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'Students Rebuild' site launched as call to action to rebuild Haiti schools

SAN FRANCISCO -- In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Architecture For Humanity, the Bezos Family Foundation and Global Nomads Group have partnered to create studentsrebuild.org, a $500,000 matching challenge grant and call to action for junior high and high school students around the globe to help rebuild stronger, safer, permanent schools in Haiti.

May 13, 2010 | Source: Architecture for Humanity, Bezos Family Foundation, Global Nomads Group | SCV Raw


Community input sought for Bicycle Master Plan

Bicycle riders are invited to participate in the second series of community workshops on the countywide Bicycle Master Plan, currently being developed by the Los Angeles County Public Works Department.

May 13, 2010 | Source: Los Angeles County Public Works Department | SCV Raw


WiFi installed at Santa Clarita Skate Park

The Santa Clarita Skate Park already had bowls, stairs, rails and ramps; now it has something else - WiFi.

May 13, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


State releases API scores for SCV schools

All 11 a.m. today, the California Department of Education released the Academic Performance Index, or API, figures, which measure the academic growth of public school students by using standardized tests. Scores range from 200 to 1,000.

May 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


New traffic stops in Stevenson Ranch and Castaic

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - To enhance public safety in the Santa Clarita Valley, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced new traffic control measures at following locations:

May 13, 2010 | Source: Los Angeles Board of Supervisors | SCV Raw


Acton and Soledad resurfacing approved

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - To enhance public safety, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced that portions of Acton Canyon Road and Soledad Canyon Road will be resurfaced and new thermoplastic striping and pavement markings on roads will be installed.

May 13, 2010 | Sorce: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors | SCV Raw


City accepting applications for commission, panel seats

The city of Santa Clarita and its Redevelopment Agency is encouraging residents to apply for a position on either the Planning Commission, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission, the Arts Commission or the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability Audit Panel.

May 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CIF boys tennis: As expected

The fact that the Valencia boys tennis team won the Foothill League championship, but is unseeded in the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs is curious.

May 13, 2010 | By Debby von Winckelmann For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


City OK's $117K ‘Old West’ re-do for Newhall Library

The planned Newhall Library - which had been criticized for its ski chalet-like appearance - received a $117,000 Western-style makeover that won over Santa Clarita City Council members Tuesday night.

May 13, 2010 | By Natalie Everett Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, May 13, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

May 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cam Noltemeyer: Why is the city lowering its standards?

At a recent Santa Clarita Planning Commission meeting, commissioners approved an amendment to Title 17 of the city's Unified Development Code (UDC), "to add Section 17.01.180 Annexations to authorize the City Council to (1) grant certain exceptions from development standards contained in the city's Unified Development Code (UDC) (i.e.: permitted uses, parking, setbacks, floor area ratio, signage, architectural design elements, right-of-way improvements, landscaping, and/or hillside development) for properties proposed for annexation to the city in accordance with entitlements approved by Los Angeles County; and (2) approve modifications to these projects in accordance with the ...

May 13, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Misusing handicap placards

My wife and I were eating outside at Kabuki early Friday evening, and noticed a middle-aged gentleman getting out of his car after parking in a handicap-designated space.

May 13, 2010 | By Bill King Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Sport Clips to donate hair to oil spill cleanup effort

Sport Clips Haircuts, a men and boys hair care provider, is asking its 690 stores, including those in the Santa Clarita Valley, to gather their vaccumed hair and send it to Matter of Trust, an organization that makes oil-soaking mats and booms from hair and fur.

May 12, 2010 | Source: Sport Clips Haircuts | SCV Raw


COC presentation showcases 'Power of the Sound' May 14

The College of the Canyons physics, music and media entertainment arts (MEA) departments will host the presentation "The Power of the Sound," designed to help audiences better understand the perception, physics, and power of sound in our daily lives.

May 12, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


ATF posts 2009 Los Angeles gun crime stats

LOS ANGELES -- John Torres, Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), announces the release of aggregate trace data for crime guns recovered in Los Angeles and submitted to ATF for tracing for calendar year 2009.

May 12, 2010 | Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives | SCV Raw


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SCV Sheriff's team saves suicidal man from jumping off cliff

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at approximately 10:05am deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station received a call for service regarding a 42-year-old male who was possibly suicidal. A short time later, the man's vehicle was located (parked) at Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue. Deputies had reason to believe the man was now traveling on foot headed into an off road / rural area to possibly commit suicide.

January 16, 2014 | Deputy Joshua Dubin SCV Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate approaches final OK of $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown and underscores lawmakers' fatigue with budget battles.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan: Musharraf advised to move to US hospital

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A lawyer representing Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf in his high treason trial said Thursday that his client needs to go to the U.S. for further medical treatment following a heart scare.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Recidivism fell before prison realignment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


"American Hustle," "Gravity" lead Oscar race

The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cher Gilmore: Ignorance is not bliss

Fracking has captured the headlines recently, but another, less well-known technique for extracting oil trapped in rock cavities deep underground is increasingly being used in California and is an even bigger threat to health and the environment.

January 16, 2014 | By Cher Gilmore | Columnists


More praise for fracking

I'd like to applaud Sue Hartman's Jan. 10 column in The Signal ("Fracking for a prosperous California") regarding the benefits of fracking. And I'd like to add a couple of thoughts.

January 16, 2014 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


A tale of two scandals

Political pundits have put Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton as the front runners for the next president. Let's compare how the two have handled themselves in the face of recent scandals.

January 16, 2014 | By Gil Mertz Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV Chamber honors local heroes

This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


County supervisor to speak at SCV Chamber State of the County luncheon

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


Busting misconceptions about investor perceptions

We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.

March 31, 2013 | By LuzAnna Malec Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors | Banking & Finance


Bayless leads community in industry, growth

Bayless is…

March 31, 2013 | By Andrea McAfee Controller, Bayless Engineering | Industry


Hart School District aims to make every graduate’s post-secondary dream a reality

With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Education


Santa Clarita homebuyers find many advantages with Pardee Homes and Fair Oaks Ranch

Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Business & Real Estate


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