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3 arrested for bat attack

Three boys were arrested after they allegedly conspired to assault a fellow Valencia High School student and assaulted him with an aluminum baseball bat after school on Tuesday, sheriff's Lt. Tom Bryski said.

The attack took place shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Newhall Ranch Road and Dickason Drive, when a 16-year-old suspect allegedly spouted a racial comment and a gang name and then hit the victim on his head with the bat.

July 23, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Lake Water Agency approves camera installation

If anyone should actually ever attend a water meeting they can expect to be videotaped.

The Finance and Administrative Committee of the Castaic Lake Water Agency is going to recommend the agency's board of directors hire a video company to install cameras at four agency locations at a total cost of $330,000.

July 22, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Applications available for July 4th parade

Applications are now available for the 77th annual Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade in downtown Newhall.

The parade attracts more than 3,000 participants and 25,000 spectators each year.

July 22, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mixed reactions to budget revisions

After educators, parents and teachers urged him to spare education from across-the-board budget cuts, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled a revised budget plan last week, calling for borrowing against future lottery sales in order to maintain minimum funding levels for K-14 education. The announcement of the revised budget coincided with California's "Day of the Teacher."

"The good part about the revise is that the governor is looking to fully fund Proposition 98," said Assemblyman Cameron Smyth. "I am pleased to see that the governor decided to increase funding for public education, ensuring that our schools receive the minimum guarantee under ...

July 22, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rides to a transitional care unit offered

The city and county will soon be offering transportation for families with patients staying at a San Fernando Valley skilled nursing facility in response to fears that the closure of the local transitional care unit will mean frequent trips outside of Santa Clarita to visit their loved ones.

The transitional care unit at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is set to close within two weeks and, although plans are in the works for a health care company to develop a new transitional care unit in Santa Clarita, it could take up to three years for those plans to come to ...

July 22, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Winds fan fire in San Francisquito Canyon

Firefighters rushed to contain a 15-acre brush fire burning in the U.S. National Forest, north of the Santa Clarita Valley and south of Elizabeth Lake on San Francisquito Canyon Road near Powerhouse Lateral 14 this afternoon.

July 22, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Northbound on I-5? Leave early

An ongoing lane closure on northbound Interstate 5 at Templin Highway, approximately five miles north of Castaic, may make the holiday getaway take a bit longer for some drivers this Memorial Day weekend.

July 22, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


60-foot tree collapses on car

Commuters travelling on Arroyo Park Drive in Valencia had a difficult time trying to access McBean Parkway Wednesday afternoon, after high winds forced a 60-foot eucalyptus tree to be uprooted from the ground and blocked the road shortly after 2 p.m.

July 22, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mom graduates after 17 years of night classes

When Jillian Griffith discovered she was pregnant two months after starting college, she knew that getting her degree was going to be more of a challenge, but after more than 17 years of night classes Griffith will graduate Thursday on her oldest daughter's 17th birthday.

"The fact that her birthday is the same day as graduation day, I feel like my life has come full circle," said Griffith, 36, of Valencia. "My goal was to graduate before my daughter did, and I made it."

July 21, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Firefighters train at Disney Ranch

With hot temperatures and vast amounts of rugged terrain and dry brush, fires are a constant threat in the Santa Clarita Valley, especially in the summer months. Firefighters help combat that threat. Yet to ensure that they are able to keep the public safe while fighting a blaze, firefighters from the state, county and city fire departments constantly train together to streamline communications and operations.

On Monday, three firefighting agencies trained at Placerita Canyon's Disney Ranch. All three agencies came together to practice wildland hose-laying tactics and strategies.

July 21, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free child ID kits offered

The Newhall Community Center is offering free child identification kits through May 31 to give local parents the tools they would need if their children were to ever go missing.

As part of National Missing Children's Day, the Santa Clarita-based Mothers Against Sexual Predators of California is now providing the community center with identification kits containing fingerprinting materials, a place to keep a current photograph of their child and a place to record distinctive characteristics like birthmarks so that parents have what they need to provide to law enforcement officials.

July 21, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


500k people in the SCV?

If you ever get frustrated driving across McBean Parkway at rush hour and wonder just how big Santa Clarita Valley will likely get, city planners have the answer.

Take all the people in Santa Clarita Valley and double that number - that's the biggest Santa Clarita Valley will ever get, they say.

July 21, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Planners to discuss pending projects

Santa Clarita city officials are scheduled to give a presentation on all of the development projects currently proposed in and around the city at a Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday.

July 21, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Groundwater bill examined

Groundwater is stirring up deep opposition and resentment among some Santa Clarita residents who fear the resource is being manipulated by local water officials in order to facilitate more urban development.

July 21, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Young man struck by baseball bat

An exchange between two Valencia High School students turned to blows this afternoon, when one boy allegedly hit the other with a baseball bat.

July 21, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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DUI checkpoint scheduled for SCV Friday

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will hold a checkpoint Friday night to screen for drivers who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol or operating their vehicles without a license.

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


Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series winds up Friday

This year's Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series closes out its season Friday with Doña Oxford, known as "The Boogie Woogie Woman" for her two-fisted piano playing.

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


We’re Not Afraid – Are They?

As a business owner, you work hard to generate revenue and grow your company. You carefully hire the right people and make cautious business decisions before investing more money in your company.

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


One dead in crash on Highway 14 near Acton

One person was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night in Acton after a vehicle slammed into a pole on the northbound Highway 14 at Soledad Canyon Road and Sierra Highway, a California Highway Patrol officer confirmed.

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


Car crashes into building in Newhall

One person was transported to the hospital with what appeared to be non-serious injuries after a vehicle crashed into a building in Newhall on Tuesday, according to an official.

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


County adopts state’s water-waster penalties

With state officials looking to rein in water use in the midst of California's crippling drought, county supervisors voted Tuesday to put those state regulations in place countywide.

July 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sure-fire sign of summer: lemonade stand

Two elementary-school-aged entrepreneurs set up shop Tuesday on a Newhall street corner, enjoying an age-old summer custom: operating a lemonade stand.

July 22, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV congregations react to canceled flights to Israel

U.S. and European airlines canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, but Santa Clarita Valley representatives of two faiths that consider Israel the holy land said they're not worried about pilgrims' safety.

July 22, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic man wins big at Fantasy 5

A California Lottery "Fantasy 5" ticket worth $291,000 was sold at Gallion's Corner Market in Castaic, lottery officials said Tuesday - the second winning ticket sold there.

July 22, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus High School welcomes exchange students for the summer

Twenty-three exchange students and two teachers from Xi'an, China, have the opportunity to experience United States culture this summer through a 19-day English Immersion Camp held at Saugus High School.

July 22, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


$291,000 Lottery Ticket Sold in Castaic

SACRAMENTO – The streak of Fantasy 5 wins continues in Los Angeles County.

July 22, 2014 | Source: California Lottery | Santa Clarita Valley News


One injured in motorcycle crash near Bouquet Junction

One person was taken away in an ambulance Tuesday afternoon following a motorcycle crash on Bouquet Canyon Road near Soledad Canyon Road.

July 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for I-5 Truck Lanes Project

Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below through Friday this week 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). More information about the project is here.

July 22, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall water district joins Edison power-saving plan

Newhall's main water supplier has agreed to power down certain electricity-gobbling facilities in the event of future energy crises and to send that juice back to Southern California Edison to help avoid statewide rolling blackouts this summer, officials announced Monday.

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


Highs due to top 100 degrees later this week

If you think it's been hot so far this summer, wait until later this week.

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


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