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UPDATED: Tiger Woods hurt in car crash

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) - Tiger Woods sustained facial cuts when his car hit a fire hydrant and a neighbor's tree as he was leaving his mansion in a gated waterfront community near Orlando early Friday.

November 27, 2009 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press Golf Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


County expands regional child-abuse reporting

LOS ANGELES - To enhance the prosecution of abusers and prevent future child abuse, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to expand cross-reporting to nine additional cities -- Burbank, Hawthorne, Santa Monica, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Long Beach, Pasadena and Redondo Beach.

"With this vital partnership between the Department of Children and Family Services, law enforcement, the Dependency Court, and these additional City Attorneys' offices, we can more effectively protect the children of Los Angeles County," Antonovich said.

November 27, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Whale watching trips start Sunday from Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach invites the public to embark on an educational whale watch adventure starting Sunday, Nov. 29, with boat trips at noon and 3 p.m.

November 27, 2009 | Source: Aquarium of the Pacific | SCV Raw


SCV -- Hollywood's Backlot: Damon Sharpe

"When I wrote the song 'Love Don't Cost a Thing' for Jennifer Lopez, that's when my song writing and producing career really started to take off. It was one of her biggest hits, and we won an ASCAP award for it," said Damon Sharpe.

November 27, 2009 | By Stacy Asencio-Sutphen Special to The Signal | Food and Fun


Lower-priced passes at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain is offering a new, lower Play Pass price. For just $54.99 (the price of a day's admission), guests can visit and enjoy the park any operating day during 2010. The Play Pass has no blackout dates and can be used for concerts and special events, including the park's annual Fright Fest event during October, and the New Year's Eve celebration.

November 27, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Review: 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'

Some artists have a way of riveting your vision with the certitude of what they do. This has nothing to do with subject or style. It's inexplicable. Andy Warhol and Grandma Moses. The spareness of Bergman and the Fellini circus. Wes Anderson is like that. There's nothing consistent about his recent work but its ability to make me go ZOOINNG! What else do "The Darjeeling Limited" and "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou" have in common?

November 27, 2009 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Old Dogs'

"Old Dogs" is stupefyingly dimwitted. What were John Travolta and Robin Williams THINKING of? Apparently, their agents weren't perceptive enough to smell the screenplay in its advanced state of decomposition, but wasn't there a loyal young intern in the office to catch them at the elevator and whisper, "You've paid too many dues to get involved with such crap at this stage in your careers."

November 27, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Immigrants should learn English

Regarding the letter Joe Phipps wrote to The Signal ("Be an American, learn English," Nov. 13) about how immigrants should learn to speak English, I am in agreement.

November 27, 2009 | By Mary S. Mello Newhall | Letters to the Editor


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, Nov. 20-26, 2009: This week through our eyes

November 27, 2009 | By Dan Watson & Francisca Rivas Signal Staff Photographers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rio Norte kids play Turkey Bowl

Eighth-graders at Rio Norte Junior High School gathered Thursday for the school's seventh annual Turkey Bowl flag football game.

November 27, 2009 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


CUSD election final thoughts

First and foremost, I'd like to congratulate the new governing board members of the Castaic Union School District, Victor Torres and Susan Christopher, as well as the incumbent Laura Pearson. I do so in the hopes we can start to heal the divisions of the campaign and the contest through which we've just passed.

November 27, 2009 | By John Zaring Castaic | Business Columns


Bill Kennedy: On building walls and tearing them down

"Something there is that doesn't love a wall"

November 27, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Jeanette Suarez: Voluntary retail food warning program

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently drafted proposed regulations calling for a voluntary "retail food warning program."

November 27, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Nov. 27, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! 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:

November 27, 2009 | Signal staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Marsha McLean: Holiday events in downtown Newhall

The holidays are upon us once again and a host of fantastic opportunities perfectly suited to the season are available to all of Santa Clarita in downtown Newhall.

November 27, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


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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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