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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


2Day in the SCV: April 2, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


The perfect GOP soldier

Thanks, Howard "Buck" McKeon.

April 02, 2010 | BY Sue Smith Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Bust yields $6.2M in pot

Thousands of marijuana plants with a street value of more than $6.2 million were found early Thursday morning in the Placerita Canyon State Park area south of Placerita Canyon Road in Newhall, authorities said.

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


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Unrest grows in Liberian slum sealed to halt Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian security forces sealed off a seaside slum in the capital Wednesday in the latest effort to stop the spread of Ebola, setting off protests by angry residents.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) - About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a standoff that lasted more than 20 hours.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A Ukrainian official says government troops have taken control of a large part of Luhansk - a besieged rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine - after days of street battles.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

OAKHURST (AP) - Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Students were planning a ‘massacre’

SOUTH PASADENA (AP) - Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill as many people as possible, police said Tuesday.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gary Horton: Water rationing is old thinking

Ah, the 1973–1974 oil crisis. I was 17, driving my blue 1968 VW Bug back and forth from high school and work.

August 20, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Mulligans up for sale

Irish pub and restaurant, Mulligans in Santa Clarita is up for sale.

August 20, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


VIA members told to avoid status quo

Continuous, purposeful thinking in an organization can make the difference between an organization that is proactively producing a better product or service, and a company that is reactive and even possibly mediocre.

August 20, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Hobby Lobby opening in the SCV

Hobby Lobby, the family-owned craft store chain and recently part of a controversial Supreme Court ruling, is opening a store on Santa Clarita at the Bouquet Shopping Center.

August 20, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Dodgers end 3-game skid with win over Padres

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Turner drove in two runs and scored another pair, helping rally the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night that snapped a three-game skid.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Iannetta's 9th inning double lifts Angels

BOSTON (AP) - Kole Calhoun leaped at the low right-field fence to take a three-run homer away from Brock Holt in the second inning.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Sports Crazed: The work while no one's watching

Hart quarterback Brady White woke up in the mornings during his family's recent vacation to Coronado Beach and walked down to the water with a football.

August 19, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Stevenson Ranch / Westridge Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info

Snapshot for the week of 08/11/2014 to 08/17/2014

August 19, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Funding approved for Angeles Forest Highway improvement

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a local funding match of $2.7 million toward the $8 million construction project to rehabilitate a 16.5-mile stretch of the Angeles Forest Highway, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

August 19, 2014 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Burrito Bowl set for next Tuesday

It's nearly time for high school football, tailgate parties and the Burrito Bowl.

August 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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