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Bikers bar-hop for Hunger Defense Fund

Anyone in Canyon Country hoping to take advantage of the first lazy Sunday of summer and sleep in probably had a rude awakening when nearly 60 motorcylists revved their engines and rumbled down Soledad Canyon Road shortly after 10 a.m.

Thankfully, those motorcyclists were among Santa Clarita Valley's philanthropists, as they bar-hopped throughout the SCV to benefit the Santa Clarita Hunger Defense Fund as part of the 4th Annual Renegade Classics Summer Kick Off Poker Run.

August 24, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hybrid vehicles on display at Whole Foods

Lost in the outcry of rising gasoline prices in the Santa Clarita Valley and around the world is the amount of emissions and waste emanating from our vehicles. Automobile-makers are trying to do their part in building vehicles that are cleaner and more fuel efficient.

Many auto manufacturers are building electric or hydrogen cell vehicles that are consistent with California's stringent rules on engine emissions. However, a few auto manufacturers have developed a technology known as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles, which only emit 10 percent emissions from their engines.

August 24, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Continuing a cultural tradition

For more than 10 months, the children of the Joga family have been dedicating countless hours to rehearsing and preparing their Lithuanian Folk Dance.

But the weekly trips to St. Casimir's in Los Angeles for their practice sessions will soon come to an end as the Saugus teens prepare to debut their skills at the 13th Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival, set to take place in Los Angeles at the beginning of July.

August 24, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcycle rider dies in solo crash

A solo motorcycle crash proved fatal Sunday morning, claiming the life of a 55-year-old motorcyclist driving northbound on Soledad Canyon Road near Agua Dulce, according to Officer Kevin Pack of the California Highway Patrol.

Shortly after 10:45 a.m., the motorcyclist, whose name was not yet released by authorities, drove along Soledad Canyon Road when he apparently lost control at an embankment and veered off the road, according to Pack.

August 24, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


High school, district named after film star William S. Hart

According to the school history on the Hart High School Web site, actor and director William S. Hart was very touched by the board of education naming both the school district and the first school after him - despite the fact that he had suggested the school be named after Civil War General John Fremont.

The district was actually originally given the title "Santa Clarita High School District," but the name was soon changed to honor Hart, local Western film star and community benefactor.

August 24, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City planning a block party

The City of Santa Clarita is having a block party.

Before you start putting your barbecue in the trunk and your drinks on ice, however, be aware that the party is open only to those who live in a particular neighborhood, specially chosen by City officials.

August 24, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Keep them busy at the Boys & Girls Club

August 24, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thirsty mountain lion spotted in Saugus

In this heat, humans are not the only living beings seeking cooler ground. Last week, it was a bear trying to take a swim. This morning, a mountain lion was apparently thirsty.

August 24, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gas prices close in on $5 point

Since breaking the $4 point just a month ago, the price of gas in the Santa Clarita Valley has continued its rapid rise and one local analyst believes that it will soon hit $5 a gallon.

August 23, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Coalition forms to raise issues at city hall

Got a problem in Saugus? Newhall's got your back.

August 23, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Hang up and drive' about to become California law

Come July 1, it's time to hang up and drive.

August 23, 2008 | By Parimal Rohit & Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mechanic builds hybrid converters

At first glance, it looks like a standard part of the car: a tall black cylinder that fits neatly in the back of a car's front bumper.

August 23, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested for backing over 2 people

A Santa Clarita man was arrested Saturday after allegedly backing over two people in a Saugus parking lot and fleeing the scene.

August 23, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Applicants for panels announced

Friday was the deadline to apply for a position on the Santa Clarita Planning Commission, the Parks, Recreation and Services Commission and the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel. Members of the Santa Clarita City Council will select from the pool of applicants in July to appoint or reappoint the open seats.

August 23, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


TESOL certificate available at COC

Interested in teaching English to foreign language speakers? Earning a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Certificate is easier than ever. The College of the Canyons Interim University Center is making a TESOL certificate program available through a series of UCLA extension courses.

August 23, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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CORRECTION: CLWA's water rate increase thrown out

Editor's note: This version corrects the previous, which incorrectly stated the agency to which he referred in his "cheap shot" quote.

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


Newhall eye doctor blindsided by break-in

A Newhall eye doctor never saw it coming.

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


What to do with an ownerless house

The Santa Clarita City Council has petitioned to appoint a receiver for a boarded-up Canyon Country house whose legal owner they have been unable to locate.

July 14, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brown signs tax credit bill

Legislation touted by Santa Clarita Valley lawmakers that would create tax credits for the aerospace industry and that also includes other tax incentives apparently designed to benefit electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. has received Gov. Jerry Brown's signature.

July 12, 2014 | Signal Staff and wire reports | Santa Clarita Valley News


Possible new Cemex strategy

The Santa Clarita City Council has endorsed a federal resolution that could improve services in the Angeles National Forest and aid in the battle to keep the Cemex mine out of the northeast Santa Clarita Valley.

July 12, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Concerts in the Park series kicks off

The old adage about the early bird and the worm wasn't lost on the thousands of people like Canyon Country residents Julio and Martha Luna who arrived hours before the 7 p.m. start of the kickoff performance of Santa Clarita's 25th annual Concerts in the Park series.

July 12, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Deputies uncover cache of concentrated weed

Sheriff's officials said Saturday they were investigating a cache of hundreds of packages of concentrated cannabis known as "honey wax" discovered after a routine traffic stop in Castaic.

July 12, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV gets a taste of Japan at sushi class

Twenty knives, cutting boards and towels sat neatly in front of 20 hopeful sushi chefs taking part in a sushi-making class on Saturday at Canyon Country Park.

July 12, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV veterans honored at luncheon

"For those who have put their lives on the line for our country, freedom has a special meaning that many may never know," Santa Clarita Valley businessman Fred Arnold told nearly 200 Thursday at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's Patriots Luncheon.

July 11, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Summer Sunset Concert

People dance and enjoy the music of the beach music band Hodads at the Valencia Marketplace amphitheater on Friday.

July 11, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Concerts in the Park setup

Workers from SOS Entertainment set up the stage for Concerts in the Park, which begins Saturday with DSB, a Journey tribute band, in Central Park at 7 p.m.

July 11, 2014 | By Corey Rubin For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


13-year-old Valencia kid 'pays it forward'

Thirteen-year-old baseball fan Hunter Ventress grinned from beneath his baseball cap Friday as he described how a lost baseball glove led to a food drive for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry.

July 11, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Judge Tosses Castaic Lake Water Agency’s “Special Tax” on Valley Water Users

Newhall, Calif. (July 11, 2014) -- Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant ruled Thursday that Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA) must rescind an illegal "special tax" imposed on Valley water users last July.

July 11, 2014 | Source: Newhall County Water District | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fillmore’s tourist train in battle to avoid end of the line

A Ventura County Superior Court judge's recent eviction of the Fillmore & Western Railway from the Santa Paula Branch line is not the end of the line for the railway's tourism excursions or its movie location rental business - not just yet, anyway.

July 11, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supreme Court accepts review of Newhall Ranch case

The California Supreme Court has agreed to review aspects of an appellate court decision on the Newhall Ranch development project, officials said Friday.

July 11, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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