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Art gallery owner arrested on cyberstalking charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California art gallery owner faces cyberstalking charges for allegedly harassing, threatening and trying to extort money from artists and art dealers and their family members.

February 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LA takes first step toward urban beekeeping

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For three years, Rob McFarland has kept 25,000 illegal bees on the roof of his West Los Angeles home - but his hive might not have to fly under the radar much longer.

February 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Science, not muscle, driving many Olympic wins

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Nineteen-year-old Slovakian luger Josef Petrulak competed in the Sochi Olympics in a 22-year-old sled. That's right: His sled is three years older than he is. His German rivals get a new sled every year, designed by BMW and calibrated to whoosh faster, smoother and smarter every season.

February 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks mostly flat after weak economic data

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks were little changed Thursday after weak reports on hiring and retail sales. Goodyear Tire & Rubber soared after reporting a big earnings gain, while Cisco Systems and Whole Foods dropped after releasing disappointing results.

February 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Cruising' California's most congested freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On traffic maps, Interstate 5 in and around Los Angeles is a very angry road.

February 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plushenko withdraws from Olympic figure skating

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Evgeni Plushenko has withdrawn from the men's figure skating competition at the Sochi Olympics for medical reasons.

February 13, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California governor: Drought requires compromise

TULARE, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown visited California's drought-stricken agricultural heartland on Wednesday and called on Republicans and Democrats in Congress to strike a compromise that will benefit the region and nation.

February 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sinkhole swallows cars at Corvette Museum in Ky.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - It was a sight to make a classic car lover weep: A gaping sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky and swallowed eight prized cars like they were toys, piling them in a heap amid loose dirt and concrete fragments.

February 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


More than 728K sign up for health plans in Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's health exchange is more than halfway toward meeting its original projection of 1.3 million sign-ups for individual insurance policies by the March 31 enrollment deadline, according to federal data released Wednesday.

February 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Trudi Nash: Drought-resistant plants

I don't know who is responsible for this situation, nor do I know if it can be corrected, but I do feel like no one is seeing the reality of this.

February 13, 2014 | By Trudi Nash SCV Voices | Columnists


Gary Horton: Demand more from candidates

I met up with Lee Rogers for lunch last week at the Tournament Players Club restaurant in Valencia. The Democratic candidate running to replace Howard "Buck" McKeon in this year's election, Lee, many believe, is likely to be the new representative for our district.

February 13, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Storm causes massive traffic jams in N.C.

ATLANTA (AP) - Drivers got caught in monumental traffic jams and abandoned their cars Wednesday in North Carolina in a replay of what happened in Atlanta just two weeks ago, as another wintry storm across the South iced highways and knocked out electricity to more than a half-million homes and businesses.

February 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: SCV Sanitation District to challenge state decision on chloride removal

Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials announced Wednesday they will take legal action against the commission that ruled California won't pay to remove chloride from the Santa Clara River - leaving ratepayers to pick up the tab.

February 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


How video games almost destroyed my life

Video gaming is a controversial topic amongst parents these days. Some argue for the benefits of playing video games, saying that they are a normal way for children (and even some adults) to enjoy some leisure time, de-stress and improve fine motor skills like hand-eye coordination. At the same time, though, like anything else, too much of a good thing can do much more harm than good.

February 12, 2014 | By Ben Luthi FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Mom enlists Facebook users to give 'friendless' son a happy birthday

A Michigan family is getting attention from all over the world for the birthday of one boy.

February 12, 2014 | By Alison Moore Deseret News | Hot Topics


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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


Celebrating 25 years of service

Chartered in 1989, the Assistance League of Santa Clarita is now helping 3,000 students in the Santa Clarita Valley as it celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Lifestyle


Milestones set at Stepping Stones

When Nancy Grunbok purchased the center in 1995, her goal was to provide the Santa Clarita Valley a safe and enriching environment for children of the community to learn and play during child care services, as well as working one-on-one with families to meet their needs.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Education


Music to a community’s ears

The Master's College in Santa Clarita offers a variety of instructional programs and open-to-the-public performances, including concerts, theatre, a music summer camp and a semester-long piano course for community members.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Education


An exercise in friendship

Standing in the hallway before a workout, three women chatted easily, filling the gym with laughter and pausing only to say hello to friends passing through their conversation.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Industry group connects businesses with success

For more than three decades, the Valley Industry Association has served as a collective body of, and voice for, businesses located in the manufacturing and industrial geographic pockets and business parks operating throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


With new online programs from Charter College, advancing a career or beginning a new one is just a c

In today's fast-paced, multi-tasking world, it can be hard to find time for a lunch break-much less commute to a crowded campus, fighting traffic, all in an attempt to arrive on time and sit down to take a college course.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Charter College | Education


Sunshine Learning Centers in Valencia

With campuses in Wiley Canyon and North Valencia, Sunshine Child Care & Learning Centers is a private preschool that is designed to champion children to grow intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically, by cultivating a lifetime love of learning.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Sunshine Child Care & Learning Centers | Education


With tax season underway, Liberty Tax is at its peak

With the IRS Tax filing deadline just around the corner, many taxpayers are working to submit on time.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Banking and Finance


Total Financial Solutions is helping the community protect their money

For Total Financial Solutions, giving back to the community is an important goal and focus.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Banking and Finance


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