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CHP checkpoint nets 4 arrests for DUI

Narrowing things down is a major facet of sobriety checkpoints. Between 8 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday, California Highway Patrol officers screened 315 vehicles on Sierra Highway near Sand Canyon Road.

Of those, Officer John Lutz said 15 drivers performed field sobriety tests.

June 11, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Largest voter turnout in a decade?

Tuesday's City Council election may have seen the largest voter turnout in 10 years, according to preliminary estimates from the Santa Clarita City Clerk's office.

More than 13,400 voters cast their ballots for Tuesday's election, according to City Clerk Sharon Dawson. A total of 12,408 ballots were included in Tuesday night's results and Dawson said she estimates her office still needs to verify about 1,000 absentee and provisional ballots. The result of that count will be announced Monday.

June 11, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon: 'I want the victory'

On the heels of two days of testimony by America's top general in Iraq, U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon stood behind the war effort Wednesday.

"As we enter the fifth year of the war ... it's important to remind the American people what we're fighting for," McKeon, R-Calif., said during a conference call with several reporters. "The results produced by the surge are important and impressive."

June 11, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ender, Kellar win Santa Clarita City Council race

Santa Clarita voters chose Laurie Ender and Bob Kellar to fill the City Council's two expiring seats, according to unofficial results released late Tuesday evening.

June 10, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two winners celebrate with family, friends

As preliminary results from Tuesday's City Council election showed Laurie Ender and Bob Kellar snagging the open council seats, the two celebrated their wins with parties around Santa Clarita.

June 10, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Defense begins its case in Castro trial

SAN FERNANDO - On day one of the defense's case in the trial of Esperanza Castro, two witnesses testified about what they saw happening around the Castro house near the time of Ramon Castro's murder.

June 10, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local Boys & Girls Club nets Disney donation

The local Boys & Girls Club has netted some help from the Magic Kingdom.

June 10, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hospital hosts blood drive

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is hoping Santa Clarita residents will "spring into action" Thursday and donate blood during the hospital's Spring Blood Drive.

June 10, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


News brief: County opens local veterans service office

The county Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has opened a veterans service office in Newhall, designed to provide information and assistance with benefits and services.

June 10, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


VOTE FINAL: Ender, Kellar win

UPDATE 10:15 p.m.: ENDER & KELLAR WIN

June 10, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer & Stephen K. Peeples Signal Staff Writer & Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


In the Wednesday Signal

Here's one of the stories we're working on for Wednesday's Signal:

Castro defense questions witnesses

June 09, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Farmers market returns Thursday

The Farmers' Market is returning to downtown Newhall Thursday with 20 vendors and live entertainment.

June 09, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Foundation hosts annual wine tasting fundraiser

The College of the Canyons Foundation will showcase its second edition of the "In Good Taste" series, a cultural exploration of superior dessert wines and the classic sweets that accompany them, on April 18.

June 09, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


State PTA would like to 'Flunk the Budget'

Flunk the state budget, not the state's children.

June 09, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Updated: Pyramid Lake open again

Fishermen, outdoorsy types and boaters can put Pyramid Lake back on their places-to-visit list.

June 09, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Problems could arise with concurrent elections, official says

In a bid to avoid a lawsuit and increase voter involvement, Santa Clarita has agreed to change its city elections to November starting in 2016. But the change could cause additional wrinkles in the voting process, according to a county elections official.

May 04, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Val Verde residents explore, add to treasures of the times

Val Verde residents and other community members can explore artifacts on display from a time capsule buried in 1939 as the cornerstone of the Val Verde swimming pool, which was unearthed in 1994.

May 03, 2014 | Photos by Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Culture, dance center stage at Cinco de Mayo event in Newhall

Dance, music, tradition and celebration brightened up the streets of Old Town Newhall at the annual Cinco de Mayo event, "A Celebration of Latino Culture," presented by the Latino Chamber of Commerce on Saturday.

May 03, 2014 | Photos by Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Signal takes home collection of CNPA awards

Signal Multimedia took home four awards, including top honors for enterprise reporting and feature photography, in an annual competition, the California Newspaper Publishers Association announced Saturday.

May 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Author visits SCV shopping center

Author Gregory Orfalea will be discussing his book "Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra's Dream and the Founding of California" on Saturday, May 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita officials stick with Monday deadline for billboard referendum petitions

After some uncertainty Friday, Santa Clarita city officials announced the billboard referendum petition must be turned in to the Santa Clarita City Clerk by 5:30 p.m. Monday.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


KB Home plans 278 more homes in Santa Clarita

Builder KB Home is preparing to build 278 new homes in the Plum Canyon area of the Santa Clarita Valley, an executive with the company said Friday.

May 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Meet and greet' with artists scheduled Tuesday

The city of Santa Clarita invites local artists to explore the world of public art from a business perspective with a free Panel Discussion on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street. No RSVP is required to attend.

May 02, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


California may remove ‘man and woman’ state law

A bill that would strike the traditional definition of marriage from California law was approved by the state Senate this week after the U.S. and state supreme courts allowed same-sex unions to resume last year.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district sites make top schools list

Several high schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District received national rankings this year, according to U.S. News and World Report.

May 02, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


U.S. gains 288k jobs, most in 2 years; rate 6.3 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years, the strongest evidence to date that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita hosts community bike ride

Celebrate Bike Safety Month this May with the City of Santa Clarita's FREE Hit the Trail community bike ride, presented by Total Financial Solutions, on Saturday, May 10. The family-friendly ride and rally will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Bridgeport Park.

May 02, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


World Run to bring road closures in Santa Clarita

As exciting as it will be to host a portion of a world-wide race, Santa Clarita drivers out-and-about early Sunday morning will need to strategically plan their routes.

May 02, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Business tax board opens office locally

The Board of Equalizationopened its newest office in Santa Clarita on Magic Mountain Parkway and Tourney Road in April.

May 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crash victim gets some helping hands

One man was injured and taken to the hospital Thursday after his truck left the southbound lanes of Highway 14 and crashed on an embankment, prompting about a dozen concerned witnesses to stop and hold his truck stationary, according to the emergency response officials.

May 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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