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Consumers Union report: Prepaid cards come with fees, weak consumer protections

SAN FRANCISCO -- Prepaid cards continue to grow in popularity, but this new form of plastic payment comes with high fees and weaker protections than those offered by traditional debit or credit cards, according to a new report by Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports.

September 17, 2010 | Source: Consumers Union | SCV Raw


Driver strikes pedestrian

A 72-year-old Santa Clarita woman was taken to the hospital Thursday after she was struck by a moving vehicle in a Stevenson Ranch parking lot.

September 17, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CLWA offers scholarships for teens

Local high school students probing water issues that affect the Santa Clarita Valley could earn themselves a $7,000 scholarship for their environmental efforts.

September 17, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two Women on Wine: Dos and don’ts of storing wine

Editor's note: This column was originally published in The Signal in October of 2008.

September 17, 2010 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier | Food and Fun


Mr. Hyde roams Newhall

The Repertory East Playhouse will return to its Main Stage Season with "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher - a new and shocking version of the classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror.

September 17, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Prep football: Hart handles other Indians

Hart definitely didn't want a repeat of last week.

September 17, 2010 | By Debby von Winckelmann For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Prep football: Canyon clamps down

Canyon overcame a slow start on its way to shutting out Highland of Palmdale Thursday night at Canyon High School.

September 17, 2010 | By Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Prep football: West Ranch defense's turn

A week ago, the West Ranch offense had a coming out party, hanging 52 points on Lancaster.

September 17, 2010 | By Andrew Barlam For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, Sept. 11 to Sept. 16, 2010

This week's spotlight in the SCV highlights the River Rally, SCV international Charter School and the Rose Parade entry "Remember, Reflect, Renew."

September 17, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our View: Living in the land of the free

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

September 17, 2010 | The Signal editorial board | Signal Editorials


Tammy Messina: Voters, who do you trust?

Politics is a messy game. Yes, I call it a game. There are rules, players, spectators, winners and losers.

September 17, 2010 | Tammy Messina | Columnists


Five ‘superfoods’ for heart health

When you're paying attention to good nutrition, it's easy to spend a lot of time focusing on what not to eat - all the stuff that clogs your arteries and expands your waistline.

September 17, 2010 | ARA Content | Healthy Living


Dr. Donahue: Alzheimer's is just one form of dementia

Dear Dr. Donohue: Three women who were in high school at the same time I was have died of Lewy body dementia.

September 17, 2010 | For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Deputies arrest alleged stalker

Sheriff's deputies arrested a Valencia man for stalking a 19-year-old woman in Castaic, a sheriff's official said Thursday.

September 17, 2010 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Date set for kidnapping trial

A Castaic tow-truck driver charged with kidnapping and four other offenses has been scheduled to appear in San Fernando Superior Court on Sept. 24 for a preliminary hearing.

September 17, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Burger King buying Tim Hortons for $11B

MIAMI (AP) - Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that creates the world's third-largest fast-food company and could accelerate the international expansion of the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA Unified halts contract for iPads

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy has suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Quake hastens call for warning system

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves reach them.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Napa quake a reminder for SCV, city emergency official says

Santa Clarita's emergency preparedness czar says Sunday's Napa earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale is a reminder to residents that the Santa Clarita Valley could be hit any time with a devastating earthquake or fire.

August 26, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Big night for 'Breaking Bad' at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable series retain the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series like "Orange Is the New Black."

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Angels suffer letdown loss to Marlins

ANAHEIM (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton upstaged Mike Trout with a three-run homer in the first regular-season showdown between two of baseball's brightest young stars, leading the Miami Marlins to a 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ventress receives letter of commendation from president

Jim Ventress, retired Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley leader for 37 years, received a commendation letter from President Barack Obama on Monday during a surprise ceremony at Santa Clarita City Hall.

August 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Emmy Awards draw Washington, Roberts, McConaughey

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kerry Washington, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey were among the final A-listers who showed up at the Emmy Awards red carpet Monday, each met by a phalanx of screaming fans and reporters.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita opens two new fields at Central Park

Santa Clarita Central Park is bigger and better than ever after the completion of Phase III of the Park's Master Plan. Today, the Santa Clarita City Council and Castaic Lake Water Agency's Board of Directors hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the project.

August 25, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rare rains, mud temporarily close Burning Man

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts are on the outside looking in after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.

August 25, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Time to renew your business commitments

In good times and more challenging times, owners have to stand for something.

August 25, 2014 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Guilty plea in California meat-recall case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's president has dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New 'Donate Life' license plates available

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 – Donate Life California announces the Pink Dot Plate featuring the pink "DONOR" dot is now called the Donate Life Plate and features the blue and green Donate Life logo, the national symbol for organ, eye and tissue donation. Reservations for this license plate are immediately available at www.DonateLifePlate.org.

August 25, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


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