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South Africa names speakers for Mandela ceremony

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa says United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among world leaders speaking at a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

December 09, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Inmates learn tech sector from Silicon Valley pros

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) - The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled "prisoner" and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating matters, participants in this growing Silicon Valley startup incubator are barred from the Internet.

December 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Commanding others via government

By analogy with the gay marriage issue, who cares if someone who's never been to Paris wants to privately call themselves a "Parisian"?

December 09, 2013 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Sending letters to Santa

I don't know why it happens every year. Our offices here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy get inundated with letters addressed to Saint Nicholas. We forward as many as we can to the Jolly Old Elf but a few we keep behind to share with you. Enjoy.

December 09, 2013 | By Steve Lunetta Right here right now | Columnists


Mandela’s legacy

Nelson Mandela, 95, gave up a third of his lifespan so that South Africans could live in racial harmony.

December 09, 2013 | Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The sweet taste of victory

Visitors to the Valencia Library last weekend were greeted with a sweet surprise: icing-topped and candy-cane-lined gingerbread houses on display for what organizers hope will become a yearly Gingerbread House Contest.

December 09, 2013 | By Natalee Ayala For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Metrolink budget cuts derail Toy Express

The annual Metrolink Holiday Toy Express has been stopped in its tracks because of budget cuts.

December 09, 2013 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Republicans go after the poor

I read that Supervisor Antonovich is again raising concerns about welfare fraud in L.A. County. This is typical of Republicans to go after the poor and by implication "them" - brown- and black-skinned people.

December 09, 2013 | Carole Lutness Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Mustangs' volleyball sees season end

Last week, the Lady Mustangs volleyball team posted an impressive postseason run at the NAIA Volleyball National Championship tournament, while men's and women's basketball raised their season records with road victories.

December 08, 2013 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Lakers lose in Kobe's return

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly eight months after Kobe Bryant limped off the Lakers' home court with a torn Achilles tendon and a career in doubt, he struggled to keep his composure when he finally stepped back onto the same hardwood.

December 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Bruins soccer goes the distance

CARY, N.C. (AP) - Kodi Lavrusky gave UCLA its first NCAA women's soccer title Sunday, scoring in the 97th minute to lift the Bruins past Florida State 1-0 in overtime in cold and rainy conditions.

December 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Vereen comes up big in dramatic win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback.

December 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ukraine sees largest anti-govt protest since 2004

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians rallied Sunday in Kiev, denouncing President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to turn away from Europe and move toward Russia. It was the country's biggest protest since its pro-democracy Orange Revolution in 2004.

December 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Friend: Mandela not on life support in final hours

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela wasn't on life support and had many family members and doctors close by in his final hours, a family friend who was at his bedside said Sunday.

December 08, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Paul Walker, Roger Rodas memorial to cause road closures

Santa Clarita city officials are urging residents to stay away from the Rye Canyon Business Park Sunday, where potentially thousands of car enthusiasts are expected for a memorial event for actor Paul Walker and local businessman Roger Rodas.

December 08, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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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