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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


Quakes, wildfires, floods & landslides

In a valley that sits atop numerous earthquake faults and is surrounded by dry hillsides, city and county planners outlined the biggest threats to public safety in the Santa Clarita Valley for the city's Planning Commission on Tuesday.

Planners released the draft version of the safety element of the One Valley One Vision General Plan, a long-term planning document that will act as a sort of constitution for the Santa Clarita Valley. The city and county are developing the final stages of the plan, which likely will be adopted in the spring of 2009.

June 17, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News Briefs

Hart Park hike set for Friday

There will be a free, ranger-led tour of William S. Hart's Horseshoe Ranch, at 7 p.m. Friday. The two-mile hike will offer a bit of history about the 265-acre park named for the late silent film star. Hiking boots and water are recommended. Hart Park is located at 24151 Newhall Ave.. For more information call (661) 259-1750.

June 17, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Honoring those killed while in their youth

Wednesday night, city officials will honor 71 Santa Clarita Valley youth who lost their lives to traffic-related incidents in recent years.

June 16, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita staging quake drill

There probably won't be a whole lotta shakin' goin' on Wednesday morning, but city officials are hoping residents at least play the part.

June 16, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CalArts CAPs showcases young musical talent

The Community Arts Partnership program, dubbed "CAP," links California Institute of the Arts with communities throughout Los Angeles County, offers free after-school and school-based arts programs for youth, such as Sunday's CAP concert at CalArts.

June 16, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district, rights group clash on gay, lesbian issues

According to Diversity Coordinator Greg Lee, teachers and administrators in the Hart district are trained to be sensitive to the needs of gay and lesbian students. However, the president of the Santa Clarita PFLAG chapter says that while the district has made progress, he still feels more could be done.

Dave McEachern, president of the local Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays chapter and a former teacher in the William S. Hart Union High School District, said that despite the district's efforts, there are still incidents of harassment toward gays and lesbians on district campuses.

June 16, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castro prosecutor: 'This was a murder'

SAN FERNANDO - Prosecutors began their closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of a Canyon Country woman accused of killing her husband, focusing on "contradictory statements" she had made to investigators.

June 16, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Paramedic, EMT strike looms

About 60 paramedics and emergency medical technicians working in the Santa Clarita Valley are preparing to go on strike beginning May 2, a union official said late Monday afternoon.

June 16, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City to present safety plan tonight

From earthquakes to floods, Santa Clarita city officials will outline what they think will be the biggest threats to public safety at a study session tonight.

June 16, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


American flags stolen from front lawn

About a year and a half ago, Alex Reza started planting American flags in his front lawn as of silent protest against the war in Iraq.

Last week, his display apparently provoked a silent crime.

June 15, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Public safety study session Tuesday night

From earthquakes to floods, Santa Clarita city officials will outline what they think will be the biggest threats to public safety at a study session Tuesday night.

June 15, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Countdown is on to 5th Summer Meltdown concert

With April being recognized as national "Autism Awareness Month," the final countdown is on to the 2008 "Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness and Social Inclusion Concert."

June 15, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Whittaker-Bermite groundwater cleanup plan set for public comment

State officials prepped to unveil their seven-year plan to clean up contaminated groundwater on the Whittaker-Bermite site have extended the public comment period from 30 to 49 days in anticipation of an enthusiastic response from the community.

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


Red flag warning extended through Wednesday in SCV

National Weather Service forecasters extended a red flag warning through Wednesday in the Santa Clarita Valley and other mountain and valley areas of Southern California, warning of high fire danger and continued high winds and high temperatures.

May 12, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Father pleads not guilty in son’s stabbing

A 56-year-old man ordered to stand trial for the stabbing of his son has pleaded not guilty to the charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

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


Key member of Santa Clarita City Formation Committee to be honored

Mayor Laurene Weste will be hosting a "Lifetime of Service Tribute" to Connie Worden-Roberts, one of the original members of the city's first Planning Commission and a leader in the formation of the city of Santa Clarita.

May 12, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Scholarly Presentation to Examine Phenomena of ‘Cashing in on Crime’

College of the Canyons faculty member Dr. Karyl Kicenski will present an eye-opening discussion focused on the American "prison market," prison privatization and the burgeoning businesses associated with the construction of prison facilities, during the spring 2014 Scholarly Presentation "Cashing in on Crime," taking place May 22, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC).

May 12, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Washington Monument reopens after earthquake

WASHINGTON (AP) - The towering symbol that honors the nation's first president reopened to the public Monday, nearly three years after an earthquake cracked and chipped the 130-year-old stone obelisk.

May 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Photo released of SCV 'upskirt photo victim' skirt

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives today released a small-sized photo of the alleged victim's dress (taken from surveillance video during the incident) in the "upskirt photo victim" case. They're hoping the victim will come forward.

May 12, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus stuntman planning record-breaking firewalk

Three years ago, Saugus stuntman Jayson Dumenigo set the world record for being on fire for the longest period of time - and surviving.

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


Grieving moms get a Mother's Day gift

Some Santa Clarita Valley mothers received an unexpected Mother's Day gift from the folks at Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary Sunday as part of the park's annual Mother's Day raffle.

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


Woman arrested at gunpoint in mall parking lot

An intoxicated woman who allegedly stole a taxi cab at the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall Sunday was arrested at gunpoint by local sheriff's deputies, a sheriff's spokesman said.

May 12, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Red flag warning issued in SCV

High winds and low humidity whipped up a brush fire at a homeless encampment Sunday afternoon, prompting firefighters to get a quick jump on it, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.

May 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Weather: Special Weather Statement

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-ANTELOPE VALLEY-CATALINA ISLAND-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-

May 11, 2014 | Source: National Weather Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Weather: Red Flag warning in effect through Monday

RED FLAG WARNINGS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR THEMOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES FORGUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY....NORTH TO NORTHEAST FLOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS VENTURA AND LOSANGELES COUNTIES THROUGH MONDAY...BRINGING WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS.ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS OF VENTURA COUNTY...WIND GUSTSBETWEEN 35 AND 50 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY THISAFTERNOON...WITH SOMEWHAT WEAKER WINDS TONIGHT AND MONDAY.HOWEVER...RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DROP NOTICEABLY INTO THE SINGLEDIGITS TO MID TEENS TODAY...WITH WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGITS HUMIDITYEXPECTED ON MONDAY. OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES TONIGHT WILL BE POOR. DUETO THE NORTHEAST WINDS ...

May 11, 2014 | Source: National Weather Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV kids get free summer lunches

The old adage "There's no such thing as a free lunch" doesn't apply to Santa Clarita Valley youngsters this summer.

May 10, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita residents roll out for community bike ride

Dozens of community members turned out Saturday for a community bike ride to not only promote the upcoming Amgen Tour of California, but give attendees a look at Santa Clarita's trail system, as well.

May 10, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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