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Video Game Review: 'Madden NFL 10'

EA Sports exceeds expectations with "Madden NFL 10" ($59.99; Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3; in stores Friday), and the 21-year-old franchise has delivered its most striking, realistic-looking football video game yet.

September 04, 2009 | By Dirk Lammers Associated Press Writer | Food and Fun


Review: 'Extract'

Granted that they're now human beings and not cartoons, Mike Judge's characters may never grow much smarter than Beavis and Butthead, who launched him on his career. The people in "Extract" are not as stupid as the ones in "Idiocracy" (2006), his previous film, but then those idiots had the benefit of a few hundred extra years during which to refute Darwin by evolving less intelligence. The "Extract" people work in a bottling plant that's up for sale when everything goes wrong in the life of its owner, Joel (Jason Bateman, of "Juno").

September 04, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'All About Steve'

It is not much fun to laugh at a crazy person. None, I would say. Sandra Bullock plays a character who is bonkers in "All About Steve," which is billed as a comedy but more resembles a perplexing public display of irrational behavior. Seeing her run around as a basket case makes you appreciate Lucille Ball, who could play a dizzy dame and make you like her. Overacting is risky even in a screwball comedy. Perhaps especially.

September 04, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Music in the Park

On select Sundays in September, William S. Hart Park will host family fun from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. that includes music, arts and crafts, food and games.

September 04, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


McFarland is pathetic

Let's see. The Democrats have used the following words to describe people who are not "like-minded:" Nazis, un-American, evil-mongers, Astroturf and mobsters, just to name a very few. We won't even get into the racial overtones.

September 04, 2009 | By Scott Keene Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: Sept. 4, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

September 04, 2009 | Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


McFarland the nut job

Hey, Bruce. I passed your test ("Are you a nut job?" The Signal, Aug. 24).

September 04, 2009 | By C.W. Babcock Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Took McFarland's advice

I took McFarlands' advice ("Are you a nut job?" The Signal, Aug. 24) and did a little research on my own regarding the proposed health bill, HR 3200.

September 04, 2009 | By Bob Baxton Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Old Town Newhall: Main Street ribbon cutting

September 04, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Andy Pattantyus: Preserving liberty is the citizen's obligation

Webster's dictionary defines liberty, our country's most precious asset, as "the quality or state of being free, freedom from arbitrary or despotic control."

September 04, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Access the Internet for inspiration

How do you keep yourself up, inspired and motivated on a daily basis? How do you keep from forgetting that you are committed to living well and stressing less? What do you do when you get bogged down in life? When you are in the doldrums? When you feel stuck?

September 04, 2009 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


Investigators: Arsonist caused Station Fire

Firefighters brought the sprawling Station Fire under greater control Thursday as investigators declared the blaze deliberately set and sheriff's detectives launched a homicide investigation.

September 04, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Joseph L. Stark: COBRA health insurance changes policy

In today's economy, many individuals are, unfortunately, becoming familiar with the difficulties of retaining insurance coverage in the face of layoffs and other involuntary terminations.

September 03, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Homicide probed in massive arson fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Investigators launched a homicide investigation Thursday into the wildfire north of Los Angeles after determining that the gigantic blaze - which has killed two firefighters, scorched 226 square miles and destroyed dozens of homes - was set intentionally.

September 03, 2009 | By Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


City cautions residents of smoke and ash

Venturing outside today, you may have noticed ash falling from the sky resulting from the Station Fire. The smoke and ash in the air contain pollutants that can be harmful to your health. The EPA has a list of tips to protect yourself from smoke here which include:

September 03, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


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Suburbs cancel out cities' efforts to improve environment

BERKELEY, Calif. - Even when highly populated cities make an effort to cut back on greenhouse-gasses, the continued use of energy in suburbs may cancel out any benefit to the environment, according to a new study.

January 19, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


I love you, but I don't have to like you right now

In a scene from the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, the main character states, "I love you Binky, but I don't have to like you right now." Sometimes this is how we feel about our children, of course we love them, but in certain moments, we do not like them.

January 19, 2014 | By Amy Asper FamilyShare | Hot Topics


What are breastfeeding rights under ACA?

SALT LAKE CITY - Women across the nation are fighting against employers that they claim are not providing appropriate breastfeeding facilities for working mothers.

January 19, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Meet the new movies, same as the old movies

What with Sunday's Golden Globes and the Academy Award nominations that were announced on Thursday, along with the opening of the Sundance Film Festival, it's hard not to have movies on your mind this week.

January 19, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics


Disney's 'Frozen' to become a Broadway play

Disney's latest hit "Frozen" will now not only be seen on the screen. Disney's CEO Robert Iger announced that the hit movie will become a Broadway play as well.

January 19, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


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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