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Antonovich: 2009 welfare costs for children of illegal aliens top $500 million

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich released figures from the county Department of Public Social Services showing that illegal aliens' children born in the United States collected nearly $570 million in welfare and food stamps in 2009.

February 05, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


WorkSource Center hosts monthly job fair

The city of Santa Clarita, along with Goodwill Industries and the Employment Development Department, will host its free monthly Job Fair at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center on Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon.

February 05, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Consumer Watchdog lauds DOJ stance on Google Books settlement

SANTA MONICA, Calif., /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog praised the U.S. Department of Justice yesterday for opposing the amended Google Books Settlement. The DOJ said that while there were improvements in the amended settlement, problems with class certification, copyright and antitrust issues remained.

February 05, 2010 | Source: Consumer Watchdog | SCV Raw


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


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Wilk Responds to Passage of bill to close Prop 13 loophole

SACRAMENTO –Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, released a statement regarding the passage of Assembly Bill 2372 (Ammiano) which closes a loophole in Proposition 13:

May 29, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Scott Wilk's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Southwest fined $200,000 for deceptive TV ads

DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines is being fined $200,000 for advertising a fare sale too good to be true.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV water safety expo scheduled Saturday

The Los Angeles County Fire Department and the city of Santa Clarita will host the fourth annual Water Safety Expo this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valencia Fire Station 126.

May 29, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Elon Musk to unveil spacecraft to ferry astronauts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - SpaceX, which has flown unmanned cargo capsules to the International Space Station, planned to unveil a new spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry astronauts to low-Earth orbit.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rebels down helicopter; another big loss for Kiev

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - In another devastating blow to Ukraine's armed forces, rebels shot down a troop helicopter Thursday, killing at least 12 soldiers, including a general who had served in the Soviet army and was in charge of combat training.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man who accosted Pitt has reputation for stunts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - He tried to kiss Will Smith in Moscow, attempted to steal Adele's spotlight at the Grammys, dove under America Ferrera's dress at Cannes and now, police say, accosted Brad Pitt on the red carpet of a Hollywood premiere.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


IG: Phoenix VA hospital missed care for 1,700 vets

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix veterans hospital, the Veterans Affairs watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing report that increases pressure on Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's Beats buy joins tech and street-wise style

NEW YORK (AP) - Beats Electronics' colorful, oversized headphones serve as a fashion accessory to cool kids riding the New York City subway, but as tech companies such as Apple, Samsung and others are discovering, wearable gadgets like smartwatches and Google Glass still have a long way to go to become trendy, must-have consumer items.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over both the scope of the troubling issue and the long-term impacts on young people.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 29, 2014

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May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Hearing set in beating victim's case vs. Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Opening statements were expected to begin Thursday in a lawsuit brought by beating victim Bryan Stow against the Los Angeles Dodgers and its former owner, Frank McCourt.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calmer weather returns to California wildfire zone

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Weather was expected to be friendlier for firefighters Thursday as they look to fully contain a Central California wildfire that led to the destruction of two homes.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White and male, Google releases diversity data

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California rampage shows gaps in mental health law

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that allow authorities to temporarily confine people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Voters in California contemplate forming new state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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