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Chemical spill brings W.Va. capital to standstill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A chemical spill left the water for 300,000 people in and around West Virginia's capital city stained blue-green and smelling like licorice, with officials saying Friday it was unclear when it might be safe again to even take showers and do laundry.

January 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Damage-control worries followed NJ lane closings

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Officials squabbled over media leaks and worried about bad publicity in the days after lane closings near the George Washington Bridge caused huge traffic jams that now appear to have been politically orchestrated by a member of Gov. Chris Christie's administration and key allies, documents released Friday show.

January 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Surprisingly weak jobs report puzzles economists

WASHINGTON (AP) - It came as a shock: U.S. employers added just 74,000 jobs in December, far fewer than anyone expected. This from an economy that had been adding nearly three times as many for four straight months - a key reason the Federal Reserve decided last month to slow its economic stimulus.

January 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NBA roundup: Heat go down in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Johnson scored 32 points, Shaun Livingston helped Brooklyn dominate the second overtime after LeBron James fouled out, and the Nets beat the Miami Heat 104-95 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

January 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


"Thank you, Mom" campaign for Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

The family-friendly company is back at it. Proctor & Gamble recently released its latest commercial for the "Thank you, Mom" campaign in advance of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.

January 10, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


McDiet: Teacher slims down on McDonald's diet in 3 months

ANKENY, Iowa - With the help of his students, a science teacher in Iowa managed to lose 37 pounds on a diet consisting solely of meals from McDonald's.

January 10, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts Deseret News Service | Health News


Bicyclist hit on Valencia street

SANTA CLARITA - A car and a bicyclist collided in a crosswalk on Valencia's Auto Row at dusk Friday; the bicyclist was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

January 10, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Helping black athletes graduate from college

Fans tuning into football bowl games this holiday season may not realize that a large percentage of the players they cheer for will never receive a degree from the universities that they represent on the field.

January 10, 2014 | By Sam Clemence Deseret News | Hot Topics


Sheriff's Station urges gift card caution

During the holidays, many people purchase gifts cards for their friends and family so that they can be assured that the gift receiver was able to get something that they really wanted. Gift cards are now so popular that according to the National Retail Federation nearly $30 billion was spent on gift cards this past holiday season. The detectives and deputies at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station know that with new trends in spending, come new trends in crime. So now that the holidays are over, and you have a stack of gift cards waiting to be spent, we ...

January 10, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


A 49-cent stamp is the most modern way to vote in the digital age

With ever declining turnout numbers, visiting a polling place on Election Day to manually mark ballots seems awfully archaic in today's digital world.

January 10, 2014 | Jana Adkins | COMMUNITY


What’s Your Story?

Our Community is the place where people who live in the Santa Clarita Valley can share their stories – and we publish them - giving the community a voice.

January 10, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


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January 10, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Bankruptcy judge orders auction for Fisker

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Friday ordered a competitive auction for the assets of Fisker Automotive, rejecting a proposal by a group led by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li to assume control of the failed electric auto manufacturer in a private sale.

January 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Selling social media clicks becomes big business

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms," where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to inflate social media numbers.

January 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire weather watch issued for Sunday through Wednesday

The National Weather Service today issued a fire weather watch for the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas for more Santa Ana winds and continued high fire danger from Sunday night through Wednesday morning.

January 10, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Temple offers Passover samples at grocer

Temple Beth Ami is holding Matzah Aisle Outreach Program today, Sunday, April 13, at Ralphs' grocery store in Stevenson Ranch from 1 to 4 p.m.

April 13, 2014 | By Francine Van Scoyoc Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Special education students on the leading edge of science fair

Today we had our eighth-grade Science Fair at Trinity, and I was, as I am every year, treated to seeing some outstanding presentations.

April 13, 2014 | By Wally Caddow Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Descendant of Titanic survivor finds distant cousins after centennial

Two years ago, Lisa M. McDougald conducted an interview revealing the story of her Canadian ancestors on board the RMS Titanic.

April 13, 2014 | By Lisa M. McDougald Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Equal pay and Obama credibility

On the heels of the "Lie of the Year" about keeping your own health care and the bogus numbers of Affordable Care

April 13, 2014 | By Gil Mertz Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


The smart votes on SB52 were from the Republicans

A recent letter-to-the editor ("We need more transparency in our elections," April 1 in The Signal) authored by a Democrat, chided Republicans in general and Assemblyman Scott Wilk specifically for the failure to pass "Disclose Act, SB52," purportedly a bill intended to put sunlight on "dark money."

April 13, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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April 13, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


David Hegg: Please help me understand

Have you ever encountered this scenario? Someone comes to you with a gripe. There are really mad at you for something and as they begin berating you it is apparent they just don't have the facts.

April 13, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Why the owner is a bad apple

Many people I know enjoy at least one television reality show that they will admit as being a guilty pleasure. Mine happens to be "Bar Rescue."

April 13, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Hotels get head to toe renovations

Two Santa Clarita Valley hotels got full facelifts for visiting travelers and longer-term guests.

April 13, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Thousands attend waste disposal event

Thousands of people hauled obsolete electronics, unneeded paint and flammable liquids to College of the Canyons on Saturday to take part in an event meant to rid them of the household materials considered too dangerous to go into the normal trash.

April 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dodgers blast away to beat Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez must love it when he sees the word "Arizona" on the opposing uniform.

April 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


James Shields, Royals undone by defense

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former Hart Indians player James Shields and the Royals were undone by sloppy defense.

April 12, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


O'Brien: Colbert 'right person' for 'Late Show'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don't feel bad for Conan O'Brien. Again.

April 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. Democrats walk middle path in health debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has been making a habit lately of bucking his own president and voting with the Republican majority in the House as it moves to amend or overturn parts of the national health care law.

April 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Barbara melee spurs calls to party less hard

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - With streets still littered in glass and garbage cans overflowing with red cups and bottles, University of California, Santa Barbara students were trying to shake off a lingering hangover from an annual spring party morphed into a raucous and violent blowout.

April 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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