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'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'

The climactic scene in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" takes place in one of those underground caverns with a lake and an ominous gondola as the means of transportation, popularized by "The Phantom of the Opera." At first I thought - no gondola! But then one appeared, dripping and hulking. In another movie I might have grinned, but you know what? By that point, I actually cared.

July 17, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Michael S. Little: Where nonprofit organizations need protection

One of the most important skills any successful nonprofit organization must develop is the ability to raise capital through fundraising events. Fundraising events are even more important in today's tough economy as many nonprofit organizations and charities struggle to survive amid the decline of charitable contributions by both private and corporate donors.

July 17, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Castaic brush fire doused

Los Angeles County firefighters doused a small brush fire in Castaic on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

July 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Snow day in July at Creative Years Nursery School

July 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: July 17, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

July 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Measure V spending receives thumbs-up

The Measure V Citizens' Oversight Committee issued a clean report Wednesday to the Hart district regarding Measure V spending for the 2007-08 fiscal year.

July 17, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


At market ... watermelon

Long, hot summer days, help me to conjure up images from my childhood.

July 17, 2009 | By Alison Needham For The Signal | Healthy Living


Driver on title track

When the old NASCAR Southwest Series shut down a few years ago, M.K. Kanke had won more races than any other driver in the history of the division.

July 16, 2009 | By Tim Haddock First Gear | SCV Pro Tracker


Students get inside look at NASA's return to the moon

BURBANK, Calif. -- As the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the first walk on the moon July 20, 1969, the Futures Channel has released the fifth in its series of micro-documentaries about the science, engineering, technology and people behind NASA's Ares rockets - the launch vehicles that will ultimately take humans back to the moon.

July 16, 2009 | Source: The Futures Channel | SCV Raw


McKeon calls government health care takeover a mistake

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have taken another discouraging step in the direction of a full government takeover of our nation's health care system with the recent introduction of their federally run health care plan.

July 16, 2009 | By Congressman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon R-Calif., 25th District | SCV Raw


SCV Committee on Aging presented with $375K check

Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry, along with city officials, presented a $375,000 check to the Santa Clarita Committee on Aging on Wednesday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m. at the SCV Senior Center, located at 22900 Market Street in Newhall.

July 16, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Brush fire doused in Castaic

Los Angeles County firefighters have doused a small brush fire in Castaic, authorities said.

July 16, 2009 | By Brandow Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Small fire erupts on Plum Canyon

Firefighters put out a small blaze on Plum Canyon Road near Bouquet Canyon Road Wednesday afternoon.

July 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


I-5 lane remains closed

The about 300-acre Osito fire was completely contained Wednesday, but authorities kept one lane on the northbound Interstate 5 freeway closed overnight as firefighters made sure the blaze stayed extinguished.

July 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alan J. Lyon: Items that will interest the IRS

The IRS uses "audit anxiety" to help taxpayers be honest on their tax returns. Some people don't even claim all of their deductions out of fear of audit. We have an obligation to pay our fair share of taxes but we don't need to tip the government by not claiming all appropriate deductions. With the government hurting for money, they are trying to collect every penny they can. Here are some things that interest the IRS.

July 16, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


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Puig powers Dodgers to series win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer and threw out a runner at second base, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Sunday.

April 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Colorado celebrates 4/20

DENVER (AP) - Denver police say they have issued 28 citations for public consumption of marijuana and arrested one person accused of attempting to distribute the drug so far this weekend as revelers celebrate the traditional pot holiday of April 20.

April 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies

TORONTO (AP) - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

April 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope Francis, huge crowd celebrate Easter

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.

April 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.

April 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday.

April 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man detained after threats at LA Times building

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said.

April 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Counties tell Brown they need money for his law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.

April 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Plum Canyon raises more than $2,000 for Bridge to Home

Plum Canyon Elementary continued its kindness journey during their recent Penny Wars fundraiser.

April 20, 2014 | By Rachel Rieckhoff Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Life Changing Events

In light of Easter Sunday, pivotal events in history – and in our personal lives – often impact us in ways we never imagined.

April 20, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


ARTS

April 20, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Seen Around SCV

April 20, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Share your photos

Last week several readers contacted us to let us know that the beautiful bird captured from the prior week by Louie Gallardo was an Egret.

April 20, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Riding The Rails

Ca-clank ca-clank, ca-clank ca-clank

April 20, 2014 | By Cal Greenfield Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Student Nurses Built Homes for U.S. Veterans in joint effort with Habitat for Humanity

College of the Canyons Chapter of the National Student Nurse Association chapter joined forces with Habitat For Humanity, in an effort to build new homes for United States veterans on March 22.

April 20, 2014 | Submitted by Manny Lorenzo President of the National Student Nurses Association, COC Chapter | COMMUNITY


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