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Favorite 2009 'entertainment' of Signal staff members

Here are the eclectic top choices of entertainment from the past year, as made by Signal staff members.

December 25, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Roger Ebert’s best movies of 2009

Since Moses brought the tablets down from the mountain, lists have come in 10s - not that we couldn't have done with several more commandments. Who says a year has 10 best films, anyway? Nobody but readers, editors and most other movie critics. There was hell to pay last year when I published my list of 20 best. You'd have thought I belched at a funeral. So on this list I have devoutly limited myself to exactly 10 films. On each of two lists.

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


Associated Press best movies of the decade

Years pass and tastes change, at least a little. In choosing their top films of the past decade, Associated Press movie critics David Germain and Christy Lemire stuck closely to their favorites from each year.

December 25, 2009 | By Christy Lemire and David Germain Associate Press Movie Writers | Movies


Review: 'Up in the Air'

Ryan Bingham is the Organization Man for the 2000s. He never comes to the office. Technically, he doesn't have an office; he has an address where his employer has an office. His life is devoted to visiting other people's offices and firing them. "Up in the Air" takes the trust people once had in their jobs and pulls out the rug. It is a film for this time.

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


Review: 'Sherlock Holmes'

The less I thought about Sherlock Holmes, the more I liked "Sherlock Holmes." Yet another classic hero has been fed into the f/x mill, emerging as a modern superman. Guy Ritchie's film is filled with sensational sights, over-the-top characters and a desperate struggle atop Tower Bridge, which is still under construction. It's likely to be enjoyed by today's action fans. But block bookings are not likely from the Baker Street Irregulars.

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


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Dec. 25, 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:

December 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Credit where credit is due

First and foremost, we want to thank Jeanne Wray for her letter to the editor on Dec. 9, "Canines over seniors."

December 25, 2009 | By Brad Berens and Patti Rasmussen | Letters to the Editor


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, Dec. 18 - Dec. 24, 2009: This week through our eyes

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


Bill Kennedy: Republican Christmas gifts

Merry Christmas, all! This is a joyous time of year, best shared with friends and family as we count our blessings. Cathy and I are fortunate to be in Colorado today, sharing a snowy Christmas with our elder daughter, Laura, her husband, Jerry, and our grandsons Dylan and Lucas.

December 25, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Our View: Yes, Virginia, there’s hope

It's likely many residents of the Santa Clarita Valley can't relate to the charm of fresh-fallen holiday snow, but we beg your indulgence.

December 25, 2009 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Reader Meter results, Dec. 18-24, 2009

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 310 votes from late afternoon Friday, Dec. 18 to late afternoon Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009.

December 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following editorial, among the most famous ever written, appeared in The New York Sun in 1897 and remains appropriate for this holiday season 112 years later.

Is there a Santa Claus?

December 24, 2009 | Source: The New York Sun, 1897 | Columnists


Senate OK's health care bill in 60-39 vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an epic struggle settled at dawn, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed health care legislation Thursday, a triumph for President Barack Obama that clears the way for compromise talks with the House on a bill to reduce the ranks of the uninsured and rein in the insurance industry.

The vote was 60-39, strictly along party lines, one day after Democrats succeeded in crushing a filibuster by Republicans eager - yet unable - to inflict a year-end political defeat on the White House.

December 24, 2009 | By David Espo AP Special Correspondent | Santa Clarita Valley News


Aquatic Center now sells city bus passes

Santa Clarita has started selling passes for public transportation at the Sports Complex Aquatic Center.

December 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


On the Road with The Signal

Planning a trip out of town? Take The Signal with you!

December 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Road Trips


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Family-friendly films find their seats in Oscar nominations

On Jan. 16, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards, scheduled for March 2. Many of today's Hollywood stars - like Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Sandra Bullock - were highlighted on the list of nominees.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


How the Internet is about to change after court decision

A federal appeals court decision Tuesday could lead to major changes in the Internet that you know, love and use all the time. On the other hand, the decision may be a speed bump until the government writes new rules covering Internet traffic.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Hazing: Nasty campus initiations continue

Since 1970, at least one college student has died each year because of an initiation rite gone wrong, USA Today reported on Jan. 12. That figure doesn't address the number of students who suffer physical and psychological injuries.

January 18, 2014 | By Celia R. Baker Deseret News | Hot Topics


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles was a smoldering shadow of its former self, but hundreds of residents of a foothill neighborhood remained evacuated and extremely dangerous fire conditions were expected to last well into Saturday.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California nut farmers band together to fight theft

ESCALON, Calif. (AP) - The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dealing with a quake: Then and Now

When the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake struck on the morning of Jan. 17, 1994, it was a very different world in terms of communications and news reporting.

January 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | COMMUNITY


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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