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Rachel Cosgrove: The phenomena of skinny fat

Have you ever seen someone lose weight but still look like a smaller, flabby version of themselves? Or someone who has never had to worry about their weight and always looked great in clothes, but if you grab their triceps, you'd feel mush and not a toned arm?

March 18, 2011 | By Rachel Cosgrove | Healthy Living


Maru Sushi donates profits to Japan March 22

Maru Sushi will host a fundraiser benefiting a disaster relief fund for Japan on Tuesday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m.

March 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Rick Sloan: Ireland famine crisis echoes today

Even as President Barack Obama and members of Congress celebrate St. Patrick's Day, I doubt they will dwell on the worst chapter in the history of the Emerald Isle - the Irish Famine of 1846 to 1850.

March 17, 2011 | By Rick Sloan SCV Voices | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, March 17, 2011

Online marketing made simple

March 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sal Aranda: America needs an affordable, regulated secondary market

This is the first of what will be a biweekly column on issues important to Santa Clarita homeowners and prospective homebuyers. We thank The Signal for this opportunity and welcome comments and suggestions on topics of interest to residents of the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 17, 2011 | Sal Aranda | Business Columns


College baseball: TMC’s losing streak at six

The Master's College baseball team lost 11-5 to Concordia at Reese Field on Wednesday to bring its losing streak to six games.

March 17, 2011 | By Marco Morfino For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Calling all nonprofits

In honor of National Volunteer Week, The Signal is releasing its annual Philanthropy Guide issue.

March 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fire Department rescues boy in tree

Firefighters, below, deploy a net as they rescue an 8-year-old boy, indicated with a white arrow, from a tree in Valencia Meadows Park on Wednesday afternoon. Los Angeles County firefighter Jason Leslie holds onto the boy while waiting for a ladder. The Fire Department was called when the boy refused to come down from the tree after he had climbed as high as 40 feet, officials said. The child was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

March 17, 2011 | By Rick McClure For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cam Noltemeyer: CLWA water plan still MIA

Next Wednesday at 6 p.m., the Castaic Lake Water Agency will hold its first public hearing on the long-awaited 2010 urban water-management plan.

March 17, 2011 | By Cam Noltemeyer | Columnists


‘Superman: Escape from Krypton’ returns

Tessa Dubay-Jurado, 10, left, and Dominic Zimmerman, 11, take to the air riding the new "Superman: Escape From Krypton" ride backward at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Wednesday. Six Flags Magic Mountain's "Superman: Escape from Krypton" ride reopened with fanfare Wednesday, including a backwards speaking emcee and Boys & Girls Club chief professional officer Jim Ventress. Read more in Escape in Friday's Signal.

March 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Chop shop’ story needs fact-check

I have been following The Signal's coverage of the alleged chop shop in Canyon Country.

March 17, 2011 | Steve Kapin Newhall | Letters to the Editor


UPDATED: Keep altSCV off my driveway

I have to communicate my deep disappointment and displeasure with the recent altSCV edition freely distributed throughout our neighborhood. As a Signal subscriber, I have come to expect a measure of objective and worthwhile reporting of local, national and world events.

March 17, 2011 | By Peter Beers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Man arrested for taking power from laundry-room socket

A man who was living in a vacant Canyon Country condominium was arrested for theft of utilities after deputies discovered that an extension cord inside the condo was connected to an electrical socket inside a laundry room, authorities said Wednesday.

March 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CalArts plays part in Kazakhstan cantata premiere

Renowned artists from the United States and Kazakhstan create a groundbreaking large-scale musical project, The Silent Steppe Cantata, scheduled for a world premiere in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the newly restored Kazakh State Zhambyl Philharmonic Hall.

March 16, 2011 | Source: Art of Opera Foundation | SCV Raw


Gary Horton: It really does take a village

Fellow Signal columnist Steve Lunetta tells a fun story this past Monday about how he and some close church buddies go off on a guy trip each year to Arizona to watch spring-training baseball games. For the duration of the trip, they get to be kids again, and life is all about baseball. Surely, fun times.

March 16, 2011 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


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Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

WASHINGTON (AP) - Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Golden Valley levels Granada Hills

GRANADA HILLS - The Dan Kelley era at Golden Valley High School didn't get off to a good start; it got off to a great start, as the new-look Grizzlies began his coaching tenure with a 45-17 victory over Granada Hills Charter High School at John Elway Stadium on Friday night.

August 29, 2014 | By Brent Maranto For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Centurions slip up late to Simi Valley

The Saugus football team proved it can put up points in a hurry during its season opener against Simi Valley.

August 29, 2014 | By Paul Putignano For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Hart football stunned by Chino Hills in opener

CHINO HILLS - Hart fans certainly expected to see quarterback Brady White break school records this season.

August 29, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California appeals teacher tenure ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Injunction blocks L.A. marijuana market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV trains and buses to run Monday on reduced schedules

In observance of Labor Day, public school and public services such as U.S. mail and government and court offices will be shut down Monday.

August 29, 2014 | By Robert Spallone Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: 5 caretakers take ‘ice bucket challenge’ for man with ALS

Editor's note: The following story corrects an earlier version posted Aug. 23 that incorrectly said what the 'ice bucket challenge' money would be used for. All proceeds from the ice bucket challenge for Cary Dermer went to the ALS Association.

August 29, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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