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'Hobbit' box office elite with $73.7M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Undaunted hobbits trumped princess power at the multiplex.

December 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ski lodges, snowmobilers buoyed by Northeast snow

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A weekend storm that dumped a foot or more of snow in parts of the Northeast made ski area operators and snow removal workers happy, but travelers were still dealing with slippery roads and flight cancellations Sunday.

December 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds of suited-up Santas hit NYC streets, bars

NEW YORK (AP) - Several hundred red-suited Santas have braved the blustery snow for New York City's annual SantaCon pub crawl.

December 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actor Peter O'Toole dies at 81

LONDON (AP) - Peter O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died, his agent said Sunday. He was 81.

December 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 die in deputy involved Palmdale crash

PALMDALE (AP) - Authorities say two people were killed after a Los Angeles County Sheriff's patrol car collided with an SUV at a Palmdale street intersection.

December 15, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Kerry takes on new enemy in Vietnam

KIEN VANG, Vietnam (AP) - Along the winding muddy waters of the Mekong Delta where he once patrolled for communist insurgents on a naval gunboat, Secretary of State John Kerry turned his sights Sunday on a new enemy: climate change.

December 15, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Another helping of snow for Northeastern US

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A sprawling weekend snowstorm dumped almost a foot of the white stuff in central Pennsylvania as it heads into New England, where strong winds and heavy snow are forecast.

December 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teacher disciplined for 'Santa is white' remark

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico high school teacher has been disciplined after a parent says the man told his black son that Santa Claus is white.

December 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hawaii survivor: Plane lost power, then glided

HONOLULU (AP) - After a 70-year-old Hawaii man survived a flight that crash-landed in Hawaii waters, he swam about a half-mile in 6-foot waves to Molokai's rugged shoreline, thinking the eight others aboard the small commercial plane were fine bobbing in their life vests, awaiting rescue.

December 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Colorado governor visits school shooting victim

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Colorado's governor asked the nation Sunday for prayers for the 17-year-old girl who was critically wounded by a classmate at her suburban Denver high school.

December 15, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Colorado school rampage lasted less than 2 minutes

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado teenager who may have been nursing a grudge against a high school teacher since September intended to harm that teacher and inflict numerous other casualties when he entered his school and shot a student at point-blank range before killing himself, authorities said.

December 15, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Growing up isn’t what it used to be

At a recent seminar I listened as the presenter explained the social phenomenon now understood as "expanding adolescence." It's quite simple. While in the 1950's the life stage known as adolescence was defined as the 12-18 age period, it is now recognized that adolescence often expands up to 30 years of age. And if you just take a careful look around, you'll see this is no hair-brained idea.

December 15, 2013 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Economic development is a team effort

In my first 100 days at the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, I've learned a lot more about the Santa Clarita Valley and about the unique economic development considerations that I think are our biggest strengths.

December 15, 2013 | By Holly Schroeder SCV Voices | Columnists


Helpful Questions at Year End

Business owners are busy this time of year but being asked to answer tough questions is an essential part of success. This list will start the process of evaluating how 2013 was for you and your business.

December 15, 2013 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


What our readers thought about the crash

When The Signal broke, and followed, the story of actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas' fatal auto accident, readers posted scores of comments online. Many chastised The Signal for following the story - all while reading every story and responding with comments. Many readers assigned blame for the crash, while others reminded other readers to be respectful. Below are excerpts from a few of the many readers who commented.

December 15, 2013 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


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Hart School District aims to make every graduate’s post-secondary dream a reality

With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Education


Santa Clarita homebuyers find many advantages with Pardee Homes and Fair Oaks Ranch

Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Business & Real Estate


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