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SCVTV pulls hat trick at industry confab

It was one-two-three for SCVTV on Thursday, as the city of Santa Clarita's public television operator captured three awards at a major industry conference.

May 22, 2009 | Source: SCVTV | SCV Raw


Hurricane Harbor opens Saturday

Eager fans will blow into Hurricane Harbor for another season of slide-riding, river-wading and funnel-cake gobbling as the popular park wades into its 14th summer season starting Saturday.

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


Review: 'Terminator Salvation'

One of Hollywood's oldest axioms teaches us: The story comes first. Watching "Terminator Salvation," it occurred to me that in the new Hollywood, the story board comes first. After scrutinizing the film, I offer you my summary of the story: Guy dies, finds himself resurrected, meets others, fights. That lasts for almost two hours.

May 22, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Two Women on Wine: Decoding the language of U.S. wine labels

We remember when selecting a wine sometimes came down to whether or not we liked the artwork on the label. Needless to say, we drank our share of wine that didn't have much more to offer than a pretty label.

May 22, 2009 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Circus Vargas comes to the Westfield Valencia Town Center, May 28 through June 7

The 40th anniversary edition of Circus Vargas pitches its tents at the Westfield Valencia Town Center from Thursday, May 28 through Sunday, June 7. Billed as "California's Own Circus," the 2009 version unites skilled performers with the silliness of clowns in a blending of tradition and modern innovation.

May 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ opens at the Canyon Theatre Guild Saturday, May 23

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" comes to the Canyon Theatre Guild's stage for a six-weekend run that opens this Saturday night, May 23.

May 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


'I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change' opens at the Repertory East Playhouse tonight, May 22

Opening this Friday night, May 22, The Repertory East Playhouse will present the hilarious musical-comedy production "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" as part of its 2009 Main Stage season.

May 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Review: 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'

Don't trust me on this movie. It rubbed me the wrong way. I can understand, as an abstract concept, why some people would find it entertaining. It sure sounds intriguing: "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian." If that sounds like fun to you, don't listen to sourpuss here.

May 22, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Johnsons get 15 back

Don Johnson won his first auto racing championship in 1961. He won four in a row at Saugus Speedway from 1969-72. Back then he raced a blue and yellow 1957 Chevy convertible with the No. 15 on it.

May 22, 2009 | By Tim Haddock First Gear | Sports Commentary


Terminator Salvation: Get in, sit down and hang on

Thursday morning offered a media preview of Six Flags Magic Mountain for the of the park's newest roller coaster, Terminator: Salvation, a tie-in with the latest film in the apocalyptic/action franchise. Riders' screams and cheers filled the air as we made our way up to the loading area.

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


Kevin W. Yeam: Know the facts of the McDonald’s coffee case

The McDonald's "scalding coffee case" has entered the public consciousness as an example of out-of-control litigation.

May 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Weekend forecast: fun in the sun

Cool temperatures will make Santa Clarita hot for the holiday weekend.

May 22, 2009 | By Brian Charles & Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: May 22, 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:

May 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


VIA hosts Industry Show June 10 and 11

The Valley Industrial Association is hosting the return of VIA's Business-to-Business Industry Show on June 10 and 11 in Santa Clarita.

May 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Making a mark

More than 200 people placed their handprints on the Mitchell Elementary wall mural as part of a school fundraiser Wednesday.

May 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Rebels down helicopter; another big loss for Kiev

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - In another devastating blow to Ukraine's armed forces, rebels shot down a troop helicopter Thursday, killing at least 12 soldiers, including a general who had served in the Soviet army and was in charge of combat training.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man who accosted Pitt has reputation for stunts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - He tried to kiss Will Smith in Moscow, attempted to steal Adele's spotlight at the Grammys, dove under America Ferrera's dress at Cannes and now, police say, accosted Brad Pitt on the red carpet of a Hollywood premiere.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


IG: Phoenix VA hospital missed care for 1,700 vets

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix veterans hospital, the Veterans Affairs watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing report that increases pressure on Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's Beats buy joins tech and street-wise style

NEW YORK (AP) - Beats Electronics' colorful, oversized headphones serve as a fashion accessory to cool kids riding the New York City subway, but as tech companies such as Apple, Samsung and others are discovering, wearable gadgets like smartwatches and Google Glass still have a long way to go to become trendy, must-have consumer items.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over both the scope of the troubling issue and the long-term impacts on young people.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 29, 2014

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May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Hearing set in beating victim's case vs. Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Opening statements were expected to begin Thursday in a lawsuit brought by beating victim Bryan Stow against the Los Angeles Dodgers and its former owner, Frank McCourt.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calmer weather returns to California wildfire zone

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Weather was expected to be friendlier for firefighters Thursday as they look to fully contain a Central California wildfire that led to the destruction of two homes.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White and male, Google releases diversity data

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California rampage shows gaps in mental health law

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that allow authorities to temporarily confine people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Voters in California contemplate forming new state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 28, 2014

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May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


US eyes training moderate Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will increase assistance to the Syrian opposition, opening the way for the likely training and possibly equipping of moderate rebels fighting to oust leader Bashar Assad.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LeVar Burton makes a 'Reading Rainbow' plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeVar Burton's fundraising effort to bring "Reading Rainbow" to the online masses is a by-the-book success.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Blackhawks beat Kings in 2OT to stay alive

CHICAGO (AP) - Michal Handzus scored at 2:04 of the second overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to stay alive in the Western Conference final.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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