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Trio arrested for allegedly stealing car

A Newhall traffic stop ended with three local residents arrested for allegedly having stolen the car and using it in several burglaries.

Christopher Morejon, 20, of Canyon Country, Jaspreet Bassi, 29, of Newhall and Jacquelyn Hiner, 21, of Castaic, were arrested Friday night on Sierra Highway near the intersection of Placerita Canyon Road, according to a sheriff's report.

July 08, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kids have fun at career day

Like most career day events, Bouquet Canyon Elementary School's featured presentations by local professionals.

However, somewhere along the way there was also a fistfight.

July 07, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thieves break into autos during prom

Several juniors and seniors stepped off the bus at Valencia High School after a memorable prom night on Saturday evening, only to find that their vehicles were broken into, according to Becky Shoberg, whose son attended the prom and whose truck was vandalized at the school.

Officials at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station confirmed the report.

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


Babysitter sentenced to 8 years

A 21-year-old woman was sentenced to eight years in state prison on Monday morning, less than two months after she was found guilty of sexually assaulting an 11-month-old girl she was baby-sitting in a Canyon Country home.

San Fernando Superior Court judge Harvey Giss sentenced Amy Sigala to the maximum sentence allowable under state law. In March, a jury found Sigala guilty of two of three charges brought against her in connection with the Aug. 15, 2006, assault. Sigala faced a sentence between three and eight years.

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


Sheriff's department promotes seat belt use

Between May 12 and June 1, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station will push for drivers and passengers to wear their seat belts as part of its "Click it or Ticket" campaign for California's occupant protection laws.

As part of the three-week campaign, deputies will "aggressively enforce" seat belt laws for all vehicle occupants in order to help California achieve "the highest seat belt use rate in the nation."

July 07, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cell phone companies debate wireless world

What you cannot hear, see, taste, smell or feel is set aside for today's public hearings at the Department of Regional Planning.

Wireless transmission, specifically, five applications submitted by wireless firms, is on the table for public debate today at the department's regular public meeting in downtown Los Angeles.

July 07, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Fundraiser for city employee

July 07, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bear Grylls: Man versus readers

He's ascended the world's highest peak, sailed across the freezing North Atlantic Ocean in an open boat, and survived in countless extreme situations.

July 07, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


TCU to close June 5

The transitional care unit at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is scheduled to close by June 5, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday.

July 07, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sticky-fingered duo hits ice cream shop

The sweet taste of success was short-lived for two Newhall residents who allegedly snatched the tip jar

July 07, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Jazz group set to play

Featuring pieces like "Moonlight Serenade" by Glenn Miller and "Pink Panther" by Henry Mancini, the award-winning College of the Canyons Studio Jazz Ensemble is holding a POPS! Concert on May 16. The band will play popular tunes and big band swing music.

Other works to be played include "Cachita" by Rafael Hernandez, and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," where COC vocal instructor and owner of the Vibe Performing Arts Studio in Santa Clarita, Andrea Vibe, will join as the vocalist.

July 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC student art show begins May 14

College of the Canyons' students will be displaying more than 100 pieces of art in the college's 12th Annual Student Art Exhibition from May 14 through 29th. Several departments ranging from art and photography to interior design and architecture will contribute to the exhibition.

"I'm always impressed with the level of creativity and skill that I see coming out of all our visual arts classes," said Larry Hurst, director of the COC art gallery. He always expects high community participation at student events.

July 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


For Helmers, a short tenure, lasting legacy

Editor's note: Over the next several weeks, The Signal is giving you a closer look at local schools named for individuals.

When James Foster retired in 1985, he handed over the helm of the Saugus Union School District to another superintendent who would leave his own legacy.

July 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands come out for a 'Taste'

There was no harm in being indecisive about what to eat for lunch on Sunday afternoon at Valencia's Mann Biomedical Park, as more than 40 of the Santa Clarita Valley's most popular restaurants offered a sampling of their finest specialties under the mild sun and pleasant breeze.

For the 20th consecutive year, Santa Clarita's Child and Family Center Foundation hosted "Taste of the Town," presenting a smorgasbord of aromas and fare for the enjoyment of more than 5,000 visitors.

July 06, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Golfing for a good cause at Tournament Players Club

Hoping to raise money for its athletic department, Santa Clarita Christian School is holding its 10th Annual Golf Tournament on May 19 at The Tournament Players Club. The tournament starts at 8:45 a.m.

The school has raised between $3,000 to $12,000 from the tournament each year for the past ten years. That money helps purchase new uniforms and equipment, and allow for travel expenses. Usually, 70 to 80 golfers participate each year, according to the school's athletic secretary, Tracey Scott.

July 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Tour of California sendoff draws crowd to Newhall

Ray and Sandy Cook of Mission Viejo settled onto a bench outside the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall to people-watch.

May 16, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita unemployment rate plunges in April

Jobless numbers in Santa Clarita plunged to 4.6 percent in April, according to data released Friday by the California Economic Development Department.

May 16, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | 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 during the week of May 18-23, 2014, 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).

May 16, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Busy weekend will be marked by road closures

The Santa Clarita Valley will be abuzz with activities this weekend, including a celebration of triumph over cancer that draws thousands, two "starts" to the Amgen Tour of California, and plenty of potential traffic jams.

May 15, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Hot just like we thought

Temperatures rose to more than 100 scorching degrees in the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday as forecasters called for a slow cool-down beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend.

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


Contaminated groundwater meeting called 'premature'

Local environmentalists attending a public meeting Thursday on the proposed cleanup of contaminated groundwater on Whittaker-Bermite called the meeting "premature," citing the exclusion of state mandated environmental documents.

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


Two wheeling to work on Bike to Work Day

Bike To Work Day is pretty straight forward. I get it.

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


Women’s Conference to Help Attendees Reach ‘Beyond Barriers’

The annual College of the Canyons Women's Conference returns this summer with a lineup of inspiring presenters and empowering breakout sessions designed to help attendees reach beyond the barriers faced throughout their lives and achieve their dreams.

May 15, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 nabbed in probation/parole sweep

Local sheriff's deputies conducting an early morning probation/parole sweep Thursday arrested two men at two of four locations, a deputy involved in the sweep said.

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


Canyon Country man pleads guilty in $2.39 million consumer protection case

A Canyon Country man pleaded guilty Thursday for his role in a $2.39 million consumer protection case involving the buying and selling of gold coins and bullion, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

May 15, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Traffic advisory: Tour of California to shut down SCV roads

TRAFFIC ADVISORY - AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA TO IMPACT LOCAL ROADS ON MAY 16 & 17 (FRI & SAT)

May 15, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Special Closure Note – Memorial Day Weekend: To assist motorists in reaching their destinations as quickly and easily as possible over Memorial Day weekend, four lanes of southbound I-5 will be OPEN from May 23, 2014, at 5 a.m. through May 27, 2014, at 5 a.m.

May 15, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shinseki: VA 'must do better' on patient care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says he is "as mad as hell" over allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths at a Phoenix veterans hospital.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


After husband's tragic death, widow takes on PTSD

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Amy Miner says her late husband's fight did not end when he left the war.

May 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Firefighters battle half dozen SoCal fires

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) - Nine wildfires covering more than 14 square miles scorched San Diego County on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee their homes and prompting the closures of a college campus and Legoland California. No major injuries were reported.

May 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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