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Eternal Valley event honors troops

World War II veterans in uniforms that, amazingly, still fit and Vietnam veterans in leather jackets arriving astride Harley Davidson motorcycles gathered with other veterans and the people who wanted to thank them Monday at Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Newhall.

Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar said it was the largest crowd he has seen at the annual Memorial Day event.

July 28, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boy hit by car in Canyon Country

A 14-year old boy was struck by a motorist Monday afternoon while riding his bike near the intersection of Sierra Highway and Sandy Drive in Canyon Country.

According to Officer Robert Tomayo of the California Highway Patrol, the boy was on the sidewalk but then suddenly veered out into the street in front of an oncoming pickup truck, which was not able to stop in time to avoid hitting him.

July 28, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City to appoint six to vacant positions

Planning Commission chairman Mike Berger said Friday that after serving for 10 years on the Planning Commission, he will not be serving another term when his seat expires in July.

"I don't want to get stale. I want to walk away in my prime," he said.

July 28, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


From Alaska to the 'Shadows'

Anyone living near Market Street in Newhall may have been tempted to walk into the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center on Sunday morning when they heard the inviting melodic harmonies emanating from its main hall.

The artist - and the audience taking in the music - would have been more than welcoming to the curious passers-by who may have wandered in to enjoy the melodies of Kim Acuna. Acuna performed several songs for the Unitarian Universalist congregation of Santa Clarita Valley, which meets in the senior center.

July 28, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council trash vote Tuesday

Commercial and residential trash rates may go up nearly 4 percent in July if the City Council approves an amendment to the franchises for the two local trash haulers.

With council approval, the companies would be able to raise their rates up to 3.95 percent for one year beginning July 1.

July 27, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City sees slight dip in sales tax revenue

Amid an ailing economy, the city's sales tax revenue dipped .6 percent in the last three months of 2007 compared to the same time period in 2006, according to data released by the city on Friday.

"This is a difficult time for many business sectors, for government and for the economy," city Treasurer Darren Hernandez said in a statement. "It is more important than ever to shop within the city of Santa Clarita and support our local businesses."

July 27, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Whole Foods BBQ kicks off summer

It may have been overcast and chilly, but that did not prevent Whole Foods Market in Valencia from welcoming the warmer temperatures of summer with a Memorial Day barbecue Sunday.

For two days the market broke out its grills during their Kickoff to Summer Memorial Weekend Barbecue in the parking lot in front of the store, as a steady stream of patrons visited the makeshift outdoor patio to enjoy free hot dogs and hamburgers.

July 27, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sorry, this school is in a no hugging zone

If you ace your sixth grade math test at Pinetree Elementary School, you probably shouldn't celebrate by giving your best friend a big hug.

The vote's not in yet on whether a high-five would be appropriate.

July 27, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 hurt as car veers off bridge

A woman driving a minivan with two children ended up in Castaic Creek while driving on State Route 126 into Santa Clarita on Sunday afternoon. All three were airlifted to UCLA Medical Center by the county Fire Dept.

July 27, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vet recalls time in Iraq, return to SCV

"Go out and find a veteran today, and thank him or her," said Jason "Spike" Zigler, a Santa Clarita Valley and Frazier Park resident and talented young videographer who returned home this spring after a nearly two-year hitch in the U.S. Army.

July 27, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bakersfield man dies in collision

A Bakersfield resident was killed early Saturday morning after a traffic collision on Interstate 5.

July 26, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Company gives 80,000 coffee packages to military

Newhall Coffee Roasting Company showed support for Memorial Day by donating 80,000 packages of its Patriot Blend coffee to U.S. Armed Forces serving overseas.

July 26, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local Marine recounts attack in Fallujah

With a rifle slung over his right shoulder and a bullet-proof vest shielding his chest, Sam Hanson walked with his eight-Marine unit through a dusty marketplace in Fallujah, not expecting much to happen.

July 26, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Quake report unsettling

When the Big One hits Santa Clarita some will likely die, many will be injured and many buildings will be destroyed.

July 26, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV observes Memorial Day today, Monday

Santa Clarita Valley residents have the opportunity to observe Memorial Day in several ways today and Monday.

July 26, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Guns, badges stolen during police charity game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say guns, badges and other items belonging to San Diego-area law enforcement personnel were stolen during a weekend charity football game in Los Angeles.

April 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Associated Student Government hosts congressional candidate forum

SANTA CLARITA - The Associated Student Government (ASG) at College of the Canyons is inviting all students and community members to a public candidate forum with the eight individuals seeking election to California's 25th Congressional District.

April 22, 2014 | Source: SCV EDC | Santa Clarita Valley News


Petition-gatherer ID’d after battery arrest

A signature-gatherer outside a local Walmart, arrested for battery after allegedly punching someone in the hand last weekend, has been identified as a woman from Illinois, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

April 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


With the turn of a key, Valencia student wins new car

As the school winds down, local high schoolers got fired up at the chance to win a new car from Nissan of Valencia during the third annual Nissan Car Giveaway at COC's Cougar Stadium in Valencia.

April 22, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


One arrested in father, son stabbing in Newhall

A father and son were recovering Monday after being stabbed outside a bar last weekend, while one suspect was being held in connection with the stabbing, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detective said.

April 21, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assembly bill seeks to require district elections

A bill that would require some cities, including Santa Clarita, to change their election systems to ones that are district-based has been introduced in the state Assembly and is scheduled for a committee hearing this week, officials said Monday.

April 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Acosta hopes to be mediator on City Council

Newly elected Santa Clarita City Councilman Dante Acosta's journey to the Santa Clarita Valley is a familiar one.

April 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV home sales increase as seasonal spring sales pick up

Both single-family home and condominium sales increased in the Santa Clarita Valley in March compared to February sales, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors announced Monday.

April 21, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Chancellor’s Circle Breakfast Briefing Scheduled for May 2

In an effort to help local business owners see their enterprises thrive and expand, Rick Hernandez, President, Syntesis Global, LLC will deliver the presentation "Growing Your Business in the 21st Century, A New Era" during the spring 2014 College of the Canyons Chancellor's Circle Breakfast Briefing.

April 21, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Still running strong

Local marathon runner Dennis Lebman never got a chance to celebrate after completing last year's Boston Marathon, so now he's going back to run again in one of the world's most renowned foot race, determined to let terrorists know that he and his fellow runners are unshaken, he said.

April 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The City Council’s ‘tiger’ sleeps tonight

"I know at times I alienate people," says City Councilman Frank Ferry. "People aren't neutral about me."

April 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Easter in the Park draws hundreds

Joining Christians around the world in celebrating the faith's holiest day of observance, about 300 people from across the Santa Clarita Valley took part in an Easter in the Park service and breakfast Sunday morning at Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park in Stevenson Ranch, hosted by His Way Church.

April 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Billboard petition supporter arrested

Emotions appear to be running high over a petition drive aimed at stopping Santa Clarita's plan to install electronic billboards along freeways in the city, resulting in several recent clashes between petition supporters and opponents and the arrest of a woman who was gathering signatures at a local Walmart this past weekend, sheriff's officials confirmed.

April 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hundreds attend passion play during Easter weekend

Hundreds of attendees watched as Jonathan Moore portrayed Jesus Christ during the Easter Sunrise passion play "A Living Hope" presented at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park in Agua Dulce on Saturday afternoon.

April 20, 2014 | Photos by Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


City to seek grant for Sierra Highway-Golden Valley Road improvements

The state Department of Transportation is inviting cities and counties throughout California to submit projects to get people out of their cars and onto their bikes or their own two feet - and Santa Clarita is ready to comply.

April 19, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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