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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


Kennedy’s courage

It seemed a perfectly normal summer day July 29, 2013, as Melissa Urban of Castaic left work. Like many working moms, she still had plenty to do, starting with picking up her 17-month-old daughter, Kennedy, from child care, and later delivering dinner to her laid-up boss.

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


SCV Memorial Day observances scheduled

Santa Clarita Valley residents have a number of options for remembrance and recreation this Memorial Day.

May 24, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart High's annual Art Show

A boy approaches Mary Ann Fragodt at Hart High School's annual Art Show on Thursday and asks if she is the art teacher.

May 23, 2014 | Mason Nesbitt | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV's cosmic dust collectors

West Ranch High School astronomy teacher Christine Hirst is directing some of her approximately 90 students as they scatter across two blue tarps in the school's amphitheater, working to put the final touches on a weather balloon tethered to a cosmic-dust collector and two Styrofoam boxes.

May 20, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Young violist performs at his family's buffet

Nine-year-old Jacob Zheng emerges from a back room at Ocean Seafood Buffet in Valencia. He wears a multi-colored button-up shirt and shorts. It's a Monday night so the buffet his family opened in January isn't nearly as full as it will be on the weekend.

May 19, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tour of California sendoff draws crowd to Newhall

Ray and Sandy Cook of Mission Viejo settled onto a bench outside the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall to people-watch.

May 16, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart baseball refuses to share Foothill title

Two of the Foothill League's best pitchers faced off at Saugus High on Thursday, but the game didn't play out like a pitchers' duel.

May 15, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


World Run to bring road closures in Santa Clarita

As exciting as it will be to host a portion of a world-wide race, Santa Clarita drivers out-and-about early Sunday morning will need to strategically plan their routes.

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


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Hart girls volleyball sets itself apart

The Hart High girls volleyball team might have set itself apart from two other Foothill League teams that finished behind league champion Valencia High last season.

September 18, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Sports Home


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


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