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Groundwater bill examined

Groundwater is stirring up deep opposition and resentment among some Santa Clarita residents who fear the resource is being manipulated by local water officials in order to facilitate more urban development.

July 21, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Young man struck by baseball bat

An exchange between two Valencia High School students turned to blows this afternoon, when one boy allegedly hit the other with a baseball bat.

July 21, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district ROP student wins two dental scholarships

This has been a good month for Melissa Rodriguez, a junior at Golden Valley High School who is enrolled in a dental assisting program through the William S. Hart Union High School District's Regional Occupational Program.

Melissa received word that she will receive a $500 scholarship from the San Fernando Valley Dental Society, and a week later her table clinic at the California Dental Association Spring Scientific Session earned her yet another $250 scholarship and a $100 cash prize.

July 20, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Power failure strikes Newhall

Nearly 24,000 homes and businesses near downtown Newhall suffered through a power outage when a substation failed just after 12 noon on Sunday, according to Southern California Edison.

The affected area also included portions of the Summit in Valencia, Circle J Ranch and Stevenson Ranch.

July 20, 2008 | Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boy nearly drowns

A 2-year-old boy is being treated for injuries after he fell and nearly drowned in a pool at his Saugus home on Sunday afternoon. He was immediately transported to Central Park, where a county Fire Department helicopter airlifted him to Los Angeles Childrens Hospital for further treatment.

Det. Dan Finn of the The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station stated that the near-drowning occurred at a residence near Vista Delgado Drive and Vista Encantada Drive in Saugus. He also stated that the child's mother was present at the time that her son fell into the pool; the mother was ...

July 20, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia High hosts EcoFest

Issues such as global warming, hybrid vehicles and holistic foods are not just for adults to tackle. At Valencia High School, a group of students organized together to bring the Santa Clarita Valley the inaugural EcoFest 2008 on its central campus parkway on Sunday afternoon.

Organized by the Environmental Protection Agency Club of Valencia High, the eco-friendly event aimed to educate the public about conservation, environmental issues and sustainable living options.

July 20, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Resourceful Riverhawks collect food for needy

A community service group at Rio Norte Junior High called the Resourceful Riverhawks organized a food drive last week, and Friday during brunch they lined up all the food they had collected around the campus quad, with cans of soup and boxes of cereal stretching across the center of campus.

"Look at how much we came together - this is incredible," said Rio Norte teacher Kristen Stauch, who advises the Resourceful Riverhawks along with teachers Annalee Bretthauer and Nancy Phillips. "I can't believe how many cans we were able to collect. It looks amazing."

July 20, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bowman celebrates artists

Seated under canopies on a grassy area next to the school, Bowman High School students, staff, parents and other guests listened as student authors read poems from this year's creative writing anthology, "The Phoenix."

July 19, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Paintball fundraiser supports troops

For the members of the Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons, and owner of Paintball USA, it doesn't matter whether a person is for or against the Iraq War; it's about showing support for the troops.

July 19, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Showing their spirit

Athletes from across Southern California crowded Newhall Park and Hart High School's gymnasium when the Special Olympics hosted the 7th annual Spirit Games on Saturday.

July 19, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chocolate milk now healthy for students

If you are the parent of a student who selects chocolate over plain white milk every day during lunch, don't worry: The chocolate milk in local schools just got healthier.

July 19, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Emergency Notification System expanded

There are now three new ways Santa Clarita residents can be alerted if their neighborhood is threatened by a major disaster.

July 19, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


TMC named top Christian workplace

The Master's College has been designated a 2008 Best Christian Workplace by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute for a fourth consecutive year.

July 19, 2008 | By Randy Mah For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Three-year-old girl drowns

A 3-year-old girl drowned about 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the community pool of the Rancho Tesoro clubhouse in the Tesoro del Valle development near Valencia, said Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. Supervisor Fire Dispatcher Eddie Pickett encouraged residents to be vigilant in watching their children around water.

July 19, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Middle School offers spring musical

Castaic Middle School is presenting "Once Upon a Mattress" as its spring musical today at 7:30 p.m. in its Multi-Purpose Room.

Written in 1959, high schools traditionally have found the musical a popular choice. Adapted from Hans Christian Anderson's story "The Princess and the Pea," the musical tells of a somewhat masculine princess who must win the hand of a sensitive prince over the protests of an overbearing queen mother. The queen does not think the princess is sensitive enough for her son, so she devises the test of the matress and the pea. The queen sets ...

July 18, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Assuming the role at Saugus High

Student Sarah Farnell enjoyed Saugus High School's Women in History re-enactment a year ago, so this year she decided to get involved and become Florence Nightingale.

April 16, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Charge against Valencia private school teacher dismissed

More than 100 people, many sporting white shirts that read "Truth will prevail," rallied behind a Santa Clarita Valley teacher after a judge dismissed a child molestation charge against him Wednesday.

April 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV toll lane project could be publicly financed

With the economy continuing to improve, transportation officials are examining a change in the way they plan to finance a project that will build two new toll carpool lanes on Interstate 5 through the Santa Clarita Valley.

April 16, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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