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Junior statesmen scholarship open to high school students

The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation of San Francisco offers 12 new high school scholarships for Junior State of America summer programs.

March 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: March 12, 2009

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First Word

March 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


After-school attack puts Canyon Country on edge

Residents of the Shadow Pines area of Canyon Country are being a little more careful following the report of an attack on a 16-year-old girl walking home from school.

March 12, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A chance at a better future

About 50 families crossed their fingers Wednesday at Mountainview Elementary School and hoped their 4-year-olds would snag one of 24 spots at Mountainview Fun for Fours Preschool.

March 12, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus hit with layoffs

Saugus school board members have agreed to cut 35 full-time teachers and increase class sizes for kindergarten through third grades.

March 12, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Much ado about $410B

President Barack Obama signed off Wednesday on a $410 billion spending bill, which Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon was quoted last week as calling "not the example of fiscal restraint we need."

March 12, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Revisiting Colonial times

March 12, 2009 | The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama OKs 'imperfect' spending bill, with earmarks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling it an "imperfect" bill, President Barack Obama signed a $410 billion spending package Wednesday that includes billions in earmarks like those he promised to curb in last year's campaign. He insisted the bill must signal an "end to the old way of doing business."

The massive measure supporting federal agencies through the fall contains nearly 8,000 pet projects, earmarked by sponsors though denounced by critics.

March 11, 2009 | By Philip Elliott Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus Union board members approve layoffs

The Saugus Union School District board approved laying off 35 full-time teachers and increasing K-3 class sizes by two or three students Tuesday night as the district grapples with a $3 million deficit for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

March 11, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free lecture at SCV senior center Thursday

On Thursday, gastroenterologist Dr. Michael C. Jean from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will present information on "Colorectal Cancer: Prevention, Detection & Treatment," from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Activity Rooms 1 and 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall 91321.

March 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Teen attack third in six weeks

Sheriff's officials are warning students to be extra vigilant walking to and from school following the third attack on a Santa Clarita Valley student this year.

March 11, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Books, cookies and good clean fun

Kim Fields' eyes widened and her voice rose an octave as she read "Gingerbread Baby" aloud to a group of children at the Valencia Borders bookstore.

March 11, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stimulus funding might have hidden price tag

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is worried that accepting federal stimulus funding could ultimately leave costs for program mandates in the hands of Los Angeles County taxpayers.

March 11, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Princess employee charged with sexual assault on ship

The U.S. Attorney's Office charged a Princess Cruises crew member with aggravated sexual abuse Tuesday. If convicted, the charge could carry a life sentence.

March 11, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teachers plan demonstration at intersections Friday

Pink-clad teachers will pack intersections throughout the Santa Clarita Valley on Friday, part of a statewide protest against layoff notices being sent to instructors because of state budget cuts.

March 11, 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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