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Favorite son Smyth returns

It was back to work on Wednesday for Republican Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, who won Tuesday's race against Democrat Carole Lutness for the 38th District.

November 06, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sales tax to rise to 8.75% for transit

A half-cent sales tax to improve transportation in Los Angeles County was among the measures approved by voters on Election Day.

November 06, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Measure CF too close to call

"Cautiously optimistic" is how one school board member described his feelings after vote totals on Measure CF were announced Wednesday.

November 06, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


First priority: Castaic high school

It's official - the Hart district's $300 million school bond measure passed with more than the minimum 55 percent of votes needed.

November 06, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Voters approve Prop. 8

When it came to predicting a split vote on Proposition 8, the street corners of Santa Clarita said it all.

November 06, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Strickland trails by 108 votes

A day after the election, the Senate race between Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson and Republican Tony Strickland for the 19th District remained heatedly undecided.

November 06, 2008 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Auditorium renovation gets helping hand

The auditorium at Newhall Elementary School, built in the 1940s and once used by William S. Hart to screen western movies, has been long underused because it is far from being a viable performance space.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Father of teen who killed self speaks out

Jeremiah Lasater sent a poignant message in the time it took to pull a trigger.

November 06, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Voters approve Proposition 8

UPDATED 2:40 p.m. Wednesday:

November 05, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Maximum enforcement

California Highway Patrol officers nabbed 32 drunk drivers during the Labor Day weekend, officer John Lutz said. There were no fatalities on local roads, he said.

November 05, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New water commissioner appointed

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed Dean Efstathiou to the local water agency board Tuesday.

November 05, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff’s Station expanding

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives will soon be moving into some new digs since the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a request for 9,500 square-feet in additional office space Tuesday.

November 05, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


School bond hits a roadblock

A local Republican committee tabled motions to support - and not to support - the Hart district's $300-million bond measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.

November 05, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


High-voltage protection

It rolls on three wheels, seats two people and peers through the night with three headlights.

November 05, 2008 | Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A mound of remembrance

Lee Jennings is healing her community and honoring soldiers one brick at a time.

November 05, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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UPDATE: Driver killed in I-5 collision

Investigators Tuesday were trying to unravel the circumstances behind the death of an Oakland man killed when the car he was driving slammed into the back of a truck on Interstate 5 north of Castaic.

April 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies hunt for man suspected in identity theft

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are hoping the public will help them identify an ATM thief with the release Tuesday of ATM photos taken of the suspect, a sheriff's spokesman said.

April 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


104 votes third smallest margin of victory in Santa Clarita City Council election history

All 13 candidates running for a seat on the Santa Clarita City Council this year saw their vote totals increase during Tuesday's ballot count, but the order in which they finished did not change from that of election night.

April 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Dante Acosta wins Santa Clarita City Council seat

The ballots are cast, the numbers are crunched, the results are in and Dante Acosta is the new member of the Santa Clarita City Council.

April 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deal on table in fatal car-motorcycle crash

SAN FERNANDO - Prosecutors have a plea deal on the table for a Stevenson Ranch woman accused of fatally injuring a motorcyclist with her car last August, allegedly while she was intoxicated, court heard Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Opponents of billboard deal launch referendum drive

Opponents of the City Council's vote to locate three electronic billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing aging billboards on city thoroughfares have launched a drive to get the decision reversed.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn and Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Last-minute rush at local tax service firms

The day before tax day was crunch day for both taxpayers crunching their own sets of numbers and the tax businesses that re-crunch them.

April 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nearly 1,000 more ballots to be counted Tuesday

Nearly 1,000 more ballots for the Santa Clarita City Council election held last Tuesday will be counted this Tuesday - and they are expected to determine the council's newest member.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘We stayed with her and prayed for her’

A Bay Area couple traveling southbound on Interstate 5 pulled two adults out of a shattered SUV that was involved in a high-speed crash, then told stories and prayed for the couple's 16-year-old daughter when they couldn't get her out of the crumpled vehicle, one of the rescuers said Monday.

April 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assembly district candidates debate CEQA, business

The importance of promoting business and economic growth was a main topic discussed by four candidates running to represent the 36th Assembly District during a forum put on by Santa Clarita Valley media outlets last weekend.

April 14, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pace of presidential prep picks up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included.

April 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


A jump start on the egg hunt

More than 70 kids gathered Easter eggs at Summit Park on Sunday as part of the YMCA's Egg-stravaganza event.

April 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV voters turned out in lows for council election

The intrigue of an open seat and a guaranteed new council member apparently didn't translate to increased voter interest, as voter participation in Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council election was lower than the last election in 2012, according to numbers released by the city this week.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands get muddy at Castaic Lake

Thousands of runners got down and dirty Sunday as they competed in the annual Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race at Castaic Lake.

April 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia brush fire burns half an acre in Santa Clara River wash

A half-acre of "heavy brush" in the Santa Clara River wash near the corner of Valencia Boulevard and Cinema Drive prompted swift action from county firefighters, who knocked the fire down in less than 20 minutes, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

April 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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