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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June 11, 2021 13 min

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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https://signalscv.com/2021/04/go...

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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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https://signalscv.com/2021/04/westfield-halt...

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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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https://www.kget.com/health/coronavirus/six-flags-magic-mountain-reopens-with-enhanced-coronavirus-...

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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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February 19, 2021 25 min

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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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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January 29, 2021 12 min

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 tmurga@signalscv.com.

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January 22, 2021 31 min

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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January 15, 2021 27 min

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...

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