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Calif. serial killer linked to possible 6th victim

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say they've linked a sixth killing to a former photographer facing a possible death sentence for the murders of four Northern California women.

August 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hip-hop version of 'Othello' resonates behind bars

CHICAGO (AP) - Act I, Scene 1: Four actors in well-worn coveralls and baseball caps take the stage at the county jail. They're here to tell a tale of love, friendship, jealousy and betrayal. It's the stuff of Shakespearean tragedy. The names and themes haven't changed over the centuries, but the language has a modern beat:

August 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sierra fire puts some holiday tourists in quandary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The huge Sierra Nevada wildfire and its smoke plume have caused some fearful tourists to opt out of plans for the last big travel weekend of the summer, but most appear intent to go through with vacations to destinations such as Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe.

August 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: U.S. finds itself with only 1 Syria partner: France

PARIS (AP) - The United States found itself Friday with France as its only major partner in a potential strike against Syria, after a stunning rejection of military force in Parliament forced Britain, America's staunchest ally, to pull out of any operation.

August 30, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds won't sue to stop marijuana use in 2 states

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite 75 years of federal marijuana prohibition, the Justice Department said Thursday that states can let people use the drug, license people to grow it and even allow adults to stroll into stores and buy it - as long as the weed is kept away from kids, the black market and federal property.

August 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


It’s about time for prison realignment

It's about time California made public safety a priority. Gov. Jerry Brown created the early release crisis back in 2011 when he unveiled his plan to relieve prison overcrowding by shifting state prison inmates to local county jails.

August 30, 2013 | Scott Wilk Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


Let’s all help write America’s bucket list

Over the summer I've perused three or four books about bucket lists (those collections of tasks, large and small, that one dreams of completing before "kicking the bucket") and my reading dovetails nicely with the perceived state of the nation.

August 30, 2013 | Danny Tyree Tyrades | Columnists


City’s budget funds variety of beneficial projects

A few weeks ago I wrote about some of the bigger capital improvement projects included in the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget.

August 30, 2013 | Marsha McLean | Columnists


No. 24 USC opens with win over Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - Justin Davis ran for 74 yards and a touchdown and No. 24 USC's defense picked up for its shaky offense, masking mixed performances by battling quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Wittek in a 30-13 win over Hawaii on Thursday night.

August 30, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Aug. 29, 2013

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August 29, 2013 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Bill proposes to increase minimum wage

SANTA CLARITA - As fast food workers in Los Angeles and dozens of cities across the U.S. walked off the job Thursday in support of "living wages," a bill is making its way through the California Legislature to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2018.

August 29, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dodgertown now Historic Dodgertown

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The longtime site of the Los Angeles Dodgers' spring training home will change its name from Vero Beach Sports Village to Historic Dodgertown - Vero Beach, Florida.

August 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Newhall death determined to be suicide

SANTA CLARITA - Homicide detectives called to a Newhall home Wednesday afternoon for a report of a body have determined the case was a suicide, a Sheriff's Department official said Thursday.

August 29, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Disneyland Parkhopper passes possible for early ducky purchasers

SANTA CLARITA - Residents have until midnight Friday to adopt a duck for the Rubber Ducky Regatta and to be eligible to win four Disneyland Parkhopper passes plus a $500 cash gift card in Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers' Early Duck drawing.

August 29, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Woman killed on freeway

A woman was killed on the eastbound 210 freeway early Thursday, prompting a homicide investigation that shut down lanes for nine hours, snarling morning commuter traffic from the Santa Clarita Valley.

August 29, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Report: Recidivism fell before prison realignment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


"American Hustle," "Gravity" lead Oscar race

The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cher Gilmore: Ignorance is not bliss

Fracking has captured the headlines recently, but another, less well-known technique for extracting oil trapped in rock cavities deep underground is increasingly being used in California and is an even bigger threat to health and the environment.

January 16, 2014 | By Cher Gilmore | Columnists


More praise for fracking

I'd like to applaud Sue Hartman's Jan. 10 column in The Signal ("Fracking for a prosperous California") regarding the benefits of fracking. And I'd like to add a couple of thoughts.

January 16, 2014 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


A tale of two scandals

Political pundits have put Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton as the front runners for the next president. Let's compare how the two have handled themselves in the face of recent scandals.

January 16, 2014 | By Gil Mertz Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV Chamber honors local heroes

This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


County supervisor to speak at SCV Chamber State of the County luncheon

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


Busting misconceptions about investor perceptions

We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.

March 31, 2013 | By LuzAnna Malec Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors | Banking & Finance


Bayless leads community in industry, growth

Bayless is…

March 31, 2013 | By Andrea McAfee Controller, Bayless Engineering | Industry


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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