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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


Family searches for lost dog

The bright yellow fliers papering telephone poles and tucked into store windows all over Saugus look deceptively cheerful, sporting a picture of a cute Dachshund.

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


Council demands solution for Benz Road

Traffic problems on a residential street in Saugus are turning neighbor against neighbor and neighbors against the city.

Santa Clarita city officials this week presented the City Council with survey results showing most residents did not want any further traffic restrictions on Benz Road, which sits between Copper Hill Drive and Bouquet Canyon Road in the northeast corner of the city, offering a narrow, residential-street connection between two major thoroughfares.

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


Newhall Land sighs in relief

Newhall Land officials are breathing a sigh of relief today now that an East Coast bankruptcy court has given its parent company permission to keep the lights on - at least until the end of the month.

August 13, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


If you see smoke, don't panic

Don't be alarmed if you see flames and smoke billowing from a site near the intersection of Seco Canyon Road and Copper Hill Drive this afternoon.

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


Schools offer free summer meals

Parents of children who qualify for free meals during the school year sometimes have a hard time providing meals during the summer months, but thanks to the Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency, those summertime meals are covered.

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


Hart meeting rescheduled for June 18

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


FBI: Crime up in city

Violent crime was down in the city of Santa Clarita last year, but the number of crimes was up a little over 8 percent, according to statistics released by the FBI on Tuesday.

August 12, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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‘Pockets’ of rain could reach SCV

Reports say the Santa Clarita Valley can expect a chance of rain into this morning.

July 28, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Where the big birds roam

The ostriches' names are whimsical and in some cases creatively spelled – Anthony and Cleopatra, Elvis and Prissilla, along with Drussilla, Sarah and Cora.

July 28, 2014 | Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Strangers seek to help baby girl orphaned in crash

Women profoundly affected by reports of a baby girl orphaned in an Acton traffic collision last week have expressed a desire to somehow help the little girl who survived and contribute to a fund in her name, The Signal has learned.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


U.S. veterans take in fun and fish on Castaic Lake

Some military veterans got a reel treat at Castaic Lake last weekend when trained anglers took them out for a day of fishing, fun and friendly competition in recognition of their service.

July 28, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Detectives make ID of John Doe

Homicide detectives trying to unravel the story behind skeletal remains of murder victim found near Gorman five months ago now know who their victim is, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Agua Dulce wildlife corridor could get boost

County supervisors are expected to vote Tuesday on whether to make around $280,000 in funding available for the purchase of land to be used as a wildlife corridor in the Agua Dulce area.

July 28, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


LAPD officer dies following crash in Valencia

A 45-year-old Los Angeles Police Department officer died at a hospital Saturday - two days after suffering what authorities said was a brain aneurysm while driving off-duty in her hometown of Valencia.

July 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez and Luke Money Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sixteen arrested at two checkpoints

A pair of checkpoints set up Friday night to check for drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs resulted in 16 arrests in Santa Clarita, according to officials.

July 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Annual balloon festival lifts off again

The main attractions of the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival took off Saturday morning, with around 25 hot air balloons joining the festivities in Santa Paula.

July 26, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pop boy band mixes anti-bullying message with harmonies

A screaming crowd of young female fans braved baking heat Friday afternoon to hear the five-member boy band After Romeo deliver anti-bullying messages interspersed with catchy upbeat pop tunes on an outdoor stage at Westfield Valencia Town Center.

July 25, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car slams into 4 parked vehicles in Valencia

A car slammed into four vehicles parked on the side of westbound Magic Mountain Parkway across from the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Friday.

July 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cumulative voting heads to court

Whether the city of Santa Clarita can employ a relatively unknown voting system to settle its California Voting Rights Act lawsuit is set to be decided in court.

July 25, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Another rabid bat found in Newhall

Newhall claims the lion's share of rabid bats found this year in the Santa Clarita Valley, with the fourth discovered there within the past week.

July 25, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


DA's office: It's illegal to leave pets in a hot car

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reminding pet owners that it's against the law to leave their animals in their vehicles during the dog days of summer.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV comes out for a 'Beach Bash'

Canyon Country residents were spared a 40-mile drive to the beach in busy freeway traffic Friday when city officials brought the community the next best thing, trucking in tons of sand for Santa Clarita's Beach Bash event.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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