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'Waltons' patriarch Ralph Waite dies at 85

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ralph Waite, who played the kind-and-steady patriarch of a tight-knit rural Southern family on the TV series "The Waltons," died Thursday, his manager said. He was 85.

February 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gov't lets banks, marijuana sellers do business

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday gave banks a roadmap for doing business with legal marijuana sellers without getting into trouble, another step by the federal government toward enabling a legalized marijuana industry to operate in states that approve it.

February 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


‘Jamzilla’ coming to 405 Freeway

In Los Angeles, it's the weekend of "Jamzilla."

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


Military nears holy grail: Pizza that lasts years

NATICK, Mass. (AP) - They call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers: a pizza that can stay on the shelf for up to three years and still remain good to eat.

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


Obama turns attention to California drought

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will offer millions of dollars in federal aid for drought-stricken California during a visit with farmers and ranchers Friday and outline plans to seek $1 billion from Congress to help communities manage the effects of climate change.

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


Valentine's Day Messages

View a celebration of Valentine's Day in the "Be My Valentine" photo slideshow. See them printed in today's Santa Clarita Valley Signal, page 10-A!

February 14, 2014 | By Readers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Comcast strikes deal to buy Time Warner Cable

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With a single behemoth purchase, Comcast is creating a dominant force in American entertainment and presenting federal regulators with an equally outsized quandary: How should they handle a conglomerate that promises to improve cable TV and Internet service to millions of homes but also consolidates unprecedented control of what viewers watch and download?

February 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Knight: Failed laws threaten communities

Federal judges recently granted California two more years to reduce its inmate population to 137.5 percent of the capacity that the 33 state's prisons were built to hold, moving the deadline from June 2013 to February 2016.

February 14, 2014 | By Steve Knight Right here right now | Columnists


Marsha McLean: Free homework resources

These days, homework is not only difficult, it's time-consuming. It is not uncommon for students to have three hours or more of homework each and every night.

February 14, 2014 | By Marsha McLean Live from city hall | Columnists


Golden Valley boys hoops brings the drama in finale

A full gym, a dramatic finish and fans rushing the court at the final buzzer aren't things you might expect in the Foothill League finale for two teams that won't make the playoffs.

February 13, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Hart boys hoops caps 10-0 run

All that stood between Hart Indians boys basketball and the Foothill League's first undefeated run since Valentine's Day, 1997, were the Canyon Cowboys and 23 seconds.

February 13, 2014 | By Jon Stein For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Santa Colorita run coming Saturday

About 1,500 people are expected to participate in the "Santa Colorita Run" Saturday morning at Castaic Lake Recreation Area.

February 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


County shelters offer discounted license fees for Valentine’s Day

Shelters operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will feature discounted adoption fees starting Friday to help unite furry denizens with new owners over the Valentine's Day weekend.

February 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: SCV deputies arrest man suspected of slashing tires, burglarizing vehicles

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station have arrested a Canyon Country man thought to be behind a series of vehicle burglaries and several instances of tire slashing around Soledad Canyon Road since last November.

February 13, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brush fire doused in Newhall today

A slow-moving brush fire blackened about a half-acre in Newhall today before it was doused by Super Scoopers and Los Angeles County Fire Department water-dropping helicopters.

February 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Fan-fueled red carpets present security challenge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Movie premieres are just like they look on TV: Throngs of fans competing with photographers and reporters for stars' attention. Cameras flash as beefy bodyguards escort couture-clad celebrities into the maelstrom.

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


Zuckerberg gives $120 million to public schools

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.

May 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Shinseki resigns amid VA health care scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency's health care system that Obama called "totally unacceptable."

May 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


How Google got states to legalize driverless cars

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers - not people - became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: Driverless cars were almost certainly illegal.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police knew about killer's videos during check

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office deputies checking on Elliot Rodger three weeks before he killed six college students were aware of, but didn't view, disturbing videos that prompted calls about his well-being, the agency disclosed Thursday.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate approves tying minimum wage to inflation

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage and tie it to inflation.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Betty Arenson: The counterfeit mask

You're familiar with the noise America has heard for a long time. It will continue, but it's easily unmasked.

May 30, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here right now | Columnists


Dante Acosta: Camp Clarita provides summer fun

The official arrival of summer is just weeks away. If you listen closely, you will soon be able to hear kids all over town chanting that classic phrase: "school's out for summer!"

May 30, 2014 | By Dante Acosta Live from city hall | Columnists


Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion in what would be a record deal if approved by the NBA, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


SpaceX unveils spacecraft to ferry astronauts

HAWTHORNE (AP) - A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space.

May 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: AP Source: Former Microsoft CEO wins Clippers bid

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


The Open Road Beckons: Healthy and Happy Snacks and Diversions for Your Summer Road Trips

Come away, come away, come away with me!

May 29, 2014 | Pam McMurtry, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Sheriff's Department sponsors essay contest in honor of Maya Angelou

The Sheriff's Youth Foundation (SYF) in its partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department launched today an essay contest to honor the great life and teachings of Dr. Maya Angelou.

May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wilk Responds to Passage of bill to close Prop 13 loophole

SACRAMENTO –Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, released a statement regarding the passage of Assembly Bill 2372 (Ammiano) which closes a loophole in Proposition 13:

May 29, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Scott Wilk's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Southwest fined $200,000 for deceptive TV ads

DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines is being fined $200,000 for advertising a fare sale too good to be true.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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