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Nudie's car returned to family

Most women would love to wake up to find a new car in the driveway on the morning of that special Sunday each May, that one day we designate to honor everything a mother does for us during the other 364 (or 365, this year) days of the year.

For Jamie Lee Nudie, she found a whale of a car in front of her house just after lunch on Mother's Day, delivered to her in a trailer all the way from Canada.

July 13, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


County seeks help at polls

An additional 11,300 pollworkers are needed to staff polling places for the California Primary Election on June 3, acting county Registrar-Recorder and Clerk Dean Logan said over the weekend.

"Pollworkers are an essential part of a successful election day," he said. "We have recruited over 18,000 pollworkers, but with the election less than one month away we are still in need of over 11,000 pollworkers."

July 13, 2008 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Princess Cruises opens new rehearsal studios

With a smash of the bottle, a pop of brightly colored confetti and a cut of a red ribbon, Princess Cruises celebrated the opening of its new rehearsal studios in Valencia on Friday.

The 28,000-square-foot property in the Valencia Industrial Center includes five studios for the performers of the on-ship shows to practice in, along with 2,000-square-feet of space for the international cruise liner's IT department, according to Martin Hall, vice president of entertainment and passenger program for Princess Cruises.

July 12, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Summer Meltdown: Bands play to help Yes I Can social inclusion program

The outdoor amphitheater at Golden Valley High School in Canyon Country was transformed into a concert stage as nearly a dozen rock groups performed during the Summer Meltdown concert Saturday afternoon and night.

The music festival, which was headlined by Trapt and featured Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Guilt by Association and Surface Rising, was produced by the William S. Hart Union High School District's Yes I Can program, pairing students with special needs with general education mentors as a way to build social skills.

July 12, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Citations not always issued in collisions

Spending time in our vehicles is a way of life in Southern California and the Santa Clarita Valley. All too often, spending time on the road means we will occasionally be involved in a traffic collision.

Regardless of how many vehicles may be involved, under California's vehicular laws, there is generally a presumption of guilt whenever there is a traffic collision. While not an absolute presumption, one driver is usually at fault.

July 12, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Neighbors rally against project

Around 100 concerned Newhall residents gathered at a neighborhood meeting to voice their opposition to The Avenue at Santa Clarita, a 37-acre proposed residential and commercial center at the old Smiser Ranch mule farm, near Interstate 5, Wiley Canyon Road and Calgrove Boulevard.

Plans for The Avenue at Santa Clarita were submitted by Monteverde Companies in November. Currently, the project would include 800 residencies, retail space and a 300-room hotel with conference center.

July 12, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Juvenile arrested for alleged thefts

A 17-year-old from Canyon Country was arrested Friday night after deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station found what they believed were two stolen laptop computers in the juvenile's bedroom.

Lt. Tom Bryski of the SCV Sheriff's Station said Friday around 9:45 p.m., local deputies visited the home of a juvenile on probation. Bryski said while the 17-year-old was not home, the parents invited the deputies into the house. After visiting the juvenile's room, the deputies found two laptops that they believe were unreported stolen property.

July 12, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested for allegedly stealing metal in Newhall

Jonathan Feenny of Reseda was arrested Saturday in connection with the theft of metal pieces from a Newhall metal yard, according to a sheriff's official.

Lt. Tom Bryski of the SCV Sheriff's Station said around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feenny, 45, allegedly stole metal pieces from a business near The Old Road and Weldon Canyon Road in Newhall. After loading his truck with the goods, the man drove to a San Fernando Valley recycling shop to collect money for the pieces.

July 12, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


First Amendment Scholarship applications being accepted

The application package for the 12th Annual Randy Wicks Memorial First Amendment Scholarship is now available to graduating local high school seniors and students at College of the Canyons.

The Santa Clarita Valley Press Club will award the Wicks scholarship to a local graduating high school student who has chosen a First Amendment-related college major.

July 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Restraining order dropped on sergeant

A retired CHP sergeant who was convicted of attacking a Valencia jogger in 2007 had the restraining order against him dissolved this week, while the jogger was slapped with a restraining order, an attorney said Friday.

After an all-day hearing in a San Fernando courtroom Thursday, Steven Gilbert was issued a restraining order to stay away from Dwight McDonald, according to McDonald's attorney, Ross Stucker of Santa Clarita. In January McDonald was found guilty of attacking Gilbert last year.

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


Program aims to generate interest in college

Some local junior high students got a taste of college life Friday when they visited College of the Canyons.

The visit was part of COC's "College, Making It Happen" program, which is designed to get seventh and eighth graders to start thinking about college and lifetime careers.

July 11, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nearly 300 receive degrees

Proud parents, friends and family members, most bundled up for the unseasonably chilly Southern California weather, gathered in the COC stadium Friday evening for The Master's College's 81st annual commencement service.

Holding cameras, gift bags and congratulatory bouquets, they watched as around 300 students, including some from across the nation and around the world, received diplomas from the Christian liberal arts college located in Newhall.

July 11, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart teacher resigns

A Hart district staff member accused of inappropriate contact with a student has resigned from the district, according to a statement released Friday.

The resignation takes effect in June, and the counselor will be paid through the end of the school year, district officials said.

July 11, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stamp costs going up Monday

It's that time again. Postal rates are going up.

On Monday, the U.S. Postal Service is bumping up the price of a first-class by

July 11, 2008 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Where can employees afford to live locally?

As transportation and housing concerns continue to be major issues in the Santa Clarita Valley, local leaders gathered to brainstorm ways to incorporate affordable housing to the local area during the Valley Industrial Association's symposium.

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


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COC graduates largest-ever class

More than 1,300 students at College of the Canyons were urged to look forward and write the next chapter in their lives' stories Friday as they donned their caps and gowns to celebrate commencement.

June 06, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


California Legacy License Plates will be pressed

Sacramento, CA – In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 1658 and created the California Legacy License Plate Program, he wanted to do something nice for those who preserve California's classic-car heritage.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Mike Gatto's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


DUI checkpoint planned in SCV tonight

On Friday, June 6th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

June 06, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


PHOTOS: Happy trails, Cowboys

June 06, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dozens attend meeting on high-speed rail

Around 90 people turned out Thursday night for a community meeting to hear the latest updates on the California High-Speed Rail project and discuss the routes being considered as the bullet train makes its way from Palmdale to Los Angeles, which includes potential routes through the Santa Clarita Valley.

June 05, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies arrest attempted kidnapping suspect in Canyon Country

A man who attempted to force a woman into his car was arrested at gunpoint without incident in Canyon Country Thursday night, according to a sergeant at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

June 05, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local sheriff's deputies carry out probation sweep

On Thursday, June 5, 2014, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's Special Assignment Team (SAT) and the Summer Violent Crime Enforcement Program (SVCEP) conducted a multiple-location parole/probation compliance operation during the early morning hours. The deputies were accompanied by a Los Angeles County Probation Officer. This morning's operation included locations in Canyon Country, Saugus, Newhall, and Val Verde.

June 05, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Report of man annoying students near Hart High

Parents and students were warned of a man annoying students near Hart High School today, a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District said.

June 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fire doused in gym at The Master’s College

Santa Clarita Valley firefighters worked "delicately" to contain a small fire that broke out Thursday in the ceiling of the newly renovated gymnasium at The Master's College, a fire spokesman said.

June 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC students to take part in pinning ceremony

Seven students from College of the Canyon's medical lab technician program will take part in a pinning ceremony tonight.

June 05, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Samuel Dixon announces new CEO

The Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers announced today that Philip Solomon is taking over as the new chief executive officer of the organization. Solomon has served as Samuel Dixon's chief operating officer for the past two years and has a long history working for non-profits.

June 05, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Photos: Forward, march

June 05, 2014 | Katharine Lotze | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dancing hamster faces fraud charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who played a dancing hamster in Kia car commercials and was a backup dancer for Madonna has been charged with California disability fraud.

June 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Military jet crashes into neighborhood

MPERIAL, Calif. (AP) - A Marine jet crashed into a residential area in a Southern California desert community Wednesday, exploding and setting two homes on fire. The pilot ejected safely, and there was no immediate word of any injuries on the ground.

June 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students injured in car crash continue to improve

Five teenage girls injured in a late-night crash last weekend, including a Canyon High School sophomore who remains in the hospital in intensive care, continue to improve, according to a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District.

June 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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