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Massive aid effort begun for Haiti quake victims

GENEVA (AP) - Sniffer dogs, high-energy biscuits and tons of emergency medical aid were heading to Haiti on Wednesday as governments and aid groups launched a massive relief effort for the estimated 3 million people reeling from a devastating earthquake.

Aid officials in the impoverished Caribbean nation worked to clear rubble from roads, build makeshift hospitals and remove bodies from the rubble despite transportation problems and broken phone lines.

January 13, 2010 | By Bradley S. Klapper & Frank Jordans Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Power Hour jams at Santa Clarita Skate Park Jan. 14

The city of Santa Clarita encourages local skaters of all ages to come and whip out their hardest tricks at the Santa Clarita Skate Park Thursday, Jan. 14 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a chance to win a prize package from Active Ride Shop.

January 13, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


California OKs requirement for fire sprinklers in new homes

PATTERSON, N.Y., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the longest-tenured fire sprinkler advocacy organization in the U.S., announced that California has adopted building code changes that will require all new one- and two-family homes and townhouses built in the state starting Jan. 1, 2011, to be equipped with life-saving fire sprinkler systems.

January 13, 2010 | Source: National Fire Sprinkler Association | SCV Raw


Smyth responds to adoption of green building standards

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) today issued a statement following the Building Standards Commission's adoption of the nation's first statewide green building standards.

January 13, 2010 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth 38th Assembly District | SCV Raw


Google improves security of Gmail connections

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- In the wake of cyber attacks from China, Google has announced it will improve security for consumers connecting to its Gmail service over the Internet by encrypting data traveling to its servers, a move Consumer Watchdog called on the Internet giant to make more than a year ago.

January 13, 2010 | Source: Consumer Watchdog | SCV Raw


Chinese attacks on Google show need to focus on security, privacy

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Google acted correctly in ending self-censorship of its Chinese search engine, Google.cn, but the cyber attacks that prompted the decision demonstrate the company must give American consumers better security and privacy controls, Consumer Watchdog said today.

January 13, 2010 | Source: Consumer Watchdog | SCV Raw


Flag goes to Afghanistan

The American flag in the display case in the front lobby of Saugus High School once flew in the Apache helicopter of Saugus graduate Captain Aaron Schilleci.

January 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Schools


Museum of Tolerance impresses Bowman students

In December, Bowman High School students visited the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

January 13, 2010 | By Jordan Hoffman and Jose Rosales For The Signal | SCV Schools


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Dates to Watch

January 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 13, 2010

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:

January 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kenneth W. Keller: Here’s what ‘It costs too much’ really means

In my time spent with owners of businesses, there is a phrase I hear often. I have come to loathe hearing it.

January 13, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Set a Healthy Table

Foods for a healthy lifestyle can be full of great flavor.

January 13, 2010 | By Family Features | Food


Gary Horton: Not too late to give thanks

The season of good cheer has come and passed. Time to pull down the tree, pack up the ornaments and savor that last glass of eggnog cluttering the refrigerator.

January 13, 2010 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Conan O'Brien says no, thanks to NBC late-night move

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Conan O'Brien has refused to play along with NBC's plan to move "The Tonight Show" and return Jay Leno to late-night, abruptly derailing the network's effort to resolve its scheduling mess.

O'Brien said in a statement Tuesday that shifting "Tonight" will "seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting," and he expressed disappointment that NBC had given him less than a year to establish himself as host at 11:35 p.m. EST.

January 12, 2010 | By Lynn Elber AP Television Writer | Food and Fun


Santa Clarita fails on American Lung Association tobacco report card

RICHMOND, Calif. -- American Lung Association in California (ALAC) joined civic leaders, medical professionals and local residents of the city of Richmond to release its annual State of Tobacco Control report card for cities and counties throughout the state of California.

January 12, 2010 | Source: American Lung Association in California | SCV Raw


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Final deadline arrives for health exchange sign-up

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California home prices climb in March

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California's median home sale price hit $400,000 in March to set a fresh six-year high as tight supplies limited sales, a research firm said Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire destroys most of San Pedro Elks Lodge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say nobody was hurt in a fire that destroyed most of a Los Angeles-area Elks Lodge.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Voters say Congress doing lousy job

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new Field Poll shows that Californians are taking a dim view of a deeply divided Congress but have slightly warmer feelings toward their own representative.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 Things to Know about Tax Day

The deadline for filing taxes is midnight tonight. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lancaster man pleads not guilty in 2008 sword slaying

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend with a sword in front of her four children in Lancaster nearly six years ago.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gas smell prompts evacuation of Alhambra school

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have not found the source of a reported gas smell that prompted the evacuation of Alhambra High School.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man convicted in Hollywood stabbing of transients gets life

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

BOSTON (AP) - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cary Quashen: Teens need to say ‘no’ to alcohol

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Help For Today, Hope For Tomorrow."

April 15, 2014 | By Cary Quashen SCV Voices | Columnists


Kevin Buck: November mid-term elections

I consider every election an important election. Presidential elections deservedly get a lot of attention, but presidents can only do so much on their own, despite the opposition wailing and whining otherwise.

April 15, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


Angels ousted in 9th inning

ANAHEIM (AP) - Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lakers snap skid with win over Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Nick Young scored a season-high 41 points and helped the Los Angeles Lakers snap a seven-game losing streak with a 119-104 victory against the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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