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Billboard matter will be put to a vote

After hours of discussion Tuesday night, Santa Clarita City Council members decided to put a controversial billboard ordinance to a public vote in the upcoming November general election, rather than repeal it outright.

June 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man arrested on suspicion of domestic assault

A man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of domestic assault after he was pulled over by more than a dozen sheriff's deputies for erratic driving.

June 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Team Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Takes Top Honors at Charity BBQ Competition

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station took first place in the pulled pork category and second place in the barbecued chicken category during last Saturday's charity barbecue competition at the Jack Bones Equestrian Center in Castaic.

June 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man sentenced in parental abduction case

A man arrested for parental abduction after he was found in Louisiana with his daughter, a 2-year-old Castaic girl missing for two months, is now serving a 92-day sentence in Los Angeles County jail, a D.A. spokesman said Tuesday.

June 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vest among contents of fake bomb that shut down Valencia shopping center

The contents of a suspicious-looking package that included a "suicide vest" fastened with protruding wires was being studied Tuesday after a bomb scare that shut down a Valencia shopping center.

June 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Judge upholds Winkler ouster from board

Ruling in favor of the Saugus Union School District, a judge has determined that ousted school board member Stephen Winkler is not eligible to hold his seat, district officials said Tuesday.

June 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Antonovich honors Jim Ventress

At the meeting of the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich recognized the contributions of Jim Ventress, Chief Professional Officer of the Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club on his retirement after 29 years.

June 24, 2014 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assembly committee OKs bill to prevent overdose fatalities

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Judiciary Committee voted 7-0 Tuesday to approve a bill by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) that would put a life-saving antidote into the hands of first responders to prevent drug overdose deaths.

June 24, 2014 | Source: Sen. Fran Pavley's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies work with agencies to aid homeless in the transition out of homelessness in the SCV

Local citizens, public service providers, business owners, and law enforcement have expressed concern regarding increased criminal activity in the transient encampments, located in the area near Bouquet Creek and Valencia Boulevard in Santa Clarita. The transient population in the river bed area has been an ongoing concern for an extended period of time.

June 24, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two suspicious packages “rendered safe” in Valencia

Sheriff's Department bomb squad deputies shut down a shopping center between Delmonte Drive and Valencia Boulevard near McBean Parkway Monday after they discovered two suspicious packages - one in a car parked at the center and another in a bush in the same parking lot - according to officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

June 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


USFS: Power lines caused Powerhouse Fire

U.S. Forest Service officials released a brief statement Monday citing "electrical power lines creating a competent ignition source" as the cause of the Powerhouse Fire, which started May 30, 2013, and charred more than 30,000 acres.

June 23, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn and Shannon Hoofman Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Union School District tables election debate to July meeting

Members of the Castaic Union School District decided Monday night they need more information about by-district elections and California's Voting Rights Act before they discuss the possibility of changing the district's at-large election system.

June 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No restitution sought from ‘hot tub’ burglars

Three burglars who tried to break into a Castaic home and then hid from sheriff's deputies in an empty Westridge hot tub and trash can were out of hot water with homeowners this week.

June 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


L.A. Kings Summer Hockey Camp at Valencia Ice Station

Former Los Angeles Kings player and current radio analyst Daryl Evans is hosting a youth hockey mini-camp from Monday through this Wednesday at the Valencia Ice Station.

June 23, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country robbery suspect was on parole

One of the three robbery suspects arrested in a series of Canyon Country bike path crimes had been previously sentenced to half a year in county jail and was out on parole, a spokesman said Monday.

June 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Six Current and Former Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies Sentenced to Federal Prison

LOS ANGELES – Six sworn deputies who were working in the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department each were sentenced today to federal prison terms for interfering with a federal civil rights investigation into misconduct at the Men's Central Jail.

September 23, 2014 | Source: U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles | Santa Clarita Valley News


U.S. Department of the Interior and State of California Release Draft Desert Renewable Energy Conser

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency John Laird today released an innovative landscape-level draft renewable energy and conservation plan covering more than 22 million acres in the California desert, marking a major milestone in federal and state efforts to cut carbon pollution, create jobs, develop clean domestic energy and conserve and protect ecological and cultural resources.

September 23, 2014 | Source: California Natural Resources Agency | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hillary Clinton highlights gender as 2016 looms

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign emphasized her experience and competence. Her 2016 campaign pitch could be simpler: She would be the first female president.

September 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Truck driver pleads no contest in Castaic dog-beating case

A Murrieta man arrested two weeks ago for allegedly beating his German shepherd at a Castaic eatery has entered a plea of no contest to a charge of animal cruelty, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Tuesday.

September 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff’s deputies testing body cameras

Local sheriff's deputies would be better served - as would residents of the Santa Clarita Valley - if they wore tiny cameras clipped to their uniforms, a local lieutenant said Monday.

September 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC celebrates 45 years of higher education in the SCV

College of the Canyons celebrated its 45th anniversary Monday with an event that included a birthday cake and a rendition of "Happy Birthday to You."

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


SCV Latino Chamber gala draws record crowd

More than 300 business and community leaders gathered at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Valencia for the Santa Clarita Valley Latino Chamber of Commerce's Fourth Annual Recognition Gala.

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


Sulphur Springs School District ponders how to divide itself

Residents of the Sulphur Springs School District are invited to a public hearing Wednesday night to help select a method of dividing the Canyon Country elementary school district into five separate voting areas.

September 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Week 1 of Halloween murder trial wraps up

SAN FERNANDO - The 2011 Halloween killing of good Samaritan Alejandro Sanchez-Torrez came at the tail end of a 4-day crime spree allegedly punctuated by gunpoint intimidation, violence and a street fight showdown that ended in gunfire, jurors heard last week as the murder trial of three young men got underway.

September 22, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | 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


City Council set to vote on Canyon Country Community Center

Santa Clarita City Council members are set to vote Tuesday on whether to purchase a property to develop a permanent home for the Canyon Country Community Center.

September 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district's teacher of the year

Lisa Craig's smile lights up the room when you ask her about her job.

September 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


70 years of fair fun in SCV

The 70th annual Our Lady of Perpetual Help Barbecue Fair drew thousands to its rides, shows, games and, of course, its barbecue.

September 22, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV is one step in front

A package of bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown and aimed at protecting California's groundwater supplies is being hailed as a much-needed step forward for a state seized by drought.

September 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior 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


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