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Jacki Curcio: Invest in your skin and reap many dividends

When it comes to looking great, here's the scoop. Anything you do to invest in taking care of and maintaining your skin's health and appearance, beginning now, will preserve your looks for years to come.

January 21, 2011 | By Jacki Curcio | Healthy Living


Wind-whipped shoppers look for deals at farmers market

DeleteFour-and-a-half-year-old Nathan Tooma, of Newhall, runs with the wind as a plastic bag wraps his arm during a family shopping trip at the farmers market on Main Street in Newhall on Thursday. The National Weather Service recorded wind speeds averaging 30 miles per hour and gusts of up to 61 miles per hour, at the Newhall Pass station at 11:56 a.m. Thursday.

January 21, 2011 | By Dan Watson The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


City put out by ‘F’ grade

The city of Santa Clarita earned a failing grade for its inadequate tobacco-control policies in a statewide report card released Thursday.

January 21, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The original love boat comes to life - in 250,000 Lego bricks

A love of cruising has led to a remarkably creative version of Princess Cruises' famous "Love Boat" - Pacific Princess - as reincarnated in LEGO® by a fan in Melbourne, Australia.

January 20, 2011 | Source: Princess Cruises | SCV Raw


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011

Winter blood drive

January 20, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspected tagging crew members arrested

Deputies have arrested 10 suspected members of a Canyon Country tagging crew that caused about $20,000 worth of property damage, authorities said Wednesday.

January 20, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Workshop stresses the importance of technology for the Hispanic market

Ariel Coro, founder of Tu Tecnología and the California Community Colleges' Economic & Workforce Development Program, announces Tecnifícate, an educational workshop series focused on stressing the importance of technology in the personal and professional development of Hispanics.

January 20, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Lynne Plambeck: Development should have to foot the bill

For the last 15 years, the city of Santa Clarita and surrounding areas have experienced unprecedented growth, permitting thousands of new housing units. These units were approved based on water from Northern California that is high in salts called chlorides.

January 20, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


Mercado-Fortine a victim of Hart district

On Nov. 7, Joe Messina and Steve Sturgeon knew that their only course of action concerning their accusations of conflict-of-interest by Gloria Mercado-Fortine was to file a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

January 20, 2011 | By Michele Lecrivain Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Get the facts on issues before speaking out

What is hate speech and who should be silenced from their right to speak out? Should People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Code Pink, environmentalists, Right for Life or anti-war activists lose their right to express their views? No. These groups have a right to be heard.

January 20, 2011 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Debs find good manners in style

The 26th annual Silver Rose Debutante Ball is less than two months away, capping a busy social year for the 2010-11 class of eight debutantes.

January 20, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | About Town


Craig Duswalt: Calling cards for business rock stars

If rock stars carried business cards, what would they say? Imagine - "Jimmy Page, Guitar God." "Eddie Vedder - Moody Singer for Hire." "Charlie Watts, Watching Mick Jagger's Rear End for 40 Years."

January 19, 2011 | By Craig Duswalt | Business Columns


Texting craze hurting children’s education

I recently had lunch with a retired school counselor who worked at one of the high schools in the Santa Clarita Valley. Talk to a school counselor, and you will have a whirlwind of topics to talk about.

January 19, 2011 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


New Year Slimming Secrets

Two years ago, Japanese supermarkets couldn't keep bananas on the shelves after a man revealed the secret of his weight-loss success on a leading social network. Now a healthier version of his diet is catching on in America, thanks to the fruit and nutrition experts at Dole.

January 19, 2011 | By Family Features | Food


Fleischmann to join Amerifund Lending Group

Linda Fleischmann will be joining Amerifund Lending Group as an independent mortgage loan officer Jan. 30.

January 19, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


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Hart district graduation rate remains above state average

Graduation rates in the William S. Hart Union High School District continued to far outpace the average rates in the county and the state, according to numbers released this week.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Employee opens fire at FedEx sorting center

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A FedEx employee wearing ammunition draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before apparently committing suicide, police and witnesses said.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Clippers owner banned for life by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - Issuing about the strongest rebuke that he could, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life Tuesday for making racist comments in a recorded conversation, the first step toward forcing a sale of the club and permanently removing Sterling from the league.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. mayor prods Time Warner to reach Dodger deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti chided Time Warner Cable at an industry gathering Tuesday for not reaching deals with other TV providers so all fans of the Dodgers could watch the baseball games.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate committee approves bills to modernize state water system

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills in a package of legislation by committee chair Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to modernize California's water system.

April 29, 2014 | Source: Office of State Sen. Fran Pavley | Santa Clarita Valley News


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

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


Southern California community loses Toyota

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Toyota's announcement Monday that it is moving its U.S. headquarters from Torrance to Texas comes as a major blow not just to this manicured city south of Los Angeles but also to the larger region, which has watched a number of major employers walk away in recent years.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Campus rape addressed by White House task force

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration admonished colleges and universities - "No more turning a blind eye" - in new guidelines designed to stem sexual assaults on campuses and help the victims.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Silicon Valley phone technology battle nears close

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Silicon Valley court battle between Apple and Samsung is entering its final phase.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Economists back increased US oil and gas exports

NEW YORK (AP) - Whether to allow more exports of U.S. oil and natural gas has become a matter of political debate in Washington. But to economists, the answer is clear: The nation would benefit.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Latest weather wallop: Florida, Alabama flooding

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In the latest blow from a dayslong chain of severe weather across the South and Midwest, the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast were hit with widespread flooding early Wednesday, with people stranded in cars and homes waiting for rescuers to find a way around impassable roads and others abandoning vehicles to walk to safety.

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


Shooter wounds 6 at Ga. FedEx station

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A shooter described as being armed with an assault rifle and having bullets strapped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx station outside Atlanta, wounding at least six people before police found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hot, dry weather ahead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last days of April will feel like August in Southern California.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google: Driverless cars are mastering city streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists - a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tornado death toll rises to 30

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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