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Moth or butterfly?

Moth or butterfly?

A Fiery Skipper butterfly lands on a bi-colored lantana flower cluster at College of the Canyons on Tuesday. Signal photo by Dan Watson.


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Moth or butterfly?
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Moth or butterfly?

This skipper butterfly shares characteristics of both moths and butterflies, with a body, wings and antennae more like the former. » Read More
Posted: aug. 22, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Moth or butterfly? Comments 0 Comments
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California Supreme Court denies review of Palmdale Voting Rights Act case

The California Supreme Court has declined to review of Palmdale's California Voting Rights Act case, though officials from the Antelope Valley city say they will conti... » Read More
Posted: aug. 21, 2014 6:23 p.m. | Updated: aug. 21, 2014 6:23 p.m. | California Supreme Court denies review of Palmdale Voting Rights Act case Comments 0 Comments
UPDATE: Couple identified in selfie burglary case
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UPDATE: Couple identified in selfie burglary case

A couple depicted in a selfie that turned up in a burglary victim's cloud database took the photo on a cellphone bought at a San Fernando swap meet, the man in the pic... » Read More
Posted: aug. 21, 2014 10:58 a.m. | Updated: aug. 21, 2014 6:04 p.m. | UPDATE: Couple identified in selfie burglary case Comments 24 Comments
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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 sp... » Read More
Posted: aug. 21, 2014 5:25 p.m. | Updated: aug. 21, 2014 5:25 p.m. | Valencia man to stand trial in BB gun shooting  Comments 0 Comments
UPDATE: Two plead no contest in 2012 street racers case
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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 you... » Read More
Posted: aug. 21, 2014 12:49 p.m. | Updated: aug. 21, 2014 5:07 p.m. | UPDATE: Two plead no contest in 2012 street racers case Comments 4 Comments
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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 Thursda... » Read More
Posted: aug. 21, 2014 4:53 p.m. | Updated: aug. 21, 2014 4:53 p.m. | Former deputy receives probationary sentence for firing weapon Comments 3 Comments
Free Family Movie Nights draw hundreds to Hart Park
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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... » Read More
Posted: aug. 21, 2014 1:38 p.m. | Updated: aug. 21, 2014 1:38 p.m. | Free Family Movie Nights draw hundreds to Hart Park Comments 0 Comments
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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. » Read More
Posted: aug. 21, 2014 1:30 p.m. | Sponsor: State school bond will not be on November ballot Comments 0 Comments
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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 ab... » Read More
Posted: aug. 21, 2014 12:34 p.m. | Updated: aug. 21, 2014 12:34 p.m. | Legislature approves bill to protect children from domestic violence Comments 0 Comments
Vigil held for Saugus girl killed by car
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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. » Read More
Posted: aug. 21, 2014 2:00 a.m. | Vigil held for Saugus girl killed by car Comments 0 Comments
UPDATE: Selfie-takers sought following burglary
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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... » Read More
Posted: aug. 20, 2014 1:54 p.m. | Updated: aug. 20, 2014 6:48 p.m. | UPDATE: Selfie-takers sought following burglary Comments 41 Comments
Work continuing on McBean Bridge widening project
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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. » Read More
Posted: aug. 20, 2014 5:46 p.m. | Work continuing on McBean Bridge widening project Comments 16 Comments
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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 effor... » Read More
Posted: aug. 20, 2014 5:00 p.m. | Updated: aug. 20, 2014 5:00 p.m. | Report: Firefighting costs run wild, force cuts in other USFS services Comments 1 Comment
UPDATE: Gunfire alarm sends Newhall school into brief lockdown
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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 ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 20, 2014 9:02 a.m. | Updated: aug. 20, 2014 4:13 p.m. | UPDATE: Gunfire alarm sends Newhall school into brief lockdown Comments 12 Comments
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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. » Read More
Posted: aug. 20, 2014 3:27 p.m. | Updated: aug. 20, 2014 3:27 p.m. | Vigil planned for Saugus student killed by car Comments 0 Comments
McKeon awards local student with Congressional Award Bronze Medal
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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 ... » Read More
Posted: aug. 20, 2014 1:30 p.m. | McKeon awards local student with Congressional Award Bronze Medal  Comments 1 Comment
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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... » Read More
Posted: aug. 20, 2014 10:36 a.m. | Updated: aug. 20, 2014 10:36 a.m. | Don't Fall Victim to Rental Property Scam Artists Comments 2 Comments
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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... » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2014 7:15 p.m. | Funding approved for Angeles Forest Highway improvement Comments 0 Comments
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Castaic Wilderness designation pondered

In what was described as but one of many necessary discussions, Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, and a large crowd gathered in Santa Clarita City Hal... » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2014 7:11 p.m. | Castaic Wilderness designation pondered Comments 1 Comment
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SCV Burrito Bowl set for next Tuesday

It's nearly time for high school football, tailgate parties and the Burrito Bowl. » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2014 7:01 p.m. | Updated: aug. 19, 2014 7:01 p.m. | SCV Burrito Bowl set for next Tuesday  Comments 8 Comments
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Saugus bond added to county ballot

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to add a bond measure for the Saugus Union School District to the county's ballot in November. » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2014 6:46 p.m. | Updated: aug. 19, 2014 6:46 p.m. | Saugus bond added to county ballot Comments 9 Comments
UPDATE: Man dies on Santa Clarita Valley school campus
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UPDATE: Man dies on Santa Clarita Valley school campus

A state inspector died on the campus of a Santa Clarita Valley high school Tuesday. » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2014 12:44 p.m. | Updated: aug. 19, 2014 6:37 p.m. | UPDATE: Man dies on Santa Clarita Valley school campus Comments 7 Comments
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Santa Clarita extended deadline yields more applications for city commissions

An extended deadline for citizens to apply for seats on several city commissions has yielded the desired results: More applications. » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2014 5:54 p.m. | Updated: aug. 19, 2014 5:54 p.m. | Santa Clarita extended deadline yields more applications for city commissions Comments 0 Comments
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SCV Instagram threat suspect denies charge

The 15-year-old boy arrested last weekend and accused of threatening to kill Valencia High School students denied the felony criminal charge in juvenile court Tuesday,... » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2014 5:33 p.m. | Updated: aug. 19, 2014 5:33 p.m. | SCV Instagram threat suspect denies charge Comments 4 Comments
UPDATE: McKeon announces drive for St. Francis Dam memorial
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UPDATE: McKeon announces drive for St. Francis Dam memorial

Standing in front of one of the few buildings to survive the wall of water when the St. Francis Dam collapsed 86 years ago, Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa C... » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2014 10:54 a.m. | Updated: aug. 19, 2014 5:09 p.m. | UPDATE: McKeon announces drive for St. Francis Dam memorial  Comments 6 Comments
UPDATE: Saugus High senior killed by car
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UPDATE: Saugus High senior killed by car

A 17-year-old girl who became the heart and spirit of the Saugus girls swim team has died after she was hit by a car while jogging, law enforcement and school official... » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2014 9:39 a.m. | Updated: aug. 19, 2014 5:03 p.m. | UPDATE: Saugus High senior killed by car Comments 48 Comments
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Investigation continues into man with slit throat

Homicide detectives investigating the discovery last week of a man found dead with his throat slit inside a Valencia business's bathroom are awaiting autopsy results t... » Read More
Posted: aug. 19, 2014 1:41 p.m. | Updated: aug. 19, 2014 1:41 p.m. | Investigation continues into man with slit throat Comments 0 Comments
Insult to injury: Bouquet Canyon gates closed for 5 days
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Insult to injury: Bouquet Canyon gates closed for 5 days

Scores of Bouquet Canyon residents frustrated over the five-day closure of their only access road can expect similar inconveniences in the future as water officials wo... » Read More
Posted: aug. 18, 2014 6:44 p.m. | Insult to injury: Bouquet Canyon gates closed for 5 days Comments 6 Comments
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UPDATE: 13-year-old Canyon student in custody over online threats

A 13-year-old Canyon High School student was arrested Monday for making threats after he allegedly texted a message about school violence to a friend, who posted the m... » Read More
Posted: aug. 18, 2014 4:59 p.m. | Updated: aug. 18, 2014 6:11 p.m. | UPDATE: 13-year-old Canyon student in custody over online threats Comments 8 Comments
UPDATE: Many SCV parents still concerned following online threats
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UPDATE: Many SCV parents still concerned following online threats

Jittery parents voiced concerns about student safety Monday outside Valencia High School after a weekend punctuated by online death threats leveled at students in part... » Read More
Posted: aug. 18, 2014 11:29 a.m. | Updated: aug. 18, 2014 5:21 p.m. | UPDATE: Many SCV parents still concerned following online threats Comments 5 Comments
 

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