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Review: 'The Bounty Hunter'

I'm on the brink of declaring a new entry for Ebert's Little Movie Glossary: No comedy not titled "Caddyshack" has ever created a funny joke involving a golf cart. The only thing preventing me is that I can't remember if "Caddyshack" had golf cart jokes. In any event, if there is a golf cart, it will sooner or later drive into a water hazard. The funny angle here is that the filmmakers went to all that trouble because they trusted the audience to laugh.

March 19, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'The Runaways'

"The Runaways," chronicling the rise and fall of Joan Jett's first band, easily could have degenerated into a movie-length music video, with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning merely glam-rock poseurs.

March 19, 2010 | David Germain AP Movie Writer | Movies


Tammy Messina: Homework makes for a better America

There are many issues to be addressed in our nation today, including energy, economy and health care. And with each one, there is a broad spectrum of ideologies suggested to resolve the issue. To say that these ideological differences cause plenty of controversy would be a gross understatement.

March 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


The importance of beauty in everyday life

Not long ago, two interesting studies showed the power of beauty to influence human experience. Two researchers in Japan (Kurosu and Kashimura) did a study to test the correlation between aesthetics - how pretty or nice something looks - and how people rate the usability of the object.

March 19, 2010 | By Karen Maleck-Whiteley | Healthy Living


Free colorectal cancer screening kits at hospital

Last year, almost 50,000 deaths in the United States were attributed to colon cancer; but despite medical experts' recommendations, many people choose to avoid a quick, relatively painless lifesaving test for the dreaded disease.

March 19, 2010 | For The Signal | Healthy Living


Why I support Boydston

I read last Sunday's editorial ("All things considered, we recommend...," March 14) with amazement. It's not that The Signal editorial board recommended no changes for all three seats on the City Council, it's that the editorial board doesn't seem to understand how our City Hall actually works.

March 19, 2010 | Tom Pedersen Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Rachel Cosgrove: Obese, without being overweight

Obsessed with what the scale says? Discouraged that it hasn't budged?

March 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


Kale K. Heiman: When is spouse's gift not a gift?

If I purchase a "gift" for myself with funds from my spouse's separate bank account, and later the marriage sours, does my spouse have a right to be reimbursed for his or her generosity?

March 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Thank you, Santa Clarita

On March 13, with heavy heart I had the privilege and honor of attending the funeral of my stepchildren's longtime friend and local hero, Sgt. Ian Gelig.

March 19, 2010 | Christopher Mesaros Los Angeles | Letters to the Editor


Goodbye to a hero

Saturday afternoon (March 13), a community came to together to say goodbye to a fallen soldier.

March 19, 2010 | Sharon Nersesian Valencia | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: March 19, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

March 19, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Misleading article

Regarding "Shouting match erupts before City Council meeting" (The Signal, Feb. 9):

March 19, 2010 | Donna Kirkpatrick Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Cancer survivors invited to annual 'Relay For Life' breakfast

Local residents who have survived cancer are invited to attend the fourth annual "Relay For Life" Survivor Breakfast, scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday, March 25, at the TPC Golf Clubhouse in Westridge Valencia. Cancer survivors are invited to attend free of charge and can bring one guest for $10.

March 18, 2010 | Source: American Cancer Society - SCV Office | SCV Raw


Valencia Veterinary Center receives AAHA accreditation

Valencia Veterinary Center has received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital's facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management.

March 18, 2010 | Source: Valencia Veterinary Center | SCV Raw


Captain Paul Becker takes command

Captain Paul Becker was recently named as the new Chief of Police for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and officially took over command at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning. Captain Becker brings nearly 30 years of law enforcement experience with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to his new post.

March 18, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


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Kings win another OT game, take 2-0 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the Los Angeles Kings ever looked down from the tightrope they're walking in the NHL playoffs, they would surely fall.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Bombs kill 52 as gunmen storm university in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq's capital Saturday night, killing at least 52 people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country's restive Anbar province and take dozens hostage, authorities said.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds of couples rush to marry in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Dozens of gay couples married Saturday at courthouses in Milwaukee and Madison, taking advantage of what most believed would be a small window in which to get hitched before a judge's decision overturning the state's same-sex marriage ban was put on hold.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Triple Crown quest collapses

NEW YORK (AP) - Tonalist sprinted across the finish line first Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, spoiling California Chrome's bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 dead in small plane crash near Paso Robles

TEMPLETON, Calif. (AP) - A spokesman for the San Luis Obisbo County sheriff's office says two people have died in a plane crash at a private airstrip in the town of Templeton.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Chrome fever takes over at Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) - Chrome craziness set in at Belmont Park Saturday as the hours ticked down ahead of the horse's bid to end racing's 36-year Triple Crown drought.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US recovers jobs but comeback incomplete

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy has finally regained the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But go easy on the hallelujahs. The comeback is far from complete.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged in Mounties' death obsessed with guns

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A chilling portrait of a man obsessed with guns and anti-government rhetoric began to emerge as people in this eastern Canadian city struggled to reconcile the knowledge that the person charged with murdering three Mounties was the same one who had seemingly lived quietly among them.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US prosecutors revisiting nearly 5,000 convictions

NEW YORK (AP) - When three half brothers' decades-old murder convictions were thrown out last month, they became a dramatic example of an idea spreading among prosecutors nationwide: "integrity units" dedicated to double-checking convictions to determine whether justice was served.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is remembering poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou (MY'-uh AN'-juh-loh) as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Comedian-actor Tracy Morgan critical after crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A publicist for comedian-actor Tracy Morgan says the "30 Rock" star remains in critical condition after a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Casey Kasem's daughter in charge of care

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday said Casey Kasem's daughter, not her stepmother, is in charge of the medical care for the 82-year-old radio personality, who remains in critical condition with an infected bedsore.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Appeals court revives case for art seized in WWII

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court revived on Friday a New York woman's lawsuit against a Southern California museum to return two 16th century paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


EPA agrees to pesticide buffers to protect salmon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gay marriages begin in Wisconsin after ruling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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