Rowher Fire now 648 acres, 83% contaminant
A water dropping helicopter makes a drop on a brush fire near Rowher Flats in Agua Dulce on Wednesday, July 01, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal

Rowher Fire now 648 acres, 83% contaminant

The Rowher Fire, which began earlier this week, was at 648 acres and 83% containment by Friday afternoon, according to Angeles National Forest officials. The blaze began on Wednesday at…

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Proposed 375-home project in Saugus moved for Planning Commission discussion in August
Santa Clarita City Hall, as pictured on February, 26, 2020, is located on the 23900 block of Valencia Blvd. Dan Watson/The Signal

Proposed 375-home project in Saugus moved for Planning Commission discussion in August

The city of Santa Clarita has extended the time to mid-August for the Planning Commission to discuss whether it will approve a 375-home proposal in Saugus.  After their June 2…

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Kids deliver pizza to SCV deputies
Maya Cohen, 9, left, presents a hand-drawn poster that reads "kids for cops' to Sheriff's Deputies Ron Gore, center and Jose Alarcon as a group of three families deliver pizzas to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station to support law enforcement on Friday, July 03, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal

Kids deliver pizza to SCV deputies

With several boxes of warm, toasty pizza, seven Santa Clarita children crossed a Valencia intersection on Friday to make a special delivery “to give back to those who protect us,”…

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PHOTO: Smith delivers PPE gowns to Santa Clarita Convalescent Hospital
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PHOTO: Smith delivers PPE gowns to Santa Clarita Convalescent Hospital

Assemblywoman Christy Smith, D-Santa Clarita, (center) delivers 600 personal protective equipment gowns, secured in partnership with the Los Angeles BizFed Institute, to staff at the Santa Clarita Post-Acute Center nursing…

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Santa Clarita resident missing since June found
Pictured is Ashley Bebe Nichole, 26, of Santa Clarita. Courtesy

Santa Clarita resident missing since June found

A 26-year-old Santa Clarita woman who was missing since June 2 has been found, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said Friday.  “Ms. Ashley Bebe Nicole has been found. We…

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SCV restaurants in ‘survival mode’ amid everchanging COVID-19 restrictions
Server Tasha Popejoy, center, brings drinks to customers Rosemary Cook, left, and Doug Odom of Valencia as they dine outside Crazy Otto's in Valencia on Thursday, July 02, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal

SCV restaurants in ‘survival mode’ amid everchanging COVID-19 restrictions

By Emily Alvarenga and Tammy Murga When Simon Mee, owner of Newhall Refinery, heard that officials were ordering bars and wineries to close once again, he wondered if restaurants would…

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Music teacher charged with sex acts upon children, child porn pleads guilty
Flutes decorated by Santa Clarita Valley students who participated in the “Flutes Across the World” program with a music teacher who is being investigated for placing bodily fluids on the handmade flutes. Photos courtesy of Facebook

Music teacher charged with sex acts upon children, child porn pleads guilty

A music teacher who taught in schools throughout Southern California, including Santa Clarita, pleaded guilty to one federal count of producing child pornography and six state counts of lewd acts…

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Restaurantes en ‘modo de supervivencia’
Server Tasha Popejoy, center, brings drinks to customers Rosemary Cook, left, and Doug Odom of Valencia as they dine outside Crazy Otto's in Valencia on Thursday, July 02, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal

Restaurantes en ‘modo de supervivencia’

Por Tammy Murga y Lauren Budman Esta edición: restaurantes en ‘modo de supervivencia’, Valle de Santa Clarita ve un aumento de 33 casos COVID-19 y una actualización sobre incendios forestales.…

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Acts of Kindness: Enough food to last the summer
Vesta driver Lorenzon Cisnaros unloads one of five pallets of food from the delivery truck at Santa Clarita Grocery in Santa Clarita on Friday, May 29, 20. Dan Watson/The Signal

Acts of Kindness: Enough food to last the summer

In a multiagency partnership, several Santa Clarita Valley nonprofits were able to receive enough food donations to allow them to serve thousands of local families in need. As food banks…

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City changes Code Enforcement mission statement regarding broken windows theory
Santa Clarita City Hall, as pictured on February, 26, 2020, is located on the 23900 block of Valencia Blvd. Dan Watson/The Signal

City changes Code Enforcement mission statement regarding broken windows theory

The city of Santa Clarita has changed the language of its Code Enforcement’s mission statement to reflect what officials said is a more accurate reflection of operations by omitting a…

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