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High winds topple trees in SCV

Severe winds knocked down at least a dozen trees and tree limbs across the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday, sending some crashing onto roads and created traffic hazards, city and fire officials said.

April 29, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV petition conflict escalates

Attorneys for outdoor advertising interests sponsoring the Santa Clarita billboard petition drive have filed a cease-and-desist demand against the company they accuse of blocking signature gathering.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money and Jim Holt Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Body found in Newhall apartment fire

The discovery of a body inside a burning Newhall apartment is under investigation by homicide detectives and arson investigators, county fire and coroner officials said Tuesday.

April 29, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district graduation rate remains above state average

Graduation rates in the William S. Hart Union High School District continued to far outpace the average rates in the county and the state, according to numbers released this week.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate committee approves bills to modernize state water system

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills in a package of legislation by committee chair Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to modernize California's water system.

April 29, 2014 | Source: Office of State Sen. Fran Pavley | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community joins to create SCV mosaic

Shards of red, orange and yellow tile lined a 40-foot-long mural on the bike trail that parallels Creekside Road on Monday, forming a shining sun setting over green fields with blooming flowers - a community's hopeful reflection of itself.

April 28, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


10th annual SCV Mayors Prayer Breakfast scheduled Thursday

The 10th annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayors Prayer Breakfast is scheduled Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel, with Christian comedian Brad Stine as the featured speaker.

April 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: SCV Sheriff's Station weekend saturation patrol nets 10 arrests

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested 10 people during a weekend "saturation patrol" aimed at getting under-the-influence drivers off the road, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Congressional candidate Lee Rogers sues Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Simi Valley podiatrist Lee Rogers, a candidate in this year's race to represent California's 25th Congressional District, is suing the hospital that contracted his services, claiming a doctor there bad-mouthed him, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by The Signal.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car plows into Canyon Country restaurant

A vehicle slammed through a Canyon Country restaurant Monday after the driver mistook the accelerator for the brake, authorities said.

April 28, 2014 | By Austin Dave Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car found abandoned in ravine

California Highway Patrol officers are looking into the circumstances surrounding a black Corvette found abandoned at the bottom of a ravine along Bouquet Creek over the weekend, according to the CHP.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Principals sought for SCV junior high schools

Now that two upcoming vacancies have been filled in the high school leadership of the William S. Hart Union High School District, new principals must be hired in the junior high school ranks.

April 28, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Twin sisters recount the Holocaust

Twin sisters Rita Kahane and Serena Rubin told a small congregation at Beth Shalom Sunday how lucky they were to have survived several life-threatening moments during the Holocaust, most notably perhaps being the day Nazi doctor Josef Mengele came looking for twins.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Creek Academy lends a hand

The PTA at West Creek Academy recently donated clothing and school supplies to help underprivileged students in Nicaragua.

April 28, 2014 | By Nancy Angel Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The stories survive

Overtaken by memories, Erika Schwartz clutches a collection of yellowed, slightly crumpled photographs - all she has left of her entire family.

April 28, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Lifestyle Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Ninja roller coaster reopened at Six Flags

The Ninja roller coaster that partially derailed two weeks ago reopened at Six Flags Magic Mountain Saturday after state regulators finalized their inspection of the popular ride, said park and state officials.

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


Alternative shopping on the way

Santa Clarita residents will have another option for back-to-school shopping starting Aug. 7.

July 20, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gorman Residents on tractors help firefirefighters put out brush fire

Using farm tractors, Gorman residents helped firefighters extinguish a quarter-acre grass fire Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

July 20, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Eating competitors go ‘pho’ the win

Eight eaters went bowl-to-bowl Saturday in a heated competition to see who could chow down the most food at a Santa Clarita Valley Vietnamese restaurant.

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


Tracking the ‘Bombshell Bandit’

She walks into a bank wearing sunglasses, sometimes a head scarf, and at least once in flip-flops. She leaves with cash - investigators and banks won't say how much - and promptly disappears.

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


SCV club stays on track

Most people would not be too happy about a train running through their yard, but it suits the Sweer household in Saugus just fine.

July 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Demonstrators gather on Valencia Boulevard

Valencia Boulevard served as both the metaphorical and literal dividing line on the issue of illegal immigration and the recent border surge this weekend, as demonstrators on both sides of the issue turned out to state their positions on Saturday.

July 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local students respond to Twitter scandal

As a special Sheriff's Department's unit continues to investigate a Twitter account that posted nude photos of teenagers, including Santa Clarita Valley teens, several local high school students said they have no idea who created the account.

July 19, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bouquet Canyon residents appeal to state

Months after their wells ran dry due to a bureaucratic impasse, Bouquet Canyon residents have banded together to appeal to the state - while agencies involved point fingers at each other, several sides say.

July 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Saugus district tabs Dave Powell to join board

After more than a year, the Saugus Union School District board is finally back to a full complement of members.

July 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Deputies find apparent blasting cap in Valencia

An apparent detonated blasting cap was reported in Valencia Friday, prompting an investigation from local deputies.

July 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Aquatic center holds annual ‘water safety day’

About 400 kids and parents at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center learned tips for free on staying safe in the water during the city's annual Water Safety Day on Friday.

July 18, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita’s jobless numbers down 1.3 percent from last June

While the June unemployment rate in Santa Clarita crept up to 5 percent from 4.8 percent in May, the year-over-year rate for June fell a full 1.3 percent from last year's numbers, officials said Friday.

July 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV residents hear Bay Delta Conservation Plan proposed as solution to Delta problems

The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is not sustainable in its current state, and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is a viable option to ensure the continuing availability of a large portion of the Santa Clarita Valley's water supply, an expert said Friday.

July 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Red-legged frog named state amphibian

You probably would have guessed that California's state mineral is gold. Its state mammal is the grizzly bear - makes sense, since the bear dominates the state flag.

July 18, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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