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Sailor surprises his twin daughters at school

Antoinette and Elizabeth Peterson got a special surprise during their school assembly Thursday morning when their father, U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Travis Peterson stepped up to the microphone to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Mountainview fourth-graders - and twin sisters - were under the impression that their dad was still in Afghanistan, where he has been deployed since July.

June 05, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New Interstate 5 carpool lanes open today

Transit officials are hoping to ease the morning commute out of Santa Clarita Valley.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for today to mark the completion of 6.2 miles of carpool lanes on the Interstate 5, from the Newhall Pass south to Highway 118. The ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office, located at 13800 Balboa Blvd.

June 05, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic district hosts 4th annual golf tournament

The Castaic School District is hosting its fourth annual golf tournament at the Vista Valencia Golf Course today in order to raise funds for student programs.

June 05, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kiwanis collecting for SCV Food Pantry

Members of the Kiwanis Club's local chapter will be collecting donations for the SCV Food Pantry at Whole Foods Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

June 05, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gas prices settle around $3.64 mark

Gas prices in the Santa Clarita Valley have remained steady over the past week as the average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded sits at $3.64, according to a weekly gas survey.

June 05, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castro threatened husband's life in '04

SAN FERNANDO - The man who lived in Ramon Castro's home and had an affair with his wife testified on Thursday that Esperanza Castro threatened to kill her husband if "another woman took her place in the house." Thursday's testimony contradicts what Esperanza Castro told detectives during her initial interview the day after Ramon Castro was killed.

In a tense day where both attorneys voiced several objections, the murder trial against Esperanza Castro resumed on Thursday after an eight-day hiatus. Deputy District Attorney Paula Gonzales continued building her case against Esperanza Castro and called two new witnesses to the ...

June 05, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castro murder trial resumes today

The murder trial against Esperanza Castro resumes today after an eight-day recess. Judge Burt Pines, who called the recess for administrative reasons, sent the jurors home after they heard testimony on behalf of the prosecution on March 25.

Esperanza Castro is on trial for murdering her husband, Ramon Castro, who was found dead in his pickup truck under a Highway 14 overpass on Sierra Highway on March 23, 2006. The night before, Esperanza Castro had called deputies to report a burglary at her home - less than one hour after Ramon Castro was killed. A neighbor and key witness for the ...

June 04, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two men rob woman at gunpoint outside of store

Deputies were searching Wednesday evening for two men who committed an armed robbery in a parking lot outside a convenience store in Saugus.

The robbery occurred shortly after 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at the 7-Eleven located on the corner of Bouquet Canyon Road and Urbandale Avenue.

June 04, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fallen officers to be honored Friday

Thirty-eight years after four CHP officers died in a shootout, officials are gathering Friday to dedicate a stretch of Interstate 5 in their memory.

It was the night of April 6, 1970, when California Highway Patrol officers Roger Gore and Walt Frago got a call about two men brandishing a gun near Jay's Coffee Shop close to the intersection of The Old Road and Magic Mountain Parkway.

June 04, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crews remodel Castaic animal shelter

For the first time since it opened 30 years ago, the dog kennels at the Castaic Animal Shelter are getting a makeover.

A private donor provided the funds to allow for substantial refurbishment of the 48 cages that house the dogs, shelter manager Karen Stepp said.

June 04, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Miles of traffic lights synchronized

The Old Road is now the synchronized road.

County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich met with representatives of Castaic and West Ranch on Wednesday to flip the switch on synchronized traffic signals along the western road that runs parallel to Interstate 5.

June 04, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sierra Vista fitness expo

Sierra Vista Junior High School is hosting a fitness expo Friday to showcase to the community its new physical education curriculum and commitment to health and fitness.

June 04, 2008 | By Randall Mah For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV to Palmdale airport link up and running

The world just got smaller Wednesday with the first ever bus ride to LA/Palmdale Regional Airport from Canyon Country.

June 04, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Spierer picks up firefighters' endorsement

Santa Clarita City Council candidate Bob Spierer has picked up an endorsement from Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014, who join the Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs and other groups in backing the former sheriff's captain.

June 04, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bill streamlines politicians' finance filings

A central California state senator has introduced a bill that would allow state and local public officials to electronically disclose their financial records, which could eventually allow the information to be available for the public's view online.

A bill introduced by Sen. Jeff Denham, R-Merced, would permit the city of Santa Clarita to allow local candidates and officials to electronically file their Statements of Economic Interests, or Form 700s.

June 03, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Art Slam to serve up chocolate

Ken Cornett stood a couple of hundred feet away from the performance stage at the August Thursday night Art Slam.

September 02, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Seventh arrest made in Canyon Country bike path robberies

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies investigating summertime robberies on Canyon Country bike paths have arrested an additional juvenile, bringing to seven the number apprehended in the crackdown, officials said Tuesday.

September 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV second-grader takes silver screen

Seven-year-old Noah Visconti was the first person to bring Iron Man to his knees. That's what his uncles tell people, anyway.

September 02, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Group of women pulls mall heist

For the second time in two months, thieving bands have stolen thousands of dollars worth of sunglasses from a eye wear specialty store in the mall, according to local sheriff's deputies.

September 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A push for education, not fines in SCV drought regualtions

Striving for a uniform water conservation strategy for all of the Santa Clarita Valley, local water providers are mailing materials directly to customers to get everyone on the same page about lawn-water schedules and other now-mandatory restrictions - and the penalties for not following them.

September 02, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV hospital thanked with Labor Day lunch

While many were relaxing around a barbecue Labor Day, nurses and doctors working up an appetite at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital were treated to lunch by one local restaurant as a show of appreciation.

September 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman killed in Sunday crash identified

The woman killed in a three-vehicle crash in Castaic Sunday afternoon has been identified as 36-year-old Cynthia Ray of Bakersfield.

September 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The SCV’s piano man

Palmdale resident Bill Swain walks into a Santa Clarita Valley consignment store on a Tuesday around noon, sits down at an old piano, and begins to play for customers.

September 02, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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