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SCV's cosmic dust collectors

West Ranch High School astronomy teacher Christine Hirst is directing some of her approximately 90 students as they scatter across two blue tarps in the school's amphitheater, working to put the final touches on a weather balloon tethered to a cosmic-dust collector and two Styrofoam boxes.

May 20, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon steps in on Bouquet Canyon water impasse

Stakeholders in the ongoing controversy over the Bouquet Canyon water impasse are expected to meet Thursday at the urging of the nation's top forestry official, said a spokesman for Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon - who kick-started the call to act.

May 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lawsuit filed in death of man killed during deputy-involved shooting in Canyon Country

The family of a man killed during a deputy-involved shooting in Canyon Country in January has filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County, a member of the man's family said Tuesday.

May 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Meeting set on Bouquet water impasse

Stakeholders in the ongoing controversy over the Bouquet Canyon water impasse are expected to meet Thursday at the urging of the nation's top forestry official, said a spokesman for Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon - who kick-started the call to act.

May 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors approve acquisition near Vasquez Rocks Natural Area

Members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to purchase property near the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, a popular hiking, equestrian and filming location in Agua Dulce.

May 20, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Replica gun near Valencia High School prompts swift response

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies detained a young couple at gunpoint near Valencia High School Tuesday morning in response to reports they were seen shooting at signs from their moving car, a lieutenant said.

May 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


AMR to provide free CPR training

Employees from American Medical Response - a local EMS provider in the Santa Clarita Valley - will provide free CPR training to community members Wednesday at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.

May 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Young violist performs at his family's buffet

Nine-year-old Jacob Zheng emerges from a back room at Ocean Seafood Buffet in Valencia. He wears a multi-colored button-up shirt and shorts. It's a Monday night so the buffet his family opened in January isn't nearly as full as it will be on the weekend.

May 19, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Burglars steal horse riding equipment

Burglars stole everything but the horse it seems when they made off with close to $10,000 worth of saddles, bridles and other horse riding equipment from stables in Acton recently, according to local sheriff's deputies.

May 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brown: California at 'epicenter' of climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is at the "epicenter" of global warming and other climate change, with the state experiencing longer fire seasons, rising sea levels and droughts that threaten agriculture, Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday.

May 19, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Valencia man arrested in apparent road rage incident

A 28-year-old Valencia man has been arrested in connection with an alleged road rage incident Saturday in which a woman suffered a serious injury to her eye, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

May 19, 2014 | by Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputy who allegedly fired revolver in response to prank is arrested

A sheriff's deputy who allegedly fired his service revolver into the air after neighborhood kids pulled a prank has been arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm with gross negligence, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

May 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bands battle it out in Canyon Country

Despite which band came out on top, the real winners of Sunday's Battle of the Bands were the more than 75 spectators who got a fresh, free and exciting concert of new music at College of the Canyons' Canyon Country Campus.

May 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Facilities Foundation reaching end of a successful run

The Santa Clarita Valley Facilities Foundation is winding down after 16 years of work that included development of the Golden Valley High School site.

May 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bikers ride to support Guide Dogs of America

Guide dogs in yellow vests and bikers in black leather met Sunday for the 11th Annual Ride For Guides to raise money for Guide Dogs of America.

May 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Bike Safety Month concludes with festival

The city of Santa Clarita will cap off its Bike Safety Month with the Kids Biking and Walking Festival on Saturday.

May 26, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


City launches new campaign for bike safety

Santa Clarita Valley officials are ramping up a public safety campaign to encourage bicyclists, as well as pedestrians and motorists to be safer on the road, according to officials.

May 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hopeful swimmers react to Castaic beach closures

Scores of Castaic Lake patrons expressed anger and frustration Sunday when they learned at the gate that there was no swimming allowed at the park.

May 26, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


More for less?

As one of the worst droughts on record deepens, and water levels at Castaic Lake continue to drop, Santa Clarita Valley ratepayers could find themselves paying more for their water as a result, water officials said.

May 26, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Family YMCA holding blood drive today

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA today from 10:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 26, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man dies after crash at off-roading park

An off-roading enthusiast died Sunday following a crash at the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreational Area entrance near Gorman, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Coroner said.

May 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Detectives checking reports that missing Saugus High School grad has been found

Homicide detectives looking for a Saugus High School grad who went missing from her current home in Brentwood Saturday are now checking reports the woman has been found safe, according to an officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

May 25, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Traffic stop leads to "honey oil lab" discovery, arrest of 20-year-old

At approximately 6pm, on Saturday, May 24, 2014, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's Summer Violent Crime Enforcement Program (SVCEP) stopped a vehicle for routine traffic violations. Upon contacting the driver, deputies could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver was detained pending a narcotics investigation, and the vehicle was searched. Inside the vehicle's trunk, deputies found all the makings for a lab, used to extract hash oil (also known as honey oil) from marijuana. Seized were hundreds of cans of butane, laboratory style glassware, a scale, a portable stove ...

May 25, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sylmar man killed in crash near Calgrove Saturday night

A Saturday night single-vehicle traffic collision on Interstate 5 near Calgrove Boulevard has claimed the life of a 33-year-old Dale James Starn of Sylmar.

May 25, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trinity Classical Academy students are Knights of honor in graduation ceremony

Trinity Classical Academy Head of School, Liz Caddow, leads 21 students in the 2014 graduation ceremony on campus in Valencia on Saturday.

May 25, 2014 | Photos by Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita deputies discover ‘honey oil’ lab, make arrest

A 20-year-old Castaic man was in custody Saturday night on suspicion of having, making and transporting concentrated cannibis after deputies pulled him over and discovered hash oil and items used to extract hash oil from marijuana, sheriff's officials said in a news release.

May 24, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Five transported to the hospital after traffic collision in Santa Clarita

Five people were transported to the hospital following an early-afternoon collision today on Railroad Avenue near Drayton Street that involved a vehicle from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, according to officials.

May 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspect sought in Newhall cold case

A man nearly killed 16 years ago when he was viciously stabbed in his Newhall home called a local sheriff's lieutenant recently with a simple message for investigators, said Deputy Josh Dubin.

May 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Checkpoints net 18 arrests

A pair of checkpoints to screen for drivers who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol or driving without a license netted 18 arrests, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

May 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Memorial Day observances scheduled

Santa Clarita Valley residents have a number of options for remembrance and recreation this Memorial Day.

May 24, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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