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Find your divine deck design

When it comes to improving outdoor living spaces, decks are a popular choice. If you're thinking about adding a new deck, or even replacing or resurfacing an old deck, there are a lot of things to consider before you get started. These tips from the experts at Fiberon will help you design the right deck for your needs.

June 05, 2010 | Family Features | Your Home


On the road: do-it-yourself moving tips

Millions of Americans take on the task of moving every year, whether it's for a job opportunity, to be closer to family, or to simply try out living in a new place. Whatever the reason for your move, you can make the task more pleasant by planning ahead and taking advantage of resources designed to make moving easier.

June 04, 2010 | Signal Staff | Your Home


Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Wooden, college basketball's gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever, has died. He was 99.

June 04, 2010 | AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Janice France-Pettit: Retirement planning for your business

According to the Small Business Administration, close to half of the U.S. workforce - about 58 million workers - do not have access to any type of retirement plan through their employers. Only 19.5 percent of workers in small private sector companies report participating in a retirement plan, and outside of work, each year only about 5 million people make contributions to individual retirement accounts.

June 04, 2010 | Janice France-Pettit | Business Columns


Church, community memorial services set for fallen Marine

A church service for Marine Pfc. Jake Suter will be held on Saturday, June 5 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

June 04, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCVTV a triple winner in STAR awards for excellence

For the second consecutive year, SCVTV was a triple winner in the major annual awards competition among community television channels in California and Nevada.

June 04, 2010 | Source: SCVTV | SCV Raw


Former UCLA coach Wooden treated for dehydration

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former UCLA basketball coach and Hall of Famer John Wooden has been hospitalized for dehydration since May 26, school officials said Friday, but they did not address media reports that he was in grave condition.

June 04, 2010 | By Beth Harris AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


'Free Movie Nights' in Town Square start June 23

Westfield Valencia Town Center will present "Where the Wild Things Are" for free on a big screen under the stars in Town Square on Wednesday, June 23 at sunset.

June 04, 2010 | Source: Westfield Valencia Town Center | SCV Raw


City plans 'National Get Outdoors Day' June 12

The city of Santa Clarita is plans a great day of free activities for all residents to enjoy on Saturday, June 12 to celebrate the third "National Get Outdoors Day" and to encourage healthy, active, outdoor fun at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex located at 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.

June 04, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Tickets on sale for USL championships in Santa Clarita

The city of Santa Clarita will host the United Soccer Leagues (USL) W-League Championship presented by Umbro on July 29 and July 31 at Harry Welch Stadium at Canyon High School, 19300 W. Nadal Street, Canyon Country 91351.

June 04, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Summer movie madness

Though it isn't anything official, calendar-wise, the Memorial Day weekend began the "summer" in the minds of moviegoers. And June, July and August will bring us, hopefully, the kinds of films that will make the summer special. On tap are romances, comedies, horror films, spy thrillers and toy stories, some of which might one day become classics - and then you can say you were there when they first opened.

June 04, 2010 | By David Germain Associated Press Movie Writer | Escape Cover Story


Review: 'Splice'

Well-timed to open soon after Craig Venter's announcement of a self-replicating cell, here's a halfway serious science fiction movie about two researchers who slip some human DNA into a cloning experiment, and end up with an unexpected outcome, or a child, or a monster, take your pick. The screenplay blends human psychology with scientific speculation and has genuine interest until it goes on autopilot with one of the chase scenes Hollywood now permits few pictures to end without.

June 04, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Get Him to the Greek'

Finally this summer, a movie that lives up to its hype.

June 04, 2010 | By Christy Lemire Associated Press Movie Critic | Movies


Review: 'Marmaduke'

Dogs cannot talk. This we know. Dogs can talk in the movies. This we also know. But when we see them lip-synching with their dialogue, it's just plain grotesque. The best approach is the one used by "Garfield" in which we saw the cat and heard Bill Murray, but there was no nonsense about Garfield's mouth moving.

June 04, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Tom Pattantyus: Jumping through hoops or over fences

I arrived in the United States with my wife and two sons in December 1963, after a very stormy (40-foot swells at times) Atlantic crossing on the old Queen Mary. I will never forget the sight of the Statue of Liberty, seen through the mist of the evening as the huge ship approached the 42nd Street Pier.

June 04, 2010 | Tom Pattantyus Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


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SCV Sheriff's team saves suicidal man from jumping off cliff

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at approximately 10:05am deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station received a call for service regarding a 42-year-old male who was possibly suicidal. A short time later, the man's vehicle was located (parked) at Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue. Deputies had reason to believe the man was now traveling on foot headed into an off road / rural area to possibly commit suicide.

January 16, 2014 | Deputy Joshua Dubin SCV Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate approaches final OK of $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown and underscores lawmakers' fatigue with budget battles.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan: Musharraf advised to move to US hospital

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A lawyer representing Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf in his high treason trial said Thursday that his client needs to go to the U.S. for further medical treatment following a heart scare.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Recidivism fell before prison realignment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


"American Hustle," "Gravity" lead Oscar race

The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cher Gilmore: Ignorance is not bliss

Fracking has captured the headlines recently, but another, less well-known technique for extracting oil trapped in rock cavities deep underground is increasingly being used in California and is an even bigger threat to health and the environment.

January 16, 2014 | By Cher Gilmore | Columnists


More praise for fracking

I'd like to applaud Sue Hartman's Jan. 10 column in The Signal ("Fracking for a prosperous California") regarding the benefits of fracking. And I'd like to add a couple of thoughts.

January 16, 2014 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


A tale of two scandals

Political pundits have put Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton as the front runners for the next president. Let's compare how the two have handled themselves in the face of recent scandals.

January 16, 2014 | By Gil Mertz Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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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