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New perspective

Sometimes we need to look at an issue from a new perspective.

March 08, 2010 | Linda McCaskill Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Steve Lunetta: Obama, the Modern Prometheus

"Abhorred monster! Fiend that thou art! The tortures of hell are too mild a vengeance for thy crimes. Wretched devil! You reproach me with your creation; come on, then, that I may extinguish the spark which I so negligently bestowed."

March 08, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


McFarland should ‘man up’

If Bruce McFarland ("Bob Kellar should step down now," Feb. 2) doesn't think Bob Kellar should be on the City Council, then McFarland should "man up" and run for the council on the platform that he opposed Kellar being on the council.

March 08, 2010 | By Matt Diederich Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Your agenda’s showing

As The Signal tries to defend the indefensible via "Being responsible is our agenda" (The Signal, Feb. 14), readers understand biased articles from "credentialed reporters" OK'd by a "professional executive editor" have not a modicum of journalistic integrity, which is your only responsibility.

March 08, 2010 | By Donna Kirkpatrick Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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


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4 ways our munchkins are killing us softly from loving us to death

Our kids are our world. We love them, and we can't imagine our lives without them (well, maybe we could for very short stretches on secluded, white sandy beaches...) But mostly, we are addicted to them in all their sweet stickiness. No matter what, we always want to remain within a snuggles reach of their cherubic-ness.

September 01, 2014 | Shannon Kelly Badger Deseret News | Hot Topics


Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

September 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputy injured in rollover crash near Palmdale

PALMDALE (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been injured in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


5 die in plane crash near Denver

ERIE, Colo. (AP) - All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

MOSCOW (AP) - Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California school retires divisive Arab mascot

THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ryu makes strong return as Dodgers win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu's stint on the disabled list was nothing more than a speed bump.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Angels trounce A's to complete 4-game sweep

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - While the Los Angeles Angels buzzed around their clubhouse preparing for their fantasy football draft, the Oakland Athletics had their own doors locked for a grim team meeting.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC Insider: Bracing for a big week

The men's and women's soccer teams of The Master's College prepare for a busy week of home matches, while Mustang women's volleyball takes a breather after competing at the 2014 Asics/Wyndham Labor Day Classic in Irvine. Meanwhile, TMC men's and women's cross country teams gear up to start their season next weekend at the UC Irvine Invitational.

August 31, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Why school should start later

As the summer days of waking up just before noon yield to pre-sunrise first period classes, so comes chronic sleep deprivation among American teens.

August 31, 2014 | Nicole Shepard Deseret News | NEWS 4 U


Junk food addictive, stifles willingness to try new foods

Junk food is not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods, according to a study led by the University of New South Wales Australia.

August 31, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Health News


5 parenting lessons learned from movies

Popular opinion has it that there's a dearth of good parents in movies to promote values and provide strong examples for the rising generation.

August 31, 2014 | Kurt Hanson Deseret News | Health News


Northern California wildfires show slower growth

HAPPY CAMP (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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