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Borders files Chapter 11; Valencia store to close

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bookseller Borders, which helped pioneer superstores that put countless mom-and-pop bookshops out of business, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, sunk by crushing debt and sluggishness in adapting to a rapidly changing industry.

February 16, 2011 | By Mae Anderson The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pair of storms appears SCV-bound, experts say

For those of us who built a snowman, threw a snowball and believed that winter had come and gone with the snow that fell in the Santa Clarita Valley: Think again.

February 16, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Parents’ responsibility to feed their own kids

This is in response to recent letters from Michael Kulka and others.

February 16, 2011 | By Laura Tapia Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Easy, healthy entertaining

Hosting a fabulous party doesn't have to include all of the typical calorie-laden, unhealthy food and drink options. These days, it's easier than ever to create great tasting dishes that also bring good nutrition to the party and your guests.

February 16, 2011 | By Family Features | Food


2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

Animal-shelter fundraiser

February 16, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Advocacy group adds new claim to library lawsuit

Local advocacy group Save Our Library Inc. has added another claim in its lawsuit against the city: Santa Clarita officials are violating the state's education code by creating a municipal library system.

February 16, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic community discusses proposed high school

Hundreds of people gather at Castaic Middle School in Castaic on Tuesday to hear the latest developments on the building of a new comprehensive high school in the north Santa Clarita Valley area. Read more in Thursday's Signal about Castaic residents concerns about the proposed high school's location.

February 16, 2011 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Commissioners punt landmark decision

After a lengthy discussion, the Santa Clarita Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to continue discussion on whether to give more than two dozen local properties historic landmark status.

February 16, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gary Horton: Mulling over mandates in medical care

Last week's column discussing our aggravating health-insurance situation took notable traction.

February 16, 2011 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


Library committee wants locals' input

The city of Santa Clarita's Citizen Public Library Advisory Committee encourages local residents to take a survey about how they use library services.

February 15, 2011 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


COC Associated Student Government fights to 'Keep Education Alive'

Today through Feb. 23, College of the Canyons Associated Student Government will host Keep Education Alive, a week-long advocacy event that intends on raising awareness of the affects of California's educational budget cuts.

February 15, 2011 | Source: College of the Canyons Associated Student Government | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Parker, Runner decision is today

Santa Clarita Valley voters are viting today to decide whether former state assemblywoman Sharon Runner or longtime Democratic activist Darren Parker will fill California's recently vacated 17th District state Senate seat.

February 15, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


John Zaring: Regardless of party, we’re in the same boat

I'm a Democrat, so what the Democratic Party stands for, and fights for, is quite important to me.

February 15, 2011 | By John Zaring | Columnists


Jim Lentini: Rebuilding retirement savings

A survey by Prudential Insurance Company was conducted in mid-2009 as markets were repairing losses after the financial crisis of 2008.

February 15, 2011 | By Jim Lentini | Business Columns


2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011

Writing a business plan

February 15, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Man who accosted Pitt pleads no contest to battery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Casey Kasem's daughter granted visitation

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shinseki accepts blame, resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Beset by growing evidence of patient delays and cover-ups, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned from President Barack Obama's Cabinet Friday, taking the blame for what he decried as a "lack of integrity" in the sprawling health care system for the nation's military veterans.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita Christian School graduation

Graduates: 42

May 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia High School graduation

Graduates: 610

May 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kings drop Game 6 to Blackhawks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play, and the Chicago Blackhawks forced a decisive seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Valencia, Zone 5, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included grand theft autos, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle, and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.

May 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | Crime Reports


NBA owners to vote on sale of Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NBA has called off a hearing to oust embattled Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling in advance of a vote on a potentially record-breaking deal negotiated by his wife Shelly Sterling to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

May 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV gearing up for Fourth of July Parade

It's nearly time to break out that outrageously tall Uncle Sam hat, find the garish red-white-and-blue sunglasses for the family dog and locate the zaniest vehicle possible to decorate - the Fourth of July Parade in the Santa Clarita Valley is right around the corner.

May 30, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Sleeping Beauty:' Masterpiece or mess?

"Sleeping Beauty" took almost a decade to reach theaters and cost $6 million to produce, far and away the most expensive Disney animated feature at the time.

May 30, 2014 | By Blair Howell Deseret News | Hot Topics


Medicare ban on sex reassignment surgery lifted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Medicare can no longer automatically deny coverage requests for sex reassignment surgeries, a federal board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision that recognizes the procedures are medically necessary for some people who don't identify with their biological sex.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man returns $125,000 that fell from armored truck

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Salvation Army worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $125,000 that fell from an armored truck.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Arsenio Hall Show' canceled after 1 season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - CBS Television Distribution says "The Arsenio Hall Show" is going off the air.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dementia kept Sterling out of team sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A person close to the Sterling family says Donald Sterling was stripped of his ability to act as a trustee of the family's fortunes, including the Los Angeles Clippers, after two neurologists determined he was suffering from dementia.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Home tweet home: How social media is giving the homeless a hand up

R.D. Plasschaert credits one main thing for pulling her out of homelessness: Twitter.

May 30, 2014 | Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Signal AP


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