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City tinkers with artificial turf to save water

In their latest effort to go green, Santa Clarita city officials are tinkering with the city's turf to slim down on the city's water use.

Take a second glance at the impeccably-manicured grass on the street median in the middle of Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia and you'll see a pilot project that could mean converting all of the city's street median mini-lawns to synthetic turf.

July 02, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Famous choreographer steps out with local dance team

World renowned choreographer Mia Michaels and judge of the Fox TV hit show "So You Think You Can Dance," took a few hours Wednesday to work with more than 60 dancers from the Santa Clarita STARS dance team, which is directed by Holly and Kevin Diaz.

The chance for the young dancers ranging in age from 5 to 18, was the culmination of a year's collaboration between Michaels and The Dance Experience dance studio, where the STARS dance team is located. This year's STARS dance team production number is based on Michaels' quote, "If you dance with your ...

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


Duo comes to rescue of Iwo Jima veteran

An Agua Dulce woman and a fellow "Devil Dog" Marine are among those showing their support for one particular troop - a U.S. Marine who fought at Iwo Jima now asked to pay $4,000 to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Wendy, who asked that her last name not be used, wants to set things right between retired Staff Sgt. Carl Diekman of the U.S. Marines Fifth Division and the federal agency demanding he return $3,936 in overpayments made to him.

July 02, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Cinco de Mayo fest planned in Val Verde

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


Paramedics end three-day strike

Just days after ambulance drivers walked off the job, the strike is over.

July 02, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Two mountain lions spotted in Newhall

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


Health fair scheduled for Saturday

The city of Santa Clarita and the county will host the second annual Community Health Fair on Saturday at the Santa Clarita Community Center in Newhall.

July 01, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hearing for suspect in infant murder postponed

The pretrial conference scheduled for Tuesday in the upcoming criminal trial against Jacqueline Linaras was postponed until June 12, according to Judge Alice Hill of the San Fernando Superior Court.

Nearly two years after she was charged with murder and assault on a child for allegedly dumping her dead newborn daughter in a trash bin, Linaras was set to appear in Dept. G of the San Fernando Superior Court on Tuesday for her pretrial conference.

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


Plan sets aside land around valley's rim

A bill that could lead to expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor is headed to the president's desk after it passed in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday.

The Rim of the Valley Corridor Study Act would allow for a study to be conducted to determine the potential impact of expanding the nation's largest urban national park to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor.

July 01, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman arrested for stealing mail

A traffic stop on Sierra Highway turned into an arrest on drug and mail theft-related charges, an official at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Tuesday.

Sharon Mozo, 29, of North Hollywood, was arrested Monday morning after deputies pulled her over during a routine traffic stop near Sierra Highway and Dolan Way.

July 01, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart: Budget cuts won't hurt pupils

The Hart district was in the process of restructuring its special education program even before the jobs of 30 resource instructional assistants were cut from the district budget, an official with the district said Tuesday.

The district governing board voted to eliminate all 30 resource instructional assistant positions in March as part of more than $10 million in cuts that were needed to meet the state's proposed budget require-ments.

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


Pedophile bill clears hurdle in Legislature

An anti-pedophile bill introduced by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth passed through the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, clearing what his staff calls a "major legislative hurdle."

Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, introduced the Surrogate Stalker Act in response to self-proclaimed pedophile Jack McClellan visiting the Santa Clarita Valley in 2007.

July 01, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News brief

About 243 Valencia residents and Southern California Edison customers went without electricity for more than four hours Sunday night.

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


Trial nears in infant death case

Nearly two years after she was charged with murder and assault on a child for allegedly dumping her dead newborn daughter in a trash bin, Jacqueline Linaras is set to appear in Dept. G of the San Fernando Superior Court today for her pretrial conference.

Attorneys from both sides will discuss formal evidence and file potential motions with the judge. At today's hearing, Judge Alice Hill will oversee the proceedings.

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


Paramedics, EMTs go on strike

With labor negotiations at a standstill, more than 60 Santa Clarita Valley paramedics and emergency medical technicians were among those who rejected American Medical Response's most recent offer and carried through with a planned strike Monday morning.

Corporate officials say they will keep the service going with assistance from other ambulance firms and hope to see a quick end to the strike.

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


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SCV firefighters get 'all call' order

Extra firefighters and extra equipment were rolled out in the Santa Clarita Valley Thursday due in part to the Colby Fire in Glendora.

January 16, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Sheriff's team saves suicidal man from jumping off cliff

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at approximately 10:05am deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station received a call for service regarding a 42-year-old male who was possibly suicidal. A short time later, the man's vehicle was located (parked) at Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue. Deputies had reason to believe the man was now traveling on foot headed into an off road / rural area to possibly commit suicide.

January 16, 2014 | Deputy Joshua Dubin SCV Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: McKeon talks to Signal about his retirement

Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, a mainstay on the Santa Clarita Valley political stage for more than three decades, including a stint as Santa Clarita's mayor, has decided to retire from the Congressional seat he was first elected to in 1992.

January 16, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Race on to replace McKeon

Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, officially announced Thursday that he plans to retire from his seat in the 25th Congressional District and has endorsed Republican former state Sen. Tony Strickland to succeed him.

January 16, 2014 | Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


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