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The Signal.com's Daybreak: June 11, 2009

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June 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Three men rob local pharmacy

Three men robbed a Canyon Country pharmacy Wednesday morning, making off with a bag full of prescription painkillers and evading sheriff's deputies.

June 11, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies give lessons, bikes

Seven kids on the verge of their teens huddled around a list of bicycle safety rules Wednesday night, just minutes before they were set to graduate from a Sheriff's Department program on bicycle safety.

June 11, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Families could lose homes

If Sacramento cuts off federal stimulus money for CalWorks as proposed, 1,300 Santa Clarita Valley families will end up homeless, according to a county official.

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


Headed for Annapolis

Cameron Dann never dreamed of joining the Naval Academy during his days at Golden Valley High School.

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


LandSource could be broken up, sold off

The bankrupt owner of Newhall Land and Farming Co. may wind up with a trustee in charge of liquidating the corporation and selling off assets to the highest bidder.

June 11, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sweet rewards for reading at Mint Canyon

Mint Elementary School students made chocolate sundaes out of five teachers as a reward for the students earning more accelerated-reader points than the teachers for the school year.

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


Robbers hit pharmacy, escape with drugs

Three men robbed a Canyon Country pharmacy Wednesday morning, making off with a bag full of prescription painkillers and evading sheriff's deputies.

June 10, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City faces $68.6M budget reduction

With the adoption date drawing nigh, the City Council got a look Tuesday night at Santa Clarita's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year.

June 10, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Fire department maintains staffing amid cutbacks

The Los Angeles County Fire Department has enacted a hiring freeze for nonessential personnel and slowed hiring of firefighters amid a widespread budget crisis, but expects to be able to maintain its current staffing levels, a spokesman said.

June 10, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon blasts detainee transfer

The transfer of Guantanamo Bay prison detainee Ahmed Ghailani to a prison in New York was strongly criticized today by Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon. Ghailani is an accused co-conspirator of the Aug. 7, 1998, U.S. Embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, that killed 234 people. In a statement issued Tuesday, McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, slammed the decision by President Barack Obama to begin transferring prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to the U.S.

June 10, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Celebrate Flag Day with the Elks

Show your patriotic spirit this Flag Day by coming to the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Santa Clarita Lodge No. 2379 for dinner. Flag Day is Sunday the 14th. The Santa Clarita Elks Lodge No. 2379 opens its doors to the public with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, with the annual Flag Day Ceremony beginning at 8 p.m. Flag Retirement immediately follows. In addition, well known local singer Sharon Rose will provide entertainment in the lounge. Please call (661) 251-1500 for more information.

June 10, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


District holds off on vote for rate increase

A vote on whether to annex new homes from an area of Castaic into the district is on the agenda for a Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District meeting today.

June 10, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Keeping art alive

Valencia Valley Elementary School was transformed into the Newhall School District's very own museum Monday as thousands of kid-created works of art draped the walls of the elementary school during the district's second art show.

June 10, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC clips summer classes

College of the Canyon administrators have cut 20 percent of the school's summer-session classes as the community college braces for a budget cut that could top $8 million, a college official said Tuesday.

June 10, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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UPDATE: Interstate 5 lanes reopen near Calgrove Boulevard

Commuters returning to Santa Clarita Valley on the first work day this week were delayed for more than two hours Tuesday afternoon when reports of rebar poking through lanes of Interstate 5 prompted the immediate shutdown of two northbound lanes, officials said.

September 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jury selection to begin in Brada murder trial

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of 42-year-old Eric Allen Earle, charged with murdering his live-in girlfriend, Karla Brada, three years ago.

September 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors ask for more information for San Gabriel Mountains designation

Los Angeles County supervisors want more information regarding a plan to change the San Gabriel Mountains' federal designation.

September 02, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bills on Brown’s desk could require sick pay, restrict charter schools

With the deadline to pass legislation this year now come and gone, plenty of new laws are awaiting the governor's approval or the voters'.

September 02, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Art Slam to serve up chocolate

Ken Cornett stood a couple of hundred feet away from the performance stage at the August Thursday night Art Slam.

September 02, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Seventh arrest made in Canyon Country bike path robberies

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies investigating summertime robberies on Canyon Country bike paths have arrested an additional juvenile, bringing to seven the number apprehended in the crackdown, officials said Tuesday.

September 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV second-grader takes silver screen

Seven-year-old Noah Visconti was the first person to bring Iron Man to his knees. That's what his uncles tell people, anyway.

September 02, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Group of women pulls mall heist

For the second time in two months, thieving bands have stolen thousands of dollars worth of sunglasses from a eye wear specialty store in the mall, according to local sheriff's deputies.

September 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A push for education, not fines in SCV drought regualtions

Striving for a uniform water conservation strategy for all of the Santa Clarita Valley, local water providers are mailing materials directly to customers to get everyone on the same page about lawn-water schedules and other now-mandatory restrictions - and the penalties for not following them.

September 02, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV hospital thanked with Labor Day lunch

While many were relaxing around a barbecue Labor Day, nurses and doctors working up an appetite at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital were treated to lunch by one local restaurant as a show of appreciation.

September 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman killed in Sunday crash identified

The woman killed in a three-vehicle crash in Castaic Sunday afternoon has been identified as 36-year-old Cynthia Ray of Bakersfield.

September 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The SCV’s piano man

Palmdale resident Bill Swain walks into a Santa Clarita Valley consignment store on a Tuesday around noon, sits down at an old piano, and begins to play for customers.

September 02, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district projects big boost in enrollment

Golden Valley and West Ranch high schools will see significant increases in enrollment by 2020 under a demographic projection report to the William S. Hart High School presented recently.

September 01, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stevenson Ranch teen returns a karate champ

Roughly 50 people crammed into Rising Sun Karate in Stevenson Ranch on Sunday to welcome home their karate kid.

September 01, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita City Hall retrofitting complete

Work wrapped up last week on a project to better prepare Santa Clarita City Hall to withstand an earthquake.

September 01, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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