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Health plan sticker shock ahead for some buyers

CHICAGO (AP) - As a key enrollment deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logical choice: They're picking the cheapest one.

December 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt activists get 3 years in prison for protest

CAIRO (AP) - Three of the most prominent secular activists involved in Egypt's 2011 revolution were convicted Sunday of holding a rally without authorization and attacking police officers, receiving three-year prison terms and hefty fines in the first use of a controversial new law.

December 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jazz Ensemble delivers swingin’ favorites at holiday concert

The holidays got a swingin' start when the College of the Canyons Studio Jazz Ensemble delivered a festive selection of Christmas and Hanukkah songs during its annual yuletide concert at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.

December 22, 2013 | By By Joyce Rudolph Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


A community in lights

In 1991, Wakefield Court was like most other streets: Some folks decorated houses, while others chose not to.

December 22, 2013 | Submitted by a Wakefield Court resident Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


A day away from homelessness

Combat Radio's third annual Christmas breakfast for homeless children and Domestic Violence Center shelter was held Dec. 7 at Salt Creek Grille.

December 22, 2013 | Submitted by Lota Hadley Canyon Country Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


"Holiday Lights" Entries

Visit the homes and neighborhoods we saw on The Signal's annual Holiday Lights tour. True to the giving spirit of residents in Santa Clarita, so many of the places that entertained us with their imaginative Christmas displays also collect donations to support the organizations that help those who really need the help of the community this season.

December 22, 2013 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Plagiarism in our culture

One of the hardest things in life is being ignored, bypassed, or dismissed. We all appreciate being appreciated, and when we contribute we ought to be acknowledged as having been part of making something meaningful happen.

December 22, 2013 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Hope for Christmas

I'm a single mother of two young children. We relocated to Santa Clarita after I lost my job as a media content manager in the Silicon Valley a few short years ago.

December 22, 2013 | By Jess Dering Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Clippers breeze by Denver

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Barnes is back playing with the Los Angeles Clippers, and it looked as though he'd never been away.

December 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


3 US military aircraft hit in S. Sudan, 4 wounded

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country's military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were wounded in the attack in the same region where gunfire downed a U.N. helicopter the day before.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


What's next for Foothill football?

If the 2013 Foothill League football season taught us anything, it was how arbitrary time can be.

December 21, 2013 | By Ernie Stone and Cary Osborne Signal Staff Writers | SCV Prep Sports


Massive, sloppy storm system snarls holiday travel

CHICAGO (AP) - Those who got a jump on their holiday travels this year apparently got it right. Those who didn't may have to wait a bit.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Jones lifts Kings in shootout

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Martin Jones has done something even Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy never did - win his first eight NHL games.

December 21, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hospital: Teen who was shot at Colo. school dies

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A suburban Denver high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate died Saturday afternoon, hospital officials said in a statement.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US releases more documents on surveillance origins

WASHINGTON (AP) - The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for al-Qaida terrorists and how a court eventually gained oversight of the program.

December 21, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Santa Fe real estate agent takes to using drone

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe real estate agent is taking marketing homes to new heights, along with new complications in federal aviation laws.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The big myth about the Soledad Canyon mine

You would think that a big push to develop a massive gravel mine would at least be backed up by one significant factor:

April 28, 2014 | Andrew Fried SCV Voices | Columnists


For whom the lane tolls

I just got back from a series of business trips in the east. I was able to visit the garden spots of Pittsburgh, Topeka, Kansas City, and Philadelphia. I was never so glad to get back home.

April 28, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


Let’s take our airwaves back from the advertisers

I've always heard that the airwaves belong to the people.

April 28, 2014 | Richard Myers SCV Voices | Columnists


Ducks beat Stars in OT to clinch series

DALLAS (AP) - Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau was certainly trying to remain optimistic, even if he didn't expect such a dramatic comeback.

April 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Warriors top Clippers to even series

OAKLAND (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers made a silent protest against owner Donald Sterling before Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series against Golden State. The Warriors made a different kind of statement during the game.

April 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC Insider: Markings of champions

Last week was very eventful for The Master's College athletics as its men's and women's track and field teams posted quality marks at the Golden State Athletic Conference Championships, the baseball team tried for a second consecutive conference championship title, and the men's basketball team gained a new head coach.

April 27, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Rockies take series over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Josh Rutledge began the season at Triple-A before the Colorado Rockies recalled him less than three weeks ago. The little-used second baseman came up big in a key situation on Sunday to help them win another series.

April 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


A few California cities start water-waste patrols

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Steve Upton thinks of himself more as an "Officer Friendly" than a water cop.

April 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Here comes the debt: How media is changing the way we wed

When destination-wedding planner Sandy Malone got married in 2004, there was no Pinterest, no Instagram, Facebook was in its infancy and there were few bridal websites to draw from.

April 27, 2014 | By Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Clippers stage silent protest to owner

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers chose not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling. Instead, they made a silent protest.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


1300 Muslims leave C. African Republic capital

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) - Heavily armed African and French peacekeepers escorted some of the last remaining Muslims out of Central African Republic's volatile capital on Sunday, trucking more than 1,300 people who for months had been trapped in their neighborhood by violent Christian militants.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Truck drivers plan 2-day strike at area ports

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truck drivers who haul cargo in and out of the twin Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach say they plan a two-day strike beginning Monday.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russia forces free 1 Western military observer

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russia insurgents on Sunday freed one of the eight European military observers being held prisoner in eastern Ukraine. Earlier in the day, all eight appeared in public for the first time and, under armed guard, gave assurances they weren't being mistreated.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unique floating lab showcases 'aliens of the sea'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Researcher Leonid Moroz emerges from a dive off the Florida Keys and gleefully displays a plastic bag holding a creature that shimmers like an opal in the seawater.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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