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Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Wooden, college basketball's gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever, has died. He was 99.

June 04, 2010 | AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Janice France-Pettit: Retirement planning for your business

According to the Small Business Administration, close to half of the U.S. workforce - about 58 million workers - do not have access to any type of retirement plan through their employers. Only 19.5 percent of workers in small private sector companies report participating in a retirement plan, and outside of work, each year only about 5 million people make contributions to individual retirement accounts.

June 04, 2010 | Janice France-Pettit | Business Columns


Church, community memorial services set for fallen Marine

A church service for Marine Pfc. Jake Suter will be held on Saturday, June 5 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

June 04, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCVTV a triple winner in STAR awards for excellence

For the second consecutive year, SCVTV was a triple winner in the major annual awards competition among community television channels in California and Nevada.

June 04, 2010 | Source: SCVTV | SCV Raw


Former UCLA coach Wooden treated for dehydration

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former UCLA basketball coach and Hall of Famer John Wooden has been hospitalized for dehydration since May 26, school officials said Friday, but they did not address media reports that he was in grave condition.

June 04, 2010 | By Beth Harris AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


'Free Movie Nights' in Town Square start June 23

Westfield Valencia Town Center will present "Where the Wild Things Are" for free on a big screen under the stars in Town Square on Wednesday, June 23 at sunset.

June 04, 2010 | Source: Westfield Valencia Town Center | SCV Raw


City plans 'National Get Outdoors Day' June 12

The city of Santa Clarita is plans a great day of free activities for all residents to enjoy on Saturday, June 12 to celebrate the third "National Get Outdoors Day" and to encourage healthy, active, outdoor fun at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex located at 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.

June 04, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Tickets on sale for USL championships in Santa Clarita

The city of Santa Clarita will host the United Soccer Leagues (USL) W-League Championship presented by Umbro on July 29 and July 31 at Harry Welch Stadium at Canyon High School, 19300 W. Nadal Street, Canyon Country 91351.

June 04, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Summer movie madness

Though it isn't anything official, calendar-wise, the Memorial Day weekend began the "summer" in the minds of moviegoers. And June, July and August will bring us, hopefully, the kinds of films that will make the summer special. On tap are romances, comedies, horror films, spy thrillers and toy stories, some of which might one day become classics - and then you can say you were there when they first opened.

June 04, 2010 | By David Germain Associated Press Movie Writer | Escape Cover Story


Review: 'Splice'

Well-timed to open soon after Craig Venter's announcement of a self-replicating cell, here's a halfway serious science fiction movie about two researchers who slip some human DNA into a cloning experiment, and end up with an unexpected outcome, or a child, or a monster, take your pick. The screenplay blends human psychology with scientific speculation and has genuine interest until it goes on autopilot with one of the chase scenes Hollywood now permits few pictures to end without.

June 04, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Get Him to the Greek'

Finally this summer, a movie that lives up to its hype.

June 04, 2010 | By Christy Lemire Associated Press Movie Critic | Movies


Review: 'Marmaduke'

Dogs cannot talk. This we know. Dogs can talk in the movies. This we also know. But when we see them lip-synching with their dialogue, it's just plain grotesque. The best approach is the one used by "Garfield" in which we saw the cat and heard Bill Murray, but there was no nonsense about Garfield's mouth moving.

June 04, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Tom Pattantyus: Jumping through hoops or over fences

I arrived in the United States with my wife and two sons in December 1963, after a very stormy (40-foot swells at times) Atlantic crossing on the old Queen Mary. I will never forget the sight of the Statue of Liberty, seen through the mist of the evening as the huge ship approached the 42nd Street Pier.

June 04, 2010 | Tom Pattantyus Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


Don’t ask, don’t tell: don’t matter

In 1993, Congress adopted - and President Bill Clinton signed - a law (Public Law 103-160) that declared: "The presence in the armed forces of persons who demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability."

June 04, 2010 | Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


It's their fault

The blame-laying campaign for President Barack Obama is under way. Even though he criticized BP for finger-pointing, his administration is not beyond doing the exact same thing to cover up its weak response to a growing man made disaster.

June 04, 2010 | Gary Hebdon Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


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Seeking God? There's an app for that

Carrying leather-bound copies of scripture to church is so 20th century, a recent study indicates, and experts predict a continuing shift from print to palmtop device, such as a smartphone or tablet.

June 02, 2014 | By Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Father's Day gifts from the heart, not the wallet

On Father's Day, I gave 40 small children at church paper ties. I asked them to write or draw words of wisdom from their fathers. They looked confused so I explained. I said, "Write or draw what your father tells you. What advice does he give you?" They wrote and colored vigorously for a few minutes until I asked someone to share.

June 02, 2014 | By Shannon Symonds FamilyShare | NEWS 4 U


Intel executive among climbers presumed dead

SEATTLE (AP) - One of the six climbers presumed dead after a fall on Mount Rainier was a vice president of Intel Corp. in Southeast Asia.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Paper owner's jet crew had flown together 10 years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The flight crew that died in a fiery crash aboard Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz's private plane this weekend had flown for the millionaire businessman and philanthropist for a decade, and among them was a pilot who survived an earlier fatal crash, relatives said Monday.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California Chrome's story may never repeat

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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