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High-school student spends spring break restoring mural

A Saugus High School freshman spent part of her spring break helping to restore a 30-year-old patriotic mural at Friendly Valley to its previous splendor.

Shannon Hoofman, 15, found out about the project from her grandmother who lives at Friendly Valley and is a member of the golf club. The mural is located at the end of the golf course parking lot at the Newhall senior community.

June 13, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia shooting under investigation

A man and woman are in the hospital after sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic violence call and found the man with a gunshot wound to the shoulder and the woman with head injuries.

June 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon urges seniors to file for stimulus check

U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon is encouraging senior citizens to file income tax forms so they can be eligible to receive an economic stimulus check from the federal government.

Seniors who do not normally file a federal tax return must fill out the two-page 1040A form to receive a check from the IRS.

June 13, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Single Mothers Outreach on the mend

After closing its doors for three months, the struggling Single Mothers Outreach charity is slowly getting back on its feet, board president DaAnne Smith announced this week.

The charity, which has a client list of more than 1,000 Santa Clarita single mothers, laid off all paid staff and suspended services in late October to restructure its finances and leadership. The group was able to resume limited services in February and provide services for 43 of their clients by the end of March, according to Smith's quarterly report.

June 13, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brush fire in Valencia

Firefighters made quick work of a fire that scorched two acres in the wash near the intersection of Creekside Road and Town Center Drive Saturday night.

June 13, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Final election results delayed to Wednesday

The final results of Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council election will most likely not be released until this Wednesday, according to City Clerk Sharon Dawson.

About 1,000 ballots still need to be verified and each ballot contains up to two votes.

June 13, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ten-year-old raises funds for child in need

Ten-year-old Ashton Hoffman, winner of the Little Miss Queen Valencia pageant, is helping raise funds for a child in need.

June 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local news briefs

County hosts E-waste collection

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


Local gas prices break $4 mark

Gasoline prices in the Santa Clarita Valley broke the $4-a-gallon mark Thursday, and a local analyst says he sees no end to skyrocketing prices.

The price for premium stood at $4.05 a gallon at the Chevron station at Magic Mountain Parkway and The Old Road, according to a survey conducted Thursday morning by Randy Cressall, owner of Valencia Auto Spa.

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


Girls take a swing around the field

School was out this week for spring break, but the softball field at Saugus High School was full of activity Thursday as the softball team shared its skills with younger girls from the community.

"It's a fundraiser, but it's also just to expose the youth in the community to Saugus Softball," Saugus Softball Coach Julie Watson said of the daylong softball clinic. "I think it's fun for the younger girls to meet the current players."

June 12, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Market opens year in new location

It was 78 degrees with not a cloud in the sky for opening day of the Farmers' Market in Newhall on Thursday.

The small, open-air market on Market Street featured vendors selling granola, hummus, vegetables and strawberries.

June 12, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Defense questions memory expert in Castro murder

SAN FERNANDO - The second day of defense testimony in the Castro trial turned technical, as defense attorney Peter Korn questioned an expert in the field of eyewitness memory and visual perception.

Esperanza Castro, 45, is accused of killing her husband, Ramon, in the bedroom of their Canyon Country home on March 22, 2006, then leaving his body on Sierra Highway in the bed of his pickup ttruck. It was found the next morning.

June 12, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Breakfast with the gibbons fundraiser set for weekend

Local residents will have the chance to spend their Saturday morning with apes as part of the Gibbons Conservation Center's annual fundraiser.

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


City plans Arbor Day celebration

The city of Santa Clarita is going green this Saturday in celebration of Arbor Day at a ceremony starting 10 a.m. in Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus.

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


Alpert donates $15M to CalArts

Eight-time Grammy award winner and A&M Records co-founder Herb Alpert and his wife Lani Hall have made a $15 million gift to the School of Music at CalArts.

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


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Realtors association: Home sales strong in 2013

As sales of condominiums posted strong gains in the Santa Clarita Valley and home prices continued rising in 2013, investors pulled back from the single-family home market, a Realtors association reported this week.

January 17, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Palmdale City Councilman, incumbent to vie for Assembly seat

Two candidates on opposite sides of the aisle confirmed to The Signal Friday they are planning to run to represent a state Assembly district that takes in portions of the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The California droughtland

California is nearly as dry as it's ever been. High water marks rim half-full reservoirs. Cities are rationing water.

January 17, 2014 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former Rancho Pico student dead in murder-suicide

Students at Rancho Pico Junior High School who just got to know 13-year-old Kenadee Oliva last semester were receiving grief counseling Friday following news of a murder-suicide in Utah that claimed her life.

January 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita WorkSource Center to host two recruitment events

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center will host two recruitment events in January to seek qualified professionals for immediate employment in the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 17, 2014 | Source: city of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon gives a look back

Among his major accomplishments during 11 terms in Congress are successfully blocking a massive landfill planned for the Santa Clarita Valley and securing funds for construction of the cross-valley connector, Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon. R-Santa Clarita, said in an interview with The Signal.

January 17, 2014 | Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Northridge Quake 20 years later

By Luke Money

January 17, 2014 | Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


In your words: The day of the quake

Editor's note: We asked our newspaper, website and Facebook readers to tell us about their experiences in the Jan. 17, 1994, Northridge earthquake. Here's what they said.

January 17, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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