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Right at the 'Inception'

Driving home from a screening of "Inception" the other night, my husband said to me, "I don't know how you're going to write about this movie."

July 16, 2010 | By Christy Lemire AP Movie Critic | Movies


Samuel R.W. Price: Court decisions regarding medical expenses

On June 24, the First District Court of Appeal announced its decision in Yanez v. SOMA Environmental Engineering, Inc., and in so doing continued a recent streak of victories for personal-injury plaintiffs in the battle over the proper measure of damages to be awarded for medical expenses.

July 16, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, July 10-July 16, 2010

This week's spotlight in the SCV highlights the Concerts in the Park and MBK Studio's production classes.

July 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Care for Your Heart’ fair

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will host the Care for Your Heart health fair, from 7:30-10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 10, at the Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 Market St., Newhall.

July 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Healthy Living


Lori Hanson: Exit the high-stress freeway and relax

Is your life a reflection of driving in the fast lane on the freeway? Do you start your day by mindlessly putting your key in the ignition, backing out of the drive, and after a quick sideways glance, merging on to the freeway and setting cruise control without even thinking?

July 16, 2010 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


Jeff Zhorne: Learn skills to heal unresolved grief

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry ..." If you are like most people, you are conditioned to automatically respond "alone." If you've suffered a devastating loss such as the death of a loved one, divorce, breakup or other grief experiences, you may be trying to cope with these and other unspoken rules.

July 16, 2010 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


Show respect for emergency vehicles

Recently, I have noticed a lot of refusals to stop, pull over or even slow down when emergency vehicles are passing with sirens on and lights flashing. It seems to me that people no longer care about anything but trying to get where they're going, which is (half the time) right up to the next red light.

July 16, 2010 | Jamey Dinkel Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


McKeon’s hypocrisy

I just received an e-mail from our local elected congressional representative Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, in which he complains about the lawsuit filed by the U. S. Department of Justice against the law passed by the Arizona Legislature (Senate Bill 1070).

July 16, 2010 | Robert P. Davenport II Palmdale | Letters to the Editor


Santa Clarita Aquatic Center helps beat the heat

Eleven-year-old friends Carl Aikens, front, and Patrick Speers cool off at one of the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center's three pools on Thursday afternoon.

July 16, 2010 | By Francisca Rivas | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tammy Messina: The parties of freedom and equality

On my husband's radio show a few weeks ago, he had guests representing both Republican and Democratic viewpoints. The assessment boiled down to this: "Republicans are the party of freedom; Democrats are the people's party, the party of equality." That got me thinking.

July 16, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


What's Good in Education, July 14, 2010

Saugus Receives Valuing Diversity Award

July 15, 2010 | Source: William S. Hart Union School District | SCV Raw


City extends deadline for commissions applications

The city of Santa Clarita and the city's Redevelopment Agency have extended the deadline for residents to apply for a position on the Planning Commission, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission, the Arts Commission or the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability Audit Panel (FAAP).

July 15, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Local band plays Friday to benefit crash victim, Haiti orphanage

Local indie-rock band California Republic is performing in Valencia Friday at 8 p.m., with all proceeds to be split evenly between the memorial fund for the family of Matilde Garnica - killed in a July 4 Valencia vehicle collision - and Three Angels Orphanage in Haiti.

July 15, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Hart district confirms Cole, Lee

In the July 14 meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District governing board, boardmembers confirmed Tom Cole as the new chief of operations and Greg Lee as the director of human resources and equity services.

In his new position, Cole will supervise the district's businesses services departments that include facilities, maintenance and operations, transportation, construction, and risk management.

July 15, 2010 | Source: Wm. S. Hart Union School District | SCV Raw


Smile Empty Soul presents world premiere of new music video

Santa Clarita Valley-based hard rock band Smile Empty Soul hosts the world premiere today of a new music video for its latest single, "We're Through," on monsterenergy.com.

July 15, 2010 | Source: Smile Empty Soul & Monster Energy | SCV Raw


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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


A salute to Maya Angelou

Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.

June 02, 2014 | Robert W. Burton Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Concerning our local charter schools

I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.

June 02, 2014 | Erika Schwartz Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The tragedy in Isla Vista

By now, most of us have heard of the terrible tragedy that happened in Santa Barbara before Memorial Day. A very confused young man committed a series of violent acts that resulted in the deaths of six college students.

June 02, 2014 | Steve Lunetta | Columnists


Dodgers lose game, series to Pirates

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clutch hitting from Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez helped the Pittsburgh Pirates finally win a series in Dodger Stadium after a seven-year drought.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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