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Babysitter sentenced to 8 years

A 21-year-old woman was sentenced to eight years in state prison on Monday morning, less than two months after she was found guilty of sexually assaulting an 11-month-old girl she was baby-sitting in a Canyon Country home.

San Fernando Superior Court judge Harvey Giss sentenced Amy Sigala to the maximum sentence allowable under state law. In March, a jury found Sigala guilty of two of three charges brought against her in connection with the Aug. 15, 2006, assault. Sigala faced a sentence between three and eight years.

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


Sheriff's department promotes seat belt use

Between May 12 and June 1, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station will push for drivers and passengers to wear their seat belts as part of its "Click it or Ticket" campaign for California's occupant protection laws.

As part of the three-week campaign, deputies will "aggressively enforce" seat belt laws for all vehicle occupants in order to help California achieve "the highest seat belt use rate in the nation."

July 07, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cell phone companies debate wireless world

What you cannot hear, see, taste, smell or feel is set aside for today's public hearings at the Department of Regional Planning.

Wireless transmission, specifically, five applications submitted by wireless firms, is on the table for public debate today at the department's regular public meeting in downtown Los Angeles.

July 07, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Fundraiser for city employee

July 07, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bear Grylls: Man versus readers

He's ascended the world's highest peak, sailed across the freezing North Atlantic Ocean in an open boat, and survived in countless extreme situations.

July 07, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


TCU to close June 5

The transitional care unit at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is scheduled to close by June 5, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday.

July 07, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sticky-fingered duo hits ice cream shop

The sweet taste of success was short-lived for two Newhall residents who allegedly snatched the tip jar

July 07, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Jazz group set to play

Featuring pieces like "Moonlight Serenade" by Glenn Miller and "Pink Panther" by Henry Mancini, the award-winning College of the Canyons Studio Jazz Ensemble is holding a POPS! Concert on May 16. The band will play popular tunes and big band swing music.

Other works to be played include "Cachita" by Rafael Hernandez, and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," where COC vocal instructor and owner of the Vibe Performing Arts Studio in Santa Clarita, Andrea Vibe, will join as the vocalist.

July 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC student art show begins May 14

College of the Canyons' students will be displaying more than 100 pieces of art in the college's 12th Annual Student Art Exhibition from May 14 through 29th. Several departments ranging from art and photography to interior design and architecture will contribute to the exhibition.

"I'm always impressed with the level of creativity and skill that I see coming out of all our visual arts classes," said Larry Hurst, director of the COC art gallery. He always expects high community participation at student events.

July 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


For Helmers, a short tenure, lasting legacy

Editor's note: Over the next several weeks, The Signal is giving you a closer look at local schools named for individuals.

When James Foster retired in 1985, he handed over the helm of the Saugus Union School District to another superintendent who would leave his own legacy.

July 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands come out for a 'Taste'

There was no harm in being indecisive about what to eat for lunch on Sunday afternoon at Valencia's Mann Biomedical Park, as more than 40 of the Santa Clarita Valley's most popular restaurants offered a sampling of their finest specialties under the mild sun and pleasant breeze.

For the 20th consecutive year, Santa Clarita's Child and Family Center Foundation hosted "Taste of the Town," presenting a smorgasbord of aromas and fare for the enjoyment of more than 5,000 visitors.

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


Golfing for a good cause at Tournament Players Club

Hoping to raise money for its athletic department, Santa Clarita Christian School is holding its 10th Annual Golf Tournament on May 19 at The Tournament Players Club. The tournament starts at 8:45 a.m.

The school has raised between $3,000 to $12,000 from the tournament each year for the past ten years. That money helps purchase new uniforms and equipment, and allow for travel expenses. Usually, 70 to 80 golfers participate each year, according to the school's athletic secretary, Tracey Scott.

July 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cinco de Mayo - Not exactly Fourth of July

On Monday, Mexicans and Americans alike will observe Cinco de Mayo.

While many pe-ople joyously celebrate this holiday with food, drink and dance, its origins are sometimes forgotten.

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


Thousands attend first Castaic Days

The first ever Castaic Days was held this weekend, giving Castaic residents and the rest of the Santa Clarita Valley a chance to relax by Castaic Lake and enjoy the fishing, kayaking, food and live entertainment.

Renee Garneau-Sabol, Castaic Area Town Council member and coordinator of Castaic Days, said the event was designed to showcase Castaic Lake, especially because it recently underwent improvements in the form of new playgrounds and upgraded walkways.

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


Outrage over VA demand growing in SCV

"Support Our Troops" is more than just a bumper sticker for many Santa Clarita residents showing their support for an Iwo Jima veteran cut off from his veterans benefits.

More men and women, young and old - mostly elderly- and more servicemen including more U.S. Marines continue to contact The Signal asking how they can help a local 87-year-old vet after it was reported the Department of Veterans Affairs cut off his VA benefits.

July 05, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Newhall roundabout now open to drivers

The "aah-oooh-gah" of a 1931 Ford Model A horn sounded over the arrival bells of a Metrolink train Thursday as a small parade of vintage cars made the first circle around the controversial Newhall roundabout, opened following a brief ceremony in front of William S. Hart Park.

January 24, 2014 | Lila Littlejohn | Santa Clarita Valley News


Search continues for missing Castaic girl

The mother of a 2-year-old girl missing more than two months in an apparent abduction by the girl's father said she's worried new information about the case might prompt him to hurt her.

January 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local detectives seek help in locating missing Newhall man

Detectives Seeking Help from the Public in Locating a Missing Adult Who Was Last Seen in Sept 2013

January 23, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint

SANTA CLARITA - On Friday, January 24th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, January 25th, 2014.

January 23, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley deputies carry out early morning probation raid, two arrests made

LASD Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Deputies Conduct Early Morning Probation / Parole Searches in Neenach / Unincorporated LA County. Two Arrests Made.

January 23, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kids face real dangers with ‘sexting’

Children texting, "sexting" and otherwise communicating via handheld device should be encouraged to talk, listen and engage in face-to-face, real-time dialogue with their parents, a local psychotherapist said Wednesday.

January 23, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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