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Three-year-old girl drowns

A 3-year-old girl drowned about 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the community pool of the Rancho Tesoro clubhouse in the Tesoro del Valle development near Valencia, said Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. Supervisor Fire Dispatcher Eddie Pickett encouraged residents to be vigilant in watching their children around water.

July 19, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Middle School offers spring musical

Castaic Middle School is presenting "Once Upon a Mattress" as its spring musical today at 7:30 p.m. in its Multi-Purpose Room.

Written in 1959, high schools traditionally have found the musical a popular choice. Adapted from Hans Christian Anderson's story "The Princess and the Pea," the musical tells of a somewhat masculine princess who must win the hand of a sensitive prince over the protests of an overbearing queen mother. The queen does not think the princess is sensitive enough for her son, so she devises the test of the matress and the pea. The queen sets ...

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


City, county host pet vaccination

The city of Santa Clarita, along with the county, is hosting the annual Pet Vaccination Clinic today from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Santa Clarita Park.

Low-cost vaccinations, license renewal and micro-chipping services will be available for dogs. Vaccinations include a $6 Rabies vaccine, the $14 six-in-one Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza and Parvovius, and the $11 Bordetella vaccine. Rabies vaccinations are required by state law for all dogs at least four months of age. Pet micro-chipping will be offered free of charge. Proof of spay or neuter is required for license renewal or to receive an ...

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


Record triple-digit highs possible today in SCV

Near-record triple digit temperatures are possible today in the Santa Clarita Valley.

As of Friday evening, the National Weather Service predicted temperatures in the Santa Clarita Valley could reach 103 degrees today, which is 25 degrees above normal. A high of 98 is predicted for Sunday.

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


A 'tradition' continues

With the sound of cheering parents, friends and alumni coming from the courtyard and balconies, nearly 400 students from the California Institute of the Arts received their degrees Friday evening during the 2008 graduation ceremony.

Out of the 392 graduating students from the Valencia art institute, 194 received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, while 198 took home their Master of Fine Arts.

July 18, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic parents: 'We want straight answers'

Castaic parents want the Hart district to stop flip-flopping their high school students between Valencia and West Ranch high schools and select a school for the students to call their own until a high school is built in Castaic.

The parents voiced their concerns at a special meeting of the Castaic Area Town Council held Tuesday evening and attended by William S. Hart Union High School District Board Members Gloria Mercado-Fortine and Steve Sturgeon, Superintendent Jaime Castellanos and Chief Operations Officer Rob Gapper.

July 18, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Back to court for Castro

SAN FERNANDO - A Canyon Country woman accused of killing her husband will be tried a second time.

Superior Court Judge Burt Pines ordered a new trial for Esperanza Castro Friday morning, three full weeks after her first trial ended in a hung jury.

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


News briefs

Brush fire scorches acre in Sand Canyon

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


Stuntman Jack Williams, 85, dies of natural causes

Jack Williams didn't choose to go into the stunt business, he was born into it.

With a stuntman for a father and a trick horse rider for a mother, Williams was born on April 15, 1921, in Montana and was a longtime Hollywood stuntman, appearing in a host of films including "The Sons of Katie Elder," "Cheyenne Autumn" and "Spartacus."

July 17, 2008 | By Josh Premako Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents blame health issues on mold

Heather Reder has a disease that typically only occurs in those twice her age. Three years ago, a CT scan found nodules on the 24-year-old's throat. The doctors performed exploratory surgery and, when complications arose, the tissue buildup in her throat prevented the doctors from intubating.

Heather now uses a trachea tube to breathe.

July 17, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Employee bicycles to SCV from Palmdale

More than 200 Santa Clarita residents pedaled into work Thursday as part of the city's Fifth annual Bike to Work day, with one city employee riding all the way from Palmdale.

July 17, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Choir reaches high note at competition

If choir competitors could be judged the same as their peers in sports, then the Valencia High School Women's Choir just scored a touchdown, a home run and the last-second winning basket at a meet last weekend near San Francisco.

July 17, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New state budget plan ‘better'

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger submitted his revised 2008-09 budget plan to the legislature Wednesday, with the new proposal not suspending Proposition 98, but at the same time not providing education with all the funding needed.

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


Speeding suspect caught - 18 months later

In addition to a graphic memorializing a dead friend, Joseph Milhoan's motorcycle helmet was also emblazoned with a sticker reading: "Capable of evading high speed pursuit."

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


Hart ponders zero-tolerance policy

In an ongoing effort to revise and update board policies, the Hart district governing board discussed two key provisions - drug and alcohol abuse and the definition of "zero tolerance" - at its last meeting.

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


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Valencia man to stand trial in BB gun shooting

A Valencia man has been ordered to stand trial on a charge he shot a woman in the eye with a BB gun during a road rage incident in May. a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Two plead no contest in 2012 street racers case

More than two years after they were arrested and charged with second-degree murder for the death of a friend while they were street racing on Sand Canyon Road, two young Canyon Country men pleaded no contest Thursday to lesser charges of vehicular manslaughter.

August 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former deputy receives probationary sentence for firing weapon

A retired sheriff's deputy accused of illegally firing his gun after neighborhood kids played a "ding dong ditch" prank on him received a probationary sentence Thursday after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor charge against him.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free Family Movie Nights draw hundreds to Hart Park

Family night at the cinema is practically an American tradition, but when the movie is shown on a big inflatable screen set up on the grass of a tree-covered park, the experience takes on a whole new dimension.

August 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sponsor: State school bond will not be on November ballot

A statewide school facilities bond will not be on the November ballot due to a lack of support from the governor, its sponsors said this week.

August 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Legislature approves bill to protect children from domestic violence

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate gave final, unanimous approval Thursday to a bill by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to protect children from domestic abusers during court proceedings and after offenders are released from prison or jail. The vote came a day after the measure was approved 78-0 by the Assembly.

August 21, 2014 | Source: Sen. Fran Pavley's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vigil held for Saugus girl killed by car

Several hundred people gathered at Saugus High School Wednesday night to memorialize 17-year-old Jennifer Stift.

August 21, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Selfie-takers sought following burglary

Sheriff's detectives investigating a residential burglary at a Santa Clarita Valley home are asking the public's help in identifying two "persons of interest" depicted in selfie photographs discovered by the victim.

August 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Work continuing on McBean Bridge widening project

Progress continues on the project to widen the McBean Parkway Bridge in Santa Clarita near the Valencia Post Office, officials said Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Report: Firefighting costs run wild, force cuts in other USFS services

Escalating U.S. Forest Service firefighting costs have forced cutbacks in other services provided by the agency, curbing recreation, maintenance and conservation efforts nationwide, says a report released Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Gunfire alarm sends Newhall school into brief lockdown

Reports of possible gunfire near a Newhall elementary school prompted a brief school lockdown and road closure Wednesday morning, but the all-clear was sounded within 10-15 minutes, officials said.

August 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vigil planned for Saugus student killed by car

A vigil is planned tonight at Saugus High School for Jennifer Stift, a Saugus senior who died this week after being struck by a car.

August 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon awards local student with Congressional Award Bronze Medal

U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, awarded local Santa Clarita resident Devon Black the Congressional Award Bronze Medal for her participation in The Congressional Award Program. Congressmen McKeon presented the medal to Devon in Santa Clarita.

August 20, 2014 | Source: Office of Rep Howard “Buck” McKeon | Santa Clarita Valley News


Don't Fall Victim to Rental Property Scam Artists

As part of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station continued outreach efforts aimed at keeping the public informed about crime and crime rates in our community, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station wants to raise awareness about a number of rental and real estate scams that are becoming more prevalent in the Santa Clarita Valley.

August 20, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Funding approved for Angeles Forest Highway improvement

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a local funding match of $2.7 million toward the $8 million construction project to rehabilitate a 16.5-mile stretch of the Angeles Forest Highway, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

August 19, 2014 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich | Santa Clarita Valley News


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