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McKeon urges seniors to file for stimulus check

U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon is encouraging senior citizens to file income tax forms so they can be eligible to receive an economic stimulus check from the federal government.

Seniors who do not normally file a federal tax return must fill out the two-page 1040A form to receive a check from the IRS.

June 13, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Single Mothers Outreach on the mend

After closing its doors for three months, the struggling Single Mothers Outreach charity is slowly getting back on its feet, board president DaAnne Smith announced this week.

The charity, which has a client list of more than 1,000 Santa Clarita single mothers, laid off all paid staff and suspended services in late October to restructure its finances and leadership. The group was able to resume limited services in February and provide services for 43 of their clients by the end of March, according to Smith's quarterly report.

June 13, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brush fire in Valencia

Firefighters made quick work of a fire that scorched two acres in the wash near the intersection of Creekside Road and Town Center Drive Saturday night.

June 13, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Final election results delayed to Wednesday

The final results of Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council election will most likely not be released until this Wednesday, according to City Clerk Sharon Dawson.

About 1,000 ballots still need to be verified and each ballot contains up to two votes.

June 13, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ten-year-old raises funds for child in need

Ten-year-old Ashton Hoffman, winner of the Little Miss Queen Valencia pageant, is helping raise funds for a child in need.

June 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local news briefs

County hosts E-waste collection

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


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


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Rare summer snow hits Santa Clarita

July 17, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water restrictions: Who’s going to enforce them?

While California's top water agency determined Tuesday that water-wasters are going to face stiff fines, the enforcement of those new regulations falls to local agencies, officials said Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Not guilty plea entered for former deputy charged with firing gun after prank

A not-guilty plea was entered Wednesday for a retired sheriff's deputy charged with firing his gun after neighborhood kids played a "ding dong ditch" prank on him.

July 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City hosts billboard referendum information on site

The city of Santa Clarita is now hosting online information related to the November special election on billboards.

July 16, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Parts stolen from 2 vehicles left at SCV commuter parking lots

In two separate incidents at commuter parking lots on opposite ends of the Santa Clarita Valley, a car and a truck were stripped of parts after owners left them on the lots.

July 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


16 candidates line up for open Saugus board seat

Sixteen candidates will be interviewed Friday to determine who will fill the vacant seat on the Saugus Union School District board.

July 16, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fillmore & Western trains to run ... at least a little longer

Fillmore and Western Railway's tourist trains can continuing rolling on the Santa Paula Branch line for at least the next few months, a judge ruled Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Car slams through plate-glass window at Canyon Country library

A woman was sent to the hospital after her car crashed through a plate-glass window Wednesday morning at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library.

July 16, 2014 | By Austin Dave and Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Slightly cooler week for SCV

Highs Tuesday reached 91 degrees in Canyon Country and 89 degrees in Saugus.

July 16, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Report released for Powerhouse Fire

A damaged insulator and visible signs of arcing on a power line conductor found near where the Powerhouse Fire started are among the reasons the blaze was determined to be caused by power lines, according to a report released Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested in burglary, burglary attempt in Fair Oaks Ranch

A 22-year-old Canyon Country man out on bail after being charged with burglary and assault with a deadly weapon last month was arrested Tuesday for burglary and attempted burglary, a sheriff's official said.

July 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Captain to business: Beware cyber crime

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's Capt. Roosevelt Johnson told local business leaders Tuesday he wants to have one of his investigators give them a training session on cyber crime.

July 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


County supervisors adopt Laura’s law

County supervisors voted Tuesday to implement Laura's Law - a law that allows counties to pursue court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment for individuals suffering from mental illnesses.

July 15, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


No criminal charges in May 31 SCV traffic collision

No criminal charges are expected in a single-car crash last May that left five teenage girls injured, one seriously, according to a traffic collision investigator with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

July 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall man arrested on sex charge

A 22-year-old Newhall man has been arrested on suspicion he sent "harmful matter" to a minor, according to a detective with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

July 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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