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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


Car slams into 4 parked vehicles in Valencia

A car slammed into four vehicles parked on the side of westbound Magic Mountain Parkway across from the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Friday.

July 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cumulative voting heads to court

Whether the city of Santa Clarita can employ a relatively unknown voting system to settle its California Voting Rights Act lawsuit is set to be decided in court.

July 25, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Another rabid bat found in Newhall

Newhall claims the lion's share of rabid bats found this year in the Santa Clarita Valley, with the fourth discovered there within the past week.

July 25, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


DA's office: It's illegal to leave pets in a hot car

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reminding pet owners that it's against the law to leave their animals in their vehicles during the dog days of summer.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV comes out for a 'Beach Bash'

Canyon Country residents were spared a 40-mile drive to the beach in busy freeway traffic Friday when city officials brought the community the next best thing, trucking in tons of sand for Santa Clarita's Beach Bash event.

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


Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don't need replacing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Nile Virus Update: County Vector Control District Confirms More Activity

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - With temperatures expected to rise in Los Angeles County this weekend, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes by using insect repellent and removing dirty, stagnant water around the home.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 28 to August 2, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. More information about the project is here.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man’s photograph could lead to an Old West windfall

A 130-year-old photograph signed by a legendary Old West lawman is expected to fetch a fistful of dollars for a Valencia man.

July 25, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff's Department: Beware of phone scam

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and threatening to arrest you for failing to appear for jury duty, hang up - it's a scam, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

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


Balloon festival launches again in Santa Clara River Valley

It's "Up, up and away" time in Santa Paula this weekend as the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival launches with a "balloon glow," entertainment and other activities starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | 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


2 SCV youngsters win Youth Foundation-Sheriff’s Department essay contest

Two of the three winners of the Sheriff's Youth Foundation and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Youth Essay Contest were from the Santa Clarita Valley, officials announced this week.

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


Family comes forward for orphaned baby

Baby Violeta Martinez was just learning to walk when Tuesday's fatal crash in Acton claimed the lives of her parents, relatives of the orphaned girl said Thursday.

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


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Valencia school calls kids inside over suspicious man

A Santa Clarita Valley elementary school went on "semi-lockdown" today on reports of a suspicious man standing outside with a bucket of candy.

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


Interstate 5 closures begin Sunday

Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of October 26 – November 1, 2014 (no work Saturday and Sunday nights), as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. More information about the project is here.

October 24, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | 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


Halloween message from Cpt. Johnson

Halloween is just around the corner and most families are excited and eager to participate in the long standing tradition of children dressing in costumes and walking door-to-door throughout the community to get treats. While we are eager to observe this tradition, here is an important statistic to keep in mind; children are four times more likely to be struck by a car on Halloween night than any other night of the year.

October 23, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


One student cited, 7 disciplined following videotaped fight

A brawl videotaped at Valencia High School following a football game has resulted in disciplinary actions against seven students, while one student was cited for allegedly making criminal threats, school and sheriff's officials said Thursday.

October 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


School holds celebration for retiring superintendent

Officials at Fair Oaks Ranch Community School unveiled a plaque Thursday honoring and recognizing Superintendent Robert Nolet for his more than three decades at the helm of the Sulphur Springs School District.

October 23, 2014 | By Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


Defense sums up arguments in SCV Halloween murder trial

SAN FERNANDO - Lawyers representing three young men accused of killing "good Samaritan" Alejandro Sanchez-Torrez on Halloween three years ago argued in court Thursday that evidence against their clients is scant and witnesses are questionable.

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


Candidates recap qualifications in congressional debate

Two local congressional candidates put a spin on records, both their own and each other's, during a debate hosted Thursday by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.

October 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV deputies search for drug store robber

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies surrounded a house and were searching Thursday afternoon for a suspect who robbed a Walgreens in Santa Clarita, officials said.

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


Scientists work to save endangered desert mammal

Amargosa voles, small rodents that inhabit rare marshes of the Mojave Desert, have faced dire circumstances in recent years. Loss of habitat, extreme drought and climate change brought this subspecies of the California vole to near extinction, leaving only a few hundred clinging to existence. It is now one of the most critically endangered mammals in North America. Its luck may be changing with the birth of the first set of pups from a new captive breeding program at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

October 23, 2014 | Source: California Department of Fish and Wildlife | Santa Clarita Valley News


Prosecutor presents closing arguments in Halloween murder case

Closing arguments were presented Wednesday in the month-long murder trial of three young men accused of killing good Samaritan Alejandro Sanchez-Torrez on Halloween three years ago.

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


Deputies investigate school fight

Sheriff's deputies are investigating a Friday night fight at Valencia High School that was caught on video and posted on social media, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Wednesday.

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


Castaic teacher wins county Teacher of the Year award

Kim Baljet says she can remember the names of her teachers over the years.

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


Nine Saugus households displaced by flooding

The flooding last week of nine Santa Clarita Valley homes left residents homeless while insurance agents continue to assess the damage, residents and water officials said Wednesday.

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


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