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Castro murder trial resumes today

The murder trial against Esperanza Castro resumes today after an eight-day recess. Judge Burt Pines, who called the recess for administrative reasons, sent the jurors home after they heard testimony on behalf of the prosecution on March 25.

Esperanza Castro is on trial for murdering her husband, Ramon Castro, who was found dead in his pickup truck under a Highway 14 overpass on Sierra Highway on March 23, 2006. The night before, Esperanza Castro had called deputies to report a burglary at her home - less than one hour after Ramon Castro was killed. A neighbor and key witness for the ...

June 04, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two men rob woman at gunpoint outside of store

Deputies were searching Wednesday evening for two men who committed an armed robbery in a parking lot outside a convenience store in Saugus.

The robbery occurred shortly after 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at the 7-Eleven located on the corner of Bouquet Canyon Road and Urbandale Avenue.

June 04, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fallen officers to be honored Friday

Thirty-eight years after four CHP officers died in a shootout, officials are gathering Friday to dedicate a stretch of Interstate 5 in their memory.

It was the night of April 6, 1970, when California Highway Patrol officers Roger Gore and Walt Frago got a call about two men brandishing a gun near Jay's Coffee Shop close to the intersection of The Old Road and Magic Mountain Parkway.

June 04, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crews remodel Castaic animal shelter

For the first time since it opened 30 years ago, the dog kennels at the Castaic Animal Shelter are getting a makeover.

A private donor provided the funds to allow for substantial refurbishment of the 48 cages that house the dogs, shelter manager Karen Stepp said.

June 04, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Miles of traffic lights synchronized

The Old Road is now the synchronized road.

County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich met with representatives of Castaic and West Ranch on Wednesday to flip the switch on synchronized traffic signals along the western road that runs parallel to Interstate 5.

June 04, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sierra Vista fitness expo

Sierra Vista Junior High School is hosting a fitness expo Friday to showcase to the community its new physical education curriculum and commitment to health and fitness.

June 04, 2008 | By Randall Mah For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV to Palmdale airport link up and running

The world just got smaller Wednesday with the first ever bus ride to LA/Palmdale Regional Airport from Canyon Country.

June 04, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Spierer picks up firefighters' endorsement

Santa Clarita City Council candidate Bob Spierer has picked up an endorsement from Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014, who join the Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs and other groups in backing the former sheriff's captain.

June 04, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bill streamlines politicians' finance filings

A central California state senator has introduced a bill that would allow state and local public officials to electronically disclose their financial records, which could eventually allow the information to be available for the public's view online.

A bill introduced by Sen. Jeff Denham, R-Merced, would permit the city of Santa Clarita to allow local candidates and officials to electronically file their Statements of Economic Interests, or Form 700s.

June 03, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Probation received for dog assault of IRS officer

A Santa Clarita woman was sentenced to two years probation on Monday for unleashing her two dogs on an Internal Revenue Service worker who came to her door last year.

June 03, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Engine burn in Valencia causes blaze

A conveyor belt engine inside a 5,000 square-foot warehouse in Valencia burned, causing a small fire and large amounts of smoke late Monday evening.

Five people who worked at the warehouse at the time of the fire were transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for smoke inhalation.

June 03, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Future Golden Oak students visit new elementary school

The four yellow school buses, filled with students from Fair Oaks Ranch and Valley View elementary schools, had to maneuver around barricades onto a road that is not yet open, passing construction vehicles and workers along the way. The looks on children's faces when they reached their destination - their brand new school - made it worth the journey.

The students were visiting Golden Oak Elementary School, the newest school in the Sulphur Springs School District, which will open this fall in Canyon Country with around 330 students.

June 03, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CHP inspector succumbs to lung cancer

After a short bout with lung cancer, longtime California Highway Patrol commercial vehicle inspector

June 03, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crime watch

Woman has vehicle stolen by her date

June 02, 2008 | Parimal Rohit | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC's new campus inspires artists

Most people go to college to be inspired, but instead of finding inspiration in the classroom, members of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association found it in the rolling hills, distant mountains and vast skies surrounding College of the Canyons' new Canyon Country campus.

June 02, 2008 | Sharon Cotal | 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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