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101-year-old Hamblen passes away

To hear Kim Jaserie's aunt tell it, Suzy Hamblen was "like a stone being thrown into a quiet pool that left a ripple of love."

To hear other family members tell it, the widow of the late gospel singer Stuart Hamblen ruled the house with tenderness and strength.

August 08, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


$25M upgrade of sports complex to begin

City officials are set to break ground next week to add a larger skatepark and gymnasium to the Santa Clarita Sports Complex in Canyon Country.

The sports complex will get a $25 million spruce-up that also includes a multi-use playing field, more parking and landscaping.

August 08, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valley Fair returning

The Valley Fair will once again be held in Santa Clarita, this time promising go-cart races, monkeys and an international food court, all beginning on June 26.

"There's a lot of value for your buck," fair CEO Catherine Garcia told The Signal this week. "You can have a full day of nonstop education and entertainment for young and old for under $5, if you plan it right."

August 08, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Running 1,000 miles

The students in Julie Slovek's second grade class and Kym Votruba's third grade class at Castaic Elementary School have never been so motivated to run during P.E.

That's because, with every mile they run, they are raising money to help sick kids at Los Angeles Children's Hospital.

August 08, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Grandfather influenced West Ranch's top grad

Joanne Wu, the top graduate at West Ranch High School, said she has been influenced most by her grandfather, who was an educator.

The Signal asked top graduates at each of the six Hart district high schools questions about their current successes and their future goals, and these are Joanne's answers.

August 08, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Disaster Coalition named "Organization of the Year" by SCV Press Club

The Santa Clarita Valley Disaster Coalition was named "Organization of the Year" for 2007 at the SCV Press Club's 12th annual Newsmaker Awards ceremony, sponsored and hosted by The Signal Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 at the Hyatt Valencia.

The annual Newsmaker Awards is a fundraiser presented by the non-profit SCV Press Club, and recognizes the movers and shakers who get things done, challenge the status quo, accomplish major team and personal goals, and selflessly give aid and comfort to other people in need in the SCV.

August 07, 2008 | Stephen K. Peeples | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus high's top grad wants to be vet

The student with the highest grade point average at Saugus High School is called the Torch Bearer.

This year's Torch Bearer is Emily Deloria, who says that while her parents put education first, they didn't pressure her, allowing her to relax and do her best.

August 07, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus Centurions graduate

More than 500 Saugus High School seniors officially became high school graduates when they received their diplomas during the school's 30th commencement ceremony Thursday evening.

The ceremony, which took place at the College of the Canyons outdoor stadium and brought hundreds of families, friends and school officials to join in the class of 2008's celebration, also honored Richard Obar, a Saugus High School assistant principal, who dedicated 37 years to the teaching profession.

August 07, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man found guilty of swindling

A Valencia man was found guilty of nine felony counts for using an advertiser-driven, cartoonish map to swindle money from local businesses and consumers, officials announced Thursday.

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


Thomas rolls into Magic Mountain

Since 1946, children around the world have fantasized about embarking on a journey through the Island of Sodor with Thomas the Tank Engine and his many friends.

On Thursday, some of those fantasies were realized in Valencia when Six Flags Magic Mountain opened Thomas Town, a new train ride and play area based upon Thomas the Tank Engine children's books and TV program.

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


Water rationing not likely in SCV

Mandatory water rationing is not "in the cards" for Santa Clarita Valley residents, local water officials said in response to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proclamation Wednesday of a statewide drought.

"We're in a good position and we don't have to draw on any backup water supplies," said Dan Masnada, general manager of the Castaic Lake Water Agency.

August 07, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Court hearing postponed for pair accused of killing child

A Superior Court judge postponed a hearing Thursday for a Castaic woman and her boyfriend accused in the torture and slaying of the woman's 5-year-old daughter.

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


Nearly 500 homes approved

A 492-unit Canyon Country housing development was approved by county supervisors Wednesday, clearing the way for grading of more than 500 acres of land.

Dubbed "Park Place," the development would be located in Tick Canyon at the very eastern edge of Canyon Country at the end of Shadow Pines Boulevard.

August 07, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Magic Mountain douses fireworks

That's all, folks.

August 06, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trio arrested for ring of OTC drug thefts

They allegedly stole thousands of dollars in drugs ranging from Rogaine to Aleve.

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


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Public meeting Thursday night on Chiquita Canyon expansion

A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex to discuss the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion that would double the daily disposal tonnage at the site from 6,000 to 12,000 tons and expand the landfill itself by some 143 acres.

July 30, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley faces landscape-watering limitations

Under a plan proposed to meet state water-use demands, Santa Clarita Valley lawns could soon be watered only every other day - and never on Saturday.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


AV Democrats to host Republican candidates forum

Thanks to California's open primary system, a forum scheduled Friday by a Democratic club in the Antelope Valley will feature a pair of Republican congressional candidates.

July 30, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Service men and women receive thousands of minutes of call time

Since its program started just over two years ago, Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, with the support of Newhall and surrounding communities, has collected more than 500 cell phones and accessories that provided more than 31,000 minutes of call time to U.S. service men and women.

July 30, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jury selection begins in SCV child annoyance case

Jury selection began Wednesday in the trial of a local registered sex offender accused of annoying a young girl at a Santa Clarita Valley department store, a court bailiff said.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


One injured in crash involving sheriff’s vehicle

One person was injured and taken to the hospital shortly after noon today following a two-car traffic collision involving a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's station vehicle, according emergency response crew officials.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV water officials puzzle over how to become water cops

When California water officials approved strict emergency water conservation regulations earlier this month, they put the responsibility of enforcing those rules on local water agencies.

July 29, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Congressional bid to resolve Dodger TV standoff flubs

A six-member L.A. congressional delegation tried to hit one out of the park this week in the long-simmering debate over TV access to Dodger games, but the effort ran afoul of the DirecTV team.

July 29, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


County approves adding Santa Clarita billboard vote to ballot

The question of whether to approve a controversial billboard deal between the city of Santa Clarita and Metro will be added to the county ballot for the upcoming general election in November, county supervisors decided Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors approve funds for land buy in Agua Dulce

County supervisors agreed Tuesday to set aside money that will go toward buying property to be used as a wildlife corridor in Agua Dulce.

July 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Work continuing on Highway 126 bridge project

Despite a temporary roadblock in the form of limbless reptiles, officials with the county Department of Public Works hope to complete a planned bridge on Highway 126 on schedule.

July 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart dance team heading to NYC

Hart High School's dance team will be leaving for New York today in hopes of winning this season of "America's Got Talent" TV show.

July 29, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fund established to help orphaned 1-year-old

Relatives of a baby girl orphaned in an Acton traffic collision have responded to an outpouring of support and concern for the little girl by setting up a donation fund to benefit her, a family member said Monday.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Smudde Dentistry tops $1 million in community donations

Fourth-generation dentists Kelly and Allen Smudde threw a patient appreciation party Monday at Santa Clarita Lanes.

July 28, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Body found near Gorman ID’d as Los Angeles man

Homicide detectives have identified the murder victim whose skeletal remains were found near Gorman, a detective heading up the investigation said Monday.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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