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Review: 'The Last Song'

Now that Miley Cyrus is 17, it's about time she played a 16-year-old. That she does fetchingly in "The Last Song," and wins the heart of a beach volleyball champion a foot taller than she is. Well, actually 12.5 inches. She also learns to love her dad, played by Greg Kinnear, whose aura suggests a man easier to love than, say, Steve Buscemi. She does this on an idyllic island paradise offshore from Savannah, Ga., where her dad is a classical composer whose pastime is restoring stained glass windows.

April 02, 2010 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


'Tom Sawyer' starts at Canyon Theatre Guild Saturday afternoon

Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain's beloved truant, is a natural show-off, who takes great pleasure in missing school, going fishing, and getting others to do his chores. Tom and his friends are being brought to life in the CTG's Family Season production of "Tom Sawyer." This delightful play, with music, presents all the chief adventures of Tom and his friends including the famous white-washing, the school-room episodes, the graveyard experience, the pirate adventure with Huckleberry Finn and their friend Joe Harper, and the return to their own funeral at the village church. Also included are the trial of poor ...

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


'Be My Baby' starts at Canyon Theatre Guild Saturday night

"Be My Baby" is a delightful comedy that will touch the heart as well as the funny bone as two opposites meet, clash and find that you're never too old to fall in love. Multi-faceted playwright Ken Ludwig based the two main characters on his parents, who were also polar opposites.

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Detectives seek public help with burglary case

Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Burglary and Theft team are investigating an attempted residential burglary which occurred at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 24.

April 02, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department | SCV Raw


Valencia man arrested on suspicion of air gun assaults

A Valencia man is behind bars today suspected in more than 20 incidents of air gun-related vandalisms and assaults in Saugus, Canyon Country and Valencia dating back to August 2009.

April 02, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department | SCV Raw


Antonovich: Lift ban on nighttime aerial firefighting

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich praised legislation by Rep. Adam Schiff requiring the U.S. Forest Service to lift a decades-old ban on nighttime aerial firefighting.

April 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stairway to heaven

About 50 off-duty firefighters spent Thursday learning operate the 100-foot aerial ladder on what is commonly called a hook-and-ladder fire truck.

April 02, 2010 | By Marianne Love Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Easter brunch for the bunch

Whether you get to sleep in on Easter Sunday or finish up at church with a growling stomach, going out for brunch on the day is a tradition that most of us happily follow. Around town several restaurants are offering special menus and activities during the brunch hours this Sunday. The "Easter" brunches at other restaurants actually happen every Sunday, but who cares? It only means you'll be spilling your usual maple syrup on your Easter slacks.

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Escape Cover Story


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, March 27-April 2, 2010

This week's spotlight in the SCV features volleyball and track athletes, local fundraising efforts, a car crash and a remembrance of Passover.

April 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff Photos by Francisca Rivas and Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


Laila Khosroabadi: Defects and homeowners' rights

Construction defects are deficiencies in a building caused by the failure to comply with plans and specifications, building codes or manufacturer warranties.

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


2Day in the SCV: April 2, 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.

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


The perfect GOP soldier

Thanks, Howard "Buck" McKeon.

April 02, 2010 | BY Sue Smith Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Bust yields $6.2M in pot

Thousands of marijuana plants with a street value of more than $6.2 million were found early Thursday morning in the Placerita Canyon State Park area south of Placerita Canyon Road in Newhall, authorities said.

April 02, 2010 | By Marianne Love Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Offended by April Fools’ cover

I am highly offended by your joke article regarding a "new" site for the Castaic high school - the Chiquita Canyon Landfill.

April 02, 2010 | By Jane Larochelle Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Unnecessary facts

I read The Signal every day.

April 02, 2010 | BY Roger Gitlin Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Brown to lay out vision for state in speech

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In just a few years, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped turn California's budget deficits into surpluses, persuaded Californians to raise taxes and quieted the complaints of many political opponents.

January 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Emergency drought bill to be introduced in Calif.

FRESNO (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit the Central Valley of California on Wednesday, joining three Republican colleagues to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief, a congressional aide said Tuesday.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Chamber holds its 90th installation

Members said farewell to an outgoing chairman, and hello to the 2014 chairman of the board of directors at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's 90th annual installation ceremonies Friday night.

January 22, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Joe Klocko: Criteria for business success

When you think of California do words like innovative, leading-edge and trendy come to mind? A place where new ideas first take root before they become woven into the very fabric of the national culture and industrial base before becoming recognized around the world as being uniquely "American". If so, you may be surprised to learn that in one area, the critical business process of selecting and hiring new employees, California is lagging behind the rest of the country.

January 22, 2014 | By Joe Klocko Entrepreneur's Corner | Business Columns


Gary Horton: The Buck now stops

Energizer Bunnies keep going and going and going – and for a time, it looked like Buck McKeon would be equally perpetual in motion to those furry little drumbeaters. The man is after all, 75, and still beating war drums while running circles around most of us. Yet now it seems that both Buck the man, and his underlying message of perpetual militarism may be running down, with time well deserved for some R and R away from the military industrial complex.

January 22, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


SCV Chamber honors local heroes

This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


County supervisor to speak at SCV Chamber State of the County luncheon

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


Busting misconceptions about investor perceptions

We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.

March 31, 2013 | By LuzAnna Malec Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors | Banking & Finance


Bayless leads community in industry, growth

Bayless is…

March 31, 2013 | By Andrea McAfee Controller, Bayless Engineering | Industry


Hart School District aims to make every graduate’s post-secondary dream a reality

With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Education


Santa Clarita homebuyers find many advantages with Pardee Homes and Fair Oaks Ranch

Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Business & Real Estate


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