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Archive By Author - Mason Nesbitt


Letter-writing campaign aims to memorialize St. Francis Dam site

Two floods - one in the Santa Clarita Valley - occurred 2,500 miles and 39 years apart. But both resulted from failed dams and both devastated their regions: one killing more than 2,000 people, and the other roughly 600.

September 13, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia tennis gets big win early

It's a nonleague match and very early in the season, but Valencia girls tennis won a very significant match on Wednesday.

September 11, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


SCV second-grader takes silver screen

Seven-year-old Noah Visconti was the first person to bring Iron Man to his knees. That's what his uncles tell people, anyway.

September 02, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stevenson Ranch teen returns a karate champ

Roughly 50 people crammed into Rising Sun Karate in Stevenson Ranch on Sunday to welcome home their karate kid.

September 01, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: One killed, 8 injured in Castaic freeway crash

A woman was killed and eight other people injured today in a three-vehicle collision on the northbound Interstate 5 in Castaic, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said.

August 31, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Condition of COC athlete injured in crash upgraded

The condition of the College of the Canyons football player injured in the two-vehicle crash that killed two of his teammates has been upgraded from critical to serious, a spokeswoman for Providence Holy Cross Medical Center said Sunday.

August 31, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley Night at The Hangar scheduled Saturday

Peanuts, Cracker Jacks, skillful play and charitable programs are a few of the warm-hearted baseball fan's favorite things.

August 28, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC starts fall semester with more classes than ever

The College of the Canyons fall semester began Monday with a promise of the largest schedule of classes in school history - 51,000 seats open for students.

August 25, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC football player in critical condition

A College of the Canyons football player involved in a two-vehicle crash in Sylmar that killed two of his teammates remained in critical condition Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

August 25, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Making his Major League debut

At 72 years of age, Paul Berry has made it to the big leagues.

August 04, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A new way to get to and from Dodger Stadium

Traversing the 35 miles from the Santa Clarita Valley to Dodger Stadium, and back again, can be a challenge.

July 15, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New battle, new buddies

U.S. Marine combat veteran Joshua Rivers says a marine isn't thinking about the American flag, apple pie, or even their mother when bullets are flying overhead. They think instead about the man or woman next to them, the one they've lived with, drank with, played with for the previous one, two, or 10 years.

July 08, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa gives SCV parade-goers a surprise Christmas in July

Santa Claus impersonator Al Hodek hosted a few visitors as he waited, in his engine-powered sleigh on wheels, to ride in Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade for the fifth time on Friday.

July 04, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade will include a 'Pooper Scooper' contest

When talking about the Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade's "Pooper Scooper" contest, it may be best to avoid all puns.

June 27, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two times the talent

A picture of Alanna and Gennelle Dedek hangs near the bottom of the stairs in their parents' Canyon Country home.

June 17, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Founders series: Guiding a community to cityhood

Editor's note: Monday marked the 27th anniversary of Santa Clarita's founding. This is the fourth in The Signal's seven-part series about the surviving men and women who made the city a reality.

December 17, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Whitney Best is a big part of Mustangs' early success

It's hard to imagine a more exciting three days for The Master's College women's basketball team.

December 16, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Trinity winter preview: Basketball teams built around last year's best

Much has changed for Trinity Classical Academy's winter athletic programs. The Knights' boys and girls basketball teams each have a new head coach. Boys soccer does too.

December 14, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


SCCS winter preview: Cardinals take another shot at titles

The winter sports season was good to Santa Clarita Christian School last year.

December 14, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Founders series: Carl Boyer fought for county formation then for Santa Clarita

Editor's note: Monday marks the 27th anniversary of Santa Clarita's founding. Today The Signal begins a seven-part series about the men and women who made the city a reality.

December 14, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trinity gets big win over Foothill League's Golden Valley

Trinity Classical Academy head coach Jeremy Haggerty wouldn't say earlier this week that his team could beat a Foothill League team. But he said it could hang with any of them.

December 09, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


West Ranch girls soccer squander opportunities in 2-1 loss

The West Ranch High girls soccer team played Thousand Oaks to a halftime tie, limited the Lancers to two second half shots and managed 10 of its own.

December 09, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Nine COC football players earn all-conference honors

For College of the Canyons head coach Ted Iacenda, the Cougars that made the Southern California Football Association All-Conference team for the National Division, Northern Conference represent what Canyons football is all about.

December 07, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Grizzlies lose to loaded team in home tournament

Golden Valley high girls basketball's 73-45 loss to a team further down the rung on the CIF-Southern Section divisional scale on Thursday in the second round of the Grizzly Classic looks bad at first glance.

December 04, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Centurions score late to top Glendale

The Saugus High boys soccer team is making a habit of taking games to the wire.

December 04, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


COC women's basketball preview: Welcomed change

College of the Canyons women's basketball head coach Greg Herrick's message to the Western State Conference, South Division: "We're back."

December 01, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


COC men's basketball preview: It's scrappiness vs. inexperience

Roster turnover isn't novel to junior college basketball - two years of eligibility and a player is gone.

December 01, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Doing what mom said

Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel had just returned from a camping trip in the Mojave National Preserve and, as she tells it on a sunny bench at William S. Hart Park, from a great adventure.

December 01, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


TMC women's basketball preview: Knowledge pays

The Master's College women's basketball team chooses to see everything positively entering the 2014-15 season.

November 27, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


TMC men's basketball preview: More than one recruit

Opponents may underestimate The Master's College men's basketball team this season, supposing it's all about a high-profile transfer from Michigan State and no one else.

November 27, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


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