists Facebook users to give 'friendless' son a happy birthday

A Michigan family is getting attention from all over the world for the birthday of one boy.

February 12, 2014 | By Alison Moore Deseret News | Hot Topics


Is this the end of the college roommate?

Having a roommate in college isn't as commonplace as it once was.

February 12, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


5 obscure children’s books the whole family should enjoy

SALT LAKE CITY - E. E. Cummings, Virginia Wolfe and Mark Twain are popular adult literature authors who will never (usually) make a top 10 list for children's books. But each of these authors and more have penned beautiful, funny and interesting children's stories that adults and kids alike should enjoy.

February 12, 2014 | By Tracie Knabe Snowder | Hot Topics


1 in 4 Americans struggle to pay doctor bills

Millions of Americans are skipping medical care because they can't afford to go to the doctor. About one in four Americans say they are struggling to pay health care costs - or can't afford to pay them at all, according to a study from the CDC.

February 12, 2014 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Comedian Sid Caesar dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sid Caesar, the TV comedy pioneer whose rubber-faced expressions and mimicry built on the work of his dazzling team of writers that included Woody Allen and Mel Brooks, died Wednesday. He was 91.

February 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New Vineyard Installed at COC Valencia Campus

For nearly 45 years College of the Canyons has cultivated an unequalled reputation for providing access to higher education, job training and by extension, opportunity. But with the addition of a recently installed vineyard at the Valencia campus, that reputation may soon include a nod toward viticulture.

February 12, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ice storm encases parts of the South

ATLANTA (AP) - An ice storm gripped the winter-weary South on Wednesday, knocking out power to a wide swath of the region as the outages nearly doubled by the hour, and forecasters warned the worst of the potentially "catastrophic" storm was yet to come.

February 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California home sales fall in January

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California home sales fell in January amid scant inventories and the highest prices in years, a research firm reported Wednesday.

February 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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IG: Phoenix VA hospital missed care for 1,700 vets

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix veterans hospital, the Veterans Affairs watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing report that increases pressure on Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's Beats buy joins tech and street-wise style

NEW YORK (AP) - Beats Electronics' colorful, oversized headphones serve as a fashion accessory to cool kids riding the New York City subway, but as tech companies such as Apple, Samsung and others are discovering, wearable gadgets like smartwatches and Google Glass still have a long way to go to become trendy, must-have consumer items.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over both the scope of the troubling issue and the long-term impacts on young people.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 29, 2014

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May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Hearing set in beating victim's case vs. Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Opening statements were expected to begin Thursday in a lawsuit brought by beating victim Bryan Stow against the Los Angeles Dodgers and its former owner, Frank McCourt.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calmer weather returns to California wildfire zone

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Weather was expected to be friendlier for firefighters Thursday as they look to fully contain a Central California wildfire that led to the destruction of two homes.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White and male, Google releases diversity data

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California rampage shows gaps in mental health law

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that allow authorities to temporarily confine people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Voters in California contemplate forming new state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 28, 2014

Data and information are provided for informational purposes only. The user assumes the entire risk related to the use of this data. The county of Los Angeles and the Sheriff's Department provide no warrant, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished data. In no event shall the county of Los Angeles or its Sheriff's Department be liable for any errors in the content of this information, or for any damages, costs, or actions arising in any way out of reliance on the information provided. By accessing address information of arrested individuals, the user ...

May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


US eyes training moderate Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will increase assistance to the Syrian opposition, opening the way for the likely training and possibly equipping of moderate rebels fighting to oust leader Bashar Assad.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LeVar Burton makes a 'Reading Rainbow' plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeVar Burton's fundraising effort to bring "Reading Rainbow" to the online masses is a by-the-book success.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Blackhawks beat Kings in 2OT to stay alive

CHICAGO (AP) - Michal Handzus scored at 2:04 of the second overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to stay alive in the Western Conference final.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Stevenson Ranch / Westridge, Zone 3, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info

Last week, the following Part 1 crime occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:

May 28, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Wrong SCV house, wrong SCV hot tub

Three young people who chose the wrong Castaic house to burgle and then picked the wrong places to hide from pursuing sheriff's deputies pleaded no contest this month to first-degree residential burglary.

May 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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