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Traffic cop Banks retires after 34 years

Deputy Tommy Banks, the legendary traffic "enforcer" of the Santa Clarita Valley, has issued his last ticket, causing drivers all over town to breathe a sigh of relief.

June 01, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Winter shelter wants to stay open

Two weeks after it closed its doors for the season, the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter expressed hope that it would never have to close its doors ever again on Sunday. Tim Davis, the executive director of the Santa Clarita Community Development Corporation, told members of the Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley that the Emergency Winter Shelter exceeded expectations this past winter, and plans are in the works to make the shelter's operations year-round.

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


The failed dream of Las Lomas

Next time you're stuck on the Golden State Freeway inside the Newhall Pass, imagine a beehive of townhomes clustered up along the steep eastern ridge.

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


Local Marine headed for Afghanistan

It's a long way from the Santa Clarita Valley to Afghanistan, but Lance Corporal Daryl Crookston is packed and rarin' to go.

June 01, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


DUI checkpoint in Valencia nets 4 arrests

A Friday night DUI checkpoint by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station led to arrests for three drivers allegedly driving under the influence and one arrest for a narcotics possession, according to sheriff's report.

May 31, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Humans perform stunts for beasts at Shambala

The Shambala Preserve in Acton reinvented an old favorite when they held a circus just for the wild animals during Saturday's first Cirque du Shambala at the wild animal sanctuary.

The afternoon circus, which raised money for the preserve, featured performances by members of the Hollywood Aerial Artists, who demonstrated their skills on stilts, silks and hoops.

May 31, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Anatomy of a murder trial

For years, criminal trials have grabbed headlines and captivated people's attention. Locally, The Signal has covered the Esperanza Castro murder trial - the woman accused of killing her husband, Ramon

Castro, and leaving his dead body in a pickup truck at a Highway 14 overpass.

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


You'll have to get past this man

If a line is being drawn in the sand anywhere in Los Angeles County, Sandor Winger is the man who draws that line.

His official title is "Executive Director of the Local Agency Formation Commission for the County of Los Angeles."

May 31, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Yes I Can fundraiser is a Go Tonight

Saturday night's Texas Hold'Em tournament to benefit Yes I Can, the William S. Hart Union High School District's social-inclusion program for students with special needs, is a go.

May 30, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


FEMA closes Pasadena info center

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that the information center set up in Pasadena to aid victims of the fall 2007 wildfires closed Friday evening.

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


Homeless issue discussion set for Sunday

Winter is gone and the temporary homeless shelter is closed, but there are still homeless people in Santa Clarita.

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


Newhall school garners lab for science

Newhall Elementary School, the oldest school in the Newhall School District, dating back to 1940, celebrated the opening of its new science laboratory last week, and a grant from the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation will help put the finishing touches on the project.

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


Council campaign funds pour in

March was a month of money for the five Santa Clarita City Council candidates, as each one raised more campaign funds in the last month than in January and February combined, according to campaign disclosure forms released Friday.

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


PROGRESS: Solar energy is a trend that's heating up

The following is just one feature story from The Signal's 2008 Progress special edition, published Sunday. Be sure to see the entire Progress section for more on energy sustainability in the Santa Clarita Valley.

May 30, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rio Norte drama teacher sings praises of musicals

"High School Musical" isn't just a hit kid's movie, it's a way of life for the drama students at Rio Norte Junior High School.

May 30, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Clean skies, big bear

It's a hot Tuesday afternoon at Mountainview Elementary School in Santa Clarita as more than 900 students dressed in various colors of white, tan, brown, and black file out onto the expansive grass field adjacent to the school.

June 11, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC hosts 5th annual Women’s Conference

College of the Canyons Women's Conference aimed to encourage women to enter non-traditional fields on Tuesday, but according to the keynote speaker women have a ways to go to attain equality.

June 11, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Einstein appeal hearing delayed

An appeal to the Santa Clarita City Council filed by officials from the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences seeking to open a school on Rye Canyon Road in the Santa Clarita Valley has been delayed until July.

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


Chloride public meetings begin Wednesday night

The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District beings a series of public information meetings Wednesday night that will culminate in a public hearing June 30 on proposed sewage rate increases.

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


Man ordered to trial in 210 Freeway death

A North Hollywood man charged in the death of a woman who fell from a moving vehicle onto the Foothill Freeway last August has been ordered to stand trial, according to a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

June 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC graduates 58 from nursing program

College of the Canyons graduated 58 nursing students Tuesday in a ceremony that paid tribute to the history of the profession.

June 10, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district hires career development coordinator

The William S. Hart Union High School District has hired Sue Reynolds to serve as the district's career development coordinator.

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


Valencia man pleads not guilty in road rage incident

A Valencia man arrested last month on suspicion he wounded a woman in her eye during a road rage incident pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges filed against him.

June 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Internet child safety sting leads to multiple arrests

LASD – Special Victims Bureau Internet Child Safety Sting Leads to Multiple Arrests

June 10, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested in Canyon Country hit-and-run

A Valencia man faces a charge of hit and run causing serious injury or death after he allegedly left the scene of a traffic collision in which a 42-year-old man suffered serious injuries, spokesmen for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Tuesday.

June 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Tanker truck overturns, spills corrosive chemical

A tanker truck took a freeway off-ramp too fast Tuesday morning, flipped onto its side and spewed 50-70 gallons of a highly corrosive liquid onto the Highway 126 overpass over Interstate 5.

June 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Caltrans seeks public input on statewide freight mobility plan

SACRAMENTO – With the economic recovery expanding, California's highways, seaports, and railroads are again teeming with freight being transported across the state and on to the rest of the nation. Caltrans has invested billions of dollars in projects aimed at improving freight movement and reducing its environmental impacts, and this summer it will ask the public to weigh-in on the future of freight movement in California.

June 10, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


4 injured in separate SCV crashes

Four people were hurt, rescued and taken to the hospital Monday in three separate collisions around the Santa Clarita Valley.

June 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canceled ‘Cat’ gets second life in Culver City

A local production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" was given new life in Culver City after the play was canceled last week at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall.

June 09, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: COC faculty rejects proposed contract

Members of the union representing instructors at College of the Canyons have rejected a contract from the Santa Clarita Community College District administration, marking the first time in two decades the full-time faculty has voted down a proposed contract.

June 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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