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Cut out junk food ads in schools, government says

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not just about what America's kids are getting in the lunch line.

February 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nearly 1,400 lifers in California's prisons have been released over the past three years in a sharp turnaround in a state where murderers and others sentenced to life with the possibility of parole almost never got out.

February 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Surgery, wigs, tape: Stars' red carpet secrets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The flawless looks about to be unveiled on the Oscars red carpet have been months in the making and require an army of experts.

February 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country East Crime Report Zone 8: deputies investigate thefts

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station

February 25, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Services set Saturday for Richard Sherwin ‘Gus’ Trueblood

Graveside services are scheduled Saturday for Richard Sherwin "Gus" Trueblood, a member of the Trueblood family who moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1938 and long owned The Signal.

February 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Are You and Your Vehicle Ready For Wet Weather Driving?

Are you ready for some rain? The winter storms headed towards LA County this week could be the wettest in almost two years according to the National Weather Service. One thing our deputies always hear, especially during wet weather is, "people in Southern California don't know how to drive in the rain." Regardless of how much rain is expected to fall this week, now is great time to prepare for the wet weather.

February 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year should the Afghan government refuse to sign a security agreement with the U.S, the White House said Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


AP Exclusive: Few Army women want combat jobs

FORT EUSTIS, Va. (AP) - Only a small fraction of Army women say they'd like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle, according to preliminary results from a survey of the service's nearly 170,000 women.

February 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Congress skeptical about plan to shrink military

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's push for a smaller, nimbler military must now face the scrutiny of a Congress that has spent years battling the Pentagon's vision for a new security strategy.

February 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even the scoreboards in high school gyms eventually will have to promote good health.

February 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Uganda tabloid prints list of 'top' homosexuals

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country's "200 top" homosexuals, outing some Ugandans who previously had not identified themselves as gay one day after the president enacted a harsh anti-gay law.

February 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California officers killed in crash remembered

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Two California Highway Patrol officers who died while responding to a crash earlier this month were remembered Monday as men dedicated to their families, friends and those they served.

February 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Fake gun in Newhall leads to real gunpoint detainment

Four people filming a scene with a fake gun outside a Newhall office building got a big surprise Monday night when SCV deputies drew real guns and detained them in connection with an alleged armed robbery, an official from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

February 25, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teacher character above all else

Not to worry, Johnny. Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.

February 25, 2014 | Bernard A. Galipeau Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Let’s remove blight, not just relocate it

In response to Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar's Feb. 23 column published in The Signal: Removing the billboards within the city boundaries is a worthy priority for our city and a certainly a complicated endeavor.

February 25, 2014 | Brian Springer Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


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Streep, Bullock, Tomlin, Diaz celebrate Jane Fonda

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The American Film Institute's celebration of Jane Fonda was like a who's who of Hollywood women.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Help! My car's engine cut off: Here's what to do

WASHINGTON (AP) - The faulty General Motors ignition switches blamed for dozens of crashes, some fatal, aren't the only reason a moving car can suddenly stall. It happened to Bill Van Tassel a couple of weeks ago, as he was steering his Mazda Miata around a turn on an Interstate onramp.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US employers add 217K jobs; rate stays at 6.3 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas GOP advances 'therapy' for gays

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Gay Republicans in Texas said Friday they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative therapy" over worries that even tougher anti-gay language could be added to the party platform.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


7 ideas to turn an acquaintance into a friend

You are at the ball field watching your son's baseball game. You cheer him on as he rounds home plate. The crowd cheers. You look around as everyone rises to their feet and even though the stands are full, you feel alone.

June 06, 2014 | Nicole Carpenter Deseret News | Hot Topics


Prediction: who will and should win at the Tonys

NEW YORK (AP) - It's been a year on Broadway so unpredictable that the only thing for certain at the Tony Awards on Sunday is that Hugh Jackman will be the host. There have been no clear juggernauts - although some wonderful performances - and critics have largely bemoaned the lack of strong new good musicals and plays. In fact, the best revival categories this year easily overshadow anything new.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia, Zone 5, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


California Legacy License Plates will be pressed

Sacramento, CA – In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 1658 and created the California Legacy License Plate Program, he wanted to do something nice for those who preserve California's classic-car heritage.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Mike Gatto's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


L.A. police chief knows drones are hot button issue

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says he's aware of the controversy over drones and he'll talk to privacy and civil rights groups before deciding whether to use a pair of radio-controlled aerial surveillance craft transferred from the Seattle Police Department.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


DUI checkpoint planned in SCV tonight

On Friday, June 6th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

June 06, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


VA head says 18 vets left off wait list have died

PHOENIX (AP) - In a new revelation in the growing Veterans Affairs' scandal, the organization's acting head says that an additional 18 veterans whose names were kept off an official electronic VA appointment list have died.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


World remembers D-Day 70 years later

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) - Gone are the screaming shells, seasick soldiers and bloodied waters of 1944. On Friday, a sun-splattered Normandy celebrated peace, with silent salutes, tears and international friendship marking 70 years since the D-Day invasion helped change the course of World War II and modern history.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Deputy was wounded by partner

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) - A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy wounded during a confrontation with a cyclist was a victim of friendly fire.

June 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nancy Reagan commemorates husband's death

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Nancy Reagan has visited the California grave of her husband, President Ronald Reagan, on the 10th anniversary of his death.

June 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spurs beat Miami in the heat, take 1-0 series lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs handled the Heat, and the heat, during a sweltering start to the NBA Finals.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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