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Local expos feeling effects of weakening economy

The Home and Business Expo goes on as scheduled this weekend with organizers boasting a full tent despite the sluggish economy, which claimed a similar event earlier this year.

December 11, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Like it or not, SCV population growing

Fourth story in The Signal's "The Big Picture" series: Cities are mandated to absorb their fair share of state's population growth. Click here for the rest of the stories.

December 11, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Winds, low humidity to fuel fire danger

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook and a red flag warning for central and southern California coastal valleys including the Santa Clarita Valley, extending through Wednesday.

December 11, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supes push grading system for nursing, convalesecent homes

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion directing the Department of Public Health to reexamine the feasibility of a grading system for nursing and convalescent homes.

The motion, designed to improve oversight of the health and well-being of the county's senior population, directs the county's chief executive officer to prepare a five-signature letter to the Governor, the California Legislature, and the Director of the State Department of Public Health to support a facility rating guide for skilled nursing facilities and convalescent homes.

December 11, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Six Flags scares up a Fright Fest

Six Flags Magic Mountain is transformed from a "theme park" to a haunted "scream park" for Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS weekends through Oct. 31. The park offers terrifying haunted mazes, roaming zombies, frightening clowns, and ghostly shows.

December 11, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Oak to be dedicated to Coach Tull at Hart Field

William S. Hart Pony Boys and Girls Baseball and the Santa Clarita Oaks Conservancy will dedicate a Valley Oak tree at the Valencia baseball complex at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 11, to the memory of Terry "Coach" Tull, who passed away May 15.

December 11, 2008 | By Mike Lyons Special to The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students put Smyth in the hot seat

Thirty-eighth District Assemblyman Cameron Smyth is used to being in the proverbial "hot seat," answering tough questions from his constituents about important issues. But he faced an unusually tough crowd Thursday morning: a classroom full of Saugus High School students.

December 11, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alleged SCV rapist’s trial on indefinite hold

A Superior Court judge Thursday postponed indefinitely the trial for Adrian Arriano, who is charged with a series of Canyon Country rapes in 2007.

December 11, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Flag mistake fuels anger

Alfredo Herrera had no idea what he'd gotten himself into when he hung an upside-down electric American flag Dec. 1 as part of his holiday light display.

December 11, 2008 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


From many, for those with few

Classroom Six was abuzz with activity as students, parents and staff diligently wrapped Barbie dolls, board games and soccer balls. Colors sparkled off of foil-backed wrapping paper, bringing the ordinary classroom alive with holiday spirit.

December 11, 2008 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Not a kosher scene on the west side

Holiday lights illuminated a debate over the meaning of Christmas and religious tolerance in Stevenson Ranch on Wednesday.

December 11, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Silence falls on the Santa Clarita Symphony

Members of the local arts community were disappointed to learn Santa Clarita Symphony officials cancelled the 2009 season Wednesday due to a sour economy.

December 11, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local ‘Day Without a Gay’

The day-long "Day Without a Gay" labor strike that called for supporters of same-sex marriage to call in "gay" to work drew spotty local participation Wednesday.

December 11, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Another empty bank building

Workers moved the furniture from the former building of Preferred Bank on Town Center Drive in Valencia Monday as bank officials prepare to use the items for two new branch openings scheduled for this month.

December 10, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tesoro Adobe Park hosts art show

The County of Los Angeles' Department of Parks & Recreation presents its first art show, "Journey through Color Suites," at Tesoro Adobe Historic Park in Valencia until the end of the month.

December 10, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Balloon festival launches again in Santa Clara River Valley

It's "Up, up and away" time in Santa Paula this weekend as the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival launches with a "balloon glow," entertainment and other activities starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


California to HOAs: No brown grass fines

California has a message for cities and homeowner associations that persist in fining residents for not watering their lawns during the drought: back off.

July 24, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 SCV youngsters win Youth Foundation-Sheriff’s Department essay contest

Two of the three winners of the Sheriff's Youth Foundation and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Youth Essay Contest were from the Santa Clarita Valley, officials announced this week.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Family comes forward for orphaned baby

Baby Violeta Martinez was just learning to walk when Tuesday's fatal crash in Acton claimed the lives of her parents, relatives of the orphaned girl said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Children’s Bureau seeks foster families, parents

The nonprofit Children's Bureau is inviting individuals and couples to become "resource families," caring for children during the reunification process with their parents.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Castaic man pleads no contest to attempted murder in savage bar beating

Editor's note: Corrects that bar beating occurred last year/

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brush fire doused near Interstate 5

Firefighters from both the county and the U.S. Forest Service jumped on a small brush fire north of Castaic Thursday, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service said.

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


High-speed rail meetings coming to the Santa Clarita Valley

Officials from the California High-Speed Rail Authority will hold a series of meetings - two locally - next month to discuss possible routes for the bullet train as it snakes its way through Southern California and potentially through the Santa Clarita Valley.

July 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 knife-point robbers given prison sentences

Two convicted bandits who robbed Santa Clarita Valley residents at knife-point for their cellphones and wallets last fall have been sentenced to prison, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


California removes lane splitting guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Central Park expansion nearly complete

A yearlong expansion of Santa Clarita's largest park is nearly complete, city officials said Wednesday.

July 23, 2014 | By Austin Dave Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teens collared for allegedly smoking marijuana outside sheriff's offices

Detectives made their latest drug pinch easily Wednesday when the drug bust came to them for a change.

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


UPDATE: Baby survives Highway 14 crash that killed her parents

A baby girl pulled from the wreckage of a Highway 14 crash that killed her parents suffered major injuries - including some broken bones - but was recovering Wednesday, law enforcement officers said.

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


UPDATE: SCV bank teller charged with stealing from customers

A Valencia man who worked as a bank teller in the Santa Clarita area faces four felony counts for allegedly stealing more than $24,000 from customers, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

July 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Bombshell Bandit’ suspected in third bank robbery

The "Bombshell Bandit" wanted for robbing a Valencia bank with the threat of a bomb early last month is now suspected in a third bank robbery, this time in San Diego, FBI officials said.

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


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