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Deaths from traffic collisions in California on track to all-time low

Four years after the California Highway Patrol (CHP) received funding to bolster the ranks of CHP officers throughout the state; the increased staffing appears to have shown a positive impact on traffic safety and a reduction in the economic impact of traffic collisions and fatalities statewide.

April 16, 2010 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


Drug abuse seminar set for May 4

Abuse of over-the-counter drugs and marijuana are among the topics to be covered when the Wm. S. Hart High School District hosts a district-wide drug awareness seminar for parents and students from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 4 in the West Ranch High School theater. The seminar is part of a series of drug information seminars offered by the Hart District's Comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Reduction Education (CADRE) program and is open to the local community.

April 16, 2010 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Champions Science Adventures tour lands at Six Flags Magic Mountain this weekend

Champions Science Adventures brings its award-winning science showcase to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia this weekend during park hours as part of its five-week Wiz Bang Boom Tour.

April 16, 2010 | Source: Champions Science Adventures | SCV Raw


Senior Center offers free lectures and clinics in May

On Wednesday, May 5, "Mental Illness and the Education, Support, and Advocacy that NAMI Offers Families and Individuals," will be the subject of a presentation by Zee Dankworth of NAMI - the National Alliance on Mental Illness from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Activity Rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall 91321.

April 16, 2010 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


Hart High Percussion Ensemble features special guest artist

Hart High's Percussion Ensemble, with special guest artist Naoko Takada, will perform Sun., April 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Hart Auditorium in Newhall.

April 16, 2010 | Source: Hart High's Percussion Ensemble | SCV Raw


Magic Mountain holds 'Karate Kid Challenge' May 1

Six Flags Magic Mountain invites kids to bring theirbest martial arts moves from the local dojo out to the park on Saturday, May 1 for the "Karate Kid Challenge."

April 16, 2010 | Source: Six Flags Magic Mountain | SCV Raw


Long Beach Grand Prix: No drama for Castroneves this year

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Last year's Grand Prix of Long Beach was a blur for Helio Castroneves.

April 16, 2010 | By John Marshall AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Veterans Committee prepares for Memorial Day ‘Tribute to Veterans’

The distinctive sound and appearance of the Condor Squadron aircraft flying overhead will mark the commencement of the 22nd Annual Tribute to Veterans on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, starting at 10 a.m.

April 16, 2010 | Source: SCV Veterans Memorial Committee | SCV Raw


Schools help athletes find work after sports

Columbia, Missouri (AP) -- Former Missouri defensive tackle Joe Andrew Maples doesn't plan to watch next week's NFL draft. The May graduate is too busy trying to find work as he prepares for life after sports.

April 16, 2010 | By Alan Scher Zagier AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Monticello offers horseback-riding program

Monticello Preparatory School is now offering an equestrian program for students, thanks to a partnership between Wildwood Equestrian Center and West Wind Training Stables.

April 16, 2010 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Volunteers needed for May 13 event

Valencia High School is looking for community and business leaders who are free from 1-3 p.m. on May 13, to judge graduating seniors completing their Career Exploration Project with a formal presentation.

April 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Young Americans to host workshops April 23-25

The Young Americans will host workshops and a show at Legacy Christian Academy from April 23-25.

April 16, 2010 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cops nab alleged purse-snatcher

After a brief chase that led sheriff's deputies into a wash, they caught an accused purse-snatcher on Thursday.

April 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two Women on Wine: It's fun to discover boutique wines

Now that the weather is improving and spring is on its way, it's time to break out the road map and travel to enjoy some wine tasting. One of our favorite things to do is to seek out small, out of the way, boutique wineries. These are usually family-owned and operated, and dedicated to producing high quality, handcrafted wines in limited quantity. Finding these little-known, hidden gems can be a lot of fun. It's like hunting for truffles - hard to find but delicious!

April 16, 2010 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Review: 'Kick-Ass'

Shall I have feelings, or should I pretend to be cool? Will I seem hopelessly square if I find "Kick-Ass" morally reprehensible, and will I appear to have missed the point? Let's say you're a big fan of the original comic book, and you think the movie does it justice. You know what? You inhabit a world I am so very not interested in. A motion picture camera makes a record of whatever is placed in front of it, and in this case it shows deadly carnage dished out by an 11-year-old girl, after which an adult man ...

April 16, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


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Guns, badges stolen during police charity game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say guns, badges and other items belonging to San Diego-area law enforcement personnel were stolen during a weekend charity football game in Los Angeles.

April 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Associated Student Government hosts congressional candidate forum

SANTA CLARITA - The Associated Student Government (ASG) at College of the Canyons is inviting all students and community members to a public candidate forum with the eight individuals seeking election to California's 25th Congressional District.

April 22, 2014 | Source: SCV EDC | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Petition-gatherer ID’d after battery arrest

A signature-gatherer outside a local Walmart, arrested for battery after allegedly punching someone in the hand last weekend, has been identified as a woman from Illinois, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

April 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


What it takes for final equality

In her letter Sunday in The Signal ("Pay inequality is not a myth of the liberal left") attempting to rebut Steve Lunetta's earlier column about pay inequality for women, Robin Clough ends by writing:

April 22, 2014 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Thanks to my guardian angel

Yes, I believe in angels, since I met one accidentally on Sierra Highway recently when my car hit a rock in the road.

April 22, 2014 | Mary Gallant Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Cher Gilmore: Let’s see our climate as half full on Earth Day

It's true that we received pretty bad news last month from the latest report of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

April 22, 2014 | By Cher Gilmore SCV Voices | Columnists


Jonathan Kraut: Forgiving our failed justice system

The Easter season for many of our Christian brothers and sisters is a time of year that prompts us to reflect on the concept of redemption.

April 22, 2014 | By Jonathan Kraut Democratic Voices | Columnists


Lehtonen, Stars win 3-0 in Game 3 over Ducks

DALLAS (AP) - Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ibanez's 3-run double leads Angels over Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the first major league matchup featuring twentysomething stars Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, it was a guy born two decades earlier, Raul Ibanez, who came through with the biggest hit.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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