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Castro murder trial resumes today

The murder trial against Esperanza Castro resumes today after an eight-day recess. Judge Burt Pines, who called the recess for administrative reasons, sent the jurors home after they heard testimony on behalf of the prosecution on March 25.

Esperanza Castro is on trial for murdering her husband, Ramon Castro, who was found dead in his pickup truck under a Highway 14 overpass on Sierra Highway on March 23, 2006. The night before, Esperanza Castro had called deputies to report a burglary at her home - less than one hour after Ramon Castro was killed. A neighbor and key witness for the ...

June 04, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two men rob woman at gunpoint outside of store

Deputies were searching Wednesday evening for two men who committed an armed robbery in a parking lot outside a convenience store in Saugus.

The robbery occurred shortly after 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at the 7-Eleven located on the corner of Bouquet Canyon Road and Urbandale Avenue.

June 04, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fallen officers to be honored Friday

Thirty-eight years after four CHP officers died in a shootout, officials are gathering Friday to dedicate a stretch of Interstate 5 in their memory.

It was the night of April 6, 1970, when California Highway Patrol officers Roger Gore and Walt Frago got a call about two men brandishing a gun near Jay's Coffee Shop close to the intersection of The Old Road and Magic Mountain Parkway.

June 04, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crews remodel Castaic animal shelter

For the first time since it opened 30 years ago, the dog kennels at the Castaic Animal Shelter are getting a makeover.

A private donor provided the funds to allow for substantial refurbishment of the 48 cages that house the dogs, shelter manager Karen Stepp said.

June 04, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Miles of traffic lights synchronized

The Old Road is now the synchronized road.

County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich met with representatives of Castaic and West Ranch on Wednesday to flip the switch on synchronized traffic signals along the western road that runs parallel to Interstate 5.

June 04, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sierra Vista fitness expo

Sierra Vista Junior High School is hosting a fitness expo Friday to showcase to the community its new physical education curriculum and commitment to health and fitness.

June 04, 2008 | By Randall Mah For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV to Palmdale airport link up and running

The world just got smaller Wednesday with the first ever bus ride to LA/Palmdale Regional Airport from Canyon Country.

June 04, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Spierer picks up firefighters' endorsement

Santa Clarita City Council candidate Bob Spierer has picked up an endorsement from Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014, who join the Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs and other groups in backing the former sheriff's captain.

June 04, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bill streamlines politicians' finance filings

A central California state senator has introduced a bill that would allow state and local public officials to electronically disclose their financial records, which could eventually allow the information to be available for the public's view online.

A bill introduced by Sen. Jeff Denham, R-Merced, would permit the city of Santa Clarita to allow local candidates and officials to electronically file their Statements of Economic Interests, or Form 700s.

June 03, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Probation received for dog assault of IRS officer

A Santa Clarita woman was sentenced to two years probation on Monday for unleashing her two dogs on an Internal Revenue Service worker who came to her door last year.

June 03, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Engine burn in Valencia causes blaze

A conveyor belt engine inside a 5,000 square-foot warehouse in Valencia burned, causing a small fire and large amounts of smoke late Monday evening.

Five people who worked at the warehouse at the time of the fire were transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for smoke inhalation.

June 03, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Future Golden Oak students visit new elementary school

The four yellow school buses, filled with students from Fair Oaks Ranch and Valley View elementary schools, had to maneuver around barricades onto a road that is not yet open, passing construction vehicles and workers along the way. The looks on children's faces when they reached their destination - their brand new school - made it worth the journey.

The students were visiting Golden Oak Elementary School, the newest school in the Sulphur Springs School District, which will open this fall in Canyon Country with around 330 students.

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


CHP inspector succumbs to lung cancer

After a short bout with lung cancer, longtime California Highway Patrol commercial vehicle inspector

June 03, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crime watch

Woman has vehicle stolen by her date

June 02, 2008 | Parimal Rohit | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC's new campus inspires artists

Most people go to college to be inspired, but instead of finding inspiration in the classroom, members of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association found it in the rolling hills, distant mountains and vast skies surrounding College of the Canyons' new Canyon Country campus.

June 02, 2008 | Sharon Cotal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Touch-a-Truck fundraiser returning to SCV

A team of volunteers from the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center has been making phone calls to local businesses and asking owners to become "Friends of the SCV Senior Center" in support of the center's family-friendly fundraiser, Touch-A-Truck, which will be held June 14, at Central Park.

June 09, 2014 | By Pat Willet For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Longtime Sulphur Springs superintendent to retire

For more than three decades, the Santa Clarita Valley's Sulphur Springs School District has grown, changed and adapted under the watchful eye of Superintendent Robert Nolet.

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


Soccer tournament draws hundreds to SCV

The big winner of this year's SCV Magic Cup soccer tournament was, according to the mothers of hungry competing kids, local restaurants in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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


Boys & Girls club of Santa Clarita Valley

Outgoing Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley CPO Jim Ventress reflects on his 29 years of service to the club at the organization's annual benefit auction Saturday night. The event's theme was "When in Rome" where many people attending dressed up in costumes of ancient Rome. Photo by Kristine Alfaro/For The Signal

June 07, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall district files lawsuit over charters

The Newhall School District has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District's approval of a charter school from the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences.

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


Church saves Summer Bash

As the disco-era hit "YMCA" blared over speakers and Valley Valley View Community School's 5th- and 6th-grade cheerleaders performed on stage, parent Alma Tejeda lost track of her two children, who had quickly disappeared into the crowd of several hundred families enjoying the school's fourth annual Summer Bash party Saturday.

June 07, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriffs seeking help in annoyance cases

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is seeking information on two cases of possible child annoyance that have occurred recent weeks.

June 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Problems linger at LA County jails

Despite progress in some areas, Los Angeles County continues to fail to provide sufficient suicide-prevention practices to protect prisoners from self-harm, a new U.S. Justice Department report concludes.

June 07, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stepping forward, moving on

Students at Academy of the Canyons celebrated their graduation Saturday morning with a ceremony at College of the Canyons in Valencia.

June 07, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bet the ranch on them

West Ranch High School graduates tossed their caps, cheered on classmates and fanned away tears during graduation ceremonies at College of the Canyons on Friday.

June 07, 2014 | Photos by Katharine Lotze Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCVi graduates first class

In an achievement that's been years in the making, 29 students at Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School became the first in the school's history to receive their diplomas Friday.

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


SCV detectives investigate two cases of possible child annoyance

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is seeking public assistance to identify two cases of possible child annoyance.

June 06, 2014 | By Deputy Joshua Dubin Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Suspect sought in attempted bank robbery

Detectives are investigating a bank robbery attempt Friday at the Valencia Promenade Plaza at one of Santa Clarita Valley's busiest intersections, according to bank and law enforcement sources.

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


Supervisor Antonovich sponsors summer beach bus

To encourage residents of Castaic/West Ranch to enjoy the surf, sand, and surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will once again sponsor the Summer Beach Bus.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Supervisoor Antonovich | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: State high court says no stricter red-light camera rules required

The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.

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


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