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Review: 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'

Don't trust me on this movie. It rubbed me the wrong way. I can understand, as an abstract concept, why some people would find it entertaining. It sure sounds intriguing: "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian." If that sounds like fun to you, don't listen to sourpuss here.

May 22, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Johnsons get 15 back

Don Johnson won his first auto racing championship in 1961. He won four in a row at Saugus Speedway from 1969-72. Back then he raced a blue and yellow 1957 Chevy convertible with the No. 15 on it.

May 22, 2009 | By Tim Haddock First Gear | Sports Commentary


Terminator Salvation: Get in, sit down and hang on

Thursday morning offered a media preview of Six Flags Magic Mountain for the of the park's newest roller coaster, Terminator: Salvation, a tie-in with the latest film in the apocalyptic/action franchise. Riders' screams and cheers filled the air as we made our way up to the loading area.

May 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kevin W. Yeam: Know the facts of the McDonald’s coffee case

The McDonald's "scalding coffee case" has entered the public consciousness as an example of out-of-control litigation.

May 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Weekend forecast: fun in the sun

Cool temperatures will make Santa Clarita hot for the holiday weekend.

May 22, 2009 | By Brian Charles & Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: May 22, 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:

May 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


VIA hosts Industry Show June 10 and 11

The Valley Industrial Association is hosting the return of VIA's Business-to-Business Industry Show on June 10 and 11 in Santa Clarita.

May 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Making a mark

More than 200 people placed their handprints on the Mitchell Elementary wall mural as part of a school fundraiser Wednesday.

May 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


D. Frank Norton: May 19 was a wake-up call for all Californians

I'm afraid that Sacramento needed this. Politicians there have had their heads in the sand for too long. Their spendthrift policies had to stop. The five measures rejected in Tuesday's vote - where spending would continue with tax raises being extended to future years - were defeated.

May 21, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Cam Noltemeyer: It’s not just sanitation rates going up

Too bad no one wants to tell our community what is really going on. For the past 10 years, everyone has known that the effluent emitted by Santa Clarita's sanitation districts is too high in salt (chlorides).

May 21, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Maria Gutzeit: The delta needs to be fixed

Nearly three years ago, I wrote an opinion piece in these pages about the lack of technical merit in the Regional Water Quality Control Board's (RWQCB) decision to set new lower chloride limits.

May 21, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Hike prices, too

Why don't stores and businesses just raise their prices to turn things around?

May 21, 2009 | By Robert Stauffer Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Tax corporations

With the propositions' failure (except 1F), Gov. Schwarzenegger now declares he is going to further dismantle schools, social and health services because both the right and the left hated the props and didn't vote for them, I don't hear mention of revisiting the billions of dollars in permanent tax breaks being given to corporations in this budget deal.

May 21, 2009 | By Carole Lutness Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Senior Center holds rummage sale June 2-3

The SCV Senior Center Rummage Sale sponsored by the Center's Advisory Council will take place on June 2 and 3.

May 20, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


Braille Mobile Solutions Van visits SCV Senior Center

The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25.

May 20, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


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Man convicted in Hollywood stabbing of transients gets life

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

BOSTON (AP) - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cary Quashen: Teens need to say ‘no’ to alcohol

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Help For Today, Hope For Tomorrow."

April 15, 2014 | By Cary Quashen SCV Voices | Columnists


Kevin Buck: November mid-term elections

I consider every election an important election. Presidential elections deservedly get a lot of attention, but presidents can only do so much on their own, despite the opposition wailing and whining otherwise.

April 15, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


Angels ousted in 9th inning

ANAHEIM (AP) - Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lakers snap skid with win over Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Nick Young scored a season-high 41 points and helped the Los Angeles Lakers snap a seven-game losing streak with a 119-104 victory against the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Opponents of billboard deal launch referendum drive

Opponents of the City Council's vote to locate three electronic billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing aging billboards on city thoroughfares have launched a drive to get the decision reversed.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn and Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nearly 1,000 more ballots to be counted Tuesday

Nearly 1,000 more ballots for the Santa Clarita City Council election held last Tuesday will be counted this Tuesday - and they are expected to determine the council's newest member.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'You can't handle the truth': 96 percent of Americans admit to lying

As Lance Armstrong stood on the podium after winning his seventh Tour de France title in 2005, he was exultant.

April 14, 2014 | By Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Hot Topics


5 Steps to picking kid-friendly pets at any age

Getting your child's first pet is a momentous occasion. Even if your toddler grew up with the family cat or dog, having his very own pet is a rite of passage. So how can your family make the best decision for a mini addition while considering the safety and responsibility of every member of the household?

April 14, 2014 | By Georgia Lee FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2014 expected to be a good year for remodeling

With housing prices remaining steady, interest rates low and contractors back in full swing, this is a prime time for home remodeling.

April 14, 2014 | By Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

NEW YORK (AP) - The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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