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COC enrollment up versus last year

Spring semester enrollment at College of the Canyons has crept up from last year, an increase officials attribute in part to increased course offerings made possible by Proposition 30.

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


Race taking shape for Santa Clarita Valley Assembly district

A Democratic challenger has signed up to take on Republican and Santa Clarita Valley resident Scott Wilk in the 38th Assembly District, while Wilk says he will seek to keep his seat as he winds down his first two-year stint in the state Capitol's lower house.

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


Santa Clarita City Council candidate faces violation allegations

Local pharmacist and Santa Clarita City Council candidate Moazzem Chowdhury faces a complaint filed last November alleging several violations at one of his pharmacies in Lancaster, according to the California Board of Pharmacy.

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


Billboard proposal hits snag

The California Office of Outdoor Advertising is planning to rescind two preliminary application approvals granted to a consulting company involved with the proposal to construct a digital billboard off Highway 14.

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


Money continues to pour into City Council race

Two candidates - a political novice and local pharmacy owner, along with a water district board member - pulled in more than $10,000 in campaign contributions over January and February, pacing the field of those vying for a seat in April's Santa Clarita City Council election, according to recent campaign disclosures.

March 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita billboard deal may be derailed

A controversial plan to replace 118 billboards in Santa Clarita with three electronic boards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways may be sidelined by a disagreement between the city and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

March 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Travel expenses among reported SCV legislator gifts

A local state assemblyman's trip to Eurasia costing thousands of dollars was the biggest gift item reported by any of the four Santa Clarita Valley representatives in the state Legislature, according to reports released recently by the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

March 05, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Einstein Academy denied needed permit

Plans for the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters Arts and Sciences to open an elementary school at a property on Rye Canyon Road hit a roadblock Tuesday when members of the Santa Clarita Planning Commission voted to deny an application for a necessary permit.

March 05, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New look to ‘Thursdays at Newhall’

Santa Clarita is launching a retooled version of the "Thursdays at Newhall" event series next week, and one city official said he hopes changes to this year's version will draw heftier crowds to downtown Newhall.

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


Arts focus of candidate discussion

The importance of art to the Santa Clarita community, and what the city can do to ensure arts efforts are properly developed and funded were among the topics discussed Saturday by Santa Clarita City Council candidates at a "Focus on the Arts" forum.

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


More potential candidates emerge in congressional race

Three potential new candidates, two of them local to the Santa Clarita Valley, have emerged in the race to replace Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, who announced earlier this year he will not run for re-election to the seat he has held for more than two decades.

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


UPDATE: City Council votes to move forward with billboard proposal

In a move officials say will beautify Santa Clarita and some local businesses say will take away a valuable advertising resource, members of the Santa Clarita City Council voted 3-1 this week to move forward with a controversial proposal to remove many billboards in the city in exchange for construction of three digital billboards off Highway 14 and Interstate 5.

February 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Knight, two others introduce motion to expel state Senator convicted of fraud and perjury

Three Republican state senators, including one who represents portions of the Santa Clarita Valley, have introduced a resolution calling for the expulsion of another senator who was recently convicted of perjury and voter fraud.

February 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: BOE reduces gasoline excise tax

The California State Board of Equalization voted unanimously Tuesday to reduce the state's excise tax on gasoline by 3.5 cents per gallon, though that doesn't necessarily mean relief to the wallets of California drivers.

February 25, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


An educator’s journey

Sierra Vista Junior High School English teacher Robert Isquierdo, Jr., was not always the best student.

February 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Billboard battle already bringing in big bucks

The battle over billboards in Santa Clarita is shaping up to be a big-money affair, according to financial disclosures on file with the city.

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


Hart team dancing to a new level

At the first note, the black-and-white blur springs to life.

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


Vigil remembers fallen cop

Deputies at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic kept a solemn vigil Saturday in remembrance of one of their fallen comrades.

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


Services set for Worden-Roberts

The funeral service for longtime community activist and volunteer Connie Worden-Roberts is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23, according to her son.

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


Legislation introduced to memorialize St. Francis Dam victims

Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon has introduced a bill that would create a national memorial to recognize the St. Francis Dam disaster - one of the deadliest events in California history.

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


UPDATE: Worden-Roberts remembered as friend, mentor, advocate

Ask anyone who's been in the Santa Clarita Valley a while and they'll tell you: the fingerprints of Connie Worden-Roberts are all over the area.

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


Contract extended for lake mussel inspections

County supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with continuing efforts to muscle mussels out of Castaic and Pyramid lakes.

August 12, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pasadena Unified files lawsuit against Acton-Agua Dulce

The Pasadena Unified School District has become the latest to file a lawsuit against the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District alleging the smaller district improperly approved a charter school outside of its boundaries.

August 11, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


One dead in early-morning crash on Highway 14

A Palmdale woman was killed early this morning after the vehicle she was driving ran off Highway 14 near Agua Dulce Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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


Back-to-school means immunizations

With California in the midst of a whooping cough epidemic, and school bells set to sound throughout the Santa Clarita Valley next week, students and parents are urged to make sure immunizations are up to date.

August 08, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Summer brings rare gas price reprieve

Continuing into August, drivers in California - and throughout the Unites States - are seeing gas prices at some of their lowest levels in years, officials said Friday.

August 08, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Two injured in Highway 14 crash

A pair of crashes blocked some northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 14 near Escondido Canyon Road for more than an hour Friday, the California Highway Patrol repoprted.

August 08, 2014 | By Luke Money and Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


More rabid bats found in the Santa Clarita Valley

More than half of all rabid bats found in Los Angeles County have been found in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to a county report issued this week.

August 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Longtime school food services agency head to retire

Pavel Matustik picked up the pizza-carrying bag, a grin spreading across his face.

August 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Hart district Superintendent Challinor to retire

After five years at the helm of the Santa Clarita Valley's largest school district, Hart district Superintendent Rob Challinor announced plans this week to retire effective February 2015.

August 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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