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10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

December 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Interpreter for deaf at Mandela event called fake

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - As one world leader after another paid homage to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service, the man standing at arm's length from them appeared to interpret their words in sign language. But advocates for the deaf say he was a faker.

December 12, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kings beat Maple Leafs for 5th straight win

TORONTO (AP) - Four games, four wins, two shutouts and three goals allowed. Martin Jones is off to quite a start in the NHL.

December 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Clippers beat Celtics in Doc Rivers' return

BOSTON (AP) - Doc Rivers picked up another win in Boston.

December 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Family describes what kept them alive

RENO, Nevada (AP) - A mother and her youngest child were discharged Wednesday from a Nevada hospital a day after being rescued with four other group members who were stranded for two days in a bitter cold mountain wilderness when their Jeep rolled over.

December 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


India's Supreme Court upholds anti-gay sex law

NEW DELHI (AP) - India's Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexual conduct, dealing a blow Wednesday to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.

December 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


107,000 enroll in health coverage in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - More than 107,000 Californians have enrolled for coverage through Nov. 30 under the state's health insurance exchange, according to figures released Wednesday by the federal Health and Human Services Department.

December 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


"12 Years a Slave" tops SAG Awards with 4 noms

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave" topped the nominations list for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, cementing it as a solid Academy Awards prospect with four nominations.

December 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA takes steps to phase out antibiotics in meat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.

December 11, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia woman arrested in FBI gang roundup

A 40-year-old Valencia woman was one of 20 people arrested Tuesday by the FBI and identified as either MS-13 gang members or associates for their roles in a drug trafficking network and extortion scheme.

December 11, 2013 | Signal Staff and News Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ukraine protesters reject govt offer of talks

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Opposition protesters in Ukraine have rejected President Viktor Yanukovych's offer of talks, saying they will not sit down with him until he fires his government and releases all arrested demonstrators.

December 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.

December 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


World leaders bow, pray at Nelson Mandela's casket

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - World leaders and thousands of South Africans on Wednesday filed past the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as the country's first black president.

December 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NTSB: Asiana captain worried about visual landing

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic landing aids were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.

December 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gun control groups still hopeful despite inaction

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Despite a year of setbacks, the parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre insist they won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence.

December 11, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Total Financial Solutions is helping the community protect their money

For Total Financial Solutions, giving back to the community is an important goal and focus.

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


Quality schools in your neighborhood

Hart School District aims to prepare students for a successful future.

February 24, 2014 | By Gail Pinsker For The Signal | Education


Choice and Location Highlight LivingSmart Homes Fair at Oaks Ranch

Convenient location and quality designs continue to draw buyers to Fair Oaks Ranch in Santa Clarita, where award-winning Pardee Homes invites shoppers to see its "LivingSmart Homes" neighborhood.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Pardee Homes | Business and Real Estate


Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor announce season-long lineup of thrills for 2014

It is going to be yearlong thrills for all ages at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor in 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Six Flags Magic Mountain | Lifestyle


Flooring store tossed usual retail model so that customer service would be its key focus

Santa Clarita wasn't even a city when Brent's Carpet One Floor & Home opened 35 years ago in 1979.

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


Community Bank Announces the Appointment of David R. Misch as CEO

PASADENA – The Board of Directors of Community Bank announced that David R. Misch has been appointed as the Bank's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Community Bank is an independent business bank with 17 business centers located throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Orange counties.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Community Bank | Banking and Finance


Helicopter engine specialists are revving up for their move to the SCV

Begun by their father, Heros Kajberouni in 1988, H.E.R.O.S. Inc. - Helicopter Engine Repair & Overhaul Services Inc. – has so outgrown its space in Glendale that the company is moving to Santa Clarita.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


Leaving economic growth to chance is risky

The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation fills many roles including serving as an information resource as to what's happening in the local economy, and by providing businesses and commercial real estate brokers with an analysis as to whether relocating to the SCV is the right decision for a company.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


College creates supply for local job demand

The Economic Development Division at College of the Canyons understands basic supply and demand.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Education


Mortgage brokerage builds base by putting the community first

Practicing a servant leadership business model, American Family Funding built its business by putting Santa Clarita Valley residents' needs first when helping them as a full-service mortgage brokerage firm.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Banking and Finance


The Ivy Day Spa celebrates two years

On behalf of Eric Smith, spa owner, and all of the spa staff, we would like to express our gratitude to the Santa Clarita Valley for all of the love and support we have received during our two years of business. Thank you for allowing us to take care of your well being here at The Ivy Day Spa. We owe our success to our patrons and look forward to continuing to serve and grow our list of happy customers for many more years to come.

February 24, 2014 | By Wendy Whitehead Spa director, The Ivy Day Spa | Health Care


Local doctor has eye for technology, education

At Helm Vision Group on Tourney Road, staff focuses on education, innovation and personal care.

February 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Health Care


Finding the perfect fit

Dale and Joan Sheets have been married for 46 years. Together, they have built and maintained a local music business in Valencia for 45 years.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Health Care


Meeting the faces of Facey

Whether they're new to the community, longtime residents or slowly establishing local roots, three Facey Medical Group doctors share why they are proud to live and work in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Health Care


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