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A union for college athletes?

Northwestern football players are upset about the long hours, the rugged schedule and the nonexistent wages they receive.

January 31, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


UPDATE: Amid drought, California agency won't allot water

A commission made up of officials from Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County and Santa Clarita Valley water representatives will meet Tuesday to discuss ways to encourage and enhance local water conservation efforts as the state grapples with its most crippling drought in recent memory.

January 31, 2014 | By Signal staff and wire reports | Santa Clarita Valley News


US cattle herd at lowest number since 1951

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The lingering effects of drought across the Great Plains last year continued to shrink the size of the U.S. cattle herd, according to experts and a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Friday.

January 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Convictions handed down for two men accused of robbing Canyon Country bank

Two of the men accused of robbing a Bank of America in Canyon Country in 2012 were found guilty by a jury Friday, according to a spokesman from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

January 31, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ohio man buried astride beloved Harley motorcycle

MECHANICSBURG, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man's family has fulfilled his dying wish - that he be buried astride his beloved Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

January 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Teen planned to sell Guy Fieri's car

MARIN, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California teenager convicted of stealing celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Lamborghini planned to sell the car and also commit a jewelry heist, according to court documents.

January 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cruise line cites fog, not illness, for return

HOUSTON (AP) - A cruise ship that had more than 180 passengers and crew fall sick with an apparent stomach virus returned to a Houston-area port early due to a dense fog advisory and not because people were vomiting and had diarrhea, a Princess Cruises spokeswoman said Friday.

January 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita Valley detectives seek help identifying person of interest

As part of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station continued outreach efforts aimed at keeping the public informed about crime and crime rates in our community, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station wants to raise awareness about a number of scams that are becoming more prevalent in the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 31, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Top 10 Super Bowl ads to watch for

NEW YORK (AP) - Actress Scarlett Johansson gives SodaStream some sex appeal in a controversial spot, Kia revives actor Laurence Fishburne's "Matrix" character Morpheus in its commercial. And cute puppies and kids abound in ads for Cheerios to Anheuser-Busch.

January 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Don't worry, be a happy parent

I worry a lot.

January 31, 2014 | By Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Hot Topics


UPDATE: Man was shot after he moved toward deputies with knife

A man killed during a deputy-involved shooting in Canyon Country Thursday night was shot multiple times in the upper torso by deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station after reportedly moving toward them with a knife in his hand, according to an incident report released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

January 31, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca, Charlie Kaijo and Luke Money Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


US judge upholds Conn. gun control law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A federal judge upheld Connecticut's gun control law on Thursday, saying the sweeping measure is constitutional even as he acknowledged the Second Amendment rights of gun owners who sued to block it.

January 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Frank Ferry: There’s nothing cool about graffiti

As a principal, father, and member of the City Council, I can tell you firsthand that environment and behavior go hand in hand. If we want the best students, we must provide an environment that supports learning, connectivity with quality educators and opportunities to study.

January 31, 2014 | By Frank Ferry Live from city hall | Columnists


America needs to change its energy policy

I don't know about you, but to me, reducing the threat of climate change would best be accomplished by having good flood control, stout construction, a reliable water supply and affordable energy - Not by following leaders who think we can reduce the threat of climate change by stopping the change.

January 31, 2014 | By Robert Stauffer Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Average Americans dress like bums

With perhaps the exception of church services (and even some of them need the following counsel), I have noticed that the average American - even at work - dresses like a bum, no pride in one's attire at all. Ragged blue jeans coupled with ragged tee-shirts dress most of our Santa Clarita residents, these days.

January 31, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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Mass shooters hard to predict

GOLETA (AP) - Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. Sandy Hook school attacker Adam Lanza. And now Elliot Rodger.

May 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Violence in America

Historically we are a violent people and mankind's history throughout the world demonstrates that we are violent. Laws passed protect us all from violence. But laws alone can't eliminate violence.

May 27, 2014 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Kings beat Chicago to take 3-1 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jake Muzzin, Marian Gaborik and captain Dustin Brown scored in a dominant first period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference final.

May 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Tommy Milone pitches A's to victory

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics backed up another strong start from Saugus High graduate Tommy Milone, who helped the Athletics snap a season-long four-game losing streak with a 10-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday.

May 26, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


LA investigating street crews

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles city leaders are investigating accusations that some city street crews have been taking extended breaks while on the job instead of repairing potholes and sidewalks.

May 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No sign of 3 men missing in Colorado slide

COLLBRAN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities haven't found any sign of three men missing after a massive mudslide struck a remote part of western Colorado.

May 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sharp rise in West Coast oil trains, fears abound

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Residents along the scenic Columbia River are hoping to persuade regulators to reject plans for what would be the Pacific Northwest's largest crude oil train terminal - the proposed destination for at least four trains a day, each more than a mile long.

May 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputy shot in Long Beach, suspect dead

LONG BEACH (AP) - Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say a deputy has been shot and a suspect is dead following a confrontation in Long Beach.

May 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Belle': Familiar but unique

"Belle" presents a familiar message in a unique context.

May 26, 2014 | By Josh Terry Deseret News | Hot Topics


Australian senator produces fake bomb at hearing

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An Australian senator startled his colleagues by producing a fake pipe bomb during a committee hearing on Monday.

May 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Killer's family tried to intervene before rampage

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - It was Friday night when Elliot Rodger's mother got a call from her son's therapist that he had emailed a ranting manifesto about going on a deadly rampage.

May 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hacking case belies profitable US links with China

WASHINGTON (AP) - China may be trying to steal trade secrets from U.S. businesses, as federal prosecutors allege. Yet for many U.S. companies, China's vast market remains an irresistible source of business.

May 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bike Safety Month concludes with festival

The city of Santa Clarita will cap off its Bike Safety Month with the Kids Biking and Walking Festival on Saturday.

May 26, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Look at Switzerland

In Charlie Vignola's column ("Sensible about gun control," May 20) Vignola is basically making the intellectually flaccid argument that guns cause their own misuse.

May 26, 2014 | Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Lousy films in SCV

Why do we not get fine films out here in SCV?

May 26, 2014 | Karen Kaplan Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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