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Two Women on Wine: Expanding your wine horizons

When we talk with customers and others regarding the type of wines they enjoy, more often than not we hear the same varietals mentioned. If a customer tells us they like white wine, then Chardonnay is a frequent response. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel rule in the red varietals. As wine purveyors, our goal is to guide you through the maze of wines and, more importantly, help you gain confidence in your wine exploration.

August 28, 2009 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Review: 'The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard'

"The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard" is a cheerfully, energetically and very vulgar comedy. If you're OK with that, you may be OK with this film, which contains a lot of laughs and has studied Political Correctness only enough to make a list of groups to offend. It takes place after a failing car dealer calls in a hired gun and his team to move goods off the lot over the Fourth of July.

August 28, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Taking Woodstock'

Luckily I saw "Woodstock" again in April, so it was fresh in my mind while watching "Taking Woodstock," Ang Lee's entertaining new film about the kid who made it all possible - in Woodstock, anyway. This was Elliot Teichberg, a young interior designer who leaves a New York City career to return home to upstate New York and help his parents bail out their failing and shabby motel.

August 28, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Community support needed for Day for Kids

The city of Santa Clarita and the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley are looking for local organizations to participate in the fourth annual Day for Kids to be held 12-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. There is no fee.

August 28, 2009 | By Jacki Hoffman For The Signal | Rosemond on Parenting


Bill Kennedy: Unintended consequences

Frobisher Bay, Canada, just south of the Arctic Circle on Baffin Island, November 1982: My wife and I were standing on hard-packed snow in frigid weather beside the aircraft that had just deposited our party of some 50 international delegates sent to get a view of the unintended consequences of socialism run amok.

August 28, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Reaching for new heights

Editor's note: Andrew Pfeffer, of Saugus, and his daughter Katie Pfeffer, 19, embarked on a journey of discovery and to conquer new heights to Gannet Peak in Wyoming during the last week of July. The following is Andrew Pfeffer's account of their experience.

July 25-28: the hike

August 28, 2009 | By Andrew Pfeffer For The Signal | Rosemond on Parenting


Too young to know

Colleges are the crossroads of our lives.

August 28, 2009 | By Kristopher Kaufman Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Scientist to speak at COC

Local astronomy students and enthusiasts will have the opportunity tonight to learn about the Phoenix Mission to Mars from a scientist who was directly involved.

August 28, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Photo Spotlight, Aug. 21-Aug. 27, 2009: This week through our eyes

August 28, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brian R. Tinkham: A venti-sized decision for hospitality industry

Hospitality industry employers recently received a double shot when an appellate court reversed a trial court decision that awarded Starbucks' employees over $100 million in restitution and interest due to a tip-allocation policy. Who would have thought that a small tip jar in your local restaurant/coffee shop would cause such a large fine and headaches for employers?

August 28, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Celebrities use Twitter to save shelter pets' lives

LOS ANGELES -- Adopt-a-Pet.com, North America's largest non-profit pet adoption Web service, announces the official launch of TwitterACritter, a new social media campaign that uses Twitter to spread the word about adoptable pets in shelters.

August 27, 2009 | Source: Adopt-a-Pet.com | SCV Raw


Ventura Road Runners prepare for Los Angeles Marathon

The 25th on the 21st describes the Los Angeles Marathon in 2010. This will be the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles Marathon and will be a treat for the Ventura Road Runners on March 21, 2010. This will be the 9th year that Ventura Road Runners have trained marathoners at San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura.

August 27, 2009 | Source: Ventura Road Runners | SCV Raw


Brush fire closes lane on Highway 14

A brush fire is burning near state Route 14 about a mile south of Agua Dulce Canyon Road.

August 27, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Candleman's hosts 'Back-to-School' night Aug. 28

Candleman of Valencia is hosting a "Back-to-School" night on Friday, Aug.28, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

August 27, 2009 | Source: Candleman | SCV Raw


Tom Nolan Band closes out Lexus Jazz and Blues concert series

Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor along with the Madison at Town Center, U-tan and Isagenix present the Tom Nolan Band for the closing night of the 11th annual Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 24 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

August 27, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


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SCV Senior Center hosts ice cream social

Listeners gathered at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center for an afternoon of sherbet and showtunes as the SCV Men of Harmony Chorus and Quartets presented its 38th annual A Cappella Harmony Show and Ice Cream Social on Sunday.

July 21, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dodgers salvage series against St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal and the Los Angeles Dodgers salvaged the finale of a three-game series with a 4-3 victory on Sunday night.

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


Angels walk off with a win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Albert Pujols mimicked Fernando Rodney's celebratory bow-and-arrow routine as the Los Angeles Angels got to Seattle's closer for one of their most dramatic comeback wins this season.

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


Rory completes British Open story

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy.

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


Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California's battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said.

July 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry heads to Mideast in bid for cease-fire

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel.

July 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Helpful weather coming to Washington wildfires

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) - Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.

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


Gas explosion at Oxnard bakery injures 1

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a gas explosion at an Oxnard bakery has left one person injured.

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


Southern California freeway crash leaves 3 dead

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Police say a car going the wrong way on the 210 Freeway crashed into another vehicle in Rancho Cucamonga, killing three people and seriously injuring two others.

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


How a flood of kids upended immigration debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's yearlong deliberation over immigration has taken a head-snapping detour.

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


Rebels take full control of plane crash bodies

TOREZ, Ukraine (AP) - Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site.

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


Bus becomes shower for homeless in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A nonprofit group is taking a novel approach to helping the homeless in San Francisco with a new bus that allows them to take a shower.

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


Colleges woo Native Americans with new programs

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Elijah Watson knows he wants to go to college. He also knows that it will be difficult to leave home on the Navajo reservation if he does.

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


NY building shows how mod design stacks up as cool

NEW YORK (AP) - In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It's billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation's apartment capital.

July 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands flee major battle with Israel in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) - Escalating their ground offensive, Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighborhood of Gaza City early Sunday. The fighting, including heavy Israeli tank fire, killed scores of Palestinians, forced thousands to flee and damaged or destroyed dozens of homes.

July 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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