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Review: 'Tooth Fairy'

In the pantheon of such legends as Santa Claus and the Bogeyman, the Tooth Fairy ranks down in the minor leagues, I'd say, with Jack Frost and the Easter Bunny. There is a scene in "Tooth Fairy" when the hero is screamed at by his girlfriend for even BEGINNING to suggest to her 6-year-old that there isn't a Tooth Fairy, but surely this is a trauma a child can survive. Don't kids simply humor their parents to get the dollar?

January 22, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Extraordinary Measures'

"Extraordinary Measures" is an ordinary film with ordinary characters in a story too big for it. Life has been reduced to a Lifetime movie. The story, based on fact, is compelling: Two sick children have no more than a year to live when their father determines to seek out a maverick scientist who may have a cure. This is "Lorenzo's Oil" with a different disease, Pompe disease, although it fudges the facts to create a better story. The film centers on two dying children, 9 and 7. In life, most children with Pompe die before age 2, and those ...

January 22, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Video Game Review: 'Bayonetta'

Bayonetta is the most flamboyant video-game heroine in a long, long time. Leggy, bespectacled and clad in a skintight black catsuit, she struts across the screen like a model stalking the runway. That model, however, is more campy than sexy, more RuPaul than Gisele.

January 22, 2010 | By Lou Kesten Associated Press Writer | Food and Fun


Go ‘Yonkers’ at the REP

The Repertory East Playhouse will open its 2010 Season with "Lost in Yonkers," by Neil Simon and sponsored by Mission View Public Schools. "This is classic piece of American literature by one of the finest American playwrights in history. It is an honor to be able to have this magnificent piece on our stage. We are all very excited for this production," said Artistic Director Ovington Michael Owston.

January 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Louise Elerding: Auto manners - honk if you like etiquette

Etiquette is needed everywhere, including driving and riding in a vehicle. Being a polite and considerate driver - and passenger - also supports the safety issues of being on the road.

January 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Rosemond on Parenting


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 22, 2010

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:

January 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hollings has no actual point

I am still waiting for Andre Hollings' point from his latest column, ("The taking of America," Jan. 15).

January 22, 2010 | By Nathan Imhoff Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Bob Kellar: SCV movie news in 2009

Santa Clarita has been one of the entertainment industry's most-favored back lots for decades.

January 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Bill Kennedy: Regulations: Are they worth the cost?

On Jan. 15, many community members gathered at Santa Clarita City Hall to participate in a public hearing on the topic of the cost of business regulation. The event was hosted by state Sen. George Runner and Assemblyman Cameron Smyth to gauge the impact state regulations are having on small businesses.

January 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Brian Koegle: Be aware of new employment laws for 2010

In light of the budget crisis which consumed much of the 2009 legislative session, the California Legislature was relatively quiet on the employment law front.

January 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, Jan. 15 - Jan. 21 2010

January 21, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rover gives NASA an 'Opportunity' to view interior of Mars

PASADENA, Calif. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- NASA's Mars exploration rover Opportunity is allowing scientists to get a glimpse deep inside Mars.

January 21, 2010 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita Transit launches ‘Go Green' art contest

The city of Santa Clarita invites local middle school and high school students to participate in the Santa Clarita Transit "Go Green" art contest.

January 21, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Experts evaluate Fair Election Act Jan. 21

A workshop highlighting the California Fair Elections Act will be presented tonight, Thursday, Jan. 21, by campaign chair Trent Lange, Vice President of the League of Women Voters of California Xandra Kayden, SCV Fair Elections chair Carole Lutness, and Southern California outreach coordinator Robin Gilbert.

January 21, 2010 | Source: SCV Fair Elections Initiative | SCV Raw


County officals give storm update Thursday morning

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined county officials at Fire Camp 2 in La Canada Flintridge to give a storm update Thursday morning.

January 21, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


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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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