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Churches use social media

Social media has gone to church - or at least to some churches - as local houses of worship adopt new communication methods to reach people in a World Wide Web-driven world.

August 27, 2011 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Faith / Religion


SCUMC raises $900

Santa Clarita United Methodist Church's Vacation Bible School raised more than $900 for Heifer International, a relief organization that donates farm animals and crops to families in need.

August 27, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


2 million ordered to leave home

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) - Whipping up trouble before ever reaching land, Hurricane Irene zeroed in Friday for a catastrophic run up the Eastern Seaboard. More than 2 million people were told to move to safer places, and New York City ordered its entire network of subways shut down for the first time because of a natural disaster.

August 27, 2011 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sprite launches grant program for schools

Parents and community members can give their favorite school a chance to win one of 25 grants worth $25,000 by entering My Coke Rewards codes found on specially marked Sprite packaging.

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


5 acres burn in Acton

Los Angeles County firefighters knocked down a five-acre fire that threatened seven homes in Acton on Friday.

August 26, 2011 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sen. Boxer to visit Santa Clarita Valley on Monday

Sen. Barbara Boxer plans to officiate a solar canopy dedication ceremony at the LEED-gold certified Transit Maintenance Facility at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

August 26, 2011 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reader Meter results, Aug. 19-Aug. 26, 2011

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Road improvements planned on I-5

Caltrans kicked off a $26 million road improvement project on Friday that will benefit commuters traveling on Interstate 5 north of Castaic.

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


DUI checkpoint planned tonight

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is setting up a local checkpoint tonight to stop people from driving under the influence.

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


More hot, hot hot weather coming

The Santa Clarita Valley remains under an excessive heat watch today as temperatures are due to soar into triple digits with a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms.

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hearing set in Rosemary Flynn death

A preliminary hearing is set to begin next month for a local man accused of vehicular manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend last year.

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Detectives seek help in vandalism

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on Thursday turned to the public for answers about who vandalized Castaic Middle School earlier this month.

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon’s wife eyes Smyth’s Assembly seat

Patricia McKeon, wife of U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, is running for the local Assembly seat in the California Legislature in November 2012, her spokesman said Thursday.

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff Signal Senior Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Today in the SCV: Friday, Aug. 26, 2011

CalJobs/Internet job search

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our View: A Helping Hand for all those in need

The past few years have been tough for some people and nonprofit organizations that have been chasing a smaller pot of philanthropic dollars in the community.

August 26, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


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UPDATE: State high court says no stricter red-light camera rules required

The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.

June 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Billboard referendum meets minimum signature requirement

Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.

June 06, 2014 | By Luke Money and Lila Littlejohn Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Finding the right school for your child

Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Hot Topics


Cellphone operator reveals scale of gov't snooping

LONDON (AP) - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice.

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


UPDATE: Man stages assault on Georgia courthouse

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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