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New perspective

Sometimes we need to look at an issue from a new perspective.

March 08, 2010 | Linda McCaskill Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Steve Lunetta: Obama, the Modern Prometheus

"Abhorred monster! Fiend that thou art! The tortures of hell are too mild a vengeance for thy crimes. Wretched devil! You reproach me with your creation; come on, then, that I may extinguish the spark which I so negligently bestowed."

March 08, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


McFarland should ‘man up’

If Bruce McFarland ("Bob Kellar should step down now," Feb. 2) doesn't think Bob Kellar should be on the City Council, then McFarland should "man up" and run for the council on the platform that he opposed Kellar being on the council.

March 08, 2010 | By Matt Diederich Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Your agenda’s showing

As The Signal tries to defend the indefensible via "Being responsible is our agenda" (The Signal, Feb. 14), readers understand biased articles from "credentialed reporters" OK'd by a "professional executive editor" have not a modicum of journalistic integrity, which is your only responsibility.

March 08, 2010 | By Donna Kirkpatrick Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: March 8, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

March 08, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Hurt Locker' best picture; Bullock, Bridges top actors; Bigelow director

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Iraq War drama "The Hurt Locker" won best picture and five other prizes Sunday at the Academy Awards, its haul including best director for Kathryn Bigelow.

Bigelow is the first woman in the 82-year history of the Oscars to earn Hollywood's top prize for filmmakers.

March 07, 2010 | By David Germain AP Movie Writer | Movies


It’s Oscar time: Roger Ebert's preview and picks

I can't remember a year when it seemed easier to predict the Oscars. Those words may come back to haunt me, but there you have it. Of the top eight categories, seven look like sure things. The only dicey one is best picture, and although "Avatar" may roll in on its record-breaking profits, I think it's a win for "The Hurt Locker."

March 07, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Escape Cover Story


THE ENVELOPE PLEASE: Escape's 2010 Oscar pickin’ contest

The deadline to enter the contest has passed, but you can still print out the page and circle your picks for Oscar winners.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Locals join in 'Day of Action' for public schools

Stevenson Ranch Elementary School teacher Joyce St. Marie hands out information to parents as they drop off their children for school on Thursday, the statewide Day of Action to Defend Public Education.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Dates to Watch

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Pleasantview Industries hosts 11th annual tournament

Pleasantview Industries held its 11th annual No-Tap Tournament and fundraiser at Valencia Lanes. One hundred and twenty bowlers participated in the tournament to raise funds for the programs at Pleasantview, a local nonprofit that has been serving individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley for the past 40 years.

March 07, 2010 | By Gerry Howard Special to The Signa | Signal Lifestyle


In the Service: Trevor A. Leahy

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Trevor A. Leahy graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Circle of Hope announces 2010 Warrior Princesses

This year's Warrior Princess Court spans three generations. From a 40-something to a 70-years-young, from a ministering family to a red-hot singer. Each of this year's clients learned of the services Circle of Hope provides from nurses and doctors in various medical offices, including the University of California, Los Angeles oncology department in the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 07, 2010 | By Jordana Capra Special to The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


In the Service: Bryan M. Longoria

Marine Corps Reserve Sgt. Bryan M. Longoria, a 2002 graduate of Canyon High School in Canyon Country, recently completed the Marine Corps Enlisted Warehouse Basic Course and graduated with honors.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


In the Service: Andrew J. Stropkai

Navy Seaman Andrew J. Stropkai, son of Valerie R. and Paul Stropkai of Saugus, Calif., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training and was meritoriously promoted to his current rank at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


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Marine Corps to help families displaced by crash

IMPERIAL, Calif. (AP) - A Marine Corps official says the military is working on a plan to help three displaced families whose homes were damaged when one of its jets slammed into a neighborhood in the small Southern California desert city of Imperial.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Newhall Zone 6: thefts probed

A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.

June 05, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


GM: Incompetence, negligence led to delayed recall

WARREN, Mich. (AP) - General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect, not a larger conspiracy or cover-up, is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hunt on for Canadian suspected in police killings

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A man suspected of killing three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers was spotted three times Thursday but has so far eluded a massive manhunt in the normally tranquil east coast city of Moncton, police said.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens of new flora, fauna species in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it emerged from a half-century of military rule and isolation.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Witnesses: Boko Haram militants slaughter hundreds

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said on Thursday.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: No apology for Bergdahl prisoner exchange

BRUSSELS (AP) - President Barack Obama said Thursday he "absolutely makes no apologies" for seeking the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, vigorously defending an exchange that has caused a furor in the United States and has dogged the president on his European trip this week.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NYC officials: 34 injured in Staten Island fire

NEW YORK (AP) - Fire tore through three townhouses on Staten Island early Thursday, injuring 34 people including two young children who were tossed out of a smoke-filled second-floor window into the arms of neighbors below, authorities and witnesses said.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dodgers bats quiet in 2-1 loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Danks and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, Leury Garcia hit his first major league home run and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


3 teens hit in intersection

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three 14-year-old girls were hospitalized Wednesday after a car crashed into them at a North Hollywood crosswalk.

June 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dancing hamster faces fraud charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who played a dancing hamster in Kia car commercials and was a backup dancer for Madonna has been charged with California disability fraud.

June 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Military jet crashes into neighborhood

MPERIAL, Calif. (AP) - A Marine jet crashed into a residential area in a Southern California desert community Wednesday, exploding and setting two homes on fire. The pilot ejected safely, and there was no immediate word of any injuries on the ground.

June 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Williams puts LA past Rangers in OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams scored 4:36 into overtime after a turnover by Dan Girardi, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Stanley Cup finals opener.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Families invited to apply for Habitat for Humanity homes

Veterans and their families are invited to apply for affordable housing in a new neighborhood to be located in Santa Clarita.

June 04, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Long Beach police chief nearly sweeps sheriff’s position

Jim McDonnell, the Long Beach police chief and former second in command of the Los Angeles Police Department, came very near to winning outright the Los Angeles County sheriff's post in Tuesday's election.

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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