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Year in review: SCV Sheriff’s Station’s future still unclear

The year 2012 opened with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station housed in the same cramped structure that it has occupied since the early 1970s, detectives' offices in a nearby leased building because the station had long since outgrown law-enforcement needs of the valley's 1970s population.

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


Year in review: Two local bank robberies in 2012 turn into chases

The year 2012 saw two dramatic bank robberies in the Santa Clarita Valley.

December 26, 2012 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kids donate to shelter

What started as a third-grade school assignment has blossomed into a youthful community service club at Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School, and on Thursday those youngsters made good on the "service."

December 14, 2012 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pelicans make stop at Valencia golf course

Man-made bodies of water regularly draw migrating Canada geese, coots and ducks to the Santa Clarita Valley, but on Tuesday it was a small flock of American white pelicans that stopped at the Vista Valencia Golf Course and drew the attention of some golfers.

November 28, 2012 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Now, voters get to speak

A record 18.2 million voters are eligible to cast ballots in today's presidential election, up by nearly a million people compared to four years ago, California's secretary of state said.

November 06, 2012 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Signal honors most influential

Some 240 Santa Clarita Valley residents enjoyed a dinner of steak and salmon and applauded local leaders at The Signal's eighth annual Top 51 Most Influential People celebration Thursday night.

October 26, 2012 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon, Rogers go head to head

Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, and his Democratic challenger in the November election, Dr. Lee Rogers, traded barbs Wednesday in their second appearance during the campaign, a pay-to-view forum hosted by local business interests.

October 11, 2012 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stolen cash not returned to the SCV

Sheriff's officials want the Canyon Country bank's money back after Wednesday's flamboyant robbery and chase that ended with suspects tossing cash out the windows of an SUV as they fled through the streets of Los Angeles, attracting crowds of people.

September 14, 2012 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Smyth hints at possible Washington aspirations

Former Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, who was termed out of office this year following six years in the California Legislature, said Tuesday it's no secret he would be interested in a congressional seat but he supports Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon 100 percent.

September 12, 2012 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lila Littlejohn: Responsibility key to exercise of 1st Amendment

To say it's disgusting is an understatement.

March 05, 2011 | By Lila Littlejohn | Columnists


Question for readers: How is your economic recovery progressing?

Are you rebounding from the Great Recession?

February 22, 2011 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal Executive Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lila Littlejohn: Changes in weather we hope you’ll like

Back when we introduced our new design on March 5, I promised you'd see some more changes. Today brings another - another change in the weather.

October 08, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Local Columns


From The Signal Archives: Black smoke, loud engines and high temperatures

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 Sept. 10, 1971, Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

September 10, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Local Columns


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


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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


Meetings set for proposed SCV sewage rate hikes

Santa Clarita Valley residents will receive mailed notices within the next few weeks about proposed rate hikes in their sewage fees following a vote by the local Sanitation District board Wednesday night.

May 08, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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