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Tuesday council meeting cancelled

The regularly scheduled Santa Clarita City Council meeting for Tuesday has been cancelled due to the Veterans Day holiday. A special City Council meeting is scheduled for Nov. 19.

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


Free dental clinic offered for youth

The Foundation for Children's Dental Health hosts a free dental clinic for local low-income children from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday in Canyon Country and Valencia. At no cost, Dr. Amy Monti of Adventure Dental in Canyon Country and Drs. Rose Kim and Kathleen Mulcahey of Valencia Children's Dental Group in Valencia will treat about 55 children who were identified through the foundation's dental screenings and who have no dental care access or resources. All the children are students at public elementary schools in the Santa Clarita Valley. For more information about the ...

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


City plans moment of silence for vets

The city of Santa Clarita hosts a Veterans Day ceremony honoring veterans and military families at 11 a.m Tuesday at the Veterans Historical Plaza in downtown Newhall. The ceremony will begin with a two minute moment of silence as a sign of respect for those who have died in war. The changing of the flags will be done by the Knights of Columbus Santa Clarita Assembly and representatives from various armed services recruiting offices.

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


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


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Hart District: Canyon field safe, needs work

Hart district Superintendent Rob Challinor says the Canyon High School softball field, the subject of a discrimination investigation by federal education officials, needs some maintenance but is due for improvements and is safe for use.

August 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley ice bucket challenge: The big chill on steroids

When a Valencia-based construction company with a contract to rebuild a local freeway decides to get in on the Internet phenomenon known as the ice bucket challenge - well, you just know it has to involve heavy equipment.

August 22, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Legislators work to head off gas tax hike

Some state legislators are working to stop or delay what they describe as a "hidden" tax that could cause a spike in gas prices.

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


SCV Marriage and Family Conference set Saturday

The second SCV Marriage and Family Conference, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will take place this Saturday at 24443 McBean Parkway in in Valencia.

August 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man sought in Santa Clarita Valley child annoyance case

Just one week after children headed back to school for the 2014-15 year, two female students walking home from Placerita Junior High School in Newhall reported they were approached by a man who drove up in a black pickup truck and told them to get in, a Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's officials said.

August 22, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita launches 2014 public poll

The City of Santa Clarita is calling residents to take part in a public opinion poll to share their thoughts on City services, local issues and the types of amenities they would like to see in Santa Clarita. The poll will be conducted via telephone and online at santa-clarita.com/survey.

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


Bill for community colleges to grant bachelor’s degrees passes California Legislature

A bill that would allow some community colleges to offer four-year degrees has passed the state Legislature and is heading to the governor's desk.

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


College of the Canyons Unveils New ‘Skills4Success’ Campaign For Fall Semester

College of the Canyons has unveiled a new two-part 'Skills4Success' campaign designed to publicly recognize and visually celebrate the wide range of student success stories found at the college, while also introducing new institution-wide student support strategies which COC officials believe will help revolutionize how student success is measured.

August 22, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Governor signs two Wilk bills

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday afternoon Governor Brown signed two bills by Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R- Santa Clarita:

August 22, 2014 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Scott Wilk | Santa Clarita Valley News


Moth or butterfly?

This skipper butterfly shares characteristics of both moths and butterflies, with a body, wings and antennae more like the former.

August 22, 2014 | By Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


California Supreme Court denies review of Palmdale Voting Rights Act case

The California Supreme Court has declined to review of Palmdale's California Voting Rights Act case, though officials from the Antelope Valley city say they will continue to appeal the matter.

August 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Couple identified in selfie burglary case

A couple depicted in a selfie that turned up in a burglary victim's cloud database took the photo on a cellphone bought at a San Fernando swap meet, the man in the picture told Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man to stand trial in BB gun shooting

A Valencia man has been ordered to stand trial on a charge he shot a woman in the eye with a BB gun during a road rage incident in May. a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Two plead no contest in 2012 street racers case

More than two years after they were arrested and charged with second-degree murder for the death of a friend while they were street racing on Sand Canyon Road, two young Canyon Country men pleaded no contest Thursday to lesser charges of vehicular manslaughter.

August 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former deputy receives probationary sentence for firing weapon

A retired sheriff's deputy accused of illegally firing his gun after neighborhood kids played a "ding dong ditch" prank on him received a probationary sentence Thursday after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor charge against him.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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