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Council to decide on adding Hasley Hills to city

The Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday will consider filing a request with the county to redraw the city's boundaries to include the Hasley Hills portion of Castaic.

The annexed portion would encompass 5,000 residents and 1,430 acres of land in the Hasley Hills, Live Oak and North Bluffs communities and Valencia Commerce Center. The area consists of 1,500 homes and 6 million square-feet of industrial buildings.

June 19, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former Valencia woman found guilty of murder

An Orange County jury convicted a Valencia woman who called herself the devil and stabbed an acquaintance who said he found God of second degree murder, officials announced early Thursday morning. The verdict was announced in Superior Court Judge Daniel Barrett McNerney's courtroom in Santa Ana.

Samantha Rothwell, 21, was at a party at the Hotel Huntington Beach on the night of Aug. 15, 2006 when she stabbed 18-year-old Walter Rivas, who was standing on a balcony outside of a room. According to prosecutors, Rothwell, who was on the balcony smoking, stabbed Rivas when he said he "saw God."

June 19, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jury trial set for accused rapist

SAN FERNANDO - Formal charges were officially filed against accused rapist Adrian Arriano on Thursday morning at the San Fernando Superior Court. After Deputy District Attorney Angela Jordan read 27 total counts to the judge, Arriano entered a plea of not guilty.

Superior Court Judge Barbara Scheper scheduled a jury trial in the matter for June 13.

June 19, 2008 | By Parimall M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Burrtec dumps MRF location

Plans to build a giant recycling center along Sierra Highway in Newhall are officially dead.

Burrtec Waste Industries has taken the final step to scrap the plans after residents in the area waged a "Stop the Dump" war, citing concerns about the pollution and traffic the plant could bring.

June 18, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart bison dies after vet care

Scientists and animal specialists are reviewing data today to determine what caused a young American bison to die suddenly Wednesday morning at William S. Hart Park.

The bison, about one year old, died suddenly after emerging from a general anesthetic administered by a local veterinarian, as part of a routine castration procedure.

June 18, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Youth Grove memorial: Never forget

Under a moonlit sky, more than 100 mourners gathered at Central Park on Wednesday to remember the local youth who have lost their lives in traffic collisions.

At the third annual Evening of Remembrance at the park's Youth Grove memorial, local high school students read the names of the 71 who have died. Some were as young as 6 years old.

June 18, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Final council vote count doesn't change outcome

The final results are in and Laurie Ender and Bob Kellar will be taking the two seats open on the Santa Clarita City Council.

About 1,000 provisional and absentee ballots tabulated Wednesday did not change the outcome since the unofficial results were released April 8. Ender and Kellar held their significant lead over Bob Spierer, Diane Trautman and Maria Gutzeit.

June 18, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcyclist remains in critical condition

A Santa Clarita motorcyclist remained in critical condition Wednesday after being hit by a motor home Sunday night.

June 18, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man dies when vehicle strikes tree, flips

A Hart High School graduate was killed late Tuesday evening after his vehicle struck a tree and flipped over in Castaic.

June 18, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staf Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Five named to oversight committee

Five newly appointed members will take their places on the Measure V Citizens' Oversight Committee when the group holds its next meeting April 28 in the board room at the William S. Hart Union High School District administrative office.

June 18, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Emergency Expo set for Saturday

The 16th annual Santa Clarita Emergency Expo will be hosted at the College of the Canyons on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 18, 2008 | By Joe Cardwell Special to The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jury in Castro trial still deliberating

The jury in the Esperanza Castro murder trial continued its deliberations on Thursday but did not reach a verdict.

June 18, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castro defense: 'I am defending her honor'

SAN FERNANDO - The fate of Esperanza Castro was sent to the jury on Wednesday afternoon, as attorneys on both sides presented closing arguments and rested their respective cases.

Defense attorney Peter Korn told the jury that the prosecution rushed to judgment in charging his client with murder.

June 18, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boys & Girls Club celebrates its alumni

"When I felt like I wanted to quit, I kept persevering."

June 17, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Updated: Educators discuss school budgets at VIA luncheon

Due to the proposed cuts to education, the Hart district recently had to cut and adjust its budget by 10 percent - or $10.3 million - even though the exact percentage of cuts has not yet been determined at the state level.

"Will that 10 percent really be a 10 percent cut, or a 7 percent cut, or 5 percent? We don't know at this point, but we are ready for the worst case scenario," Jaime Castellanos, superintendent of the William S. Hart Union High School District, said Tuesday. "The hardest thing right now is the uncertainty of the budget."

June 17, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Hart district projects big boost in enrollment

Golden Valley and West Ranch high schools will see significant increases in enrollment by 2020 under a demographic projection report to the William S. Hart High School presented recently.

September 01, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stevenson Ranch teen returns a karate champ

Roughly 50 people crammed into Rising Sun Karate in Stevenson Ranch on Sunday to welcome home their karate kid.

September 01, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita City Hall retrofitting complete

Work wrapped up last week on a project to better prepare Santa Clarita City Hall to withstand an earthquake.

September 01, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: One killed, 8 injured in Castaic freeway crash

A woman was killed and eight other people injured today in a three-vehicle collision on the northbound Interstate 5 in Castaic, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said.

August 31, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Condition of COC athlete injured in crash upgraded

The condition of the College of the Canyons football player injured in the two-vehicle crash that killed two of his teammates has been upgraded from critical to serious, a spokeswoman for Providence Holy Cross Medical Center said Sunday.

August 31, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A ‘Trojan family’ reunion

Red and gold pompoms sat on tables at Big Wangs in Valencia on Saturday. A flag, of the same color, hung underneath one of several flat-screen TVs that were broadcasting games on the first Saturday of the 2014 college football season.

August 30, 2014 | By Robert Spallone For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Station Fire ceremony honors two men who lost their lives

On Aug. 26, 2009, despite bone-dry conditions, firefighters believed they had a good handle on a brush fire that broke out that afternoon in the mountains of the Angeles National Forest above La Canada Flintridge.

August 30, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate passes plastic bag ban; bill heads to governor

California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Band sends concert series out on high note

After a day that saw temperatures topping 100 degrees in the Santa Clarita Valley, wispy high clouds drifted in with the setting sun and a balmy evening breeze kicked up, setting the stage for a perfect finale to the city's hugely successful Concerts in the Park series.

August 30, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV checkpoint nets 3 arrests

Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Santa Clarita Station conducted a DUI/DL Checkpoint on Friday, August 29, 2014 as part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department commitment to public safety. This checkpoint was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in Santa Clarita. The location of the Friday's checkpoint was on northbound Bouquet Canyon Road at Wellston Drive conducted between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged ...

August 30, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hit-and-run takes out car, light pole

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies are investigating an early morning hit-and-run collision that occurred in Canyon Country on Saturday, according to officials.

August 30, 2014 | By Austin Dave Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man wounded at local gun range

Shrapnel from an exploding handgun sent a man to the hospital Friday with wounds to his face and neck, sheriff's officials said.

August 29, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies looking into alleged hate crime

Santa Clarita Valley deputies were investigating an assault on an African American man in the parking lot of a restaurant as a hate crime, authorities said Friday.

August 29, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV trains and buses to run Monday on reduced schedules

In observance of Labor Day, public school and public services such as U.S. mail and government and court offices will be shut down Monday.

August 29, 2014 | By Robert Spallone Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: 5 caretakers take ‘ice bucket challenge’ for man with ALS

Editor's note: The following story corrects an earlier version posted Aug. 23 that incorrectly said what the 'ice bucket challenge' money would be used for. All proceeds from the ice bucket challenge for Cary Dermer went to the ALS Association.

August 29, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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