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"Cool School" winners announced

Bridgeport Elementary, Castaic Middle School and Saugus High School were the winners of the month-long Be Cool to My School Test-Drive Rally that ended Sunday.

August 04, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supe, props on ballot today

In 1980, Michael D. Antonovich did something that has not been done since - unseated an incumbent county supervisor.

Today, as voters head to the ballot box, Antonovich hopes he will not be unseated and that the electorate of the fifth supervisorial district will keep him in office for another term.

August 04, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teacher put on leave

A teacher at West Ranch High School is on administrative leave while school officials investigate allegations that the teacher had inappropriate contact with a student.

The Hart high school district's human resources director, Rochelle Neal, said she could not confirm the teacher's identity Monday, citing the need to protect the privacy and identities of both parties.

August 04, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two local men killed in auto collisions

Two local men died in separate traffic collisions this weekend.

Antonio Galvan Jr., 28, of Stevenson Ranch, was killed when his vehicle overturned on Interstate 5 south of the Newhall Pass early Sunday morning.

August 04, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 sisters from Dubai graduate from COC

For many high school graduates in the Santa Clarita Valley, College of the Canyons is often the college of convenience - a two-year academic institution located in Valencia that offers affordable alternatives to earning a degree or certificate and gaining an advantage in the workplace.

Though it is understood that College of the Canyons does not attract students exclusively from the Santa Clarita Valley, many would not expect students from halfway around the world to attend.

August 03, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC to recognize Emeritus College and ESL students

The College of the Canyons Community and Continuing Education department will host a Recognition Reception honoring students from the college's Emeritus College and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs on Monday.

The evening's events will include a photo power-point presentation chronicling the 2007-08 school year and a special awards ceremony to recognize the Student of the Year honorees from both the Emeritus College and ESL programs. Student of the Month, Honorable Mention Student and Perfect Attendance Student honorees from throughout the school year will also be recognized.

August 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart High's top grad has political plans

As the editor of The Smoke Signal, Hart High School's student newspaper, Waseem Salahi stayed involved in student events during his senior year, but at the same time managed to earn the highest GPA at his school.

August 03, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Land baron lends name to school, district

He has a community, a hospital, an avenue, a foundation and a company named for him, so it should come as no surprise that there is also a school district and an elementary school in Santa Clarita named for Henry Mayo Newhall.

Newhall traveled to San Francisco from his home in Saugus, Mass., in 1850, too late to strike it rich in the gold mines as he had planned, according to a biography provided by the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation. Instead, Newhall opened up an auctioneering and import/export business, with the first auction featuring most of his possessions including ...

August 03, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Two juveniles hospitalized for Ecstasy

August 02, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man stabbed in Canyon Country

A 22-year-old man was reportedly stabbed in the chest or torso area Saturday evening in the Cordova Estates Mobile Home park. According to Lt. Mark Hershey of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station, the incident occurred around 8:00 p.m. in the 27300 block of Sierra Highway. The motive for the stabbing is unknown, but Hershey said it may be gang-related. A suspect is currently being sought by deputies. The victim was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital where he is reportedly being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

August 02, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


More than 50 meet 'Dog Whisperer'

More than 50 fans of dog behavior specialist Cesar Millan lined up at a Valencia bistro Saturday to catch the Dog Whisperer during a book signing.

Millan, a Santa Clarita resident, is currently in the midst of bringing his Dog Psychology Center to the local area as a means of educating dog owners about caring for their pets.

August 02, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wonder where your bus is? Check GPS

Within a year, GPS technology will bring interactive electronic maps to some of the city's bus stops to give bus riders real-time updates on how long they will need to wait for their bus.

The Santa Clarita City Council this week gave the green light to hire New Zealand-based consultant Connexionz to install a transit information network on the city's entire 81-vehicle fleet.

August 02, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Relay for Life will net nearly $500,000

Thousands of individuals impacted by cancer gathered at Central Park on Saturday for the record-setting 10th annual Santa Clarita Valley Relay for Life.

The American Cancer Society sponsored event, known as "A Passport to Hope," included 109 teams, plus dozens of visitors and volunteers, to fight for the cause and raise money for research, according to Candy Spahr, one of the three event chairpersons.

August 02, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Despite bill hike, contract renewed

Local water officials have renewed their contract with a San Francisco consulting firm despite an 11th hour increase of 67 percent in the company's last bill and concerns voiced by one board member about "routine work" continually being farmed out to experts.

August 01, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

'Dog Whisperer' visiting Valencia Bistro today

August 01, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Principal selection on tap for Wednesday Hart board meeting

Board members in the William S. Hart Union High School District are expected to tab the new principals of Valencia High School and West Ranch High School during their meeting Wednesday, according to officials.

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


Part I crimes, grand theft auto decline in city

Santa Clarita, CA – The City of Santa Clarita saw a significant decline in Part One and Grand Theft Auto crimes during the first three months of 2014 compared to 2013, according to a preliminary report filed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

April 22, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


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