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Food pantries see surge in demand

Two local food pantries are seeing a big spike in demand as more Santa Clarita Valley families are feeling the pinch of a tight economy.

August 26, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Juni Fisher to perform at Rattlesnake Slim's

August 26, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fireworks show volunteers needed

Want the best seat in the house for this year's fireworks show at Westfield Town Center?

August 26, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


School district to raise $6.5M

• Castaic Mello-Roos properties to provide income, but that doesn't guarantee new high school will be built

August 25, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Meadows students dominate in philosophy slam

The youngsters at Meadows Elementary School in Valencia are on top of their game when it comes to understanding global warming.

Ten-year-old Hunter Shapiro-Throckmorton was given the title of "The Most Philosophical Fourth Grader in America" and 10-year-old Camryn Patterson was named "The Most Artistic Student in America" after submitting their award-winning entries to the 2008 Kids Philosophy Slam.

August 25, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local water officials discuss drought crisis tonight

Local water officials are expected to hear tonight about the state's "impending water crisis" and about implications of the governor's recent declaration of a drought, from the lobbyists they pay to stay close to politicians in Sacramento.

Lobbyists Ralph F. Simoni and Dennis K. Albiani of California Advocates, Inc., are expected to debrief members of the Castaic Lake Water Agency's Government Relations and Outreach Committee tonight via conference call on the implications of the governor possibly declaring an emergency.

August 25, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Name released of motorcyclist killed Sunday

The motorcyclist who died on Soledad Canyon Road in Agua Dulce was identified as Palmdale resident Dan Bullard, 55, according to the California Highway Patrol.

August 25, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two Palmdale men killed in car crash

Two Palmdale men were killed after their vehicle spun out of control near Acton on Sunday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol. A third Palmdale man was seriously injured.

August 25, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon High receives district's diversity award

In recognition of its "Breaking Down the Walls" workshops, Camp Darfur reenactment event and Yes I Can program - among other activities that promote harmony among social groups - Canyon High School has received the Hart district's Valuing Diversity Award for the 2007-08 school year.

August 25, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bikers bar-hop for Hunger Defense Fund

Anyone in Canyon Country hoping to take advantage of the first lazy Sunday of summer and sleep in probably had a rude awakening when nearly 60 motorcylists revved their engines and rumbled down Soledad Canyon Road shortly after 10 a.m.

Thankfully, those motorcyclists were among Santa Clarita Valley's philanthropists, as they bar-hopped throughout the SCV to benefit the Santa Clarita Hunger Defense Fund as part of the 4th Annual Renegade Classics Summer Kick Off Poker Run.

August 24, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hybrid vehicles on display at Whole Foods

Lost in the outcry of rising gasoline prices in the Santa Clarita Valley and around the world is the amount of emissions and waste emanating from our vehicles. Automobile-makers are trying to do their part in building vehicles that are cleaner and more fuel efficient.

Many auto manufacturers are building electric or hydrogen cell vehicles that are consistent with California's stringent rules on engine emissions. However, a few auto manufacturers have developed a technology known as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles, which only emit 10 percent emissions from their engines.

August 24, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Continuing a cultural tradition

For more than 10 months, the children of the Joga family have been dedicating countless hours to rehearsing and preparing their Lithuanian Folk Dance.

But the weekly trips to St. Casimir's in Los Angeles for their practice sessions will soon come to an end as the Saugus teens prepare to debut their skills at the 13th Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival, set to take place in Los Angeles at the beginning of July.

August 24, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcycle rider dies in solo crash

A solo motorcycle crash proved fatal Sunday morning, claiming the life of a 55-year-old motorcyclist driving northbound on Soledad Canyon Road near Agua Dulce, according to Officer Kevin Pack of the California Highway Patrol.

Shortly after 10:45 a.m., the motorcyclist, whose name was not yet released by authorities, drove along Soledad Canyon Road when he apparently lost control at an embankment and veered off the road, according to Pack.

August 24, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


High school, district named after film star William S. Hart

According to the school history on the Hart High School Web site, actor and director William S. Hart was very touched by the board of education naming both the school district and the first school after him - despite the fact that he had suggested the school be named after Civil War General John Fremont.

The district was actually originally given the title "Santa Clarita High School District," but the name was soon changed to honor Hart, local Western film star and community benefactor.

August 24, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City planning a block party

The City of Santa Clarita is having a block party.

Before you start putting your barbecue in the trunk and your drinks on ice, however, be aware that the party is open only to those who live in a particular neighborhood, specially chosen by City officials.

August 24, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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SCV Deputies Conduct Juvenile Crime and Narcotics Suppression / Curfew Enforcement Patrol Operation

On Friday, June 13, 2014, through the early morning hours of Saturday, June 14, 2014, deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) along with deputies from the Crime Impact Team (CIT) and station COBRA detectives conducted a late night saturation patrol operation using patrol vehicles, deputies on bicycles, and deputies on foot patrol. The deputies deployed on the paseos, trails, and streets throughout the city of Santa Clarita. The operation began at 9:00 pm and went into the early morning hours.

June 18, 2014 | Source: SCV Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Recruitment scheduled for 40 construction jobs

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center will host a free Skilled Trade Construction recruitment on Friday, June 26 2014 at 11:00 a.m. for 40 full-time positions immediately available with Masco Contractor Services. The event will be held at College of the Canyons in Suite 250 at the University Center, located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road. All attendees must arrive on or before 11:00 a.m.

June 18, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita Valley | Santa Clarita Valley News


LASD officer takes stand for third day

LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Internal Affairs lieutenant testified Tuesday he ran a separate investigation that focused on an FBI agent while the FBI conducted its civil rights probe at Men's Central Jail in 2011.

June 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Want to join the world's largest swim lesson?

The City of Santa Clarita invites residents of all ages to head over to the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. and participate in an attempt to set a new record for The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™. At the free event, residentswill join thousands of kids and families across the globe in a 30-minute swim lesson that organizers hope will not only break the World Record, but teach life-saving water safety skills and spread the word that learning to swim saves lives.

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


Olympic-sized pool for Castaic in planning stages

The Castaic Aquatic Center has been open only a year, but already county parks officials and Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich are talking about Phase 2: an Olympic-sized pool for the Santa Clarita Valley swimming center.

June 17, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


County OKs $160,000 contract for SCV Senior Center

County supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with a contract that would provide more than $160,000 to the organization that runs the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, money the center will use to provide care management services, according to officials.

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


Board likes SCV homeless shelter right where it is

Santa Clarita Valley homeless shelter officials have considered a number of possible permanent locations for the shelter and are considering a bid to keep it right where it is, a board member said Tuesday.

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


Arrests made in Canyon Country street robbery case

On Sunday, May 25, 2014 a robbery was reported to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Deputies. The robbery occurred at 12:05 am in the area of Sierra Highway and Via Princessa. The victim reportedly was riding his bicycle on the path close to the wash area when he was surrounded by eight males. One of the males pulled out a handgun and pointed it at him. The males then stole the victim's wallet, backpack, cell phone, and credit cards. This robbery occurred just after another robbery was reported earlier that same evening, at the same location with ...

June 17, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Road work to impact traffic on Lyons Avenue

Residents are being cautioned to expect traffic delays along Lyons Avenue this summer as a wide stretch of one of the Santa Clarita Valley's most-traveled thoroughfares will be undergoing work as part of Santa Clarita's street maintenance program.

June 17, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors approve upgraded Castaic fire station

Members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to award a contract for construction of an upgraded fire station in Castaic.

June 17, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


California budget highest ever passed

Santa Clarita Valley legislators mostly split along party lines Monday in reviewing the state's new $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year, the highest spending plan ever passed for the Golden State.

June 17, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two times the talent

A picture of Alanna and Gennelle Dedek hangs near the bottom of the stairs in their parents' Canyon Country home.

June 17, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


USA draws SCV crowds for World Cup

As the United States Men's National Soccer Team scored during the first minute Monday, Greg Montgomery, visiting Santa Clarita from San Antonio, Texas, on business, was at BJ's Restaurant in Valencia to watch it.

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


Supervisors to consider upgraded Castaic fire station

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote Tuesday on an upgraded fire station for Castaic.

June 16, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspect in SCV cold case makes FBI fugitive list

The prime suspect in the near-fatal stabbing of a local man 16 years ago has been added to the FBI's fugitive profile website, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Monday.

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


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