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Eternal Valley event honors troops

World War II veterans in uniforms that, amazingly, still fit and Vietnam veterans in leather jackets arriving astride Harley Davidson motorcycles gathered with other veterans and the people who wanted to thank them Monday at Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Newhall.

Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar said it was the largest crowd he has seen at the annual Memorial Day event.

July 28, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boy hit by car in Canyon Country

A 14-year old boy was struck by a motorist Monday afternoon while riding his bike near the intersection of Sierra Highway and Sandy Drive in Canyon Country.

According to Officer Robert Tomayo of the California Highway Patrol, the boy was on the sidewalk but then suddenly veered out into the street in front of an oncoming pickup truck, which was not able to stop in time to avoid hitting him.

July 28, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City to appoint six to vacant positions

Planning Commission chairman Mike Berger said Friday that after serving for 10 years on the Planning Commission, he will not be serving another term when his seat expires in July.

"I don't want to get stale. I want to walk away in my prime," he said.

July 28, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


From Alaska to the 'Shadows'

Anyone living near Market Street in Newhall may have been tempted to walk into the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center on Sunday morning when they heard the inviting melodic harmonies emanating from its main hall.

The artist - and the audience taking in the music - would have been more than welcoming to the curious passers-by who may have wandered in to enjoy the melodies of Kim Acuna. Acuna performed several songs for the Unitarian Universalist congregation of Santa Clarita Valley, which meets in the senior center.

July 28, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council trash vote Tuesday

Commercial and residential trash rates may go up nearly 4 percent in July if the City Council approves an amendment to the franchises for the two local trash haulers.

With council approval, the companies would be able to raise their rates up to 3.95 percent for one year beginning July 1.

July 27, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City sees slight dip in sales tax revenue

Amid an ailing economy, the city's sales tax revenue dipped .6 percent in the last three months of 2007 compared to the same time period in 2006, according to data released by the city on Friday.

"This is a difficult time for many business sectors, for government and for the economy," city Treasurer Darren Hernandez said in a statement. "It is more important than ever to shop within the city of Santa Clarita and support our local businesses."

July 27, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Whole Foods BBQ kicks off summer

It may have been overcast and chilly, but that did not prevent Whole Foods Market in Valencia from welcoming the warmer temperatures of summer with a Memorial Day barbecue Sunday.

For two days the market broke out its grills during their Kickoff to Summer Memorial Weekend Barbecue in the parking lot in front of the store, as a steady stream of patrons visited the makeshift outdoor patio to enjoy free hot dogs and hamburgers.

July 27, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sorry, this school is in a no hugging zone

If you ace your sixth grade math test at Pinetree Elementary School, you probably shouldn't celebrate by giving your best friend a big hug.

The vote's not in yet on whether a high-five would be appropriate.

July 27, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 hurt as car veers off bridge

A woman driving a minivan with two children ended up in Castaic Creek while driving on State Route 126 into Santa Clarita on Sunday afternoon. All three were airlifted to UCLA Medical Center by the county Fire Dept.

July 27, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vet recalls time in Iraq, return to SCV

"Go out and find a veteran today, and thank him or her," said Jason "Spike" Zigler, a Santa Clarita Valley and Frazier Park resident and talented young videographer who returned home this spring after a nearly two-year hitch in the U.S. Army.

July 27, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bakersfield man dies in collision

A Bakersfield resident was killed early Saturday morning after a traffic collision on Interstate 5.

July 26, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Company gives 80,000 coffee packages to military

Newhall Coffee Roasting Company showed support for Memorial Day by donating 80,000 packages of its Patriot Blend coffee to U.S. Armed Forces serving overseas.

July 26, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local Marine recounts attack in Fallujah

With a rifle slung over his right shoulder and a bullet-proof vest shielding his chest, Sam Hanson walked with his eight-Marine unit through a dusty marketplace in Fallujah, not expecting much to happen.

July 26, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Quake report unsettling

When the Big One hits Santa Clarita some will likely die, many will be injured and many buildings will be destroyed.

July 26, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV observes Memorial Day today, Monday

Santa Clarita Valley residents have the opportunity to observe Memorial Day in several ways today and Monday.

July 26, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Opponents of billboard deal launch referendum drive

Opponents of the City Council's vote to locate three electronic billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing aging billboards on city thoroughfares have launched a drive to get the decision reversed.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn and Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Last-minute rush at local tax service firms

The day before tax day was crunch day for both taxpayers crunching their own sets of numbers and the tax businesses that re-crunch them.

April 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nearly 1,000 more ballots to be counted Tuesday

Nearly 1,000 more ballots for the Santa Clarita City Council election held last Tuesday will be counted this Tuesday - and they are expected to determine the council's newest member.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘We stayed with her and prayed for her’

A Bay Area couple traveling southbound on Interstate 5 pulled two adults out of a shattered SUV that was involved in a high-speed crash, then told stories and prayed for the couple's 16-year-old daughter when they couldn't get her out of the crumpled vehicle, one of the rescuers said Monday.

April 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assembly district candidates debate CEQA, business

The importance of promoting business and economic growth was a main topic discussed by four candidates running to represent the 36th Assembly District during a forum put on by Santa Clarita Valley media outlets last weekend.

April 14, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pace of presidential prep picks up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included.

April 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


A jump start on the egg hunt

More than 70 kids gathered Easter eggs at Summit Park on Sunday as part of the YMCA's Egg-stravaganza event.

April 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV voters turned out in lows for council election

The intrigue of an open seat and a guaranteed new council member apparently didn't translate to increased voter interest, as voter participation in Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council election was lower than the last election in 2012, according to numbers released by the city this week.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands get muddy at Castaic Lake

Thousands of runners got down and dirty Sunday as they competed in the annual Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race at Castaic Lake.

April 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia brush fire burns half an acre in Santa Clara River wash

A half-acre of "heavy brush" in the Santa Clara River wash near the corner of Valencia Boulevard and Cinema Drive prompted swift action from county firefighters, who knocked the fire down in less than 20 minutes, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

April 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 kids, 3 adults injured in two-vehicle crash near Gorman

Six people including three children were "critically injured" and airlifted to the hospital Sunday following a two-vehicle crash near Gorman, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

April 13, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Driver Fatigue blamed in fatal crash near Agua Dulce

Driver fatigue is suspected to have played a part in a single-car crash near Agua Dulce Saturday night that claimed the life of a Palmdale man, according to the California Highway Patrol officer investigating the incident.

April 13, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita City Council votes to be tallied Tuesday

The race for the Santa Clarita City Council seat formerly occupied by Frank Ferry is expected to be decided Tuesday - a week after the election was held.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands attend waste disposal event

Thousands of people hauled obsolete electronics, unneeded paint and flammable liquids to College of the Canyons on Saturday to take part in an event meant to rid them of the household materials considered too dangerous to go into the normal trash.

April 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Churches to host Easter celebrations

Higher Vision Church will celebrate Easter the same day as everyone else, but it's joining with another Castaic-area church in throwing a party the day before.

April 13, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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