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UPDATE: FDA approves Valencia firm's inhalable diabetes drug

After more than a decade and $2 billion spent in research and development, Valencia-based MannKind Corp. received federal Food and Drug Administration approval Friday for an inhalable diabetes therapy.

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


SCV musicians to pay tribute to Dirk Fischer

As the only white guy seated in the horn section of a segregated, otherwise all-black Army Band at Camp Reynolds in Pennsylvania during World War II, Dirk Fischer stood out. Musically, however, he was a perfect fit.

June 23, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Summer Solstice came and went this morning

Prehistoric people built Stonehenge and carved monuments to its arrival. These days, not so much.

June 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Summer solstice: Did you miss it?

Prehistoric people built Stonehenge and carved monuments to its arrival. These days, not so much.

June 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Sheriff’s lieutenant denies wrongdoing in federal obstruction trial

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department administrators were safeguarding an informant from retaliation when they had him transferred from Men's Central Jail to more secure satellite facilities - not hiding him in a bid to block a federal probe of alleged jailhouse misconduct - a lieutenant testified Friday.

June 13, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC settles Voting Rights Act lawsuit

As part of a settlement announced Thursday, the Santa Clarita Community College District has agreed to offer cumulative voting for board of trustees elections, pay $850,000 in plaintiffs' legal fees and take several measures to address allegations that its voting system violates Latino voters rights.

June 12, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita to host 2015 Special Olympians

Santa Clarita will put out the welcome mat next year for athletes participating in the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, billed by organizers as "the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world," officials announced Thursdsay.

June 12, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


About 20 attend chloride meeting

Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials Wednesday night kicked off a series of six public information meetings aimed at explaining to residents per-household rate hikes officials say will be needed to pay for a new $130 million treatment project to remove chloride from wastewater dumped into the Santa Clara River.

June 12, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Church saves Summer Bash

As the disco-era hit "YMCA" blared over speakers and Valley Valley View Community School's 5th- and 6th-grade cheerleaders performed on stage, parent Alma Tejeda lost track of her two children, who had quickly disappeared into the crowd of several hundred families enjoying the school's fourth annual Summer Bash party Saturday.

June 07, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Problems linger at LA County jails

Despite progress in some areas, Los Angeles County continues to fail to provide sufficient suicide-prevention practices to protect prisoners from self-harm, a new U.S. Justice Department report concludes.

June 07, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies arrest attempted kidnapping suspect in Canyon Country

A man who attempted to force a woman into his car was arrested at gunpoint without incident in Canyon Country Thursday night, according to a sergeant at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

June 05, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita deputies discover ‘honey oil’ lab, make arrest

A 20-year-old Castaic man was in custody Saturday night on suspicion of having, making and transporting concentrated cannibis after deputies pulled him over and discovered hash oil and items used to extract hash oil from marijuana, sheriff's officials said in a news release.

May 24, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies scuffle with, arrest suspect

Deputies responding to a call of a disturbance at an apartment complex on Sundowner Way in Santa Clarita Friday evening scuffled briefly with a suspect before taking him into custody, sheriff's officials said.

May 23, 2014 | Hector Gonzalez | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shoplifter confronts guard, flees Canyon Country store

A shoplifter who grappled with a security guard at a Santa Clarita clothing store Wednesday got away with about $50 worth of merchandise, sheriff's officials said.

May 14, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Easter in the Park draws hundreds

Joining Christians around the world in celebrating the faith's holiest day of observance, about 300 people from across the Santa Clarita Valley took part in an Easter in the Park service and breakfast Sunday morning at Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park in Stevenson Ranch, hosted by His Way Church.

April 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Former US Army first sergeant takes on pain, bike races

Justin Minyard is having the ride of his life.

September 27, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV development plans include water recycling plant

Plans for the 185-acre Vista Canyon residential and commercial development near Sand Canyon, projected to be complete around 2020, call for an element unique to the Santa Clarita Valley.

September 22, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boys & Girls Club, city put on Day for Kids

Free kettle corn and hot dogs, carnival-style games, toy prizes and raffles - it truly was a Day for Kids on Saturday at Newhall Park.

September 20, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: Congressional candidates meet in SCV forum

Editor's note: Corrects candidates' stances on Measure S. Also corrects that only Knight is a veteran.

September 18, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia couple among tourists stranded in Mexico since Odile hit

Since Hurricane Odile ripped through Baja California Monday, Santa Clarita Valley businessman Scott Madrigal Jr. has been waiting to hear from his parents, who were vacationing in Cabo San Lucas.

September 17, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Triple-digit temperatures expected through the weekend

The Santa Clarita Valley baked under 104-degree heat today - and we're not out of the kitchen yet.

September 13, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Not too hot for fall festival

It may have been 101 degrees elsewhere in the Santa Clarita Valley on Friday, but inside a small auditorium at Saugus High School it was mid-autumn.

September 12, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputy M.E. says drugs didn’t kill Karla Brada

SAN FERNANDO - Four different drugs, including Methadone and methamphetamine, were in the blood and urine of a 34-year-old Saugus woman at the time of her death, a county forensic expert testified Thursday at the trial of a 42-year-old man charged with her murder.

September 11, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trials expected to begin for 2 SCV murder cases

Trials are expected to get under way in San Fernando Superior Court this week in two different Santa Clarita Valley murder cases, both of which occurred in 2011.

September 08, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A push for education, not fines in SCV drought regualtions

Striving for a uniform water conservation strategy for all of the Santa Clarita Valley, local water providers are mailing materials directly to customers to get everyone on the same page about lawn-water schedules and other now-mandatory restrictions - and the penalties for not following them.

September 02, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Station Fire ceremony honors two men who lost their lives

On Aug. 26, 2009, despite bone-dry conditions, firefighters believed they had a good handle on a brush fire that broke out that afternoon in the mountains of the Angeles National Forest above La Canada Flintridge.

August 30, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Band sends concert series out on high note

After a day that saw temperatures topping 100 degrees in the Santa Clarita Valley, wispy high clouds drifted in with the setting sun and a balmy evening breeze kicked up, setting the stage for a perfect finale to the city's hugely successful Concerts in the Park series.

August 30, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man wounded at local gun range

Shrapnel from an exploding handgun sent a man to the hospital Friday with wounds to his face and neck, sheriff's officials said.

August 29, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies looking into alleged hate crime

Santa Clarita Valley deputies were investigating an assault on an African American man in the parking lot of a restaurant as a hate crime, authorities said Friday.

August 29, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Domestic Violence Center awaits arrest reward

Mary Casamento couldn't have been more surprised when she learned there was a $20,000 reward for the capture of the man in the Simi Valley hotel room next to her who was making such a racket.

August 28, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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