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Homeless shelter closes

After staying open longer than scheduled for a cold and wet weekend, the Santa Clarita Valley's only homeless shelter closed its doors Monday despite forecast nighttime temperatures near freezing.

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


City looks to issue business licenses

Some businesses, such as tattoo parlors, massage parlors and solicitors, may see an increase in regulation - and possibly fees - as the city of Santa Clarita prepares to take over the issuing of business permits.

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


East Side Story: Six decades of old-fashioned haircuts

Jack Lee has been working as a barber for six decades, but he says he's only missed two days of work in his entire career - other than the three years spent in the United States Army.

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


Man driven to take a public transit route in life

Like a pilot inspecting his plane, George Mbulo paces around his vehicle, checking the tires, the windows, anything that could go wrong and pose a safety hazard.

March 19, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rain in SCV’s forecast

The storm due to dump as much as an inch and a half of rain on the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend will be the first major storm of the winter - just days before spring begins, weather officials said Friday.

March 16, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


First ASB president of Hart High School loses battle with cancer

Maurice "Maury" Doty was the type of man who never met a stranger, according to his family.

March 16, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Smart meter opt-out may be an option

Santa Clarita Valley residents who objected to a digital "smart meter" to monitor their electricity usage may be able to get their old-style meters back - for a price, utility officials said Thursday.

March 16, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Candidates add to endorsements

The following candidates were recently endorsed by local leaders in their bids for public office:

March 14, 2012 | Compiled by Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City OKs plan for business programs

The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously approved adding new programs - including a business incubator, changes to county business licenses and a plan for a conference center - to its business plan at its Tuesday night meeting.

March 13, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council candidates talk leadership

Above all, there would be respect if they are elected, Santa Clarita City Council candidates said Tuesday during the most recent candidates' forum before the SCV Republican Women Federated.

March 13, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Future of redevelopment still uncertain

More than a year after plans were put into motion to eliminate redevelopment agencies throughout the state, questions still remain about Santa Clarita's redevelopment area in Newhall as the city of Santa Clarita goes through the complex process of winding the agency down.

March 13, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Attempts to enliven economy

The Santa Clarita City Council is expected to decide Tuesday night if it should add new programs to its business plan for progress - including the possible addition of a business incubator, changes to county business licenses, and a plan for a conference center.

March 13, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Adult day care continues despite budget setbacks

After Bill Goldman said the tongue twister "little Linda's long legs," speech therapist Leslie Lopata asked him to start reciting the other phrases that she had given him for homework.

March 12, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Funds lacking for new station

The economic downturn that began in 2007 means very little money has accumulated to build a new sheriff's station in the Santa Clarita Valley, county officials said, in the wake of a preliminary move toward a new station in Castaic.

March 11, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City welcomes new planning commissioner

The Santa Clarita City Council recently approved Charles "Chuck" Heffernan, a civil engineer and former Newhall Land Development Inc. employee, as its newest planning commissioner.

March 09, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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