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Land baron lends name to school, district

He has a community, a hospital, an avenue, a foundation and a company named for him, so it should come as no surprise that there is also a school district and an elementary school in Santa Clarita named for Henry Mayo Newhall.

Newhall traveled to San Francisco from his home in Saugus, Mass., in 1850, too late to strike it rich in the gold mines as he had planned, according to a biography provided by the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation. Instead, Newhall opened up an auctioneering and import/export business, with the first auction featuring most of his possessions including ...

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


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Two juveniles hospitalized for Ecstasy

August 02, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man stabbed in Canyon Country

A 22-year-old man was reportedly stabbed in the chest or torso area Saturday evening in the Cordova Estates Mobile Home park. According to Lt. Mark Hershey of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station, the incident occurred around 8:00 p.m. in the 27300 block of Sierra Highway. The motive for the stabbing is unknown, but Hershey said it may be gang-related. A suspect is currently being sought by deputies. The victim was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital where he is reportedly being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

August 02, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


More than 50 meet 'Dog Whisperer'

More than 50 fans of dog behavior specialist Cesar Millan lined up at a Valencia bistro Saturday to catch the Dog Whisperer during a book signing.

Millan, a Santa Clarita resident, is currently in the midst of bringing his Dog Psychology Center to the local area as a means of educating dog owners about caring for their pets.

August 02, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wonder where your bus is? Check GPS

Within a year, GPS technology will bring interactive electronic maps to some of the city's bus stops to give bus riders real-time updates on how long they will need to wait for their bus.

The Santa Clarita City Council this week gave the green light to hire New Zealand-based consultant Connexionz to install a transit information network on the city's entire 81-vehicle fleet.

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


Relay for Life will net nearly $500,000

Thousands of individuals impacted by cancer gathered at Central Park on Saturday for the record-setting 10th annual Santa Clarita Valley Relay for Life.

The American Cancer Society sponsored event, known as "A Passport to Hope," included 109 teams, plus dozens of visitors and volunteers, to fight for the cause and raise money for research, according to Candy Spahr, one of the three event chairpersons.

August 02, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Despite bill hike, contract renewed

Local water officials have renewed their contract with a San Francisco consulting firm despite an 11th hour increase of 67 percent in the company's last bill and concerns voiced by one board member about "routine work" continually being farmed out to experts.

August 01, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

'Dog Whisperer' visiting Valencia Bistro today

August 01, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC's applied tech center wins award

The College of the Canyons Center for Applied Competitive Technologies has won the 2007-2008 Exemplary Innovation Award by the California Community College's Economic and Workforce Development program.

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


Educational options recognized

It's been a long time coming, but alternative schools like Bowman High School finally got the recognition they deserve when state legislators named the month of May Educational Options Month.

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


Woman dies in I-5 crash

A Bakersfield woman died and two other people suffered injuries after the car in which they were traveling crashed into a drainage ditch near Gorman Friday morning.

August 01, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


More than 1,200 graduate from College of the Canyons

Trying something different this year, College of the Canyons scheduled a morning graduation ceremony and family and friends gathered in the campus Honor Grove Friday as the graduates filed through to their seats.

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


West Ranch cheers first class of grads

It was an historic night for West Ranch High School on Friday as the school's first batch of students donned caps and gowns and marched away from the College of the Canyons stadium with high school diplomas.

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


Suspect sought in Newhall shooting

Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's COBRA Team are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot a Newhall man Wednesday night, officials said Thursday.

July 31, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcyclist, 19, injured after swerving in traffic

A 19-year-old man was injured after swerving to avoid hitting a vehicle that turned in front of him during rush hour Wednesday morning.

July 31, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Man who struggled with arresting officers gets 38 months in prison

An Azusa man initially charged with seven offenses has been sentenced to 38 months in state prison after pleading no contest to just two of the charges - evading an officer and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia Water Company: Down to the gallon

For water company customers who respond "How much is that?" when told to reduce consumption by 20 percent, Valencia Water Company says it has the exact answer.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


LADWP lagging behind on replacing old power poles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An analysis finds the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has slipped far behind its schedule to replace aging power poles.

May 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff's deputies kick off national bike tour

Police Unity Tour: L.A. Deputies Bicycle to Washington DC in National Law Enforcement Event
Hi The Signal VI,

Los Angeles County Deputies Participate In a Journey of Honor:

May 07, 2014 | source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita projecting a balanced budget

City officials painted a rosy picture of Santa Clarita's projected budget for the next fiscal year during a meeting Tuesday night, calling it balanced and conservative while also containing funding for a variety of needed projects around the city.

May 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Miss Mexico U.S. returns to SCV with a new role

Standing inside a bathroom stall, 7-year-old Setareh Khatibi bathes herself in a bucket of tap water. She's used to the cold water on her skin and doesn't even grimace.

May 07, 2014 | By Nancy Angel Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Wilk, Knight ask McKeon to use another tactic to halt the Cemex mine

While legislative options to resolve the longstanding Cemex mine issue remain ongoing, two Santa Clarita Valley representatives are urging local Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, to try a different tactic to halt the mine.

May 06, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No gun found following report of possible weapon spotted near Sierra Vista

Reports of a student in possession of a gun near Sierra Vista Junior High School Tuesday prompted swift response by local sheriff's deputies, but no weapon was found, school and law enforcement sources said.

May 06, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supreme Court declines to hear storm water pollution case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined this week to hear an appeal by Los Angeles County contesting a ruling that held it liable for storm water pollution.

May 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: SCV Sanitation District to discuss rate hikes

The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District meets at City Hall this Wednesday to take up the issue of rate increases to underwrite chloride removal from local wastewater.

May 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lively, Gray named 2014 Man and Woman of the Year

The selection process for Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year has a lot to do with faithfulness to community service.

May 06, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crash in Valencia today snarls traffic

Lunchtime traffic was tied up on Creekside Road at Valencia Boulevard today following a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

May 06, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CHP kicks off Bicycle Safety Awareness Month

With more people choosing a bicycle for transportation, the California Highway Patrol and Office of Traffic Safety are embarking on a month-long

May 06, 2014 | source: CHP | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kim Goldman releases memoir, launches book tour

Kim Goldman, executive director of the nonprofit SCV Youth Project, releases her e-book today on the murder of her brother, Ronald, and her decades-long legal pursuit of O.J. Simpson.

May 06, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Lifestyle Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


USFS air tanker numbers drop as fire hazard increases

With a vast swath of the West primed for wildfires, federal foresters are preparing for the worst with a budget that might run dry and a fleet of air tankers that in some cases aren't ready for takeoff.

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


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