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Review: 'Astro Boy'

"Astro Boy" is yet another animated comedy in which the hero, who is about the same age as his target audience, is smarter, braver and stronger than the adults in his world. Toby is also a quick learner; after he dies in an accident, he's reborn inside a robot that looks just like him and retains all of his memories. His father, in fact, treats him just like the original Toby. But "Toby is dead!" my inner logician insisted. Here's a good question: Does Astro Boy with Toby's memory wonder why he is a robot and can ...

October 23, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Amelia'

I am drawn to every news story about the attempts, which still continue, to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance on July 2, 1937. It's pretty clear she ditched at sea, but you just never know. Those clues found on a Pacific atoll are tantalizing. It is not her disappearance but her life that fascinates me.

October 23, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Alan Grayson a hero

Finally someone in Congress is telling it like it is. The party of "No!" has not one relevant idea regarding health care fixes.

October 23, 2009 | By Mark Van Leeuwen Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Bill Kennedy: Development or dependency?

"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime."

October 23, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Bob Kellar: Drive-through flu shot clinic provides inoculation and training

Flu shots are an important preventative measure toward providing vital and potentially life-saving protection against illness. In light of current events, including a rise in the number of flu virus cases, this fall is perhaps one of the most important times to take advantage of the protection flu shots can provide.

October 23, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Obama is a healer

President Barack Obama recognizes the responsibility ensuing to the Office of the President of the United States. As he continues to do what is right for all, he undoubtedly will make some people angry. I have exorbitant respect for anyone who will step up and do what is right, even in the wake of adversity.

October 23, 2009 | By Sherryan’ Lima Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Oct. 23, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

October 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Here’s an ‘American’ idea for you

In his letter to the editor ("Symptoms of failed health care," Oct. 3) Dr. Gene Dorio decries insurance companies for "standing between doctors and patients."

October 23, 2009 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Robert Mansour: Lessons we can learn from Michael Jackson

For a fellow that many considered quite strange, Michael Jackson really got some things right when it came to planning for his estate.

October 23, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, Oct. 17-23, 2009: This week through our eyes

October 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Flu shots at COC drive-thru Oct. 30

The city of Santa Clarita, the L.A. Department of Public Health and College of the Canyons along with the L.A. County Sheriff and Fire Departments, will conduct a drive-through flu shot clinic on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009.

October 22, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Businesses honored for hiring those with disabilities

Eleven local businesses have been singled out for special recognition by the SCV Mayor's Committee for Employment of Individuals with Disabilities.

October 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Torres endorsed by Antonovich

Victor Torres, one of five candidates in the race for three open seats on the Castaic Union School District board election, has been endorsed by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich in the Nov. 3 election.

October 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Strickland receives endorsements

Paul Strickland, the only incumbent in the William S. Hart Union High School District board election Nov. 3, has been endorsed by Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, Senator Tony Strickland, Senator George Runner, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth and Assemblywoman Audra Strickland.

October 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kids hit by car

A car hit a teenager and young child crossing the street near Live Oak Elementary School in Castaic on Wednesday, leaving the children with minor injuries, authorities said.

October 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Report of man annoying students near Hart High

Parents and students were warned of a man annoying students near Hart High School today, a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District said.

June 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Copper thefts reported

Local sheriff's detectives are investigating their second case of grand theft involving copper in less than two weeks after $2,000 worth of copper wiring was stolen from a construction site in Castaic this week.

June 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Signal AP


Why would gay ally Jonah Hill let fly with a slur?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonah Hill is winning points for what appears to be a sincere apology for hurling a gay slur at a paparazzo he says was harassing him.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Francisco buses run again, sick claims eyed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cable cars, light- rail trains and buses were running again on Thursday as transit officials in san Francisco sought confirmation from drivers involved in a three-day sickout that they were actually dealing with health issues.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


COC students to take part in pinning ceremony

Seven students from College of the Canyon's medical lab technician program will take part in a pinning ceremony tonight.

June 05, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Few certainties in calculating Triple Crown value

NEW YORK (AP) â€" California Chrome's bid for the Triple Crown on Saturday is likely to boost TV ratings and, if he wins, create a star for a sport that could badly use one.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Samuel Dixon announces new CEO

The Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers announced today that Philip Solomon is taking over as the new chief executive officer of the organization. Solomon has served as Samuel Dixon's chief operating officer for the past two years and has a long history working for non-profits.

June 05, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) - Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, June 5, 2014

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June 05, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Families in a frenzy over Disney's 'Frozen'

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - For the Calder family, the "Frozen" frenzy began when the Disney movie came out in late 2013 and they took their 7-year-old daughter Caroline to see it in the theater.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Marine Corps to help families displaced by crash

IMPERIAL, Calif. (AP) - A Marine Corps official says the military is working on a plan to help three displaced families whose homes were damaged when one of its jets slammed into a neighborhood in the small Southern California desert city of Imperial.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Newhall Zone 6: thefts probed

A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.

June 05, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


GM: Incompetence, negligence led to delayed recall

WARREN, Mich. (AP) - General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect, not a larger conspiracy or cover-up, is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hunt on for Canadian suspected in police killings

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A man suspected of killing three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers was spotted three times Thursday but has so far eluded a massive manhunt in the normally tranquil east coast city of Moncton, police said.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens of new flora, fauna species in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it emerged from a half-century of military rule and isolation.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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