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Firefight switches to mop-up mode

Firefighters neared full containment Thursday of the smoldering remnants of deadly Southern California wildfires that destroyed more than 50 homes and forced thousands of residents to flee.

December 18, 2008 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stranded travelers pack local hotels to the rafters

More than a dozen women sat in padded dining room chairs in the La Quinta Inn & Suites sporting brand-new pajama pants and slipper boots. Some had babies on their laps and others sipped coffee and ate fresh, hot waffles.

December 18, 2008 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Daybreak: Dec. 18, 2008

First word

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


Two-month shooting spree over

For more than two months, Soledad Canyon Road was a shooting gallery.

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


UPDATED: Helicopter crash kills one, injures one

A mechanic was killed in Saugus on Wednesday when a privately owned helicopter caught in a gust of wind crashed into a hilltop near Bouquet Canyon Road, officials said.

December 17, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Valencia Boulevard now open

UPDATED 5:30 p.m. Wednesday:

December 17, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Single moms raise $600 for family emergency fund

Students from the Financial Peace University class at Single Mothers Outreach sponsored a parking lot sale in downtown Newhall to raise money for their family emergency fund Dec. 6.

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


Collecting gifts for fire victims

Santa Clarita's office for Lutheran Social Services is handling collections for Sayre and Marek fire victims through 3 p.m. Friday at 27265 Luther Drive in Canyon Country.

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


City seeks donation for kids' recreation scholarships

The city of Santa Clarita encourages residents to give back to the local youth this holiday season by donating to the SCORE Program (Supporting Children's Opportunities in Recreational Events).

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


Deputies arrest three men, shots fired

Deputies arrested three men on suspicion of exhibiting suspicious behavior and evading a traffic stop this morning near the Oaktree Apartments on Oak Ridge Drive in Newhall.

December 17, 2008 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Sparks of Love’ for kids

More than 50 wide-eyed first- and second-graders eagerly waited for Santa to call their name.

December 17, 2008 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic students take on the business market

Castaic Middle School's outdoor covered lunch patio looked like an authentic old-world marketplace Tuesday: lots of talking; lots of yelling; lots of activity.

December 17, 2008 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV takes care of its teens

Job layoffs, bankrupted businesses and countless residential foreclosures are having a negative effect on the teenage population, who will begin their adult lives in a world unlike the one in which they were raised.

December 17, 2008 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV teens not left out

When toys are collected for underprivileged kids, those 12 years and older are often left out, though their needs are just as great as their younger siblings.'

December 17, 2008 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Postal Service delivers some holiday cheer

The U.S. Postal Service sent holiday cheer to more than 2,500 foster kids through its annual holiday toy drive.

December 17, 2008 | By Katie Wallace Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Moth or butterfly?

This skipper butterfly shares characteristics of both moths and butterflies, with a body, wings and antennae more like the former.

August 22, 2014 | By Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


California Supreme Court denies review of Palmdale Voting Rights Act case

The California Supreme Court has declined to review of Palmdale's California Voting Rights Act case, though officials from the Antelope Valley city say they will continue to appeal the matter.

August 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Couple identified in selfie burglary case

A couple depicted in a selfie that turned up in a burglary victim's cloud database took the photo on a cellphone bought at a San Fernando swap meet, the man in the picture told Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man to stand trial in BB gun shooting

A Valencia man has been ordered to stand trial on a charge he shot a woman in the eye with a BB gun during a road rage incident in May. a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Two plead no contest in 2012 street racers case

More than two years after they were arrested and charged with second-degree murder for the death of a friend while they were street racing on Sand Canyon Road, two young Canyon Country men pleaded no contest Thursday to lesser charges of vehicular manslaughter.

August 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former deputy receives probationary sentence for firing weapon

A retired sheriff's deputy accused of illegally firing his gun after neighborhood kids played a "ding dong ditch" prank on him received a probationary sentence Thursday after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor charge against him.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free Family Movie Nights draw hundreds to Hart Park

Family night at the cinema is practically an American tradition, but when the movie is shown on a big inflatable screen set up on the grass of a tree-covered park, the experience takes on a whole new dimension.

August 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sponsor: State school bond will not be on November ballot

A statewide school facilities bond will not be on the November ballot due to a lack of support from the governor, its sponsors said this week.

August 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Legislature approves bill to protect children from domestic violence

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate gave final, unanimous approval Thursday to a bill by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to protect children from domestic abusers during court proceedings and after offenders are released from prison or jail. The vote came a day after the measure was approved 78-0 by the Assembly.

August 21, 2014 | Source: Sen. Fran Pavley's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vigil held for Saugus girl killed by car

Several hundred people gathered at Saugus High School Wednesday night to memorialize 17-year-old Jennifer Stift.

August 21, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Selfie-takers sought following burglary

Sheriff's detectives investigating a residential burglary at a Santa Clarita Valley home are asking the public's help in identifying two "persons of interest" depicted in selfie photographs discovered by the victim.

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


Work continuing on McBean Bridge widening project

Progress continues on the project to widen the McBean Parkway Bridge in Santa Clarita near the Valencia Post Office, officials said Wednesday.

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


Report: Firefighting costs run wild, force cuts in other USFS services

Escalating U.S. Forest Service firefighting costs have forced cutbacks in other services provided by the agency, curbing recreation, maintenance and conservation efforts nationwide, says a report released Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Gunfire alarm sends Newhall school into brief lockdown

Reports of possible gunfire near a Newhall elementary school prompted a brief school lockdown and road closure Wednesday morning, but the all-clear was sounded within 10-15 minutes, officials said.

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


Vigil planned for Saugus student killed by car

A vigil is planned tonight at Saugus High School for Jennifer Stift, a Saugus senior who died this week after being struck by a car.

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


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