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Lawyer: Brain dead girl moved from Calif. hospital

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy has been taken out of Children's Hospital of Oakland, her family's attorney said late Sunday.

January 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Selling social media clicks becomes big business

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms," where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to inflate social media numbers.

January 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Concerning the Disney ranch expansion

Disney's Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon is going to be an enormous boost to the economy of the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 06, 2014 | Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Santa Clarita to hold hearing on billboards

A public hearing will be held Tuesday in front of the Santa Clarita Planning Commission to discuss a proposal to construct three new electronic billboards in Santa Clarita in exchange for eliminating more than half of the billboards currently up around the city.

January 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obamacare needs to be made voluntary

Just before Christmas, the Obama administration issued a blanket waiver for millions of Americans from the individual mandate requiring purchase of government-approved health insurance. The waiver, whose announcement was choreographed to give political credit to Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, was limited to individuals and families whose health plans were canceled by Obamacare. As Washington Post liberal blogger Ezra Klein put it: "Obamacare itself is the hardship" that qualifies cancelees for a hardship exemption.

January 06, 2014 | By Phil Kerpen Commentary | Columnists


About that roundabout...

I have to honestly admit that I thought that I would never witness Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum at work.

January 06, 2014 | By Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Steve Lunetta: A diplomatic blunder by U.S.

Inept. The 2014 Merriam-Webster dictionary defines this word as "showing lack of skill or ability: not done well."

January 06, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


Burglaries on the rise in SCV this past year

Final crime numbers for 2013 won't be available until later this year, but one Part I crime showed a marked increase in the Santa Clarita Valley in late-year reports: burglaries.

January 06, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


TMC Insider: Hoops teams back in action

The men's and women's basketball teams from The Master's College were back in action this past week, closing out 2013 and welcoming in a new year by extended winning streaks.

January 05, 2014 | By Don Gilmore For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Lakers continue slumping ways

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ty Lawson had 20 points and 12 assists, Timofey Mozgov added 20 points and seven rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the slumping Los Angeles Lakers 137-115 Sunday night for their second straight win after an eight-game skid.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


San Francisco wins in the cold

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Under pressure in subzero weather, Colin Kaepernick kept his cool.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Chargers take over in secod half

CINCINNATI (AP) - Dump it off to the running back, hand it off, let the field goal kicker take it from there.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Rapid fall for Army general accused of sex crimes

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - With a single star studded on each shoulder of his immaculate dress blues, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair waited his turn to go through the metal detectors at the federal courthouse at Fort Bragg, just like everyone else.

January 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


1 killed, 2 injured in Aspen plane crash

DENVER (AP) - A fiery plane crash at the Aspen airport Sunday afternoon killed one person and injured two others, one severely, Colorado authorities said.

January 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Below-zero temps push into Midwest, Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) - Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions Sunday from the Dakotas to Missouri to Delaware ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero - and possibly record-breaking - temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Shinseki accepts blame, resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Beset by growing evidence of patient delays and cover-ups, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned from President Barack Obama's Cabinet Friday, taking the blame for what he decried as a "lack of integrity" in the sprawling health care system for the nation's military veterans.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita Christian School graduation

Graduates: 42

May 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia High School graduation

Graduates: 610

May 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kings drop Game 6 to Blackhawks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play, and the Chicago Blackhawks forced a decisive seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Valencia, Zone 5, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included grand theft autos, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle, and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.

May 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | Crime Reports


NBA owners to vote on sale of Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NBA has called off a hearing to oust embattled Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling in advance of a vote on a potentially record-breaking deal negotiated by his wife Shelly Sterling to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

May 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV gearing up for Fourth of July Parade

It's nearly time to break out that outrageously tall Uncle Sam hat, find the garish red-white-and-blue sunglasses for the family dog and locate the zaniest vehicle possible to decorate - the Fourth of July Parade in the Santa Clarita Valley is right around the corner.

May 30, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Sleeping Beauty:' Masterpiece or mess?

"Sleeping Beauty" took almost a decade to reach theaters and cost $6 million to produce, far and away the most expensive Disney animated feature at the time.

May 30, 2014 | By Blair Howell Deseret News | Hot Topics


Medicare ban on sex reassignment surgery lifted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Medicare can no longer automatically deny coverage requests for sex reassignment surgeries, a federal board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision that recognizes the procedures are medically necessary for some people who don't identify with their biological sex.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man returns $125,000 that fell from armored truck

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Salvation Army worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $125,000 that fell from an armored truck.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Arsenio Hall Show' canceled after 1 season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - CBS Television Distribution says "The Arsenio Hall Show" is going off the air.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dementia kept Sterling out of team sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A person close to the Sterling family says Donald Sterling was stripped of his ability to act as a trustee of the family's fortunes, including the Los Angeles Clippers, after two neurologists determined he was suffering from dementia.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Home tweet home: How social media is giving the homeless a hand up

R.D. Plasschaert credits one main thing for pulling her out of homelessness: Twitter.

May 30, 2014 | Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Signal AP


What I've learned as a stay-at-home dad

You know the term "jack of all trades?" My wife would say I'm a "jack of all jobs." She's still waiting for me to find a career that sticks. I've been a school bus driver, a retail employee, a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C., a pharmacy school student and pharmacist intern, I've worked in call centers, and I had a job offer in Hawaii as a mortgage loan officer (I even passed all the licensing tests).

May 30, 2014 | Chad Christofferson, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Missouri AG: State could make lethal injections

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The growing suspicions surrounding where states obtain lethal injections have motivated the Missouri attorney general to propose something never previously tried - establishing a lab where the state can make its own execution drugs.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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