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Trial nears in infant death case

Nearly two years after she was charged with murder and assault on a child for allegedly dumping her dead newborn daughter in a trash bin, Jacqueline Linaras is set to appear in Dept. G of the San Fernando Superior Court today for her pretrial conference.

Attorneys from both sides will discuss formal evidence and file potential motions with the judge. At today's hearing, Judge Alice Hill will oversee the proceedings.

June 30, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Paramedics, EMTs go on strike

With labor negotiations at a standstill, more than 60 Santa Clarita Valley paramedics and emergency medical technicians were among those who rejected American Medical Response's most recent offer and carried through with a planned strike Monday morning.

Corporate officials say they will keep the service going with assistance from other ambulance firms and hope to see a quick end to the strike.

June 30, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mayors prayer breakfast set for Thursday

A local business group will be hosting the 4th annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayors Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning at the Valencia Hyatt to pray for leaders who shape the future of the community.

The Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council will be hosting its own prayer event in front of City Hall after the breakfast.

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


COC to celebrate Law Day Thursday

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Law Day on Thursday, College of the Canyons will hold student debates and a presentation on the issue of appointed versus elected judges, all with a theme of "Can You Buy Your Own Judge?"

A recent article by the former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on interest groups and the court system inspired a COC student planning committee to find out more about the issue and then present its findings (including commentary from United States District Court Judge Otis Wright, Jr., and California Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Buckley) in honor ...

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


Alleged Hart scandal being probed

An employee at a Hart district high school is being investigated for allegedly having an "inappropriate" relationship with a 16-year-old student, it was reported Monday.

June 30, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC to host communication strategist

Communication strategist Pamela Cox-Otto will give a series of presentations on marketing to and teaching a multi-generational audience, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons on May 12.

June 29, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two DUI arrests made at Newhall checkpoint

A joint sobriety checkpoint over the weekend resulted in two DUI arrests, Sgt. Matthew Hill of the California Highway Patrol reported on Sunday.

June 29, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Search & Rescue team sharpens its skills

With springtime in the Santa Clarita Valley in full swing, many residents take it upon themselves to enjoy a beautiful warm morning at one of the areas many canyons, trails, paths and nature walks. However, enjoying a nature walk is not risk-free. The threat of injury or entrapment along any of these trails or canyons can be life-threatening, and it is incumbent upon the county Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team to seek out individuals in distress and assist them to safety.

June 29, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


School named for leader with foresight

Editor's note: Over the next several weeks, The Signal is giving you a closer look at local schools named for individuals.

Of the 15 schools in the Saugus Union Elementary School District, two have been named for former superintendents who left legacies of fostering excellence in education for all students in the communities of Canyon Country, Saugus, and Valencia.

June 29, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boydston reflects on council term

Over the last 16 months, TimBen Boydston made each of the Santa Clarita City Council meetings a lot longer than they already were - and he's not apologizing for it.

During his brief time serving on the City Council, the Newhall resident was known for his many probing questions and criticism aimed at not only local developers and their massive projects, but fellow council members and city staff as well.

June 29, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Veterans dept. says ex-marine owes nearly $4,000

Picture in your mind the iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photograph of the Second World War.

One of the proudest moments in American history - five brave U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy serviceman working together to erect the Stars & Stripes atop a strategic island in the West Pacific Ocean.

June 29, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Volunteers clean home sites lost to wildfires

Every few seconds, volunteers walked onto the sidewalk carrying a shovelful of debris.

Wearing white masks on their faces, they tossed the remains into a large dumpster, sending dust and ash into the air.

June 28, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bouquet Junction is city's busiest crossroad

Known for congested intersections and jam-packed, gridlocked freeways, busy roads are as much a part of life in Southern California as food and air.

Santa Clarita is no different. While many roads in the Los Angeles area rank among the busiest in the world, several roads in the Santa Clarita Valley are busy enough to raise the blood-pressure of just about any motorist traveling in the area.

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


Car jumps curb, goes off the wall

A driver escaped injury late Saturday afternoon when her late-model Honda Accord sedan jumped a curb in a Canyon Country parking lot and landed on a retaining wall with one wheel hanging in mid-air.

The mishap took place in the Rainbow Market lot at the corner of Rainbow Glen and Golden Triangle Road in Canyon Country.

June 28, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rio Norte PTSA named best in state

In recognition of its outstanding creativity, outreach and parent involvement, the Rio Norte Junior High School PTSA has been named the best in the state.

The school's Parent Teacher Student Association, which boasts 1,450 members, has several programs that set it apart from other organizations, according to President Dee Dee Jacobson. For instance, the WINGS - Welcoming In Newcomers and Giving Support - program is designed to ease the transition into junior high school.

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


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‘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


Residents can chat with new sheriff’s captain

Santa Clarita is inviting residents to a "meet and greet' for the new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station captain Wednesday at City Hall.

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


Branching out to green living

Thousands of people were schooled on how to reduce their impact on the environment during Santa Clarita's annual Earth Arbor Day at Central Park on Saturday.

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


The pack looks back

As election returns rolled in during last Tuesday's challenger-heavy Santa Clarita City Council race, a pattern emerged: The two incumbents were comfortably out front, and a pack of two to five challengers was clumped behind them in a race for the third seat so close that its results won't be known, at the earliest, until the last ballot is counted this Tuesday.

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


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