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Governor's cuts a 'death warrant for battered women'

In July, Giuliana Ruby Perrotta was beaten and strangled to death in her two-story home on a quiet Canyon Country cul-de-sac.

August 09, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Student newspaper classes cancelled at COC

College of the Canyons has canceled five journalism classes for the fall semester and will turn its student newspaper into a club, officials said last week.

August 09, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sweet Charity: SCV Youth Project cake auction

August 09, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chinese exchange students find temporary home in SCV

The Santa Clarita Valley is providing 16 exchange students from China the chance to learn about the many facets of American culture.

August 09, 2009 | By Evin Giglio For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Back-to-school time for the Santa Clarita Valley

Summer will officially be over for more than 50,000 kindergarten-through-high school students this month when Santa Clarita Valley schools open their classrooms and start issuing homework assignments for the 2009-10 school year.

August 09, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 9, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

August 09, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CLWA joins lawsuit

The Castaic Lake Water Agency joined 26 other state water contractors in a lawsuit filed against federal agencies - including the United States Department of Commerce, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Marine Fisheries - challenging the amount of water pumped from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

August 08, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CHP graduates largest class

The California Highway Patrol swore in the largest graduating class in its history during a ceremony in West Sacramento on Friday, deeming 183 new officers ready to hit the highways.

August 08, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Four seek three seats on water board

At least four candidates will jockey for three seats on the Newhall County Water District board this fall.

August 08, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jewish community remembers tragedy

Monday will bring about tragic memories for hundreds of members of the local Jewish community as they remember "one of the most brutal acts of terror and hate in recent memory in Southern California," said Rabbi Mark Blazer of Temple Beth Ami.

August 08, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 8, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

August 08, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Global teleconference gives leaders a chance to share with locals

About 50 business and ministry leaders listened as Bono addressed churches' increasing role in global humanitarian efforts on Friday.

August 08, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


District school board candidates face tough terms

The Nov. 3 school board elections come at a crucial time for education as local school districts grapple with millions of dollars in funding reductions from the state, an official said Friday as filing for the races closed.

August 08, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Junior lifeguards take parents in 'Macho Man' competition

Junior lifeguards competed arm-to-arm against their moms and dads Thursday as they swam from one end of Castaic Lake to another.

August 08, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dead bird found with West Nile

The carcass of a bird infected with West Nile virus has been found in Canyon Country, officials said Friday, but the number of human cases is down significantly from last year.

August 08, 2009 | By Evin Giglio For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Moth or butterfly?

This skipper butterfly shares characteristics of both moths and butterflies, with a body, wings and antennae more like the former.

August 22, 2014 | By Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


California Supreme Court denies review of Palmdale Voting Rights Act case

The California Supreme Court has declined to review of Palmdale's California Voting Rights Act case, though officials from the Antelope Valley city say they will continue to appeal the matter.

August 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Couple identified in selfie burglary case

A couple depicted in a selfie that turned up in a burglary victim's cloud database took the photo on a cellphone bought at a San Fernando swap meet, the man in the picture told Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man to stand trial in BB gun shooting

A Valencia man has been ordered to stand trial on a charge he shot a woman in the eye with a BB gun during a road rage incident in May. a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Two plead no contest in 2012 street racers case

More than two years after they were arrested and charged with second-degree murder for the death of a friend while they were street racing on Sand Canyon Road, two young Canyon Country men pleaded no contest Thursday to lesser charges of vehicular manslaughter.

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


Former deputy receives probationary sentence for firing weapon

A retired sheriff's deputy accused of illegally firing his gun after neighborhood kids played a "ding dong ditch" prank on him received a probationary sentence Thursday after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor charge against him.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free Family Movie Nights draw hundreds to Hart Park

Family night at the cinema is practically an American tradition, but when the movie is shown on a big inflatable screen set up on the grass of a tree-covered park, the experience takes on a whole new dimension.

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


Sponsor: State school bond will not be on November ballot

A statewide school facilities bond will not be on the November ballot due to a lack of support from the governor, its sponsors said this week.

August 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Legislature approves bill to protect children from domestic violence

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate gave final, unanimous approval Thursday to a bill by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to protect children from domestic abusers during court proceedings and after offenders are released from prison or jail. The vote came a day after the measure was approved 78-0 by the Assembly.

August 21, 2014 | Source: Sen. Fran Pavley's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vigil held for Saugus girl killed by car

Several hundred people gathered at Saugus High School Wednesday night to memorialize 17-year-old Jennifer Stift.

August 21, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Selfie-takers sought following burglary

Sheriff's detectives investigating a residential burglary at a Santa Clarita Valley home are asking the public's help in identifying two "persons of interest" depicted in selfie photographs discovered by the victim.

August 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Work continuing on McBean Bridge widening project

Progress continues on the project to widen the McBean Parkway Bridge in Santa Clarita near the Valencia Post Office, officials said Wednesday.

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


Report: Firefighting costs run wild, force cuts in other USFS services

Escalating U.S. Forest Service firefighting costs have forced cutbacks in other services provided by the agency, curbing recreation, maintenance and conservation efforts nationwide, says a report released Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Gunfire alarm sends Newhall school into brief lockdown

Reports of possible gunfire near a Newhall elementary school prompted a brief school lockdown and road closure Wednesday morning, but the all-clear was sounded within 10-15 minutes, officials said.

August 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vigil planned for Saugus student killed by car

A vigil is planned tonight at Saugus High School for Jennifer Stift, a Saugus senior who died this week after being struck by a car.

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


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