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Review: ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’

"Monsters vs. Aliens" is possibly the most commercial title of the year. How can you resist such a premise, especially if it's in 3-D animation?

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


Review: ‘The Haunting in Connecticut’

"The Haunting in Connecticut" isn't based on just any old true story. No, it's based on "THE true story."

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


Bill Kennedy: An insider's view of capital dysfunction

Last month, I presented my view that our legislature in Sacramento is dysfunctional on fiscal matters. One problem, among other reasons, is that our elected officials tend to vote on party lines rather than on the individual merits of any given budget issue.

March 27, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Bob Levine: Life's about making a difference

Today, I reach the mid-century point of my life. This offers a great time to take stock and look back to see what I have done in my life to make a difference.

March 27, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Dishonest newspapers

Decades ago when I was in college, a journalism professor once told me: "Newspapers are never more dishonest then when they are reporting on themselves or on other newspapers."

March 27, 2009 | By Richard Varenchik Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Crochet, not knit

I enjoyed reading the article in The Signal's Senior Living section yesterday (March 16) entitled "Knit together with love."

March 27, 2009 | By Sharon Devol Canyon Country | Columnists


The curious tale of Mr. Hart

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the fourth week of March, 1934, The Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

March 27, 2009 | By Russell Patrick | Local Columns


A racer with his hands full; Herta gets a sponsor

Rich DeLong III of Santa Clarita is going to be a busy driver at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale this year.

March 27, 2009 | By Tim Haddock First Gear | Sports Commentary


CalArts alum wins big at South by Southwest Film Fest

A Valencia man whose short film tells the story of two teenage boys growing up in Newhall won the prestigious Grand Jury Award at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

March 27, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free BBQ lunch in Castaic Saturday

Hasley Canyon Dental Group will host a free barbecue for the community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside its office at 29655 The Old Road in Castaic.

March 27, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Free photos with ‘Iron Man’ this weekend

Puzzle Zoo and Picture People are teaming up to give a special gift on Saturday and Sunday.

March 27, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Deputies discover another break-in at Fair Oaks

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies discovered another break-in and possible burglary in Fair Oaks Ranch Thursday afternoon while patrolling the neighborhood.

March 27, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Michael S. Little: Protect your business from lawsuits in tough times

The headlines are everywhere. Corporate layoffs and downsizing have become commonplace among companies of all sizes and in varying industries. From Lehman Brothers to Coca-Cola to Borders, companies are adjusting to the declining financial market by cutting jobs.

March 27, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Prop. 1A a threat to small business, job growth, economic recovery

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined the growing opposition to state ballot measure Proposition 1A.

"At a time when budget deficits and unemployment are hitting record highs, Proposition 1A only continues the State Legislature's and Governor's reckless and irresponsible tax increases which are threatening jobs, increasing the tax burden on California families and delaying our economic recovery," he said in a statement today.

March 26, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County, 5th District | SCV Raw


Children of illegal aliens cost county welfare $43 million in February

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Figures from the Department of Public Social Services show that children of illegal aliens in Los Angeles County collected over $21 million in welfare and over $21 million in food stamps in February 2009 -- an increase of $1 million from the previous month, announced Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

March 26, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 5th District | SCV Raw


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White House threatens to veto House border bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is threatening to veto a spending bill drafted by House Republicans to deal with the influx of Central American minors at the U.S. border.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, July 30, 2014

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July 30, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Newhall Zone 6: thefts probed

A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.

July 30, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields - deepening frustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza strike kills 15, wounds 150

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Broken water pipe floods UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say a broken water pipe that flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

NEW YORK (AP) - Think you're in control? Think again.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Legalize marijuana — but with restrictions

There is no doubt that the legalization of marijuana is gaining favor throughout the country, and I have to say that I am for it - but with some very strong reservations.

July 30, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s derail the train and desalinate ocean water

I have been agonizing over our water shortage issues for some time now, and am worried at the impact of having neighbor snitching against water using neighbors, and the hard feelings it may cause.

July 30, 2014 | Tony Markovich Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Kevin Buck: The eye of the beholder

I am old enough to remember a time when political arguments revolved around policy differences, and the solutions to the major issues of the day were often hammered out in smoke-filled back rooms.

July 30, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


No plans for a Porto’s yet

Over the past year, eager fans of Porto's Bakery & Café have spread rumors that the family-owned Glendale eatery is opening at every spot in which a restaurant operation closes in Santa Clarita.

July 30, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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