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SCV firefighters get 'all call' order

Extra firefighters and extra equipment were rolled out in the Santa Clarita Valley Thursday due in part to the Colby Fire in Glendora.

January 16, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Longtime local leader dies

John S. Fuller, a longtime Santa Clarita Valley resident who helped found Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital and the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, and who guided California Institute of the Arts through its recovery from the Northridge earthquake, died on Friday. He was 80.

January 07, 2014 | Lila Littlejohn | Santa Clarita Valley News


New year, new plans at Henry Mayo

New structures, new technology and new staff are combining at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital these days to provide new services at the Santa Clarita Valley's only hospital.

January 07, 2014 | Lila Littlejohn | Santa Clarita Valley News


Take the Polar Plunge on New Year's Day

If you're looking for a New Year's Day activity in keeping with your fitness resolution, the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center invites you to take the plunge there.

December 31, 2013 | By Lila Littlejohn City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart Park gets new denizen

She's not likely to guide Santa's sleigh any night soon and her nose doesn't glow red, but Abby the deer is a big hit at William S. Hart Park barnyard this holiday season.

December 13, 2013 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Explaining death to children

They came with their parents Tuesday and stood by the makeshift memorial for actor Paul Walker: some babes in arms, some solemn-looking teenagers, few children of ages between.

December 04, 2013 | Lila Littlejohn | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thanksgiving steeped in history, memory for one of the Santa Clarita Valley's founding families

There was no turkey on the Walker dinner table on Thanksgiving 1946 - but there was pork roast, and a fresh-picked watercress salad and, of course, beans.

November 27, 2013 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


First lady honors nonprofit serving SCV

A program to help set girls at two Santa Clarita Valley probationary camps on the road to academic success through creative writing and mentoring has been honored at the White House by first lady Michelle Obama.

November 24, 2013 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Member of one of SCV's founding families dies

One of the Santa Clarita Valley's founding families lost a member this month with the death of Frank R. Walker at the age of 90.

October 24, 2013 | Lila Littlejohn | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: District chooses chloride-removal option

The chloride-removal option that could cost Santa Clarita Valley ratepayers the least amount of money - or the most - was named Thursday by the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District as the plan to go with to comply with state mandates.

October 10, 2013 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


When disaster strikes the SCV, will you be ready?

The problem with disaster preparation is it can be so darned overwhelming, Santa Clarita emergency management supervisor Donna Nuzzi admits.

September 04, 2013 | Lila Littlejohn | Santa Clarita Valley News


Disaster Central: SCV prone to natural disasters

Editor's note: September is National Preparedness Month, and The Signal begins a four-part series today examining natural disasters in the Santa Clarita Valley and ways to ready for them.

September 01, 2013 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita to fight Voting Rights Act lawsuit

The Santa Clarita City Council has voted to fight back over a lawsuit alleging the city's system for electing council members prevents Latino voters from having full access to the political process.

July 10, 2013 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: Santa Clarita OKs deal for Las Lomas land

Santa Clarita City Council members voted 4-0 Tuesday night to acquire 302 acres of hilly land in the Newhall Pass that was once planned for a major development.

July 09, 2013 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thieves put prominent businesswoman on alert

Cheri Fleming rummaged in her purse for ID to go with the grocery store check she was writing, but she didn't panic when she couldn't find her wallet.

January 21, 2013 | By Lila Littlejohn | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Sanitation District to tackle chloride issues Monday night

Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials will tackle the topic of chloride removal from local wastewater Monday night during a meeting at Santa Clarita City Hall.

April 19, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dozens rally in opposition to Santa Clarita's billboard plan

About 35 Santa Clarita Valley residents waved signs reading "Stop digital billboards" and "Say no to electronic billboards" Tuesday in front of City Hall as the City Council prepared to vote on the contentious billboard issue.

March 25, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Billboard issue back on City Council agenda for March 25

Santa Clarita City Council members voted 3-1 Tuesday night to take up the issue of billboards at their March 25 meeting after county transit officials did an about-face on the question of legal responsibility.

March 12, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita announces settlement agreement in Voting Rights Act lawsuit

The Santa Clarita City Council announced tonight it has reached a settlement agreement in the California Voting Rights Act lawsuit aimed at addressing the suit's claims without creating districts in the city.

March 11, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Councilman Ferry announces departure from Bishop Alemany

Frank Ferry, the longtime educator whose 16 years of service on the Santa Clarita City Council are drawing to a close, announced Thursday he is leaving education and planning a career as an attorney and consultant.

February 13, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Calif. drought spurs caution on water use

It's unanimous: In light of the current drought, Santa Clarita Valley residents need to reduce their water consumption by 20 percent.

February 07, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal turns 95

It was Feb. 7, 1919, when the first issue of The Signal appeared.

February 07, 2014 | Lila Littlejohn | Santa Clarita Valley News


State says it won't pay for Santa Clara River chloride removal

The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District lost a bid Friday to have the costs of removing chloride from the Santa Clara River declared an unfunded mandate that would be subject to state reimbursement.

January 25, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall roundabout now open to drivers

The "aah-oooh-gah" of a 1931 Ford Model A horn sounded over the arrival bells of a Metrolink train Thursday as a small parade of vintage cars made the first circle around the controversial Newhall roundabout, opened following a brief ceremony in front of William S. Hart Park.

January 24, 2014 | Lila Littlejohn | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV False spring lures forth blossoms, shoots

It's not just dry. It's hot.

January 22, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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