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Beware misuse of the word “period”

Charlie Vignola opens his column Dec. 3 by writing: "Simply put, what I believe shouldn't affect you, and what you believe shouldn't affect me - period" ("Slippery slope for U.S.").

December 11, 2013 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


One chance to do it right

Build it once. Build it right.

December 11, 2013 | By Dan Masnada | Columnists


Dark ages

Regarding Gary Curtis's Dec. 6 letter to the editor, "Consequences of abortion": Words almost fail me, Mr. Curtis.

December 11, 2013 | Sue Adamick Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The uncle problem

I have a couple of uncles I would rather forget, but I will admit they exist and I have met them.

December 11, 2013 | By Jeff Wilson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Stay Green tops honors

Stay Green Inc. Landscaping company brought home four 2013 awards from the California Landscape Contractors Association.

December 11, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Lennar wins verdict

Homebuilder Lennar Corporation was awarded $1 billion in damages against California developer Nicolas Marsch III and his company, Briarwood Capital LLC, a Lennar spokesperson said.

December 11, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Kings pound Canadiens 6-0

MONTREAL (AP) - Rookie Martin Jones is already making Los Angeles Kings' history.

December 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Bryant scores 20 in Lakers loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Goran Dragic scored 31 points and the Phoenix Suns beat the Lakers 114-108 Tuesday night, keeping Los Angeles winless with Kobe Bryant back in the lineup.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Negotiators reach U.S. budget pact

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Backcountry skier survives avalanche

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An avalanche that was caught on video dragged a backcountry skier into a Utah ravine and buried her in snow, but the woman survived because she deployed a special air bag and other skiers were able to quickly dig her out, witnesses said Tuesday.

December 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 6 missing people found alive in northern Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two adults and four children who were stranded in sub-zero temperatures in a Nevada mountain range for nearly 48 hours were found alive and well on Tuesday by search crews, authorities said.

December 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kaiser warns missing info on 49,0000 patients

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Kaiser Permanente has warned 49,000 patients that a computer flash drive containing some of their private details has gone missing from the Anaheim Medical Center.

December 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


GM names Mary Barra CEO, 1st woman to head car co.

DETROIT (AP) - Mary Barra has spent the past three years as General Motors' product chief, making cars that drive better, last longer and look good in showrooms.

December 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: $24.7B water plan would impact SCV, local official says

California water officials have released a draft of a $24.7 billion plan to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, in part by building two 30-mile underground tunnels to ensure stable water delivery to millions of Californians.

December 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


St. Nicks learn tricks of trade at Santa School

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Where does Santa Claus learn to chortle "Ho, ho, ho!" and listen to the wishes of children all over the world?

December 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Economists back increased US oil and gas exports

NEW YORK (AP) - Whether to allow more exports of U.S. oil and natural gas has become a matter of political debate in Washington. But to economists, the answer is clear: The nation would benefit.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Latest weather wallop: Florida, Alabama flooding

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In the latest blow from a dayslong chain of severe weather across the South and Midwest, the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast were hit with widespread flooding early Wednesday, with people stranded in cars and homes waiting for rescuers to find a way around impassable roads and others abandoning vehicles to walk to safety.

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


Shooter wounds 6 at Ga. FedEx station

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A shooter described as being armed with an assault rifle and having bullets strapped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx station outside Atlanta, wounding at least six people before police found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hot, dry weather ahead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last days of April will feel like August in Southern California.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google: Driverless cars are mastering city streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists - a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tornado death toll rises to 30

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Craig Ferguson announces late-night retirement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A few weeks after David Letterman announced he'd be retiring from the CBS late-night television lineup, Craig Ferguson did the same.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


AP survey: China's lending bubble a global threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just as the global economy has all but recovered from debt-fueled crises in the United States and Europe, economists have a new worry: China. They see a lending bubble there that threatens global growth unless Beijing defuses it.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Knight: VA medical centers need oversight

When veterans return home, their fighting days should be over. They put their lives on the line for their country and fought the good fight.

April 29, 2014 | By Steve Knight Commentary | Columnists


Holly Schroeder: Importance of foreign relations

We live in a global world with a global economy. Never did that concept become so clear to me than on the Trade and Investment Mission to China led by Supervisor Antonovich earlier this month.

April 29, 2014 | By Holly Schroeder Commentary | Columnists


Kings win to force a Game 7

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams forced the tiebreaking goal underneath Alex Stalock with 8:04 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Monday night, rallying all the way back from an 0-3 series deficit to force a decisive Game 7.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Victoria Kirshner is a Cardinal for good

It's not entirely uncommon for a club swimmer to see their high school team as something secondary; a break from the grind of a club season, but ultimately just that - a break.

April 28, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


10th annual SCV Mayors Prayer Breakfast scheduled Thursday

The 10th annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayors Prayer Breakfast is scheduled Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel, with Christian comedian Brad Stine as the featured speaker.

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


UPDATE: Congressional candidate Lee Rogers sues Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Simi Valley podiatrist Lee Rogers, a candidate in this year's race to represent California's 25th Congressional District, is suing the hospital that contracted his services, claiming a doctor there bad-mouthed him, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by The Signal.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sea World orca trainers begin using safety vests

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Trainers at Sea World's marine parks began wearing inflatable safety vests Monday whenever they work near killer whales, yet another safety measure implemented after the 2010 death of a trainer who was dragged into a pool by an orca.

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


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