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Council to decide on adding Hasley Hills to city

The Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday will consider filing a request with the county to redraw the city's boundaries to include the Hasley Hills portion of Castaic.

The annexed portion would encompass 5,000 residents and 1,430 acres of land in the Hasley Hills, Live Oak and North Bluffs communities and Valencia Commerce Center. The area consists of 1,500 homes and 6 million square-feet of industrial buildings.

June 19, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former Valencia woman found guilty of murder

An Orange County jury convicted a Valencia woman who called herself the devil and stabbed an acquaintance who said he found God of second degree murder, officials announced early Thursday morning. The verdict was announced in Superior Court Judge Daniel Barrett McNerney's courtroom in Santa Ana.

Samantha Rothwell, 21, was at a party at the Hotel Huntington Beach on the night of Aug. 15, 2006 when she stabbed 18-year-old Walter Rivas, who was standing on a balcony outside of a room. According to prosecutors, Rothwell, who was on the balcony smoking, stabbed Rivas when he said he "saw God."

June 19, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jury trial set for accused rapist

SAN FERNANDO - Formal charges were officially filed against accused rapist Adrian Arriano on Thursday morning at the San Fernando Superior Court. After Deputy District Attorney Angela Jordan read 27 total counts to the judge, Arriano entered a plea of not guilty.

Superior Court Judge Barbara Scheper scheduled a jury trial in the matter for June 13.

June 19, 2008 | By Parimall M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Burrtec dumps MRF location

Plans to build a giant recycling center along Sierra Highway in Newhall are officially dead.

Burrtec Waste Industries has taken the final step to scrap the plans after residents in the area waged a "Stop the Dump" war, citing concerns about the pollution and traffic the plant could bring.

June 18, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart bison dies after vet care

Scientists and animal specialists are reviewing data today to determine what caused a young American bison to die suddenly Wednesday morning at William S. Hart Park.

The bison, about one year old, died suddenly after emerging from a general anesthetic administered by a local veterinarian, as part of a routine castration procedure.

June 18, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Youth Grove memorial: Never forget

Under a moonlit sky, more than 100 mourners gathered at Central Park on Wednesday to remember the local youth who have lost their lives in traffic collisions.

At the third annual Evening of Remembrance at the park's Youth Grove memorial, local high school students read the names of the 71 who have died. Some were as young as 6 years old.

June 18, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Final council vote count doesn't change outcome

The final results are in and Laurie Ender and Bob Kellar will be taking the two seats open on the Santa Clarita City Council.

About 1,000 provisional and absentee ballots tabulated Wednesday did not change the outcome since the unofficial results were released April 8. Ender and Kellar held their significant lead over Bob Spierer, Diane Trautman and Maria Gutzeit.

June 18, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcyclist remains in critical condition

A Santa Clarita motorcyclist remained in critical condition Wednesday after being hit by a motor home Sunday night.

June 18, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man dies when vehicle strikes tree, flips

A Hart High School graduate was killed late Tuesday evening after his vehicle struck a tree and flipped over in Castaic.

June 18, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staf Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Five named to oversight committee

Five newly appointed members will take their places on the Measure V Citizens' Oversight Committee when the group holds its next meeting April 28 in the board room at the William S. Hart Union High School District administrative office.

June 18, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Emergency Expo set for Saturday

The 16th annual Santa Clarita Emergency Expo will be hosted at the College of the Canyons on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 18, 2008 | By Joe Cardwell Special to The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jury in Castro trial still deliberating

The jury in the Esperanza Castro murder trial continued its deliberations on Thursday but did not reach a verdict.

June 18, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castro defense: 'I am defending her honor'

SAN FERNANDO - The fate of Esperanza Castro was sent to the jury on Wednesday afternoon, as attorneys on both sides presented closing arguments and rested their respective cases.

Defense attorney Peter Korn told the jury that the prosecution rushed to judgment in charging his client with murder.

June 18, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boys & Girls Club celebrates its alumni

"When I felt like I wanted to quit, I kept persevering."

June 17, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Updated: Educators discuss school budgets at VIA luncheon

Due to the proposed cuts to education, the Hart district recently had to cut and adjust its budget by 10 percent - or $10.3 million - even though the exact percentage of cuts has not yet been determined at the state level.

"Will that 10 percent really be a 10 percent cut, or a 7 percent cut, or 5 percent? We don't know at this point, but we are ready for the worst case scenario," Jaime Castellanos, superintendent of the William S. Hart Union High School District, said Tuesday. "The hardest thing right now is the uncertainty of the budget."

June 17, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Reckless driver leads CHP in pursuit to Tarzana

Shortly after 8:30 a.m. today, an officer assigned to the West Valley Area office spotted a black Ford Explorer with paper plates traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour eastbound on U.S. 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. The officer attempted to stop the driver but he failed to yield and began to elude the officer. Due to the dangerous speed of the suspect driver CHP immediately requested the assistance of an LAPD airship as other CHP units joined the pursuit. At one point during the pursuit the suspect driver appeared to aim the vehicle at a ...

August 25, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol Southern Division | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC football player in critical condition

A College of the Canyons football player involved in a two-vehicle crash in Sylmar that killed two of his teammates remained in critical condition Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

August 25, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New 'Donate Life' license plates available

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 – Donate Life California announces the Pink Dot Plate featuring the pink "DONOR" dot is now called the Donate Life Plate and features the blue and green Donate Life logo, the national symbol for organ, eye and tissue donation. Reservations for this license plate are immediately available at www.DonateLifePlate.org.

August 25, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic school grading to begin

Graders are expected to be on site and moving earth at Castaic High School within the next few weeks, according to officials with the William S. Hart Union High School District.

August 25, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A reason to ride

Heart of the West is the biggest annual fundraiser for Carousel Ranch, a nonprofit dedicated to providing therapy for disabled children through horseback riding.

August 25, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall mechanic turns crank cases into art

The floor of the German Autohaus body shop garage in Newhall is littered with what you would expect - a crankshaft here, an engine block there.

August 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3-year-old boy airlifted after near-drowning in Valencia

A 3-year-old boy was airlifted to Children's Hospital Los Angeles Sunday evening after falling into a pool in Valencia, according to a sergeant at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

August 24, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC campaign aims to help students to success

As the new school year begins Monday at College of the Canyons, school officials are launching a program to help students succeed when they arrive at college inadequately prepared.

August 24, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents get a chance to tell Santa Clarita what they want

What do you want to see and do in Santa Clarita?

August 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


More rabid bats turn up in the Santa Clarita Valley

The Santa Clarita Valley continues to account for the majority of rabid bat discoveries countywide this year, with four found so far this month in the SCV, according to a report released by Los Angeles County.

August 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Families get out, get active at sports and health festival

Families tossed, paddled and climbed Saturday during the city of Santa Clarita's Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

August 23, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Memorial held for city activist

A crowd of around 200 gathered at Eternal Valley Memorial Park Saturday to pay their respects to and share their memories of longtime local volunteer and advocate Connie Worden-Roberts.

August 23, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Delays expected this week for I-5 pavement improvement project

In addition to upcoming Labor Day traffic, Santa Clarita residents can also expect delays starting Sunday on Interstate 5.

August 23, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Containment fails to catch shoplifter

Deputies set up a containment area around Valencia Boulevard and McBean Parkway as they searched for a shoplifter Saturday afternoon, but the man got away.

August 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Crash kills two COC football players, seriously injures a third

Two young men who played football at College of the Canyons were killed Friday night when a 2005 Nissan 300Z they were riding in crashed into a van on San Fernando Road in Sylmar, police and college officials said Saturday.

August 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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