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Archive By Section - Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart District: Canyon field safe, needs work

Hart district Superintendent Rob Challinor says the Canyon High School softball field, the subject of a discrimination investigation by federal education officials, needs some maintenance but is due for improvements and is safe for use.

August 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley ice bucket challenge: The big chill on steroids

When a Valencia-based construction company with a contract to rebuild a local freeway decides to get in on the Internet phenomenon known as the ice bucket challenge - well, you just know it has to involve heavy equipment.

August 22, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Legislators work to head off gas tax hike

Some state legislators are working to stop or delay what they describe as a "hidden" tax that could cause a spike in gas prices.

August 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Marriage and Family Conference set Saturday

The second SCV Marriage and Family Conference, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will take place this Saturday at 24443 McBean Parkway in in Valencia.

August 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man sought in Santa Clarita Valley child annoyance case

Just one week after children headed back to school for the 2014-15 year, two female students walking home from Placerita Junior High School in Newhall reported they were approached by a man who drove up in a black pickup truck and told them to get in, a Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's officials said.

August 22, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita launches 2014 public poll

The City of Santa Clarita is calling residents to take part in a public opinion poll to share their thoughts on City services, local issues and the types of amenities they would like to see in Santa Clarita. The poll will be conducted via telephone and online at santa-clarita.com/survey.

August 22, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bill for community colleges to grant bachelor’s degrees passes California Legislature

A bill that would allow some community colleges to offer four-year degrees has passed the state Legislature and is heading to the governor's desk.

August 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


College of the Canyons Unveils New ‘Skills4Success’ Campaign For Fall Semester

College of the Canyons has unveiled a new two-part 'Skills4Success' campaign designed to publicly recognize and visually celebrate the wide range of student success stories found at the college, while also introducing new institution-wide student support strategies which COC officials believe will help revolutionize how student success is measured.

August 22, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Governor signs two Wilk bills

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday afternoon Governor Brown signed two bills by Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R- Santa Clarita:

August 22, 2014 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Scott Wilk | Santa Clarita Valley News


Moth or butterfly?

This skipper butterfly shares characteristics of both moths and butterflies, with a body, wings and antennae more like the former.

August 22, 2014 | By Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


California Supreme Court denies review of Palmdale Voting Rights Act case

The California Supreme Court has declined to review of Palmdale's California Voting Rights Act case, though officials from the Antelope Valley city say they will continue to appeal the matter.

August 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Couple identified in selfie burglary case

A couple depicted in a selfie that turned up in a burglary victim's cloud database took the photo on a cellphone bought at a San Fernando swap meet, the man in the picture told Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man to stand trial in BB gun shooting

A Valencia man has been ordered to stand trial on a charge he shot a woman in the eye with a BB gun during a road rage incident in May. a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Two plead no contest in 2012 street racers case

More than two years after they were arrested and charged with second-degree murder for the death of a friend while they were street racing on Sand Canyon Road, two young Canyon Country men pleaded no contest Thursday to lesser charges of vehicular manslaughter.

August 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former deputy receives probationary sentence for firing weapon

A retired sheriff's deputy accused of illegally firing his gun after neighborhood kids played a "ding dong ditch" prank on him received a probationary sentence Thursday after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor charge against him.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Reparations ordered in Canyon Country street racing death

Two men who were street racing in Canyon Country nearly three years when one slammed his car into a tree, killing his passenger, were ordered Friday to pay more than $23,000 each to the victim's family.

November 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Flapjacks make syrupy reward for reading excellence

Golden Oak Community School students enjoyed some tasty rewards for studiousness recently during a "Wise Owl Pancake Breakfast" for those who achieved their reading goals.

November 21, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Firefighters douse blaze in Stevenson Ranch

Firefighters responded to a house fire in Santa Clarita Valley on Friday and were able to contain the blaze to a single bedroom.

November 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man pleads not guilty to sending nude photos

A 38-year-old man accused of hacking into the email of his ex-boyfriend - a Pasadena high school teacher - and sending nude photos of the victim to other educators pleaded not guilty Friday to criminal charges.

November 21, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Grenade ‘gift’ empties Stevenson Ranch Goodwill store

A "donation" dropped into a Santa Clarita Valley Goodwill store's collection box Friday prompted a Sheriff's Department Arson Bureau response and the evacuation of the store.

November 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita’s jobless rate hiccups

Santa Clarita's October unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.8 percent, up from 4.7 percent in September, according to numbers released Friday.

November 21, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Opportunities enhanced in Angeles National Forest with monument designation

ARCADIA, Calif.-President Obama used his authority last month under the Antiquities Act to establish 346,177 acres of national forest land in the San Gabriel Mountains in southern California as a national monument. The designation permanently protects the popular outdoor recreation destination to increase access and outdoor opportunities to the public.

November 21, 2014 | Source: USFS | Santa Clarita Valley News


CHP plans 'maximum enforcement period' for Thanksgiving weekend

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The extended Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. This raises the risk of a potentially serious or even deadly traffic collision.

November 21, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project Vista Del Lago Road to Kern County Line

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no construction closures for this project from Wednesday, November 26, at 6 a.m. to Sunday, November 30, at 11:59 p.m.

November 21, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama unveils immigration action

Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

November 21, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Blond Scammer’ pleads guilty in Ventura County

A woman dubbed the "Blond Scammer" who received a suspended sentence for identity theft in Los Angeles County earlier this year has pleaded guilty to similar offenses in Venutra County, the prosecutor said Thursday.

November 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Leader of the PAC resigns

The executive director of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons has resigned, an official said Thursday.

November 20, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district to require extra year of math for graduation

High school students in the Santa Clarita Valley - starting with this year's crop of eighth-graders - will now have to take three years of math, instead of two, to graduate high school, Hart district board members decided this week.

November 20, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall’s traditional Thanksgiving Feast hits hurdles

Newhall's annual Thanksgiving Feast street party, to which scores of people bring turkey dinners and other food, has been sidelined to a parking lot this year and hit with a health ruling that nixes donated food, an organizer said.

November 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man ordered to stand trial in child rape

A Valencia man was ordered to stand trial Thursday on 29 sex offenses allegedly committed against a child under 14 years old, representatives for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

November 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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