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Drop partisanship

With the grave importance of the upcoming election, I find myself discussing the political situation with others more often.

December 13, 2008 | By Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Cardinals take fifth in a row

Santa Clarita Christian stayed undefeated on the season but it wasn't easy Saturday, in a 33-20 win over Rolling Hills Prep in San Pedro.

The Cardinals led by as close a score as 27-20, after Rolling Hills scored on an option play after a long pass.

December 13, 2008 | Bruce Bourquin Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Vikings win brawl

Isabella Fraczek won the Valencia Fall Brawl singles championship on Saturday at Valencia High School.

The senior would have to go through her fellow Valencia High senior teammate, Thalia Wilczinski.

December 13, 2008 | Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


Cougars rough up Raiders

It's difficult to say which was more dominant -- the offense or the defense -- as the unbeaten College of the Canyons football team thoroughly manhandled Moorpark College in a National Division, Northern Conference laugher.

COC, its engine kick-started by Hayo Carpenter's game-opening, 95-yard kickoff return, used the momentum of Fred Winborn's three first-quarter touchdowns and a smothering defensive effort to blow past the Raiders 48-3 Saturday night at Cougar Stadium.

December 13, 2008 | Craig Leener For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Indians drubbed by LHS Cubs

Few people might have predicted the troubles that have befallen the Indians this season.

Saturday, the misery continued with a 52-14 loss to the Cubs of Loyola.

December 13, 2008 | Paul Putignano Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Trojans hang a doughnut on ASU

At the beginning of the season, many people would have marked the Oct. 11 matchup between the University of Southern California and Arizona State University as a can't-miss game between two teams slated to make runs at the Pac-10 championship.

USC (4-1, 2-1 Pac-10), led by running back Joe McKnight's career best 143 yards and a dominating performance by the defense, easily took care of business Saturday afternoon shutting out the Sun Devils 28-0, dropping the once-swaggering team from Tempe to a 2-4 (1-2 Pac-10) record and continuing their fall from grace after four straight losses.

December 13, 2008 | Paul Putignano Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


SCV’s ‘silent majority’ screams

During the upheaval of the 1960s, Republican Richard Nixon, the conservative of his day, liked to refer to the "silent majority."

December 13, 2008 | By Tim Myers | Columnists


Partisan bashing a lose-lose for all

Several weeks ago I attended a particularly sad funeral.

December 13, 2008 | By Diana Sevanian | Columnists


Two carried guns in street brawl

Sheriff's deputies broke up a street brawl in Canyon Country early Saturday and arrested three juveniles, including one armed with a rifle, officials reported.

December 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Your Community: Dates to watch

Through Oct.26

December 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Your Community: Upcoming Events

REP presents 'Of Mice and Men'

December 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Brush fire burns 5 acres off Bouquet

A brush fire broke out at 3:37 p.m. Saturday in Leona Valley off Bouquet Canyon Road. By 4:45 p.m., Angeles Forest and Los Angeles County firefighters had knocked the fire down after it blackened five acres. Winds blew at 10 to 15 miles per hour but no structures were threatened, according to a Los Angeles Country Fire captain.

December 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Business exposition anticipates 5,000 attendees

More than 100 exhibitors handed out goody bags, networked with each other and greeted potential customers as the 24th annual Home and Business Expo opened its tent flaps Saturday on a windy College of the Canyons parking lot.

December 13, 2008 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Local Business News


Oak tree dedicated to fallen coach

Terry "Coach" Tull of Santa Clarita will be deeply missed by many in this valley. Friends and family celebrated the dedication of an oak tree on Saturday at William S. Hart Baseball Complex in honor of Tull's devotion to baseball, the complex, and most of all, the many kids that played there.

December 13, 2008 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local woman wins national teacher of the year award

After 6-year-old Hannah Vera of Valencia drops off her baby sister for daycare, her mind is trained on school. Thoughts of friends, recess, math and her teacher swirl in her mind as she prepares for another day of first grade at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Newhall.

December 13, 2008 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Final deadline arrives for health exchange sign-up

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California home prices climb in March

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California's median home sale price hit $400,000 in March to set a fresh six-year high as tight supplies limited sales, a research firm said Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire destroys most of San Pedro Elks Lodge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say nobody was hurt in a fire that destroyed most of a Los Angeles-area Elks Lodge.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Voters say Congress doing lousy job

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new Field Poll shows that Californians are taking a dim view of a deeply divided Congress but have slightly warmer feelings toward their own representative.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 Things to Know about Tax Day

The deadline for filing taxes is midnight tonight. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lancaster man pleads not guilty in 2008 sword slaying

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend with a sword in front of her four children in Lancaster nearly six years ago.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gas smell prompts evacuation of Alhambra school

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have not found the source of a reported gas smell that prompted the evacuation of Alhambra High School.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man convicted in Hollywood stabbing of transients gets life

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

BOSTON (AP) - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cary Quashen: Teens need to say ‘no’ to alcohol

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Help For Today, Hope For Tomorrow."

April 15, 2014 | By Cary Quashen SCV Voices | Columnists


Kevin Buck: November mid-term elections

I consider every election an important election. Presidential elections deservedly get a lot of attention, but presidents can only do so much on their own, despite the opposition wailing and whining otherwise.

April 15, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


Angels ousted in 9th inning

ANAHEIM (AP) - Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lakers snap skid with win over Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Nick Young scored a season-high 41 points and helped the Los Angeles Lakers snap a seven-game losing streak with a 119-104 victory against the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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