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Sales tax revenue drops

Santa Clarita saw its worst drop in sales tax revenue ever in the fourth quarter of 2008 - a 15 percent plummet from the same period the year prior.

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: March 24, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

"If it keeps staying this dry we will use every drop." - Dan Masnada, general manager of the Castaic Lake Water Agency (Click here for story)

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon, McCarthy urge continued funding of Airborne Laser program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (CA-25) and Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates expressing concern about reports that the Administration's Fiscal Year 2010 budget may include funding cuts for the Airborne Laser (ABL) Program.

March 23, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita, 25th District | SCV Raw


SCV deputies warn of 'Grandma Scam'

A recent case of "Grandma Scam" in the Santa Clarita Valley has prompted SCV Sheriff's Station officials to issue a warning regarding a money transfer scam designed to prey on the emotions of senior citizens for money.

March 23, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


Smyth pushes for sales tax 'holiday' for Energy Star products

Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, holds a press conference at 9:00 a.m on Friday, March 27 to announce the introduction of Assembly Bill 150, which if passed would provide a sales tax holiday for consumers who purchase products that carry the Energy Star designation.

March 23, 2009 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth R-Santa Clarita, 38th District | SCV Raw


BioSolar's BioBacksheet to make solar power more cost-effective

BioSolar, Inc. (OTC BB: BSRC), developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic solar cells, "is challenging (DuPontTM) Tedlar® with a new lower-cost solar panel backsheet made entirely of biomaterials," according to the February 2009 edition of Plastics Technology.

March 23, 2009 | Source: BioSolar | SCV Raw


Beer-tasting event on tap for COC Foundation

With a series of local wine tasting events already dedicated to wine aficionados across the Santa Clarita Valley, next month the College of the Canyons Foundation Library Associates will present a unique beer-tasting experience as the latest installment of the "In Good Taste" series.

March 23, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Canyon High teacher/author finds success with novels depicting real life

While many know Andy Smith as an AP Social Studies teacher and rugby coach at Canyon High School, what most people don't know is that he is also an award-winning author of many books.

March 23, 2009 | Source: Willam S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


City hosts Enterprise Zone breakfast

The city of Santa Clarita will host a free Enterprise Zone Breakfast on Wednesday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita City Council Chambers.

March 23, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


City sales tax tanks in fourth quarter 2008

The city of Santa Clarita has received its preliminary fourth quarter sales tax figures for 2008 which reveal a 15% decrease over the same period one year earlier.

March 23, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Obama's missed opportunities

Barack Obama has missed several opportunities to set an example for Americans struggling with job and home loss, and failed banks and corporations.

March 23, 2009 | By Jeff Springs Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Thrill-seekers gather at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Intermittent rain showers Sunday only added to the thrill for a group of more than 700 roller coaster enthusiasts who traveled from all over to ride the most topsy-turvy coasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

March 23, 2009 | By Katherine Geyer For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: March 23, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

"We have fun but we also try to do things to bless somebody." - Queen Momma Rita McGranahan (Click here for story)

March 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Don Gately: Confessions of a packrat

Maybe it's because I was born during the Depression and we were poor, but I have a hard time - a very hard time - getting rid of anything that once had value. Maybe I'll need it again.

March 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Our View: No end in sight for homeless battle

In the "you take them - no, you take them" battle between Santa Clarita and Los Angeles over homeless people, both sides reached an impasse, but it was only temporary.

March 22, 2009 | By Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


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Laurene Weste: Events with benefits: fun for a cause in the SCV

The city of Santa Clarita is home to numerous nonprofit organizations that benefit residents from all walks of life.

June 13, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Is our government balanced or imbalanced?

Even during the original ratifications, implementation of procedures and policies in our government faced changes to the Constitution (or Articles of Confederation, March 1, 1781).

June 13, 2014 | W.T. Stevenson Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Scott Wilk: Raising awareness to DIPG

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG, is a terminal brain disease that affects children aged 5 to 10 years.

June 13, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here right now | Columnists


Winning Coach Ousted

Rocket Collins, 13 seasons as boys head basket coach at Valencia High School, has been relieved of his position.

June 13, 2014 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Kings eager to raise Stanley Cup at home in Game 5

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings already know there's no place like home ice for a coronation.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Neymar leads Brazil to 3-1 World Cup win over Croatia

SAO PAULO (AP) - Neymar showed why he is carrying Brazil's hopes at the World Cup, scoring twice on Thursday to help the underwhelming hosts escape a disappointing start to the tournament.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Spurs move closer to winning NBA title

MIAMI (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs have three more chances to grab the championship trophy that slipped away last year.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Millar to speak at ArtTree

Michael Millar, a founding member of the Santa Clarita Arts Commission, will be the guest speaker Wednesday at the ArtTree Community Arts Center.

June 12, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Governor, lawmakers face weekend budget deadline

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers are trying to work out the final details of a budget for the coming fiscal year that largely adheres to the governor's call for fiscal prudence while providing a modest boost to social and education programs.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man freed in jury mistake killed; suspect arrested

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A burglary defendant who won his freedom because of a jury's mistake lost his life a few hours later when he was stabbed to death in a fight.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCVEDC launches a new website

The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. (SCVEDC) launched a new website that serves as a single source for business expansion and retention services. It is a data-driven platform that was designed to help facilitate quality job creation in the SCV.

June 12, 2014 | Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. | Local Business News


Study: Teens are drinking less, texting more

NEW YORK (AP) - American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government's latest study of worrisome behavior.

June 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Castaic/Val Verde Zone 2: car theft probed

The following crimes were reported in Zone 2, Castaic/Val Verde.

June 12, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Canyon Country East Crime Report Zone 8: auto thefts reported

There was a grand theft auto reported near the 28700 block of Macklin Avenue. In this incident the victims 2013 Dodge Ram was stolen from the street. This vehicle has not been recovered.

June 12, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Canyon Country West Crime Report Zone 7: assault investigated

This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred:

June 12, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


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