The Santa Clarita Valley Signal News Podcast

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal News Podcast

SCV Signal News Podcast host Aron Bender speaks with newsmakers and prominent figures within the Santa Clarita Valley community about current affairs.

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October 23, 2021 6 min

Host Aron Bender talks with defense attorney Alexandra Kazarian about Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón's decision to erase nearly 60,000 cannabis convictions dating back decades. DA Jackie Lacey did the same in 2020. Kazarian can be reached at www.alexkazlaw.com.

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

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Host  Aron Bender talks with College of the Canyons Political Science  Department Chair David Andrus about the failed attempt to recall  California Governor Gavin Newsom. We discuss what this means for the  Republican party, Larry Elder, Kevin Faulconer and other candidates who  tried to replace Newsom. And what do Republicans need to do if they hope  to win a statewide election in the near future.

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Host Aron Bender is joined by TheDarkSecretPlace.com Podcast host, U.S.  Army combat veteran, fellow Los Angeles radio veteran, and frequent Fox  Business contributor Bryan Suits for his analysis of and insight into  the developing situation surrounding the sudden United State military  pullout from Afghanistan.   You can listen to Bryan's podcast exlusively at TheDarkSecretPlace.com  and he's a great follow at www.twitter....

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Host Aron Bender talks with farmer, businessman and former Congressman Doug Ose about why he wants to replace Governor Gavin Newsom. The recall  election is September 14th. Sample ballots are hitting mailboxes this week. The election involves two questions: Shall Gavin Newsom be removed from the office of Governor? And who should replace him if he is  recalled? 46 names are on the ballot, plus any write-in candidates. 

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June 29, 2021 4 min

Host Aron Bender is joined by RE/MAX of Santa Clarita agent Kym  DeLorenzo to discuss the real estate market. With just 245 active  listings the seller is in the driver's seat. Who's buying? What's  driving prices up? You can contact Kym at 661-505-5771 or email her  Kym@ArmandoandDan.com.  Thanks for listening!    

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Host Aron Bender is joined by Signal  Managing Editor Perry Smith to discuss two big stories: the plan to move LA County’s juvenile offenders to two facilities in Santa Clarita, and a judge’s decision about 2.5 acres of solar panels put up a few  years ago on a hillside next to Canyon View mobile home park in Canyon Country.

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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 ha...

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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.

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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...

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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 Co...

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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.

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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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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...

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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.

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

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April 1, 2021 6 min

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.

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

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March 26, 2021 6 min

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.

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

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Email SCV Signal News Podcast comments or questions to abender@signalscv.com.

Connect with Aron at www.aronbender.com.

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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 anni...

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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 ...

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March 5, 2021 9 min

Episode notes: 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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February 26, 2021 6 min

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 ...

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