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The hours of Oscar: Broadcast begins at 5 p.m. Sunday night

On the day the Oscar nominations were announced, I made some quick guesses and toyed with the possibility that "True Grit" might sneak in. I've changed my mind, and now agree with the conventional wisdom that "The King's Speech" will be the year's best picture. Still, "True Grit" or "The Social Network" could pull off an upset. You might want to consider that in entering the $100,000 Outguess Ebert contest this year.

February 25, 2011 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Escape Cover Story


Small-business center garners recognition

During the season of Academy, Golden Globe and Grammy awards, Santa Clarita's own Small Business Development Center took center stage in January to collect a few prominent awards of its own.

February 25, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Chris Towles: Strategies for California college planning

Planning to go to college in California? Here's some information you may want to know.

February 25, 2011 | Chris Towles College Bound | Rosemond on Parenting


Our View: ‘Takers’ soak fans with new cable deal

The Signal's Editorial Board always takes pride in its efforts to "look out for the little guy," but sometimes even we are overwhelmed by the job.

February 25, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Yes to new Stevenson Ranch library

I am writing in response to Elaine Chu's disturbing letter to the editor in Tuesday's Signal about Stevenson Ranch not needing a library.

February 25, 2011 | By Emily Robinson Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

Breakfast with 'Buck'

February 25, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former AMA president named to board

A doctor who served as president of the American Medical Association has joined the board of directors at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

February 25, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


California boosts 2010 U.S. wine exports to record year

U.S. wine exports rebounded to a new record of $1.14 billion in winery revenues in 2010. Ninety percent of this country's exports are from California according to the Wine Institute, a California advocacy and public policy association located in San Francisco.

February 24, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Lynne Plambeck: Environmental reviews should be easier to read

The Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment has just completed the final comment letter on a series of four huge environmental documents for large projects in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 24, 2011 | Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


Taking care of seniors more important than new library

So the city and the mayor of Santa Clarita want input on the library system.

February 24, 2011 | BY Jeanne Wray Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Unfunded mandates are devastating for Santa Clarita Valley ratepayers

We in the Santa Clarita Valley are being asked to pay for a state mandate to clean up the water we use. First, we need to look at the players.

February 24, 2011 | By Bill Arens Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011

RSVP for Breakfast with 'Buck'

February 24, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Awards benefit students

Nominations for the 14th annual Newsmakers of the Year awards have been announced. The award nominations were voted on by a committee of community leaders and the board of the Santa Clarita Valley Press Club.

February 24, 2011 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Michael Green: Is this business or recreational?

Is it a business or a hobby? The IRS asks the question all the time. If your activity is deemed to be a hobby, you can't take a business loss.

February 24, 2011 | Michael Green | Business Columns


Single-car injury crash sends driver to hospital

A man driving a Ford Mustang knocked over a light pole Wednesday afternoon on Railroad Avenue, south of Oak Ridge Drive, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

February 24, 2011 | BY Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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White and male, Google releases diversity data

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California rampage shows gaps in mental health law

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that allow authorities to temporarily confine people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others.

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


Voters in California contemplate forming new state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 28, 2014

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May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


US eyes training moderate Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will increase assistance to the Syrian opposition, opening the way for the likely training and possibly equipping of moderate rebels fighting to oust leader Bashar Assad.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LeVar Burton makes a 'Reading Rainbow' plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeVar Burton's fundraising effort to bring "Reading Rainbow" to the online masses is a by-the-book success.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Blackhawks beat Kings in 2OT to stay alive

CHICAGO (AP) - Michal Handzus scored at 2:04 of the second overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to stay alive in the Western Conference final.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Stevenson Ranch / Westridge, Zone 3, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info

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

May 28, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Wrong SCV house, wrong SCV hot tub

Three young people who chose the wrong Castaic house to burgle and then picked the wrong places to hide from pursuing sheriff's deputies pleaded no contest this month to first-degree residential burglary.

May 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


1 injured in Newhall collision

The driver of a pickup truck was injured during a two-vehicle collision early Wednesday at 8th Street and Railroad Avenue in Newhall.

May 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Film tax credit bill passes state Assembly

The California Assembly passed a bill Wednesday that would renew and extend the tax credit for filming in the movie industry's home state.

May 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

LONDON (AP) - Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 27, 2014

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May 28, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Prosecutor: Hernandez killed 2 over spilled drink

BOSTON (AP) - A spilled drink in a Boston nightclub led former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to kill two people in a drive-by shooting two years ago, prosecutors said Wednesday.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pet burials range from bottom of sea to sky above

LOS ANGELES (AP) - More pets are buried in U.S. backyards than any other place, but that is becoming illegal in more and more places. For those who want something unique, though, the sky's the limit, literally.

May 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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