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NY school team calls it quits after football death

BROCTON, N.Y. (AP) - It was a question with no right answer that tugged heavy at the hearts of Damon Janes' teammates when the 16-year-old died after a hit in a high school football game: Should the season go on?

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ahead of talks, feds find $100M for broke Detroit

DETROIT (AP) - The federal fingerprint in efforts to fix Detroit is growing larger as the Obama administration has found millions of dollars in grant money to help the bankrupt city hire more police and firefighters, and clear out blighted neighborhoods.

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


49ers regain footing, rout Rams 35-11

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missing some of their biggest stars, the San Francisco 49ers put their foot down. They put the St. Louis Rams back in their place, too.

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Giants win in possible Lincecum farewell outing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the eighth inning to give San Francisco a win in what might have been Tim Lincecum's final outing with the club, and theGiants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Thursday night.

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Canyon cross country ends Saugus' run

The Canyon High girls cross country team continued its impressive season with an upset over seven-time defending Foothill League and state champion Saugus team.

September 26, 2013 | By Brandon Jauregui For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Newhall Library to celebrate first birthday

The city of Santa Clarita will hold a celebration Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Newhall Library.

September 26, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Emblem Academy to be rededicated Friday

SANTA CLARITA - Officials from the Saugus Union School District will hold a rededication ceremony for Emblem Academy on Friday morning.

September 26, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Navajo Code Talker dies in Calif.

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - Flags are flying at half-staff across the Navajo Nation in honor of a Navajo Code Talker.

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Education-related stories sought for Our Community section

Signal Multimedia is inviting the public to contribute stories or photos that provoke higher-level discussions about education in general for a new weekly Our Community section.

September 26, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia woman pleads no contest to felony

SANTA CLARITA - A 20-year-old Valencia woman has been sentenced to 120 days in jail after pleading no contest to one count of leaving the scene of an accident, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

September 26, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stevenson Ranch/Westridge crime report: Thefts reported at Six Flags

My name is Deputy Josh Dubin, the public information officer here at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. I am also the former Crime Prevention Unit zone leader for the Newhall (Zone 6) area. Although there has not been a zone leader assigned to Stevenson Ranch / Westridge (Zone 3) for a number of months, new private funding was secured to provide public information as to a review of the part one crimes reported for zone 3 during the past week. I prepared this report to keep local area residents informed of current public safety and crime prevention information and ...

September 26, 2013 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Box City returning to Bridgeport this weekend

The fourth annual Box City event to raise money for, and awareness about, the number of homeless families in the Santa Clarita Valley will return to Bridgeport Park in Valencia this weekend.

September 26, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Idol' winner Ruben Studdard now 'Biggest Loser'

Ruben Studdard didn't even get one last pig-out session before making his way to "The Biggest Loser" ranch.

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Sept. 26, 2013

Data and information are provided for informational purposes only. The user assumes the entire risk related to the use of this data. The county of Los Angeles and the Sheriff's Department provide no warrant, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished data. In no event shall the county of Los Angeles or its Sheriff's Department be liable for any errors in the content of this information, or for any damages, costs, or actions arising in any way out of reliance on the information provided. By accessing address information of arrested individuals, the user ...

September 26, 2013 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


Audit says school lunch money theft may top $3m

RIALTO, Calif. (AP) - An investigator says a woman arrested on suspicion of stealing lunch money from a Southern California school district may have embezzled more than $3 million over the past 14 years.

September 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


SCV Sheriff's team saves suicidal man from jumping off cliff

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at approximately 10:05am deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station received a call for service regarding a 42-year-old male who was possibly suicidal. A short time later, the man's vehicle was located (parked) at Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue. Deputies had reason to believe the man was now traveling on foot headed into an off road / rural area to possibly commit suicide.

January 16, 2014 | Deputy Joshua Dubin SCV Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate approaches final OK of $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown and underscores lawmakers' fatigue with budget battles.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan: Musharraf advised to move to US hospital

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A lawyer representing Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf in his high treason trial said Thursday that his client needs to go to the U.S. for further medical treatment following a heart scare.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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