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David Hegg: Sacrifice and success

If I seem a little grouchy there's a reason. My wife and I have embarked on a 28-day food intake program (read: diet!) that has one simple, basic rule: If it tastes good, spit it out!

February 16, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


“That which does not kill us makes us stronger”

Or, so said German philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer Friedrich Nietzsche.

February 16, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Guilty or Not: False accusations

Editor's Note: The Signal previously published Jeanne Wray's memories of Pearl Harbor, and the jubilation she experienced as a child, with her aunt, on the streets of Hollywood when peace was declared years later.

February 16, 2014 | By Jeanne Wray Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Lions Club hosting student speech contest

The Castaic Lions Club is holding its Student Speaker Contest at the Castaic Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.

February 16, 2014 | Submitted by the Castaic Lions Club | COMMUNITY


SCV Writers Fulfill Dreams and Publish 3rd Book

Fourteen years ago a creative writing class formed at the senior center in Newhall. Six senior writers made up that group and over the years others joined them. They weren't all seniors.

February 16, 2014 | Submitted by Judith Cassis | COMMUNITY


Sulphur Springs unveils new playground

An assembly to unveil our new playground on the Sulphur Springs playground was held Feb. 3.

February 16, 2014 | Submitted by Cassandra Farley Sulphur Springs School | COMMUNITY


Bob Bates of Inner-City Arts to speak at ARTree

The first visitor in the ARTree's Guest Speaker Series is Bob Bates, co-founder and artistic director of L.A.'s Inner-City Arts.

February 16, 2014 | Submitted by Noel Bermudez Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Two Fabrics Make One Entity

My past I cannot ignore for it made who I am today.

February 16, 2014 | By Anne Marie Whalley Canyon Country Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


“The Shock” Captures the Championship of the SCV

The U12 Girls AYSO champion from 678 of the Santa Clarita Valley, "The Shock," defeated Saugus in a 3-1 victory to capture the area 10s championship.

February 16, 2014 | By Brian P. Jacobs Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Share your photos

Take a minute to send us your photos taken from activities around the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 16, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


The secret to West Ranch girls soccer's success

The West Ranch girls soccer team knew it had a problem.

February 15, 2014 | By Jon Stein For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


When your shoes don't fit in your closet: How to avoid becoming too materialistic

I once had a friend who, like me, loved to shop. We were both young, stay-at-home moms with delicious new babies. We delighted in dressing our wee ones in fashionable finds.

February 15, 2014 | By Megan Gladwell FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Religious memes can hurt and help religion all at once

What happens when you mix religious jokes with Internet memes?

February 15, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith / Religion


Fla. man convicted of lesser count in loud-music killing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder after an argument over loud music outside of a convenience store.

February 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV full of color in fun run

Castaic was awash in color Saturday as more than 1,500 people from in and outside the Santa Clarita Valley ran or walked as part of the "Santa Colorita" 5K fun run.

February 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Foothill League Softball Team

When the Foothill League softball coaches met to vote on the 2014 Pitcher of the Year, there wasn't much surprise in who came out on top.

June 01, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Kings win in OT to advance to Stanley Cup finals

CHICAGO (AP) - Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


'Brady Bunch' actress Ann B. Davis dies in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


EPA to seek to cut power plant carbon by one-third

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will unveil a plan Monday to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, according to people familiar with the proposal.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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