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Foothill girls soccer roundup: Vikings avoid letdown

As soon as the final whistle blew, Valencia goalkeeper Nicole Joseph walked up to her teammates and simply repeated, "I'm sorry."

January 14, 2014 | By Jon Stein For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Couple in funny post-surgery video opens up about infertility

In late August 2013, Jason Mortensen went to the hospital to have a hernia repaired. After being given an extra dose of anesthesia, Mortensen woke up still heavily sedated. His wife, Candice recalled hearing him moaning and groaning loudly.

January 14, 2014 | By Arianne Brown Deseret News Service | Hot Topics


Controller Issues Statement on California’s Improving Credit Outlook

SACRAMENTO - State Controller John Chiang today issued a statement on news that two rating agencies -- Standard & Poor's and Fitch -- have indicated a more favorable outlook on the State's credit rating:

January 14, 2014 | Source: California State Controller | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bribing youngsters to better eating habits

SANTA CLARITA - Researchers at two universities have recently found a way to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables: pay them to do it.

January 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pizza deliverer punched, robbed in Canyon Country

SANTA CLARITA - A pizza man on a delivery in Canyon Country was punched in the face and had his wallet stolen in what law enforcement calls a strong-arm robbery - one of several reported recently in the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 14, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Police investigate Kanye West for possible battery

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Beverly Hills police say they're investigating Kanye West for misdemeanor battery after a man accused the rapper of attacking him.

January 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV Covered California public meeting set for Saturday

Representatives from Covered California, the Affordable Care Act and AARP will be present at a public meeting Saturday in the Santa Clarita Valley to help answer questions about enrolling in health care.

January 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Maintaining your marriage after kids

My son is the light of my life. I never believed in love at first sight until the nurse laid him in my arms just minutes after he was born. Appropriately enough, it was Valentine's Day. But having a child also has its attendant challenges, especially when it comes to maintaining a romantic relationship with my husband.

January 14, 2014 | By Katie Nielsen FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Award-winning filmmaker to head School of Film/Video at CalArts

Valencia, CA (January 15, 2014) -Steven Lavine, President of California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), is pleased to announce that award-winning film and video maker Leighton Pierce will be Dean of the School of Film/Video as of July 1. Pierce will succeed current Dean Steve Anker who has held the post since 2004. Dean Anker is stepping down to pursue new projects and will continue teaching as a full-time faculty member.

January 14, 2014 | Source: California Institute of the Arts | Santa Clarita Valley News


Letter from deceased 12-year-old inspires parents, others

The letter a 12-year-old girl intended only for herself gained national recognition when her parents found it in her belongings and shared its inspiring message online.

January 14, 2014 | By Alison Moore Deseret News | Faith / Religion


Santa Clarita woman killed in 405 Freeway collision

A 50-year-old Santa Clarita woman was killed on the 405 Freeway when the motorcycle on which she was riding slammed into a disabled BMW and she was thrown into traffic lanes.

January 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Explaining the gay marriage debate to children

Gay marriage and the issues and impact surrounding it are all over the news. This is a heated topic, and the chances of your children asking you about it are very high. Don't put off studying the issues. Now is the time to find the best way to explain this to your child in age-appropriate terms they can understand.

January 14, 2014 | By Becky Rickman Deseret News Service | Hot Topics


How tunnels are built, used along US-Mexico border

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - As border security has tightened, drug cartels have turned to tunneling beneath the ground to avoid detection.

January 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California home prices hit 70-month high

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A research firm says Southern California home prices reached a 70-month high in December as buyers competed for scant inventories.

January 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Detectives search Bieber home in vandalism case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department searched Justin Bieber's home for evidence in an egg-tossing vandalism case involving the pop star.

January 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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USA can fall due to greed

I honestly don't believe that Democrats and Republicans will ever sit down and compromise on anything. The simple act of governing for all of the people seems to be impossible.

January 17, 2014 | By Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


In your words: The day of the quake

Editor's note: We asked our newspaper, website and Facebook readers to tell us about their experiences in the Jan. 17, 1994, Northridge earthquake. Here's what they said.

January 17, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alice Khosravy: Role of government on display

Recently, the community of Santa Clarita has been buzzing over potential billboard removals and the possibility of sign ordinance changes. It began when the Metro Group, who owns the land on which the billboards in question reside, approached the city with a proposal to remove every billboard in the Metro (railroad) right-of-way, within the Soledad Canyon Road and Railroad Avenue corridors, in the center of the city. This amounts to the permanent removal of 118 billboards on 62 structures along the Metro right-of-way in exchange for a change to the current sign ordinance that would allow them to build three ...

January 17, 2014 | By Alice Khosravy Right here right now | Columnists


Marsha McLean:Santa Clarita transit is your ticket to better transportation

The demand for public transportation continues to increase as Americans enjoy the freedoms provided by commuter buses and railways.

January 17, 2014 | By Marsha McLean Live from city hall | Columnists


Kings win to snap road skid

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Just like the last two postseasons, Jonathan Quick had the St. Louis Blues' number all night.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


No. 25 UCLA beats No. 21 Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - While many of his UCLA teammates struggled with their shooting touch, Norman Powell had little problem getting his shots to fall.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Man pays bill for couple in remembrance of his late wife

He was at a restaurant by himself for the first time since his wife of 43 years passed away when Lee Ballantyne, 65, of Barrie, Ontario, decided to do something that would make his wife proud.

January 16, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Top 10 best and worst cities to achieve American dream

SALT LAKE CITY - Children born to low income families are more likely to achieve the American dream in Salt Lake City than anywhere else in the United States, according to a recent study.

January 16, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


'Gilligan's Island' professor Russell Johnson dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as "The Professor," the fix-it man who kept his fellow "Gilligan's Island" castaways supplied with gadgets, has died. He was 89.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Firefighters containing blaze

GLENDORA (AP) - Santa Ana winds that fanned a campfire into a wildfire that destroyed five homes and threatened foothill neighborhoods east of Los Angeles relented Thursday afternoon, halting the blaze in its tracks.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. motorist cleared in Google Glass case

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego traffic court threw out a citation Thursday against a woman who authorities said was driving while wearing the Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV Sheriff's team saves suicidal man from jumping off cliff

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at approximately 10:05am deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station received a call for service regarding a 42-year-old male who was possibly suicidal. A short time later, the man's vehicle was located (parked) at Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue. Deputies had reason to believe the man was now traveling on foot headed into an off road / rural area to possibly commit suicide.

January 16, 2014 | Deputy Joshua Dubin SCV Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate approaches final OK of $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown and underscores lawmakers' fatigue with budget battles.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan: Musharraf advised to move to US hospital

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A lawyer representing Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf in his high treason trial said Thursday that his client needs to go to the U.S. for further medical treatment following a heart scare.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Recidivism fell before prison realignment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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