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3 arrested for bat attack

Three boys were arrested after they allegedly conspired to assault a fellow Valencia High School student and assaulted him with an aluminum baseball bat after school on Tuesday, sheriff's Lt. Tom Bryski said.

The attack took place shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Newhall Ranch Road and Dickason Drive, when a 16-year-old suspect allegedly spouted a racial comment and a gang name and then hit the victim on his head with the bat.

July 23, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Lake Water Agency approves camera installation

If anyone should actually ever attend a water meeting they can expect to be videotaped.

The Finance and Administrative Committee of the Castaic Lake Water Agency is going to recommend the agency's board of directors hire a video company to install cameras at four agency locations at a total cost of $330,000.

July 22, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Applications available for July 4th parade

Applications are now available for the 77th annual Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade in downtown Newhall.

The parade attracts more than 3,000 participants and 25,000 spectators each year.

July 22, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mixed reactions to budget revisions

After educators, parents and teachers urged him to spare education from across-the-board budget cuts, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled a revised budget plan last week, calling for borrowing against future lottery sales in order to maintain minimum funding levels for K-14 education. The announcement of the revised budget coincided with California's "Day of the Teacher."

"The good part about the revise is that the governor is looking to fully fund Proposition 98," said Assemblyman Cameron Smyth. "I am pleased to see that the governor decided to increase funding for public education, ensuring that our schools receive the minimum guarantee under ...

July 22, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rides to a transitional care unit offered

The city and county will soon be offering transportation for families with patients staying at a San Fernando Valley skilled nursing facility in response to fears that the closure of the local transitional care unit will mean frequent trips outside of Santa Clarita to visit their loved ones.

The transitional care unit at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is set to close within two weeks and, although plans are in the works for a health care company to develop a new transitional care unit in Santa Clarita, it could take up to three years for those plans to come to ...

July 22, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Winds fan fire in San Francisquito Canyon

Firefighters rushed to contain a 15-acre brush fire burning in the U.S. National Forest, north of the Santa Clarita Valley and south of Elizabeth Lake on San Francisquito Canyon Road near Powerhouse Lateral 14 this afternoon.

July 22, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Northbound on I-5? Leave early

An ongoing lane closure on northbound Interstate 5 at Templin Highway, approximately five miles north of Castaic, may make the holiday getaway take a bit longer for some drivers this Memorial Day weekend.

July 22, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


60-foot tree collapses on car

Commuters travelling on Arroyo Park Drive in Valencia had a difficult time trying to access McBean Parkway Wednesday afternoon, after high winds forced a 60-foot eucalyptus tree to be uprooted from the ground and blocked the road shortly after 2 p.m.

July 22, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mom graduates after 17 years of night classes

When Jillian Griffith discovered she was pregnant two months after starting college, she knew that getting her degree was going to be more of a challenge, but after more than 17 years of night classes Griffith will graduate Thursday on her oldest daughter's 17th birthday.

"The fact that her birthday is the same day as graduation day, I feel like my life has come full circle," said Griffith, 36, of Valencia. "My goal was to graduate before my daughter did, and I made it."

July 21, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Firefighters train at Disney Ranch

With hot temperatures and vast amounts of rugged terrain and dry brush, fires are a constant threat in the Santa Clarita Valley, especially in the summer months. Firefighters help combat that threat. Yet to ensure that they are able to keep the public safe while fighting a blaze, firefighters from the state, county and city fire departments constantly train together to streamline communications and operations.

On Monday, three firefighting agencies trained at Placerita Canyon's Disney Ranch. All three agencies came together to practice wildland hose-laying tactics and strategies.

July 21, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free child ID kits offered

The Newhall Community Center is offering free child identification kits through May 31 to give local parents the tools they would need if their children were to ever go missing.

As part of National Missing Children's Day, the Santa Clarita-based Mothers Against Sexual Predators of California is now providing the community center with identification kits containing fingerprinting materials, a place to keep a current photograph of their child and a place to record distinctive characteristics like birthmarks so that parents have what they need to provide to law enforcement officials.

July 21, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


500k people in the SCV?

If you ever get frustrated driving across McBean Parkway at rush hour and wonder just how big Santa Clarita Valley will likely get, city planners have the answer.

Take all the people in Santa Clarita Valley and double that number - that's the biggest Santa Clarita Valley will ever get, they say.

July 21, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Planners to discuss pending projects

Santa Clarita city officials are scheduled to give a presentation on all of the development projects currently proposed in and around the city at a Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday.

July 21, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Groundwater bill examined

Groundwater is stirring up deep opposition and resentment among some Santa Clarita residents who fear the resource is being manipulated by local water officials in order to facilitate more urban development.

July 21, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Young man struck by baseball bat

An exchange between two Valencia High School students turned to blows this afternoon, when one boy allegedly hit the other with a baseball bat.

July 21, 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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