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Better news on US job market sends stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks moved higher in morning trading Thursday as Wall Street went back to work after the Christmas holiday.

December 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Russia: Arafat's death not caused by radiation

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian probe into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has found no trace of radioactive poisoning, the chief of the government agency that conducted the study said Thursday.

December 26, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

December 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands left without power across US and Canada

LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) - Utility crews from Maine to Michigan and into Canada worked Wednesday to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses left in the dark by last weekend's ice storm, and people slowly trickled out of shelters to spend Christmas Day at their finally warm homes.

December 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Another court defeat for Utah on gay marriage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal appeals court has refused yet again to stop gay marriage in Utah, making it more likely that same-sex weddings in the home of the Mormon church are here to stay for the immediate future.

December 26, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The best and worst of 2013

The year 2013 was a roller coaster of contrasts with some surprises. Here's a best and worst list:

December 26, 2013 | By Joe Gandelman Commentary | Columnists


A deep descent into the bowels of password hell

As the new year approaches, many of us in the dimly lit brotherhood of computer clumsoids (and our number is legion) feel the sharp prod of IT experts who blow themselves blue encouraging we Luddites to change passwords once a year like smoke alarm batteries or high school girlfriends or underwear on "Duck Dynasty."

December 26, 2013 | By Will Durst Raging Moderate | Columnists


Iowa caucuses won’t lead Paul Ryan to the presidency

Paul Ryan is now polling first in Iowa for the next presidential election. If Ryan is encouraged by this news, he is not much of a student of recent political history. Polling first in Iowa more than two years prior to the state's overhyped, first-in-the-nation caucuses is a bit like being told by the guy at the convenience store that the lottery ticket he just sold you is the winner. Take it with a huge grain of salt.

December 26, 2013 | By Doug Patton Commentary | Columnists


Jon Stein's best of 2013

After multiple years working at various positions at The Signal, I officially left the paper in October. Still, the excitement and passion I have for Santa Clarita Valley sports remains, and I have continued to work for the paper on a freelance basis

December 25, 2013 | By Jon Stein For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


California mudslide: A decade later

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - A decade after a Christmas Day mudslide swept through a Southern California church mountain retreat, worshippers have continued their mission at a new spot.

December 25, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Lakers fall to Heat on Xmas

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers missed having Kobe Bryant out on the court on Christmas Day. Same for LeBron James.

December 25, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Years after holiday slayings, traditions help heal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Five years after a man dressed as Santa Claus massacred nine members of her family on Christmas Eve, the surviving daughter of the Ortega clan worked to master her mother's pozole recipe to serve at a traditional family dinner that's now forever tinged with tragedy.

December 25, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Seniors, disabled get help feeding furry friends

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If Meals on Wheels didn't deliver donated dog food, Sherry Scott of San Diego says her golden retriever Tootie would be eating the pasta, riblets and veggie wraps meant for her. But thanks to partnerships between the program for low-income seniors and pet groups across the country, fewer people and pets are going hungry.

December 25, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Losing today for the unknown

I find comfort and inspiration in music -- all kinds of music. So when I see how obsessed the media have become with the 2016 U.S. presidential election -- barely a year after the last one -- I'm reminded of the Steve Miller Band's "Fly Like an Eagle." The chorus goes, "Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future."

December 25, 2013 | By Donna Brazile Commentary | Columnists


Some things that could make the world a better place

In this season of fighting over the true meaning of the season, I offer my short (and admittedly incomplete) list of things which could make the world a better place all year round:

December 25, 2013 | By Tina Dupuy | Columnists


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Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor announce season-long lineup of thrills for 2014

It is going to be yearlong thrills for all ages at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor in 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Six Flags Magic Mountain | Lifestyle


Flooring store tossed usual retail model so that customer service would be its key focus

Santa Clarita wasn't even a city when Brent's Carpet One Floor & Home opened 35 years ago in 1979.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Business and Real Estate


Community Bank Announces the Appointment of David R. Misch as CEO

PASADENA – The Board of Directors of Community Bank announced that David R. Misch has been appointed as the Bank's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Community Bank is an independent business bank with 17 business centers located throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Orange counties.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Community Bank | Banking and Finance


Helicopter engine specialists are revving up for their move to the SCV

Begun by their father, Heros Kajberouni in 1988, H.E.R.O.S. Inc. - Helicopter Engine Repair & Overhaul Services Inc. – has so outgrown its space in Glendale that the company is moving to Santa Clarita.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


Leaving economic growth to chance is risky

The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation fills many roles including serving as an information resource as to what's happening in the local economy, and by providing businesses and commercial real estate brokers with an analysis as to whether relocating to the SCV is the right decision for a company.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


College creates supply for local job demand

The Economic Development Division at College of the Canyons understands basic supply and demand.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Education


Mortgage brokerage builds base by putting the community first

Practicing a servant leadership business model, American Family Funding built its business by putting Santa Clarita Valley residents' needs first when helping them as a full-service mortgage brokerage firm.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Banking and Finance


The Ivy Day Spa celebrates two years

On behalf of Eric Smith, spa owner, and all of the spa staff, we would like to express our gratitude to the Santa Clarita Valley for all of the love and support we have received during our two years of business. Thank you for allowing us to take care of your well being here at The Ivy Day Spa. We owe our success to our patrons and look forward to continuing to serve and grow our list of happy customers for many more years to come.

February 24, 2014 | By Wendy Whitehead Spa director, The Ivy Day Spa | Health Care


Local doctor has eye for technology, education

At Helm Vision Group on Tourney Road, staff focuses on education, innovation and personal care.

February 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Health Care


Finding the perfect fit

Dale and Joan Sheets have been married for 46 years. Together, they have built and maintained a local music business in Valencia for 45 years.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Health Care


Meeting the faces of Facey

Whether they're new to the community, longtime residents or slowly establishing local roots, three Facey Medical Group doctors share why they are proud to live and work in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Health Care


Pharmacist driven to improve health care for the community

Always his passion to work with people in a healthcare related field, Moazzem H. Chowdhury decided when he was young that working as a pharmacist would give him the most direct ties to the community he wanted to serve.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Health Care


Chiropractor is helping the SCV improve mood one back at a time

With 22 years in practice, Dr. Linda Chenaur is creating a new standard for helping people in the community solve their back pain problems.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Health Care


Touching hearts, saving lives

One patient was wheeled down the hallway, stable after an open-heart surgery.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Health Care


Marsha Mclean: Fighting for our citizens

It is my honor to serve as your councilwoman. I am available full-time and every-day – responding to your concerns – bringing fresh, new ideas to ensure that our city continues to provide the high quality of life we demand.

February 24, 2014 | By Marsha McLean City of Santa Clarita Mayor Pro Tem, and 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


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