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Rail board approves study of Sand Canyon routes

The California High Speed Rail Authority board approved the study of two routes for the Bay Area-to-Los Angeles train that would take passengers travelling between Sylmar and Palmdale on a rail that comes close to Sand Canyon schools and homes, a spokeswoman confirmed Friday.

May 04, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


National Day of Prayer gives time to reflect

Scott Rigsby, a double amputee who finished the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, in 2007, says that his life has been a series of miracles, and he wouldn't have been able to complete triathlons without God's help and guidance.

May 04, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City budget rises to $81 million

Santa Clarita is proposing more than $46 million in capital improvement projects - including widening bridges, repaving or beautifying several roads, and completing an earthquake retrofit for City Hall - as part of its fiscal year 2012-2013 budget, with $12.3 million in various grants expected to help pay for the improvements.

May 03, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Disney releases impact of ranch project

Disney and ABC Studios edged closer to their goal of building six high-tech soundstages and production facilities on the west side of Disney's Golden Oak Ranch, with the release of a draft environmental impact report Thursday.

May 03, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Member of founding family dies

Edward Walker, an avid gold miner and member of one of Placerita Canyon's founding families, passed away last month at age 98, his family confirmed Monday.

May 01, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Planning manager resigns

Santa Clarita's planning manager, Lisa Webber, has resigned to become deputy director of planning for the city of Los Angeles in June, city officials said Monday.

May 01, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


East Side Story: Canyon High students explore LA using trains

While many students normally board a yellow school bus to take field trips, a group of Canyon High School students in Linda Storli's history and government classes took a different route when they visited historic Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday.

April 30, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Demolition of three former redevelopment buildings approved

Three buildings formerly owned by Santa Clarita's Redevelopment Agency were OK'd for demolition Thursday by the former redevelopment agency's newly formed oversight board.

April 26, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teens arrested for hundreds of tags

Two teenagers recently arrested for vandalizing private and public property in the Santa Clarita Valley, causing thousands of dollars in damage, are likely to face felony charges, a sheriff's official said Thursday.

April 26, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Crime Reports


Gas prices dropping, but it’s still too expensive, residents say

Falling gas prices is good news for Santa Clarita Valley drivers, but several said Thursday they're still feeling the pinch at the pump with prices staying stubbornly above $4 a gallon.

April 26, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: City council agrees to land purchase

The Santa Clarita City Council agreed Tuesday night to purchase about an acre of land in Sand Canyon for future infrastructure and road improvements at a cost of $325,000.

April 24, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ferry sworn in as mayor, Kellar as mayor pro tem

A special meeting held to swear in newly elected Santa Clarita City Council members turned tense Tuesday evening when newly elected Councilman TimBen Boydston shot some thinly veiled barbs at newly appointed Mayor Frank Ferry, leading Ferry to propose bringing public comments to the beginning of council meetings - something that Boydston had proposed as a key platform issue in his election.

April 24, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council meeting Tuesday

TimBen Boydston and Bob Kellar will be sworn in as Santa Clarita City Council members at a special 5 p.m. meeting before Tuesday's regular City Council meeting, with a vote for mayor and the turning over of the gavel to follow.

April 23, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: City mulling land purchase

The Santa Clarita City Council is scheduled to decide Tuesday night if it should purchase about an acre of land in Sand Canyon for future infrastructure and road improvements at a cost of $325,000.

April 23, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City saddles up for annual Cowboy Festival

Western aficionados are urged to don sunscreen under their Stetsons and pack plenty of water in their saddle bags before moseying over to Newhall for the Cowboy Festival at Melody Ranch today or Sunday.

April 20, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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