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City unveils new eco-friendly maintenance truck

The city of Santa Clarita will unveil its new VACTOR maintenance truck on Thursday, June 18. The new vehicle will be used to maintain the city's extensive storm drain system, allowing staff to safely take on several more jobs to meet the growing needs of the city's storm drain maintenance program.

June 12, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Senior Center offers artistic summer classes

Don't let summer school cutbacks cut back on your artistic expression.

June 12, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


Newhall Pool opens with new slide June 12

The city of Santa Clarita's Newhall Pool will officially open to the public Friday, June 12 at 1 p.m. with a brand new 11 foot long, 9 foot tall yellow slide.

June 12, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Senators Feinstein, Boxer vote to protect kids from tobacco

WASHINGTON -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer for voting this week to approve historic legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids.

June 12, 2009 | Source: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids | SCV Raw


Reader Meter results, June 5-12, 2009

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 189 votes from late afternoon Friday, June 5 to mid-afternoon Friday, June 12, 2009.

June 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Republicans call for promised military benefits to be paid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN), the Ranking Member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, called on Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) to utilize the "reserve funds" he embedded in the House Budget Resolution to pay for key benefits that were promised to and are so richly deserved by America's military personnel and their families, military retirees and veterans.

June 12, 2009 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. Congressman, California, 25th District | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita credit rating upgraded to AA+

The city of Santa Clarita's Standard & Poor's credit rating was upgraded this week from AA to AA+, characterizing the city as having "very strong wealth and income levels."

June 12, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Door-to-door subscription solicitors not legit

Door-to-door sales people who describe themselves as high-school students reportedly are attempting to sell subscriptions to The Signal in the Santa Clarita Valley.

June 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons unveils new season

To mark College of the Canyons' 40th anniversary and the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center's fifth, the 2009-2010 season will be filled with music that defined the five decades following 1969, when COC opened.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Cherry pickin’ time

Villa del Sol Sweet Cherry Farms, in Leona Valley, California, is the largest you-pick cherry orchard in Southern California, with more than 3,600 trees.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Lexus of Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series kicks off tonight (June 12) on Town Center Drive

By Signal Staff

They're going be partying again on Town Center Drive in Valencia tonight, and every Friday night after that for quite awhile.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Playboy Jazz Festival at Hollywood Bowl this weekend (June 13 and 14)

Sax legend Wayne Shorter, Grammy-winning vocalist Patti Austin, soprano sax superstar Kenny G, Latin-jazz kings Pete Escovedo and Oscar Hernandez, New Orleans favorite sons The Neville Brothers and New Birth Jazz Band, and Jimmy Cobb's all-star 50th anniversary tribute to Miles Davis' epochal "Kind of Blue" album are just a few highlights from the stellar lineup performing at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend as part of the 31st annual Playboy Jazz Festival.

June 12, 2009 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor/Escape Writer | Food and Fun


Review: 'Imagine That'

Eddie Murphy's new family comedy is a pleasant and unassuming fantasy in which a high-powered investment adviser gets advice from his daughter's imaginary friends. We never see the friends, but we see a great deal of the daughter, and it's a charming performance from newcomer Yara Shahidi.

June 12, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3'

There's not much wrong with Tony Scott's "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" except that there's not much really right about it. Nobody gets terrifically worked up except the special effects people. Oh, John Travolta is angry and Denzel Washington is determined, but you don't sense passion in the performances. They're about behaving, not evoking.

June 12, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


F. Andre Hollings: The failure of Liberalism in California and beyond

Amidst wallowing in the nirvana granted by the all but divine investiture of Barack Obama, liberals have seemingly abandoned a key element of democracy: dissent.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


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Walk-on coach at West Ranch arrested on DUI charge

A 45-year-old "walk-on" soccer coach at West Ranch High School was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, Hart district officials confirmed Wednesday.

August 27, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV deputies seek help in identifying woman

On August 17, 2014, deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station responded to a residence located within the unincorporated area of Santa Clarita (Westridge / Valencia). The victim reported she was contacted by her credit card company regarding a suspicious transaction. Deputies began the investigation and contacted station detectives.

August 27, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


COC student takes home $7,500 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Award

College of the Canyons graduate Jessie Warme has been named a recipient of the 2014 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship, joining a select group of just 10 community college students from across the nation to receive this prestigious award.

August 27, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Aug. 27, 2014

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August 27, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Donors give nearly $700K after police shooting

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor, lawmakers agree on Hollywood tax credit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown say they have reached a deal that would offer $330 million a year in tax credits for Hollywood film productions over five years.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Saugus butterfly sculpture to return in September

After being hit by a car on Bouquet Canyon Road, the Saugus butterfly sculpture - the object of both criticism and admiration - is due to make a triumphant return in September, according to a Santa Clarita city official.

August 27, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Aug. 26, 2014

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August 27, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Santa Clarita to host public meetings on manufactured home park rent

The City of Santa Clarita will host three public comment meetings to discuss draft updates to Santa Clarita Municipal Code 6.02, which pertains to Manufactured Home Park Rent Adjustment Procedures. The meetings are open to all mobile home park residents, park owners, park managers, and the general public. Meetings will be hosted by City staff on September 2, 3 and 4, 2014 at convenient locations around Santa Clarita.

August 27, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


5 things you don't understand about depression

The recent death of Robin Williams has brought a lot of attention to depression. It's tragic that a beautiful life of laughter such as Robin Williams' could be cut short without it being the result of an accident or chronic illness like cancer.

August 27, 2014 | By Aaron Anderson FamilyShare | Health News


Ex-Camarillo High official pleads in sex case

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A former Camarillo High School administrator accused of inappropriately touching a student and an employee has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Time Warner says outages largely resolved

NEW YORK (AP) - Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

August 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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