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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


Gary Horton: The enduring message of Christmas

Another Christmas.

December 25, 2013 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Jameis Winston named AP player of the year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Winter of Winston continues for Florida State's redshirt freshman quarterback.

December 24, 2013 | Associated Press | SCV College Sports


34 homes destroyed in Big Sur fire

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - Officials now say 34 homes were destroyed in a wildfire in Central California's Big Sur region, 12 more than originally estimated.

December 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Local bikers help define season

The term "Skid Row" unfortunately defines much of the downtown L.A. area. People live there. Families struggle there. Children are raised there.

December 24, 2013 | For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Servers awarded $5.7M in age discrimination suit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury has awarded nearly $5.7 million to four servers who alleged they were fired from a Los Angeles restaurant because of their ages.

December 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown pardons mostly target drug offenders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown issued 127 pardons on Tuesday, the vast majority of them to people who had been convicted of drug dealing, cultivation or possession.

December 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nevada gunman told patients to flee before killing

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Newly released 911 tapes paint a scene of panic and terror inside a Reno medical building where dozens of callers hid in bathrooms and exam rooms from a suicidal gunman who killed one doctor and shot another at a urology clinic where he said he'd had a vasectomy that ruined his life.

December 24, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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UPDATE: Winds continue to topple trees in SCV

Winds continued to buffet the Santa Clarita Valley throughout the day Wednesday, leading to a second straight day of uprooted trees and downed limbs, Santa Clarita city officials said.

April 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Famous bidders already lining up for LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers has more stars than their roster.

April 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia, Zone 5, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included domestic violence, grand theft auto, petty theft, and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.

April 30, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


UPDATE: Computer issues delay flights in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Flights from airports in the Los Angeles area were grounded for more than an hour Wednesday due to a computer failure at an air traffic control facility in the region, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Business tax board opens office locally

The Board of Equalization opened its newest office in Santa Clarita on Magic Mountain Parkway and Tourney Road in April.

April 30, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


Second rabid bat found in Santa Clarita Valley

County health officials discovered a rabid bat in the Santa Clarita Valley last month, meaning two of the three found countywide so far this year have been in the SCV.

April 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stevenson Ranch / Westridge, Zone 3, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info

Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:

April 30, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Wilk bill providing transparency to State Water Resources Control board passes committee

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday Assemblyman Scott Wilk's (R- Santa Clarita) bill requiring the State Water Resources Control Board to post on their web site the external peer review studies when a regional board imposes a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) on a community, passed out of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials committee with a 7-0 vote.

April 30, 2014 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Scott Wilk | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rancho Cucamonga wildfire forces evacuations

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Schools and homes were evacuated Wednesday as dry, gusty winds fanned a smoky wildfire in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains in California.

April 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Free HIV screenings offered by SCV Pregnancy Center

The SCV Pregnancy Center (SCVPC) is excited to announce new HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) screenings for local residents. SCVPC is a licensed medical clinic, and the first 100 residents calling for a HIV screening receive the service free.

April 30, 2014 | Source: SCV Pregnancy Center | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 30, 2014

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April 30, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


World's smallest dogs can be a big handful

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Living little carries some big risks.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Protesters seize new building in eastern Ukraine

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Protesters demanding more power for Ukraine's regions stormed the government building in Luhansk with baseball bats Tuesday, seizing control of a key site in one of the largest cities in Ukraine's troubled east.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews douse fire along I-5

Fire crews work to knock down a quarter-acre brush fire alongside the south-bound Interstate 5 at McBean Parkway. The No. 3 and 4 southbound lanes were shut down briefly, but reopened at about 8 p.m., a CHP official said.

April 30, 2014 | Photos by Rick McClure | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thursdays @ Newhall lineup announced

The Thursdays @ Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, snaps back into action this May with the third installments of Art Slam, JAM Sessions and Senses.

April 30, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


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