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Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.

December 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


World leaders bow, pray at Nelson Mandela's casket

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - World leaders and thousands of South Africans on Wednesday filed past the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as the country's first black president.

December 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NTSB: Asiana captain worried about visual landing

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic landing aids were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.

December 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gun control groups still hopeful despite inaction

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Despite a year of setbacks, the parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre insist they won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence.

December 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bipartisan negotiators reach modest 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 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Suit: Marine's body sent home to Pa. without heart

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart - and that the Department of Defense later gave them somebody else's heart in its place.

December 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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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


'Meet and greet' with artists scheduled Tuesday

The city of Santa Clarita invites local artists to explore the world of public art from a business perspective with a free Panel Discussion on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street. No RSVP is required to attend.

May 02, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


California may remove ‘man and woman’ state law

A bill that would strike the traditional definition of marriage from California law was approved by the state Senate this week after the U.S. and state supreme courts allowed same-sex unions to resume last year.

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


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 2, 2014

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May 02, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Jack Bauer's back to save the day in '24' revival

NEW YORK (AP) - Jack's back.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Is Twitter dying?

Has Twitter taken its last 140 character-long breath?

May 02, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


U.S. gains 288k jobs, most in 2 years; rate 6.3 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years, the strongest evidence to date that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita hosts community bike ride

Celebrate Bike Safety Month this May with the City of Santa Clarita's FREE Hit the Trail community bike ride, presented by Total Financial Solutions, on Saturday, May 10. The family-friendly ride and rally will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Bridgeport Park.

May 02, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


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