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Review: 'The Bounty Hunter'

I'm on the brink of declaring a new entry for Ebert's Little Movie Glossary: No comedy not titled "Caddyshack" has ever created a funny joke involving a golf cart. The only thing preventing me is that I can't remember if "Caddyshack" had golf cart jokes. In any event, if there is a golf cart, it will sooner or later drive into a water hazard. The funny angle here is that the filmmakers went to all that trouble because they trusted the audience to laugh.

March 19, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'The Runaways'

"The Runaways," chronicling the rise and fall of Joan Jett's first band, easily could have degenerated into a movie-length music video, with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning merely glam-rock poseurs.

March 19, 2010 | David Germain AP Movie Writer | Movies


Tammy Messina: Homework makes for a better America

There are many issues to be addressed in our nation today, including energy, economy and health care. And with each one, there is a broad spectrum of ideologies suggested to resolve the issue. To say that these ideological differences cause plenty of controversy would be a gross understatement.

March 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


The importance of beauty in everyday life

Not long ago, two interesting studies showed the power of beauty to influence human experience. Two researchers in Japan (Kurosu and Kashimura) did a study to test the correlation between aesthetics - how pretty or nice something looks - and how people rate the usability of the object.

March 19, 2010 | By Karen Maleck-Whiteley | Healthy Living


Free colorectal cancer screening kits at hospital

Last year, almost 50,000 deaths in the United States were attributed to colon cancer; but despite medical experts' recommendations, many people choose to avoid a quick, relatively painless lifesaving test for the dreaded disease.

March 19, 2010 | For The Signal | Healthy Living


Why I support Boydston

I read last Sunday's editorial ("All things considered, we recommend...," March 14) with amazement. It's not that The Signal editorial board recommended no changes for all three seats on the City Council, it's that the editorial board doesn't seem to understand how our City Hall actually works.

March 19, 2010 | Tom Pedersen Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Rachel Cosgrove: Obese, without being overweight

Obsessed with what the scale says? Discouraged that it hasn't budged?

March 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


Kale K. Heiman: When is spouse's gift not a gift?

If I purchase a "gift" for myself with funds from my spouse's separate bank account, and later the marriage sours, does my spouse have a right to be reimbursed for his or her generosity?

March 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Thank you, Santa Clarita

On March 13, with heavy heart I had the privilege and honor of attending the funeral of my stepchildren's longtime friend and local hero, Sgt. Ian Gelig.

March 19, 2010 | Christopher Mesaros Los Angeles | Letters to the Editor


Goodbye to a hero

Saturday afternoon (March 13), a community came to together to say goodbye to a fallen soldier.

March 19, 2010 | Sharon Nersesian Valencia | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: March 19, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

March 19, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Misleading article

Regarding "Shouting match erupts before City Council meeting" (The Signal, Feb. 9):

March 19, 2010 | Donna Kirkpatrick Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Cancer survivors invited to annual 'Relay For Life' breakfast

Local residents who have survived cancer are invited to attend the fourth annual "Relay For Life" Survivor Breakfast, scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday, March 25, at the TPC Golf Clubhouse in Westridge Valencia. Cancer survivors are invited to attend free of charge and can bring one guest for $10.

March 18, 2010 | Source: American Cancer Society - SCV Office | SCV Raw


Valencia Veterinary Center receives AAHA accreditation

Valencia Veterinary Center has received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital's facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management.

March 18, 2010 | Source: Valencia Veterinary Center | SCV Raw


Captain Paul Becker takes command

Captain Paul Becker was recently named as the new Chief of Police for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and officially took over command at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning. Captain Becker brings nearly 30 years of law enforcement experience with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to his new post.

March 18, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


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Automakers see big US sales gains in May

DETROIT (AP) - Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks - and five sunny weekends - likely pushed U.S. auto sales to a seven-year high in May.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: US to boost military presence in Europe

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe and at a cost of up to $1 billion, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Primary could yield surprise

The first gubernatorial primary under California's new top-two system has evolved into a typical campaign between Republicans hoping to come in second, pitting a state lawmaker who is a tea party favorite against a socially moderate investment banker making his first run for public office.

June 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


This April 8, Join Me on the Road to Victory

I take a great deal of pride in living in Santa Clarita. I am a lifelong resident, and I've dedicated myself to serving the community because I believe this is one of the greatest places to live in Southern California.

February 24, 2014 | By Gloria Mercado-Fortine 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


Honored to serve as your advocate

I've lived in Santa Clarita for decades and I've been privileged to serve you on our City Council.

February 24, 2014 | By Laurene Weste City of Santa Clarita Mayor, and 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


Mercedes keeps on growing with the community it supports

Mercedes-Benz of Valencia only opened its doors in December 2005, but it already needs to expand.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Automotive


Local family-owned flooring maintenance company works hard to ensure quality service

Family owned for 35 years, CBC Cleaning and Restoration has offered the Santa Clarita Valley's residential and commercial homeowners a slew of services to help restore and maintain flooring of all types.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Business and Real Estate


Behind the scenes, the chamber of commerce actively serves to protect business interests

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce reached a significant milestone when it recently marked 90 years of support for local businesses.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Business and Real Estate


Property resource for film production predicts even more growth for SCV

When Monica Harrison launched L.A. Film Locations in 2003, the Santa Clarita-based company that serves as a film location property resource for location managers, it was the perfect marriage between Harrison's background in commercial property asset management and coming from a family of film industry professionals.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Business and Real Estate


City recycles motor oil for free

If you change your own motor oil and filters, the city of Santa Clarita is asking you to recycle it – for free.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by the city of Santa Clarita | Industry


Salon Combines High Fashion with Community Art

Entourage Hair Studio, a long-time Valencia Town Center tenant, has recently relocated into a new location on Town Center Drive. In the process of creating a brand new, ground-up salon, owner Michael Beck was inspired to combine fine art and hair fashion together to create a whole new experience in art and style.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Entourage Salon | Lifestyle


Ingrained in SCV history

At Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary, history is as ubiquitous as death, remembrance and peace.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Local audiologist shares passion with community

For as long as she can remember, Dr. Patrice Rifkind wanted to help people.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Pitching a new kind of little league

While the task is not small, Canyon Country Little League is undergoing a large transformation.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Hearing the needs of the community

It's all about family at Advanced Audiology.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Lifestyle


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