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Mandela mourners crash police barriers

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Several hundred mourners eager to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela broke through police barriers and stormed up toward the Union Buildings shortly before the former South African President's body was moved away.

December 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


OC Register owner plans LA paper

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The parent company of the Orange County Register plans to expand with a daily paper in Los Angeles, looking to further stretch its regional reach to nearly all of Southern California.

December 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Ana winds to return to SoCal

Southern California is in for a blustery weekend with elevated fire risk and hazards for some drivers.

December 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Several people stabbed after Broncos game

DENVER (AP) - At least three people were stabbed in a parking lot at Sports Authority Stadium Field at Mile High after the Denver Broncos' game Thursday night.

December 13, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UN inspectors confirm Syria chemical attack

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Chemical weapons were probably used in four locations in Syria this year, in addition to the confirmed attack near Damascus in August that forced the government to abandon its secret chemical stockpile, U.N. inspectors said in a report released Thursday.

December 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Friday

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

December 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


‘Tis the season to shop in Santa Clarita

On Nov. 30, Americans came together in support of their communities to celebrate Small Business Saturday.

December 13, 2013 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Don’t hide behind your opinions

"Opinions" about the link between abortion and breast cancer are cheap, especially when respondents can spout them in online forums, attacking others and their opinions with demeaning, snarky terms while hiding behind a "user name" or pseudonym.

December 13, 2013 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Low welfare fraud numbers have nothing to do with politics

I have never written or responded to a letter to the editor until now, but I cannot let Carole Lutness's "Republicans go after the poor" (Dec. 9) go without a response.

December 13, 2013 | By Carmen Jones Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Let’s keep the plants there permanently

I appreciate the care being taken by our City Council in determining what should be the centerpiece of the Newhall roundabout.

December 13, 2013 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


What’s the big deal?

There's been a lot of hubbub this week around President Obama's recent "selfie." For those still without teenagers, or simply lagging in the latest technological fads, a selfie is when someone takes a picture of themselves.

December 13, 2013 | By Tammy Messina Right here right now | Columnists


Conquer "The Beast" for charity

Some of the Santa Clarita's top runners and challenge-takers have scaled The Beast the last six Decembers to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry.

December 12, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Clippers fall short in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett share a championship with Doc Rivers and a bond that didn't break when they ended up on opposite coasts.

December 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Dog helps Alaska woman survive 3 nights in cold

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say a small dog helped a woman survive nearly three nights in below-zero temperatures after her snowmobile broke down along the Denali Highway.

December 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California prostitutes win victim compensation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Spurred by emotional testimony from sex workers, California officials voted Thursday to change a 1990s-era anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they're raped or beaten.

December 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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‘Rent’ provides chance to learn of silent killer

As the College of the Canyons Theatre Department performs "Rent" at the Performing Arts Center on May 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17, it puts the spotlight on Marfan syndrome, which is believed to have caused the death of "Rent" playwright Jonathan Larson at the age of 35.

May 04, 2014 | Suzanne I. Bowman Valencia | Letters to the Editor


David Hegg: Toward ethical friendship

Someone has rightly said that a true friend is one who walks in when everyone else is walking out. In most areas of life, tragedy and trial bring truth to the surface. Your true character is best seen in the worst of situations, when the façade falls away and you no longer can hide who you are. When it comes to friendships, hard times bring out the reality of the relationship.

May 04, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


On the Beat Softball: Season hinges on two games

The last week and a half has provided interesting insight into exactly what Saugus is capable of.

May 03, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Gaborik leads Kings to OT win vs Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Marian Gaborik scored with seven seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and then scored 12:07 into the extra period to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 win Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks in the opener of the first playoff series between the Southern California teams.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ken Keller: We should all be so lucky

This past week I watched Brian Tracy's video "Success is a Journey" a total of five times as I facilitated client orientations.

May 03, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of working stiff owners. A 77-year-old trainer with his first Kentucky Derby horse.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Signal takes home collection of CNPA awards

Signal Multimedia took home four awards, including top honors for enterprise reporting and feature photography, in an annual competition, the California Newspaper Publishers Association announced Saturday.

May 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


NBA to appoint CEO to supervise Clippers

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA says it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers' operations.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lawmakers say they won't abandon death penalty

DALLAS (AP) - A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Boy who stowed away on jet leaves Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5½-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well has left the state, an official said late Friday.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bond would be used to house low-income veterans

Proposition 41 on the June ballot asks California voters whether $600 million in existing veterans bonds should be redirected to build, renovate and acquire apartments and multifamily housing for low-income veterans.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


So. Cal. wildfire 67 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have made progress overnight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD officer killed in hit-and-run car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police officer has been killed in a hit-and-run crash with an SUV.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Canyon baseball sweeps Golden Valley

The Canyon Cowboys baseball team has endured its fair share of struggles this season, but it wasn't about to hand Golden Valley its first league win of the season on Friday afternoon at Canyon High School.

May 02, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


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