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Church Christmas party draws overwhelming response

More than 300 kids under the care of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services cheered as each chose a toy during a weekend Christmas party at the Boys and Girls Club in Canyon Country.

December 15, 2013 | By Natalee Ayala For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


George P. takes baby steps away from Bush name

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The latest scion of one of America's most powerful political dynasties is trying to convince voters he's something other than what his famous surname suggests.

December 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Hobbit' box office elite with $73.7M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Undaunted hobbits trumped princess power at the multiplex.

December 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ski lodges, snowmobilers buoyed by Northeast snow

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A weekend storm that dumped a foot or more of snow in parts of the Northeast made ski area operators and snow removal workers happy, but travelers were still dealing with slippery roads and flight cancellations Sunday.

December 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds of suited-up Santas hit NYC streets, bars

NEW YORK (AP) - Several hundred red-suited Santas have braved the blustery snow for New York City's annual SantaCon pub crawl.

December 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actor Peter O'Toole dies at 81

LONDON (AP) - Peter O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died, his agent said Sunday. He was 81.

December 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 die in deputy involved Palmdale crash

PALMDALE (AP) - Authorities say two people were killed after a Los Angeles County Sheriff's patrol car collided with an SUV at a Palmdale street intersection.

December 15, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Kerry takes on new enemy in Vietnam

KIEN VANG, Vietnam (AP) - Along the winding muddy waters of the Mekong Delta where he once patrolled for communist insurgents on a naval gunboat, Secretary of State John Kerry turned his sights Sunday on a new enemy: climate change.

December 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Another helping of snow for Northeastern US

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A sprawling weekend snowstorm dumped almost a foot of the white stuff in central Pennsylvania as it heads into New England, where strong winds and heavy snow are forecast.

December 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teacher disciplined for 'Santa is white' remark

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico high school teacher has been disciplined after a parent says the man told his black son that Santa Claus is white.

December 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hawaii survivor: Plane lost power, then glided

HONOLULU (AP) - After a 70-year-old Hawaii man survived a flight that crash-landed in Hawaii waters, he swam about a half-mile in 6-foot waves to Molokai's rugged shoreline, thinking the eight others aboard the small commercial plane were fine bobbing in their life vests, awaiting rescue.

December 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colorado governor visits school shooting victim

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Colorado's governor asked the nation Sunday for prayers for the 17-year-old girl who was critically wounded by a classmate at her suburban Denver high school.

December 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Colorado school rampage lasted less than 2 minutes

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado teenager who may have been nursing a grudge against a high school teacher since September intended to harm that teacher and inflict numerous other casualties when he entered his school and shot a student at point-blank range before killing himself, authorities said.

December 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Growing up isn’t what it used to be

At a recent seminar I listened as the presenter explained the social phenomenon now understood as "expanding adolescence." It's quite simple. While in the 1950's the life stage known as adolescence was defined as the 12-18 age period, it is now recognized that adolescence often expands up to 30 years of age. And if you just take a careful look around, you'll see this is no hair-brained idea.

December 15, 2013 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Economic development is a team effort

In my first 100 days at the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, I've learned a lot more about the Santa Clarita Valley and about the unique economic development considerations that I think are our biggest strengths.

December 15, 2013 | By Holly Schroeder SCV Voices | Columnists


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Toronto mayor says he'll seek help

TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Michael Antonovich: Realignment : a dangerous ruse

Editor's note: The following column was written in response to a news story reporting that Gov. Jerry Brown, after touring California counties to determine effects of prisoner realignment, declared, "I can report ... that realignment is working."

May 01, 2014 | By Michael Antonovich SCV Voices | Columnists


Amer Aziz: Seeking religious freedom

The United States government recently launched the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus chaired by veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.

May 01, 2014 | By Amer Aziz SCV Voices | Columnists


Kings cap comeback with win vs Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves to cap the Los Angeles Kings' historic comeback from three games down with a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill swim roundup: Saugus picks up momentum

Saugus overcame a slow start on Wednesday to sweep Canyon in both the varsity boys and girls meets at Santa Clarita Aquatics Center and enter next week's Foothill League prelims and finals with some momentum.

April 30, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Special Closure Note: Through late May 2014, a temporary bypass lane will be implemented on southbound I-5 between Smokey Bear Road and one mile south of Vista Del Lago Road while crews pave the two left lanes of southbound I-5.

April 30, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday after less than two seasons on the job.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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


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