The Santa Clarita Valley Signal News Podcast

with Aron Bender

Episode 21

Financial Planning, Investing, Cryptocurrency

June 11, 2021

Host Aron Bender talks with Patti Handy, a wealth advisor at Vance Wealth here in Santa Clarita. A conversation about financial planning, investing and her take on cryptocurrency. Disclosure: Aron is a client of Vance Wealth. He called them up after his wife passed away, and because she didn’t have a will he knew dealing with her financial holdings was going to get complicated. Patti, Robin, John and the team at Vance Wealth have done such a great job helping Aron navigate everything. And no, this isn’t a commercial. Just telling you what’s up. Disclaimer: this episode is for information purposes only and is not intended to be investment advice. Seek a duly licensed professional (like Patti) for investment advice.

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For more coverage of stories impacting the Santa Clarita Valley please visit www.signalscv.com and https://signalscv.com/sunday/.

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Connect with Aron at www.aronbender.com.

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Episode 20

Fire Station Murder-Suicide Investigation, DA George Gascón Recall Update

June 4, 2021

Host Aron Bender gets an update from Signal Reporter Caleb Lunetta on the murder at LA County Fire Station 81 in Agua Dulce and the subsequent suicide of the shooter and fire at his home. And LA County Deputy DA Jon Hatami rejoins the podcast with the latest on the effort to recall District Attorney George Gascón.

Thanks for listening!

For more coverage of stories impacting the Santa Clarita Valley please visit www.signalscv.com and https://signalscv.com/sunday/.

To advertise on the SCV Signal News Podcast or if you have comments, questions or guest ideas, please email [email protected].

Connect with Aron at www.aronbender.com.

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Episode 19

CDC Removes Mask Recommendation, FivePoint Development, Ostrich Farm, VegFest SCV

May 14, 2021

Host Aron Bender talks about whether Los Angeles County and the state of California will follow the CDC’s changes to guidelines for masks, Signal reporter Emily Alvarenga covers FivePoint’s Valencia project (formerly Newhall Ranch) opening its first model homes in the space behind Magic Mountain, Signal Managing Editor Perry Smith reports in this weekend’s Sunday Signal about an ostrich farm in the SCV (who knew?!), and VegFest SCV founder Jess Guidroz joins me to talk about their event coming up on June 5th. Tickets are available (but limited) at https://www.scvvegfest.com/.

Thanks for listening!

For more coverage of stories impacting the Santa Clarita Valley please visit www.signalscv.com and https://signalscv.com/sunday/.

To advertise on the SCV Signal News Podcast or if you have comments, questions or guest ideas, please email [email protected].

Connect with Aron at www.aronbender.com.

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Episode 18

Governor Newsom Recall Qualifies for Ballot

May 7, 2021

Host Aron Bender talks this week’s news with SCV Signal Managing Editor Perry Smith: drop in crime in the Santa Clarita Valley, LA County moving into the yellow tier in the state’s safer-at-home COVID-19 protocol, William S. Hart Union High School District decides it’ll stay in a blended model for the rest of the school year, Hart High School mascot discussion, a lawsuit by a personal injury attorney targeting the LA County Sheriff’s Department over its response to a bank robbery, “long haul” COVID vs. “normal” COVID, comparing streaming packages and options, and fire season is heating up.

Thanks for listening!

 For more coverage of stories impacting the Santa Clarita Valley please visit www.signalscv.com and https://signalscv.com/sunday/.

To advertise on the SCV Signal News Podcast or if you have comments, questions or guest ideas, please email [email protected]

Connect with Aron at www.aronbender.com.

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Episode 17

Governor Newsom Recall Qualifies for Ballot

April 30, 2021

Host Aron Bender talks with RecallGavin2020.com’s Randy Economy about the big story statewide this week: the Secretary of State’s office says the campaign to recall Governor Gavin Newsom has gathered enough signatures and qualified for a vote later this year. The petition needed about 1,495,000 valid signatures to qualify, and the state says it received more than 1,625,000.

Thanks for listening!

For more coverage of stories impacting the Santa Clarita Valley please visit www.signalscv.com.

To advertise on the SCV Signal News Podcast or if you have comments, questions or guest ideas, please email [email protected]

Connect with Aron at www.aronbender.com.

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Episode 16

Westfield Drops Costco Plans, Hart High Mascot Hearing, Summer Camps Return

April 23, 2021

Host Aron Bender is joined by SCV Signal Managing Editor Perry Smith to discuss Westfield’s dropping plans to put a Costco at Valencia Town Center, Scorpion’s moving its headquarters to Utah, the upcoming hearing on the Hart High School mascot, last week’s murder in Saugus, summer camps are returning, and where’s the pandemic baby boom many expected?

 

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https://signalscv.com/2021/04/westfield-halts-costco-project/

 
 
 

For more coverage of stories impacting the Santa Clarita Valley please visit www.signalscv.com.

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Episode 15

Saugus Murder, Henry Mayo Expansion, The Cube Opens

April 16, 2021

Host Aron Bender is joined by Signal reporter Caleb Lunetta with the latest on the stabbing death of a woman in Saugus and the arrest of her ex-husband. The Signal’s newest reporter Kev Kurdoghlian also joins Aron to discuss Henry Mayo’s expansion plans and a city manager report discouraging the creation of a city health department. And Signal reporter Emily Alvarenga skates by to chat about the opening of The Cube ice rink.

To advertise on the SCV Signal News Podcast, or if you have comments, questions or guest ideas, please email [email protected]

Connect with Aron at www.aronbender.com.

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Episode 14

Santa Clarita Valley Business Health Check

April 9, 2021

Host Aron Bender is joined by John Musella, with the management team, for the SCV Chamber of Commerce to take the temperature of business in the 661. California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced he expects businesses to be able to reopen at 100% capacity by June 15th, while still mandating masks.

Thanks for listening!

For more coverage of stories impacting the Santa Clarita Valley please visit www.signalscv.com.

Connect with John Musella at the SCV Chamber of Commerce:

https://www.scvchamber.com/profiles/john-musella

To advertise on the SCV Signal News Podcast, or if you have comments, questions or guest ideas, please email [email protected]

Connect with Aron at www.aronbender.com.

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Episode 13

Magic Mountain Reopening

April 1, 2021

Host Aron Bender talks with KGET Bakersfield reporter Ilyana Capellan after she visited Six Flags Magic Mountain — which is reopening April 1 (today!) for the first time since March 13, 2020.

Thanks for listening!

For more coverage of stories impacting the Santa Clarita Valley please visit www.signalscv.com.

Connect with Ilyana:

KGET Story

Ilyana – Instagram

Ilyana – Facebook

Ilyana – Twitter

Ilyana – KGET

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Episode 12

Traffic and Crime are Back!

March 26, 2021

Host Aron Bender talks with Signal Managing Editor (and Sunday Signal Editor) Perry Smith about traffic and crime returning to the SCV, and a recent town hall about the SoCal Edison power shutoffs.

Thanks for listening!

Get all these stories and more at www.signalscv.com.

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Episode 11

Racist Rant, Football Returns, Pandemic Anniversary

March 19, 2021

Host Aron Bender talks with Signal Reporter Caleb Lunetta about an investigation sparked by video showing a former LAPD detective going on a racist rant in Valencia. And Caleb got a tour of Santa Clarita’s new ice Cube — formerly the Ice Station. It’s set to open in April.

And SCV Signal Managing Editor (and Sunday Signal Editor) Perry Smith joins Aron to chat about SCV football teams returning to the field, the first anniversary of the pandemic, and we’ll shine the spotlight on an SCV resident who lead the NASA team that brought us the latest pictures of Mars.

Thanks for listening!

Get all these stories and more at www.signalscv.com.

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Episode 10

Governor Newsom Recall Milestone, Restaurants Reopening, SCV News Roundup

March 12, 2021

Host Aron Bender talks with Randy Economy with RecallGavin2020.com about the group’s milestone this week reaching 2,000,000 signatures. Randy talks about the timeline should the group reach the required threshold of nearly 1.5-million certified signatures, and whether the group has any potential candidates lined up.

And SCV Signal Managing Editor (and Sunday Signal Editor) Perry Smith joins Aron to chat about businesses trying to reopen as the pandemic slows, Santa Clarita’s most dangerous intersections, the nearly-completed $67.3-million Sheriff’s Station on Golden Valley Road, and a local deputy involved in the Kobe Bryant crash photo investigation. And with Pi Day 3/14 coming up with talk pie recipes, and green beer is back in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

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Episode 9

Mayor Bill Miranda

March 5, 2021

Host Aron Bender talks with Santa Clarita Mayor Bill Miranda about the SCV’s economic and social health as safer-at-home orders start to lift. Miranda discusses the possibility of Santa Clarita creating its own health department, plus indoor dining and Six Flags Magic Mountain reopening soon.

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Episode 8

Ice Station Reopening

February 26, 2021

SCV Signal News Podcast host Aron Bender talks with Signal reporter Tammy Murga about Ice Station reopening. The ice skating and hockey arena near Valencia High School was an economic victim of the coronavirus pandemic but the city of Santa Clarita in 2020 agreed to buy the facility and it’s 5+ acres of land for $14.49 million. This week the city has entered awarded a five-year contract to American Sports Entertainment and the LA Kings to run the facility. But a reopening date is unclear because of COVID-19 protocols.

City of Santa Clarita awards contract to LA Kings, American Sports Entertainment to run Ice Station

City of Santa Clarita buys Ice Station

Tammy Murga – Email – Twitter

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Episode 7

Saugus Schools Repopulating

February 19, 2021

SCV Signal News Podcast host Aron Bender talks with Saugus USD Superintendent Dr. Colleen Hawkins after the Governing Board at an emergency meeting Thursday February 18 set a return-to-campus timeline that begins with 1st and 2nd graders going back to school on Monday February 22, and grades TK, K, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th staggering their returns into the first week of March.

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Episode 6

DA George Gascón Sued for Defamation, SCV Kids Back to School

February 12, 2021

SCV Signal News Podcast host Aron Bender talks with Saugus USD West Creek Elementary Principal Sue Bett about this first week back to school for TK-2nd graders.

Aron gets an update from LA County Deputy DA Jon Hatami on his defamation and racial discrimination lawsuit against new DA George Gascón’s, filed shortly after a judge issued an injunction against Gascón’s directives to end gang and other sentencing enhancements, including Three Strikes.

Jon Hatami – Facebook Instagram

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Episode 5

Mike Garcia, Jon Hatami, SCV Explosion & COVID

February 5, 2021

Signal reporter Caleb Lunetta has details on this week’s explosion in an industrial park, and tributes to Valencia High School football player Pedro Roman, who recently lost his battle against leukemia.

Caleb Lunetta – Email – View Stories

Signal reporter Emily Alvarenga joins the podcast to update the SCV’s fight against coronavirus, and a 92-year-old COVID survivor gets the vaccination.

Emily Alvarenga – Email – View Stories

Aron has a conversation with LA County Deputy DA Jon Hatami about his fight against new DA George Gascón’s directives to end gang and other sentencing enhancements, including Three Strikes.

Jon Hatami – Facebook – Instagram

Host Aron Bender talks with Santa Clarita Republican Congressman Mike Garcia about the removal of Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, whether he’s worried he could be a target for removal by House Democrats, and addresses accusations he’s a follower of QAnon.

Mike Garcia – Website

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Episode 4

COVID Update with reporter Tammy Murga

January 29, 2021

Host Aron Bender talks with Santa Clarita Valley Signal reporter Tammy Murga about her personal fight with COVID-19, what it’s been like covering coronavirus for the last year, and how Santa Clarita is trying to create its own health department like the cities of Pasadena and Long Beach.

You can contact Tammy on Twitter @tammyxmurga or email [email protected].

Follow @aronbender on Instagram and Twitter, and @aronbendermedia on Facebook and TikTok.

 Thanks for listening!

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Episode 3

Santa Clarita Valley Water Issues

January 22, 2021

Host Aron Bender talks with Santa Clarita Valley Water Sustainability Manager Matthew Jenkins and California Department of Water Resources Interstate Resources Manager about water issues facing the Santa Clarita Valley and California, during one of the driest winters in recent memory.

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Episode 2

Santa Clarita Valley Education

January 15, 2021

Host Aron Bender talks with Saugus Digital Learning Academy and Highlands Elementary School Principal Susan Bender (no relation) about distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges she and other administrators are facing as we start the second half of the school year, and how parents can help their kids be and do their best in this trying situation.

Aron also talks with College of the Canyons freshman Juliana Pilla about her experience as a new college student forced into distance learning by the coronavirus stay-at-home orders, and how she uses social media to maintain her mental health and well-being. You can follow her on TikTok and Instagram @juliana_pilla.

 Thanks for listening!

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Episode 1

Santa Clarita Valley Economy

November 13, 2020

Host Aron Bender talks with Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation President & CEO Holly Schroeder about the economic health of the SCV. Before the coronavirus pandemic, the outlook for 2020 was strong and healthy. Schroeder discusses new businesses moving to the Santa Clarita Valley (two new Amazon warehouses, for example), the difficulties entrepreneurs face, and the challenges of providing guidance and forecasts during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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