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Last-minute insurance shoppers given grace period

CHICAGO (AP) - Anticipating heavy traffic on the government's health care website, the Obama administration effectively extended Monday's deadline for signing up for insurance by a day, giving people in 36 states more time to select a plan.

December 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP highlights news 2014 laws affecting motorists

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – With the New Year just around the corner, the California Highway Patrol is reminding motorists of several new laws or changes to existing law that goes into effect in 2014. The following are summaries of some transportation-related laws that, unless otherwise stated, go into effect on January 1, 2014.

December 23, 2013 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


Utah's same-sex marriage ban back in court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah officials are scrambling Monday to halt same-sex marriages as hundreds of gay couples lined up at local clerks' offices to wed.

December 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Activists: Syrian helicopters bomb northern town

BEIRUT (AP) - Government forces widened a bombing campaign in rebel-held areas of northern Syria on Monday, striking one of the main border towns near Turkey and killing 15 people, said activists.

December 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pancho Claus: A Tex-Mex Santa from the South Pole

HOUSTON (AP) - He usually has black hair and a black beard, sometimes just a mustache. Like Santa, he wears a hat - though often it's a sombrero. He dons a serape or a poncho and, in one case, a red and black zoot suit. And he makes his grand entrance on lowriders or Harleys or led by a pack of burros instead of eight reindeer.

December 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rain, ice tapers, cold temps stay for parts of US

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A steady diet of freezing rain and cold temperatures means parts of the country socked by a wild weekend storm will be covered with ice through Christmas and beyond.

December 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Start of winter brings snow, ice and warm weather

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The first full day of winter brought a wild mix of weather across the U.S. on Sunday: ice and high wind in the Great Lakes and New England areas, flooding in the South, snow in the Midwest and record-shattering temperatures in the 60s and 70s along the mid-Atlantic.

December 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

December 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


A little help with Obama’s accomplishments

I read Kevin Buck's column in The Signal ("Obama keeps calm," Dec. 10), and I simply have to respond.

December 23, 2013 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


An open letter to the city of Santa Clarita

Recently, The Signal published an article about an online petition with 800 signatures from the U.S., Argentina, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Poland and more to rename Hercules Street in Valencia to "Walker/Rodas Memorial Way."

December 23, 2013 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The Arctic is ice-free!

This just in from the North Pole: Santa says that his home is ice free!

December 23, 2013 | By Steve Lunetta Right here right now | Columnists


Clippers beat Wolves in OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jared Dudley made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 38 seconds remaining in overtime and Chris Paul made five free throws in the final 19 seconds, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 120-116 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.

December 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC Insider: Master's among nation's best

At the conclusion of the fall sports season, The Master's College Mustangs currently ranks sixth in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, the list of the nation's best NAIA athletic programs.

December 22, 2013 | Signal Staff | SCV College Sports


Calif. island's bison benefit from birth control

AVALON, Calif. (AP) - Bison birth control has proved a boon for a rare herd off the Southern California coast and the island where they roam.

December 22, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Rebels hold key oil capital in South Sudan

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - South Sudan's central government lost control of the capital of a key oil-producing state on Sunday, the military said, as renegade forces loyal to a former deputy president seized more territory in fighting that has raised fears of full-blown civil war in the world's newest country.

December 22, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Property resource for film production predicts even more growth for SCV

When Monica Harrison launched L.A. Film Locations in 2003, the Santa Clarita-based company that serves as a film location property resource for location managers, it was the perfect marriage between Harrison's background in commercial property asset management and coming from a family of film industry professionals.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Business and Real Estate


City recycles motor oil for free

If you change your own motor oil and filters, the city of Santa Clarita is asking you to recycle it – for free.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by the city of Santa Clarita | Industry


Salon Combines High Fashion with Community Art

Entourage Hair Studio, a long-time Valencia Town Center tenant, has recently relocated into a new location on Town Center Drive. In the process of creating a brand new, ground-up salon, owner Michael Beck was inspired to combine fine art and hair fashion together to create a whole new experience in art and style.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Entourage Salon | Lifestyle


Ingrained in SCV history

At Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary, history is as ubiquitous as death, remembrance and peace.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Local audiologist shares passion with community

For as long as she can remember, Dr. Patrice Rifkind wanted to help people.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Pitching a new kind of little league

While the task is not small, Canyon Country Little League is undergoing a large transformation.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Hearing the needs of the community

It's all about family at Advanced Audiology.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Lifestyle


Celebrating 25 years of service

Chartered in 1989, the Assistance League of Santa Clarita is now helping 3,000 students in the Santa Clarita Valley as it celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Lifestyle


Milestones set at Stepping Stones

When Nancy Grunbok purchased the center in 1995, her goal was to provide the Santa Clarita Valley a safe and enriching environment for children of the community to learn and play during child care services, as well as working one-on-one with families to meet their needs.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Education


Music to a community’s ears

The Master's College in Santa Clarita offers a variety of instructional programs and open-to-the-public performances, including concerts, theatre, a music summer camp and a semester-long piano course for community members.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Education


An exercise in friendship

Standing in the hallway before a workout, three women chatted easily, filling the gym with laughter and pausing only to say hello to friends passing through their conversation.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Industry group connects businesses with success

For more than three decades, the Valley Industry Association has served as a collective body of, and voice for, businesses located in the manufacturing and industrial geographic pockets and business parks operating throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


With new online programs from Charter College, advancing a career or beginning a new one is just a c

In today's fast-paced, multi-tasking world, it can be hard to find time for a lunch break-much less commute to a crowded campus, fighting traffic, all in an attempt to arrive on time and sit down to take a college course.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Charter College | Education


Sunshine Learning Centers in Valencia

With campuses in Wiley Canyon and North Valencia, Sunshine Child Care & Learning Centers is a private preschool that is designed to champion children to grow intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically, by cultivating a lifetime love of learning.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Sunshine Child Care & Learning Centers | Education


With tax season underway, Liberty Tax is at its peak

With the IRS Tax filing deadline just around the corner, many taxpayers are working to submit on time.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Banking and Finance


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