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Obamacare needs to be made voluntary

Just before Christmas, the Obama administration issued a blanket waiver for millions of Americans from the individual mandate requiring purchase of government-approved health insurance. The waiver, whose announcement was choreographed to give political credit to Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, was limited to individuals and families whose health plans were canceled by Obamacare. As Washington Post liberal blogger Ezra Klein put it: "Obamacare itself is the hardship" that qualifies cancelees for a hardship exemption.

January 06, 2014 | By Phil Kerpen Commentary | Columnists


About that roundabout...

I have to honestly admit that I thought that I would never witness Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum at work.

January 06, 2014 | By Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Steve Lunetta: A diplomatic blunder by U.S.

Inept. The 2014 Merriam-Webster dictionary defines this word as "showing lack of skill or ability: not done well."

January 06, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


Burglaries on the rise in SCV this past year

Final crime numbers for 2013 won't be available until later this year, but one Part I crime showed a marked increase in the Santa Clarita Valley in late-year reports: burglaries.

January 06, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


TMC Insider: Hoops teams back in action

The men's and women's basketball teams from The Master's College were back in action this past week, closing out 2013 and welcoming in a new year by extended winning streaks.

January 05, 2014 | By Don Gilmore For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Lakers continue slumping ways

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ty Lawson had 20 points and 12 assists, Timofey Mozgov added 20 points and seven rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the slumping Los Angeles Lakers 137-115 Sunday night for their second straight win after an eight-game skid.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


San Francisco wins in the cold

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Under pressure in subzero weather, Colin Kaepernick kept his cool.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Chargers take over in secod half

CINCINNATI (AP) - Dump it off to the running back, hand it off, let the field goal kicker take it from there.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Rapid fall for Army general accused of sex crimes

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - With a single star studded on each shoulder of his immaculate dress blues, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair waited his turn to go through the metal detectors at the federal courthouse at Fort Bragg, just like everyone else.

January 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


1 killed, 2 injured in Aspen plane crash

DENVER (AP) - A fiery plane crash at the Aspen airport Sunday afternoon killed one person and injured two others, one severely, Colorado authorities said.

January 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Below-zero temps push into Midwest, Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) - Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions Sunday from the Dakotas to Missouri to Delaware ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero - and possibly record-breaking - temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Eusebio, Portugal's beloved soccer giant, dies

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - A half century later, Eusebio's goals are still a source of wonder in the country where he stood above all others in his sport.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hanks, Bullock, Streep honored in Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Sandra Bullock shared the painful results of Googling herself, Meryl Streep shadowboxed on-stage and Tom Hanks braced for awards season's "celebrity mule train" at the year's first glitzy Hollywood gala.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian rebels battle al-Qaida-linked fighters

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian opposition fighters seized a compound garrisoned by an al-Qaida-linked rebel faction Sunday, in some of the most serious infighting to date within the vast array of rebel groups trying to topple President Bashar Assad, activists said.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope to travel to Holy Land in May amid peace push

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis will travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan in May, his first visit to the Holy Land and one that comes amid a new U.S. push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Southern California wildfire 53 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that forced more than 1,000 people from their homes was only smoldering on Thursday as gusty winds eased and fire crews were able to halfway surround it, fire officials said.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dante Acosta: Santa Clarita laces up for Wings for Life run

Ever since I moved to Santa Clarita nearly 28 years ago, I've always appreciated our community's clean streets, wide open spaces and active lifestyle.

May 02, 2014 | By Dante Acosta Live from city hall | Columnists


Steve Knight: It’s time for a new approach

In the 1976 movie "Network," Peter Finch delivers the famous line, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."

May 02, 2014 | By Steve Knight Right here right now | Columnists


Wine ‘Storage War’ winds down

Wine lovers storing their treasured cargo at Lee's Wine Storage in Santa Clarita have until May 6 at the latest to claim any wine or property stored at the location – or lose it, according to the property owner.

May 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Warriors outlast Clippers, force Game 7

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 24 points and dished out nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors forced a decisive Game 7 by outlasting the Los Angeles Clippers 100-99 Thursday night.

May 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill softball roundup: Golden Valley wins again

This is starting to look like a theme for the Golden Valley Grizzlies.

May 01, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Valencia volleyball regains its throne

For the 13th time in the past 14 years, the Valencia Vikings reign supreme over the Foothill League.

May 01, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Puig's 4 hits lift Dodgers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - From the moment Yasiel Puig broke into the big leagues, it's been go, go, go for the 23-year-old Cuban outfielder.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 1, 2014

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May 01, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Joseph Castanon Wins Hart District ROP Outstanding Student of the Year 2014

Outstanding Student Awards were held April 30, honoring the best of more than 2000 ROP students enrolled in William S. Hart Union High School District Regional Occupational Program classes this year. These outstanding students were selected as medal winners in 6 different career clusters.

May 01, 2014 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District ROP | Santa Clarita Valley News


College of the Canyons Selected to Participate in ‘Pathway to Law School’ Initiative

SANTA CLARITA - College of the Canyons has been selected to participate in a new joint initiative launched by the California Community Colleges and The State Bar of California that will provide community college students a smoother pathway to six of California's top law schools.

May 01, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


California ranked 9th among Bicycle Friendly States

Sacramento – May 1, 2014 – Kicking off National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists has released its latest ranking of Bicycle Friendly States. In the seventh annual assessment, California achieved a #9 ranking nationally, an increase of ten ranks from last year and receiving 53.7 points out of 100.

May 01, 2014 | Source: California Bicycle Coalition | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Stand your ground' law tested in recent shootings

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia state officials were still trying Thursday to determine the environmental impact of a train derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into the James River in downtown Lynchburg.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Florida jail explosion kills 2, injures 100

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An apparent gas explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle, killing two inmates, injuring as many as 150 people, and creating a chaotic scene Thursday after inmates were bussed to hospitals and nearby jails when the crippled building had to be evacuated.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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