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Traffic surge expected for holiday

Car travel is on the rise as gas prices fall this Labor Day weekend, according to the American Automobile Association.

September 03, 2010 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Review: 'Going the Distance'

In "Going the Distance," Drew Barrymore plays a quick-to-laugh, ambitious young hipster who loves cool indie bands, "Shawshank Redemption" and playing the old arcade games in bars. Jason Long, on the other hand, plays a quick-to-laugh, ambitious young hipster who loves cool indie bands, "Shawshank Redemption" and playing old arcade games in bars.

September 03, 2010 | By Jake Coyle AP Entertainment Write | Movies


Review: 'Machete'

Certainly, "Machete" is the best feature-length extension of a fake movie trailer in Hollywood history.

September 03, 2010 | By David Germain AP Movie Writer | Movies


‘Rumors’ of fun in Saugus

You've only got two weekends to catch Neil Simon's hilarious "Rumors," presented by a cast of local actors, at the intimate SCV Space in Saugus.

September 03, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Two women on Wine: Tasting room tips and etiquette

Although summer is winding down, the time for wine tasting and touring is not only a summertime activity. We're very fortunate in California to be able to enjoy many outdoor activities throughout the year. One of our favorites is wine tasting and touring. Every chance we get we're in the car or on a plane to visit wineries to enhance our wine knowledge and experience. We're very fortunate to have some of the finest wineries in our own backyard.

September 03, 2010 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Oktoberfest at Pine Mountain Club this weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, Sept 4 and 5, the Pine Mountain Club Property Owners Association (PMCPOA) will host its 34th annual Oktoberfest. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. each day in PMC's Lampkin Park, just west of the Village Center, with entertainment and activities for the entire family, including music and dancing, a variety of arts and crafts vendors, plenty of food and drink and games for all ages.

September 03, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


CalArts concert Nov. 7

The California Institute of the Arts is premiering Iannis Xenakis' opera concert "Oresteia" at its Valencia campus Nov. 7.

September 03, 2010 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: So many things are going right today!

Have you ever had one of those days? Of course you have. We all have them. The ones where nothing seems to go right. And that is just what many of us say on those days: "Nothing is going right today!" Now stop and think about this.

September 03, 2010 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


Valencia football: Numbers down in frosh ranks

Valencia may not have the deepest freshman football team in the Foothill League, but they don't expect their opponents to show any sympathy.

September 03, 2010 | By Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Valencia fotoball: JV gets ready to hit

With the long, hot, summer days of the Santa Clarita Valley coming to a close, the Valencia junior varsity group is ready to play some football.

September 03, 2010 | By Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Hart district announces 2 new hires

Canyon High School Assistant Principal Pete Getz is the new principal of Sequoia Charter School, Hart district officials said Thursday.

September 03, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Andy Pattantyus: Getting value for our taxes

First of four parts

September 03, 2010 | Andy Pattantyus | Columnists


The wrong road

I am a library addict, I confess. I have a six- to eight-book-a-month habit. As such, I am very leery of the Santa Clarita City Council's decision to take over from Los Angeles County. It has been hard for the county system to keep up with the plethora of new books. A smaller system would be overwhelmed.

September 03, 2010 | By Gary Morrison Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hats off to the council

Regarding "Last words on libraries," (Aug. 25): As a frequent user of the Valencia Library, I read your article on the city's library takeover with great interest, especially when it was revealed that the Service Employees International Union was the driving force behind resistance to the change.

September 03, 2010 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


April Oliver: Decision-making between parents who aren’t married

When parents are divorced, or not married, which parent makes the important decisions on behalf of the child? Which parent may select the child's doctor, school or daycare? If the parents have a judgment or legal custody order, the answer to these questions lies in the language of that order.

September 03, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


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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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