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Mother, son burglary team sent to slammer

More than six months after they were convicted in a San Fernando courtroom for breaking into a Canyon Country home, mother-son duo Cynthia Brandon and Michael Lugo were formally sentenced Tuesday morning, court officials announced.

August 19, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bear sighted near Saugus pool

As the mercury continues to rise throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, local residents and their pets are looking for ways to cool down. Apparently, the local wildlife is also searching for ways to avoid the heat.

August 18, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district kicks off summer school

The Hart district's summer school program started bright and early at 7 a.m. Monday, with students enrolled in summer classes returning to school after just a one-week break.

"I guess one week was enough, but two would have been better," said Hart senior Ashley Larsen, who is attending summer school at West Ranch High School. "I haven't taken a physical science class yet, so I need to make up those credits - I didn't fail anything."

August 18, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Las Lomas fights back, sues L.A.

Las Lomas Land Co., LLC, filed a lawsuit Monday demanding the city of Los Angeles pay damages in excess of $100 million for the City Council's March 19 decision to strike down a housing development that would have brought 5,553 residential units to the steep hillsides near the Newhall Pass.

August 18, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teacher retires after 44 years

She's been an educator for 44 years - 20 of those in the Newhall School District - but Friday was the last day of teaching for Judi Hayward, who described her profession as "the best job in the world."

Hayward said goodbye to her sixth grade students and coworkers at Valencia Valley Elementary School last week before heading to her new home in Redondo Beach, where she will be closer to her family.

August 18, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Yes I Can to operate T-shirt stands at rock shows

The Hart District's Yes I Can program for students with and without special needs has been invited to set up a booth to sell merchandise on Southern California stops of the Vans Warped Tour.

August 18, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Rothwell sentenced to 16 years to life

August 18, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Application deadlines nearing for city positions

A total of eight spots will be open on the city's two commissions and audit panel in July and applications are due to City Hall by Friday.

August 18, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water agency to mull over budget

Fewer homes built in Santa Clarita mean fewer taps being turned on, which now means less money for the Castaic Lake Water Agency.

August 18, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV air 'unhealthy' today

Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley reached "unhealthy" status today, according to a reported released by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. However, no official reason was released as to why the air quality was listed as unhealthy.

August 17, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Las Lomas sues Los Angeles

Las Lomas Land Co., LLC, filed a lawsuit Monday demanding the city of Los Angeles pay damages in excess of $100 million for the City Council's March 19 decision to strike down a housing development that would have brought 5,553 residential units to the steep hillsides near the Newhall Pass.

August 17, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Scouts help at flag retirement ceremony

All across the world, people of various backgrounds, ethnicities and religions fly flags as symbols to define who they are and where they are from.

In the United States of America, the stars and stripes evoke strong associations of freedom and democracy.

August 17, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cooling off on Father's Day

In Southern California, gloom generally seizes the day in June, though on Father's Day Sunday, it was the perfect day to be a prune - in a swimming pool filled with laughter and family bonding.

August 17, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City Council endorses bills introduced by McKeon

Two pieces of federal legislation aimed at protecting nearly 14,000 acres of local wilderness and resolving the decades-long dispute between the city of Santa Clarita and Cemex were officially endorsed by the city council this week, bringing both bills one step closer to enactment.

Created through a bipartisan congressional effort spearheaded by Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, both the Eastern Sierra and Northern San Gabriel Wild Heritage Act and the Soledad Canyon Mine Act will have significant impact in the Santa Clarita Valley if approved.

August 17, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City ranks as 9th safest

While crime was up approximately 8 percent in Santa Clarita, the city still ranks among the 10 safest cities in California.

August 16, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


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SCV kids get free summer lunches

The old adage "There's no such thing as a free lunch" doesn't apply to Santa Clarita Valley youngsters this summer.

May 10, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita residents roll out for community bike ride

Dozens of community members turned out Saturday for a community bike ride to not only promote the upcoming Amgen Tour of California, but give attendees a look at Santa Clarita's trail system, as well.

May 10, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Island culture dances into SCV

Santa Clarita's first Pacific Islander Festival drew large crowds to William S. Hart Park on Saturday.

May 10, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV parents of kids with disabilities share challenges

Michelle Zundell recalls the three anguishing years when her son slept on the floor every night.

May 10, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


After years of waiting, ground will finally be broken at Vasquez High School

Monday's ceremony for Vasquez High School is not your typical groundbreaking.

May 10, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV women hammer it home at WE Build

Decked in pink hard hats and purple shirts, approximately 300 people turned out Saturday to help build homes for veterans and their families in the Santa Clarita Valley.

May 10, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arts Commissioners, City Council members give nod to master plan for public art

Following discussion on the role and form of art locally, Santa Clarita City Council members and Arts Commissioners gave the nod this week to moving forward with a master plan to take an overarching look at art in the community.

May 09, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Detectives seek upskirt photo victim

Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are seeking the identity of a female who they believe was an upskirt photo victim, station officials said this week.

May 09, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bringing the pages of history to life for SCV students

Hundreds of students sat on the grass in front of Placerita Junior High School on Friday listening to a man in baggy red pants and a cap with a yellow tassel.

May 09, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Some SCV roads to be shut down next week as Amgen Tour of California rolls through town

The 2014 Amgen Tour of California stage bicycle race will shut down some roads around the Santa Clarita Valley when it rolls through town next week, Santa Clarita officials said Friday.

May 09, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man who escaped SCV deputies Wednesday found, arrested after late-night search

A man who escaped custody Wednesday by kicking out a window of a sheriff's cruiser and bolting across Interstate 5 has been found and arrested following a late-night search Thursday, according to a lieutenant with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

May 08, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Proposed Santa Clarita budget includes new hiring

In addition to funding for capital improvements and services, the proposed Santa Clarita city budget includes funding for a number of new positions, city officials said this week.

May 08, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Presidential security buzzes the skies of the Santa Clarita Valley

The thunderous noise of fighter jets "buzzing" some Santa Clarita Valley homes Wednesday night turns out to be the byproduct of presidential protection during Barack Obama's visit to Los Angeles.

May 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Detectives look for "upskirt photo victim"

Detectives are seeking the identity of a female who they believe was an upskirt photo victim. Once the victim is identified this case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for filing consideration and prosecution. The unknown female left the location without making a purchase, and probably does not even know she was a victim.

May 08, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tips received in Newhall gun club theft

The release Wednesday of a video surveillance image depicting a suspect wanted in connection with the theft of ammunition from a local gun club has produced tips from the public that are now being pursued by detectives, a deputy said.

May 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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