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Newhall Land owner files for bankruptcy

LandSource Communities Development, LLC, owner of Newhall Land, Sunday filed a voluntary petition for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in Wilmington.

As a LandSource subsidiary, Valencia-based Newhall Land is included in the filing.

August 09, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Dodgers win on SCV Dodger Day

Saturday was SCV Dodger Day at Dodger Stadium, as the team played an afternoon game, the third in a series of four games with the visiting Chicago Cubs.

August 09, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


First class completes 'looping' program

A group of eighth graders at Rio Norte Junior High just completed a two-year experiment involving an educational concept called "looping."

Simply put, looping is the practice of allowing a classroom teacher to "promote" with his or her class of students to the next grade, so that a team of students stays with the same teacher for both seventh and eighth grades.

August 08, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall center receives $4,000 in soccer shoes

The city of Santa Clarita's Newhall Community Center recently received a donation of more that $4,000 worth of top brand name soccer shoes on behalf of Planet Soccer. Planet Soccer is a retail establishment in downtown Newhall owned by Carlos Marroquin.

"Planet Soccer is providing the community center's low-income youth with this prestigious opportunity that would be otherwise unaffordable for them and is also contributing to and creating a positive alternative for the high-risk youth in the community," Efren Galindo, sports coordinator for the center, said in a statement.

August 08, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man on the Street: Effect of gas prices

With oil hitting yet another record price Friday, we asked men (and women) around the SCV how they are coping with the higher price of gas and goods.

"My husband is getting a second job just to get us through."

August 08, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


101-year-old Hamblen passes away

To hear Kim Jaserie's aunt tell it, Suzy Hamblen was "like a stone being thrown into a quiet pool that left a ripple of love."

To hear other family members tell it, the widow of the late gospel singer Stuart Hamblen ruled the house with tenderness and strength.

August 08, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


$25M upgrade of sports complex to begin

City officials are set to break ground next week to add a larger skatepark and gymnasium to the Santa Clarita Sports Complex in Canyon Country.

The sports complex will get a $25 million spruce-up that also includes a multi-use playing field, more parking and landscaping.

August 08, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valley Fair returning

The Valley Fair will once again be held in Santa Clarita, this time promising go-cart races, monkeys and an international food court, all beginning on June 26.

"There's a lot of value for your buck," fair CEO Catherine Garcia told The Signal this week. "You can have a full day of nonstop education and entertainment for young and old for under $5, if you plan it right."

August 08, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Running 1,000 miles

The students in Julie Slovek's second grade class and Kym Votruba's third grade class at Castaic Elementary School have never been so motivated to run during P.E.

That's because, with every mile they run, they are raising money to help sick kids at Los Angeles Children's Hospital.

August 08, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Grandfather influenced West Ranch's top grad

Joanne Wu, the top graduate at West Ranch High School, said she has been influenced most by her grandfather, who was an educator.

The Signal asked top graduates at each of the six Hart district high schools questions about their current successes and their future goals, and these are Joanne's answers.

August 08, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Disaster Coalition named "Organization of the Year" by SCV Press Club

The Santa Clarita Valley Disaster Coalition was named "Organization of the Year" for 2007 at the SCV Press Club's 12th annual Newsmaker Awards ceremony, sponsored and hosted by The Signal Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 at the Hyatt Valencia.

The annual Newsmaker Awards is a fundraiser presented by the non-profit SCV Press Club, and recognizes the movers and shakers who get things done, challenge the status quo, accomplish major team and personal goals, and selflessly give aid and comfort to other people in need in the SCV.

August 07, 2008 | Stephen K. Peeples | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus high's top grad wants to be vet

The student with the highest grade point average at Saugus High School is called the Torch Bearer.

This year's Torch Bearer is Emily Deloria, who says that while her parents put education first, they didn't pressure her, allowing her to relax and do her best.

August 07, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus Centurions graduate

More than 500 Saugus High School seniors officially became high school graduates when they received their diplomas during the school's 30th commencement ceremony Thursday evening.

The ceremony, which took place at the College of the Canyons outdoor stadium and brought hundreds of families, friends and school officials to join in the class of 2008's celebration, also honored Richard Obar, a Saugus High School assistant principal, who dedicated 37 years to the teaching profession.

August 07, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man found guilty of swindling

A Valencia man was found guilty of nine felony counts for using an advertiser-driven, cartoonish map to swindle money from local businesses and consumers, officials announced Thursday.

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


Thomas rolls into Magic Mountain

Since 1946, children around the world have fantasized about embarking on a journey through the Island of Sodor with Thomas the Tank Engine and his many friends.

On Thursday, some of those fantasies were realized in Valencia when Six Flags Magic Mountain opened Thomas Town, a new train ride and play area based upon Thomas the Tank Engine children's books and TV program.

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


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Punch with lighter results in assault-with-deadly-weapon charge

A man was arrested on an assault-with-a-deadly-weapon charge after allegedly punching a co-worker in the face while holding a lighter in his hand, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy said Wednesday.

April 09, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alleged tagger arrested in Canyon Country for felony vandalism

A 20-year-old Canyon Country man arrested Wednesday after a brief chase through Canyon Country faces a count of felony vandalism, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

April 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Body found in San Francisquito Canyon 1 year ago remains unidentified

In early 2013, a Honduras woman in her mid-20s wearing a pink T-shirt and gray sweatpants crossed the border into the United States illegally with the help of human smugglers called "coyotes."

April 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff's Department issues phone scam alert

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been advised that citizens are receiving phone calls from individuals who are representing themselves as Department employees. The caller usually tells the citizen that there has been a warrant issued for their arrest for failure to appear for Jury Duty. The caller will tell the victim that they have to pay a sum of money or deputies will come and arrest them. The caller will instruct the victim to either get a Money Order, conduct a wire transfer, or buy a Gift Card (usually Green Dot) and send it to "pay the ...

April 09, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Incumbents retain seats on Santa Clarita City Council

Santa Clarita voters returned two incumbents to office Tuesday following a long-fought City Council race, but the third seat's new occupant remained uncertain late into the night of ballot-counting, according to unofficial results from the city.

April 09, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Some precincts report heavy voting in Santa Clarita City Council election

Voter turnout for Tuesday's 2014 Santa Clarita City Council election was heavier than normal for at least some precincts during the day, poll workers said Tuesday, though others reported an average or light turnout.

April 08, 2014 | by Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lawsuits dominate Santa Clarita Valley water board agenda

The directors of Santa Clarita Valley's water wholesaler, Castaic Lake Water Agency, are likely to spend as much time on lawsuits at Wednesday night's meeting as they are on water issues.

April 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shredding service offered Thursday in Castaic

While generally known for delivering the written word, the U.S. Postal Service is offering to help you destroy it for free Thursday in Castaic.

April 08, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Household Hazardous Waste Roundup scheduled Saturday

They're things you could never unload at a garage sale and you don't dare dump in the trash: old paint, pesticides and broken television sets.

April 08, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Firefighters extinguish spot fire near Acton

Firefighters wasted no time extinguishing a "spot fire" near Highway 14 just north of Escondido Canyon Road Tuesday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

April 08, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election Day in Santa Clarita

Today is Election Day in the City of Santa Clarita. Thirteen candidates are vying for three seats on the city council. If you haven't already sent in a mail-in ballot, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

April 08, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cowboy Festival preps for 21st year

For history buff Maria Christopher, the quiet walk down Main Street before the crowds arrive at Melody Ranch is her favorite part of the Cowboy Festival.

April 08, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stuffed with kindness

Valencia resident Miles Benson is 13 years old now, but he was just 8 when he had a terrifying experience that landed him in the hospital.

April 08, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested on assault with a deadly weapon charge

A 45-year-old Valencia man pointed a gun at someone and was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon just before midnight Saturday, a Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputy said Monday.

April 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Library Bag Sale held this week

The Santa Clarita Public Library's periodic Bag Sale is on this week, meaning members of the community can fill up specific bags with used books at a cost of just $7 - including the bag.

April 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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