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City begins sorting vote-by-mail ballots

The big table in the Santa Clarita City Hall third-floor conference room was covered with boxes of yellow or white ballots Tuesday as eight workers sorted them by precinct and grouped them in batches of 20.

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


City Council incumbents raise most money in latest period

The two incumbents in next Tuesday's City Council election each raised twice as much money as any single challenger, according to campaign finance reports released Monday.

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


City offering loans to first-time homeowners

Santa Clarita residents who want to purchase their first homes but need some help are encouraged to apply for the FirstHome program, which offers a low-interest and deferred-payment second mortgage to low- and moderate-income families.

April 02, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City Council ballots receive increased security

Just days after a group of residents complained Santa Clarita was not doing enough to secure absentee ballots, city officials set up a double lock system to protect them.

April 02, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dumping in dark places

In different areas of Santa Clarita, residents can sometimes find old mattresses, battered couches, bags of trash and other items abandoned by people unwilling to use landfills or trash services to discard their waste.

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


Adopt-a-pal

Animals with paws, hooves and feathers at the Castaic Animal Shelter are discounted this weekend as the shelter tries to boost adoption rates.

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


CORRECTION: A trestle by the trail

An old railroad bridge that has made cameo appearances in movies and TV programs throughout the years is now the center point of the Iron Horse Trailhead, which is slated to open in mid-May.

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


Group asks for ballot security

A group of Democrats in the Santa Clarita Valley called for increased security in storing absentee ballots during a City Council meeting Tuesday night - the last meeting before the April 10 City Council election.

March 27, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Interstate 5 truck lanes to be extended

Construction on extended truck lanes near the Interstate 5 and Highway 14 interchange is expected to begin in May, California Department of Transportation officials said Monday.

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


City Council to weigh restrictions for trucks

The Santa Clarita City Council is scheduled to decide Tuesday if large trucks should be restricted from cutting through two city neighborhoods: Bridgeport and Whispering Leaves/Friendly Valley.

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


Citations issued for unlicensed pets

Animal care and control officers canvassing unincorporated areas in the Santa Clarita Valley issued hundreds of citations after checking thousands of homes for unlicensed pets last month.

March 25, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shelter to get upgrades

A recently approved spay and neuter clinic at the Castaic Animal Shelter will provide better animal care services for animals at the shelter and pets who need vaccinations, county officials said.

March 22, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents comment on city’s future growth

A public hearing this week on the potential future of Santa Clarita's growth drew just three residents - and only two of them addressed staff from the Los Angeles County Local Agency Formation Commission.

March 21, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thieves steal City Council campaign signage

The theft of political signs has cost at least one Santa Clarita City Council candidate hundreds of dollars, he said Tuesday, and the election is nearly three weeks away.

March 21, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hopefuls continue to add nods

The following candidates running for office have been endorsed by local organizations and leaders:

March 21, 2012 | Compiled by Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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