On day three of the trial of Esperanza Castro, attorneys focused their attention on forensic evidence gathered at the alleged crime scene.
Last night Valencia Acura hosted the kickoff party of the fourth annual Santa Clarita Arthritis Walk, which will take place on Sunday, April 27. This is the Arthritis Foundation's annual local event to raise awareness and funds to fight arthritis, which affects 46 million men, women and children in the U.S. - and those are just the ones who have been diagnosed.
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Keeping an Eye on Schools
In the wake of questions about why he did not disclose his income on financial disclosure forms, Mayor Bob Kellar announced Friday he is amending the forms.
Yes I Can, the William S. Hart Union High School District's organization for students with special needs, will hold a fundraiser tonight at the Mountasia Family Fun Center in Saugus.
The Hart district governing board members entered a budget workshop Wednesday prepared to file a "qualified" budget to send the state a message, but ended up making enough cuts - almost $10.4 million worth - to meet the state budget requirements.
SAN FERNANDO - Esperanza Castro's attorney Peter Korn filed for mistrial Wednesday based upon speculative testimony in Tuesday's direct examination of Sheriff's Deputy Charles Moylan of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. Korn said Moylan discussed evidence that was not made available to the defense by county Deputy District Attorney Paula Gonzales. Superior Court Judge Burt Pines denied the motion, instead striking the portion of Moylan's testimony that the defense challenged.
Contrary to reports in a Los Angeles business newspaper, no firm from the Middle East is buying development giant Lennar Corp., the company's vice president told The Signal on Wednesday.
The California Fair Political Practices Commission is looking into the possibility that Mayor Bob Kellar may have violated state law by failing to disclose his earnings on a financial disclosure form, a commission spokesman said Wednesday.
While the state Fair Political Practices Commission looks into claims that Mayor Bob Kellar inadequately disclosed earnings on a financial disclosure form, a separate investigation by The Signal has revealed that Councilwoman Laurene Weste and Councilman TimBen Boydston left out minor information on their disclosure forms.
For the first time in its nearly 100-year history, the Saugus Union School District has a budget that is in a "qualified" condition for upcoming years, which means the district may be unable to meet its financial obligations during those school terms.
A convenience store argument led to one man being shot and sent to the hospital.
A San Fernando Superior Court Commissioner denied a motion filed on Tuesday morning by county Deputy District Attorney Heather Borden alleging that Dwight McDonald violated the terms of his probation when he responded to a local blog regarding the outcome in his criminal trial.
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City Forecast: Revenue Drop
Lockheed Federal Receives Top Ranking
Santa Clarita City Council members voted 3-1 Tuesday night to take up the issue of billboards at their March 25 meeting after county transit officials did an about-face on the question of legal responsibility.
The Santa Clarita City Council announced tonight it has reached a settlement agreement in the California Voting Rights Act lawsuit aimed at addressing the suit's claims without creating districts in the city.
A hiker missing since Monday afternoon was found safe and apparently sound Tuesday morning after searchers spotted him waving a piece of clothing in the hills of Towsley Canyon.
A Valencia man charged with threatening to kill a local sheriff's deputy by blowing him up in a propane explosion was found guilty of that offense, trespassing and robbery, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.
Low humidity and high winds forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley have prompted a red flag warning in effect until Thursday evening, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
Five county parks, including the Castaic Sports Complex, are expected to get a little more shade by 2015 after county supervisors approved funding for shade structures on Tuesday.
Two Santa Clarita Valley college men are cycling across America in support of people with disabilities - each inspired locally by those who demonstrated they can rise above their handicaps.
Some good-hearted roasting was dished out, and thousand of dollars were brought in during the 16th Annual Elks Charity Roast at the Santa Clarita Elks Lodge #2379 on Saturday.
A Signal reader's complaint about apparent Santa Clarita City Council campaign signs placed in the Newhall roundabout produced a bit of a mystery Monday: the candidate whose name is on the offending placards says he knows nothing about them.
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team is searching for a 24-year-old man who went missing on the trails of Towsley Canyon earlier today.
A 12-hour "john sting" in Castaic during the weekend netted three men arrested on prostitution-related charges, officials said Monday.
"Go Jazz," a dedicated jazz band comprised of Santa Clarita studio musicians, local band directors, and talented individuals, is performing at the West Ranch High School Performing Arts Theater on Friday.
Two Palmdale men arrested four months ago in connection with two robberies and an attempted robbery have been ordered to stand trial, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.
A new pastor has been appointed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Newhall, replacing Pastor Richard Martini, who was transferred to Carpinteria in November, a church staffer said.
County supervisors have approved a new community standards district for Agua Dulce, OK'ing residents' bid to maintain the rural nature of the area.