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Review: 'My Sister's Keeper'

"My Sister's Keeper" is an immediate audience-grabber, as we learn that an 11-year-old girl was genetically designed as a source of spare parts for her dying 16-year-old sister. Yes, it's possible: In vitro fertilization assured a perfect match. And no, this isn't science fiction like Kazuo Ishiguro's novel "Never Let Me Go," with its cloned human replacements. It's just a little girl subjected to major procedures almost from birth to help her sister live.

June 26, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Bill Kennedy: Ready, fire, aim

I still vividly remember my first experience with a military marksmanship instructor. As a cadet officer candidate, my assigned weapon was a handgun.

June 26, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: June 26, 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:

June 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus Year in Review: Saugus best season ever?

Saugus High School may have had its best athletic year ever in 2008-09.

June 26, 2009 | Garrett Murray For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Principal receives diversity award

Valencia High School Principal Paul Priesz received the William S. Hart Union High School District's Valuing Diversity Award for the 2008-09 school year.

June 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Health care not funny

The Republican health care proposal is a bad joke with no punch line. The health care insurance companies are leeching away at people's life savings all to increase their CEO's profit margins.

June 26, 2009 | By Howard Barr Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


VIA B2B huge success

We want to say thank you to the Valley Industrial Association for initiating and executing a great opportunity for local businesses to reach out and do business with each other.

June 26, 2009 | By Denise Henderson Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


A little history

Lois Woodruff employs the peculiar Republican-base logic of Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh to suggest that political dissenters don't belong in the Santa Clarita Valley ("Don't like it? Move," The Signal, Letters, June 17).

June 26, 2009 | By Fred Krall Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


UPDATED: Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Sky Saxon die

UPDATED 7:55 p.m.

June 25, 2009 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Food: Scoop up summer fun

Summer parties and sunny days just scream for a scoop of ice cream. From banana splits to sundaes, ice cream is an easy way to enjoy the season. So grab a scoop and gather the kids around to create a few ice cream treats and great memories.

June 25, 2009 | Source: Family Features | Signal Lifestyle


Medical lab tech program at COC gets $400K grant

The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office has awarded a two-year $400,000 grant to College of the Canyons that will help fund the college's Medical Lab Technician (MLT) program.

June 25, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


McKeon rips 'Democrats' job-killing Cap & Tax legislation'

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) issued the following statement regarding Speaker Pelosi's intention to pass the Cap & Tax plan this week, which will impose a hard-hitting tax upon families and small businesses costing our struggling economy thousands of jobs:

"The Democrats' Cap & Tax legislation is going to force small businesses and their workers, and their families to pay more for electricity, gasoline, and other products that are made in America that have a high energy content.

June 25, 2009 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Calif., 25th District | SCV Raw


McKeon recognized by contractors

Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon was named Free Enterprise Legislator of the Year by Associated Builders and Contractors on Wednesday.

June 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teachers eat free at Una Mas

It's the month for teachers at Una Mas. The Canyon Country eatery is giving one free meal each to teachers through the end of the month.

June 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Annual Piru Creek cleanup

The annual Piru Creek cleanup and picnic lunch/BBQ is Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., startinsg at Frenchman's Flat. Sponsored by the Community Hiking Club, Friends of the River, the Santa Clarita Casting Club, and the Federation of Fly Fishers Southwest Council, the cleanup is designed to remove litter and other micro-trash from the creek and its banks.

June 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Saugus High School welcomes exchange students for the summer

Twenty-three exchange students and two teachers from Xi'an, China, have the opportunity to experience United States culture this summer through a 19-day English Immersion Camp held at Saugus High School.

July 22, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

BOSTON (AP) - A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room three days after the attack.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


$291,000 Lottery Ticket Sold in Castaic

SACRAMENTO – The streak of Fantasy 5 wins continues in Los Angeles County.

July 22, 2014 | Source: California Lottery | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Downton Abbey' back on Jan. 4 for season 5

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "Downton Abbey" will be back for its fifth season on Jan. 4, but the return date for another hit PBS series, "Sherlock," is up in the air, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


It's a husband/wife thing: 5 tips when your spouse won’t open his mouth

There is one piece of marriage advice that can clear up numerous marital problems: communicate. While communication is crucial for the success of any marriage, it can be a lot easier said than done, especially if one partner does not have any desire to sit down and talk.

July 22, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson, FamilyShare | NEWS 4 U


Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc.

July 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Closures for I-5 Truck Lanes Project

Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below through Friday this week as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14). More information about the project is here.

July 22, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, July 22, 2014

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July 22, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Missing Marine wife may have been shot

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) - Investigators believe the missing pregnant wife of a California-based Marine may have been shot while hunting with a married ex-Marine with whom she was having an affair.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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