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2 convicted in Coachella Valley school theft case

INDIO, Calif. (AP) - Two former employees of the Coachella Valley Unified School District have been found guilty of stealing public funds.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 arrested in alleged scheme that targeted elderly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have arrested four California residents for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded dozens of investors out of $2.3 million from 2003 to 2011.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Studies more firmly tie sugary drinks to obesity

New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Lone Ranger' crew member drowns on LA-area set

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are investigating the apparently drowning of a crew member who was working on a set for upcoming "The Lone Ranger" film.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gang member to be exonerated of murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former gang member's long-awaited exoneration was delayed Friday only hours before a scheduled hearing because of a judge's illness, leaving him to wait in prison another weekend before he is formally cleared of a murder conviction.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans to Valencia Town Center

Eager iPhone 5 enthusiasts started lining up Thursday afternoon outside Apple Store Valencia Town Center, and the line extended more than 100 yards by Friday morning as Apple released the latest version of its smartphone.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Endeavour swans California skies in whirlwind tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The people became the paparazzi Friday, aiming their lenses not at the latest starlet, but toward the sky to catch a glimpse of an aging superstar headed for retirement.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown signs bill allowing sale of home-cooked food

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Clandestine cooks who have been selling homemade food at local stores and farmer's markets will no longer have to fear legal consequences under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


More than 17M Californians registered to vote

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The secretary of state's office reports that more than 17 million Californians are registered to vote ahead of the November presidential election, or nearly 73 percent of those who are eligible to cast a ballot.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds launch formal electricity trading probe

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators have intensified an investigation into JPMorgan Chase & Co. electricity trading in California.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas Roman Catholic bishop moves to California

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) - A Roman Catholic bishop from Fort Worth, Texas, will take over the Diocese of Orange in Southern California, the nation's 10th largest diocese, the Vatican announced Friday.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pressure mounting in Vallejo police fatal shooting

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - Pressure is intensifying for an independent investigation into the fatal shooting by Vallejo police earlier this month of a man outside his home - the city's fifth fatal officer-involved shooting since May.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Endeavour lands at L.A. airport after aerial

The Signal welcomes reader-submitted photos of today's Endeavour fly-over in the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles. Please send jpegs to photo@the-signal.com and copydesk@the-signal.com for posting on our website. Please put "Endeavour" in the subject field.

September 21, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police probe alleged poisoning of dogs in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) - Vera Lesovets held up photographs of her dog, Yasha, a spunky 5-year-old corgi, nipping playfully at the heels of a German shepherd twice her size.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Victim of $10M theft offering $200,000 reward

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - A wealthy bond-fund manager who lost his expensive Porsche and irreplaceable paintings by Jasper Johns, Richard Diebenkorn and other prominent artists to burglars is offering a $200,000 reward for their safe return.

September 21, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Study: Smartphone app helps alcoholics stay sober

CHICAGO (AP) - A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found.

March 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmaker faces gun, corruption charges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.

March 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds propose to change protection for arroyo toad

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal wildlife officials on Wednesday proposed to downgrade the status of the arroyo toad from endangered to threatened, saying the California amphibian is no longer in danger of extinction.

March 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


House votes to limit president on public monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has approved a Republican bill to limit the president's ability to designate new national monuments, a step President Barack Obama and other presidents have taken to protect historic or ecologically significant sites.

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


TSA wants police at checkpoints

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that armed law enforcement officers be posted at security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours in the aftermath of last year's fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.

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


Young salmon trucked downstream because of drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The severe drought in California is prompting state and federal wildlife officials to mount an unusual rescue operation involving millions of 6-month-old salmon that are at risk of dying in depleted rivers and streams.

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


Newfound pink world lurks at solar system fringes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Peering into the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spied a pink frozen world 7½ billion miles from the sun.

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


TSA wants law enforcement at checkpoints

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that airports post armed law enforcement officers at security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours.

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


Oprah Winfrey takes a show on the road

NEW YORK (AP) - Oprah Winfrey is taking a self-help show on the road.

March 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate on track to pass Ukraine aid bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is on track to approve sanctions against Russia and aid for Ukraine after Democrats withdrew a provision that was blocking Congress from issuing a sharp response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's military intervention in Crimea.

March 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bin Laden son-in-law convicted at NYC terror trial

NEW YORK (AP) - Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaida propaganda videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman.

March 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Satellite spots 122 objects in Malaysia jet search

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A French satellite scanning the Indian Ocean for remnants of a missing jetliner found a possible plane debris field containing 122 objects, a top Malaysian official said Wednesday, calling it "the most credible lead that we have."

March 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmakers reconsider bare-hand food ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers are beginning to back away from a new law that bans bare-hand contact with food in restaurants and bars, with the Assembly Health Committee voting unanimously Tuesday to repeal and revisit the regulation.

March 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Facebook buys virtual reality co. Oculus for $2B

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained.

March 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Stevenson Ranch/Westridge Zone 3: car burglaries reported

Stevenson Ranch: Zone 3 Update - Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

March 25, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Signal AP


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