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Review: 'Kick-Ass'

Shall I have feelings, or should I pretend to be cool? Will I seem hopelessly square if I find "Kick-Ass" morally reprehensible, and will I appear to have missed the point? Let's say you're a big fan of the original comic book, and you think the movie does it justice. You know what? You inhabit a world I am so very not interested in. A motion picture camera makes a record of whatever is placed in front of it, and in this case it shows deadly carnage dished out by an 11-year-old girl, after which an adult man ...

April 16, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Homeless vets to receive military funeral

Four Southern California homeless veterans will be honored Sunday with military funeral ceremonies at Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Newhall.

April 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election results still not final

Santa Clarita and Los Angeles County election officials spent Thursday double-checking the validity of hundreds of unopened mail-in and provisional ballots cast in this week's election, leaving the political fates of two neck-and-neck City Council candidates unknown until sometime next week, officials said.

April 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, April 8-15, 2010

April 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff Photos by Francisca Rivas and Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


Foothill League boys volleyball: Valencia restores its strength

"Intensity" was an important word to describe the boys volleyball match between Valencia and West Ranch on Thursday.

April 16, 2010 | By Trevor Sojka For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Your personal spring cleaning

When you think about it, our grandmothers had the right idea. As the weather starts to get warmer and the trees sprout more leaves, it just seems right to throw open the windows, air out the house, scrub things down, sweep out the cobwebs, and clean out those old piles of junk.

April 16, 2010 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Foothill League boys tennis: Vikes widen the gap

The Valencia boys tennis team added to its impressive run through Foothill League competition with a 15-3 win over West Ranch on Thursday at West Ranch High School.

April 16, 2010 | By Ernest Stone For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


I loved the joke

Loved your April Fools' fake front page! The articles were very clever, with just the right tongue-in-cheek tone.

April 16, 2010 | By Janet Hudson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


We need a leader

As one of the 72 people on the recent bus trip to Sacramento, I want to expound on statements made by Lila Littlejohn in her column series ("Two days in the capitol," April 1). She asked, "Isn't it the legislator's jobs, not the jobs of the people of Santa Clarita Valley, to get California out of its current mess?" In the following installment ("We can be part of the solution," April 4) she answered "Not at all."

April 16, 2010 | By Ann Unger Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Friday, April 16, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

April 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


IPSSA hosts booth at Santa Clarita Earth/Arbor Day Festival

The Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of the Independent Pool & Spa Service Association (IPSSA) will host a booth at the Santa Clarita Earth/Arbor Day Festival. The booth will be part of the Energy Zone at the festival, to be held on Saturday, April 17 in Newhall Park.

April 15, 2010 | Source: IPSSA | SCV Raw


'Pancake Breakfast' set for April 24

The LSS Community Care Center hosts their 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Dr., Canyon Country 91351.

April 15, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


McKeon calls for full disclosure of Fort Hood investigation

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) Thursday released the following statement in response to the Department of Defense's release of interim recommendations from its Fort Hood investigation:

April 15, 2010 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita; House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


UPDATED: SCV Dodger Day slides in on May 8

The SCV Dodger Day Committee seeks non-profit organizations, schools and community businesses to participate in the 33rd Annual Santa Clarita Valley Dodger Day on Saturday, May 8, as the Dodgers play the Colorado Rockies.

April 15, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Annual 'Choral Music Festival' at Grace Baptist April 27

The Santa Clarita Choral Educators Association will present its 25th Annual Choral Music Festival at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27 at Grace Baptist Church.

April 15, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Choral Educators Association | SCV Raw


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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


VA head says 18 vets left off wait list have died

PHOENIX (AP) - In a new revelation in the growing Veterans Affairs' scandal, the organization's acting head says that an additional 18 veterans whose names were kept off an official electronic VA appointment list have died.

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


World remembers D-Day 70 years later

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) - Gone are the screaming shells, seasick soldiers and bloodied waters of 1944. On Friday, a sun-splattered Normandy celebrated peace, with silent salutes, tears and international friendship marking 70 years since the D-Day invasion helped change the course of World War II and modern history.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Deputy was wounded by partner

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) - A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy wounded during a confrontation with a cyclist was a victim of friendly fire.

June 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Nancy Reagan commemorates husband's death

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Nancy Reagan has visited the California grave of her husband, President Ronald Reagan, on the 10th anniversary of his death.

June 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spurs beat Miami in the heat, take 1-0 series lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs handled the Heat, and the heat, during a sweltering start to the NBA Finals.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Engine catches fire on Metrolink commuter train

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say fire broke out in the engine of a Southern California commuter train and the nearly 60 people aboard were moved to the last car.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Seattle police: 4 victims in university shooting

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say a Seattle Pacific University student on Thursday disarmed a lone gunman who entered a building and shot three people.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


In Capitol, Los Angeles mayor seeks state aid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made his first official visit to the Capitol on Thursday to make his case for getting state aid to help revitalize California's most populous city.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Local sheriff's deputies carry out probation sweep

On Thursday, June 5, 2014, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's Special Assignment Team (SAT) and the Summer Violent Crime Enforcement Program (SVCEP) conducted a multiple-location parole/probation compliance operation during the early morning hours. The deputies were accompanied by a Los Angeles County Probation Officer. This morning's operation included locations in Canyon Country, Saugus, Newhall, and Val Verde.

June 05, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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