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Bands shine at district tournaments

It wasn't Santa Clarita Valley high school football teams, but marching bands, that were making noise this year in their Southern Section championships.

January 06, 2010 | By Derek Sedam For The Signal | SCV Schools


Our View: Our pledge for vibrant local opinion

"Trust, but verify."

January 06, 2010 | The Signal editorial board | Signal Editorials


Gary Horton: Turducken opinions make me ill

This past Monday I stopped at the local supermarket to grab a thing or two. Passing the frozen meat section, I noticed a young grocer rearranging large boxes in the display case. "Turducken," squawked the label, and pictured in epicurean freakishness was a frankensteinian mishmash of turkey, duck and chicken shoved and stuffed into an unholy fowlish trinity.

January 06, 2010 | Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Castaic school district snubs Race to the Top

Castaic Union School District board members Tuesday passed on the Race to the Top, the federally funded education reform program that is expected to provide up to $700 million to California.

January 06, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 6, 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 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assembly puts a cork in $1.4 billion alcohol mitigation fee

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- While California scrambles to fill another multi-billion dollar budget hole, the Assembly Health Committee killed a $1.4 billion mitigation fee program to charge the alcohol industry for some of the state's annual $38 billion in alcohol-related harm.

January 05, 2010 | Source: Marin Institute | SCV Raw


Guidelines and parameters for Signal Opinion columnists

Local columns must be emailed to letters@signalscv.com for consideration.

January 05, 2010 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Columnists


Alliance of Professionals delivers toys to kids in the ER

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Community Alliance of Professionals (CAP) decided to make its first fundraising event a toy drive, with the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Emergency Department as the primary beneficiary.

January 05, 2010 | Source: Community Alliance of Professionals | SCV Raw


Zonta offers free workshop Jan. 23

Women who may be in the market for a loan in the coming year will gain valuable insight from Borrowing Basics, one of the LifeForward workshops sponsored by Zonta Club of SCV. The free workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Jo Anne Darcy Library in Canyon Country.

January 05, 2010 | Source: SCV Zonta Club | SCV Raw


NASA's Kepler space telescope discovers five exoplanets

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA's Kepler space telescope, designed to find Earth-size planets in the habitable zone of sun-like stars, has discovered its first five new exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system.

January 05, 2010 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Angels, Trojans broadcaster Rory Markas dies at 54

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Rory Markas, a play-by-play sportscaster who spent the past eight seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, has died. He was 54.

Markas was found dead at his home in Palmdale, Calif., on Monday and the cause of death was not immediately available, Angels spokesman Tim Mead said Tuesday. Markas had surgery for a blood clot on his brain in late 2008.

January 05, 2010 | By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


NASA names new Dryden Flight Research Center director

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 -- NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has named David D. McBride director of the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

January 05, 2010 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita Arts & Events calendar: Jan.-March 2010

SCV Film Festival (Jan. 8-10)

January 05, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Local girls start button business

When fifth-grade friends Riley Villiers-Furze and Caitlin Buckley of Pico Canyon Elementary School were looking for an after-school activity, they didn't look to video games, television or the Internet as many their age do.

January 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Kids


CHP nabs drunk drivers over weekend

California Highway Patrol officers made 20 DUI arrests during the New Year's Day weekend, officials said.

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


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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


Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in NY

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Strong earthquake aftershock shakes Napa Valley

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - A significant aftershock from last weekend's magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California's wine country.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) - The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah - thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel calls on region to rebuild, disarm Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's finance minister says his country and other regional powers should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip and disarm Hamas militants that rule the territory.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Made in America festival rocks LA

OS ANGELES (AP) - A group of sexy dancers backed Iggy Azalea as Rita Ora joined her on stage. Kendrick Lamar shared the spotlight with label-mate Schoolboy Q during his set. Afrojack got the crowd jumping, and Imagine Dragons closed out the evening.

August 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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