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Negotiators reach U.S. budget pact

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Backcountry skier survives avalanche

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An avalanche that was caught on video dragged a backcountry skier into a Utah ravine and buried her in snow, but the woman survived because she deployed a special air bag and other skiers were able to quickly dig her out, witnesses said Tuesday.

December 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 6 missing people found alive in northern Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two adults and four children who were stranded in sub-zero temperatures in a Nevada mountain range for nearly 48 hours were found alive and well on Tuesday by search crews, authorities said.

December 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kaiser warns missing info on 49,0000 patients

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Kaiser Permanente has warned 49,000 patients that a computer flash drive containing some of their private details has gone missing from the Anaheim Medical Center.

December 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


GM names Mary Barra CEO, 1st woman to head car co.

DETROIT (AP) - Mary Barra has spent the past three years as General Motors' product chief, making cars that drive better, last longer and look good in showrooms.

December 10, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: $24.7B water plan would impact SCV, local official says

California water officials have released a draft of a $24.7 billion plan to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, in part by building two 30-mile underground tunnels to ensure stable water delivery to millions of Californians.

December 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


St. Nicks learn tricks of trade at Santa School

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Where does Santa Claus learn to chortle "Ho, ho, ho!" and listen to the wishes of children all over the world?

December 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Raul Castro

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, a simple gesture that signaled possible thawing between the leaders of two Cold War foes.

December 10, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drunken driving crackdown begins Friday the 13th

This holiday season, Police, Sheriff and CHP will be out in force

December 10, 2013 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thai protesters claim authority over government

BANGKOK (AP) - The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Analysis finds confusion over 'armed conflicts'

GENEVA (AP) - Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews battle brush fire in Ventura County

MOORPARK (AP) - Crews are dealing with an onslaught of Santa Ana Winds as they work to keep flames from a wildfire away from homes in Ventura County.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Traffic accident causes LAX access problems

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A power outage caused by a vehicle accident has caused traffic problems outside Los Angeles International Airport, but the airport itself continues to operate.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yanukovych says he will seek protesters' release

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday promised that some demonstrators arrested in the massive protests sweeping the capital will be released, part of a bid to defuse a political stand-off that is threatening his leadership.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama honors Mandela in S. Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.

December 10, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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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


Pharmacist driven to improve health care for the community

Always his passion to work with people in a healthcare related field, Moazzem H. Chowdhury decided when he was young that working as a pharmacist would give him the most direct ties to the community he wanted to serve.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Health Care


Chiropractor is helping the SCV improve mood one back at a time

With 22 years in practice, Dr. Linda Chenaur is creating a new standard for helping people in the community solve their back pain problems.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Health Care


Touching hearts, saving lives

One patient was wheeled down the hallway, stable after an open-heart surgery.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Health Care


Marsha Mclean: Fighting for our citizens

It is my honor to serve as your councilwoman. I am available full-time and every-day – responding to your concerns – bringing fresh, new ideas to ensure that our city continues to provide the high quality of life we demand.

February 24, 2014 | By Marsha McLean City of Santa Clarita Mayor Pro Tem, and 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


Preserving our valley’s way of life

Scott and Vanessa Wilk have made Santa Clarita Valley their home for nearly 25 years, and last year, he was honored to be elected to the 38th Assembly District.

February 24, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Assemblyman, 38th District | Public Service


New leader, new voice, breaking barriers, building the future

Moazzem Chowdhury has lived in the United States for over 25 years and the city of Santa Clarita has been his home for over 20 years. Moazzem, Jeenat, his wife of 30 years, and his son and daughter all consider themselves blessed to live here.

February 24, 2014 | By Moazzem Chowdhury 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


Good for Santa Clarita

Dear Santa Clarita friends and neighbors,

February 24, 2014 | By Dante Acosta 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


Together we will make a difference

My wife Pamela and I moved to Santa Clarita in 1965. We raised two children and have five gorgeous grandchildren. Four generations of our family live in Santa Clarita.

February 24, 2014 | By Alan Ferdman 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


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