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Follow the Super Bowl money

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - There's no denying that the Super Bowl is all about money, and lots of it.

Consider that advertisers will spend as much as $3 million to grab your attention during the football championship in hopes of convincing you to buy their products.

February 05, 2010 | By David Pitt AP Personal Finance Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


'Spirit of Uganda' rises at Performing Arts Center Saturday

The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons presents "Spirit of Uganda," featuring a vibrant cast of 22 singers and dancers ages 6 to 18, on the main stage Saturday night, Feb. 6.

The troupe's dynamic choreography, bright, layered standing-drum rhythms, and gorgeous call-and-response vocals bring to life the sounds and movements of East Africa.

February 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Families fans of ‘Frog and Toad’ at Performing Arts Center

Last month, nearly 800 local students, families and community members filled the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons for the second installment of the PAC's Almost Free Family Series, sponsored by McDonald's of Santa Clarita.

February 05, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


KROQ rocks the Santa Clarita Valley -- finally

Listen up, rock lovers: After a short three decades, alternative rock radio station KROQ-FM 106.7 Los Angeles has installed signal boosters, thus expanding their airwaves and listening area.

February 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Yes I Can students seek Summer Meltdown sponsors

Student concert promoters from the Hart district's Yes I Can social-inclusion program have put out the call for sponsors to help fund the students' seventh annual "Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness and Social-Inclusion Concert."

"We need the support of the community, because we're doing something groundbreaking here - using music to break down social barriers," said Bret Lieberman, Yes I Can program advisor at Golden Valley High School. "We're like the 'School of Rock' meets concert production meets autism awareness."

February 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Review: 'Crazy Heart'

Some actors are blessed. Jeff Bridges is one of them. Ever since his first starring role in "The Last Picture Show" in 1971, he has, seemingly without effort, created a series of characters who we simply believe, even the alien "Starman." He doesn't do this with mannerisms but with their exclusion; his acting is as clear as running water. Look at him playing Bad Blake in "Crazy Heart." The notion of a broke-down, boozy country singer is an archetype in pop culture. We've seen this story before. The difference is, Bad Blake makes us believe it happened to ...

February 05, 2010 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Dear John'

Lasse Hallstrom's "Dear John" tells the heartbreaking story of two lovely young people who fail to find happiness together because they're trapped in an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel. Their romance leads to bittersweet loss that's so softened by the sweet characters that it feels like triumph. If a Sparks story ended in happiness, the characters might be disappointed. They seem to have their noble, resigned dialogue already written. Hemingway wrote one line that could substitute for the third act of every Sparks story: "Isn't it pretty to think so?"

February 05, 2010 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'From Paris with Love'

In the space of just a few weeks, we have movies starring Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and John Travolta. It's like the early '90s all over again.

February 05, 2010 | By Jake Coyle AP Entertainment Writer | Movies


Forest rangers recruiting Saturday

Angeles National Forest's Los Angeles River Ranger District is recruiting men and women for jobs Saturday, officials said.

February 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘High School Musical 2’ comes to the Canyon Theatre Guild Saturday, Feb. 6

Disney's smash hit "High School Musical 2" will come to life on the CTG stage this Saturday night. The East High gang will all be there for an action-packed extravaganza as Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay and the rest of the Wildcats finish their junior year and blast onto the summer scene. They all get jobs at the Lava Springs Country Club, where Sharpay reigns supreme since her dad owns the country club.

February 05, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Andy Pattantyus: Give me your best and brightest

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses,"

February 05, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, Jan. 30- Feb. 4, 2010

February 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Culture night at the Newhall Community Center

This is one of several images highlighting today's Signal Photo Spotlight page, The Signal's weekly visual look at life in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 05, 2010 | By Francisca Rivas The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Marsha McLean: Community dollars in action

It's no secret that Santa Clarita residents enjoy a high quality of life.

February 05, 2010 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 5, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

February 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | 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 today:

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Promote self-sufficiency and strong marriages

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his famous "War on Poverty" speech, purposing "to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." Unfortunately, like our other wars in the last half-century, this one has not lived up to its noble ideals.

January 23, 2014 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Remember those who lost their health care plans

This letter is in response to the letter of Nancy A. Meister ("Affordable Care Act: A success story," The Signal Jan. 17.)

January 23, 2014 | By Phyllis Grekin Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Is climate a hoax?

I believe in Gary Morrison's passion, but not his facts ("Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth" Jan 12 Signal).

January 23, 2014 | By Richard La Motte Valencia | Letters to the Editor


SCV Chamber honors local heroes

This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


County supervisor to speak at SCV Chamber State of the County luncheon

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


Busting misconceptions about investor perceptions

We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.

March 31, 2013 | By LuzAnna Malec Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors | Banking & Finance


Bayless leads community in industry, growth

Bayless is…

March 31, 2013 | By Andrea McAfee Controller, Bayless Engineering | Industry


Hart School District aims to make every graduate’s post-secondary dream a reality

With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Education


Santa Clarita homebuyers find many advantages with Pardee Homes and Fair Oaks Ranch

Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Business & Real Estate


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