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Deputies seeking Castaic burglar

Sheriff's deputies are in search of a man suspected in a daytime burglary who was scared off as he climbed the stairs of a Castaic home and encountered the homeowner.

April 03, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reader Meter results, March 26 to April 2, 2010

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

The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 467 votes from late afternoon Friday, March 26 to afternoon

April 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Vons and Pavilions host in-store fundraiser to benefit Easter Seals

Join Vons and Pavilions grocery stores in Santa Clarita Valley as they raise money during April for services provided by Easter Seals to local residents with disabilities.

April 02, 2010 | Source: Easter Seals Disability Services | SCV Raw


Two Women on Wine: Choosing the perfect wine

We've all been there - tying to select the perfect wine when faced with mesmerizing choices, each bottle temptingly displayed with hopes that you'll give its prized contents a try. It can be a real beauty pageant as each label competes to be the one chosen.

April 02, 2010 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Review: 'Clash of the Titans'

There are too many Greek gods for me to keep straight, since as a child I didn't have action figures as a learning tool. I was prepared to take notes during "Clash of the Titans," but only wrote down a single one: "'Release the Kraken!' - Conan O'Brien." I know I was intended to be terrified by the release of the Kraken, but all I could think of was O'Brien shouting "Release the bear!" and then some guy in a bear suit runs out and sits on the lap of a guest. In this case, the Kraken is ...

April 02, 2010 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'The Last Song'

Now that Miley Cyrus is 17, it's about time she played a 16-year-old. That she does fetchingly in "The Last Song," and wins the heart of a beach volleyball champion a foot taller than she is. Well, actually 12.5 inches. She also learns to love her dad, played by Greg Kinnear, whose aura suggests a man easier to love than, say, Steve Buscemi. She does this on an idyllic island paradise offshore from Savannah, Ga., where her dad is a classical composer whose pastime is restoring stained glass windows.

April 02, 2010 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


'Tom Sawyer' starts at Canyon Theatre Guild Saturday afternoon

Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain's beloved truant, is a natural show-off, who takes great pleasure in missing school, going fishing, and getting others to do his chores. Tom and his friends are being brought to life in the CTG's Family Season production of "Tom Sawyer." This delightful play, with music, presents all the chief adventures of Tom and his friends including the famous white-washing, the school-room episodes, the graveyard experience, the pirate adventure with Huckleberry Finn and their friend Joe Harper, and the return to their own funeral at the village church. Also included are the trial of poor ...

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


'Be My Baby' starts at Canyon Theatre Guild Saturday night

"Be My Baby" is a delightful comedy that will touch the heart as well as the funny bone as two opposites meet, clash and find that you're never too old to fall in love. Multi-faceted playwright Ken Ludwig based the two main characters on his parents, who were also polar opposites.

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Detectives seek public help with burglary case

Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Burglary and Theft team are investigating an attempted residential burglary which occurred at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 24.

April 02, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department | SCV Raw


Valencia man arrested on suspicion of air gun assaults

A Valencia man is behind bars today suspected in more than 20 incidents of air gun-related vandalisms and assaults in Saugus, Canyon Country and Valencia dating back to August 2009.

April 02, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department | SCV Raw


Antonovich: Lift ban on nighttime aerial firefighting

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich praised legislation by Rep. Adam Schiff requiring the U.S. Forest Service to lift a decades-old ban on nighttime aerial firefighting.

April 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stairway to heaven

About 50 off-duty firefighters spent Thursday learning operate the 100-foot aerial ladder on what is commonly called a hook-and-ladder fire truck.

April 02, 2010 | By Marianne Love Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Easter brunch for the bunch

Whether you get to sleep in on Easter Sunday or finish up at church with a growling stomach, going out for brunch on the day is a tradition that most of us happily follow. Around town several restaurants are offering special menus and activities during the brunch hours this Sunday. The "Easter" brunches at other restaurants actually happen every Sunday, but who cares? It only means you'll be spilling your usual maple syrup on your Easter slacks.

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Escape Cover Story


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, March 27-April 2, 2010

This week's spotlight in the SCV features volleyball and track athletes, local fundraising efforts, a car crash and a remembrance of Passover.

April 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff Photos by Francisca Rivas and Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


Laila Khosroabadi: Defects and homeowners' rights

Construction defects are deficiencies in a building caused by the failure to comply with plans and specifications, building codes or manufacturer warranties.

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


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Scott Wilk: Keep the cameras rolling

California is home to world class universities and technology giants such as Amgen, Google and Facebook. But our most famous industry that we export throughout the globe is television and film.

April 18, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here right now | Columnists


Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants 2-1 to avoid sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for his country, doing anything he could from afar to lift spirits in South Korea after all the lives lost during a devastating ferry accident.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hart grad Shields picks up first win of '14

HOUSTON (AP) - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Saugus softball picks up where it left off

Saugus softball picked up right where it left off before spring break, with another resounding Foothill League victory on Thursday afternoon.

April 17, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


American idols: When a nation falls in love with itself

Melissa Thurm started a religious blog in October to share her thoughts about her faith. But when she noticed her mounting obsession with checking for page views and new comments, Thurm realized it was taking a hit on her self-esteem.

April 17, 2014 | By Emmilie Buchanan-Whitlock Deseret News | Hot Topics


Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 17, 2014

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April 17, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 tips for detecting lies

Parents, don't be too insulted when your child starts lying to you at a very young age. It's actually a sign of intelligence. Children who lie are shown to have a higher IQ and become more successful later in life, according to Dr. Kang Lee, director of the Institute of Child Study at Toronto University.

April 17, 2014 | By Georgia Lee FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Glenn Beck starting movie production company

IRVING, Texas - Glenn Beck, the conservative radio host and media entrepreneur, is now heading up a film division at Mercury Radio Arts, the parent company of his popular radio show and digital media operation TheBlaze.

April 17, 2014 | By Curtis Linnell KSL | Hot Topics


College of the Canyons Theatre Department to Stage a Production of 'Rent'

SANTA CLARITA-When "Rent," the musical loosely based on Puccini's "La Boheme" premiered on the Broadway stage in 1996, it took the theatre world by storm.

April 17, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California dentist convicted of patient assault

MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley dentist accused of groping four female patients while they were sedated is facing three years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Winners announced for Santa Clarita's 2014 'cArt aRt' competition

The City of Santa Clarita announced today the winners of its 2014 "cArt aRt" competition, held in conjunction with the City's annual Earth Arbor Day Festival. This creative annual contest prompts residents to transform ordinary recycling bins into extraordinary works of art for the chance to win cash prizes.

April 17, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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