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9 Questions on a Sunday Morning

Does everyone at your company know what it takes to get a pay increase?

October 13, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Oak Hills students help feed the hungry

The third grade students at Oak Hills Elementary School in Valencia are helping to feed hungry people in Santa Clarita Valley, one can at a time.

October 13, 2013 | By Penni Perrault Community Contributor | West of the 5


Donors chip in to help programs hurt by shutdown

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - As the partial government shutdown rolls on, programs that rely on federal money are feeling the strain - and so are the people who depend on their services.

October 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Xerox: Access restored for food stamp users

People in Ohio, Michigan and 15 other states found themselves temporarily unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Xerox announced late in the evening that access has been restored for users in the 17 states affected by the outage, hours after the first problems were reported.

October 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brett Hundley passes No. 11 UCLA past Cal 37-10

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Brett Hundley passed for a career-high 410 yards and three touchdowns, Paul Perkins rushed for an early score, and No. 11 UCLA prepared for tougher October challenges with a 37-10 victory over California on Saturday night.

October 12, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Pro Sports News


Saugus teen dies in Idaho car crash

A 19-year-old from Saugus has died following a car crash in Idaho earlier this week, according to a news release from the Idaho State Police.

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


Kids gather for Astronomy Day

Children enthusiastically experienced a different view of the sky Saturday during Astronomy Day, a celebration of the skyward science hosted at the Valencia Library.

October 12, 2013 | By Natalee Ayala Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Massive cyclone hits India

BEHRAMPUR, India (AP) - A massive, powerful cyclone packing heavy rains and destructive winds slammed into India's eastern coastline Saturday evening, as hundreds of thousands of residents moved inland to shelters in hopes of riding out the dangerous storm.

October 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Taylor Swift opens $4M Country Hall of Fame center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - It might as well be Taylor Swift weekend in Music City.

October 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Charlie Hunnam departs 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film

NEW YORK (AP) - Charlie Hunnam is dropping out of the highly anticipated big-screen version of "Fifty Shades of Grey" just weeks after being cast as the lead, citing his busy schedule.

October 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cardinals edge Dodgers for 2-0 lead in NLCS

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rookie Michael Wacha pitched into the seventh inning with zero margin for error and the St. Louis Cardinals silenced the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second straight day, winning 1-0 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the NL championship series.

October 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Dodgers/Angels


Grand Canyon reopens under deal

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Tourists returned to the Grand Canyon on Saturday after Arizona officials along with several counterparts agreed to a federal government plan to reopen national parks, which had been closed as a result of the partial government shutdown.

October 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Long Beach teacher killed in front of students

LONG BEACH (AP) - An elementary school teacher has been fatally stabbed while watching her students play at a park in Long Beach.

October 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bus plunges off cliff in Peru; 52 killed

LIMA, Peru (AP) - A makeshift bus carrying 52 Quechua Indians back from a party in rural Peru plunged off a cliff into a river southeast of the capital Lima, killing all passengers, including 13 children.

October 12, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cal contractor sting leads to 75 arrests

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California authorities arrested 75 people, some with shady pasts and most of them accused of working without proper licenses, during an undercover sting operation conducted last week by the Contrators State License Board.

October 12, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Top 10 best and worst cities to achieve American dream

SALT LAKE CITY - Children born to low income families are more likely to achieve the American dream in Salt Lake City than anywhere else in the United States, according to a recent study.

January 16, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


'Gilligan's Island' professor Russell Johnson dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as "The Professor," the fix-it man who kept his fellow "Gilligan's Island" castaways supplied with gadgets, has died. He was 89.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Firefighters containing blaze

GLENDORA (AP) - Santa Ana winds that fanned a campfire into a wildfire that destroyed five homes and threatened foothill neighborhoods east of Los Angeles relented Thursday afternoon, halting the blaze in its tracks.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. motorist cleared in Google Glass case

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego traffic court threw out a citation Thursday against a woman who authorities said was driving while wearing the Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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