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New study shows only fraction of students attend summer learning programs

WASHINGTON -- When schools close for the summer, safe and enriching learning environments are out of reach and replaced by boredom, lost opportunities and risk for too many children.

May 28, 2010 | Source: Afterschool Alliance | SCV Raw


Antonovich sponsors summer youth intern program at county parks

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - In a competitive process, sixty-five young people were chosen to participate in a summer program sponsored by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich that offers training, experience and opportunities working with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation at parks throughout the Fifth District including:

May 28, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


NASA spacecraft penetrates mysteries of Martian ice cap

PASADENA, Calif. -- Data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have helped scientists solve a pair of mysteries dating back four decades and provided new information about climate change on the Red Planet.

May 28, 2010 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Mom’s Club hosts Fundraising Boutique, Family Resource Fair June 5

Mom's Club of Saugus is hosting a Fundraising Boutique and Family Resource Fair on Saturday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Albertson's parking lot.

May 28, 2010 | Source: Mom's Club | SCV Raw


Obama arrives in Gulf as BP tries to stop oil leak

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - BP's chief executive cautioned Friday that it will be two more days before anyone knows if the latest fix attempt will stop the oil spewing into the sea, and President Barack Obama arrived on the Gulf Coast to tell residents they are not alone in dealing with it.

May 28, 2010 | Ben Nuckols and Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Signal soft-launches improved website

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, which recently earned "Best Website" accolades for its online version in the 2009 California Newspaper Publishers Association awards for papers of its size, has soft-launched a new website.

May 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teen’s concert will help cancer group

On the night of Jonathan Borondy's high school graduation, the 18-year-old cancer patient wants to give a check for at least $7,000 to a local charity that raises money for children with the disease.

May 28, 2010 | By Sammi Sumampong For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Warm weekend follows chilly day

An unseasonably cold chill and rain hung over the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday, with temperatures in the low 60-degree range that were expected to jump today into the 70s.

May 28, 2010 | By Sammi Sumampong For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


'The Producers' at Canyon Theatre Guild

One of the funniest shows ever to hit Broadway, Mel Brooks' "The Producers" comes to the Canyon Theatre Guild on May 29 for a five-weekend run. "The Producers" is the winner of a record 12 Tony Awards.

May 28, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Review: 'Prince of Persia'

"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" is a children's story beefed up to appeal to young teens. It's based on a video game, but don't make me play it, let me guess: The push-button magic dagger is used in the game to let you rewind and try something again, right?

May 28, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Sex and the City 2'

Some of these people make my skin crawl. The characters of "Sex and the City 2" are flyweight bubbleheads living in a world that rarely requires three sentences in a row. Their defining quality is consuming things. They gobble food, fashion, houses, husbands, children, vitamins and freebies. They must plan their wardrobes on the phone, so often do they appear in different basic colors, like the plugs of a Playskool workbench.

May 28, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Two Women on Wine: Wine aromas and bouquets

How many times have you sniffed a glass of wine and thought to yourself, "I know that smell...but what is it?" That statement is more common than you think. If it has happened to you, you are certainly not alone in feeling that vague sense of recognition that you should be able to identify what it is you smell in the wine but can't.

May 28, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Trash fire on cross-valley connector

A trash-truck load that caught fire is extinguished by Los Angeles County firefighters on the cross-valley connector on Thursday.

May 28, 2010 | By Frank J. McMahan For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chris Jacobsen: What nonprofits should know about taxes

May 17, 2010, may prove to have been an ignominious date for many small nonprofit organizations. It is the first date on which the IRS may have been required to terminate the tax-exempt status of a nonprofit organization for the failure to make required filings with the IRS.

May 28, 2010 | Chris Jacobsen | Business Columns


Newhall gift shop hosts fundraiser photo shoot

Rooms & Blooms gift store will host a benefit photo shoot for the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and June 5. Professional photographer Sharon Forbes will snap and sell children's photo packages starting at $40, with 25 percent of the proceeds going towards the Boys & Girls Club. Rooms & Blooms is located at 23123 Lyons Ave. For more information call (661) 287-0050.

May 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


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Oklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma City police officer who was a star football player in high school and college is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops and investigators are looking into whether there are more victims.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


College of the Canyons Unveils New ‘Skills4Success’ Campaign For Fall Semester

College of the Canyons has unveiled a new two-part 'Skills4Success' campaign designed to publicly recognize and visually celebrate the wide range of student success stories found at the college, while also introducing new institution-wide student support strategies which COC officials believe will help revolutionize how student success is measured.

August 22, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Governor signs two Wilk bills

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday afternoon Governor Brown signed two bills by Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R- Santa Clarita:

August 22, 2014 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Scott Wilk | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama faces tough options in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama's vacations in line with US average

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Officer shot, suspect killed in San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - An officer was shot twice and gravely wounded during an early morning patrol and his partner killed the gunman during an ensuing shootout in a residential area of San Bernardino, authorities said Friday.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion'

DAVYDO-MYKILSKE, Ukraine (AP) - Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion."

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Betty Arenson: California’s crazy train

Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari pegged it: The high-speed rail is Jerry Brown's Crazy Train. Equally, The Signal named it "the high speed hoodwink" (July 13, 2014).

August 22, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here, right now | Columnists


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, August 21, 2014

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August 21, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Angels complete the sweep of Boston

BOSTON (AP) - Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Kershaw pitches another gem for Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw scattered three hits over eight innings while outdueling Tyson Ross, Justin Turner hit a two-run homer and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Thursday night.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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