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Gulf oil spill's threat to wildlife turns real

ON BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) -- The wildlife apocalypse along the Gulf Coast that everyone has feared for weeks is fast becoming a terrible reality.

Pelicans struggle to free themselves from oil, thick as tar, that gathers in hip-deep pools, while others stretch out useless wings, feathers dripping with crude. Dead birds and dolphins wash ashore, coated in the sludge. Seashells that once glinted pearly white under the hot June sun are stained crimson.

June 05, 2010 | By Holbrook Mohr and John Flesher Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reader Meter results, May 29-June 5, 2010

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

June 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Calm no more, Obama lashes out at BP on Gulf visit

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Dogged for being too calm in crisis, President Barack Obama unleashed frustration for all to see Friday, warning BP it had better do right by the people whose lives it has wrecked.

June 05, 2010 | By Nancy Benac Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Marine’s memorial services today

Memorial services for U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Jake William Suter are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. today.

June 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


My mouth is agape

Margot Webb ("Kagan was an excellent choice," May 22) is in awe of Solicitor General Elena Kagan's record.

June 05, 2010 | Wendy Mortenson Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


How dare California boycott Arizona

I just wanted to give my opinion on the Arizona boycott.

June 05, 2010 | Cheri Parker Winnetka | Letters to the Editor


Sorry for the bad news

Hey tea partiers, sorry for the bad news.

June 05, 2010 | Paul Henry Sibek Newhall | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Saturday, June 5, 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.

June 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fun Life’s Fancy Dance

Alex Brown made her way down her staircase in a flowing ivory-color dress. Her hair was curled, her nails were polished and uncommonly; her face was powdered with makeup.

June 05, 2010 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Faith / Religion


Community faith calendar

Friendly Valley service

June 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Around the SCV: TMC runner wins NAIA title

Jeff Jackson became the second-ever individual National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics champion in The Master's College history on Saturday, when he won the men's marathon at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field championships in Marion, Ind.

June 05, 2010 | Jeremy Balan For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Questions for the council

Paul Brotzman, Santa Clarita's director of community development, titled his May 20 column "Preserving our community's character is priority one."

June 05, 2010 | Henry Schultz Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Frank Ferry: Responding to the ‘terrorists’

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

June 05, 2010 | Frank Ferry | Columnists


Are your hydrangeas in the pink?

The beautiful flower heads of hydrangeas announce the summer season just like strawberries and lemonade. Every year there are tempting new varieties of this well-loved plant to welcome to our gardens, and for many gardeners it's hard to resist planting just one more. You can plant bigleaf hydrangeas (H. macrophylla) in different parts of the garden and enjoy pink flowers on some of the plants and blue on others.

June 05, 2010 | By Kathy Bond-Borie Guest columnist | Signal Lifestyle


Kathy Bond-Borie: Are your hydrangeas in the pink?

The beautiful flower heads of hydrangeas announce the summer season just like strawberries and lemonade. Every year there are tempting new varieties of this well-loved plant to welcome to our gardens, and for many gardeners it's hard to resist planting just one more. You can plant bigleaf hydrangeas (H. macrophylla) in different parts of the garden and enjoy pink flowers on some of the plants and blue on others.

June 05, 2010 | Signal Staff | Your Home


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Report: More riding LA trains than have tickets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles-area transit officials are trying to reconcile figures that show 40 percent more people are estimated to ride the county's trains than are counted scanning tickets at stations.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

REVERE, Mass. (AP) - A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Strike hits Gaza park, killing at least 10

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Gaza park was attacked Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, a Palestinian health official said. Israelis and the Palestinians traded blame for the strike.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) - Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

NEW YORK (AP) - It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


‘Pockets’ of rain could reach SCV

Reports say the Santa Clarita Valley can expect a chance of rain into this morning.

July 28, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Where the big birds roam

The ostriches' names are whimsical and in some cases creatively spelled – Anthony and Cleopatra, Elvis and Prissilla, along with Drussilla, Sarah and Cora.

July 28, 2014 | Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dodgers sweep road series against Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Former Dodgers manager Torre among those enshrined

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Angels win third straight game

ANAHEIM (AP) - After a weekend filled with mostly miserable swings, David Freese surprised his teammates, the Angel Stadium fireworks crew and even himself when he hit a tiebreaking homer.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Scott says he is new Lakers coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


'Avengers' unleash 'Ultron' footage at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.

July 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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