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Babysitter sentenced to 8 years

A 21-year-old woman was sentenced to eight years in state prison on Monday morning, less than two months after she was found guilty of sexually assaulting an 11-month-old girl she was baby-sitting in a Canyon Country home.

San Fernando Superior Court judge Harvey Giss sentenced Amy Sigala to the maximum sentence allowable under state law. In March, a jury found Sigala guilty of two of three charges brought against her in connection with the Aug. 15, 2006, assault. Sigala faced a sentence between three and eight years.

July 07, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff's department promotes seat belt use

Between May 12 and June 1, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station will push for drivers and passengers to wear their seat belts as part of its "Click it or Ticket" campaign for California's occupant protection laws.

As part of the three-week campaign, deputies will "aggressively enforce" seat belt laws for all vehicle occupants in order to help California achieve "the highest seat belt use rate in the nation."

July 07, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cell phone companies debate wireless world

What you cannot hear, see, taste, smell or feel is set aside for today's public hearings at the Department of Regional Planning.

Wireless transmission, specifically, five applications submitted by wireless firms, is on the table for public debate today at the department's regular public meeting in downtown Los Angeles.

July 07, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Fundraiser for city employee

July 07, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bear Grylls: Man versus readers

He's ascended the world's highest peak, sailed across the freezing North Atlantic Ocean in an open boat, and survived in countless extreme situations.

July 07, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


TCU to close June 5

The transitional care unit at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is scheduled to close by June 5, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday.

July 07, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sticky-fingered duo hits ice cream shop

The sweet taste of success was short-lived for two Newhall residents who allegedly snatched the tip jar

July 07, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Jazz group set to play

Featuring pieces like "Moonlight Serenade" by Glenn Miller and "Pink Panther" by Henry Mancini, the award-winning College of the Canyons Studio Jazz Ensemble is holding a POPS! Concert on May 16. The band will play popular tunes and big band swing music.

Other works to be played include "Cachita" by Rafael Hernandez, and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," where COC vocal instructor and owner of the Vibe Performing Arts Studio in Santa Clarita, Andrea Vibe, will join as the vocalist.

July 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC student art show begins May 14

College of the Canyons' students will be displaying more than 100 pieces of art in the college's 12th Annual Student Art Exhibition from May 14 through 29th. Several departments ranging from art and photography to interior design and architecture will contribute to the exhibition.

"I'm always impressed with the level of creativity and skill that I see coming out of all our visual arts classes," said Larry Hurst, director of the COC art gallery. He always expects high community participation at student events.

July 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


For Helmers, a short tenure, lasting legacy

Editor's note: Over the next several weeks, The Signal is giving you a closer look at local schools named for individuals.

When James Foster retired in 1985, he handed over the helm of the Saugus Union School District to another superintendent who would leave his own legacy.

July 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands come out for a 'Taste'

There was no harm in being indecisive about what to eat for lunch on Sunday afternoon at Valencia's Mann Biomedical Park, as more than 40 of the Santa Clarita Valley's most popular restaurants offered a sampling of their finest specialties under the mild sun and pleasant breeze.

For the 20th consecutive year, Santa Clarita's Child and Family Center Foundation hosted "Taste of the Town," presenting a smorgasbord of aromas and fare for the enjoyment of more than 5,000 visitors.

July 06, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Golfing for a good cause at Tournament Players Club

Hoping to raise money for its athletic department, Santa Clarita Christian School is holding its 10th Annual Golf Tournament on May 19 at The Tournament Players Club. The tournament starts at 8:45 a.m.

The school has raised between $3,000 to $12,000 from the tournament each year for the past ten years. That money helps purchase new uniforms and equipment, and allow for travel expenses. Usually, 70 to 80 golfers participate each year, according to the school's athletic secretary, Tracey Scott.

July 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cinco de Mayo - Not exactly Fourth of July

On Monday, Mexicans and Americans alike will observe Cinco de Mayo.

While many pe-ople joyously celebrate this holiday with food, drink and dance, its origins are sometimes forgotten.

July 05, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands attend first Castaic Days

The first ever Castaic Days was held this weekend, giving Castaic residents and the rest of the Santa Clarita Valley a chance to relax by Castaic Lake and enjoy the fishing, kayaking, food and live entertainment.

Renee Garneau-Sabol, Castaic Area Town Council member and coordinator of Castaic Days, said the event was designed to showcase Castaic Lake, especially because it recently underwent improvements in the form of new playgrounds and upgraded walkways.

July 05, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Outrage over VA demand growing in SCV

"Support Our Troops" is more than just a bumper sticker for many Santa Clarita residents showing their support for an Iwo Jima veteran cut off from his veterans benefits.

More men and women, young and old - mostly elderly- and more servicemen including more U.S. Marines continue to contact The Signal asking how they can help a local 87-year-old vet after it was reported the Department of Veterans Affairs cut off his VA benefits.

July 05, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Ten years of West Ranch High staff births celebrated

Tori Hughes, 6, left, and her sister Lexy, 9 carry their brother Liam, 4, to line up for a "family photo" in Stevenson Ranch on Friday as they join a group of an estimated 60 of the 120 West Ranch High School babies that have been born to faculty, teachers and administration since the school was started 10 years ago in Stevenson Ranch.

April 18, 2014 | Dan Watson | 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 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).

April 18, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


State ups water allocations to 5 percent

Farmers and state water contractors who depend on the State Water Project - including the Santa Clarita Valley's water wholesaler - will receive slightly more than nothing from the project this year, state officials said Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Congressional race shaping up to be a big money affair

Money for candidates on both sides of the aisle has poured in during recent months for the race to represent the 25th District, including the Santa Clarita Valley, in Congress - setting the stage for a big-money showdown in the upcoming June primary.

April 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Palmdale man sentenced to prison for Newhall bank robbery

A Palmdale man convicted of robbing a Newhall bank last May was sentenced to at least seven decades in state prison this week, court officials said Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rollover in Valencia on Friday

A Chevrolet Tahoe rolled over in a collision Friday at Valencia Boulevard and Rockwell Canyon Road in Valencia.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita’s unemployment rate remains low

Santa Clarita's jobless rate settled back down to 5.3 percent in March - mirroring the December rate when retailers hired extra help for the holidays.

April 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man, alleged Armenian Power gang leader, among those convicted in racketeering conspiracy

A 38-year-old Valencia man and leader in the Armenian Power gang could face almost 1,000 years in federal prison after being convicted on 57 criminal counts, officials with the U.S. Attorney's office said this week.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chance of showers today in SCV

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook today for a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms in the Santa Clarita Valley and elsewhere around Southern California.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Education Foundation honors SCV teachers

Dozens of teachers from schools across the Santa Clarita Valley were recognized for their dedication and service this week during the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation's annual Teacher Tribute.

April 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two names added to Newhall's Western Walk of Stars

Two more saddles on the Western Walk of Stars were unveiled Thursday night, with movie stars Charles Bronson and Steve McQueen being honored at a ceremony on Main Street in Newhall.

April 18, 2014 | By Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC board votes to support baccalaureate bill

Members of the College of the Canyons Board of Trustees voted this week to lend their support to a state Senate bill that would establish a pilot program allowing some community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees.

April 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deceptive drug practices outlined by SCV J Team

More than 100 people, many of them local moms and dads, learned how kids can smoke drugs through a hollowed-out apple or a crumpled pop can during a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department workshop this week.

April 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: County committee delays vote on SCV billboard deal

A Metro committee opted Thursday to hold off on a controversial plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways, awaiting the results of a signature-gathering drive to put the measure to a public vote.

April 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


College of the Canyons Theatre Department to Stage a Production of 'Rent'

SANTA CLARITA-When "Rent," the musical loosely based on Puccini's "La Boheme" premiered on the Broadway stage in 1996, it took the theatre world by storm.

April 17, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


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