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Life stranger than fiction

In one of the greatest cinematic accomplishments of the 20th century, "Men in Black" (1997), J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are chasing dangerous aliens around New York City. At one point, they lose the trail of their nemesis and are forced to consult the "hot sheets" - supermarket tabloids.

October 23, 2008 | Steve Lunetta Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


SCV residents should vote no on Measure SA

In 2001, Santa Clarita Valley residents approved Measure V, a $158 million bond to fund facility modernization projects, improve classrooms and build new schools, including the construction of a Castaic high school.

October 23, 2008 | Joe Messina, Phil Ellis, Renee Garneau-Sabol, Joan Ann Curtis and Eduardo Espana Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Some facts about hospital expansion

After reading Tim Myers' article about G&L Realty's contribution to Laura Ender's campaign, I could only wonder about his motivation for writing such a biased opinion. He talks about assuming facts not in evidence but never mentions any of the facts that are in evidence.

October 23, 2008 | Carl Porter Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Calif. Pizza Kitchen to open location

Bridgeport Marketplace will soon be home to a California Pizza Kitchen, the builder of the Valencia retail center said Thursday.

October 23, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Keep your support payment receipts

What happens if you have faithfully paid all of your court-ordered child or spousal support but many years after the fact, your ex brings you back to court claiming you paid nothing at all?

October 23, 2008 | Donald Klahs | Business Columns


Firefighters keep blaze at complex in check

Local firefighters quickly knocked down a fire in the kitchen of a Canyon Country apartment Thursday afternoon.

October 23, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brass ensemble to play Rioux park

October 23, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


What’s found at the park stays

At the park the other day my 5-year-old son found a pine cone that he wanted to take home. I told him that what we find at the park stays at the park. Without even asking why, he dropped the pine cone, and we went home. Good boy.

October 23, 2008 | Michael Picarella | Columnists


Crime Watch: Man charged with deadly assault

A Canyon Country man was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of battery Thursday after hitting his wife with his car.

October 23, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Crime Watch


Sulphur Springs schools launch district Web site

Sulphur Springs School District has launched a new Web page for parents to access information about their child's education. From the home page, users are able to look up different things, including the bus schedule and lunch menus. The Web site was created by Wildcat Web Design Services and can be accessed by visiting www.sssd.k12.ca.us/.

October 23, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Does gruesome retirement lie ahead?

I have been preparing a lot of retirement plans lately for clients. It seems that those who have been coming in for this service are the ones who have adequately prepared financially for their retirement years.

October 22, 2008 | By D. Frank Norton | Business Columns


Winning lotto ticket at large

Someone lucked out last night and may not even know it.

October 22, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fire ravages Canyon Country kitchen

Local firefighters quickly knocked down a fire in the kitchen of a Canyon Country apartment Thursday afternoon.

October 22, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Entrepreneurs conference set for Oct. 7

The Economic Development Division of the College of the Canyons will host its third annual "Dream and Discover" entrepreneurs conference on Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Steve Uzzell, a motivational speaker and photographer, will once again speak and will present a new program, "Transitions."

October 22, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


SBDC hosts seminar today

The College of the Canyons Small Business Development Center will host a California Construction Contracting Program orientation today from 3 to 5 p.m. The no-cost seminar is designed to develop and improve the capabilities of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises while also giving business owners the ability to achieve proficiency in the technical skills involved in highway construction.

October 22, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


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2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Let’s use our solar energy for our water

It seems incomprehensible that with the great shortage of water for this state, trillions of gallons of water lie off the cost and remains unused by those affected most.

July 22, 2014 | Chis Matalas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Snake alert

Recently, I was driving in my neighborhood when something caught my eye crossing the street in front of me. A very large gopher snake was booking it across the hot asphalt from left to right.

July 22, 2014 | By Ted Aquaro Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Charlie Vignola: Bordering on madness

This past Saturday morning, angry local conservatives gathered on one side of the Valencia Boulevard overpass of Interstate 5 to protest the child immigrants seeking refuge in the United States, and a counter-protest of progressives sympathetic to the plight of these poor kids gathered on the other side of the overpass.

July 22, 2014 | By Charlie Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


Jones' pair of 2-run HRs leads O's over Angels 4-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers, including a tiebreaking shot in the sixth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Monday night.

July 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Rebels release bodies from downed jet

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) - Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

July 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ryu, Dodgers end Pirates' home win streak, 5-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night.

July 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Calif. law limits full-contact practice to twice weekly during season

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.

July 21, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Prep Sports


'Apes' rule box office

NEW YORK (AP) - "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," maintained its box office rule with $36.3 million over the weekend, according to final studio figures Monday.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Black-and-white stripes are the new orange

AGINAW, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Charges filed in fatal bank robbery

STOCKTON (AP) - A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun battle.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor: Calif. won't send troops to border

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: State can send inmates to medical site

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California can once again send sick inmates to an $839 million prison medical complex that was closed earlier this year amid staffing, supply and other problems at the site intended to help end years of federal court oversight, an overseer said Monday.

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


Cause of deaths in FedEx truck-bus crash released

WILLOWS (AP) - Authorities have released the cause of death for nine of the victims of a Northern California crash a charter bus full of students and a FedEx tractor-trailer.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown OKs brown lawns

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Under legislation that took effect Monday homeowner associations can no longer slap fines on residents with dry, brown lawns during droughts

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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