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Closures for I-5 Truck Lane Project

Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14).

December 16, 2013 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Do vitamins block disease? Some disappointing news

WASHINGTON (AP) - There's more disappointing news about multivitamins: Two major studies found popping the pills didn't protect aging men's brains or help heart attack survivors.

December 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens of homes evacuated in fire in Big Sur area

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a wildfire burning in the Big Sur area of California has forced the evacuation of dozens of homes and damaged at least two.

December 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Andretti helps PlayStation promote Gran Turismo 6

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) - Mario Andretti is helping PlayStation promote its new video game, Gran Turismo 6.

December 16, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Dec. 16, 2013

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December 16, 2013 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


NSA phone record collection ruled unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches, but put his decision on hold pending a near-certain government appeal.

December 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $586 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Mega Millions jackpot soared to $586 million on Monday amid a frenzy of ticket purchases, a jump that pushed the prize closer to the $656 million U.S. record set last year.

December 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Controller updates pay site with more city, county figures

SACRAMENTO - State Controller John Chiang has updated his public employee compensation website with the latest wage and benefit data for California city and county employees. The site – publicpay.ca.gov – offers maps, search functions, and custom report-building tools. It also allows users to download raw data for their own research. This update covers calendar year 2012, the fourth full year of data for city and county employees available on the site.

December 16, 2013 | Source: State Controller John Chiang's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Relative: Mandela signer in group that burned men

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The bogus sign language interpreter at last week's Nelson Mandela memorial service was among a group of people who accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death by setting fire to tires placed around their necks, one of the interpreter's cousins and three of his friends told The Associated Press Monday.

December 16, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Dec. 13, 2013

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December 16, 2013 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Ukraine economy under threat amid street protests

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Hidden behind the tug of war over whether Ukraine will cast its lot with Europe or Russia is the prospect of bankruptcy. Someone will need to chip in at least $10 billion in the coming months, if Ukraine wants to keep its economy afloat.

December 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel army shoots 2 Lebanese after soldier killed

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli troops shot two Lebanese soldiers early on Monday, hours after a Lebanese army sniper killed an Israeli soldier as he drove along the volatile border late at night, the Israeli military said.

December 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Attacks across Iraq kill at least 47 people

BAGHDAD (AP) - A group of suicide bombers launched a brazen assault on a police station north of Baghdad, killing eight policemen, the deadliest in a string of attacks across Iraq that left at least 47 people dead on Monday, official said.

December 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


EU, Russia relations strained over eastern Europe

BRUSSELS (AP) - Russia's foreign minister has sidestepped EU criticism that his country's relationship with the bloc has suffered over its alleged bullying of eastern European nations to keep them under Moscow's sphere of influence.

December 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA seeks tougher rules on antibacterial soaps

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks.

December 16, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Lawmakers say they won't abandon death penalty

DALLAS (AP) - A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Boy who stowed away on jet leaves Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5½-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well has left the state, an official said late Friday.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bond would be used to house low-income veterans

Proposition 41 on the June ballot asks California voters whether $600 million in existing veterans bonds should be redirected to build, renovate and acquire apartments and multifamily housing for low-income veterans.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


So. Cal. wildfire 67 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have made progress overnight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD officer killed in hit-and-run car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police officer has been killed in a hit-and-run crash with an SUV.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Canyon baseball sweeps Golden Valley

The Canyon Cowboys baseball team has endured its fair share of struggles this season, but it wasn't about to hand Golden Valley its first league win of the season on Friday afternoon at Canyon High School.

May 02, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Hart shortstop Nick Valiaka hits a walk-off home run

Hart Indians shortstop Nick Valaika redeemed himself in a big way in the series finale against West Ranch.

May 02, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Garden tour

Paul and Barbara Condon tend to the succulent plants hanging in pots in a portion of their vertical garden complete with fountain and irrigation system, extending the length of 30-foot stucco wall at the back of the home in Newhall, thus making creative use of limited space for planting with difficult lighting which extends to a 10X30 foot, common area along a walkway leading to their back patio. Their garden is one of nine gardens available for viewing on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. as part of the Memorial Garden Tour to benefit the Cole William Larsen ...

May 02, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Author visits SCV shopping center

Author Gregory Orfalea will be discussing his book "Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra's Dream and the Founding of California" on Saturday, May 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita officials stick with Monday deadline for billboard referendum petitions

After some uncertainty Friday, Santa Clarita city officials announced the billboard referendum petition must be turned in to the Santa Clarita City Clerk by 5:30 p.m. Monday.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Misplaced loyalties: The dangers of caring too much about work

If time is a measure of love, work has to be at the top of the list. But should it?

May 02, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


'Frozen' songwriters say there is no 'God' ban at Disney

According to Business Insider, "Frozen" songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez say there's no such thing as a Disney-imposed ban on the use of religious expressions like the word "God."

May 02, 2014 | By Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Bank of Santa Clarita posts positive Q1 results

The Bank of Santa Clarita's net earnings for the first quarter of 2014 were $248,000, representing a growth of 6 percent over the amount netted in the same period of 2013, the bank reported this week.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


The demise of marriage and how to avoid it

Marriage is one of those remarkable institutions that a vast number of people want to be a part of at some time in their life. The majority of people who marry don't begin their marriage thinking of its demise, yet divorce is all too common.

May 02, 2014 | By Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Hot Topics


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