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March 26, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arenas to spend 30 days in halfway house

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- A judge has ordered suspended Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas to spend 30 days in a halfway house on gun charges stemming from a locker-room confrontation with a teammate.

Prosecutors had recommended that Arenas serve three months in jail. Defense attorneys argued Arenas didn't deserve jail time for what they described as a misguided prank on teammate Javaris Crittenton.

March 26, 2010 | By The Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Lee Baca: Early childhood education key to preventing crime

Recent statistics indicate that crime in many communities across California has dropped. It's a testament to the joint efforts of our political leaders and law enforcement agencies working together to improve our quality of life.

March 26, 2010 | Lee Baca and Gary Mangiofico Guest Commentary | Columnists


Deputies catch up with local parolee

A Santa Clarita parolee was taken into custody for a January incident involving gunfire, said Lt. Brenda Cambra of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

March 26, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Masked gunman on the lam

Deputies continue searching for a masked gunman who escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash after holding up the employees at a Castaic fast-food restaurant.

March 26, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wolf Creek benefits the Wolf Connection this weekend

Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewery of Valencia is partnering with the Wolf Connection (a wolf and wolf-hybrid rescue) to raise money and awareness for them. They are bringing some of the rescued animals (that are tame and trained) to Wolf Creek's patio this weekend. Wolf Creek will donate 15 percent of its total weekend's sales to the organization.

March 26, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Railfest 2010

The Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society (SCRVRHS) will present its 15th annual Railfest this Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28, and the society's director, Jim Mendrala, emphasized that "This year's Railfest theme is 'Trains - Fun for All Ages.'" The Railfest has become a regional event in the Santa Clara River Valley, with the center of activities at Central Park in Fillmore.

March 26, 2010 | Signal Staff | Escape Cover Story


Review: 'Hot Tub Time Machine'

If you had a hot tub that could transport you to any era in time, would you really make a beeline for the 1980s?

March 26, 2010 | By David Germain AP Movie Writer | Movies


Review: 'How to Train Your Dragon'

Some movies seem born to inspire video games. All they lack is controllers and a scoring system. "How to Train Your Dragon" plays more like a game born to inspire a movie. It devotes a great deal of time to aerial battles between tamed dragons and evil ones, and not much to character or story development. But it's bright, good-looking and has high energy. Kids above the easily scared age will probably like the movie.

March 26, 2010 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Video Game Review: 'God of War III'

Kratos is one angry guy. Once a Spartan warrior, he was tricked into killing his own family by the god of war, Ares. Since then, he's been on a mission of vengeance against not just Ares, but the entire pantheon of Greek gods.

March 26, 2010 | By Lou Kesten Associated Press Writer | Food and Fun


Review: 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'

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March 26, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Renewing Ridge Route

"I used to get paid to move rocks for the Highway Department and hated it, and now I come here every month and do it for free," laughed Caltrans retiree Dave Omieczynski. Omieczynski is a member of the Ridge Route Preservation Organization (RRPO), a group of volunteers dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Ridge Route, the first major automotive link between the Los Angeles Basin and the San Joaquin Valley.

March 26, 2010 | By E.J. Stephens Special to The Signal | Food and Fun


Art Walk this Thursday

Previously held on third Thursdays of the month, Art Walks will now be held on the first Thursday of the month along the Western Walk of Stars on Main Street in Newhall. The next Art Walk will be next Thursday, April 1. Experience the "new charm" of Old Town Newhall, meet and mingle with artists, enjoy live music and stroll a farmer's market from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

March 26, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, March 19-26, 2010

This week's spotlight in the SCV features the Jump Rope for Heart event at Mint Canyon Community School, a picture from The Signal's Foothill League tennis preview, a 12-week dance class at Cedarcreek Elementary and a tour of Golden Valley Road Bridge.

March 26, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: March 26, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

March 26, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Minorities have stronger entrepreneurship interest, new poll says

Who will be the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? If you judge by who has the most interest in starting a new business, a new Gallup poll suggests it may likely be a minority.

January 18, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


2 blind men set out to climb mountain

SALT LAKE CITY - Two blind men are pushing the limits of their independence and raising awareness of technology for blindness by climbing Mt. Denali in Colorado in May.

January 18, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Family-friendly films find their seats in Oscar nominations

On Jan. 16, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards, scheduled for March 2. Many of today's Hollywood stars - like Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Sandra Bullock - were highlighted on the list of nominees.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


How the Internet is about to change after court decision

A federal appeals court decision Tuesday could lead to major changes in the Internet that you know, love and use all the time. On the other hand, the decision may be a speed bump until the government writes new rules covering Internet traffic.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Hazing: Nasty campus initiations continue

Since 1970, at least one college student has died each year because of an initiation rite gone wrong, USA Today reported on Jan. 12. That figure doesn't address the number of students who suffer physical and psychological injuries.

January 18, 2014 | By Celia R. Baker Deseret News | Hot Topics


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles was a smoldering shadow of its former self, but hundreds of residents of a foothill neighborhood remained evacuated and extremely dangerous fire conditions were expected to last well into Saturday.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California nut farmers band together to fight theft

ESCALON, Calif. (AP) - The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dealing with a quake: Then and Now

When the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake struck on the morning of Jan. 17, 1994, it was a very different world in terms of communications and news reporting.

January 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | COMMUNITY


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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