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TV comedian behind 'Dumb Starbucks' in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It was a caffeine-charged Hollywood whodunit: Just whose bright idea was the "Dumb Starbucks" coffee shop that popped up and started serving free drinks from the corner of an otherwise uncelebrated strip mall?

February 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Another delay in health law's employer requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Angling to avoid political peril, the Obama administration Monday granted employers another delay in a heavily criticized requirement that medium-to-larger firms cover their workers or face fines.

February 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California expands health exchange call centers

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The executive director of California's health insurance exchange said Monday that he is hiring 400 call-center workers, many in Fresno, with the goal of alleviating telephone backlogs that have frustrated those applying for health care.

February 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kevin Buck: Obama derangement syndrome

Is anyone else tired of the barrage of ad hominem attacks, conspiracy theories, ginned-up scandals and false equivalencies coming from the right side of the political spectrum?

February 11, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


Live Oak Elementary School celebrates 25 years

Live Oak Elementary School celebrated its 25th anniversary combined with a PTA Founders Day observation for a double dose of fun, old friends and student talent at the Castaic elementary school's MPR.

February 11, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


German skier roars back again

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Different American, same result for Maria Hoefl-Riesch - another Olympic gold in the super-combined.

February 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


For many, fan behavior crosses line too often

Public address announcers around the country frequently tell fans before games that unsportsmanlike behavior toward athletes, coaches or officials won't be tolerated.

February 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


The Master's College's baseball mission

The Master's College baseball team posted arguably the most successful season in program history in 2013.

February 10, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Favorites already under pressure in curling

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The Olympic curling tournament is only one day old and already the men's and women's gold-medal favorites are in a spot of bother.

February 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | AP Olympics


Christian pastors mine popular TV for sermon starters

The commercial enlivened a largely static Super Bowl XLVIII: Jack Bauer, the tough "24" agent-with-a-heart-of-gold who defended the U.S. against terror, would return in May as actor Kiefer Sutherland reprises the role in "24: Live Another Day" on FOX television.

February 10, 2014 | By Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith / Religion


Smartphones make workers exhausted and unproductive, study says

Turn that phone off and turn in. That's the formula suggested by a new study reported by Melissa Korn in the Wall Street Journal: "Reading and sending work email on a smartphone late into the evening doesn't just make it harder to get a decent night's sleep. New research findings show it also exhausts workers by morning and leaves them disengaged by the next afternoon."

February 10, 2014 | By Michael De Groote | Hot Topics


Olympic luger Kate Hansen's pre-race routine includes dancing to Beyonce

Kate Hansen knows how to get her groove on, and she's not afraid to show it off for the world to see.

February 10, 2014 | By Brandon Judd Deseret News | Hot Topics


Good news regarding world poverty figures related to health

Around the world, on average, 18,000 children under the age of 5 died every day in 2012. While this tragic fact is definitely cause for concern, it may also provide room for optimism. This is only half the number of under-5 deaths compared to 1990. With the global population constantly growing over the past two decades, the reduction in infant mortality provides reason for hope going forward.

February 10, 2014 | By John Hoffmire Deseret News | Health News


Stalin's former Sochi home now a private hotel

SOCHI, Russia - There are Americans divided about President Obama or former President George W. Bush, but then there are the Russians and Joseph Stalin.

February 10, 2014 | By Alex Cabrero KSL | Hot Topics


Athletes have felt the thrill and heartbreak of the Olympic Games

SOCHI, Russia - Her green eyes red and wet, Hannah Kearney embraced the disappointment.

February 10, 2014 | By Amy Donaldson Deseret News | AP Olympics


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UPDATE: AP Source: Former Microsoft CEO wins Clippers bid

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


The Open Road Beckons: Healthy and Happy Snacks and Diversions for Your Summer Road Trips

Come away, come away, come away with me!

May 29, 2014 | Pam McMurtry, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Sheriff's Department sponsors essay contest in honor of Maya Angelou

The Sheriff's Youth Foundation (SYF) in its partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department launched today an essay contest to honor the great life and teachings of Dr. Maya Angelou.

May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wilk Responds to Passage of bill to close Prop 13 loophole

SACRAMENTO –Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, released a statement regarding the passage of Assembly Bill 2372 (Ammiano) which closes a loophole in Proposition 13:

May 29, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Scott Wilk's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Southwest fined $200,000 for deceptive TV ads

DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines is being fined $200,000 for advertising a fare sale too good to be true.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV water safety expo scheduled Saturday

The Los Angeles County Fire Department and the city of Santa Clarita will host the fourth annual Water Safety Expo this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valencia Fire Station 126.

May 29, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Elon Musk to unveil spacecraft to ferry astronauts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - SpaceX, which has flown unmanned cargo capsules to the International Space Station, planned to unveil a new spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry astronauts to low-Earth orbit.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rebels down helicopter; another big loss for Kiev

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - In another devastating blow to Ukraine's armed forces, rebels shot down a troop helicopter Thursday, killing at least 12 soldiers, including a general who had served in the Soviet army and was in charge of combat training.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man who accosted Pitt has reputation for stunts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - He tried to kiss Will Smith in Moscow, attempted to steal Adele's spotlight at the Grammys, dove under America Ferrera's dress at Cannes and now, police say, accosted Brad Pitt on the red carpet of a Hollywood premiere.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


IG: Phoenix VA hospital missed care for 1,700 vets

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix veterans hospital, the Veterans Affairs watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing report that increases pressure on Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's Beats buy joins tech and street-wise style

NEW YORK (AP) - Beats Electronics' colorful, oversized headphones serve as a fashion accessory to cool kids riding the New York City subway, but as tech companies such as Apple, Samsung and others are discovering, wearable gadgets like smartwatches and Google Glass still have a long way to go to become trendy, must-have consumer items.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over both the scope of the troubling issue and the long-term impacts on young people.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 29, 2014

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May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Hearing set in beating victim's case vs. Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Opening statements were expected to begin Thursday in a lawsuit brought by beating victim Bryan Stow against the Los Angeles Dodgers and its former owner, Frank McCourt.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calmer weather returns to California wildfire zone

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Weather was expected to be friendlier for firefighters Thursday as they look to fully contain a Central California wildfire that led to the destruction of two homes.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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