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Knights host benefit golf tourney to benefit firefighters

The Santa Clarita Assembly of the Knights of Columbus will host its fifth annual golf tournament in memory of Jack Dunn Friday, April 24, at 12 p.m. to benefit the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

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


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William S. Hart Union High School District is taking back 62 teacher-layoff notices while Saugus Union School District rescinded 18 teacher-layoff notices, school officials said Wednesday.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


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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


UPDATE: One killed, 8 injured in Castaic freeway crash

A woman was killed and eight other people injured today in a three-vehicle collision on the northbound Interstate 5 in Castaic, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said.

August 31, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Condition of COC athlete injured in crash upgraded

The condition of the College of the Canyons football player injured in the two-vehicle crash that killed two of his teammates has been upgraded from critical to serious, a spokeswoman for Providence Holy Cross Medical Center said Sunday.

August 31, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A ‘Trojan family’ reunion

Red and gold pompoms sat on tables at Big Wangs in Valencia on Saturday. A flag, of the same color, hung underneath one of several flat-screen TVs that were broadcasting games on the first Saturday of the 2014 college football season.

August 30, 2014 | By Robert Spallone For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Station Fire ceremony honors two men who lost their lives

On Aug. 26, 2009, despite bone-dry conditions, firefighters believed they had a good handle on a brush fire that broke out that afternoon in the mountains of the Angeles National Forest above La Canada Flintridge.

August 30, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate passes plastic bag ban; bill heads to governor

California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Band sends concert series out on high note

After a day that saw temperatures topping 100 degrees in the Santa Clarita Valley, wispy high clouds drifted in with the setting sun and a balmy evening breeze kicked up, setting the stage for a perfect finale to the city's hugely successful Concerts in the Park series.

August 30, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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