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Review: 'Fame'

Why bother to remake "Fame" if you don't have a clue about why the 1980 movie was special? Why take a touching experience and make it into a shallow exercise? Why begin with an R-rated look at plausible kids with real problems and tame it into a PG-rated after-school special? Why cast actors who are sometimes too old and experienced to play seniors, let alone freshmen?

September 25, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Good-guy 'Phantom' comes to Canyon Theatre Guild

This Halloween theatergoers can experience the thrill of "Phantom" at the Canyon Theatre Guild's playhouse in Old Town Newhall.

September 25, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Comedy for Canines at JR's Comedy Club Oct. 2

Comedian Paul Ogata, winner of the 2007 San Francisco International Comedy Competition, will headline "Comedy for Canines," a fundraiser to benefit The Brittany Foundation, at Valencia's JR's Comedy Club on Friday, Oct. 2.

September 25, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Door-to-door solicitors not students at COC

College of the Canyons officials have received notice from some local residents that solicitors, representing themselves as COC students, have been going door-to-door in Santa Clarita Valley neighborhoods allegedly selling magazine subscriptions and claiming that sales will help them defray the high cost of college textbooks.

September 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


16th annual West Pow Wow

Friends of Hart Park and Museum will host their 16th annual Hart of the West Pow Wow from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The Pow Wow will feature dancers, drummers and numerous displays of arts and crafts at William S. Hart Park at 24151 Newhall Avenue.

September 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


DUI checkpoints tonight

Newhall California Highway Patrol officers will be on the lookout for drunk drivers tonight.

September 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gunshots Reported

Members of the SCV Sheriff's Department enter the Tony Alamo Christian Church after gunshots were reported near the compound Thursday afternoon. Officers checked the building but did not find any suspects or injured persons. The surrounding areas were also investigated but turned out inconclusive.

September 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Illegal contractors arrested

Twenty-nine unlicensed contractors showed at a Saugus home last week for what they thought were potential work bids.

September 25, 2009 | By Jessica Selva Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bill Kennedy: Taking health care to the limit

According to the Alliance for Health Reform, a non-partisan group, health care costs tripled between 1990 and 2007, and with no changes will account for 25 percent of the nation's economy by the year 2025.

September 25, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Business Expo set for Oct. 9

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's 25th annual Home and Business Expo is set for Oct. 9 to 11 at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

September 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


David E. Rickett: Cost efficient resources in family law

When I consult with a potential client regarding a family law matter, I find that many times litigants do not fully understand all the free help that is available through the Superior Court, which if used, can help save them significant amounts of time and money.

September 25, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Sept. 23, 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:

September 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McFarland's main point ignored

Many readers have responded to Bruce McFarland's "Democratic Voices" column on "nut jobs" (The Signal, Opinion, Aug. 24), but nobody has really addressed the most important point McFarland was trying to make.

September 25, 2009 | By Tim Chamberlin Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Thanks from Feeding Body & Mind

Thank you, community of Santa Clarita for all the books you generously donated to the recent Feeding Body & Mind book drive.

September 25, 2009 | By Suzie Rizzo Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Photo Spotlight, Sept. 18-25, 2009: This week through our eyes

September 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Priest in Guam removed over LA allegations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Roman Catholic priest has been removed from his post in Guam over allegations that he molested two boys four decades ago while serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, church officials said Friday.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar

PHOENIX (AP) - A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senator facing additional charge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


New trial ordered in newborn death

SANTA ANA (AP) - A California appeals court has ordered a new trial for an Orange County woman who was convicted of killing her baby after giving birth in a restaurant bathroom.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza sides agree to 12-hour cease-fire

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly."

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Getting up when you're down

Life is full of events that can knock you down. Sometimes it's an actual tumble or accident that lands you in the hospital. Sometimes it's a death of someone you love dearly and can't quite imagine life without. Maybe it's the tragedy of being abused as a child.

July 25, 2014 | By Gary and Joy Lundberg | Hot Topics


Women must feel trauma to get settlement

BALTIMORE (AP) - Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System. But they'll have to describe their trauma before seeing any money.

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Bell councilwoman gets 2 years for corruption

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Bell city councilwoman has been given two years in state prison and ordered to pay $242,000 in restitution for misappropriating public funds.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


DA's office: It's illegal to leave pets in a hot car

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reminding pet owners that it's against the law to leave their animals in their vehicles during the dog days of summer.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV comes out for a 'Beach Bash'

Canyon Country residents were spared a 40-mile drive to the beach in busy freeway traffic Friday when city officials brought the community the next best thing, trucking in tons of sand for Santa Clarita's Beach Bash event.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don't need replacing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Nile Virus Update: County Vector Control District Confirms More Activity

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - With temperatures expected to rise in Los Angeles County this weekend, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes by using insect repellent and removing dirty, stagnant water around the home.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 28 to August 2, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. More information about the project is here.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) - A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home.

July 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought starting to kill salmon in Klamath Basin

ORLEANS, Calif. (AP) - Low warm water conditions from the drought are starting to kill salmon in Northern California's Klamath Basin - the site of a massive fish kill in 2002.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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