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2 candidates debate council-public hostility during forum

Two Santa Clarita City Council candidates traded barbs this week over the level of hostility during City Council meetings, with one saying antagonism is aimed at the public and the other saying it's sometimes aimed at council members.

March 08, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man plans 100-mile walk to help hungry

Maurice Bloem has been raising blisters on his feet for the past few days, but he says his blisters are minor in comparison to what millions of women throughout the world face when they walk long distances each day just to provide water for their families.

March 08, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local hopefuls garner series of endorsements

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

March 07, 2012 | Compiled by Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council hopefuls release reports

Incumbent Bob Kellar raised the most money for the April City Council race during the first two months of this year, while one challenger did not report any new donations as campaign finance statements were released Monday.

March 06, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City Council hopefuls debate term limits, mayor rotation

Candidates competing for seats on the Santa Clarita City Council were split on the issues of term limits and the chance for each council member to become mayor during the latest council candidates' forum held Monday.

March 05, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Market back in season

The air was on the chilly side, but the enthusiasm was high Thursday as the farmers market returned to downtown Newhall following its winter hiatus.

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


Arts Commission forms blueprint for arts program

The city of Santa Clarita has released the first phase of an arts blueprint designed to bring attention to key areas in Santa Clarita's arts community.

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


Council asks for cooperation with county for sheriff’s station

The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously agreed this week to send a letter signed by all five council members to the county asking that the two government bodies work together on plans for future law enforcement facilities in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 29, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council approves purchase of 10 new buses

The Santa Clarita City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to replace 10 aging buses that run on diesel with new buses that run on cleaner compressed natural gas.

February 29, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City buys gear for Newhall library

The Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday approved spending nearly $1.99 million for library furniture, electronic equipment and an increase in expenditures for architectural design and staffing - the vast majority of which will be going to the Old Town Newhall Library currently under construction.

February 29, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kellar receives warning on loan

The Fair Political Practices Commission ruled this week that Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar violated the Political Reform Act when he received a personal loan from a local developer, but commissioners said they would only issue a written warning.

February 28, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council may purchase new, cleaner buses

The Santa Clarita City Council is due to decide Tuesday night whether it will replace 10 aging buses that run on diesel with new buses that run on cleaner compressed natural gas.

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


Wendy’s worker celebrates 90th birthday — at work

When Maxine Coleman turned 90 Friday, she was surrounded by friends and family, but also by her coworkers at Wendy's on Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus.

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


Gas hike may lead to transport spike

Santa Clarita Valley public transit officials are bracing for more ridership on local and commuter bus lines as gas prices continue to spiral.

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


Women’s gym and day spa coming to Valencia

A new gym and day spa for women will be opening soon in Santa Clarita after the Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve a permit for the Total Woman Gym & Day Spa this week.

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


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