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BP accused of lying to gov't during Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP lied to the U.S. government and withheld information about the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico after its well blew out in 2010, attorneys told a judge Monday.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ruling could cancel Palmdale elections

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge who ruled that Palmdale's method of choosing its leaders short-changes minorities issued an injunction Monday that could cancel the Nov. 5 City Council election.

October 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Heavy volume for health care enrollment

CHICAGO (AP) - The online insurance marketplaces at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are showing signs of trouble handling the volume of consumers on the first day of a six-month open enrollment period.

October 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US government is closed

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a protracted dispute over President Barack Obama's signature health care law reached a boiling point, forcing some 800,000 federal workers off the job. Obama readied a midday statement to the nation as Democrats and Republicans maintained a blame-each-other duel on Capitol Hill.

October 01, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


What's changing, what's not, in a shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo.

October 01, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Charles Vignola: The GOP’S politics of extortion

If you have a 401K or any money in the stock market, you can thank the Republican Party for a big chunk of it disappearing in the days to come: barring a last-minute miracle, today will be the first day of the government shutdown caused by the GOP's latest example of politics by extortion.

October 01, 2013 | Charles Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


Kenneth Dean: Being hung by the cables

To be or not to be! That is the question. To be held hostage by the cable company monopolies has become outrageous and disgusting.

October 01, 2013 | Kenneth Dean SCV Voices | Columnists


Shrinking role of handwritten word

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. - Over the years the residents of this town tucked into a shoulder of the White Mountains have filled the pages of the local newspaper with heated comments about zoning, a bypass highway, a new school and who deserves to win the New Hampshire primary.

October 01, 2013 | David M. Shribman Commentary | Columnists


Vigil held in Castaic for missing teen

A crowd of about 50 people arrived at the lower end of Castaic Lake on Monday to pray for the safe return of Bryce Laspisa who went missing on Aug. 30 when sheriff's deputies found his crashed SUV at the bottom of a 15-foot ravine near Castaic Lake Main Boat Ramp.

October 01, 2013 | By Jim Holt and Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brees leads Saints to 38-17 win over Dolphins

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees made his latest claim to the moniker of Mr. Monday Night.

September 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports


USC's slide to mediocrity costs Lane Kiffin

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Less than two years after Southern California finished a 10-2 season with a 50-point win over UCLA, coach Lane Kiffin is unemployed.

September 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Rays beat Rangers for final playoff spot

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - David Price, Evan Longoria and the Tampa Bay Rays are going to playoffs again, getting there with a victory in their final regular-season game for the second time in three years.

September 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Santa Ana winds expected Thursday

National Weather Service forecasters Monday issued a fire weather watch for Thursday through late Saturday in the Santa Clarita Valley due to Santa Ana winds expected throughout the region.

September 30, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


KIDZ Star USA Talent Search held at Six Flags Magic Mountain

SANTA CLARITA - More than 20,000 kids entered the annual KIDZ Star USA Talent Search, but only one was named winner at the finale event Saturday in Six Flags Magic Mountain.

September 30, 2013 | By Natalee Ayala For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Electric vault fire leaves worker hurt or dead

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A fire in an underground electrical vault has injured and possibly killed a worker in Huntington Beach.

September 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Dominick and the Boys from Africa

About three years ago, a young 7-year old was hanging out at his mom's store in Old Town Newhall. We were folding material into 2-yard lengths to tie into blankets for children having surgery in Third World countries.

January 19, 2014 | By Naomi Carmona-Morshead Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Suburbs cancel out cities' efforts to improve environment

BERKELEY, Calif. - Even when highly populated cities make an effort to cut back on greenhouse-gasses, the continued use of energy in suburbs may cancel out any benefit to the environment, according to a new study.

January 19, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


I love you, but I don't have to like you right now

In a scene from the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, the main character states, "I love you Binky, but I don't have to like you right now." Sometimes this is how we feel about our children, of course we love them, but in certain moments, we do not like them.

January 19, 2014 | By Amy Asper FamilyShare | Hot Topics


What are breastfeeding rights under ACA?

SALT LAKE CITY - Women across the nation are fighting against employers that they claim are not providing appropriate breastfeeding facilities for working mothers.

January 19, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Meet the new movies, same as the old movies

What with Sunday's Golden Globes and the Academy Award nominations that were announced on Thursday, along with the opening of the Sundance Film Festival, it's hard not to have movies on your mind this week.

January 19, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics


Disney's 'Frozen' to become a Broadway play

Disney's latest hit "Frozen" will now not only be seen on the screen. Disney's CEO Robert Iger announced that the hit movie will become a Broadway play as well.

January 19, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


SCV Chamber honors local heroes

This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


County supervisor to speak at SCV Chamber State of the County luncheon

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


Busting misconceptions about investor perceptions

We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.

March 31, 2013 | By LuzAnna Malec Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors | Banking & Finance


Bayless leads community in industry, growth

Bayless is…

March 31, 2013 | By Andrea McAfee Controller, Bayless Engineering | Industry


Hart School District aims to make every graduate’s post-secondary dream a reality

With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Education


Santa Clarita homebuyers find many advantages with Pardee Homes and Fair Oaks Ranch

Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Business & Real Estate


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