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Al Jazeera is good news for American media

The launch of Al Jazeera America is arguably the best thing to happen in electronic journalism since the June evening 33 years ago when Ted Turner flipped a switch to inaugurate the nation's first all-news television service, CNN.

August 29, 2013 | Peter Funt Commentary | Columnists


A historical look at some current events

Once again a motion picture chronicling the history of the United States has reinforced the reality that our actions as a nation have not, to say the least, been perfect.

August 29, 2013 | Brian Springer SCV Voices | Columnists


Archer, DeJesus help Rays beat Angels

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Chris Archer stayed at the top of his game long enough for the Tampa Bay Rays to bounce back from one of their worst losses of the season.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Dodgers/Angels


Hispanic College and Career Fair scheduled Thursday

SANTA CLARITA - Several universities and colleges will be represented Thursday as the Hart district holds its second annual Hispanic College and Career Fair.

August 28, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Voting Rights Act forum planned for Thursday

SANTA CLARITA - A discussion on the content of the 2001 California Voting Rights Act featuring some local elected officials will be held Thursday night in Canyon Country.

August 28, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: CHP investigating tactical weapons theft in Stevenson Ranch

California Highway Patrol officials are investigating the theft this week of multiple tactical weapons from a vehicle in Stevenson Ranch, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said Wednesday.

August 28, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Police respond to report of body in Newhall

SANTA CLARITA - Officials from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department responded today to a report of a dead body found in the 24300 block of Cross Street in Newhall.

August 28, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


New sheriff’s Parks Bureau substation dedicated at Castaic Lake

A new substation housing what sheriff's officials call one of the largest and most sophisticated camera monitoring systems on the West Coast is now up and running at Castaic Lake.

August 28, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rocket carrying spy satellite launches from Calif.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - A massive rocket carrying a spy satellite for the U.S. government launched from the central California coast Wednesday.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Hollywood groups sue to stop huge development

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A coalition of neighborhood groups has filed a lawsuit to stop a $654 million skyscraper project from rising in the midst of Hollywood because of earthquake concerns.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dodgers beat Cubs 4-0 with Nolasco and 2 homers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ricky Nolasco pitched eight innings of three-hit ball, Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier hit solo homers and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Wednesday.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Manziel to sit half of opener

HOUSTON (AP) - Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has been suspended for the first half of the Aggies' season-opener against Rice on Saturday for what the school said was an "inadvertent" violation of NCAA rules by signing autographs.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Mont. judge apologizes for comments in teen's rape

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana judge is standing by his decision to sentence a former teacher who raped a 14-year-old girl to 30 days in prison.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Six Flags amusement park abandoned in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, the Ferris wheel at the abandoned former Six Flags amusement park sits idle. The roller-coaster humps are familiar sights to passing motorists, and the weed-choked lot is a thorn in the side of officials who have overseen one of the most extensive city-rebuilding projects in U.S. history.

August 28, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Write an essay for publication on the Vietnam War

Santa Clarita Valley fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders are invited to write essays about the historic importance of the Vietnam War as part of the visit of the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to the Santa Clarita Valley next month.

August 28, 2013 | By Signal Staff | SCV Schools


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Explosion hits Bangkok protesters, wounding dozens

BANGKOK (AP) - Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country's political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Saugus Zone 4 Crime Report: assault nvestigated

Good morning Saugus. We had a rise in reported Part-1 crimes over the past week. There was an assault from the 27100 block of Garza Drive on January 8th. After being involved in an argument the victim's wife assaulted him. Deputies responded and arrested the wife without incident.

January 17, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday - even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French president visits hospitalized first lady

PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was having an affair with an actress.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews chase flareups in wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - Firefighters were chasing early-morning flare-ups Friday in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Affordable Care Act: A success story

I am one of those folks who signed up for the Affordable Care Act. It was my first time on the open health care market, since I always had health care provided from employment, either mine or my spouse's.

January 17, 2014 | By Nanette A. Meister Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Did burglaries really rise?

Regarding The Signal's Jan. 6 front-page article, "Burglaries on the rise in SCV this past year," I would like to point out that all is not necessarily as it appears.

January 17, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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


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