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Martin Fruitman: Patents don't guarantee financial success

A patent will not make you rich. Sure, there have been people who have accumulated great wealth from new ideas, but there are also people who have won the super-jackpot lotteries. Have you ever met any of them? I suspect the odds are better for winning one of those big lotteries than for making a killing with a patent.

April 30, 2010 | Martin Fruitman It's the Law | Business Columns


The benefits of hiking

Thanks to Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel and The Signal for publishing the article on hiking in the Spring edition of the Health & Wellness supplement.

April 30, 2010 | By Nikki Dail Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Watching for the geese

I drive to work every morning, and drive home every day past the lighthouse at the corner of Newhall Ranch Road and McBean Parkway.

April 30, 2010 | By Kathy Johnson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


What security?

This morning (April 28), I woke to the sound of the jail alarm.

April 30, 2010 | By Tim Maxwell Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Shame on non voters

As a county resident, living just two miles outside city limits, I watched the recent (City Council) election with much concern.

April 30, 2010 | By Judy Reinsma Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Will they get it right?

There was a recent letter to the editor ("Get it right the first time," April 3) asking if the city of Santa Clarita could get it right the first time.

April 30, 2010 | By David Turk Valencia | Letters to the Editor


John Rosenow: When you think about drinking water, think about trees

When we think of forests, majestic trees, precious wildlife and clean, fresh air might come to mind. We probably don't think about the water we drink.

April 30, 2010 | John Rosenow Guest Commentary | Columnists


WSC baseball: Shanahan’s strong day softens blow

The College of the Canyons baseball team went into its final game of the season on Thursday, hoping to get a win and a chance to go after its third straight Western State Conference championship.

The Cougars got the win, but it wasn't enough to get them a title or into the Southern California Regional playoffs.

April 30, 2010 | By Debby von Winckelmann For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Foothill tennis: ’Cats’ early losses pay off

The West Ranch boys tennis team closed the Foothill League season with a 16-2 victory over Saugus on Thursday at West Ranch High School.

After failing to win a match in the preseason, the Wildcats have established themselves as the No. 2 team in league.

April 30, 2010 | By Ernest Stone For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Foothill volleyball: Vikings near record

While the Valencia boys volleyball team marches toward the state record for consecutive league victories, the focus never changes.

Even after earning their 90th consecutive Foothill League match with a 3-0 win over Golden Valley on Thursday by scores of 25-20, 25-17, 25-15, the Vikings' mindset remains firmly set on winning championships.

April 30, 2010 | By Trevor Sojka For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Tammy Messina: The tea party phenomenon

"If I see you on the news wearing a crazy hat with Lipton tea bags stapled around the brim, with a misspelled sign, screaming at Parkinson's patients and biting people's fingers off - all bets are off. I will, at that point, stage an intervention!"

April 30, 2010 | Tammy Messina Right Here, Right Now! | Columnists


UPDATED: Off-duty deputy killed in motorcycle collision

An off-duty sheriff's deputy died late Wednesday in Valencia after his motorcycle clipped another vehicle and crashed into the median, sheriff's officials said early today.

April 29, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cunliffe, Crawford play free Playboy Jazz Festival concert May 2

Grammy-winning pianist Bill Cunliffe and his Septet will present their innovative, swinging sound and vocalist and bandleader Johnny Crawford and His Orchestra will evoke the romance of another era when they perform in a free concert in Beverly Hills on Sunday, May 2.

April 29, 2010 | Source: Playboy Jazz Festival | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Wind advisory extended through 6 a.m. Friday

The National Weather Service has extended its current wind advisory for the Santa Clarita Valley to Friday at 6 a.m., as strong wind persists.

April 29, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Westbrook looks for comeback to Bryant's defense

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Russell Westbrook surely must have known Kobe Bryant was coming for him.

Now he has two days to decide on a comeback.

April 29, 2010 | By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


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California removes lane splitting guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

ROME (AP) - Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia police: 2 dead after storm at campground

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) - His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Brian Baker: Pondering a runaway presidency

In my last column ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust," June 30), I discussed the arrogance and lawlessness of the Obama administration and its bureaucrats, practiced on a scale unprecedented in American history.

July 24, 2014 | By Brian Baker SCV Voices | Columnists


Haren struggles again, Dodgers fall to Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dan Haren's promising spring has morphed into a troubling summer. At this point, even he isn't sure when it is going to stop.

July 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


USC football ready to push the tempo

HOLLYWOOD - After a season of twists and turns and off-the-field adversity, the USC Trojans are ready to move forward under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and returning starting quarterback junior Cody Kessler.

July 23, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday - to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies.

July 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Review: Fire phone, an improvement on the familiar

NEW YORK (AP) - Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.

July 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


How to be the most popular dad in the world — and maybe something better

There was a time when I aimed to be the most fantastic and well liked dad in - well, at least our neighborhood. At some point in my fatherhood experience, that was actually a goal of mine - partly because I wanted our house to be the Kool-aid house, the home where everyone wanted to be, and part because I want to be the best at what I did.

July 23, 2014 | Davison Cheney, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series winds up Friday

This year's Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series closes out its season Friday with Doña Oxford, known as "The Boogie Woogie Woman" for her two-fisted piano playing.

July 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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