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South Africa names speakers for Mandela ceremony

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa says United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among world leaders speaking at a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

December 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Inmates learn tech sector from Silicon Valley pros

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) - The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled "prisoner" and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating matters, participants in this growing Silicon Valley startup incubator are barred from the Internet.

December 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Commanding others via government

By analogy with the gay marriage issue, who cares if someone who's never been to Paris wants to privately call themselves a "Parisian"?

December 09, 2013 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Sending letters to Santa

I don't know why it happens every year. Our offices here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy get inundated with letters addressed to Saint Nicholas. We forward as many as we can to the Jolly Old Elf but a few we keep behind to share with you. Enjoy.

December 09, 2013 | By Steve Lunetta Right here right now | Columnists


Mandela’s legacy

Nelson Mandela, 95, gave up a third of his lifespan so that South Africans could live in racial harmony.

December 09, 2013 | Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The sweet taste of victory

Visitors to the Valencia Library last weekend were greeted with a sweet surprise: icing-topped and candy-cane-lined gingerbread houses on display for what organizers hope will become a yearly Gingerbread House Contest.

December 09, 2013 | By Natalee Ayala For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Metrolink budget cuts derail Toy Express

The annual Metrolink Holiday Toy Express has been stopped in its tracks because of budget cuts.

December 09, 2013 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Republicans go after the poor

I read that Supervisor Antonovich is again raising concerns about welfare fraud in L.A. County. This is typical of Republicans to go after the poor and by implication "them" - brown- and black-skinned people.

December 09, 2013 | Carole Lutness Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Mustangs' volleyball sees season end

Last week, the Lady Mustangs volleyball team posted an impressive postseason run at the NAIA Volleyball National Championship tournament, while men's and women's basketball raised their season records with road victories.

December 08, 2013 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Lakers lose in Kobe's return

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly eight months after Kobe Bryant limped off the Lakers' home court with a torn Achilles tendon and a career in doubt, he struggled to keep his composure when he finally stepped back onto the same hardwood.

December 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Bruins soccer goes the distance

CARY, N.C. (AP) - Kodi Lavrusky gave UCLA its first NCAA women's soccer title Sunday, scoring in the 97th minute to lift the Bruins past Florida State 1-0 in overtime in cold and rainy conditions.

December 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Vereen comes up big in dramatic win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback.

December 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ukraine sees largest anti-govt protest since 2004

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians rallied Sunday in Kiev, denouncing President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to turn away from Europe and move toward Russia. It was the country's biggest protest since its pro-democracy Orange Revolution in 2004.

December 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Friend: Mandela not on life support in final hours

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela wasn't on life support and had many family members and doctors close by in his final hours, a family friend who was at his bedside said Sunday.

December 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Paul Walker, Roger Rodas memorial to cause road closures

Santa Clarita city officials are urging residents to stay away from the Rye Canyon Business Park Sunday, where potentially thousands of car enthusiasts are expected for a memorial event for actor Paul Walker and local businessman Roger Rodas.

December 08, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Justices wary of unlimited cellphone searches

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed wary Tuesday of allowing police unbridled freedom to search through cellphones of people they arrest, taking on a new issue of privacy in the face of rapidly changing technology.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Netflix pays Verizon for better Internet access

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix will pay Verizon Communications to help clear up some of the congestion that has been bogging down its Internet video service.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Janice France-Pettit:Use your tax refund wisely

If you are one of the millions of Americans receiving a refund this year, following are several ways to put your refund to work.

April 30, 2014 | By Janice France-Pettit Union Bank | Business Columns


Anne Marie Whalley: The world can be a beautiful place

The world as we see it in our own eyes can be stressful, enigmatic, or blessed. Mine is a wonderful place to be.

April 30, 2014 | By Anne Marie Whalley SCV Voices | Columnists


Gary Horton: American medicine has become a joke

Let me let you in on a joke I recently experienced.

April 30, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Jordan, Paul lead LA over Warriors

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hours after owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to an energized Staples Center and beat the Golden State Warriors 113-103 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

April 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


On the Beat Swim: Calm before the storm

This will probably be a long week for Foothill League swimmers, as they look ahead to next week's Foothill League prelims and finals where, quite literally, anything might happen.

April 29, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


SCCS baseball beats SCV rival Trinity

Time off can give players a chance to recuperate.

April 29, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Foothill softball roundup: West Ranch the team to beat

The Valencia Vikings might have been overlooked heading into the Foothill League season, but the two-time defending champion West Ranch Wildcats weren't going to do any overlooking of their own on Tuesday afternoon at West Ranch High School.

April 29, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Paraplegic man proves 'anything is possible'

While in his mid-20s, Dustin Shillcox learned that he would never walk again.

April 29, 2014 | By Whitney Evans Deseret News | Hot Topics


Cult of prosperity: Helping kids cope with the realities of privilege

Living the fabulous life may be hard-earned spoils for you, but it can leave your children disillusioned and distant from their middle- and lower-class peers. Living privileged puts your kids in an unusually advantageous place in life. But what are the possible pitfalls of giving your kids everything you didn't have; and a lot of what many will never have?

April 29, 2014 | By Georgia Lee FamilyShare | Hot Topics


SCV petition conflict escalates

Attorneys for outdoor advertising interests sponsoring the Santa Clarita billboard petition drive have filed a cease-and-desist demand against the company they accuse of blocking signature gathering.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money and Jim Holt Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Company offers 4 tips for managing telecommuters

It turns out the work-from-home engineer really isn't a myth.

April 29, 2014 | By Greg Katz Deseret News | Hot Topics


America's middle class no longer world's richest

The American middle class has been the wealthiest in the world for a long time, but no longer.

April 29, 2014 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Let it go: Creating new family traditions to end clutter

It keeps coming into homes with the full backing of traditions, holidays, celebrations, rituals and even the search for happiness. Millions of marketing dollars encourage it. The economy depends on it. Kids demand it.

April 29, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


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