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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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Speed, fire and desire

At 275 mph, the captain starts to feel sensory overload.

January 27, 2014 | Cary Osborne | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies seeking suspect in assault

Local sheriff's deputies are looking for a man who allegedly punched a woman, pulled her by the hair, "stomped" on her and threw her dog, according to a report filed by the deputy who responded to the attack.

January 27, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carving out a winner

They roared with excitement at the race track Sunday as scores of young drivers competed for trophies.

January 27, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Who is the next game-changer?

Who will be the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? If you judge by who has the most interest in starting a new business, a new Gallup poll suggests it may likely be a minority.

January 27, 2014 | Nancy Angel | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fair spotlights preschool services

Dozens of parents, their children in tow, turned out Saturday at Valencia United Methodist Church for a community open house meant to spotlight the preschool services available to families in the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Millions slated for Common Core roll out

With a series of new educational guidelines slated to take hold soon, officials in the William S. Hart Union High School District are in the process of developing a plan to spend millions in one-time state funding to help with the transition.

January 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley safe drop-off drug box fills up

At first, it seemed someone may have confused the converted mailbox in front of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station with the Valencia Library book drop-off bin around the corner.

January 26, 2014 | By Jim Holt Senior Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


District gets more for scholarships

Scholarship funding for seniors in the William S. Hart Union High School District got a big boost recently in the form of an almost $150,000 grant from the San Francisco-based Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation.

January 25, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


State says it won't pay for Santa Clara River chloride removal

The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District lost a bid Friday to have the costs of removing chloride from the Santa Clara River declared an unfunded mandate that would be subject to state reimbursement.

January 25, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita's December jobless rate drops to 6-year low

Santa Clarita's jobless rate dropped to 5.3 percent in December 2013 - a rate not seen since 2008, when the entire nation began rapidly shedding jobs as a result of the recession.

January 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Smiles all around

It was all smiles Friday for the dozens who turned out at a Valencia practice to receive free dental services ranging from fillings to extractions.

January 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


State fire officials call for brush clearance months early

Warning of an early 2014 fire season, California fire officials Friday called for homeowners statewide to clear 100 feet of defensible space around their homes.

January 24, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ventura County deputy injured in Valencia collision

A Ventura County sheriff's deputy was injured in Valencia on Friday in a collision between a car and a motorcycle.

January 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District’s Request for Funds Denied by State Commission

Sacramento, CA – A state commission today denied the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District's claim that the state-mandated chloride (salt) limit for recycled water discharged to the Santa Clara River is unfunded and reimbursable under the state constitution.

January 24, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assemblyman Wilk Testifies on Santa Clarita Valley Chloride Issue

SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, testified in front of the Commission on State Mandates Board today in response to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board Test Claim for the Upper Santa Clara River Chloride requirements being imposed on the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District. Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste and Santa Clarita City Councilmember TimBen Boydston also joined Assemblyman Wilk.

January 24, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Scott Wilk's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


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