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From The Signal Archives: Nukes and beach babes

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 91 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the July 30, 1969, Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

July 30, 2010 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal Executive Editor | Local Columns


Lila Littlejohn: Developers speak and Castaic says ‘no’

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 91 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the July 13, 1980, Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

July 16, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Santa Clarita Valley News


There’s still time left for Fourth of July Parade entry

Saturday is the absolute, drop-dead deadline for entries in the Santa Clarita Valley's 78th anniversary Fourth of July parade, a longstanding tradition that kicks off a day of patriotic and family-oriented activities in the SCV.

June 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


From The Signal Archives: Questionable mailers and low voter turnout

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 91 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the April 28, 1960, Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

April 23, 2010 | By Lila Littlejohn | Local Columns


Lila Littlejohn: We can be part of the solution

Part three of a four-part series

I ended the last column in this series with the question: "Isn't it legislators' jobs, not the jobs of the people of the Santa Clarita Valley, to get California out of its current mess?"

April 04, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Columnists


Lila Littlejohn: Two days in the capitol

Part 2

April 01, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Columnists


Lila Littlejohn: Two days in the Capitol

It was a lobbying experience. It was a networking opportunity. It was a fact-finding tour.

March 28, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Columnists


From The Signal Archives: St. Francis Dam disaster kills 600

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 91 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the March 15, 1928, Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

It was 82 years ago today that the second-largest disaster in terms of lost life occurred in California.

March 12, 2010 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal Executive Editor | Local Columns


Building toward the future

Santa Clarita Valley Zonta Club President Cynthia A. Kittle, clad in a smart black-and-white dress with high-heeled black shoes, was on the floor with a yard stick, measuring distances around an obstacle course taped to the carpet.

March 07, 2010 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal Executive Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Lila Littlejohn: At 91, Signal gets a makeover

"A new look for The Signal," the front-page headline proclaimed.

March 05, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Local Columns


From The Signal Archives ... : Of pother and endorsements

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the Jan. 29, 1948, Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

January 29, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Local Columns


Lila Littlejohn: Raindrops and miniskirts

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the Jan. 22, 1969, Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

January 22, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Local Columns


Lila Littlejohn: No justice and long meetings

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the Jan. 6, 1980, Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

January 08, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Local Columns


Lila Littlejohn: Wishing you independent thought

My most memorable encounter with plagiarism occurred a few years back while teaching English at College of the Canyons.

December 27, 2009 | Lila Littlejohn | Columnists


From The Signal Archives: Santa’s on the naughty list

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the Dec. 25, 1930, issue of The Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

December 25, 2009 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal Managing Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Call for term limits discussion falls short of council agenda

A discussion about term limits for Santa Clarita City Council members nearly made it to the agenda for the council's next meeting.

April 24, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita takes stand against districting

The Santa Clarita City Council took a strong stand Tuesday against a state Assembly bill that would force all cities in California with at least 100,000 residents to break themselves into districts, eliminating at-large elections except in smaller cities.

April 23, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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