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Gulf oil spill's threat to wildlife turns real

ON BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) -- The wildlife apocalypse along the Gulf Coast that everyone has feared for weeks is fast becoming a terrible reality.

Pelicans struggle to free themselves from oil, thick as tar, that gathers in hip-deep pools, while others stretch out useless wings, feathers dripping with crude. Dead birds and dolphins wash ashore, coated in the sludge. Seashells that once glinted pearly white under the hot June sun are stained crimson.

June 05, 2010 | By Holbrook Mohr and John Flesher Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reader Meter results, May 29-June 5, 2010

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

June 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Calm no more, Obama lashes out at BP on Gulf visit

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Dogged for being too calm in crisis, President Barack Obama unleashed frustration for all to see Friday, warning BP it had better do right by the people whose lives it has wrecked.

June 05, 2010 | By Nancy Benac Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Marine’s memorial services today

Memorial services for U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Jake William Suter are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. today.

June 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


My mouth is agape

Margot Webb ("Kagan was an excellent choice," May 22) is in awe of Solicitor General Elena Kagan's record.

June 05, 2010 | Wendy Mortenson Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


How dare California boycott Arizona

I just wanted to give my opinion on the Arizona boycott.

June 05, 2010 | Cheri Parker Winnetka | Letters to the Editor


Sorry for the bad news

Hey tea partiers, sorry for the bad news.

June 05, 2010 | Paul Henry Sibek Newhall | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Saturday, June 5, 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.

June 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fun Life’s Fancy Dance

Alex Brown made her way down her staircase in a flowing ivory-color dress. Her hair was curled, her nails were polished and uncommonly; her face was powdered with makeup.

June 05, 2010 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Faith / Religion


Community faith calendar

Friendly Valley service

June 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Around the SCV: TMC runner wins NAIA title

Jeff Jackson became the second-ever individual National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics champion in The Master's College history on Saturday, when he won the men's marathon at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field championships in Marion, Ind.

June 05, 2010 | Jeremy Balan For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Questions for the council

Paul Brotzman, Santa Clarita's director of community development, titled his May 20 column "Preserving our community's character is priority one."

June 05, 2010 | Henry Schultz Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Frank Ferry: Responding to the ‘terrorists’

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

June 05, 2010 | Frank Ferry | Columnists


Are your hydrangeas in the pink?

The beautiful flower heads of hydrangeas announce the summer season just like strawberries and lemonade. Every year there are tempting new varieties of this well-loved plant to welcome to our gardens, and for many gardeners it's hard to resist planting just one more. You can plant bigleaf hydrangeas (H. macrophylla) in different parts of the garden and enjoy pink flowers on some of the plants and blue on others.

June 05, 2010 | By Kathy Bond-Borie Guest columnist | Signal Lifestyle


Kathy Bond-Borie: Are your hydrangeas in the pink?

The beautiful flower heads of hydrangeas announce the summer season just like strawberries and lemonade. Every year there are tempting new varieties of this well-loved plant to welcome to our gardens, and for many gardeners it's hard to resist planting just one more. You can plant bigleaf hydrangeas (H. macrophylla) in different parts of the garden and enjoy pink flowers on some of the plants and blue on others.

June 05, 2010 | Signal Staff | Your Home


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Saugus, Zone 4 Update, Public Safety & Crime Prevention Information Snapshot

The following crimes were reported in the Saugus area over the past week:

April 15, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


5 selfish things that can ruin your marriage

There is a trend I have noticed among people who seek help in marriage and couples' counseling. Both partners usually have the best of intentions. Both usually want to save the relationship and make it better. But often people end up in marriage counseling because they are engaging in five selfish behaviors which prevent good communication and understanding for each other to take place.

April 15, 2014 | By Anastasia Pollock FamilyShare | Hot Topics


U.S. 'tax freedom day' is 3 days later than in 2013

Since 1937, the Tax Foundation has provided analysis and policy about federal, state and local taxes. A not-for-profit think tank based in Washington, D.C., the Tax Foundation promotes increased awareness of tax policies and the tax burdens on U.S. taxpayers.

April 15, 2014 | By Kirby Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics


Live in the moment

As I unpacked my kids from the car for a fun afternoon at the park, I bathed them in sunblock and let them go. They ran, giggled and played in the afternoon sun as I chased them. My experience was the same as millions of mothers across the world. My kids called to me, showed me their tricks, and became very dirty very fast. I found myself looking around at the other mothers, their beautifully dressed and clean children then back to my messy, giggling brood. I became distracted from the great fun we were having. I had lost focus ...

April 15, 2014 | By Shannon Symonds & Erin Oscarson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Deputies hunt for man suspected in identity theft

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are hoping the public will help them identify an ATM thief with the release Tuesday of ATM photos taken of the suspect, a sheriff's spokesman said.

April 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


So. Cal. Edison plans hundreds of cuts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's largest utilities is poised to cut hundreds of jobs.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.

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


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


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