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Summer Meltdown: Bands play to help Yes I Can social inclusion program

The outdoor amphitheater at Golden Valley High School in Canyon Country was transformed into a concert stage as nearly a dozen rock groups performed during the Summer Meltdown concert Saturday afternoon and night.

The music festival, which was headlined by Trapt and featured Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Guilt by Association and Surface Rising, was produced by the William S. Hart Union High School District's Yes I Can program, pairing students with special needs with general education mentors as a way to build social skills.

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


Citations not always issued in collisions

Spending time in our vehicles is a way of life in Southern California and the Santa Clarita Valley. All too often, spending time on the road means we will occasionally be involved in a traffic collision.

Regardless of how many vehicles may be involved, under California's vehicular laws, there is generally a presumption of guilt whenever there is a traffic collision. While not an absolute presumption, one driver is usually at fault.

July 12, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Neighbors rally against project

Around 100 concerned Newhall residents gathered at a neighborhood meeting to voice their opposition to The Avenue at Santa Clarita, a 37-acre proposed residential and commercial center at the old Smiser Ranch mule farm, near Interstate 5, Wiley Canyon Road and Calgrove Boulevard.

Plans for The Avenue at Santa Clarita were submitted by Monteverde Companies in November. Currently, the project would include 800 residencies, retail space and a 300-room hotel with conference center.

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


Juvenile arrested for alleged thefts

A 17-year-old from Canyon Country was arrested Friday night after deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station found what they believed were two stolen laptop computers in the juvenile's bedroom.

Lt. Tom Bryski of the SCV Sheriff's Station said Friday around 9:45 p.m., local deputies visited the home of a juvenile on probation. Bryski said while the 17-year-old was not home, the parents invited the deputies into the house. After visiting the juvenile's room, the deputies found two laptops that they believe were unreported stolen property.

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


Man arrested for allegedly stealing metal in Newhall

Jonathan Feenny of Reseda was arrested Saturday in connection with the theft of metal pieces from a Newhall metal yard, according to a sheriff's official.

Lt. Tom Bryski of the SCV Sheriff's Station said around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feenny, 45, allegedly stole metal pieces from a business near The Old Road and Weldon Canyon Road in Newhall. After loading his truck with the goods, the man drove to a San Fernando Valley recycling shop to collect money for the pieces.

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


First Amendment Scholarship applications being accepted

The application package for the 12th Annual Randy Wicks Memorial First Amendment Scholarship is now available to graduating local high school seniors and students at College of the Canyons.

The Santa Clarita Valley Press Club will award the Wicks scholarship to a local graduating high school student who has chosen a First Amendment-related college major.

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


Restraining order dropped on sergeant

A retired CHP sergeant who was convicted of attacking a Valencia jogger in 2007 had the restraining order against him dissolved this week, while the jogger was slapped with a restraining order, an attorney said Friday.

After an all-day hearing in a San Fernando courtroom Thursday, Steven Gilbert was issued a restraining order to stay away from Dwight McDonald, according to McDonald's attorney, Ross Stucker of Santa Clarita. In January McDonald was found guilty of attacking Gilbert last year.

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


Program aims to generate interest in college

Some local junior high students got a taste of college life Friday when they visited College of the Canyons.

The visit was part of COC's "College, Making It Happen" program, which is designed to get seventh and eighth graders to start thinking about college and lifetime careers.

July 11, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nearly 300 receive degrees

Proud parents, friends and family members, most bundled up for the unseasonably chilly Southern California weather, gathered in the COC stadium Friday evening for The Master's College's 81st annual commencement service.

Holding cameras, gift bags and congratulatory bouquets, they watched as around 300 students, including some from across the nation and around the world, received diplomas from the Christian liberal arts college located in Newhall.

July 11, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart teacher resigns

A Hart district staff member accused of inappropriate contact with a student has resigned from the district, according to a statement released Friday.

The resignation takes effect in June, and the counselor will be paid through the end of the school year, district officials said.

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


Stamp costs going up Monday

It's that time again. Postal rates are going up.

On Monday, the U.S. Postal Service is bumping up the price of a first-class by

July 11, 2008 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Where can employees afford to live locally?

As transportation and housing concerns continue to be major issues in the Santa Clarita Valley, local leaders gathered to brainstorm ways to incorporate affordable housing to the local area during the Valley Industrial Association's symposium.

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


Hart lays off 44

Despite pleas from resource teachers, their students and some of the resource instructional assistants themselves, the Hart district governing board voted Wednesday night to authorize the layoffs off 44 classified personnel, including 30 instructional assistants from the district's resource program.

July 10, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


President signs off on Rim of the Valley study

The president has signed off on a bill that could lead to expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor - quadrupling the size of the recreation area.

July 10, 2008 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


House approves mortgage bailout bill

The House of Representatives passed a housing rescue bill on Thursday, providing $300 billion in refinanced mortgages for struggling homeowners.

July 10, 2008 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


TMC Israel trip still on track

The Master's College professor Dr. William Varner tells students the same thing every year: The question is not if you go to Israel, but when.

August 12, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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