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Report says LA plagued by poverty, traffic jams

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles risks becoming a city in decline as it struggles with poverty, poor schooling, traffic jams and a crisis of leadership, a citizens' panel warned Wednesday.

January 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

January 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope Francis is a man of the people

Although I am not a Catholic, I greatly admire our newest pope, Pope Francis, because more so than all the other popes, Pope Francis is out for the poor and the destitute.

January 09, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Finally ... an honest political statement

"I am in the past," L.A. County Sheriff LeRoy Baca said Tuesday at his forced retirement news conference.

January 09, 2014 | By Kevin Eliason Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Carl Kanowsky: Driving while human

Driving nightmares:

January 09, 2014 | By Carl Kanowsky Commentary | Columnists


Canyon grad Mike Edwards chasing dream

Mike Edwards left the California Institute of Technology as the school's all-time leading scorer in the history of its basketball program.

January 08, 2014 | By Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Lakers fall again in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Rockets recently have developed a knack for playing great in the third quarter.

January 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Maddux, Glavine, Thomas get HOF nod

NEW YORK (AP) - A new generation of starting pitchers and a self-proclaimed Mr. Clean of the Steroids Era will be ushered into baseball's Hall of Fame this summer. For tainted players, however, the doors to Cooperstown remain bolted.

January 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


'Brain dead' teen gets feeding and breathing tubes

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery has been given the feeding and breathing tubes that her family had been trying to obtain for weeks.

January 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Prison secretary seeks delay in inmate court order

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California will have no choice but to move 4,000 more inmates to private prisons in other states if federal judges refuse to postpone a court-ordered population cap, state Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard said Wednesday.

January 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Caretaker hurt trying to save group home residents

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The caretaker at a California group home for developmentally disabled adults that burned to the ground tried to beat back the flames Wednesday with a blanket before dragging two residents outside but failing to rescue two others as the fire spread, authorities said.

January 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

Valencia had fourteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included residential burglary, vehicle burglary, petty theft, and shoplifting from local businesses.

January 08, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Northern lights may expand south next couple days

WASHINGTON (AP) - Northerners thawing out from a bitter freeze may get rewarded with shimmering northern lights the next couple days.

January 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane lands in median of major Anchorage street

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A pilot who made a safe emergency landing on a major Anchorage street said he lost power, waited for a break in traffic, then descended onto the snowy median.

January 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Volunteers train as Nature Center docents

Twenty-one volunteers, many of whom are retired from various professions, turned out this week for the first class to train as a docent for the Placerita Canyon Nature Center and Natural Area.

January 08, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Father's Day gifts from the heart, not the wallet

On Father's Day, I gave 40 small children at church paper ties. I asked them to write or draw words of wisdom from their fathers. They looked confused so I explained. I said, "Write or draw what your father tells you. What advice does he give you?" They wrote and colored vigorously for a few minutes until I asked someone to share.

June 02, 2014 | By Shannon Symonds FamilyShare | NEWS 4 U


Intel executive among climbers presumed dead

SEATTLE (AP) - One of the six climbers presumed dead after a fall on Mount Rainier was a vice president of Intel Corp. in Southeast Asia.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Paper owner's jet crew had flown together 10 years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The flight crew that died in a fiery crash aboard Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz's private plane this weekend had flown for the millionaire businessman and philanthropist for a decade, and among them was a pilot who survived an earlier fatal crash, relatives said Monday.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California Chrome's story may never repeat

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


How to make this summer the best yet

Summer is a time for lemonade, swimsuits and sunscreen. Days are longer, and no school means there is more time to spend together as a family. Every year, I have set a goal to accomplish a list of things I want to do over the course of the summer with my family. Unfortunately, by the time summer rolls to an end, my list isn't even near completion. Year after year, I realize that I wasted my summer and didn't take full advantage of the extra sunlight and warm weather that I could enjoy with the people I care ...

June 02, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News | Hot Topics


First lady's fashions raise question: who pays?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits?

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP: Officers bust illegal car club in Bouquet Canyon

A joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

June 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


US concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California's state universities hiring 700 faculty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's state universities plan to hire 700 full-time faculty members, putting the skids on years of class and staff reductions prompted by state budget cuts.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Big power-plant pollution cuts are ordered

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Retiring royalty: Kings and queens can just quit?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russia rebels attack Ukrainian border guards

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama carbon rule gives states more time to comply

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cheap drug greatly boosts prostate cancer survival

CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


A courageous and magnificent misfit

My late father, a European-trained physician, did everything himself without benefit of nurses, clerical staff or drafty assembly-line consultation cubicles.

June 02, 2014 | By W.E. Gutman | Columnists


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