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Laurene Weste: Celebrate Day for Kids with Boys & Girls Club

Every year, Americans celebrate Mother's Day, Father's Day and even Groundhog's Day. The city of Santa Clarita delights in honoring our children by celebrating Day for Kids. Families in Santa Clarita are invited to enjoy a free kid's carnival, open to the public on Sept. 25 from noon to 5 p.m. at Newhall Park, located at 24907 Newhall Ave.

September 11, 2010 | Laurene Weste | A Closer Look


Six Flags Hurricane Harbor: One drop at a time

When it comes to operating a water park, every drop counts.

July 19, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | A Closer Look


Newhall Ranch could need up to seven new schools

The proposed Newhall Ranch development near Highway 126 could require the construction of up to seven new schools to meet the needs of the 21,000-home mixed-use community.

June 21, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | A Closer Look


Drought takes toll on lake

The statewide drought is prompting the Metropolitan Water District to siphon water from Castaic Lake into its water service system, which may make it harder to enjoy boating there this summer, a lake official said.

May 30, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | A Closer Look


Small fish causes big problems in the delta

A small fish native to the Sacramento Delta is causing water restrictions and driving state water-project officials crazy.

May 30, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | A Closer Look


City boundaries unclear

Castaic resident Joyce Sipotz knows she lives in the Santa Clarita Valley. But does she live in the city of Santa Clarita? She couldn't say.

May 30, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | A Closer Look


Schools bolster SCV economy

As the economy slumps and unemployment rises in California, much of the Santa Clarita Valley's economic strength stems from its schools and colleges.

May 30, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | A Closer Look


Sheriff changes policy in evidence kits

More than 4,700 untested sexual assault evidence kits - so-called "rape kits" - are due to be tested by Crime Lab technicians following a change of policy by Sheriff Lee Baca.

February 22, 2009 | By Brian Charles The Signal | A Closer Look


Feds stay out of ID theft case

Federal law enforcement turned a deaf ear to sheriff's Sgt. James Anderson's pleas for help in an identity theft investigation, but that didn't stop deputies from arresting 55 people for suspected Social Security fraud.

February 15, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | A Closer Look


Hart teachers living in the shadow of layoffs

Former Bowman High School student Lindsey Villanueva, now a Bowman teacher, looks forward to watching her students turn their lives around and graduate from the Hart district's only continuation high school.

February 08, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | A Closer Look


In spite of sprawl, a tiny fish fights to survive

The unarmored three-spine stickleback is one tough little prickly survivor.

February 01, 2009 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | A Closer Look


The booming biz of TV in the SCV

While movie filming in Santa Clarita Valley decreased in 2008, television filming significantly increased here, stabilizing the local economy by providing jobs for industry professionals who already live here.

January 25, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | A Closer Look


The school budget battle

Regardless of what action Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger takes to remedy the state's financial crisis, public education will pay.

January 11, 2009 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | A Closer Look


Sexual abuse: The long road to recovery

Deputy District Attorney Alisanne Scolnik asserted that the victims of convicted molester Kevin Lamont Thomas will suffer for the rest of their lives. Her strong words at Thomas' sentencing hearing Nov. 21 reopened deep scars for one Santa Clarita resident.

November 30, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | A Closer Look


Weeding out sex abusers difficult

They can appear to be charming, bright and hardworking, but they are actually immature, are often unbalanced and are sometimes dealing with their own troubled childhoods.

November 29, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | A Closer Look


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