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Archive By Section - Santa Clarita Valley News


City continues conservative budget approach

Santa Clarita officials are fond of reciting what they say is part of the city's budget philosophy: Decisions made in good times are more important than the decisions made during bad times.

February 04, 2015 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Despite some rain this year, snowpack bodes ill for relief from drought

A year after local water czars unveiled their drought action plan in the face of stark water shortages, they this week Tuesday to news of deepening drought and diminishing reservoirs.

February 04, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic district forming plan to address financial shortfall

A standing-room-only crowd turned out at a special board meeting this week to demand answers about the Castaic Union School District's plans to remedy an estimated $4.1 million budget shortfall.

February 04, 2015 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: McKeon announces formation of consulting firm

Though he may no longer have a seat in the U.S. Capitol building, former Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon isn't straying from Washington, D.C., for his next gig.

February 04, 2015 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Albert Einstein Academy fires coach implicated in ‘inappropriate behavior’ with minors

A staff member and athletic coach at Albert Einstein's Santa Clarita Valley secondary school has been fired from his job as an investigation into his alleged "inappropriate behavior" was handed over to the LAPD's Sexually Exploited Child Unit, Juvenile Division, sources said.

February 04, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Suspect in truck theft, manhunt faces eight charges, including kidnapping

Updates with not guilty plea entered.

February 04, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman arrested in Canyon Country crash; another hospitalized

A Northridge woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury following a traffic collision on Highway 14 that sent a 56-year-old Palmdale woman to the hospital with injuries.

February 04, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boxer, Feinstein urge reconsideration of California's policy on vaccine exemptions

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein (both D-CA) today sent a letter asking California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley and other appropriate state officials to reconsider California's policy on vaccine exemptions. More than 100 people in 14 states have contracted the measles due to an outbreak that originated in California.

February 04, 2015 | Source: Office of Sen. Barbara Boxer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Public Library hosts free events throughout February

All three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library will host a range of engaging and interactive programming in February to celebrate "Heart Month" and Chinese Lunar New Year. The following events are FREE and open to readers of all ages:

February 04, 2015 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors OK assessment of county parks needs

A few months after the failure of a proposed parks tax, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to kick-start a big-picture survey of the county's parks and recreation resources and needs.

February 03, 2015 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita drawing up new-development stormwater requirements

Plans are in the works for developers to carry some of the burden for capturing stormwater in Santa Clarita as city officials work to meet state expectations for water conservation, local water officials heard Tuesday.

February 03, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Report of armed masked men in Saugus ruled false alarm

A report of armed men holding a hostage in a Saugus home brought Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies to the scene Tuesday, but it was soon determined to be a false alarm.

February 03, 2015 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Citizen Oversight Committee Affirms College’s ‘Measure M’ Bond Audit

The Santa Clarita Community College District's Measure M community oversight committee voted to accept the results of an independent audit of the college's Measure M general obligation bond funds.

February 03, 2015 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors sign off on funding for new Castaic pool

Los Angeles County supervisors approved millions of dollars in funding Tuesday that will go toward building an Olympic-sized swimming pool in Castaic.

February 03, 2015 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Prosecutors: Insufficient evidence to charge red ‘Power Rangers’ actor

County prosecutors want more information from investigators before deciding whether charges should be filed against "Power Rangers" actor Ricardo Medina Jr., a District Attorney's Office said Tuesday.

February 03, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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UPDATE: One dead, 1 injured in Canyon Country shooting

One man was killed and a woman injured after they were shot at a Canyon Country apartment during one of two unrelated shootings in the Santa Clarita Valley on Wednesday.

May 06, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Meeting scheduled on proposed cell phone tower at Golden Oak school

A public meeting is scheduled Thursday evening to discuss a proposed AT&T cell phone tower at Golden Oak Community School in Canyon Country.

May 06, 2015 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita retail sales exceed $2 billion

Retail sales helped push the city of Santa Clarita up one more notch on the annual ranking of California retail markets, again landing it in a small circle of cities generating in excess of $2 billion a year, the city announced Wednesday.

May 06, 2015 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Personal-document shredding offered free on Saturday

With almost daily reports of identity theft, the local sheriff's station is offering Santa Clarita Valley residents an opportunity to shred personal documents.

May 06, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Voting Rights lawsuit against Saugus could be affected by election change

Saugus school board members voted this week to change their election system that was the target of a recent California Voting Rights Act lawsuit, but how the move will affect the suit moving forward remains unclear.

May 06, 2015 | By Luke Money Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall district adopts voting-area map

Newhall School District board members approved a plan this week to split the district into five voting areas as part of the shift to a new election system they hope to have in place this November.

May 06, 2015 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC to offer 'blockbuster' schedule of summer classes

The College of the Canyons 'Blockbuster Summer' schedule of classes has returned, with three action-packed class sessions that are sure to have students and community members sitting on the edge of their seats and clamoring to see which of their educational goals will be realized next.

May 06, 2015 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Website: One arrested in fake cops crackdown had ties to Kamala Harris

One of the three people arrested last week for allegedly operating a rogue police force was an aide to state Attorney General Kamala Harris, who is running for U.S. Senate, a Los Angeles newspaper website reported today.

May 06, 2015 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus district becomes latest to move to voting areas

School board members in the Saugus district voted Tuesday night to change to voting areas for future board elections - a week after a lawsuit was filed against the district's current use of at-large voting.

May 06, 2015 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Forest Service chief expects busy firefighting season

WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the U.S. Forest Service warned Tuesday of an "above average" fire season that could cost the agency more than $1 billion and require shifting funds from programs designed to prevent wildfires.

May 05, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Neighbor sets out to help family who lost everything in Canyon Country fire

A father and his two children lost their home in a condominium fire last week, but a nearby resident is determined to set things right - with a little help from friends and neighbors.

May 05, 2015 | By Austin Dave Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Castaic schools put superintendent on paid leave

James M. Gibson, superintendent of the financially troubled Castaic Union School District, has been placed on "paid non-disciplinary administrative leave," a member of the district board said Tuesday.

May 05, 2015 | By Jim Holt and Luke Monday Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


County supervisors direct advocates to support new ‘motor voter’ act

County supervisors voted this week to support a bill that would automatically register eligible residents to vote when they apply for, or renew, their driver's licenses.

May 05, 2015 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 87-year-old motorcyclist killed on I-5

An 87-year-old Granada Hills man died Tuesday after crashing his motorcycle on Interstate 5 near Pyramid Lake, the investigating California Highway Patrol officer said.

May 05, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman-to-woman road rage incident reported in Valencia

In an act of apparent road rage Tuesday, one woman pointed a gun at another woman while both drove through Valencia, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

May 05, 2015 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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