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Review: 'The Time Traveler's Wife'

Clare is in love with a man who frequently disappears into thin air, leaving behind his clothing in a pile on the floor. "It can be a problem," he observes. Henry is a time traveler, and his trips are out of his control. Another problem is that whenever he arrives at another time, or even returns to the present (whenever that may be for him), he is naked. Well, that makes sense. You wouldn't expect his clothes to travel.

August 14, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Staples hosts giveaway for teachers

Staples is hosting its annual Teacher Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday for Santa Clarita-area educators. The first 100 teachers will receive an EcoEasy bag of supplies such as notepads and writing tools to assist them with supplies they need for their classrooms.

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC to host nonprofit fair Sept. 16

College of the Canyons will host the second annual nonprofit fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16, bringing together more than 25 nonprofit groups and organizations to reach out to students and community members and explain how they can help further their nonprofit causes.

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election brings two more candidates for Castaic

Two more candidates are in the race for three seats on the Castaic Union School District board.

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 14, 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:

Today is Friday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2009. There are 139 days left in the year.

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


OutWest hosts The Cowgirls

OutWest says you don't have to wait till next year's Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival to enjoy live Western music.

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Local general manager honored

Castaic resident Gina Roy, general manager of the Olive Garden in Santa Clarita, was recently presented with Darden Restaurants' top honor, the Diamond Club Award, for her service at the Chatsworth Olive Garden.

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


State of real estate industries luncheon

Fred Arnold, president of California Association of Mortgage Brokers and real estate industry professional, will speak at the next Valley Industrial Association luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road, Valencia.

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Champions are made in 'Theater on Ice'

Showing off their skills and following their dreams is all in a day's practice for local team members of the Los Angeles Ice Theater.

August 14, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Rosemond on Parenting


Cary Quashen: Tween drinking is on the rise, know the facts

"My name is Emily and in seven years, I will be an alcoholic. I'll start drinking in the eighth grade. But my parents won't really notice because I'll do OK in school and everything will be OK. But everything won't be OK. Kids who drink before the age of 15 are five times more likely to have alcohol problems when they are adults."

August 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Rosemond on Parenting


Photo Spotlight for the week of Aug. 8 - 14, 2009

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


El Niño likely to bring drought relief

Erratic temperatures this summer are preceding an El Niño weather pattern that's likely to bring heavy rainfall during the winter, weather experts said Thursday.

August 14, 2009 | By Rory Kelly For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local company lends a hand to troops overseas

Far from turbulent waters navigated by the USS Ronald Reagan and the screaming F18 jets aboard it, Valencia-based Mechanix Wear has made the lives of some Navy sailors a little easier.

August 14, 2009 | By Rory Kelly For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Pearls ...’ a comic pearl

I applaud The Signal for its decision to include "Pearls Before Swine" when it was forced to make cuts to the comic section.

August 14, 2009 | By Patrick Granfors Newhall | Letters to the Editor


John F. Grannis: High court thwarts tort reform

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."

August 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


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Breakfast not that important?

We have all heard time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but two new studies published in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that breakfast isn't as important as everyone says.

August 26, 2014 | By Lindsey Peterson KSL | Hot Topics


Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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