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Funeral and casket outlets are heading to the mall

LOS ANGELES (AP) - We eat there, buy our clothes there and some people suspect teenagers may actually live there. So perhaps it was just a matter of time until funeral homes began moving into the local shopping mall.

February 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Michigan escaped prisoner captured

IONIA, Mich. (AP) - A convicted killer who peeled a hole in two fences with his hands to escape from a Michigan prison before abducting a woman and fleeing to Indiana was captured Monday evening after a chase, authorities said.

February 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation's at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette smoking.

February 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Internet firms release data on NSA spy requests

WASHINGTON (AP) - Freed by a recent legal deal with government lawyers, major technology firms released new data Monday on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information for secret national security investigations - figures that show that the government collected data on thousands of Americans.

February 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Charlie Vignola: The bare minimum

Republicans think they get unfairly labeled as the party of the wealthy, a party that tricks working-class voters into voting against their own economic self-interest by exploiting cultural wedge issues.

February 04, 2014 | By Charles Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


Kings can't overcome Chicago

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist, Nick Leddy had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks snapped their recent slump with a 5-3 victory over the struggling Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.

February 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ducks fall at home to Columbus

ANAHEIM (AP) - Sergei Bobrovsky made 34 saves, Nick Foligno scored twice in the third period and the Columbus Blue Jackets also got goals from Ryan Johansen and R.J. Umberger in a 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

February 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Clippers fall in last seconds

DENVER (AP) - Randy Foye hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer, and the Denver Nuggets overcame a 36-point performance by Blake Griffin to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 116-115 on Monday night.

February 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Stevenson Ranch public safety and crime prevention information

Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:

February 03, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Obesity down for American teens, except in low-income families

Campaigns to help children set aside junk food and soda appear to be paying off: The obesity rate for American teens has stopped rising, and may even be on the decline.

February 03, 2014 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News | Health News


New foundation promotes religious freedom as good for business

For more than a decade, Brian Grim has gathered and analyzed data about where religion is practiced and suppressed around the world.

February 03, 2014 | By Matthew Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics


Academy grant for $10,000 brings visiting artists to CalArts

SANTA CLARITA - California Institute of the Arts in Valencia has received a $10,000 grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to fund the visiting artist program that brings prominent filmmakers to the CalArts campus.

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


Debate begins over new UAE law that requires mothers to breastfeed

Mothers in the United Arab Emirates are now required by law to breastfeed their children for two years, according to The National.

February 03, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Beware online offer for free gaming console, expert advises

SALT LAKE CITY - Online surveys are a fast, easy way for marketers to gather consumer information. The same holds true for scammers. They're promising free gaming systems on Facebook and other websites if users fill out a survey.

February 03, 2014 | By Bill Gephardt KSL | Hot Topics


New app measures users' phone time, could be used in tracking depression

SALT LAKE CITY - A new application for Android phones could help curb the use of smartphones and even detect depression in users.

February 03, 2014 | By Robynn Garfield KSL | Hot Topics


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DUI checkpoint planned in SCV tonight

On Friday, June 6th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

June 06, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


VA head says 18 vets left off wait list have died

PHOENIX (AP) - In a new revelation in the growing Veterans Affairs' scandal, the organization's acting head says that an additional 18 veterans whose names were kept off an official electronic VA appointment list have died.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


World remembers D-Day 70 years later

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) - Gone are the screaming shells, seasick soldiers and bloodied waters of 1944. On Friday, a sun-splattered Normandy celebrated peace, with silent salutes, tears and international friendship marking 70 years since the D-Day invasion helped change the course of World War II and modern history.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Deputy was wounded by partner

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) - A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy wounded during a confrontation with a cyclist was a victim of friendly fire.

June 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nancy Reagan commemorates husband's death

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Nancy Reagan has visited the California grave of her husband, President Ronald Reagan, on the 10th anniversary of his death.

June 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spurs beat Miami in the heat, take 1-0 series lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs handled the Heat, and the heat, during a sweltering start to the NBA Finals.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Engine catches fire on Metrolink commuter train

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say fire broke out in the engine of a Southern California commuter train and the nearly 60 people aboard were moved to the last car.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Seattle police: 4 victims in university shooting

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say a Seattle Pacific University student on Thursday disarmed a lone gunman who entered a building and shot three people.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


In Capitol, Los Angeles mayor seeks state aid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made his first official visit to the Capitol on Thursday to make his case for getting state aid to help revitalize California's most populous city.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Local sheriff's deputies carry out probation sweep

On Thursday, June 5, 2014, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's Special Assignment Team (SAT) and the Summer Violent Crime Enforcement Program (SVCEP) conducted a multiple-location parole/probation compliance operation during the early morning hours. The deputies were accompanied by a Los Angeles County Probation Officer. This morning's operation included locations in Canyon Country, Saugus, Newhall, and Val Verde.

June 05, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Actor accused of shooting in 911 call

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Michael Jace, who is charged with killing his wife, called and told his father-in-law about the shooting and asked him to come for the couple's two young children soon after it happened, a 911 call released Thursday indicates.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report of man annoying students near Hart High

Parents and students were warned of a man annoying students near Hart High School today, a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District said.

June 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Copper thefts reported

Local sheriff's detectives are investigating their second case of grand theft involving copper in less than two weeks after $2,000 worth of copper wiring was stolen from a construction site in Castaic this week.

June 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Signal AP


Why would gay ally Jonah Hill let fly with a slur?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonah Hill is winning points for what appears to be a sincere apology for hurling a gay slur at a paparazzo he says was harassing him.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Francisco buses run again, sick claims eyed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cable cars, light- rail trains and buses were running again on Thursday as transit officials in san Francisco sought confirmation from drivers involved in a three-day sickout that they were actually dealing with health issues.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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