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Churches use social media

Social media has gone to church - or at least to some churches - as local houses of worship adopt new communication methods to reach people in a World Wide Web-driven world.

August 27, 2011 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Faith / Religion


SCUMC raises $900

Santa Clarita United Methodist Church's Vacation Bible School raised more than $900 for Heifer International, a relief organization that donates farm animals and crops to families in need.

August 27, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


2 million ordered to leave home

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) - Whipping up trouble before ever reaching land, Hurricane Irene zeroed in Friday for a catastrophic run up the Eastern Seaboard. More than 2 million people were told to move to safer places, and New York City ordered its entire network of subways shut down for the first time because of a natural disaster.

August 27, 2011 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sprite launches grant program for schools

Parents and community members can give their favorite school a chance to win one of 25 grants worth $25,000 by entering My Coke Rewards codes found on specially marked Sprite packaging.

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


5 acres burn in Acton

Los Angeles County firefighters knocked down a five-acre fire that threatened seven homes in Acton on Friday.

August 26, 2011 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sen. Boxer to visit Santa Clarita Valley on Monday

Sen. Barbara Boxer plans to officiate a solar canopy dedication ceremony at the LEED-gold certified Transit Maintenance Facility at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

August 26, 2011 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reader Meter results, Aug. 19-Aug. 26, 2011

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Road improvements planned on I-5

Caltrans kicked off a $26 million road improvement project on Friday that will benefit commuters traveling on Interstate 5 north of Castaic.

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


DUI checkpoint planned tonight

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is setting up a local checkpoint tonight to stop people from driving under the influence.

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


More hot, hot hot weather coming

The Santa Clarita Valley remains under an excessive heat watch today as temperatures are due to soar into triple digits with a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms.

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hearing set in Rosemary Flynn death

A preliminary hearing is set to begin next month for a local man accused of vehicular manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend last year.

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Detectives seek help in vandalism

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on Thursday turned to the public for answers about who vandalized Castaic Middle School earlier this month.

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon’s wife eyes Smyth’s Assembly seat

Patricia McKeon, wife of U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, is running for the local Assembly seat in the California Legislature in November 2012, her spokesman said Thursday.

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff Signal Senior Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Today in the SCV: Friday, Aug. 26, 2011

CalJobs/Internet job search

August 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our View: A Helping Hand for all those in need

The past few years have been tough for some people and nonprofit organizations that have been chasing a smaller pot of philanthropic dollars in the community.

August 26, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


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Golden oldies mark Blu-ray upgrades, DVD debuts this week

"Out of the Past" is upgraded to Blu-ray this week, as are more "Looney Tunes" shorts, and a number of fan-favorite titles mark their DVD debut. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)

September 01, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics


4 ways our munchkins are killing us softly from loving us to death

Our kids are our world. We love them, and we can't imagine our lives without them (well, maybe we could for very short stretches on secluded, white sandy beaches...) But mostly, we are addicted to them in all their sweet stickiness. No matter what, we always want to remain within a snuggles reach of their cherubic-ness.

September 01, 2014 | Shannon Kelly Badger Deseret News | Hot Topics


Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

September 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputy injured in rollover crash near Palmdale

PALMDALE (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been injured in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


5 die in plane crash near Denver

ERIE, Colo. (AP) - All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

MOSCOW (AP) - Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California school retires divisive Arab mascot

THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ryu makes strong return as Dodgers win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu's stint on the disabled list was nothing more than a speed bump.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Angels trounce A's to complete 4-game sweep

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - While the Los Angeles Angels buzzed around their clubhouse preparing for their fantasy football draft, the Oakland Athletics had their own doors locked for a grim team meeting.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC Insider: Bracing for a big week

The men's and women's soccer teams of The Master's College prepare for a busy week of home matches, while Mustang women's volleyball takes a breather after competing at the 2014 Asics/Wyndham Labor Day Classic in Irvine. Meanwhile, TMC men's and women's cross country teams gear up to start their season next weekend at the UC Irvine Invitational.

August 31, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Why school should start later

As the summer days of waking up just before noon yield to pre-sunrise first period classes, so comes chronic sleep deprivation among American teens.

August 31, 2014 | Nicole Shepard Deseret News | NEWS 4 U


Junk food addictive, stifles willingness to try new foods

Junk food is not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods, according to a study led by the University of New South Wales Australia.

August 31, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Health News


5 parenting lessons learned from movies

Popular opinion has it that there's a dearth of good parents in movies to promote values and provide strong examples for the rising generation.

August 31, 2014 | Kurt Hanson Deseret News | Health News


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