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Review: ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’

"Monsters vs. Aliens" is possibly the most commercial title of the year. How can you resist such a premise, especially if it's in 3-D animation?

March 27, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: ‘The Haunting in Connecticut’

"The Haunting in Connecticut" isn't based on just any old true story. No, it's based on "THE true story."

March 27, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Bill Kennedy: An insider's view of capital dysfunction

Last month, I presented my view that our legislature in Sacramento is dysfunctional on fiscal matters. One problem, among other reasons, is that our elected officials tend to vote on party lines rather than on the individual merits of any given budget issue.

March 27, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Bob Levine: Life's about making a difference

Today, I reach the mid-century point of my life. This offers a great time to take stock and look back to see what I have done in my life to make a difference.

March 27, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Dishonest newspapers

Decades ago when I was in college, a journalism professor once told me: "Newspapers are never more dishonest then when they are reporting on themselves or on other newspapers."

March 27, 2009 | By Richard Varenchik Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Crochet, not knit

I enjoyed reading the article in The Signal's Senior Living section yesterday (March 16) entitled "Knit together with love."

March 27, 2009 | By Sharon Devol Canyon Country | Columnists


The curious tale of Mr. Hart

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the fourth week of March, 1934, The Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

March 27, 2009 | By Russell Patrick | Local Columns


A racer with his hands full; Herta gets a sponsor

Rich DeLong III of Santa Clarita is going to be a busy driver at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale this year.

March 27, 2009 | By Tim Haddock First Gear | Sports Commentary


CalArts alum wins big at South by Southwest Film Fest

A Valencia man whose short film tells the story of two teenage boys growing up in Newhall won the prestigious Grand Jury Award at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

March 27, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free BBQ lunch in Castaic Saturday

Hasley Canyon Dental Group will host a free barbecue for the community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside its office at 29655 The Old Road in Castaic.

March 27, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Free photos with ‘Iron Man’ this weekend

Puzzle Zoo and Picture People are teaming up to give a special gift on Saturday and Sunday.

March 27, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Deputies discover another break-in at Fair Oaks

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies discovered another break-in and possible burglary in Fair Oaks Ranch Thursday afternoon while patrolling the neighborhood.

March 27, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Michael S. Little: Protect your business from lawsuits in tough times

The headlines are everywhere. Corporate layoffs and downsizing have become commonplace among companies of all sizes and in varying industries. From Lehman Brothers to Coca-Cola to Borders, companies are adjusting to the declining financial market by cutting jobs.

March 27, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Prop. 1A a threat to small business, job growth, economic recovery

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined the growing opposition to state ballot measure Proposition 1A.

"At a time when budget deficits and unemployment are hitting record highs, Proposition 1A only continues the State Legislature's and Governor's reckless and irresponsible tax increases which are threatening jobs, increasing the tax burden on California families and delaying our economic recovery," he said in a statement today.

March 26, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County, 5th District | SCV Raw


Children of illegal aliens cost county welfare $43 million in February

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Figures from the Department of Public Social Services show that children of illegal aliens in Los Angeles County collected over $21 million in welfare and over $21 million in food stamps in February 2009 -- an increase of $1 million from the previous month, announced Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

March 26, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 5th District | SCV Raw


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Storage War's Casualties?

"Are you here for the auction?" this from who I assume is the owner, or manager, of the storage establishment; the person behind the clipboard, keys, and information on which spaces were to be sold today.

May 04, 2014 | By Billy Whitaker Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Name your polls, letter writers

I would like to address briefly two letters to the editor that were published Sunday in The Signal.

May 04, 2014 | Chris Davis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


‘Rent’ provides chance to learn of silent killer

As the College of the Canyons Theatre Department performs "Rent" at the Performing Arts Center on May 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17, it puts the spotlight on Marfan syndrome, which is believed to have caused the death of "Rent" playwright Jonathan Larson at the age of 35.

May 04, 2014 | Suzanne I. Bowman Valencia | Letters to the Editor


David Hegg: Toward ethical friendship

Someone has rightly said that a true friend is one who walks in when everyone else is walking out. In most areas of life, tragedy and trial bring truth to the surface. Your true character is best seen in the worst of situations, when the façade falls away and you no longer can hide who you are. When it comes to friendships, hard times bring out the reality of the relationship.

May 04, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


On the Beat Softball: Season hinges on two games

The last week and a half has provided interesting insight into exactly what Saugus is capable of.

May 03, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Gaborik leads Kings to OT win vs Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Marian Gaborik scored with seven seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and then scored 12:07 into the extra period to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 win Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks in the opener of the first playoff series between the Southern California teams.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ken Keller: We should all be so lucky

This past week I watched Brian Tracy's video "Success is a Journey" a total of five times as I facilitated client orientations.

May 03, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of working stiff owners. A 77-year-old trainer with his first Kentucky Derby horse.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Signal takes home collection of CNPA awards

Signal Multimedia took home four awards, including top honors for enterprise reporting and feature photography, in an annual competition, the California Newspaper Publishers Association announced Saturday.

May 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


NBA to appoint CEO to supervise Clippers

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA says it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers' operations.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lawmakers say they won't abandon death penalty

DALLAS (AP) - A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Boy who stowed away on jet leaves Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5½-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well has left the state, an official said late Friday.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bond would be used to house low-income veterans

Proposition 41 on the June ballot asks California voters whether $600 million in existing veterans bonds should be redirected to build, renovate and acquire apartments and multifamily housing for low-income veterans.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


So. Cal. wildfire 67 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have made progress overnight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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