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Homeless man arrested

A homeless man is behind bars after a deputy caught him unloading ammunition from a handgun in his van and found two other guns in the vehicle at Canyon Country Park on Wednesday morning, authorities said.

October 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bicyclists to embark on 509-mile journey

More than 175 bicyclists from the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia will take off from the Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday on what is known as one of the world's toughest bicycle races.

October 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Opera comes to PAC tonight

The College of the Canyons music department and Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC (PAC) will break new ground tonight, Friday, Oct. 2, when the PAC hosts a workshop performance of college faculty member Dr. Daniel Catan's chamber orchestra version of his opera "La Hijia de Rappaccini."

October 02, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


All Corked Up Wine Festival

All Corked Up will host an International Wine, Beer, Food, Music and Art Festival this Saturday, Oct. 3, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at College of the Canyons in Lot 7. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center's new K-12 Arts Education Outreach Program.

October 02, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Where are the Halloween Haunts?

Near the end of the month Escape will feature the best Halloween haunts in the Santa Clarita Valley. Please submit your suggestions to jwalker@the-signal.com. Include the address of the haunt, a description of what will be seen there and the name and contact information for the person(s) in charge. If you can include photos of previous haunts at this location, even better. Escape will publish the most interesting of these. We are looking for true attractions and not just someone's well-decorated home.

October 02, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


News of the Weird: Protect, serve and get along

Small Town: In Jericho, Ark., alleged harassment by cops got so bad, according to an Associated Press report, that the fire chief went to court twice in the same day in August to complain about speed traps. The chief's charge angered the seven officers attending the hearing, and a courtroom scuffle ensued, resulting in the chief's being shot in the back and hospitalized. WMC-TV reported that the shooter has not been charged but that an arrest warrant has been issued for the chief, who was then fired by the mayor. The police force has been disbanded by the ...

October 02, 2009 | By Chuck Shepherd Special to The Signal | Food and Fun


Review: 'The Invention of Lying'

In its amiable, quiet PG-13 way, "The Invention of Lying" is a remarkably radical comedy. It opens with a series of funny, relentlessly logical episodes in a world where everyone always tells the truth, and then slips in the implication that religion is possible only in a world that has the ability to lie. Then it wraps all of this into a sweet love story.

October 02, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Newhall Memorial offers free depression screenings

Depression. Though it effects nearly 19 million Americans, more than two-thirds of people that suffer from the condition never seek treatment.

October 02, 2009 | For The Signal | Healthy Living


Castaic Middle School students wax heroic

October 02, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Oct. 2, 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:

October 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Great article, Charles

Dear Brian Charles: Great job on reporting the Town Hall meeting ("Town hall meeting draws ire," The Signal, Sept. 27).

October 02, 2009 | By David Kistler Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Trashy neighbors

I have lived in Newhall for nine years. I love the neighborhood, culture and location. However, I have become increasingly irritated with the lack of respect certain neighbors display for our community.

October 02, 2009 | By Samantha Liegh Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Tom Pattantyus: Protection of private property

Since 2008, the U.S. economy has been buffeted with one crisis after the other.

October 02, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: The power of intention -- think like a child

Once, while we were on vacation in Walt Disney World, my son showed us all the true power of intention.

October 02, 2009 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Amy M. Cohen: Why doing it yourself could cost you more

With the explosion of Al Gore's Internet and the digital world, everyone has the ability to become a "do-it-yourself-er" even in areas of business or law traditionally reserved for the educated professional.

October 02, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


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Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) - As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Lunetta: Getting out of control

I don't usually write consecutive columns about the same topic, but this situation seems to be careening out of control and our government seems impotent to stop it.

July 31, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


Take it to heart and conserve water

Editor's note: About 50 percent of the water consumed in the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground water sources.

July 31, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Treat refugees with compassion

The relatively small country of Italy (compared to the USA) has managed to take in more than 70,000 illegal immigrants (refugees) fleeing poverty, war and oppression in Northern Africa.

July 31, 2014 | Judy Reinsma Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Angels fall to Baltimore again

BALTIMORE (AP) - There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Public meeting Thursday night on Chiquita Canyon expansion

A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex to discuss the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion that would double the daily disposal tonnage at the site from 6,000 to 12,000 tons and expand the landfill itself by some 143 acres.

July 30, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Service men and women receive thousands of minutes of call time

Since its program started just over two years ago, Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, with the support of Newhall and surrounding communities, has collected more than 500 cell phones and accessories that provided more than 31,000 minutes of call time to U.S. service men and women.

July 30, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


SF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.

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


Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.

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


Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-year extension

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo.

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


Century-old pipe break points to national problem

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed decades ago.

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


California's governor wraps up trip to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up a three-day visit to Mexico on Wednesday, saying he will work with the U.S. government upon his return home to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis.

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


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