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Hart bison dies after vet care

Scientists and animal specialists are reviewing data today to determine what caused a young American bison to die suddenly Wednesday morning at William S. Hart Park.

The bison, about one year old, died suddenly after emerging from a general anesthetic administered by a local veterinarian, as part of a routine castration procedure.

June 18, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Youth Grove memorial: Never forget

Under a moonlit sky, more than 100 mourners gathered at Central Park on Wednesday to remember the local youth who have lost their lives in traffic collisions.

At the third annual Evening of Remembrance at the park's Youth Grove memorial, local high school students read the names of the 71 who have died. Some were as young as 6 years old.

June 18, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Final council vote count doesn't change outcome

The final results are in and Laurie Ender and Bob Kellar will be taking the two seats open on the Santa Clarita City Council.

About 1,000 provisional and absentee ballots tabulated Wednesday did not change the outcome since the unofficial results were released April 8. Ender and Kellar held their significant lead over Bob Spierer, Diane Trautman and Maria Gutzeit.

June 18, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcyclist remains in critical condition

A Santa Clarita motorcyclist remained in critical condition Wednesday after being hit by a motor home Sunday night.

June 18, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man dies when vehicle strikes tree, flips

A Hart High School graduate was killed late Tuesday evening after his vehicle struck a tree and flipped over in Castaic.

June 18, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staf Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Five named to oversight committee

Five newly appointed members will take their places on the Measure V Citizens' Oversight Committee when the group holds its next meeting April 28 in the board room at the William S. Hart Union High School District administrative office.

June 18, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Emergency Expo set for Saturday

The 16th annual Santa Clarita Emergency Expo will be hosted at the College of the Canyons on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 18, 2008 | By Joe Cardwell Special to The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jury in Castro trial still deliberating

The jury in the Esperanza Castro murder trial continued its deliberations on Thursday but did not reach a verdict.

June 18, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castro defense: 'I am defending her honor'

SAN FERNANDO - The fate of Esperanza Castro was sent to the jury on Wednesday afternoon, as attorneys on both sides presented closing arguments and rested their respective cases.

Defense attorney Peter Korn told the jury that the prosecution rushed to judgment in charging his client with murder.

June 18, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boys & Girls Club celebrates its alumni

"When I felt like I wanted to quit, I kept persevering."

June 17, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Updated: Educators discuss school budgets at VIA luncheon

Due to the proposed cuts to education, the Hart district recently had to cut and adjust its budget by 10 percent - or $10.3 million - even though the exact percentage of cuts has not yet been determined at the state level.

"Will that 10 percent really be a 10 percent cut, or a 7 percent cut, or 5 percent? We don't know at this point, but we are ready for the worst case scenario," Jaime Castellanos, superintendent of the William S. Hart Union High School District, said Tuesday. "The hardest thing right now is the uncertainty of the budget."

June 17, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Business owner turns in his own workers to cops

Concerned that items were disappearing from his shop, a Valencia business owner secretly staked out the premises early Tuesday morning, and ended up catching several employees that he alleges were stealing aluminum.

Jose Montano, 42, and Jose Escobar, 24, both of Palmdale, were arrested Tuesday and booked on fel-ony charges of burglary, embezzlement and grand theft, after they stole more than 900 pounds of aluminum from Contractor's Wardrobe, a sheriff's official said.

June 17, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Surprises delay murder trial

SAN FERNANDO - A prosecutor on the verge of tears and a juror nearly fainting delayed closing arguments at the Esperanza Castro murder trial Tuesday as both sides continue to revisit the evidence.

Deputy District At-torney Paula Gonzales was granted extra time to prepare the last segment of her final argument when Superior Court Judge Burt Pines questioned her well-being.

June 17, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Burrtec trashes MRF plan

It appears the plans to build a giant recycling facility along Sierra Highway in Newhall are getting tossed out.

June 17, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hit-and-run under investigation

A Santa Clarita motorcyclist remained in critical condition Wednesday after being hit by a motor home Sunday night.

June 17, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Deceptive drug practices outlined by SCV J Team

More than 100 people, many of them local moms and dads, learned how kids can smoke drugs through a hollowed-out apple or a crumpled pop can during a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department workshop this week.

April 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: County committee delays vote on SCV billboard deal

A Metro committee opted Thursday to hold off on a controversial plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways, awaiting the results of a signature-gathering drive to put the measure to a public vote.

April 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


College of the Canyons Theatre Department to Stage a Production of 'Rent'

SANTA CLARITA-When "Rent," the musical loosely based on Puccini's "La Boheme" premiered on the Broadway stage in 1996, it took the theatre world by storm.

April 17, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Winners announced for Santa Clarita's 2014 'cArt aRt' competition

The City of Santa Clarita announced today the winners of its 2014 "cArt aRt" competition, held in conjunction with the City's annual Earth Arbor Day Festival. This creative annual contest prompts residents to transform ordinary recycling bins into extraordinary works of art for the chance to win cash prizes.

April 17, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assuming the role at Saugus High

Student Sarah Farnell enjoyed Saugus High School's Women in History re-enactment a year ago, so this year she decided to get involved and become Florence Nightingale.

April 16, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Charge against Valencia private school teacher dismissed

More than 100 people, many sporting white shirts that read "Truth will prevail," rallied behind a Santa Clarita Valley teacher after a judge dismissed a child molestation charge against him Wednesday.

April 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV toll lane project could be publicly financed

With the economy continuing to improve, transportation officials are examining a change in the way they plan to finance a project that will build two new toll carpool lanes on Interstate 5 through the Santa Clarita Valley.

April 16, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Driver killed in I-5 collision

Investigators Tuesday were trying to unravel the circumstances behind the death of an Oakland man killed when the car he was driving slammed into the back of a truck on Interstate 5 north of Castaic.

April 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies hunt for man suspected in identity theft

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are hoping the public will help them identify an ATM thief with the release Tuesday of ATM photos taken of the suspect, a sheriff's spokesman said.

April 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


104 votes third smallest margin of victory in Santa Clarita City Council election history

All 13 candidates running for a seat on the Santa Clarita City Council this year saw their vote totals increase during Tuesday's ballot count, but the order in which they finished did not change from that of election night.

April 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Dante Acosta wins Santa Clarita City Council seat

The ballots are cast, the numbers are crunched, the results are in and Dante Acosta is the new member of the Santa Clarita City Council.

April 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deal on table in fatal car-motorcycle crash

SAN FERNANDO - Prosecutors have a plea deal on the table for a Stevenson Ranch woman accused of fatally injuring a motorcyclist with her car last August, allegedly while she was intoxicated, court heard Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Opponents of billboard deal launch referendum drive

Opponents of the City Council's vote to locate three electronic billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing aging billboards on city thoroughfares have launched a drive to get the decision reversed.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn and Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Last-minute rush at local tax service firms

The day before tax day was crunch day for both taxpayers crunching their own sets of numbers and the tax businesses that re-crunch them.

April 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nearly 1,000 more ballots to be counted Tuesday

Nearly 1,000 more ballots for the Santa Clarita City Council election held last Tuesday will be counted this Tuesday - and they are expected to determine the council's newest member.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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