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Are Putin's Olympics going as planned?

When Russian President Vladimir Putin pitched Sochi as the spot of the 2014 Winter Olympics to the International Olympic Committee, he knew the eyes of the world would be on him and Russia, Steven Lee Myers said Thursday in the New York Times.

February 07, 2014 | By Erik Raymond Deseret News | Hot Topics


Attempt to hijack Turkish plane to Sochi foiled

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A Ukrainian man tried to hijack a Turkey-bound flight to Sochi, Russia, as the Winter Olympics were kicking off Friday, but the pilot tricked him and landed in Istanbul instead, where he was stealthily detained after a four-hour stand-off on a plane full of passengers, an official said.

February 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

Zone 5-Valencia had eighteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included burglary, grand theft of a vehicle, a vehicle burglary, and numerous petty thefts from various areas. A burglary occurred on the 24400 block of Town Center Drive between the hours of 10:00 pm and 10:45 pm. The victim left her purse unattended on chair. The suspect then entered the dining area of the restaurant and stole money from the victim's purse. The suspect, a male white adult was arrested and also was in possession of a stolen item from Target. He was ...

February 07, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Cal defensive end Ted Agu dies suddenly

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - California football player Ted Agu died Friday morning at age 21 after collapsing during a training run with his teammates.

February 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 2 more LA sheriff's deputies indicted

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new federal civil rights indictment alleges that two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies beat a handcuffed prisoner at the Men's Central Jail.

February 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Feb. 6, 2014

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February 07, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department BOOKING FROM 02/05/2014 0001 TO 02/05/2014 2359 | Crime Reports


Russia kicks off Sochi Games with hope and hubris

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - A crowning achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia kicked off Friday with a celebration of its past greatness and hopes for future glory, most especially for a raucous group of Russian athletes who marched into the rollicking opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics with a message.

February 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Californians see sprinkles as bigger storm brews

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dry California got a much needed taste of rain, but drought-watchers hope it was just a teaser for a much wetter weekend.

February 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Investigation continues in LA college threat ..

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are searching for a person who reported that a young woman was threatening to shoot up Los Angeles Valley College - a claim that turned out not to be real.

February 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Passenger tried to hijack plane to Sochi

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - A passenger on board an Istanbul-bound flight Friday claimed there was a bomb on board and tried to hijack the plane to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympics are kicking off, an official said.

February 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California might bar judges from leading Scouts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's judicial branch is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would prohibit judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts of America on grounds that the group discriminates against gays.

February 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Low on natural gas, California told to power down

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Water isn't the only resource running short in California. The drought-stricken state is also low on natural gas.

February 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sochi's opening show: Let Putin's games begin

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - It's designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship. But the ceremony opening the Sochi Olympics on Friday, more than anything, will be about one man: Vladimir Putin.

February 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


After 22 years, Leno bids farewell to 'Tonight'

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Jay Leno has said goodbye to "The Tonight Show" before, but not like this. The comedian became tearful and choked up Thursday as he concluded what he called the "greatest 22 years of my life."

February 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The Signal celebrates 95 years

Today is The Signal's 95th birthday, making us one of the oldest businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 07, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


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On the Beat Softball: Highlights of 2014 season

Now that the 2014 season is officially over at both the high school and college levels, let's take a look at the highlights and a predictions for the 2015 season.

June 07, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Boys & Girls club of Santa Clarita Valley

Outgoing Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley CPO Jim Ventress reflects on his 29 years of service to the club at the organization's annual benefit auction Saturday night. The event's theme was "When in Rome" where many people attending dressed up in costumes of ancient Rome. Photo by Kristine Alfaro/For The Signal

June 07, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriffs seeking help in annoyance cases

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is seeking information on two cases of possible child annoyance that have occurred recent weeks.

June 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mother of 3 shot outside her home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators searched Saturday for two men who fatally shot a mother of three outside her home as she returned home with her husband from his birthday celebration.

June 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kings win another OT game, take 2-0 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the Los Angeles Kings ever looked down from the tightrope they're walking in the NHL playoffs, they would surely fall.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Bombs kill 52 as gunmen storm university in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq's capital Saturday night, killing at least 52 people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country's restive Anbar province and take dozens hostage, authorities said.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds of couples rush to marry in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Dozens of gay couples married Saturday at courthouses in Milwaukee and Madison, taking advantage of what most believed would be a small window in which to get hitched before a judge's decision overturning the state's same-sex marriage ban was put on hold.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Triple Crown quest collapses

NEW YORK (AP) - Tonalist sprinted across the finish line first Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, spoiling California Chrome's bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 dead in small plane crash near Paso Robles

TEMPLETON, Calif. (AP) - A spokesman for the San Luis Obisbo County sheriff's office says two people have died in a plane crash at a private airstrip in the town of Templeton.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Chrome fever takes over at Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) - Chrome craziness set in at Belmont Park Saturday as the hours ticked down ahead of the horse's bid to end racing's 36-year Triple Crown drought.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US recovers jobs but comeback incomplete

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy has finally regained the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But go easy on the hallelujahs. The comeback is far from complete.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged in Mounties' death obsessed with guns

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A chilling portrait of a man obsessed with guns and anti-government rhetoric began to emerge as people in this eastern Canadian city struggled to reconcile the knowledge that the person charged with murdering three Mounties was the same one who had seemingly lived quietly among them.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US prosecutors revisiting nearly 5,000 convictions

NEW YORK (AP) - When three half brothers' decades-old murder convictions were thrown out last month, they became a dramatic example of an idea spreading among prosecutors nationwide: "integrity units" dedicated to double-checking convictions to determine whether justice was served.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is remembering poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou (MY'-uh AN'-juh-loh) as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Comedian-actor Tracy Morgan critical after crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A publicist for comedian-actor Tracy Morgan says the "30 Rock" star remains in critical condition after a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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