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1 arrested for DUI at checkpoint

SANTA CLARITA - The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station conducted a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on August 30, 2013 from 1800 to 0200 hours as part of the city of Santa Clarita's commitment to traffic safety. This checkpoint was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in Santa Clarita. The location of Friday's checkpoint was on Newhall Ranch Road and Grandview Drive.

August 31, 2013 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Grave excavation to begin at former reform school

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) - University of South Florida researchers will begin exhuming dozens of graves Saturday at a former reform school in hopes of identifying the buried boys and learning how they died.

August 31, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Puig, Gonzalez lead Dodgers to win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yasiel Puig had four hits and two stolen bases after getting benched in his previous game, and Adrian Gonzalez hit a pair of two-run homers to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 9-2 on Friday night.

August 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Dodgers/Angels


Saugus football takes step forward

CALABASAS - In the first half, the Saugus Centurion football team looked like the inexperienced group from 2012.

August 30, 2013 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


West Ranch football opens with a bang

A lot has been made of first-year head coach Jan Miller and the culture change at West Ranch and, at least for the moment, the Miller era seems to be off to a fast start.

August 30, 2013 | By Alex Nieves For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Will U.S. strike Syria?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Edging toward a punitive strike against Syria, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing "limited and narrow" action as the administration bluntly accused Bashar Assad's government of launching a chemical weapons attack that killed at least 1,429 people - far more than previous estimates - including more than 400 children.

August 30, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Learning where energy comes from

Santa Clarita Elementary School Students hold up cards with pictures and names of food products such as tofu, plants such as oak trees, and man-made objects such as cars, as part of the Solar Science assembly at the school on Friday. The assembly, entitled "Where Does the Energy Come From," explained using cards and students lined up in a circle to show how the Sun's energy moves in an energy chain from plants to animals and finally down to humans and man-made products.

August 30, 2013 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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 a truck lane on southbound I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14).

August 30, 2013 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project Vista Del Lago Road to Kern County Line

SPECIAL CLOSURE NOTES

August 30, 2013 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Reserve officer shoots at hot prowl burglar in Canyon Country home

SANTA CLARITA - Santa Clarita Valley detectives were investigating a shooting Friday that involved an off-duty Baldwin Park reserve police officer and a hot-prowl burglar, a spokesman said.

August 30, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Another rabid bat found in the Santa Clarita Valley

The ninth rabid bat in the Santa Clarita Valley was found this week, meaning local discoveries now account for more than one-third of all rabid bats found in Los Angeles County.

August 30, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


2-tone lobster, orange and brown, shown in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine has seen its share of blue lobsters, orange lobsters, albino lobsters and calico lobsters. But one on display at a Portland research facility has all of those turning green with envy.

August 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Major quake recorded in Alaska's Aleutian Islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Alaska's Aleutian Islands with a jet-like rumble Friday that shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover.

August 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


More storms on way

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Meteorologists say you can expect to sweat this weekend, with occasional thunderstorms and a break in the humidity just in time for Labor Day.

August 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Oldest person born in Mexico dies in Calif. at 114

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The oldest person born in Mexico, who also was California's oldest resident, has died in a hospice in Chula Vista, just 17 days after celebrating her 114th birthday.

August 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Helen Mirren earns Harvard's Hasty Pudding award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren said that given her love of pudding of all kinds, she's thrilled to be named woman of the year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope defrocks 400 priests in 2 years

VATICAN CITY (AP) - A document obtained by The Associated Press shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for molesting children.

January 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California's newest city votes to start disbanding

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - California's youngest city has moved closer to disbanding over financial troubles after the state shifted crucial revenue away from municipal coffers.

January 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita WorkSource Center to host two recruitment events

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center will host two recruitment events in January to seek qualified professionals for immediate employment in the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 17, 2014 | Source: city of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


NJ's pigskin-picking camel dies before Super Bowl

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's pigskin-prognosticating camel has died just weeks before the state is set to host its first Super Bowl.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia Zone 5 alert: Burglaries reported

Zone 5-Valencia had fourteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included a battery on a person, residential/vehicle burglaries and shoplifting from local businesses.

January 17, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Explosion hits Bangkok protesters, wounding dozens

BANGKOK (AP) - Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country's political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Saugus Zone 4 Crime Report: assault nvestigated

Good morning Saugus. We had a rise in reported Part-1 crimes over the past week. There was an assault from the 27100 block of Garza Drive on January 8th. After being involved in an argument the victim's wife assaulted him. Deputies responded and arrested the wife without incident.

January 17, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday - even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French president visits hospitalized first lady

PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was having an affair with an actress.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews chase flareups in wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - Firefighters were chasing early-morning flare-ups Friday in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Affordable Care Act: A success story

I am one of those folks who signed up for the Affordable Care Act. It was my first time on the open health care market, since I always had health care provided from employment, either mine or my spouse's.

January 17, 2014 | By Nanette A. Meister Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Did burglaries really rise?

Regarding The Signal's Jan. 6 front-page article, "Burglaries on the rise in SCV this past year," I would like to point out that all is not necessarily as it appears.

January 17, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


USA can fall due to greed

I honestly don't believe that Democrats and Republicans will ever sit down and compromise on anything. The simple act of governing for all of the people seems to be impossible.

January 17, 2014 | By Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


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