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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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Grieving family receives home makeover

Armed with rollers, brushes and paint, workers from Allbright 1-800-Painting worked to bring some color into the lives of a Canyon Country family Saturday as part of the company's annual "Paint it Forward" charity event.

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


Santa Clarita hosts 16th annual Relay for Life

An energetic crowd turned out at Central Park Saturday to kick off the annual Relay for Life of the Santa Clarita Valley event to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

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


Longtime SCV community leader honored for lifetime of service

A crowd of about 75 friends, well-wishers and Santa Clarita Valley officials packed into William S. Hart Park Friday to praise to one of Santa Clarita's "founding mothers" - Connie Worden-Roberts.

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


June trial date expected in COC Voting Rights Act lawsuit

A trial is scheduled to begin in June in the case of a lawsuit against the Santa Clarita Community College District alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.

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


Tiff erupts over council committee assignments

A shuffling of Santa Clarita City Council committee assignments as a result of a newly elected councilman resulted in some hurt feelings at Tuesday night's meeting.

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


SCV congressional candidates lay out qualifications at forum

Candidates running to replace the Santa Clarita Valley's longtime congressman come from a variety of different professional and personal backgrounds, but each said Wednesday it's his experience that makes him qualified for office.

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


City Council votes to declare commission vacancies

With a number of terms set to expire this summer, a collection of seats on Santa Clarita commissions are set to become open for application, according to city officials.

May 14, 2014 | By Luke Money | Signal AP


Santa Clarita adds tennis courts, dog park lights to Central Park improvement list

New sports fields are currently under construction at Central Park in Saugus. But Santa Clarita city officials are eyeing more improvements at the location under their proposed spending plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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


Santa Clarita residents roll out for community bike ride

Dozens of community members turned out Saturday for a community bike ride to not only promote the upcoming Amgen Tour of California, but give attendees a look at Santa Clarita's trail system, as well.

May 10, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


After years of waiting, ground will finally be broken at Vasquez High School

Monday's ceremony for Vasquez High School is not your typical groundbreaking.

May 10, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV women hammer it home at WE Build

Decked in pink hard hats and purple shirts, approximately 300 people turned out Saturday to help build homes for veterans and their families in the Santa Clarita Valley.

May 10, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arts Commissioners, City Council members give nod to master plan for public art

Following discussion on the role and form of art locally, Santa Clarita City Council members and Arts Commissioners gave the nod this week to moving forward with a master plan to take an overarching look at art in the community.

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


Proposed Santa Clarita budget includes new hiring

In addition to funding for capital improvements and services, the proposed Santa Clarita city budget includes funding for a number of new positions, city officials said this week.

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


Santa Clarita projecting a balanced budget

City officials painted a rosy picture of Santa Clarita's projected budget for the next fiscal year during a meeting Tuesday night, calling it balanced and conservative while also containing funding for a variety of needed projects around the city.

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


UPDATED: Wilk, Knight ask McKeon to use another tactic to halt the Cemex mine

While legislative options to resolve the longstanding Cemex mine issue remain ongoing, two Santa Clarita Valley representatives are urging local Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, to try a different tactic to halt the mine.

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


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