It’s official: 15 candidates competing for 3 City Council seats
Santa Clarita City Hall is located on the 23900 block of Valencia Blvd. File Photo

It’s official: 15 candidates competing for 3 City Council seats

There are 15 candidates in the running for three Santa Clarita City Council seats that will be on November’s ballot. The candidates who filed papers by the Aug. 10 city…

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Henry Mayo’s palliative bear program receives a sponsor
Marlee Lauffer, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation president; Nick E. Mitchell, vice president for Logix Federal Credit Union and Lisa Ortega, interim director for Outpatient Services and Palliative Care at Henry Mayo pictured with teddy bears capable of recording a patient's heartbeat to give to a child when facing the passing of a parent. Courtesy Photo

Henry Mayo’s palliative bear program receives a sponsor

More than 60 children have received teddy bears that allow them to hear the heartbeat of a deceased parent or loved one, thanks to a Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital program.…

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Vista Valencia Golf Course fined $100 for stinky pond now drained completely
Vista Valencia Golf Course pond after three days of draining last week. courtesy photo.

Vista Valencia Golf Course fined $100 for stinky pond now drained completely

After multiple neighbors’ complaints about the stink of a stagnant golf course water hazard, and news last week of on-again off-again draining of the pond, City of Santa Clarita code…

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Local dance director receives Educator of the Year award
Studio Director and Educator of the Year award winner Jacqueline Hill poses with her dancers from the Elite Dance Studio Monday, August 13th. Eddy Martinez/The SIgnal.

Local dance director receives Educator of the Year award

Since its start 11 years ago, hundreds of girls and boys have leaped and turned across the wooden floors of the Elite Dance Studio in Valencia, practicing to compete and…

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“Arcing” wires report prompts probe of small Castaic grass fire
A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck moves quickly to scene. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

“Arcing” wires report prompts probe of small Castaic grass fire

Investigators are reviewing a small grass fire in Castaic Sunday evening after receiving reports of “arcing” of wires in the area just before the fire. Shortly after 7:30 p.m., firefighters…

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Homicide detectives find alleged murder weapon in stabbing
Captain Robert Lewis of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station at the scene of fatal stabbing. photo by Austin Dave.

Homicide detectives find alleged murder weapon in stabbing

Homicide detectives say they found the knife they believe is the weapon that claimed the life of a 29-year-old Canyon Country man. On the morning of July 30, detectives with…

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Pilot in Sunday plane crash identified as Marina del Rey man
Los Angeles city firefighters examine the scene of a plane crash near the intersction of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Polk Street in Sylmar. Austin Dave/The Signal

Pilot in Sunday plane crash identified as Marina del Rey man

The pilot who died Sunday after his plane crashed next to the northbound lanes of Interstate 5, near Sylmar, has been identified as 55-year-old Scott Frasier Watson, of Marina del…

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Cause of Big Oaks Lodge fire expected this week
Los Angeles County Firefighters and Angeles National Forest Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze that leveled Big Oaks Lodge on Bouquet Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest. Cory Rubin/ The Signal

Cause of Big Oaks Lodge fire expected this week

Investigators hope to reveal the suspected cause of the fire over the weekend at Big Oaks Lodge by the end of this week. Inspector Sal Alvarado of the Los Angeles…

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