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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 ups rates for chloride-removal system

Saying they don't like the decision any more than the handful of people who complained about it, Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District directors voted Monday night to increase local sewage rates to pay for a chloride-removal system.

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


Chloride rate hike moves ahead

The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District introduced an ordinance Monday night to raise sewage rates so it can build a salt-removal treatment plant for the valley's wastewater.

July 01, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Hearing set Monday on chloride rate hike

The Santa Clarita Valley's latest bid to reduce salt in the Santa Clara River comes to a head Monday with a public hearing on a rate increase to fund a $130 million treatment system necessary, sanitation officials say, to meet state water quality standards.

June 28, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Olympic-sized pool for Castaic in planning stages

The Castaic Aquatic Center has been open only a year, but already county parks officials and Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich are talking about Phase 2: an Olympic-sized pool for the Santa Clarita Valley swimming center.

June 17, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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