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Assembly bill seeks to require district elections

A bill that would require some cities, including Santa Clarita, to change their election systems to ones that are district-based has been introduced in the state Assembly and is scheduled for a committee hearing this week, officials said Monday.

April 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The City Council’s ‘tiger’ sleeps tonight

"I know at times I alienate people," says City Councilman Frank Ferry. "People aren't neutral about me."

April 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A defining moment: West Ranch student describes scene of terror

West Ranch High School senior Steven Clavijo was trying to get some sleep.

April 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Congressional race shaping up to be a big money affair

Money for candidates on both sides of the aisle has poured in during recent months for the race to represent the 25th District, including the Santa Clarita Valley, in Congress - setting the stage for a big-money showdown in the upcoming June primary.

April 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Education Foundation honors SCV teachers

Dozens of teachers from schools across the Santa Clarita Valley were recognized for their dedication and service this week during the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation's annual Teacher Tribute.

April 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC board votes to support baccalaureate bill

Members of the College of the Canyons Board of Trustees voted this week to lend their support to a state Senate bill that would establish a pilot program allowing some community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees.

April 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: County committee delays vote on SCV billboard deal

A Metro committee opted Thursday to hold off on a controversial plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways, awaiting the results of a signature-gathering drive to put the measure to a public vote.

April 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV toll lane project could be publicly financed

With the economy continuing to improve, transportation officials are examining a change in the way they plan to finance a project that will build two new toll carpool lanes on Interstate 5 through the Santa Clarita Valley.

April 16, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


104 votes third smallest margin of victory in Santa Clarita City Council election history

All 13 candidates running for a seat on the Santa Clarita City Council this year saw their vote totals increase during Tuesday's ballot count, but the order in which they finished did not change from that of election night.

April 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Dante Acosta wins Santa Clarita City Council seat

The ballots are cast, the numbers are crunched, the results are in and Dante Acosta is the new member of the Santa Clarita City Council.

April 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assembly district candidates debate CEQA, business

The importance of promoting business and economic growth was a main topic discussed by four candidates running to represent the 36th Assembly District during a forum put on by Santa Clarita Valley media outlets last weekend.

April 14, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV voters turned out in lows for council election

The intrigue of an open seat and a guaranteed new council member apparently didn't translate to increased voter interest, as voter participation in Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council election was lower than the last election in 2012, according to numbers released by the city this week.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita City Council votes to be tallied Tuesday

The race for the Santa Clarita City Council seat formerly occupied by Frank Ferry is expected to be decided Tuesday - a week after the election was held.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Branching out to green living

Thousands of people were schooled on how to reduce their impact on the environment during Santa Clarita's annual Earth Arbor Day at Central Park on Saturday.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The pack looks back

As election returns rolled in during last Tuesday's challenger-heavy Santa Clarita City Council race, a pattern emerged: The two incumbents were comfortably out front, and a pack of two to five challengers was clumped behind them in a race for the third seat so close that its results won't be known, at the earliest, until the last ballot is counted this Tuesday.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Billboard measure gets a letter or two

The Santa Clarita City Council voted this week to ask the county for a "Measure S" or "Measure SC" designation on the November ballot for the controversial billboard referendum.

July 09, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV welcomes first-ever FolkFest

More than 100 people turned out Saturday for a series of performances at the inaugural Americana FolkFest at Rivendale Park in Towsley Canyon.

July 06, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus school district gets green light for potential bond measure

County supervisors signed off this week on a necessary step for the Saugus Union School District to move forward with a potential bond measure.

July 04, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


More votes counted, election results the same

More than a month of ballot-counting since June's primary election did not result in any surprise switches or close calls, as the results reported from Election Day have largely held steady, according to results from the California Secretary of State's office.

July 04, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Grading permit approved for Castaic High School

The William S. Hart Union High School District won approval Wednesday for permits to grade the Castaic High School site, officials said.

July 02, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Newhall School District to look at cumulative voting, even-year elections

Faced with a potential lawsuit over alleged violations of the California Voting Rights Act, the Newhall School District board voted this week to switch its elections to even-numbered years and adopt cumulative voting - if those moves are deemed legal.

July 02, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall family discovers rabid bat

The latest rabid bat to turn up in Los Angeles County was discovered last week in the garage of a Newhall home, one of the residents said Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Planning Commission approves senior housing plan

Members of the Santa Clarita Planning Commission voted Tuesday to approve plans for a senior housing project off Newhall Ranch Road.

July 02, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials looking to accelerate high-speed rail progress in Southern California

Armed with a revenue stream in the form of cap-and-trade funds, officials with the California High-Speed Rail Authority are looking at accelerating a segment of the bullet train project from Burbank to Palmdale, which could pass through the Santa Clarita Valley.

July 01, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus district seeks approval for bond measure

Eyeing a potential spot on the November election ballot, officials in the Saugus Union School District are seeking approval from Los Angeles County to take a step toward a possible bond measure.An item on Tuesday's agenda for the Los Angeles County board of Supervisors is to authorize the district to proceed with the formation of a School Facilities Improvement District "within its boundaries for the authorization and issuance of bonds," according to the agenda.

June 30, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district has budget to hire

The recently approved William S. Hart Union High School District budget includes funding for additional hiring, according to officials.

June 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Family Promise house gets facelift

Using donated materials, workers Saturday installed a new driveway at a Canyon Country house where Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley provides services to those who are homeless.

June 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita looks to force cleanup of ‘The Greens’

Santa Clarita city officials are preparing to initiate proceedings aimed at cleaning up, or tearing down, a structure that used to house The Greens in Valencia, citing the derelict property's effects on the surrounding area.

June 27, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Saugus district to appoint Winkler replacement

The Saugus school board seat that used to be held by Stephen Winkler will be filled by appointment, board members decided this week.

June 27, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stevenson Ranch woman pleads no contest in fatal collision

A Stevenson Ranch woman accused of striking and fatally injuring a motorcyclist in August has pleaded no contest to one felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, according to a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

June 27, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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