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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


Hart district ROP student wins two dental scholarships

This has been a good month for Melissa Rodriguez, a junior at Golden Valley High School who is enrolled in a dental assisting program through the William S. Hart Union High School District's Regional Occupational Program.

Melissa received word that she will receive a $500 scholarship from the San Fernando Valley Dental Society, and a week later her table clinic at the California Dental Association Spring Scientific Session earned her yet another $250 scholarship and a $100 cash prize.

July 20, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Power failure strikes Newhall

Nearly 24,000 homes and businesses near downtown Newhall suffered through a power outage when a substation failed just after 12 noon on Sunday, according to Southern California Edison.

The affected area also included portions of the Summit in Valencia, Circle J Ranch and Stevenson Ranch.

July 20, 2008 | Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boy nearly drowns

A 2-year-old boy is being treated for injuries after he fell and nearly drowned in a pool at his Saugus home on Sunday afternoon. He was immediately transported to Central Park, where a county Fire Department helicopter airlifted him to Los Angeles Childrens Hospital for further treatment.

Det. Dan Finn of the The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station stated that the near-drowning occurred at a residence near Vista Delgado Drive and Vista Encantada Drive in Saugus. He also stated that the child's mother was present at the time that her son fell into the pool; the mother was ...

July 20, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia High hosts EcoFest

Issues such as global warming, hybrid vehicles and holistic foods are not just for adults to tackle. At Valencia High School, a group of students organized together to bring the Santa Clarita Valley the inaugural EcoFest 2008 on its central campus parkway on Sunday afternoon.

Organized by the Environmental Protection Agency Club of Valencia High, the eco-friendly event aimed to educate the public about conservation, environmental issues and sustainable living options.

July 20, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Resourceful Riverhawks collect food for needy

A community service group at Rio Norte Junior High called the Resourceful Riverhawks organized a food drive last week, and Friday during brunch they lined up all the food they had collected around the campus quad, with cans of soup and boxes of cereal stretching across the center of campus.

"Look at how much we came together - this is incredible," said Rio Norte teacher Kristen Stauch, who advises the Resourceful Riverhawks along with teachers Annalee Bretthauer and Nancy Phillips. "I can't believe how many cans we were able to collect. It looks amazing."

July 20, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bowman celebrates artists

Seated under canopies on a grassy area next to the school, Bowman High School students, staff, parents and other guests listened as student authors read poems from this year's creative writing anthology, "The Phoenix."

July 19, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Paintball fundraiser supports troops

For the members of the Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons, and owner of Paintball USA, it doesn't matter whether a person is for or against the Iraq War; it's about showing support for the troops.

July 19, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Santa Clarita Water Division approved watering schedule

Watering your lawn every other day and never on Saturday's became a locally-enforced ordinance Thursday night for Santa Clarita Valley residents who get their water from the Santa Clarita Water Division.

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


UPDATE: Worden-Roberts remembered as friend, mentor, advocate

Ask anyone who's been in the Santa Clarita Valley a while and they'll tell you: the fingerprints of Connie Worden-Roberts are all over the area.

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


UPDATE: Castaic barricaded suspect captured by sheriff’s deputies

A 44-year-old Castaic woman allegedly kidnapped a man at gunpoint Wednesday and then holed up inside her mobile home while deputies surrounded the residence, some with guns drawn.

August 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt and Austin Dave Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Not guilty plea entered on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless driving charge

One of two people arrested in June on suspicion they were driving recklessly in a show of speed on Bouquet Canyon Road pleaded not guilty to the charge in court Wednesday, a spokesman for he Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

August 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia baby set for lung surgery in September

A Valencia family is in the process of coping and staying positive as they wait until September for lung surgery for their infant daughter.

August 13, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC's fall semester to be largest in school history

This fall, College of the Canyons will provide students and community members with access to the largest schedule of classes in school history by providing seats for more than 51,000 potential students.

August 13, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water officials list some exemptions to drought rules

Santa Clarita Valley residents who have cut their water consumption by 20 percent over the past year will be exempt from watering schedule restrictions - and from the fines they carry, water officials said Tuesday.

August 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Long-serving SCV volunteer Connie Worden-Roberts dies at 83

Connie Worden-Roberts, the Santa Clarita Valley volunteer powerhouse who helped establish the city and create many of the amenities residents know today, died Tuesday following a long illness. She was 83.

August 12, 2014 | By Luke Money and Josh Ortiz Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV students head back to school for new year

It was back to school Tuesday, at least at five Newhall School District campuses, and if the mood at Dr. Michael McGrath Elementary School was any indication, it'll be a good year.

August 12, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Inspector General to review cases for crime-reporting accuracy

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – On a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion instructing the Inspector General to review and analyze a sample of Sheriff's closed cases and report back to the Board on the accuracy of their classification of crimes in 30 days.

August 12, 2014 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich | Santa Clarita Valley News


Contract extended for lake mussel inspections

County supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with continuing efforts to muscle mussels out of Castaic and Pyramid lakes.

August 12, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man held for trial in BB gun shooting incident

A Valencia man arrested in May on suspicion he wounded a woman in her eye during a road rage incident has been ordered to stand trial on the charges filed against him.

August 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: One injured in boat fire at Canyon Country home

A man was critically injured and taken to the hospital with second- and third-degree burns Tuesday after fire broke out in a boat parked at a Canyon Country residence, spreading to a travel trailer parked next to it.

August 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt and Austin Dave Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Daniels enters race for Castaic Lake Water Agency

(Santa Clarita, CA) – Newhall resident Stephen Daniels is proud to announce his candidacy for the Castaic Lake Water Agency Board of Directors after officially filing his paperwork on Friday, August 8. Daniels is seeking to represent Division 2.

August 12, 2014 | Source: Campaign to elect Stephen Daniels | Santa Clarita Valley News


High humidity could stick around in SCV

August 12, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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