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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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Keep them busy at the Boys & Girls Club

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


Thirsty mountain lion spotted in Saugus

In this heat, humans are not the only living beings seeking cooler ground. Last week, it was a bear trying to take a swim. This morning, a mountain lion was apparently thirsty.

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


Gas prices close in on $5 point

Since breaking the $4 point just a month ago, the price of gas in the Santa Clarita Valley has continued its rapid rise and one local analyst believes that it will soon hit $5 a gallon.

August 23, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Coalition forms to raise issues at city hall

Got a problem in Saugus? Newhall's got your back.

August 23, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Hang up and drive' about to become California law

Come July 1, it's time to hang up and drive.

August 23, 2008 | By Parimal Rohit & Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mechanic builds hybrid converters

At first glance, it looks like a standard part of the car: a tall black cylinder that fits neatly in the back of a car's front bumper.

August 23, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Castaic High faces delay

Hart district officials have pushed back the projected opening date for long-awaited Castaic High School another year as they work to get necessary permits.

June 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Queens, princesses crowned in Miss Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Pageant

Regional queens and princesses were crowned Saturday as the second night of the 35th annual Miss Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Pageant, "The Magic of the Crown," came to a close.

June 14, 2014 | Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon High grad will get special welcome home

Tyler Hawkins, a 25-year-old graduate of Canyon High School who was a standout linebacker on Harry Welch's 2005 championship team and won an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, comes home on leave this week, and his parents want to throw him a surprise party.

June 14, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water district switching to flat rate

Newhall County Water District officials have pulled the plug on a tiered water rate structure initially designed to encourage ratepayers to conserve water.

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


Liquid meth the newest way to fool border agents

Law-enforcement officials say they've detected a new wrinkle in the cross-border trafficking of methamphetamine: drug makers are creating a liquid form of meth to more easily smuggle it into the United States from Mexico.

June 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Touch-a-Truck raises funds for SCV Senior Center

Touch-A-Truck, a family friendly outdoor event that provides attendees with an up-close look at a variety of different vehicles, was held Saturday at Central Park in Saugus. Funds raised from the event went to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.

June 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car show raises money for Gentle Barn

Dozens of vehicles went on display Saturday for an event meant to thrill gearheads and support The Gentle Barn.

June 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | 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 June 15-21, 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). More information about the project is here.

June 14, 2014 | Source: California Department of Transportation | Santa Clarita Valley News


Go Kings Go

The Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup in Game 5 versus the New York Rangers on Friday.

June 13, 2014 | Photo by Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of June 15-22, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line.

June 13, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Flag Day is Saturday

Santa Clarita workers mounted American flags on light standards throughout the city Friday in preparation for Flag Day - an idea hatched by a Wisconsin school teacher.

June 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Sheriff’s lieutenant denies wrongdoing in federal obstruction trial

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department administrators were safeguarding an informant from retaliation when they had him transferred from Men's Central Jail to more secure satellite facilities - not hiding him in a bid to block a federal probe of alleged jailhouse misconduct - a lieutenant testified Friday.

June 13, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Guglielmelli pleads no contest in murder-for-hire plot

A Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife, who's a model, faces nine years in prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder Friday.

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


SCV residents invited to ‘Fill the Boot’

Santa Clarita Valley firefighters were out in force today inviting people to "Fill the Boot" to help fight neuromuscular diseases.

June 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jam Session goes Japanese in Newhall

June 12, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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