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New perspective

Sometimes we need to look at an issue from a new perspective.

March 08, 2010 | Linda McCaskill Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Steve Lunetta: Obama, the Modern Prometheus

"Abhorred monster! Fiend that thou art! The tortures of hell are too mild a vengeance for thy crimes. Wretched devil! You reproach me with your creation; come on, then, that I may extinguish the spark which I so negligently bestowed."

March 08, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


McFarland should ‘man up’

If Bruce McFarland ("Bob Kellar should step down now," Feb. 2) doesn't think Bob Kellar should be on the City Council, then McFarland should "man up" and run for the council on the platform that he opposed Kellar being on the council.

March 08, 2010 | By Matt Diederich Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Your agenda’s showing

As The Signal tries to defend the indefensible via "Being responsible is our agenda" (The Signal, Feb. 14), readers understand biased articles from "credentialed reporters" OK'd by a "professional executive editor" have not a modicum of journalistic integrity, which is your only responsibility.

March 08, 2010 | By Donna Kirkpatrick Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: March 8, 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.

March 08, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Hurt Locker' best picture; Bullock, Bridges top actors; Bigelow director

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Iraq War drama "The Hurt Locker" won best picture and five other prizes Sunday at the Academy Awards, its haul including best director for Kathryn Bigelow.

Bigelow is the first woman in the 82-year history of the Oscars to earn Hollywood's top prize for filmmakers.

March 07, 2010 | By David Germain AP Movie Writer | Movies


It’s Oscar time: Roger Ebert's preview and picks

I can't remember a year when it seemed easier to predict the Oscars. Those words may come back to haunt me, but there you have it. Of the top eight categories, seven look like sure things. The only dicey one is best picture, and although "Avatar" may roll in on its record-breaking profits, I think it's a win for "The Hurt Locker."

March 07, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Escape Cover Story


THE ENVELOPE PLEASE: Escape's 2010 Oscar pickin’ contest

The deadline to enter the contest has passed, but you can still print out the page and circle your picks for Oscar winners.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Locals join in 'Day of Action' for public schools

Stevenson Ranch Elementary School teacher Joyce St. Marie hands out information to parents as they drop off their children for school on Thursday, the statewide Day of Action to Defend Public Education.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Dates to Watch

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Pleasantview Industries hosts 11th annual tournament

Pleasantview Industries held its 11th annual No-Tap Tournament and fundraiser at Valencia Lanes. One hundred and twenty bowlers participated in the tournament to raise funds for the programs at Pleasantview, a local nonprofit that has been serving individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley for the past 40 years.

March 07, 2010 | By Gerry Howard Special to The Signa | Signal Lifestyle


In the Service: Trevor A. Leahy

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Trevor A. Leahy graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Circle of Hope announces 2010 Warrior Princesses

This year's Warrior Princess Court spans three generations. From a 40-something to a 70-years-young, from a ministering family to a red-hot singer. Each of this year's clients learned of the services Circle of Hope provides from nurses and doctors in various medical offices, including the University of California, Los Angeles oncology department in the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 07, 2010 | By Jordana Capra Special to The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


In the Service: Bryan M. Longoria

Marine Corps Reserve Sgt. Bryan M. Longoria, a 2002 graduate of Canyon High School in Canyon Country, recently completed the Marine Corps Enlisted Warehouse Basic Course and graduated with honors.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


In the Service: Andrew J. Stropkai

Navy Seaman Andrew J. Stropkai, son of Valerie R. and Paul Stropkai of Saugus, Calif., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training and was meritoriously promoted to his current rank at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


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Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is remembering poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou (MY'-uh AN'-juh-loh) as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Comedian-actor Tracy Morgan critical after crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A publicist for comedian-actor Tracy Morgan says the "30 Rock" star remains in critical condition after a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Casey Kasem's daughter in charge of care

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday said Casey Kasem's daughter, not her stepmother, is in charge of the medical care for the 82-year-old radio personality, who remains in critical condition with an infected bedsore.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Appeals court revives case for art seized in WWII

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court revived on Friday a New York woman's lawsuit against a Southern California museum to return two 16th century paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


EPA agrees to pesticide buffers to protect salmon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gay marriages begin in Wisconsin after ruling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Milone helps A's win again

BALTIMORE (AP) - Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning, Saugus graduate Tommy Milone pitched six strong innings, and the Oakland Athletics won 4-3 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

June 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Supervisor Antonovich sponsors summer beach bus

To encourage residents of Castaic/West Ranch to enjoy the surf, sand, and surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will once again sponsor the Summer Beach Bus.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Supervisoor Antonovich | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, June 6, 2014

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June 06, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Saving Sgt. Bergdahl: What's known and what's not

WASHINGTON (AP) - That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.

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


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


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