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Acton man dies in motorcycle collision

A 35-year-old Acton man was killed early Saturday morning after reportedly losing control of his motorcycle in the Canyon Country area.

At around 7:05 a.m., Derek Eugene Shea was driving southbound on Sierra Highway, just north of Vasquez Canyon Road, when he apparently lost control of his motorcycle, according to Sgt. Kevin Pack of the California Highway Patrol's Newhall area office.

June 14, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Southbound I-5 closure planned for roadwork

June 14, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Income taxes entwined with nation's long history

"No taxation without representation" was the cry of American colonialists between 1763 and 1776. The phrase, which was coined by Rev. Jonathan Mayhew in a 1750 sermon in Boston, is symbolic of what many Americans are often taught in history books - that the United States of America was founded on protesting taxes (among other issues).

Yet taxes have been an American mainstay in some form or fashion, whether it was on the federal, state or local level. Popular protests such as the Boston Tea Party aside, there was also some justification for assessing taxes on American citizens. One such example ...

June 14, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fundraiser aims to find new land for center

Standing in front of the hundreds of curious visitors on the warm Saturday morning, Alan Mootnick talked about what he knows best: apes.

As gibbons swung from the dangling ropes in their cages, Mootnick explained the small lesser apes' diet, as well as the increasing threats to the gibbons and how his conservation center has contributed to the survival of the endangered primate.

June 14, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies arrest four for stealing catalytic converters

Two men and two women were arrested in Val Verde Friday in connection with allegedly stealing four catalytic converters from vehicles.

Miguel Haro, 29, of Los Angeles; Courtney Dominish, 27, of Hawthorne; Manuel Chavez, 31, of South Gate and Patricia Medina, 33, of Huntington Park were arrested and booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on a felony charge of grand theft, according to a sheriff's report.

June 13, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CalArts invites public to attend Open Studios

Santa Clarita Valley residents have a chance to peek inside the creative mind this weekend.

Those interested in taking a look at what the artists studying at CalArts are working on will have the chance to visit the artists' studios on Sunday.

June 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Signal news briefs

I-5 collision backs traffic for hours

June 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


High-school student spends spring break restoring mural

A Saugus High School freshman spent part of her spring break helping to restore a 30-year-old patriotic mural at Friendly Valley to its previous splendor.

Shannon Hoofman, 15, found out about the project from her grandmother who lives at Friendly Valley and is a member of the golf club. The mural is located at the end of the golf course parking lot at the Newhall senior community.

June 13, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia shooting under investigation

A man and woman are in the hospital after sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic violence call and found the man with a gunshot wound to the shoulder and the woman with head injuries.

June 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon urges seniors to file for stimulus check

U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon is encouraging senior citizens to file income tax forms so they can be eligible to receive an economic stimulus check from the federal government.

Seniors who do not normally file a federal tax return must fill out the two-page 1040A form to receive a check from the IRS.

June 13, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Single Mothers Outreach on the mend

After closing its doors for three months, the struggling Single Mothers Outreach charity is slowly getting back on its feet, board president DaAnne Smith announced this week.

The charity, which has a client list of more than 1,000 Santa Clarita single mothers, laid off all paid staff and suspended services in late October to restructure its finances and leadership. The group was able to resume limited services in February and provide services for 43 of their clients by the end of March, according to Smith's quarterly report.

June 13, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brush fire in Valencia

Firefighters made quick work of a fire that scorched two acres in the wash near the intersection of Creekside Road and Town Center Drive Saturday night.

June 13, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Final election results delayed to Wednesday

The final results of Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council election will most likely not be released until this Wednesday, according to City Clerk Sharon Dawson.

About 1,000 ballots still need to be verified and each ballot contains up to two votes.

June 13, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ten-year-old raises funds for child in need

Ten-year-old Ashton Hoffman, winner of the Little Miss Queen Valencia pageant, is helping raise funds for a child in need.

June 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local news briefs

County hosts E-waste collection

June 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Saugus wins 5th annual SCV Burrito Bowl

Ahead of the upcoming SCV high school football season, Saugus nabbed a victory - by winning the 5th annual SCV Burrito Bowl.

August 27, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


City approves lighting contract for Newhall

Santa Clarita City Council members voted Tuesday night to once again deck Newhall come holiday time.

August 27, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall County Water District launches drought education plan

August 26, 2014 (Newhall, Calif.) – This week, Newhall County Water District's 10,000 customers can expect to receive resources on California's drought directly in their homes and mailboxes. Following the adoption of its own Drought Action Plan, District officials are taking extensive education measures to ensure residents are aware of how they can help during this historic drought.

August 26, 2014 | Source: Newhall County Water District | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man convicted in FBI case loses bid to have verdict overturned

A Santa Clarita Valley man and former Sheriff's Department lieutenant asked for a new trial this week in his conviction on obstruction of justice charges, but a federal judge denied his request, a U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman said Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Power outage hits Castaic after car hits transformer

Sixteen businesses in a shopping center at The Old Road and Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic were blacked out Tuesday after a car slammed into a Southern California Edison electrical box in the parking lot of a Ralphs grocery store.

August 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bill to restrict charter school location passes Assembly

A bill that would impose restrictions on charter schools seeking to locate outside the boundaries of the district that charters them passed the state Assembly Tuesday, according to officials.

August 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Speed named as factor in crash that killed 2 COC football players

Excessive speed was the main contributing factor in a collision that killed two College of the Canyons football players last weekend and left a third student athlete in critical condition, a Los Angeles detective heading up the investigation said Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trial set in 3-year-old murder case

Following multiple court delays, a trial date was set Tuesday for a 42-year-old Saugus man charged with murdering his live-in girlfriend in September 2011.

August 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Metrolink to operate special holiday service on Labor Day

LOS ANGELES - In observance of Labor Day, Metrolink will not operate service on Monday, Sept. 1, with the exception of two round-trip trains on the Antelope Valley Line. The special Metrolink service will run from Lancaster to Los Angeles Union Station and back.

August 26, 2014 | Source: Metrolink | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC ‘Upward Bound’ Program graduates to start college in fall

This fall, 16 graduates from the College of the Canyons and William S. Hart Union High School District's Upward Bound program will begin their first semester of college after completing the college preparatory program that helps empower students to graduate from high school and pursue their education at a college or university.

August 26, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Napa quake a reminder for SCV, city emergency official says

Santa Clarita's emergency preparedness czar says Sunday's Napa earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale is a reminder to residents that the Santa Clarita Valley could be hit any time with a devastating earthquake or fire.

August 26, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Big night for 'Breaking Bad' at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable series retain the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series like "Orange Is the New Black."

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC starts fall semester with more classes than ever

The College of the Canyons fall semester began Monday with a promise of the largest schedule of classes in school history - 51,000 seats open for students.

August 25, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ventress receives letter of commendation from president

Jim Ventress, retired Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley leader for 37 years, received a commendation letter from President Barack Obama on Monday during a surprise ceremony at Santa Clarita City Hall.

August 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley home sales soften in July

Median prices and home sales softened in July as the number of Santa Clarita Valley homes listed for sale shot up nearly 50 percent over the prior year, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Monday.

August 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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