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Home prices up for second month, Realtors wary

Home prices in the Santa Clarita Valley rose slightly in February for the second month in a row, but a real-estate spokeswoman says that doesn't necessarily mean the housing slump has hit bottom.

March 21, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Softball fields get overdue makeovers

The William S. Hart Union High School District plans to spruce up the softball fields at Canyon, Hart and Saugus high schools by adding new scoreboards, public-address systems, concession stands and upgraded dugouts, a district official said Friday.

March 21, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teenager found dead in home

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office will await a toxicology report before determining the cause of death for an 18-year-old Canyon High School graduate found dead in his home, a spokesman said Friday.

March 21, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mentryville boasts link to SCV's boom-town past

Imagine "Little House on the Prairie" meets "The Beverly Hillbillies" and you'll have a good idea of what Mentryville was - a remote boom town sprouted from gushing rivers of oil more than 130 years ago.

March 21, 2009 | By Shannon Master For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wet, gusty weather whips I-5 corridor, SCV this weekend

Brace for a bout of blustery weather as rain, gusty winds, and possible snow and hail blow into the Santa Clarita Valley and local mountains this weekend.

March 20, 2009 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Homicide detectives re-open 42-year-old case

The unsolved crimes unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's homicide bureau has reopened an investigation into the death of a former Newhall resident 42 years ago.

March 20, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC hosts 2009 Wine Classic

The College of the Canyons Foundation hosts its 2009 SCV Wine Classic at the California Institute of the Arts on Saturday, May 30, provide attendees to sample and buy fine wines and gourmet cuisines. Live and silent auctions feature a variety of wines and gift baskets.

March 20, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deadline for CTA media award today

Today is the deadline to apply for the California Teachers Association's 50th annual John Swett Award for Media Excellence, given to professional media outlets who have demonstrated exceptional coverage of California public education.

March 20, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff's deputies say gang threats are hoax

Sheriff's deputies are asking residents to ignore e-mails and text messages touting gang initiations on Thursday night at Santa Clarita Valley Wal-Marts, according to a sheriff's news release.

March 20, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community mourns teen's tragic death

A memorial service will be held Monday for Nicholas Wayne Pruett, a Canyon High School freshman who died suddenly Tuesday while jogging in a park.

March 20, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district OKs dress code change

The Hart district board approved a change in the graduation dress-code policy Wednesday to allow high school seniors to wear military uniforms during the ceremony.

March 20, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mexican consulate forces deal in ID theft case

Pressure by the Mexican Consulate is forcing the District Attorney to offer misdemeanor plea deals to suspects in the L&M Optical Disc West ID theft case, according to a source close to the case.

March 20, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita looks for new court site

Santa Clarita city officials are eyeing a plot of land along Golden Valley Road as a potential site for a new courthouse.

March 20, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: March 20, 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:

March 20, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Committee named for Measure SA oversight amid controversy

Nine people were named to oversee $300 million in school-bond funds this week amid claims of backroom politics.

March 20, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Suit alleges DWP responsible for start of Powerhouse Fire

The Powerhouse Fire that scorched dozens of homes and charred more than 30,000 acres last summer got its name from the fact that it started near one of the powerhouses run by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in the Angeles National Forest.

April 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wilk bill calls for more science behind pollution restrictions

Santa Clarita City Council members voted this week to support a bill from Santa Clarita Valley Assemblyman Scott Wilk that would inject an additional level of scientific review into the laws that govern pollution limitations in discharged water.

April 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Deputies seek assistance in identifying alleged wallet thief

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station sought the public's assistance Thursday in identifying a woman believed to be involved in a wallet theft from a Valencia store.

April 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Job fair draws crowd at COC

Hundreds of job-searchers attended Wednesday's Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons, where more than 60 firms and agencies provided information about careers and accepted resumes.

April 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Call for term limits discussion falls short of council agenda

A discussion about term limits for Santa Clarita City Council members nearly made it to the agenda for the council's next meeting.

April 24, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


New principals named for Valencia, West Ranch

Members of the William S. Hart Union High School District board voted Wednesday night to tab two current junior high school principals to lead Valencia High School and West Ranch High School, beginning this summer.

April 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nissan of Valencia gives big

Nissan of Valencia gave away more than $21,800 in gifts - ranging from scholarships to a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan - during its annual Nissan Car Giveaway this week for local Hart district 11th- and 12th-graders.

April 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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