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Changes in taxes may be coming

Santa Clarita residents may see increases or decreases in their property tax bills beginning July 1, depending on how the City Council votes Tuesday night on special-assessment districts throughout the city.

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


City has full agenda Tuesday

The Santa Clarita City Council is set to discuss the following items at its meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Santa Clarita City Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd.:

May 19, 2012 | Compiled by Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hastings says 'no' to easing earmarks designation for Cemex mine

The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee informed a delegation of Santa Clarita Valley residents Thursday there was nothing that could be done to remove the proposed Cemex mine site from the House list of "earmarks."

May 17, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Bike to Work Day met with enthusiasm

A number of residents got out of their cars and onto bikes Thursday during Santa Clarita's Bike to Work Day - part of an effort to promote "green" transportation and healthy living during California's Bike to Work Week.

May 17, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman collapses on side of Valencia road

A woman in her 40s required medical aid shortly before noon Thursday after she collapsed on a curb near her still-running SUV on Creekside Road near Auto Center Drive.

May 17, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bike to work day marred by bike, car collision

Santa Clarita's Bike to Work Day was marred Thursday morning by a collision between a bicyclist and a car, although neither person received major injuries.

May 17, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City hikes Canyon Country spending

Santa Clarita's proposed new budget calls for nearly $15 million in improvements to Canyon Country, including more patrol deputies and the widening of two bridges.

May 17, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cellphone tower slated for vote

After months of discussion about a cellular tower in Stevenson Ranch, the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission is set to vote Wednesday on a tower that would be farther away from homes than were other sites, but also about 10 feet taller than previously suggested.

May 15, 2012 | By Karen Jonas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gas prices on the rise

Although national gas prices have been declining, prices in California started rising this week as heavier-than-anticipated refinery maintenance continued on the West Coast, California energy officials said Friday.

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


Oil pipeline deal OK’d by city leaders

The Santa Clarita City Council approved a franchise agreement this week for the operation of an oil pipeline that runs under roads in Valencia.

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


Annexation meeting Monday

Residents living in four separate parcels slated for annexation into the city of Santa Clarita have until Monday to protest, according to state officials.

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


Nature’s open house

Creatures that walk, crawl, slither and fly will be on display this weekend as Placerita Canyon Nature Center hosts its annual open house.

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


Council agrees to hear public comments at beginning of meetings

The Santa Clarita City Council said "yes" Tuesday night to moving 30 minutes of public participation to the beginning of each meeting, but it said "no" to changing the selection time for mayor from December to April.

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


Council OKs buildings’ destruction for sake of future value

The Santa Clarita City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to demolish three former redevelopment buildings now owned by the city, saying the property's value will increase with the removal of the blighted buildings.

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


CORRECTION: Council to vote on comment period, rotation

The City Council is scheduled to decide Tuesday night if 30 minutes of public comment should be held at the beginning of council meetings and if the mayor and mayor pro tem position should rotate in April after elections or in December - the traditional time for the mayor's selection.

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


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