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Health care push for those in Calif. illegally

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker wants to use a state version of the Affordable Care Act to provide health care access to immigrants who are in the state illegally.

January 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge chides Burning Man, county but deal intact

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal judge who refused to affirm a settlement agreement between a Nevada county and Burning Man organizers because he says it is illegal has issued a new ruling declaring the county the winner in a First Amendment fight that both sides insist was over long ago.

January 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Readers reach for the page

Despite the growing popularity of e-Readers, the majority of people still prefer print when it comes to reading a book, according to a study on reading habits.

January 11, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Staff Writer | COMMUNITY


Volunteer outreach to community

Tucked between a liquor store and a pawn shop is a small unassuming store front with a big purpose. The Church of Hope has called this little store front area in Canyon Country home for more than 22 years.

January 11, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Griffin leads Clippers blowout of Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin had 33 points and 12 rebounds, and the Clippers shot 71 percent in the first quarter on the way to their largest-ever victory over the downtrodden Los Angeles Lakers, 123-87 Friday night.

January 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Chemical spill brings W.Va. capital to standstill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A chemical spill left the water for 300,000 people in and around West Virginia's capital city stained blue-green and smelling like licorice, with officials saying Friday it was unclear when it might be safe again to even take showers and do laundry.

January 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Damage-control worries followed NJ lane closings

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Officials squabbled over media leaks and worried about bad publicity in the days after lane closings near the George Washington Bridge caused huge traffic jams that now appear to have been politically orchestrated by a member of Gov. Chris Christie's administration and key allies, documents released Friday show.

January 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Surprisingly weak jobs report puzzles economists

WASHINGTON (AP) - It came as a shock: U.S. employers added just 74,000 jobs in December, far fewer than anyone expected. This from an economy that had been adding nearly three times as many for four straight months - a key reason the Federal Reserve decided last month to slow its economic stimulus.

January 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NBA roundup: Heat go down in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Johnson scored 32 points, Shaun Livingston helped Brooklyn dominate the second overtime after LeBron James fouled out, and the Nets beat the Miami Heat 104-95 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

January 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


"Thank you, Mom" campaign for Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

The family-friendly company is back at it. Proctor & Gamble recently released its latest commercial for the "Thank you, Mom" campaign in advance of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.

January 10, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


McDiet: Teacher slims down on McDonald's diet in 3 months

ANKENY, Iowa - With the help of his students, a science teacher in Iowa managed to lose 37 pounds on a diet consisting solely of meals from McDonald's.

January 10, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts Deseret News Service | Health News


Bicyclist hit on Valencia street

SANTA CLARITA - A car and a bicyclist collided in a crosswalk on Valencia's Auto Row at dusk Friday; the bicyclist was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

January 10, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Helping black athletes graduate from college

Fans tuning into football bowl games this holiday season may not realize that a large percentage of the players they cheer for will never receive a degree from the universities that they represent on the field.

January 10, 2014 | By Sam Clemence Deseret News | Hot Topics


Sheriff's Station urges gift card caution

During the holidays, many people purchase gifts cards for their friends and family so that they can be assured that the gift receiver was able to get something that they really wanted. Gift cards are now so popular that according to the National Retail Federation nearly $30 billion was spent on gift cards this past holiday season. The detectives and deputies at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station know that with new trends in spending, come new trends in crime. So now that the holidays are over, and you have a stack of gift cards waiting to be spent, we ...

January 10, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


A 49-cent stamp is the most modern way to vote in the digital age

With ever declining turnout numbers, visiting a polling place on Election Day to manually mark ballots seems awfully archaic in today's digital world.

January 10, 2014 | Jana Adkins | COMMUNITY


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UPDATE: State high court says no stricter red-light camera rules required

The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.

June 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Billboard referendum meets minimum signature requirement

Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.

June 06, 2014 | By Luke Money and Lila Littlejohn Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Finding the right school for your child

Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Hot Topics


Cellphone operator reveals scale of gov't snooping

LONDON (AP) - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Man stages assault on Georgia courthouse

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Streep, Bullock, Tomlin, Diaz celebrate Jane Fonda

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The American Film Institute's celebration of Jane Fonda was like a who's who of Hollywood women.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Help! My car's engine cut off: Here's what to do

WASHINGTON (AP) - The faulty General Motors ignition switches blamed for dozens of crashes, some fatal, aren't the only reason a moving car can suddenly stall. It happened to Bill Van Tassel a couple of weeks ago, as he was steering his Mazda Miata around a turn on an Interstate onramp.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US employers add 217K jobs; rate stays at 6.3 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas GOP advances 'therapy' for gays

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Gay Republicans in Texas said Friday they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative therapy" over worries that even tougher anti-gay language could be added to the party platform.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


7 ideas to turn an acquaintance into a friend

You are at the ball field watching your son's baseball game. You cheer him on as he rounds home plate. The crowd cheers. You look around as everyone rises to their feet and even though the stands are full, you feel alone.

June 06, 2014 | Nicole Carpenter Deseret News | Hot Topics


Prediction: who will and should win at the Tonys

NEW YORK (AP) - It's been a year on Broadway so unpredictable that the only thing for certain at the Tony Awards on Sunday is that Hugh Jackman will be the host. There have been no clear juggernauts - although some wonderful performances - and critics have largely bemoaned the lack of strong new good musicals and plays. In fact, the best revival categories this year easily overshadow anything new.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia, Zone 5, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


California Legacy License Plates will be pressed

Sacramento, CA – In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 1658 and created the California Legacy License Plate Program, he wanted to do something nice for those who preserve California's classic-car heritage.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Mike Gatto's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


L.A. police chief knows drones are hot button issue

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says he's aware of the controversy over drones and he'll talk to privacy and civil rights groups before deciding whether to use a pair of radio-controlled aerial surveillance craft transferred from the Seattle Police Department.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


DUI checkpoint planned in SCV tonight

On Friday, June 6th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

June 06, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


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