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Film industry lauds city for its friendliness

Santa Clarita Valley was a hot movie location back when Tom Mix was shooting at bad guys and a its still hot movie location with CSI, 24 and NCIS agents shooting at bad guys.

August 15, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bear spotted in Saugus neighborhood

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station responded Friday morning to two calls from residents reporting bear sightings in the wash area near the 28000 block of Placerview Trail and the 28000 block of North High Ridge Drive in Saugus.

August 15, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Online degree just as sweet for teen

When Harini Kompella wants to visit her high school alma mater, all she has to do is walk over to her computer and point and click.

The 17-year-old Canyon Country resident recently graduated from Insight School of California-Los Angeles, a public cybercharter high school that just opened last fall.

August 15, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Open space plan drafted

Santa Clarita planners will explain Tuesday what they plan to do help protect local natural resources as developments continue to sprout on the valley's surrounding hillsides.

At a Planning Commission study session, city planners will present the draft Conservation and Open Space Element of the One Valley One Vision plan, the joint county-city valleywide general plan that will likely be adopted in spring 2009.

August 15, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students can get city bus passport for month of July

The city of Santa Clarita is partnering with local businesses to offer students a month-long Summer Bus Passport.

August 15, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


No worries: We've got 2 years of stored water

If the Big One happens today and an earthquake destroys our water supply from the San Joacquin Delta, Santa Clarita Valley residents can get by on stored water for two years, the valley's top water official told a group of local business people Thursday.

August 14, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district beefs up sexual assault training

The Hart district has stepped up its anti-sexual-harassment training in light of recent investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct by three district teachers, a counselor and now a volunteer coach.

All employees of the William S. Hart Union High School District go through an online sexual harassment training program that is updated annually and can be viewed at the district's Web site at www.hartdistrict.org.

August 14, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New contractor on board for buses

City bus riders may notice slight improvements in bus services when a new transit contractor comes on board in August, a Santa Clarita transit official said Thursday.

The City Council approved switching to a new contractor to manage, operate and maintain the city's transit services. The council approved a three-year, $49 million contract with MV Transportation. The proposal was $3.5 million less than the proposal by the current contractor, yet provided staffing increases.

August 14, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City breaks ground on Sports Complex addition

Gold shovels hit the gravel Thursday as city officials kicked off a $25 million expansion of the Santa Clarita Sports Complex in Canyon Country.

August 14, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City's suite of fees to go up 4% beginning July 1

Expect to pay a few bucks more to the cashier at City Hall beginning July 1.

August 14, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dog struck with shovel euthanized

A dog that was allegedly struck by his owner with a shovel Saturday was euthanized, officials confirmed Thursday.

Matthew Lantzy, 30, of Saugus struck his pit bull on its head several times with a shovel in his backyard, fracturing its skull, a Sheriff's Department report said.

August 14, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kindergartners' story garners grand prize

When they wrote a Dr. Seuss-style story about their school mascot, a group of kindergartners at Canyon Spring Elementary School never dreamed they would win grand prize in a competition that included students up to the eighth grade level.

August 13, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart District receives $152,000 grant for emergency readiness

The William S. Hart Union High School District has received a $152,000 grant to expand emergency preparedness programs for local schools.

August 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hospital hosts quarterly health fair

Mechanics advise an auto checkup once every three months. And that's how often Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital holds its quarterly "Care for Your Heart" Health Fair for members of the community to receive free heart checkups from the hospital's health professionals.

The next fair takes place Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Community Center.

August 13, 2008 | By Joe Cardwell For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Coach arrested for assault

A Canyon High School volunteer football coach has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female student at an L.A. Unified School District high school where the coach is employed.

Kevin Thomas, 40, an assistant football coach and special education teacher's assistant at Birmingham High School in the San Fernando Valley, was arrested Tuesday. Thomas had also been coaching the Canyon Cowboy varsity defense as a volunteer for the past several weeks.

August 13, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Jury selection in murder-for-hire case expected in June

Jury selection is expected to begin in June in the case of a Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife, according to an official with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

April 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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