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Dog days of summer to continue through weekend

It's official: The dog days of summer are here.

July 31, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pop boy band mixes anti-bullying message with harmonies

A screaming crowd of young female fans braved baking heat Friday afternoon to hear the five-member boy band After Romeo deliver anti-bullying messages interspersed with catchy upbeat pop tunes on an outdoor stage at Westfield Valencia Town Center.

July 25, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


California to HOAs: No brown grass fines

California has a message for cities and homeowner associations that persist in fining residents for not watering their lawns during the drought: back off.

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


Newhall water district joins Edison power-saving plan

Newhall's main water supplier has agreed to power down certain electricity-gobbling facilities in the event of future energy crises and to send that juice back to Southern California Edison to help avoid statewide rolling blackouts this summer, officials announced Monday.

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


Highs due to top 100 degrees later this week

If you think it's been hot so far this summer, wait until later this week.

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


El Niño is still a mystery

Like its name, El Niño is still an infant when it comes to what meteorologists actually know about the finicky weather phenomenon and how it impacts California's rainy season.

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


Fillmore & Western trains to run ... at least a little longer

Fillmore and Western Railway's tourist trains can continuing rolling on the Santa Paula Branch line for at least the next few months, a judge ruled Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Concerts in the Park series kicks off

The old adage about the early bird and the worm wasn't lost on the thousands of people like Canyon Country residents Julio and Martha Luna who arrived hours before the 7 p.m. start of the kickoff performance of Santa Clarita's 25th annual Concerts in the Park series.

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


Telephone scammers working Santa Clarita Valley masquerading as IRS agents

An insurance fraud investigator from Valencia knew something was wrong when a caller to his phone claimed to be from the Internal Revenue Service and said there was a warrant for his arrest for tax fraud.

July 10, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Possibility of a new CSU moves ahead

A local Assemblyman's bill calling for a comprehensive study into locating a California State University campus in the Antelope Valley recently received approval from a key Senate committee.

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


Newhall preservationists lament razing of old school building

Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste was shocked when she visited the Jimmy Deans on Lyons Avene in Newhall on Friday morning and found heaps of wood and the stump of an oak tree covering the property next door, where the surviving half of the old Newhall School had stood at 24514 Kansas Street for a century.

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


Soakfest a 'gift to the community'

Hot dogs, watermelon and water slides.

July 04, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies crack down on fireworks scofflaws

For the first time, deputies in the Santa Clarita Valley have gone door to door in the days before the Fourth of July holiday to remind residents that fireworks are illegal in most of Los Angeles County, canvassing entire SCV neighborhoods where officials have encountered scofflaws in years past.

July 03, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies crack down on fireworks scofflaws

By Hector Gonzalez

July 03, 2014 | Hector Gonzalez | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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10-year-old Saugus boy to sponsor SCV Food Pantry food drive Saturday

When the Lasky family of Saugus decides to "do a charity," as they call it, they mean doing a bit more than donating unwanted clothes to Goodwill.

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


SCV’s Top 51 honored

From Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste to outgoing 11-term Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, The Signal honored the Santa Clarita Valley's Top 51 Most Influential People Thursday evening during a tribute at Tournament Players Club Valencia.

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


Deputies nab armed robbery suspect

A shotgun-wielding robber demanded Xanax from a Newhall pharmacy Thursday then escaped on foot with the drugs by running into a nearby neighborhood.

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


SCV Chamber's Expo event draws hundreds

Thanks to Chamber of Commerce weather, hundreds of people turned out throughout the day Saturday to the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's 30th annual Home and Business Community Expo at Town Center West in Valencia.

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


Local arborist gives tips for watering wisely during drought

Horticulture expert and instructor John Windsor is used to fielding distress calls from beginning home gardeners and do-it-yourself landscapers.

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


UPDATE: Officials ID burglary suspect

Santa Clarita Valley deputies arrested a 27-year-old Castaic man this week on suspicion of burglary, saying he could be tied to other similar crimes at Target stores around Los Angeles County, officials said.

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


SCV's temblor training

As millions of Californians ducked and covered Thursday morning during the annual statewide Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill, dozens of county firefighters were taking part in intensive search and rescue scenarios at their training center in the Castaic area.

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


"Shake Out" on Thursday

Thursday morning a 7.8-magnitude earthquake will hit Los Angeles County - just as it has every October for the past six years.

October 15, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Car, bike collide in SCV

A man suffered minor injuries when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle Friday night at Golden Oak Road and Soledad Canyon Road in the Santa Clarita Valley.

October 10, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two robberies reported in SCV Thursday

Two separate robberies in the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday were under investigation by SCV Sheriff's Station detectives.

October 09, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Missing Saugus teen found in downtown L.A.

After dozens of Santa Clarita Valley volunteers and even a psychic searched unsuccessfully for her, A 17-year-old girl who went missing from her Saugus home Sept. 28 was found safe but hungry Thursday in downtown Los Angeles.

October 09, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pumpkins draw crowds at Lombardi Ranch Fall Festival

Michael Garcia's two kids, Roberto and Anita, pored over neat rows of pumpkins big and small at Lombardi Ranch. But the Saugus family was torn.

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


Freeway closures set to start Sunday

Motorists should stay on their toes this week to avoid traffic delays that could result from two major Caltrans construction projects on Interstate 5.

October 04, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Volunteers step up search for missing Saugus teen

Volunteers handed out hundreds of fliers and searched neighborhoods and remote areas Saturday for a 17-year-old Saugus girl missing since last Sunday.

October 04, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez | Santa Clarita Valley News


KB Home builds house with smaller carbon footprint

Imagine living in a home so energy efficient its carbon footprint on the environment is zero.

October 03, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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