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Six Flags Magic Mountain announces Twisted Colossus

VALENCIA, Calif. - August 28, 2014 - Six Flags Magic Mountain, the "Thrill Capital of the World," and voted by USA TODAY readers as America's Best Theme Park, today unveiled plans for the highly anticipated, world-record-breaking hybrid coaster, Twisted Colossus, an unprecedented, awe-inspiring four-minute journey through nearly 5,000 feet of track and two lift hills.

August 28, 2014 | Source: Six Flags Magic Mountain | Santa Clarita Valley News

Steve Lunetta: How to deal with police per Earl

"I just don't get it!" Being on the receiving end of many of my Uncle Earl's tirades, I am now familiar with the lead-in to one of his standard diatribes.

August 28, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists

Setting the record straight on some drought misinformation

The state's emergency drought regulations (watering-day restrictions and more) happened before local water agencies could adequately inform customers of which regulations apply to them.

August 28, 2014 | Maria Gutzeit Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor

Foley killer identified, fears capture

British Intelligence has identified the killer of American journalist James Foley. Known as "Jihad John," the man who appeared on the video with Foley appeared to have a British accent, and after looking at voice prints of possible sympathizers a match was made.

August 28, 2014 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor

Hart football keeps the theme

The storyline for most Foothill League teams coming into the 2014 season is whether they can overcome heavy losses on defense and still contain the consistently strong offenses they face in league play.

August 27, 2014 | By Matt Lechuga Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports

Kershaw gets 16th win for Dodgers

PHOENIX (AP) - Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News

Trout hits 30th homer in Angels win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Trout tied a career high with his 30th home run, Gordon Beckham homered for the first time with his new club, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Wednesday night.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News

USC's Shaw admits his story was a lie

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | SCV College Sports

SCV officials hold 'Pills Kill' symposium

Four years ago, when sheriff's, city and school officials realized the extent of heroin use among Santa Clarita teens, they launched a number of far-reaching initiatives to tackle the problem.

August 27, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News

Canyon Country woman assaulted twice within a month

After being attacked twice within the span of a month while walking home, Canyon Country resident Barbara Kritzberg says she'll be prepared in case it happens again.

August 27, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News

State lawmakers reach deal on film tax credit

California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday they have reached a deal that would offer $330 million a year in tax credits for Hollywood film productions over five years.

August 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News

CORRECTION: Man charged with sex acts with a Santa Clarita minor

After allegedly arranging to meet a teen in Santa Clarita for sex, a 44-year-old Anaheim man was instead greeted by Special Victims Bureau investigators, who arrested him on suspicion of having an illegal yearlong relationship with the alleged victim, an investigator said Wednesday.

August 27, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News

Walk-on coach at West Ranch arrested on DUI charge

A 45-year-old "walk-on" soccer coach at West Ranch High School was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, Hart district officials confirmed Wednesday.

August 27, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News

SCV deputies seek help in identifying woman

On August 17, 2014, deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station responded to a residence located within the unincorporated area of Santa Clarita (Westridge / Valencia). The victim reported she was contacted by her credit card company regarding a suspicious transaction. Deputies began the investigation and contacted station detectives.

August 27, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News

Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP

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New oil spill total is bad news for BP, wildlife

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) -- The astonishing news that the oil leak at the bottom of the sea may be twice as big as previously thought could have major repercussions for both the environment and BP's financial health, killing more marine life and dramatically increasing the amount the company must pay in fines and damages.

June 11, 2010 | By Brian Skoloff and Harry R. Weber Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News

Music lessons now available at Hubbadaddy's

Hubbadaddys Rehearsal Studios, a local rehearsal studio for music, is now accepting students for its private and group classes.

June 11, 2010 | Source: Hubbadaddy's Rehearsal Studios | SCV Raw

Smyth and Assembly honor The Gentle Barn Foundation June 25

Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) and other members of the California Animal Protection Caucus will present an Assembly Resolution to The Gentle Barn Foundation in recognition of its contributions to the community over the last decade on Friday, June 25 at The Gentle Barn at 9:30 a.m.

June 11, 2010 | Source: Office of Cameron Smyth California Assemblyman, 38th District | SCV Raw

Safe Route to School improvements slated

The city of Santa Clarita will construct a Safe Route to School Improvements Project on streets adjacent to Mitchell, Peachland and Rosedell elementary schools beginning Monday, June 14.

June 11, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw

What's Good in Education, June 9, 2010

High School, College Graduations in Sync

June 11, 2010 | Source: William S. Hart Union School District | SCV Raw

Get lost in Storytime Adventures from June 23 to July 21

The city of Santa Clarita will host "Storytime Adventures," a no-cost interactive event where local youth are read stories aloud at the Sports Complex Activities Center.

June 11, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw

Appeals court sides with Bonds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A divided federal appeals on Friday court dealt the federal government a significant setback in its prosecution of Barry Bonds on perjury charges.

June 11, 2010 | By Paul Elias Associated Press Writer | SCV Pro Tracker

Barcelona brings it

Barcelona. The name evokes sophistication with a European flair and the Barcelona Tapas Lounge on the Old Road in Valencia does not disappoint.

June 11, 2010 | Michele E. Buttelman Foodie | Food and Fun

Jazz and Blues concert series kicks off tonight with Finis Tasby

This year's Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues concert series begins tonight, Friday, June 11, and it will run consecutively for 12 Fridays through Aug. 27. Hours for the concerts will be 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and they are held outdoors in a blocked-off section of Town Center Drive in front of the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Here is the concert lineup. Call (661) 290-2911 for information.

June 11, 2010 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Food and Fun

Two Women on Wine: Light and easy wines for summer

As the summer heat begins to sizzle, it's time to dust off the patio furniture, fire up the grill and prepare for candlelit patio dinners with family and friends on balmy nights. Our grill goes into overtime during the summer as it becomes our cooking method of choice for chicken, fish kabobs, steak, baby-back ribs, vegetables, hamburgers, hot dogs and just about everything else that can handle the sizzle.

June 11, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun

Stephen K. Peeples: Beck honors Paul’s 95th; Oleta rates, Feaver skates

Editor's note: This is an expanded version of the column that appeared in The Signal's weekly Escape entertainment section Friday, June 11, 2010.

June 11, 2010 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor and Escape Columnist | Food and Fun

Book Review: 'The Inventor'

W. E. Gutman is a sophisticated writer. Not a surprise for someone whose Amazon.com bio describes him thus: "Born in Paris, educated in France, Romania and Israel, Gutman is a widely published veteran journalist. Between 1991 and 2006, he covered politics, the military, human rights and other socio-economic issues in Central America. Gutman was formerly the international editor of the futurist New York-based magazine, "Omni" and U.S. editor of the Moscow-based magazine, "Science in the USSR."

June 11, 2010 | Michele E. Buttelman Reader | Food and Fun

Review: 'The Karate Kid'

If you've seen "The Karate Kid" (1984), the memories will come back during this 2010 remake of the original. That's a compliment. The original story was durable enough to inspire three sequels, and now we have an entertaining version filmed mostly on location in China, with 56-year-old Jackie Chan in the role of Mr. Miyagi.

June 11, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Ctiric's Critic | Movies

Review: 'How I Learned to Drive'

Whether through "funny" or "message" or both, The SCV Space in Saugus seems, so far, to be encouraging us to think. June's offering, "How I learned to Drive," directed by Rod Oden, is a perfect example. Certainly for mature audiences, this play deals with incest, or at least incestuous obsession. But no simple presentation, it explores the causes and effects of this in the gray areas - where life lessons, good and bad, arise, and life scripts are shaped.

June 11, 2010 | Jim Walker Escape Editor | Food and Fun

Escape Family Fun Calendar (June 11, 2010)

By Jim Walker

June 11, 2010 | Jim Walker | Food and Fun

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