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Back to the future

Kudos to The Mighty Signal for a brilliant as well as comical editorial, "No one goes back to Sacramento" on Aug. 2.

August 15, 2009 | By Joan Warden Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Welcome the Shabbat

August 15, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 15, 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:

Today is Saturday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2009. There are 138 days left in the year.

August 15, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Oscar Dominguez: How to determine if you can afford a home

In today's challenging economic climate, it is all the more important for Santa Clarita Valley residents considering the purchase of a home to determine the price range they can afford prior to their search.

August 15, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Illogical answers

Regarding Peter Kavounas' opinion column, "Got questions about water rates? Logical answers await," Aug. 2:

August 15, 2009 | By Kevin Korenthal Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Reader Meter results, Aug. 7-14, 2009

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

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


McKeon to host health care town hall phoner tonight at 7

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) is set to host a health care tele-town hall on Monday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. PT for constituents of the 25th Congressional District of California to discuss current proposals being debated in Congress to reform the nation's health care system.

Fellow Member of Congress, Dr. Tom Price (R-GA), will also be a participant in the tele-town hall and available to serve as a medical resource for concerned citizens. The tele-town hall forum has extraordinary benefits, allowing over 67,000 constituents to be called throughout the district over the ...

August 14, 2009 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Calif., 25th District | SCV Raw


College of the Canyons auditions

The College of the Canyons Theatre Department is holding auditions for five of next season's biggest productions, which include Broadway, Shakespeare and a variety of other genres.

August 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


SCV's Most Talented

D.E.E. Studio Productions Performing Arts Academy is hosting a talent search for Santa Clarita's "Most Talented Performer." The contest is open to vocalists, musicians and actors. There are four age categories: 5 to 8, 9 to 12, 13 to 17 and 18 and up (including seniors). This year's Grand Prize includes: a $2,000 cash award and a recording session valued at $1,000 (for a winner who is a vocalist or musician) or a screen test (if he/she is an actor). Additionally, first place in each of the other age categories will receive a ...

August 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


24 Hour Theatre at REP Sunday

Twenty Four Hour Theatre kicks off at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall this Sunday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. Contrary to what the name might indicate, this is a roughly hour-long show of short comedic plays. The actors and directors are given their scripts the night before the show, and they have 24 hours to prepare. The theme for the scripts is "You've found it," which should provide a great opportunity for laughs.

August 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


'Beyond Therapy' opens at the REP tonight

The Repertory East Playhouse will continue its 81 Series on Friday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. with the critically acclaimed comedy, "Beyond Therapy" by Christopher Durang. The opening night wine reception begins at 7 p.m. with the curtain at 8 p.m.

August 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Video Game Review: 'Wii Sports Resort'

How do you create a sequel to a product that changed the way people think about video games?

August 14, 2009 | By Lou Kesten Associated Press Writer | Food and Fun


Two Women on Wine: Wine country trips

We just returned from five great days in the Napa-Sonoma wine country. If you have a trip planned or are even thinking about it sometime down the road, we'd like to offer a few suggestions to enhance your experience.

August 14, 2009 | By Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Review: 'District 9'

I suppose there's no reason the first alien race to reach Earth shouldn't look like what the cat threw up. After all, they love to eat cat food. The alien beings in "District 9," nicknamed "prawns" because they look like a cross between lobsters and grasshoppers, arrive in a spaceship that hovers over Johannesburg. Found inside, huddled together and starving to death, are the aliens, who benefit from a humanitarian impulse to relocate them to a location on the ground.

August 14, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'The Time Traveler's Wife'

Clare is in love with a man who frequently disappears into thin air, leaving behind his clothing in a pile on the floor. "It can be a problem," he observes. Henry is a time traveler, and his trips are out of his control. Another problem is that whenever he arrives at another time, or even returns to the present (whenever that may be for him), he is naked. Well, that makes sense. You wouldn't expect his clothes to travel.

August 14, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


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Acosta hopes to be mediator on City Council

Newly elected Santa Clarita City Councilman Dante Acosta's journey to the Santa Clarita Valley is a familiar one.

April 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

NEW YORK (AP) - AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Keyshawn Johnson arrested in domestic dispute

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says former NFL and Southern California receiver Keyshawn Johnson has been arrested after a report of a domestic dispute.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 21, 2014

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April 21, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


PG&E pleads not guilty in fatal pipeline blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Corralling the good in sibling rivalry while overcoming the aggravation

OLYMPIA, Wash. - David Simonsen wanted his teenage son to earn money, so he offered what he thought would be a tempting task: the chance to sell stuff on eBay.

April 21, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


COC Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast Briefing Scheduled for May 2

In an effort to help local business owners see their enterprises thrive and expand, Rick Hernandez, President, Syntesis Global, LLC will deliver the presentation "Growing Your Business in the 21st Century, A New Era" during the spring 2014 College of the Canyons Chancellor's Circle Breakfast Briefing.

April 21, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teen rides in wheel well of Hawaii jet

HONOLULU (AP) - Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

April 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


American wins Boston marathon

Meb Keflezighi of San Diego won the men's race in the Boston Marathon Monday, giving the city its long-hoped-for American champion a year after the bombings.

April 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Easter morning delivery for space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.

April 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kings clobbered in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Fourth-liners Mike Brown and Raffi Torres scored second-period goals to spark a San Jose comeback and lead the Sharks to a 7-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Kings and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

April 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


TMC Insider: Baseball plays for a conference title

The Master's College baseball team looks to a strong regular season finish as it faces its final series before entering the postseason, while the women's track team posted quality marks over the weekend at the Soka Peace Invitational in Aliso Viejo.

April 20, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


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