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Valencia Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

Valencia had fourteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included residential burglary, vehicle burglary, petty theft, and shoplifting from local businesses.

January 08, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Northern lights may expand south next couple days

WASHINGTON (AP) - Northerners thawing out from a bitter freeze may get rewarded with shimmering northern lights the next couple days.

January 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane lands in median of major Anchorage street

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A pilot who made a safe emergency landing on a major Anchorage street said he lost power, waited for a break in traffic, then descended onto the snowy median.

January 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Volunteers train as Nature Center docents

Twenty-one volunteers, many of whom are retired from various professions, turned out this week for the first class to train as a docent for the Placerita Canyon Nature Center and Natural Area.

January 08, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Calif. man called victim, danger in officer trial

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Jurors were set to return Wednesday for a second day of closing arguments in the trial of two former police officers charged in the death of a Southern California homeless man who died after a routine patrol call escalated into a violent confrontation that was caught on surveillance video.

January 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV brush fire quickly knocked down

SANTA CLARITA - A small brush fire in the Saugus area was quickly knocked down Wednesday morning by firefighters.

January 08, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Commander who reversed conviction to retire

WASHINGTON (AP) - The commander whose decision to overturn a sexual assault conviction forced major changes in military law said Wednesday he is retiring, blaming public second-guessing of his actions as a distraction for the Air Force.

January 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Weapons, underground bunker found in Littlerock

PALMDALE (AP) - Three men were arrested and more than a dozen weapons were seized after deputies discovered an underground bunker, a shooting range, and white supremacist paraphernalia in Littlerock.

January 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Giffords to skydive on shooting anniversary

PHOENIX (AP) - In the three years since she was severely injured in a mass shooting at a political event, Gabrielle Giffords made an impressive recovery, learned to walk again and founded a national political organization. On Wednesday, while others will hold bell-ringing and flag-raising ceremonies, she will mark the anniversary by skydiving.

January 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

January 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Five Tips to Help You Save for a Rainy Day

While most financial experts agree that saving should be a part of every household budget, many Americans admit that they aren't prepared financially for life's unexpected challenges and emergencies.

January 08, 2014 | By Janice France-Pettit | Business Columns


The Rose Parade gay wedding

I'm sure many parade watchers had different reactions to the gay wedding ceremony at last week's Rose Parade aboard the AIDS Healthcare Foundation float.

January 08, 2014 | By Gil Mertz Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Sanity says no street name change for Walker, Rodas

Hey, there is some sanity in the SCV!

January 08, 2014 | By VaNile Risser Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


It’s about leadership

The United States of America is not the Super Power or economic giant that it used to be. It pains me to say this, but we have fallen behind the Peoples Republic of China.

January 08, 2014 | By Dana L. Stern Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Gary Horton: There goes retirement security

Boeing, a 100-year-old American company, brings pride to most Americans as a masthead of American ingenuity and prowess.

January 08, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


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Videos look to help police curb dog shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The majority of shootings in most U.S. police departments involve animals, usually dogs, and experts say a new series of videos can help change often quick-trigger decisions fueled by fear.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Antitrust experts: 2 big deals better than 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Antitrust experts say AT&T's bid for DirecTV could reap immediate regulatory rewards. Coming so quickly on the heels of a rival cable company merger -the pairing of Comcast and Time Warner Cable- makes it easier for regulators to approve both transactions because they create two counterbalanced giants in pay TV.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita Library aims to keep kids reading during summer

The Santa Clarita Public Library is trying to keep kids reading over the summer with the "Paws to Read" summer reading program.

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Wounded Warrior' laughs way to recovery

In February, I wrote an open letter to a soldier I encountered en route from Washington, D.C., to Seattle. I shared my regret at crossing paths several times and not thanking him for his service. Though I don't know whether he ever stumbled on the column, I promised I wouldn't make the same mistake again. When opportunity knocked, I'd be ready.

June 04, 2014 | Jason Wright, Deseret News | Hot Topics


LATEST PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

CONGRESS 25th District

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rebels in Ukraine seize another border guard base

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Rebels have seized another border guard base in eastern Ukraine, the third such military facility taken over the last day.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Brown to face Kashkari for governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown will run for an unprecedented fourth term in November against moderate first-time candidate Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who pitched himself as the best hope for the struggling California Republican Party.

June 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nephew of President Kennedy clears primary hurdle

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Santa Monica, California, Mayor Bobby Shriver, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, faces a former state lawmaker in November for a Los Angeles County supervisor seat.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita seeks public feedback on grant proposal

The city of Santa Clarita is seeking the public's feedback on a grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Under the JAG program, the city is eligible to receive $26,749.

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Miss. Senate race a near draw

WASHINGTON (AP) - Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hagel says rush to judgment on Bergdahl 'unfair'

BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


5 Things to Know from California's primary

1. JERRY BROWN SEEKS TO MAKE HISTORY

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


The best for others, in 2 flavors

Let's stipulate that both sides of the political spectrum want the best for others (a fair assumption, especially since both sides insist that is so).

June 04, 2014 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hillary’s sad Benghazi strategy

As Hillary Clinton prepares for her Democratic coronation as the next Democratic presidential candidate, she's decided to try dealing with the inconvenience of the Benghazi tragedy through her new book.

June 04, 2014 | Gil Mertz Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Pitch in and keep our valley beautiful

Recently on my daily walk with the dogs I really noticed how much trash is being discarded on our streets and in the gutters.

June 04, 2014 | Lisa Williams Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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