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2Day in the SCV: March 8, 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 08, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Hurt Locker' best picture; Bullock, Bridges top actors; Bigelow director

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Iraq War drama "The Hurt Locker" won best picture and five other prizes Sunday at the Academy Awards, its haul including best director for Kathryn Bigelow.

Bigelow is the first woman in the 82-year history of the Oscars to earn Hollywood's top prize for filmmakers.

March 07, 2010 | By David Germain AP Movie Writer | Movies


It’s Oscar time: Roger Ebert's preview and picks

I can't remember a year when it seemed easier to predict the Oscars. Those words may come back to haunt me, but there you have it. Of the top eight categories, seven look like sure things. The only dicey one is best picture, and although "Avatar" may roll in on its record-breaking profits, I think it's a win for "The Hurt Locker."

March 07, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Escape Cover Story


THE ENVELOPE PLEASE: Escape's 2010 Oscar pickin’ contest

The deadline to enter the contest has passed, but you can still print out the page and circle your picks for Oscar winners.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Locals join in 'Day of Action' for public schools

Stevenson Ranch Elementary School teacher Joyce St. Marie hands out information to parents as they drop off their children for school on Thursday, the statewide Day of Action to Defend Public Education.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Dates to Watch

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Pleasantview Industries hosts 11th annual tournament

Pleasantview Industries held its 11th annual No-Tap Tournament and fundraiser at Valencia Lanes. One hundred and twenty bowlers participated in the tournament to raise funds for the programs at Pleasantview, a local nonprofit that has been serving individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley for the past 40 years.

March 07, 2010 | By Gerry Howard Special to The Signa | Signal Lifestyle


In the Service: Trevor A. Leahy

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Trevor A. Leahy graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Circle of Hope announces 2010 Warrior Princesses

This year's Warrior Princess Court spans three generations. From a 40-something to a 70-years-young, from a ministering family to a red-hot singer. Each of this year's clients learned of the services Circle of Hope provides from nurses and doctors in various medical offices, including the University of California, Los Angeles oncology department in the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 07, 2010 | By Jordana Capra Special to The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


In the Service: Bryan M. Longoria

Marine Corps Reserve Sgt. Bryan M. Longoria, a 2002 graduate of Canyon High School in Canyon Country, recently completed the Marine Corps Enlisted Warehouse Basic Course and graduated with honors.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


In the Service: Andrew J. Stropkai

Navy Seaman Andrew J. Stropkai, son of Valerie R. and Paul Stropkai of Saugus, Calif., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training and was meritoriously promoted to his current rank at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


In the Service: Holly R. Settles

Navy Seaman Recruit Hollie M. Settles, daughter of Marie R. Settles of Newhall, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


In the Service: Cody M. Haselwood

Coast Guard Seaman Cody M. Haselwood, son of Strawberry N. and Sheldon M. Haselwood of Santa Clarita, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N. J.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Our View: We love you, Google, now commit to us

Dearest Google,

March 07, 2010 | The Signal editorial board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Now about last Sunday’s editorial...

Sometimes, we mess up.

March 07, 2010 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


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5 tips for detecting lies

Parents, don't be too insulted when your child starts lying to you at a very young age. It's actually a sign of intelligence. Children who lie are shown to have a higher IQ and become more successful later in life, according to Dr. Kang Lee, director of the Institute of Child Study at Toronto University.

April 17, 2014 | By Georgia Lee FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Glenn Beck starting movie production company

IRVING, Texas - Glenn Beck, the conservative radio host and media entrepreneur, is now heading up a film division at Mercury Radio Arts, the parent company of his popular radio show and digital media operation TheBlaze.

April 17, 2014 | By Curtis Linnell KSL | Hot Topics


College of the Canyons Theatre Department to Stage a Production of 'Rent'

SANTA CLARITA-When "Rent," the musical loosely based on Puccini's "La Boheme" premiered on the Broadway stage in 1996, it took the theatre world by storm.

April 17, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California dentist convicted of patient assault

MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley dentist accused of groping four female patients while they were sedated is facing three years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Winners announced for Santa Clarita's 2014 'cArt aRt' competition

The City of Santa Clarita announced today the winners of its 2014 "cArt aRt" competition, held in conjunction with the City's annual Earth Arbor Day Festival. This creative annual contest prompts residents to transform ordinary recycling bins into extraordinary works of art for the chance to win cash prizes.

April 17, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

PARIS (AP) - David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

NEW YORK (AP) - Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Connecting with the liberal mind

With regards to Linda McCaskill and Curt Scott's criticism of Rob Kerchner's claim to know what liberals are thinking, I guess I have to agree with them, because I often wonder "What in the world are they thinking?"

April 17, 2014 | By VaNile Risser Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Apathy is alive and well in the SCV

I have always said, as my dad would say, "If you don't vote, then keep your mouth shut."

April 17, 2014 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Kim Jones: GMO dangers: fact or fiction?

I was recently listening to one of my favorite radio shows when I heard the hosts saying there was absolutely no evidence genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in the food supply were harmful or create health problems.

April 17, 2014 | By Kim Jones SCV Voices | Columnists


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