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Valentine’s Day

Editor's Note: The final Valentine's Day submissions for the month are published in this Sunday's Our Community section.

February 23, 2014 | By Robert F. McMeekin Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Placerita Advanced Band Receives Highest Honors

The Placerita Junior High School Band was recognized as the top school to participate in the District Junior High Honor Band.

February 23, 2014 | Submitted by Kathryn Spula Placerita Junior High School Music Director | COMMUNITY


Seen Around the SCV

This rather large insect has been spotted in Saugus twice in the past year. From a distance, some call it the Potato bug, and upon close inspection it looks like a beetle.

February 23, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Share your photos

If you didn't like the photo of the insect this week, take a minute to send us your photos taken from activities around the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 23, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Spiritual Retreat Treats Women

On Sunday, Feb. 9, Women of the Temple Beth Ami in Newhall experienced a wonderful and memorable for one day at its Women's Retreat.

February 23, 2014 | By Francine G. Van Scoyoc Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Canyon Country Team Goes to State Championship

The Boys U12 Extra AYSO 677 Canyon Country team won the Section 10 Championships in Bakersfield during the Feb 8-9th weekend.

February 23, 2014 | By Noelle De Vita Canyon Country Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


The Buddy Bench helps kids in need of a friend

Plum Canyon Elementary's Act of Kindness week officially ended on Jan. 31, but the school hopes that the acts of kindness seen stay with the kids all year long.

February 23, 2014 | By Elena Plunk Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Another chance at love

I lived in Southern California. He lived in Illinois. I was in my 70s. He was in his 60s. We never would have met if it wasn't for the computer. We were both members of a poetry writing group, called P.O.E.M.S, on the internet.

February 23, 2014 | By Nancy Alexandra Tozzi Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Who rescues who?

Gus Kenworthy's party back in Colorado to celebrate his silver medal in men's slopestyle skiing is going to have to wait.

February 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


What’s Your Story?

This Sunday's Our Community edition wraps up the many stories we received in honor of Valentine's Day. We hoped you enjoyed them.

February 23, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Our View: Conserving a precious resource

Pay attention, folks. This is getting serious.

February 23, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Bob Kellar: Blight of billboards

The Signal recently printed a story regarding the eradication of billboards along the railroad tracks next to Soledad Canyon Road and Railroad Avenue. This is a matter of importance that I wanted to be heard on before it comes to the City Council for consideration Feb. 25.

February 23, 2014 | By Bob Kellar SCV Voices | Columnists


David Hegg: Happiness is a lot more hard work

In the past few months I have watched in anguish as four very good friends of mine, good people all, have ended their marriages in divorce.

February 23, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Safety must be considered in electronic billboard issue

Regarding the Feb. 13 Signal story "A closer look sought for billboard proposal," I think the situation outlined in the article is actually two separate issues.

February 23, 2014 | Karla H. Edwards Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Being responsible citizens

Just wondering:

February 23, 2014 | Carl A. Woerter Valencia | 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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