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The Day After: Intrigue on opening day

Judgments shouldn't be made by just one game, but the opening day of the Foothill League winter season definitely had its share of interesting moments.

January 14, 2010 | By Cary Osborne and Paul Putignano Signal Staff Writers | SCV Prep Sports


Cops catch teen taggers, despite taunt

Not everything you read is true.

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


Holocaust survivor speaks at forum tonight

Elaine Gellar, a Holocaust survivor who became one of the youngest survivors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during World War II, will share stories from her childhood and offer inspiration and insight into her personal experience in a special presentation Wednesday, Jan. 13 starting at 6 p.m. at the Rio Norte Junior High School auditorium.

January 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Judge orders $500K for each of Tony Alamo's victims

TEXARKANA, Arkansas (AP) - Five young women who testified last year that evangelist Tony Alamo took them as "wives" and sexually assaulted them when they were minors are entitled to $500,000 each from his multi-million-dollar ministry, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Harry F. Barnes ordered restitution after a government witness said the women suffered physical and mental pain at the hands of Alamo, who is serving a 175-year prison sentence for taking the women when they were underage across state lines for sex.

January 13, 2010 | By Jill Zeman Bleed Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Zonta offers free home ownership workshop Feb. 13

When is it advantageous for a woman to consider buying a home and how should she go about doing it?

January 13, 2010 | Source: SCV Zonta Club | SCV Raw


Local artist Kirby Heyborne featured in Microsoft's Playlist 7

Santa Clarita resident Kirby Heyborne's song, "Keep It Inside", is the number one downloaded song and is now one of seven featured songs on this week's Playlist 7 by Microsoft!

January 13, 2010 | Source: Kirby Heyborne | SCV Raw


City installs new directional signage

The city of Santa Clarita began installing eight directional signs on four local roadways today to assist the public in locating two of the most frequented commercial destinations in Santa Clarita.

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


Clippers lose Griffin for the season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin's first season with the Los Angeles Clippers is over before it even began.

January 13, 2010 | By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Consumers Union offers tips to consumers on rebate cards

SAN FRANCISCO -- If you got a rebate from holiday shopping this year, there's a good chance it came in the form of a rebate card. More and more retailers are switching from issuing rebate checks to providing rebates on prepaid cards that look like gift cards. But rebate cards come with fees and other restrictions that can diminish their value, according to Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports.

January 13, 2010 | Source: Consumers Union | SCV Raw


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


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Saugus baseball finding its offense

The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.

April 23, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


No stopping Valencia swim

Valencia's depth probably wouldn't have allowed it to have much of a let down on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Chris Stroh still preached to his team that last week's girls' victory and boys' tie against Hart didn't mean they could relax Wednesday against West Ranch.

April 23, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV Sheriff's Station DUI checkpoint to be conducted Friday night

Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.

April 23, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Telsa Motors expanding in California

LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senators to receive refresher on ethics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

April 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gary Horton: Save our tax base birthright

Religious folks are familiar with the biblical story of Esau selling his birthright to Jacob for a "mess of potage."

April 23, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Nancy Starczyk: Housing fines set to increase

When it comes to buying or renting a home, bias too often still appears in all shapes and sizes - because of religion, age, race, sexual orientation, a handicap, a partner from a different race, a different nationality, or simply the presence of kids.

April 23, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Local Business News


Racism is just illogical

Aristotle, the ancient philosopher, is right on the money when he considers the nature of racism. A person's skin color is nothing but an accidental occurrence.

April 23, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Realtors review topics affecting residents

Realtors gathered last week to ask federal, state, county and local officials and a transportation consultant, to review a number of issues affecting local residents and the community, said a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley

April 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Randy Wrage: Trip exceeded my expectations

In January of this year, I was invited to be a part of a trade delegation visiting Shenzhen, a city in China. The trip was being organized by a gentleman who had worked at the county's economic trade council and had now moved on to greener pastures.

April 23, 2014 | By Randy Wrage SCV Voices | Columnists


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