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Canyon High receives district's diversity award

In recognition of its "Breaking Down the Walls" workshops, Camp Darfur reenactment event and Yes I Can program - among other activities that promote harmony among social groups - Canyon High School has received the Hart district's Valuing Diversity Award for the 2007-08 school year.

August 25, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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UPDATE: Worden-Roberts remembered as friend, mentor, advocate

Ask anyone who's been in the Santa Clarita Valley a while and they'll tell you: the fingerprints of Connie Worden-Roberts are all over the area.

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


UPDATE: Castaic barricaded suspect captured by sheriff’s deputies

A 44-year-old Castaic woman allegedly kidnapped a man at gunpoint Wednesday and then holed up inside her mobile home while deputies surrounded the residence, some with guns drawn.

August 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt and Austin Dave Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Not guilty plea entered on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless driving charge

One of two people arrested in June on suspicion they were driving recklessly in a show of speed on Bouquet Canyon Road pleaded not guilty to the charge in court Wednesday, a spokesman for he Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

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


Valencia baby set for lung surgery in September

A Valencia family is in the process of coping and staying positive as they wait until September for lung surgery for their infant daughter.

August 13, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC's fall semester to be largest in school history

This fall, College of the Canyons will provide students and community members with access to the largest schedule of classes in school history by providing seats for more than 51,000 potential students.

August 13, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water officials list some exemptions to drought rules

Santa Clarita Valley residents who have cut their water consumption by 20 percent over the past year will be exempt from watering schedule restrictions - and from the fines they carry, water officials said Tuesday.

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


UPDATE: Long-serving SCV volunteer Connie Worden-Roberts dies at 83

Connie Worden-Roberts, the Santa Clarita Valley volunteer powerhouse who helped establish the city and create many of the amenities residents know today, died Tuesday following a long illness. She was 83.

August 12, 2014 | By Luke Money and Josh Ortiz Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV students head back to school for new year

It was back to school Tuesday, at least at five Newhall School District campuses, and if the mood at Dr. Michael McGrath Elementary School was any indication, it'll be a good year.

August 12, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Inspector General to review cases for crime-reporting accuracy

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – On a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion instructing the Inspector General to review and analyze a sample of Sheriff's closed cases and report back to the Board on the accuracy of their classification of crimes in 30 days.

August 12, 2014 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich | Santa Clarita Valley News


Contract extended for lake mussel inspections

County supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with continuing efforts to muscle mussels out of Castaic and Pyramid lakes.

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


Man held for trial in BB gun shooting incident

A Valencia man arrested in May on suspicion he wounded a woman in her eye during a road rage incident has been ordered to stand trial on the charges filed against him.

August 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: One injured in boat fire at Canyon Country home

A man was critically injured and taken to the hospital with second- and third-degree burns Tuesday after fire broke out in a boat parked at a Canyon Country residence, spreading to a travel trailer parked next to it.

August 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt and Austin Dave Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Daniels enters race for Castaic Lake Water Agency

(Santa Clarita, CA) – Newhall resident Stephen Daniels is proud to announce his candidacy for the Castaic Lake Water Agency Board of Directors after officially filing his paperwork on Friday, August 8. Daniels is seeking to represent Division 2.

August 12, 2014 | Source: Campaign to elect Stephen Daniels | Santa Clarita Valley News


High humidity could stick around in SCV

August 12, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tempers high during Acton-Agua Dulce bullet train meeting

Acton residents sent a message loud and clear to California High-Speed Rail Authority officials Monday night: we don't want your stinking train.

August 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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