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US stocks slide in morning trading

U.S. stocks fell in Wednesday morning trading, effectively wiping out modest gains from a day earlier, as a survey on hiring did little to ease uncertainty over the health of the economy.

February 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


International court weighs Kenya president's case

AMSTERDAM (AP) - Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court said Wednesday that Kenya's government is obstructing the crimes against humanity case against its president by withholding access to crucial documents.

February 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Navy probing alleged cheating on nuke reactor work

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Navy is investigating 30 or more senior sailors in connection with alleged cheating on written tests designed to qualify them as instructors at a school that trains younger sailors to operate naval nuclear power reactors, officials said Tuesday.

February 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD officers violated policy in manhunt shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eight Los Angeles police officers violated department policy when they mistakenly riddled a pickup truck with bullets, injuring two women, during a manhunt last year for cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner, a civilian oversight board announced Tuesday.

February 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Following the ‘established process’

(Councilman) TimBen (Boydston), if following the "established process" is the best way to achieve a given objective, why has the city wasted more than $7 million of taxpayer money on the Cemex issue?

February 05, 2014 | By Mike Middleton Valencia | Letters to the Editor


California: Best drivers or lowest standards?

Somewhere I read, or perhaps heard, that California drivers are the best in the country.

February 05, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Square Dancing in the Santa Clarita Valley

Wikipedia says, "A square dance is a dance for four couples (eight dancers) arranged in a square, with one couple on each side, facing the middle of the square."

February 05, 2014 | By Dana L. Stern Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Pete Bellas: What’s the forecast?

What is our fascination with forecasts? Are they really helpful and how can we use them for planning purposes?

February 05, 2014 | By Pete Bellas Entrepreneur's Corner | Business Columns


Office market shows sign of life

The Santa Clarita Valley office market showed some increased activity in the latter half of 2013, according to a commercial realty brokerage firm.

February 05, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Gary Horton: Our hearts are not with our children

Most folks understand that the tax policies of the past 30 years have created a great wealth disparity in the United States.

February 05, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Win helps Hart soccer keep pace

A streak that began with exuberance had quickly turned to frustration by the time the Hart Indians girls soccer team welcomed the Saugus Centurions on Tuesday afternoon.

February 04, 2014 | By Jon Stein For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Lakers drop seventh straight game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kevin Love had 31 points and 17 rebounds for Minnesota, spoiling Steve Nash's return for languishing Los Angeles and leading the Timberwolves to a 109-99 victory Tuesday night that stuck the Lakers with their seventh straight defeat.

February 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


What to do when you’re not making ends meet

You may have experienced it - sleepless nights, lack of hunger or focus, constantly worrying, possibly feeling completely overwhelmed. The pressure of not being able to make ends meet can seem insurmountable, especially when you have a family to take care of. Sometimes it can be a result of poor money management and destructive behaviors, but it can also be caused by things outside of your control. Whatever the reason, recognize that it does not have to be permanent. If you are committed, there is a way out.

February 04, 2014 | By Ben Luthi FamilyShare | Hot Topics


3 ways to avoid withdrawal in your marriage

Every time you try to speak with him about something important, he shuts down. Why does he leave the room when a sensitive topic is brought up?

February 04, 2014 | By Dustin Wiggins FamilyShare | Hot Topics


5 ways on how to be a positive role model to your nieces and nephews

As aunts and uncles, we build special bonds with our nieces and nephews. They look up to us as they grow older. They see us as friends and supporters. Our responsibility is to be a positive role model in their lives.

February 04, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


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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


Quality schools in your neighborhood

Hart School District aims to prepare students for a successful future.

February 24, 2014 | By Gail Pinsker For The Signal | Education


Choice and Location Highlight LivingSmart Homes Fair at Oaks Ranch

Convenient location and quality designs continue to draw buyers to Fair Oaks Ranch in Santa Clarita, where award-winning Pardee Homes invites shoppers to see its "LivingSmart Homes" neighborhood.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Pardee Homes | Business and Real Estate


Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor announce season-long lineup of thrills for 2014

It is going to be yearlong thrills for all ages at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor in 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Six Flags Magic Mountain | Lifestyle


Flooring store tossed usual retail model so that customer service would be its key focus

Santa Clarita wasn't even a city when Brent's Carpet One Floor & Home opened 35 years ago in 1979.

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


Community Bank Announces the Appointment of David R. Misch as CEO

PASADENA – The Board of Directors of Community Bank announced that David R. Misch has been appointed as the Bank's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Community Bank is an independent business bank with 17 business centers located throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Orange counties.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Community Bank | Banking and Finance


Helicopter engine specialists are revving up for their move to the SCV

Begun by their father, Heros Kajberouni in 1988, H.E.R.O.S. Inc. - Helicopter Engine Repair & Overhaul Services Inc. – has so outgrown its space in Glendale that the company is moving to Santa Clarita.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


Leaving economic growth to chance is risky

The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation fills many roles including serving as an information resource as to what's happening in the local economy, and by providing businesses and commercial real estate brokers with an analysis as to whether relocating to the SCV is the right decision for a company.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


College creates supply for local job demand

The Economic Development Division at College of the Canyons understands basic supply and demand.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Education


Mortgage brokerage builds base by putting the community first

Practicing a servant leadership business model, American Family Funding built its business by putting Santa Clarita Valley residents' needs first when helping them as a full-service mortgage brokerage firm.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Banking and Finance


The Ivy Day Spa celebrates two years

On behalf of Eric Smith, spa owner, and all of the spa staff, we would like to express our gratitude to the Santa Clarita Valley for all of the love and support we have received during our two years of business. Thank you for allowing us to take care of your well being here at The Ivy Day Spa. We owe our success to our patrons and look forward to continuing to serve and grow our list of happy customers for many more years to come.

February 24, 2014 | By Wendy Whitehead Spa director, The Ivy Day Spa | Health Care


Local doctor has eye for technology, education

At Helm Vision Group on Tourney Road, staff focuses on education, innovation and personal care.

February 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Health Care


Finding the perfect fit

Dale and Joan Sheets have been married for 46 years. Together, they have built and maintained a local music business in Valencia for 45 years.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Health Care


Meeting the faces of Facey

Whether they're new to the community, longtime residents or slowly establishing local roots, three Facey Medical Group doctors share why they are proud to live and work in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Health Care


Pharmacist driven to improve health care for the community

Always his passion to work with people in a healthcare related field, Moazzem H. Chowdhury decided when he was young that working as a pharmacist would give him the most direct ties to the community he wanted to serve.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Health Care


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