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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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Woman targeted in SCV grocery store wallet theft

On Friday, April 11, 2014, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies responded to a call for service regarding a theft. The female victim reported while shopping at a grocery store located on the 24200 block of Magic Mountain Parkway her wallet was stolen from her purse by an unknown suspect. The victim's purse was in a shopping cart in the upper basket area while she shopped inside the store. The victim was approached by a woman who asked her a couple of questions. She answered the questions and the woman walked away. Shortly after speaking with the woman ...

April 24, 2014 | Information from Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Job fair draws crowd at COC

Hundreds of job-searchers attended Wednesday's Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons, where more than 60 firms and agencies provided information about careers and accepted resumes.

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


Call for term limits discussion falls short of council agenda

A discussion about term limits for Santa Clarita City Council members nearly made it to the agenda for the council's next meeting.

April 24, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


New principals named for Valencia, West Ranch

Members of the William S. Hart Union High School District board voted Wednesday night to tab two current junior high school principals to lead Valencia High School and West Ranch High School, beginning this summer.

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


Nissan of Valencia gives big

Nissan of Valencia gave away more than $21,800 in gifts - ranging from scholarships to a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan - during its annual Nissan Car Giveaway this week for local Hart district 11th- and 12th-graders.

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


Water, business among topics talked at forum

Ensuring the viability of the local economy was among the major goals stated by the eight men running to represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Congress during a candidate forum this week at College of the Canyons.

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


McKeon expresses concern with defense spending

Time may be winding down on his tenure in Congress, but Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, said Wednesday he remains concerned about the state of the nation's defense spending.

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


SCV Sheriff's Station DUI checkpoint to be conducted Friday night

Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.

April 23, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita takes stand against districting

The Santa Clarita City Council took a strong stand Tuesday against a state Assembly bill that would force all cities in California with at least 100,000 residents to break themselves into districts, eliminating at-large elections except in smaller cities.

April 23, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Acosta officially joins City Council

Surrounded by dozens of friends, family members and supporters, Dante Acosta officially took the oath of office and joined the Santa Clarita City Council during a special meeting Tuesday.

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


Carousel Ranch raises the roof

Carousel Ranch, an equestrian center for disabled children in Agua Dulce, raised the roof Tuesday on a long-awaited covered riding arena for its students - just in time to beat the heat.

April 23, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Lifestyle Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Computer savvy volunteers needed for local information session

SACRAMENTO, CA - Senator Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley) is proud to announce that the Microsoft YouthSpark TEALS program will be implemented in five local high schools in the coming school year. TEALS, which stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools, bridges the gap between the shortage of skilled computer science graduates and the growing demand for computer science job opportunities by bringing technology professionals into local classrooms.

April 22, 2014 | Source: State Sen. Steve Knight's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 Santa Clarita Valley officials to speak at L.A. Water Summit

Two local water officials - one representing wholesale services and one representing retail - will be panelists Thursday for the L.A. Water Summit presented by the Building Industry Association of Southern California.

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


Jury selection in murder-for-hire case expected in June

Jury selection is expected to begin in June in the case of a Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife, according to an official with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

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


Principal selection on tap for Wednesday Hart board meeting

Board members in the William S. Hart Union High School District are expected to tab the new principals of Valencia High School and West Ranch High School during their meeting Wednesday, according to officials.

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


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