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Local gas prices break $4 mark

Gasoline prices in the Santa Clarita Valley broke the $4-a-gallon mark Thursday, and a local analyst says he sees no end to skyrocketing prices.

The price for premium stood at $4.05 a gallon at the Chevron station at Magic Mountain Parkway and The Old Road, according to a survey conducted Thursday morning by Randy Cressall, owner of Valencia Auto Spa.

June 12, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Girls take a swing around the field

School was out this week for spring break, but the softball field at Saugus High School was full of activity Thursday as the softball team shared its skills with younger girls from the community.

"It's a fundraiser, but it's also just to expose the youth in the community to Saugus Softball," Saugus Softball Coach Julie Watson said of the daylong softball clinic. "I think it's fun for the younger girls to meet the current players."

June 12, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Market opens year in new location

It was 78 degrees with not a cloud in the sky for opening day of the Farmers' Market in Newhall on Thursday.

The small, open-air market on Market Street featured vendors selling granola, hummus, vegetables and strawberries.

June 12, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Defense questions memory expert in Castro murder

SAN FERNANDO - The second day of defense testimony in the Castro trial turned technical, as defense attorney Peter Korn questioned an expert in the field of eyewitness memory and visual perception.

Esperanza Castro, 45, is accused of killing her husband, Ramon, in the bedroom of their Canyon Country home on March 22, 2006, then leaving his body on Sierra Highway in the bed of his pickup ttruck. It was found the next morning.

June 12, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Breakfast with the gibbons fundraiser set for weekend

Local residents will have the chance to spend their Saturday morning with apes as part of the Gibbons Conservation Center's annual fundraiser.

June 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City plans Arbor Day celebration

The city of Santa Clarita is going green this Saturday in celebration of Arbor Day at a ceremony starting 10 a.m. in Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus.

June 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alpert donates $15M to CalArts

Eight-time Grammy award winner and A&M Records co-founder Herb Alpert and his wife Lani Hall have made a $15 million gift to the School of Music at CalArts.

June 11, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita ranks as 11th fastest growing retail market in California

The city of Santa Clarita ranks as the 11th fastest growing retail market in the state and among the "Top 25 City Retail Markets in California," according to the recent California Retail Survey.

June 11, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies charge pair with mail theft

Two suspected mail thieves were arrested in a Saugus neighborhood after a resident took action.

Edgard Nunez, 22, and Sarah Paloyo, 25, both of Granada Hills, were arrested around noon Monday after a tipster reportedly saw them taking items from several mail boxes in the 25400 block of Sheffield Lane.

June 11, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CHP checkpoint nets 4 arrests for DUI

Narrowing things down is a major facet of sobriety checkpoints. Between 8 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday, California Highway Patrol officers screened 315 vehicles on Sierra Highway near Sand Canyon Road.

Of those, Officer John Lutz said 15 drivers performed field sobriety tests.

June 11, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Largest voter turnout in a decade?

Tuesday's City Council election may have seen the largest voter turnout in 10 years, according to preliminary estimates from the Santa Clarita City Clerk's office.

More than 13,400 voters cast their ballots for Tuesday's election, according to City Clerk Sharon Dawson. A total of 12,408 ballots were included in Tuesday night's results and Dawson said she estimates her office still needs to verify about 1,000 absentee and provisional ballots. The result of that count will be announced Monday.

June 11, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon: 'I want the victory'

On the heels of two days of testimony by America's top general in Iraq, U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon stood behind the war effort Wednesday.

"As we enter the fifth year of the war ... it's important to remind the American people what we're fighting for," McKeon, R-Calif., said during a conference call with several reporters. "The results produced by the surge are important and impressive."

June 11, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ender, Kellar win Santa Clarita City Council race

Santa Clarita voters chose Laurie Ender and Bob Kellar to fill the City Council's two expiring seats, according to unofficial results released late Tuesday evening.

June 10, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two winners celebrate with family, friends

As preliminary results from Tuesday's City Council election showed Laurie Ender and Bob Kellar snagging the open council seats, the two celebrated their wins with parties around Santa Clarita.

June 10, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Defense begins its case in Castro trial

SAN FERNANDO - On day one of the defense's case in the trial of Esperanza Castro, two witnesses testified about what they saw happening around the Castro house near the time of Ramon Castro's murder.

June 10, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Newhall man arrested on attempted murder charge

A Newhall woman was injured and rushed to the hospital with lacerations to her head and neck, a local sheriff's deputy said Monday.

April 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies investigating home egging incident

School bullies are suspected in the "egging" of a house and a car in Valencia last week, according to a report filed by a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Deputy who responded to the incident.

April 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Samsung expanding into SCV

Samsung, one of the world's leading electronics companies, has selected Santa Clarita to open its new research and development lab, setting its sights on becoming an audio systems powerhouse.

April 07, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rising through the ranks

When Gabriel Magdaleno was a kid, he enjoyed accompanying his grandfather to the Van Nuys General Motors plant, where Camaros and Firebirds were then built.

April 07, 2014 | Charlie Kaijo | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff hopefuls talk at forum

Working to restore public trust was among the top priorities stated Saturday by a selection of the candidates running to be the new sheriff of Los Angeles County.

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


Vandals strike Castaic Elementary again

In what has become a monthly occurrence this year, vandals illegally entered Castaic Union School District classrooms recently, damaged property and, in the most recent case, rifled through the desks of at least two teachers, according to a report on file at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on Sunday.

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


Congressional candidates spar in early campaign forum

With longtime Santa Clarita Valley Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, set to depart this year from the seat he has held for more than two decades, three men made their cases to succeed him during a candidate forum Saturday.

April 05, 2014 | Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


Volunteers recognized at Senior Center ceremony

Some of the Santa Clarita Valley's most dedicated volunteers were recognized for their service Saturday during an international-themed party at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.

April 05, 2014 | Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Short-term fix for Bouquet water impasse moving ahead

A temporary quick fix to the Bouquet Canyon water impasse is under way, but a more permanent solution that would allow the creek to flow freely appears stymied for now, officials from various agencies said.

April 05, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley pint-sized chefs cook cuisine

Dozens of youngsters donned their chef hats Friday for an up-close look on how to prepare a healthy meal.

April 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita seal appears on City Council materials

Some candidates for Santa Clarita City Council may have improperly used the city seal on campaign mailers that were sent out to members of the public.

April 04, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Convicted serial rapist may be released in unincorporated area near Palmdale

A Santa Clara Superior Court judge ruled Friday that a serial rapist who admitted to attacking dozens of women could potentially reside at a home in an unincorporated area near Palmdale, according to officials.

April 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 bank robbers sentenced to decades in prison

Two reputed gang members convicted of robbing a bank in Canyon Country before leading police on a wild chase down Los Angeles freeways to downtown, where they tossed money from their fleeing car, were sentenced Friday to lengthy prison terms.

April 04, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Puig out, Kemp in for Dodgers home opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yasiel Puig has been scratched from the starting lineup after arriving late for the Los Angeles Dodgers' home opener.

April 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Art Slam gets cheesy in Newhall

People were saying, "cheese" in Newhall Thursday night, but not for the camera.

April 04, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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