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Local Realtors call for blankets, food, blood donations for RED Day

Keller Williams Realty Valencia is accepting blankets and food donations in conjunction with its annual "RED Day" until Thursday, May 13.

May 13, 2010 | Source: Keller Williams Realty Valencia | SCV Raw


'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


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Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews chase flareups in wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - Firefighters were chasing early-morning flare-ups Friday in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Affordable Care Act: A success story

I am one of those folks who signed up for the Affordable Care Act. It was my first time on the open health care market, since I always had health care provided from employment, either mine or my spouse's.

January 17, 2014 | By Nanette A. Meister Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Did burglaries really rise?

Regarding The Signal's Jan. 6 front-page article, "Burglaries on the rise in SCV this past year," I would like to point out that all is not necessarily as it appears.

January 17, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


USA can fall due to greed

I honestly don't believe that Democrats and Republicans will ever sit down and compromise on anything. The simple act of governing for all of the people seems to be impossible.

January 17, 2014 | By Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


In your words: The day of the quake

Editor's note: We asked our newspaper, website and Facebook readers to tell us about their experiences in the Jan. 17, 1994, Northridge earthquake. Here's what they said.

January 17, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alice Khosravy: Role of government on display

Recently, the community of Santa Clarita has been buzzing over potential billboard removals and the possibility of sign ordinance changes. It began when the Metro Group, who owns the land on which the billboards in question reside, approached the city with a proposal to remove every billboard in the Metro (railroad) right-of-way, within the Soledad Canyon Road and Railroad Avenue corridors, in the center of the city. This amounts to the permanent removal of 118 billboards on 62 structures along the Metro right-of-way in exchange for a change to the current sign ordinance that would allow them to build three ...

January 17, 2014 | By Alice Khosravy Right here right now | Columnists


Marsha McLean:Santa Clarita transit is your ticket to better transportation

The demand for public transportation continues to increase as Americans enjoy the freedoms provided by commuter buses and railways.

January 17, 2014 | By Marsha McLean Live from city hall | Columnists


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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