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‘Chop shop’ story needs fact-check

I have been following The Signal's coverage of the alleged chop shop in Canyon Country.

March 17, 2011 | Steve Kapin Newhall | Letters to the Editor


UPDATED: Keep altSCV off my driveway

I have to communicate my deep disappointment and displeasure with the recent altSCV edition freely distributed throughout our neighborhood. As a Signal subscriber, I have come to expect a measure of objective and worthwhile reporting of local, national and world events.

March 17, 2011 | By Peter Beers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Man arrested for taking power from laundry-room socket

A man who was living in a vacant Canyon Country condominium was arrested for theft of utilities after deputies discovered that an extension cord inside the condo was connected to an electrical socket inside a laundry room, authorities said Wednesday.

March 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CalArts plays part in Kazakhstan cantata premiere

Renowned artists from the United States and Kazakhstan create a groundbreaking large-scale musical project, The Silent Steppe Cantata, scheduled for a world premiere in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the newly restored Kazakh State Zhambyl Philharmonic Hall.

March 16, 2011 | Source: Art of Opera Foundation | SCV Raw


Gary Horton: It really does take a village

Fellow Signal columnist Steve Lunetta tells a fun story this past Monday about how he and some close church buddies go off on a guy trip each year to Arizona to watch spring-training baseball games. For the duration of the trip, they get to be kids again, and life is all about baseball. Surely, fun times.

March 16, 2011 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

High school art exhibit

March 16, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mitchell Elementary School joins in Jump for Heart event

More than 700 students at Mitchell Elementary School in Canyon Country participated in the Jump for Heart event in the first week of March to benefit the American Heart Association.

March 16, 2011 | For The Signal | SCV Schools


COC hosts ‘High School Teacher-Student Art Exhibition’

Sharon Butow, middle, and John Butow, right, look at a ceramic sculpture created by their grandson Valencia High School senior Joey Hill, 17, left, in the art gallery at College of the Canyons on Tuesday.

March 16, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Legacy Christian Academy celebrates Read Across America

As part of Read Across America Day, students and family at Legacy Christian Academy organized Family Reading Night on March 1, which featured 16 hands-on literary activities and raffles to celebrate reading. "The Cat in the Hat" also made a special appearance to take photos with the students. Students at Legacy Christian Academy also honored Dr. Seuss' birthday with daily Dr. Seuss trivia questions, classroom door decorations, and a "Design a Bookmark" activity.

March 16, 2011 | Courtesy | SCV Schools


Mountainview hosts school lottery

Site supervisor Jennifer Guevara, left, reads the name of one child after the name was picked by Principal Christine Hamlin, right. Mountainview Elementary School recently held a lottery to determine which lucky parents would be able to enroll their children in the Fun for Fours Preschool next school year. Thanks to funding from Los Angeles Universal Preschool, parents only pay $60 per month in tuition. Nearly 20 parents attended the lottery March 10. There were 49 children competing for only 24 spots.

March 16, 2011 | Courtesy | SCV Schools


Locals compete in Science Olympiad

More than 700 students at Mitchell Elementary School in Canyon Country participated in the Jump for Heart event in the first week of March to benefit the American Heart Association.

March 16, 2011 | For The Signal | SCV Schools


A pot of gold from Irish pastures

Yes, there's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It's found in each blade of grass growing in Ireland's lush pastures. Small herds of cows graze freely, and the milk, rich in beta-carotene from the grass, produces butter and cheeses of an exceptionally golden hue.

March 16, 2011 | By Family Features | Food


Book synopsis: “Make Your Own Rules”

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March 16, 2011 | Signal Staff | Local Business News


College baseball: COC can’t halt its skid

College of the Canyons baseball fell to Pierce College 7-6 Tuesday afternoon at College of the Canyons in a matchup of two teams looking to end two-game losing streaks.

March 16, 2011 | By Jon Stein For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Craig Duswalt: Focus on your local community

Almost every major band I know of works small venues from time to time. Mostly, it does them just before large tours, as a way to warm up for the larger shows.

March 16, 2011 | Craig Duswalt | Business Columns


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Google stalled by European court ruling

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Europe's moves to rein in Google - including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say in what pops up when someone searches their name - may be seen in Brussels as striking a blow for the little guy.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'X-Men' dominates holiday box office with $91M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A team of mutants overpowered one massive mutant monster at the box office during the Memorial Day holiday.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Brazil World Cup song fails to strike right tone

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - The official World Cup song is definitely striking a chord - the wrong one with many in host country Brazil.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2 fans hurt in robbery, shooting near speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A robbery and shooting left two men injured early Sunday, authorities said, just 24 hours after an Indiana man was fatally shot in the same parking lot near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff never saw videos before rampage

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - The threats of suicide and violence captured in Elliott Rodger's online videos were unsettling, even terrifying.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hunter-Reay wins Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The finish at the Indianapolis 500 was worth the wait for Ryan Hunter-Reay.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Beckett pitches no-hitter, Dodgers stop Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Josh Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his stellar career and the first in the majors this season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Sunday.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Traffic stop leads to "honey oil lab" discovery, arrest of 20-year-old

At approximately 6pm, on Saturday, May 24, 2014, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's Summer Violent Crime Enforcement Program (SVCEP) stopped a vehicle for routine traffic violations. Upon contacting the driver, deputies could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver was detained pending a narcotics investigation, and the vehicle was searched. Inside the vehicle's trunk, deputies found all the makings for a lab, used to extract hash oil (also known as honey oil) from marijuana. Seized were hundreds of cans of butane, laboratory style glassware, a scale, a portable stove ...

May 25, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Emma Watson graduates from Brown University

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - It's graduation day for movie star Emma Watson.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Billionaire wins Ukraine presidential vote

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - An exit poll on Sunday showed that billionaire candy-maker Petro Poroshenko won Ukraine's presidential election outright in the first round - a vote that authorities hoped would unify the deeply fractured nation.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain has reminded a New York City congregation not to forget the sacrifice of fallen soldiers around the world.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Should kids take vitamin supplements?

Some things you just don't forget. One of those things for me was lining up with my siblings before leaving for school. There was one thing we had to do before running out the door to catch the bus. Let me explain. My mother was involved. She held a large bottle in one hand and a tablespoon in the other. That's right, a tablespoon, not a teaspoon.

May 25, 2014 | By Gary and Joy Lundberg FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Double duty: Kurt Busch set for 1,100-mile bid

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Appearing loose and ready to go, Kurt Busch chatted with family and well-wishers hours before he tried to become just the second driver to complete the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in a single day - a grueling, 1,100-mile slog that will include an airplane ride from Indiana to North Carolina in time for the longer of the two races Sunday evening.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama slips into Afghanistan to visit US troops

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) - President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness Sunday for a weekend visit with U.S. troops serving in the closing months of America's longest war.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


8 most common job injuries

When a workplace injury occurs, actual injury costs are often between five to 50 times the size of the obvious direct costs of medical expenses and salary for the injured worker. Indirect costs include money spent on things such as repairing damaged equipment, time and money spent on hiring and training replacement personnel as well as lost productivity and quality because less experienced employees replace key injured employees.

May 25, 2014 | By Rachel Lewis KSL | Hot Topics


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