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City tinkers with artificial turf to save water

In their latest effort to go green, Santa Clarita city officials are tinkering with the city's turf to slim down on the city's water use.

Take a second glance at the impeccably-manicured grass on the street median in the middle of Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia and you'll see a pilot project that could mean converting all of the city's street median mini-lawns to synthetic turf.

July 02, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Famous choreographer steps out with local dance team

World renowned choreographer Mia Michaels and judge of the Fox TV hit show "So You Think You Can Dance," took a few hours Wednesday to work with more than 60 dancers from the Santa Clarita STARS dance team, which is directed by Holly and Kevin Diaz.

The chance for the young dancers ranging in age from 5 to 18, was the culmination of a year's collaboration between Michaels and The Dance Experience dance studio, where the STARS dance team is located. This year's STARS dance team production number is based on Michaels' quote, "If you dance with your ...

July 02, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Duo comes to rescue of Iwo Jima veteran

An Agua Dulce woman and a fellow "Devil Dog" Marine are among those showing their support for one particular troop - a U.S. Marine who fought at Iwo Jima now asked to pay $4,000 to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Wendy, who asked that her last name not be used, wants to set things right between retired Staff Sgt. Carl Diekman of the U.S. Marines Fifth Division and the federal agency demanding he return $3,936 in overpayments made to him.

July 02, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Cinco de Mayo fest planned in Val Verde

July 02, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Paramedics end three-day strike

Just days after ambulance drivers walked off the job, the strike is over.

July 02, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Two mountain lions spotted in Newhall

July 02, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Health fair scheduled for Saturday

The city of Santa Clarita and the county will host the second annual Community Health Fair on Saturday at the Santa Clarita Community Center in Newhall.

July 01, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hearing for suspect in infant murder postponed

The pretrial conference scheduled for Tuesday in the upcoming criminal trial against Jacqueline Linaras was postponed until June 12, according to Judge Alice Hill of the San Fernando Superior Court.

Nearly two years after she was charged with murder and assault on a child for allegedly dumping her dead newborn daughter in a trash bin, Linaras was set to appear in Dept. G of the San Fernando Superior Court on Tuesday for her pretrial conference.

July 01, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Plan sets aside land around valley's rim

A bill that could lead to expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor is headed to the president's desk after it passed in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday.

The Rim of the Valley Corridor Study Act would allow for a study to be conducted to determine the potential impact of expanding the nation's largest urban national park to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor.

July 01, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman arrested for stealing mail

A traffic stop on Sierra Highway turned into an arrest on drug and mail theft-related charges, an official at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Tuesday.

Sharon Mozo, 29, of North Hollywood, was arrested Monday morning after deputies pulled her over during a routine traffic stop near Sierra Highway and Dolan Way.

July 01, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart: Budget cuts won't hurt pupils

The Hart district was in the process of restructuring its special education program even before the jobs of 30 resource instructional assistants were cut from the district budget, an official with the district said Tuesday.

The district governing board voted to eliminate all 30 resource instructional assistant positions in March as part of more than $10 million in cuts that were needed to meet the state's proposed budget require-ments.

July 01, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pedophile bill clears hurdle in Legislature

An anti-pedophile bill introduced by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth passed through the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, clearing what his staff calls a "major legislative hurdle."

Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, introduced the Surrogate Stalker Act in response to self-proclaimed pedophile Jack McClellan visiting the Santa Clarita Valley in 2007.

July 01, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News brief

About 243 Valencia residents and Southern California Edison customers went without electricity for more than four hours Sunday night.

June 30, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trial nears in infant death case

Nearly two years after she was charged with murder and assault on a child for allegedly dumping her dead newborn daughter in a trash bin, Jacqueline Linaras is set to appear in Dept. G of the San Fernando Superior Court today for her pretrial conference.

Attorneys from both sides will discuss formal evidence and file potential motions with the judge. At today's hearing, Judge Alice Hill will oversee the proceedings.

June 30, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Paramedics, EMTs go on strike

With labor negotiations at a standstill, more than 60 Santa Clarita Valley paramedics and emergency medical technicians were among those who rejected American Medical Response's most recent offer and carried through with a planned strike Monday morning.

Corporate officials say they will keep the service going with assistance from other ambulance firms and hope to see a quick end to the strike.

June 30, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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The pack looks back

As election returns rolled in during last Tuesday's challenger-heavy Santa Clarita City Council race, a pattern emerged: The two incumbents were comfortably out front, and a pack of two to five challengers was clumped behind them in a race for the third seat so close that its results won't be known, at the earliest, until the last ballot is counted this Tuesday.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Couple: Truck on fire before deadly crash

ORLAND, Calif. - A tractor-trailer already was on fire as it came across a median and crashed into a tour bus, killing 10 people, according to a couple whose car was sideswiped by the big rig.

April 12, 2014 | Signal staff and wire reports | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community invited to Walk of Western Stars induction ceremony

City officials will hold a ceremony Thursday to induct film legends Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson into the Walk of Western Stars in Newhall.

April 11, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Friends of the Library Bag Sale continues

The Santa Clarita Public Library Bag Sale carries into the weekend, with plenty of selections for book lovers to peruse on Saturday.

April 11, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal chief photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for I-5 Truck Lane Project

Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14).

April 11, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


$20,000 sunglass burglary may have been part of ring

At least some of the women believed to have stolen $20,000 in merchandise from a Valencia sunglasses store last month may have been arrested earlier this month in Camarillo, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's officials said Friday.

April 11, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: SCV student among those on bus in fatal crash

A West Ranch High School student was among the survivors aboard a Humboldt State Unversity-bound bus hit by a FedEx truck, killing 10 and injuring at least 30 in Northern California.

April 11, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ohio regulators link seismic activity to fracking

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State regulators for the first time have linked earthquake activity in eastern Ohio to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing unsuccessfully for a drilling ban.

April 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Caltrans Backs Innovative Street Design Guides to Promote Biking and Walking

SACRAMENTO-In an effort to support the construction of more multimodal local streets and roads, Caltrans today endorsed National Association of City Transportation Officials' (NACTO) guidelines that include innovations such as buffered bike lanes and improved pedestrian walkways.

April 11, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Balinese marching music ushers in Newhall JAM Sessions

The first of Thursday's@Newhall's JAM Sessions kicked off with some Balinese marching music on Main Street Thursday night.

April 11, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trial postponed in nearly 2 1/2-year-old SCV murder case

The murder trial of three young men was postponed Thursday to another day - almost two and a half years after a "good Samaritan" was gunned down trying to stop a robbery.

April 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sex offender arrested for allegedly living in Stevenson Ranch home while registered in Ventura

A man registered as a sex offender in Ventura was allegedly found living in Stevenson Ranch this week and arrested for failing to register in the Santa Clarita Valley.

April 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shady dealings at sunglass store

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies asked for the public's help this week in finding at least eight women suspected of stealing about $20,000 in merchandise from a local sunglass store.

April 10, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Investigators trying to determine cause of death for body found in car

Investigators with the county coroner's office are trying to determine the cause and manner of death for a man found dead in his car in a store parking lot in Canyon Country, a spokesman said Thursday.

April 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Walk of Western Stars inductees celebrated as part of 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

The City of Santa Clarita invites Western enthusiasts to join members of the Santa Clarita City Council and the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce for the induction of film legends Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson into the Walk of Western Stars as part of the 21st Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.

April 10, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


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