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Rosedell students run with Rosie the Roadrunner

With her arm in a cast after she broke it in a soccer game, fourth-grader Ashley Heys wasn't sure she could participate in Rosedell Elementary School's jog-a-thon.

But when the time came to run, she decided to just do it.

June 02, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Driving' under the influence of ... a computer

Twenty-year-old Nikki Rivera says she doesn't drink. Behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Aveo, she drove through a parking lot and hit 12 out of 45 cones with her blood alcohol content registering .5 percent.

She hadn't had a drop of alcohol.

June 02, 2008 | By Joe Cardwell For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Center for Canyon Country?

Santa Clarita city officials are considering three Canyon Country sites as potential locations for a community center similar to the one in Newhall.

Such a center would be aimed at serving high-risk youth but could evolve into a whole-community service center for adults, youth and children, officials said.

June 02, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Traffic cop Banks retires after 34 years

Deputy Tommy Banks, the legendary traffic "enforcer" of the Santa Clarita Valley, has issued his last ticket, causing drivers all over town to breathe a sigh of relief.

June 01, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Winter shelter wants to stay open

Two weeks after it closed its doors for the season, the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter expressed hope that it would never have to close its doors ever again on Sunday. Tim Davis, the executive director of the Santa Clarita Community Development Corporation, told members of the Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley that the Emergency Winter Shelter exceeded expectations this past winter, and plans are in the works to make the shelter's operations year-round.

June 01, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The failed dream of Las Lomas

Next time you're stuck on the Golden State Freeway inside the Newhall Pass, imagine a beehive of townhomes clustered up along the steep eastern ridge.

June 01, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local Marine headed for Afghanistan

It's a long way from the Santa Clarita Valley to Afghanistan, but Lance Corporal Daryl Crookston is packed and rarin' to go.

June 01, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


DUI checkpoint in Valencia nets 4 arrests

A Friday night DUI checkpoint by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station led to arrests for three drivers allegedly driving under the influence and one arrest for a narcotics possession, according to sheriff's report.

May 31, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Humans perform stunts for beasts at Shambala

The Shambala Preserve in Acton reinvented an old favorite when they held a circus just for the wild animals during Saturday's first Cirque du Shambala at the wild animal sanctuary.

The afternoon circus, which raised money for the preserve, featured performances by members of the Hollywood Aerial Artists, who demonstrated their skills on stilts, silks and hoops.

May 31, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Anatomy of a murder trial

For years, criminal trials have grabbed headlines and captivated people's attention. Locally, The Signal has covered the Esperanza Castro murder trial - the woman accused of killing her husband, Ramon

Castro, and leaving his dead body in a pickup truck at a Highway 14 overpass.

May 31, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


You'll have to get past this man

If a line is being drawn in the sand anywhere in Los Angeles County, Sandor Winger is the man who draws that line.

His official title is "Executive Director of the Local Agency Formation Commission for the County of Los Angeles."

May 31, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Yes I Can fundraiser is a Go Tonight

Saturday night's Texas Hold'Em tournament to benefit Yes I Can, the William S. Hart Union High School District's social-inclusion program for students with special needs, is a go.

May 30, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


FEMA closes Pasadena info center

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that the information center set up in Pasadena to aid victims of the fall 2007 wildfires closed Friday evening.

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


Homeless issue discussion set for Sunday

Winter is gone and the temporary homeless shelter is closed, but there are still homeless people in Santa Clarita.

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


Newhall school garners lab for science

Newhall Elementary School, the oldest school in the Newhall School District, dating back to 1940, celebrated the opening of its new science laboratory last week, and a grant from the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation will help put the finishing touches on the project.

May 30, 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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