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Metrolink commuter fares could go up

Commuters who rely on Metrolink for transportation could soon be faced with an increase in fares.

The board that oversees Metrolink will vote on whether to strap riders with a 4.5-percent fare increase on Friday.

April 23, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New school opening delayed

Saugus Union School District will delay the opening of West Creek Elementary School until at least July 2010 because of a projected low enrollment for the nearly completed school, district officials said Wednesday.

"For us to be fiscally responsible, we need to have a minimum amount of students in that area," said Judy Umeck, board president.

April 23, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local boy runs with help from prosthetics

His first words were, "I do it."

That can-do sentiment marks the way Cameron Lutges, 7, approaches life in spite of his physical challenges.

April 23, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Church group to do cleanup

Hard work. Humanitarianism. Put those endeavors together and one can do a lot of good in this world. Such combined synergy is behind the Mormon Helping Hands project, which will be held Saturday in the Santa Clarita Valley and statewide as 20,000 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints members volunteer to help spruce up their communities.

In all, 15 projects will be undertaken by 800 Church members in the SCV. Tasks will include graffiti clean-up, planting groundcover in parks and painting the SCV Senior Center's exterior. Approximately 450 church members, along with U.S. Congressman Howard "Buck ...

April 23, 2009 | By Diana Sevanian For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Schools to reduce layoffs

Eighty teachers from two SCV school districts got reprieves Wednesday.

The William S. Hart Union High School District is taking back 62 teacher-layoff notices while Saugus Union School District rescinded 18 teacher-layoff notices, school officials said Wednesday.

April 23, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Make an angel, give an angel

About 250 students at Highlands Elementary School are getting ready to sprinkle joy and hope in the Santa Clarita Valley through the Angels Project, the school's first community-outreach art project.

April 23, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Longtime resident Helen Weigel passes away

Helen Fern Campbell Weigel, a Newhall resident for 46 years, died April 17 at her home after a long battle with multiple myeloma. She was 87.

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


The Signal.com's Daybreak: April 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:

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


Airgun report prompts lockdown

What appeared to be three young men drinking and firing an air gun in the hills overlooking Leona Cox Community School prompted a school lockdown Wednesday afternoon.

April 23, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: April 22, 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:

April 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Union to lay off 10

Ten school employees will be eliminated from the Castaic Union School District, but there won't be too many educational problems from the board's decision, the superintendent said Tuesday.

April 22, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart District to issue $80M in bonds

Board approval for the district to issue and sell up to $80 million in bonds means that the William S. Hart Union High School District will move forward with a mix of Measure SA construction projects, including a Castaic high school, a school official said Tuesday.

April 22, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Need for funds drives pancake breakfast

In order to meet the needs of a fast-growing homeless population in the Santa Clarita Valley, Lutheran Social Services Community Care Center will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 25 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

April 22, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Starbucks in Valencia to brew no more

The Starbucks Coffee at 23880 W. Copper Hill Drive in Valencia is one of about 40 other California Starbucks' stores scheduled to close, according to the company's Web site.

April 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Board approves proposed budget

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved the county's proposed budget for 2009-2010.

April 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Water, business among topics talked at forum

Ensuring the viability of the local economy was among the major goals stated by the eight men running to represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Congress during a candidate forum this week at College of the Canyons.

April 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon expresses concern with defense spending

Time may be winding down on his tenure in Congress, but Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, said Wednesday he remains concerned about the state of the nation's defense spending.

April 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Sheriff's Station DUI checkpoint to be conducted Friday night

Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.

April 23, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita takes stand against districting

The Santa Clarita City Council took a strong stand Tuesday against a state Assembly bill that would force all cities in California with at least 100,000 residents to break themselves into districts, eliminating at-large elections except in smaller cities.

April 23, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Acosta officially joins City Council

Surrounded by dozens of friends, family members and supporters, Dante Acosta officially took the oath of office and joined the Santa Clarita City Council during a special meeting Tuesday.

April 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carousel Ranch raises the roof

Carousel Ranch, an equestrian center for disabled children in Agua Dulce, raised the roof Tuesday on a long-awaited covered riding arena for its students - just in time to beat the heat.

April 23, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Lifestyle Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Computer savvy volunteers needed for local information session

SACRAMENTO, CA - Senator Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley) is proud to announce that the Microsoft YouthSpark TEALS program will be implemented in five local high schools in the coming school year. TEALS, which stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools, bridges the gap between the shortage of skilled computer science graduates and the growing demand for computer science job opportunities by bringing technology professionals into local classrooms.

April 22, 2014 | Source: State Sen. Steve Knight's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 Santa Clarita Valley officials to speak at L.A. Water Summit

Two local water officials - one representing wholesale services and one representing retail - will be panelists Thursday for the L.A. Water Summit presented by the Building Industry Association of Southern California.

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


Jury selection in murder-for-hire case expected in June

Jury selection is expected to begin in June in the case of a Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife, according to an official with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

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


Principal selection on tap for Wednesday Hart board meeting

Board members in the William S. Hart Union High School District are expected to tab the new principals of Valencia High School and West Ranch High School during their meeting Wednesday, according to officials.

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


Part I crimes, grand theft auto decline in city

Santa Clarita, CA – The City of Santa Clarita saw a significant decline in Part One and Grand Theft Auto crimes during the first three months of 2014 compared to 2013, according to a preliminary report filed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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


Guns, badges stolen during police charity game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say guns, badges and other items belonging to San Diego-area law enforcement personnel were stolen during a weekend charity football game in Los Angeles.

April 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Associated Student Government hosts congressional candidate forum

SANTA CLARITA - The Associated Student Government (ASG) at College of the Canyons is inviting all students and community members to a public candidate forum with the eight individuals seeking election to California's 25th Congressional District.

April 22, 2014 | Source: SCV EDC | Santa Clarita Valley News


Petition-gatherer ID’d after battery arrest

A signature-gatherer outside a local Walmart, arrested for battery after allegedly punching someone in the hand last weekend, has been identified as a woman from Illinois, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

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


With the turn of a key, Valencia student wins new car

As the school winds down, local high schoolers got fired up at the chance to win a new car from Nissan of Valencia during the third annual Nissan Car Giveaway at COC's Cougar Stadium in Valencia.

April 22, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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