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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


Powerhouse Fire blamed on electrical power lines

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 Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Junior Lifeguard Program numbers up this year

Kids squealed with delight as junior lifeguard instructors Tyler Miller and Alex Anthony tossed them off the dock at the Castaic Lagoon.

June 23, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City accepting names for Youth Grove

The City of Santa Clarita is accepting names of youth ages 24 and younger who lost their lives in traffic-related incidents, for inclusion in the Annual Youth Grove Evening of Remembrance. The event will be hosted at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Youth Grove at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.

June 23, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for I-5 Truck Lanes Project

Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of June 22-28, 2014, as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14). More information about the project is here.

June 23, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | 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


Castaic school district to talk election future

Faced with the possibility of a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit, members of the Castaic Union School District board will discuss whether to change the district's at-large system for electing board members during a meeting Monday night.

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


Newhall classic car show draws a crowd

They just don't make 'em like they used to.

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


Battle over billboards

Santa Clarita City Council members will discuss whether to repeal a controversial billboard ordinance or put the matter to a public vote during their meeting Tuesday.

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


Kids aim for Summer Showdown

Families and deputies enjoyed games, barbecue and shooting lessons at the annual 999 for Kids Summer Showdown BBQ Competition in Castaic on Saturday.

June 22, 2014 | Photos by Katharine Lotze | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


City unemployment ticks down slightly

Santa Clarita's unemployment rate ticked downward ever so slightly in August and continues to be lower than both the state and county jobless rates, according to numbers released by the state's Employment Development Department.

September 20, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No water, but volunteers make a splash at river cleanup day

Community members volunteered to trudge through the sand of the Santa Clara River to pick up trash and debris Saturday morning at the 20th annual River Rally Clean-up and Environmental Expo.

September 20, 2014 | By Robert Spallone For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


NASA spacecraft due for Martian rendezvous

After a 10-month, 442 million mile interplanetary journey, a NASA spacecraft was scheduled to enter orbit around Mars on Sunday, according to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

September 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Weekend full of activities in the Santa Clarita Valley

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church celebrates 70 years of annual barbecues in the Santa Clarita Valley all weekend long as a busy schedule of activities crams the calendar today and Sunday.

September 20, 2014 | By Robert Spallone For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV church makes appeal for foster care

One Sunday morning Kirk and Kasey Morales listened to a message at church calling on families to get involved in foster care. The couple had a blended family of six children when they first began considering adoption.

September 19, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Governor Brown vetoes bill that would restrict charter schools’ locations

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill by a Santa Clarita Valley legislator that would have placed restrictions on charter schools seeking to locate outside the boundaries of the district that authorizes them, citing concerns that the bill could force existing charter schools to relocate.

September 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assistance League’s Operation School Bell provides back-to-school shopping opportunity

Junior high school students in the Santa Clarita Valley rummaged through shelves and racks of the Kohl's retail store in Valencia for some back-to-school shopping this week - made possible with help from Assistance League Santa Clarita.

September 19, 2014 | By Robert Spallone For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Major repaving work to begin in Palmdale

Caltrans will repave State Route 138 in Palmdale between 165th Street East and Avenue S, officials said Friday.

September 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brown vetoes charter bill

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Friday by a Santa Clarita Valley legislator that would have placed restrictions on charter schools seeking to locate outside the boundaries of the district that authorizes them.

September 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


It’s ‘Back to Church’ this Sunday

People's reasons for hosting or supporting "National Back to Church Sunday" are nearly as numerous as the reasons others stay away from sacred gatherings in the first place.

September 19, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley students excel on state exam

More than 90 percent of William S. Hart Union High School District sophomores passed the state's high school exit exam on their first attempt during the 2013-14 school year, according to preliminary figures released Friday.

September 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rabid bats continue to turn up in the SCV

A rabid bat found in a Newhall backyard this month flew toward a resident and potentially bit two dogs and a cat, according to a recent county report.

September 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Not in Newhall anymore

They couldn't follow a yellow brick road to get there, but residents still took a trip to Oz at Thursday's "Wizard of Oz"-themes Senses event.

September 19, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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