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Sentencing of Mom-Son Team Delayed

Sentencing for Michael Lugo and Cynthia Brandon, the mother-son duo who were convicted of burglary last year, was postponed until April 24.

May 02, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Top County Planners Miss Parcel in Las Lomas Review

Top county planners assigned to look into the ownership of Las Lomas property are going back to the drawing board after The Signal called asking about a key parcel of Las Lomas property left out of their review.

May 02, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Charges Dropped Against 2 Fired-Upon Men

The Sheriff's Department has released two Canyon Country men who were arrested this week after a sheriff's deputy opened fire on a man reportedly seen spray-painting graffiti on a wall.

May 02, 2008 | Josh Premako | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mayor Named Top Newsmaker

Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar was named Newsmaker of the Year, City Councilman TimBen Boydston was named most controversial, and the nonprofit Santa Clarita Valley Disaster Coalition was named Organization of the Year during the 12th annual SCV Press Club Newsmaker Awards Friday night at the Hyatt Valencia.

May 02, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nest Threatens Power Line's Replacement

As the Santa Clarita Valley continues to grow and expand, there is a concern and movement to sustain growth without exhausting natural resources. Finding ways to balance growth with the environment has come to a crossroads. That crossroads can be found in Saugus, where a proposed renewable energy project may threaten the nesting grounds of federally-protected Red-tailed hawks.

May 01, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bias-Motivated Acts Decline in Hart District

Acts motivated by prejudice against another student because of race, religion or sexual orientation have decreased more than 50 percent in the Hart district compared to this time last year, according to a report presented by Hart District Diversity Coordinator Greg Lee.

May 01, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Convicted Murderer's Mother Speaks Out

While Robert Wheeler was sentenced last week to serve two life sentences plus 100 years to life, his mother sought out a voice to prevent similar crimes from occurring in the future.

May 01, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canceled Concert Costs $30,000

Although a heavy rainstorm forced the city of Santa Clarita to cancel the Gin Blossoms concert following the Amgen Tour of California on Saturday night, the city is hoping the $30,000 it paid for the show doesn't go to waste.

April 30, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


County: Developer Doesn't Own All of Las Lomas

Top County planners have concluded that half of the Las Lomas property is owned by an elderly Van Nuys man and his disabled wife, as revealed by The Signal earlier this month.

April 30, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hospital Contract OK'd

After working without a contract for nearly a month, the union nursing assistants, technicians and clerks at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital accepted the hospital's latest proposal in a close vote Wednesday night.

April 30, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two-year-old Injured in Collision Involving Alcohol

A Palmdale woman was arrested Thursday morning after driving her vehicle off the side of the freeway near Canyon Country, severely injuring her two-year-old son, whose child seat was not properly secure.

Angela Bass, 41, was driving a Chevrolet on northbound Highway 14 near Sand Canyon Road around 12:15 a.m. when her vehicle veered in lanes, hit the center divider and subsequently went off the side of the freeway into a steep, sloping dirt embankment. According to CHP officers, Bass was allegedly driving under the influence at the time of the incident, though her blood alcohol level was ...

April 30, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies Fire on Vandalism Suspects

Sheriff's deputies opened fire on and arrested three Canyon Country men after observing one of them vandalizing a wall, five days after another deputy-involved shooting. There were no reported injuries.

April 30, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


In the Friday Signal

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

* The mother of convicted killer Robert Wheeler spoke with The Signal about not being allowed to make a final statement in court, after her son was sentenced to life in prison for a Jan. 1, 2005 shooting rampage that left one dead and two injured.

April 30, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local Seniors Participate in City Council Debate

With the Santa Clarita City Council election less than six weeks away, candidates' discussion forums and debates have intensified. The most recent candidates' forum took place at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center on Wednesday afternoon, with nearly 75 concerned seniors attending to hear what the candidates had to say about their visions for the valley if they are elected on April 8.

April 30, 2008 | Parimal Rohit | Santa Clarita Valley News


City Attorney Checking Into Activist's Claim

Santa Clarita City Attorney Carl Newton is compiling a report to look into the legal requirements for council members to report their personal earnings, after a local activist at Tuesday night's City Council meeting accused Mayor Bob Kellar of inadequately reporting his investments.

April 30, 2008 | Katherine Geyer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Shoplifter confronts guard, flees Canyon Country store

A shoplifter who grappled with a security guard at a Santa Clarita clothing store Wednesday got away with about $50 worth of merchandise, sheriff's officials said.

May 14, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: SCV firefighters prep for worst day yet

Los Angeles County fire officials upped firefighter staffing countywide and extended a fire danger warning into Thursday, preparing for the crescendo of the current Southern California heat wave.

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


June trial date expected in COC Voting Rights Act lawsuit

A trial is scheduled to begin in June in the case of a lawsuit against the Santa Clarita Community College District alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.

May 14, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tiff erupts over council committee assignments

A shuffling of Santa Clarita City Council committee assignments as a result of a newly elected councilman resulted in some hurt feelings at Tuesday night's meeting.

May 14, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


20-year-old vandal serves 1 month, gets 3 years probation

A 20-year-old man found guilty in December of spray-painting sexually explicit graffiti on at least three vehicles and a Valencia home was placed on three years probation Wednesday after serving 28 days in jail, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

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


SCV congressional candidates lay out qualifications at forum

Candidates running to replace the Santa Clarita Valley's longtime congressman come from a variety of different professional and personal backgrounds, but each said Wednesday it's his experience that makes him qualified for office.

May 14, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two Wilk bills pass fiscal committee uncontested

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R- Santa Clarita, had two bills pass the Assembly Appropriations committee; each bill receiving unanimous support.

May 14, 2014 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Scott Wilk | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita adds tennis courts, dog park lights to Central Park improvement list

New sports fields are currently under construction at Central Park in Saugus. But Santa Clarita city officials are eyeing more improvements at the location under their proposed spending plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

May 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV legislators respond to proposed $108 billion California budget

California's tax windfall lifted Gov. Jerry Brown's spending plan to a record level Tuesday, but the Democratic governor cautioned that the surplus is needed for higher-than-expected health care costs and an underfunded teachers' pension system.

May 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Canyon Country man arrested in gun club theft

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies acting on a tip have arrested the man they believe is the gun club burglar, recovering all the loot stolen from a Newhall gun club - except a bottle of water, a sheriff's deputy said Tuesday.

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


Santa Clarita’s Bike to Work Day is Thursday

It's time to leave your car at home, dust off that bike in the garage and peddle to work because Thursday is the 11th annual Bike to Work Day.

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


CORRECTION: Longtime SCV leader to be honored at event

Connie Worden-Roberts, one of the Santa Clarita Valley's most tireless and effective volunteer leaders who served on the city formation committee and on its first Planning Commission, will be honored for a lifetime of achievement Friday at a special event in Newhall.

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


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 13, 2014

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May 13, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV, meet your Wylde neighbor

A legendary heavy metal performer once said that if his band moved next door to you, your lawn would die.

May 13, 2014 | By Cary Osborne Signal Assistant Managing Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ground broken on permanent structure for Vasquez High School

Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District officials celebrated Monday as ground was broken on the first permanent structure at Vasquez High School, an event for which parents and district officials have waited some 15 years.

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


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