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City planning purchase of 1,000 acres for open space

Hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders in and around the Santa Clarita Valley soon may have a new place to enjoy their favorite activities if the Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday approves the purchase of more than 1,000 acres of land in the Soledad Canyon area.

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


Air pollution on decline

Air pollution in the Santa Clarita Valley has been declining during the past 10 years, and residents are experiencing about 34 percent fewer days of unhealthy air in 2011 than in 2002, air quality officials say.

June 10, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council to vote on political sign fees

The Santa Clarita City Council is scheduled to decide Tuesday if people who place signs - including political ones - in public rights-of-way should pay city-imposed fines if they want to pick up their signs.

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


Gas prices take a dip

After gas prices rose in May, pain at the pump is starting to ease as multiple gas stations in the Santa Clarita Valley showed prices declining Thursday.

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


High-speed rail meeting planned for Monday

A special Santa Clarita City Council meeting is scheduled Monday for Santa Clarita Valley residents interested in learning more about the proposed high speed rail train - which would pass through the Sand Canyon area on its route between the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

June 07, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dems, GOP plan central-committee changes

The Santa Clarita Valley's two county central committees - both Republican and Democrat - will both see some changes after Tuesday's election, with two familiar faces - Bob and Lynn Haueter - preparing to leave the Los Angeles County Republican 38th District Central Committee after failing to gather enough votes to make the committee.

June 07, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Board to vote on realignment funding

Los Angeles County may make a number of temporary positions permanent this week - spending nearly $91 million - in the hopes of recruiting employees to work with offenders recently transferred from state to county control.

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


UPDATED: SCV astronomy enthusiasts enjoy rare planetary alignment

At least 100 Santa Clarita Valley residents peered up at the sky through special solar glasses or solar safe telescopes as they watched Venus pass between the Earth and the sun for the last time in 105 years Tuesday afternoon.

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


Venus sight last of a lifetime

The second rare celestial event within a few weeks will occur Tuesday afternoon as Venus passes between the Earth and the Sun.

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


City adding to open space

The size of Santa Clarita's dedicated open space has tripled since its open space district was founded in 2007 - and chances are it may gain another 2,000 acres soon, according to city officials.

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


Meeting today on uses of forest

Santa Clarita Valley residents who love to explore Angeles National Forest - and who want to give their two cents on how the land should be used - are invited to attend a meeting at an Acton ranger station today.

May 31, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart Park to receive face-lift

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $1 million list of repairs Tuesday for the William S. Hart Regional Park in Newhall.

May 29, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


A celebration of service

It was a steep walk up a hill for more than 1,000 Santa Clarita Valley residents who attended a Memorial Day ceremony at Eternal Valley Memorial and Mortuary in Newhall on Monday, but none of the attendees seemed to mind the trip as they honored those who died protecting their country and families.

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


East Side Story: Veteran recognized for his efforts

Cpl. Sam Spiegel may have served overseas in England in World War II, but he's modest about his time in the United States Army Air Force, saying that others were worse off than he was.

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


Fees to increase slightly

Santa Clarita residents using parks, recreation and community services will see slight increases in their fees, and some Santa Clarita businesses may see increases to their business license fees within the next year as the city adjusts user fees to cost of services.

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


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