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Pope names 19 new cardinals, focusing on the poor

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis named his first batch of cardinals on Sunday, choosing 19 men from Asia, Africa, Latin America and elsewhere, including the developing nations of Haiti and Burkina Faso, in line with his belief that the church must pay more attention to the poor.

January 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Proposed Medicare drug change stirs access worries

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a move that some fear could compromise care for Medicare recipients, the Obama administration is proposing to remove special protections that guarantee seniors access to a wide selection of three types of drugs.

January 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Air Force drug probe grows to 10 officers

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Air Force investigation into alleged drug use in the ranks has expanded to include 10 officers at six bases in the U.S. and Britain.

January 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Terry McAuliffe takes oath as Va.'s 72nd governor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman and rainmaker for Bill and Hillary Clinton, was sworn in as Virginia's 72nd governor on a mild and rainy Saturday.

January 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tom Campbell: Looking ahead for CLWA

While sunny weather over the holidays may have provided "chamber of commerce" conditions that are the envy of other parts of the country, it was also a continuation of a pattern that makes life challenging for water professionals throughout California. It was dry.

January 12, 2014 | By Tom Campbell Commentary | Columnists


Get the facts straight

I am writing in response to Susan Stamper Brown's commentary on Dec. 19 ("Climate change rules coming"), in which she bemoans the fate of the United States as we attempt to make some kind of dent on the production of greenhouse gases.

January 12, 2014 | By Robert McBroom Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth

Well, once again the "Sage of Saugus" has managed to hit his head on the nail.

January 12, 2014 | By Gary Morrison Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Prince of Peace grand opening a hit

Prince of Peace Lutheran church celebrated their Grand Opening Sunday Dec. 15 with tremendous fanfare.

January 12, 2014 | By Jason Abrahamson Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Ken Keller: Should your business detoxify?

If you haven't noticed, the airways are filled with advertisements to join a gym to get into shape or to start a diet.

January 12, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


David Hegg: Express your expectations at the right time

I do a fair amount of marriage counseling and more often than not, the trouble couples face materialize down the road, far from their initial cause. Something happens that doesn't sit well, feelings are hurt, hurts aren't discussed, bitterness forms, and the acid of bitterness grows as more disappointments are intentionally gathered and stored.

January 12, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Firefighters save the day for anxious student

Sean had just delivered four big bags of toys for the annual Spark of Hope toy drive put on by Los Angeles County to benefit those in our community who might otherwise not be able to afford gifts for their children.

January 12, 2014 | By Patrick Coskran Valencia Communtiy Contributor | COMMUNITY


Flight Line Products takes off

In expansion mode, Flight Line Products of Santa Clarita has leased a 58,000 square foot industrial building on North Avenue Williams in Valencia, and joined Utah-based Wencor Group LLC.

January 12, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


READER FEEDBACK: Ralphs to close 1 Castaic grocery store

One of The Signal's top-trending stories this week was about the Ralphs supermarket closing March 7 in Castaic near Lake Hughes Road.

January 12, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Embracing the seniors in our community is a gift

While in elementary school and all through junior college I was very unsure what I wanted to "do" when I grew up.

January 12, 2014 | By Stephanie Sauer Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Black rhino hunting permit auctioned for $350,000

DALLAS (AP) - A permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino sold for $350,000 at a Dallas auction held to raise money for conservation efforts but criticized by wildlife advocates.

January 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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SCV Covered California public meeting set for Saturday

Representatives from Covered California, the Affordable Care Act and AARP will be present at a public meeting Saturday in the Santa Clarita Valley to help answer questions about enrolling in health care.

January 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Maintaining your marriage after kids

My son is the light of my life. I never believed in love at first sight until the nurse laid him in my arms just minutes after he was born. Appropriately enough, it was Valentine's Day. But having a child also has its attendant challenges, especially when it comes to maintaining a romantic relationship with my husband.

January 14, 2014 | By Katie Nielsen FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Award-winning filmmaker to head School of Film/Video at CalArts

Valencia, CA (January 15, 2014) -Steven Lavine, President of California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), is pleased to announce that award-winning film and video maker Leighton Pierce will be Dean of the School of Film/Video as of July 1. Pierce will succeed current Dean Steve Anker who has held the post since 2004. Dean Anker is stepping down to pursue new projects and will continue teaching as a full-time faculty member.

January 14, 2014 | Source: California Institute of the Arts | Santa Clarita Valley News


Letter from deceased 12-year-old inspires parents, others

The letter a 12-year-old girl intended only for herself gained national recognition when her parents found it in her belongings and shared its inspiring message online.

January 14, 2014 | By Alison Moore Deseret News | Faith / Religion


Santa Clarita woman killed in 405 Freeway collision

A 50-year-old Santa Clarita woman was killed on the 405 Freeway when the motorcycle on which she was riding slammed into a disabled BMW and she was thrown into traffic lanes.

January 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Explaining the gay marriage debate to children

Gay marriage and the issues and impact surrounding it are all over the news. This is a heated topic, and the chances of your children asking you about it are very high. Don't put off studying the issues. Now is the time to find the best way to explain this to your child in age-appropriate terms they can understand.

January 14, 2014 | By Becky Rickman Deseret News Service | Hot Topics


How tunnels are built, used along US-Mexico border

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - As border security has tightened, drug cartels have turned to tunneling beneath the ground to avoid detection.

January 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California home prices hit 70-month high

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A research firm says Southern California home prices reached a 70-month high in December as buyers competed for scant inventories.

January 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Detectives search Bieber home in vandalism case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department searched Justin Bieber's home for evidence in an egg-tossing vandalism case involving the pop star.

January 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Correction: Today's SCV Sports Schedule

Here is the correct schedule for today in sports in the Santa Clarita Valley. Today marks the first day of Foothill League play for soccer and basketball.

January 14, 2014 | Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


Dozens of trade-offs in $1.1 trillion budget bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A massive $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through October and finally put to rest the bitter budget battles of last year is getting generally positive reviews from House Republicans eager to avoid another shutdown crisis with elections looming in 10 months.

January 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


15 hospitalized after bus collides with big rig in Tulare

TULARE, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says 15 people have been hospitalized with minor injuries after a bus rear-ended a big rig on a Central Valley freeway.

January 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens arrested in Nigeria for being gay

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Police, working off a list of 168 suspects purportedly obtained through torture, are arresting dozens of gay men in Nigeria's northern Bauchi state, human rights activists said Tuesday.

January 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man shot for texting in theater

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) - The 71-year-old retired police officer accused of shooting a man in a Florida movie theater is scheduled for his first appearance in court.

January 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Red flag warnings in effect

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Red flag warnings remain posted as dry and gusty Santa Ana winds continue to buffet much of Southern California.

January 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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