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On the Road with The Signal

You're going on vacation? The Signal would like to come along! (You can fit it easily into your suitcase.)

August 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Best friends get into West Point together

With their cropped red hair and freckles, they could pass for brothers. But the Saugus High School graduates are just two best friends chasing after the same dream.

August 12, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district meeting likely to be postponed

The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board meeting scheduled for tonight will likely be postponed until June 18, officials said Tuesday. The district anticipates less than a quorum of the board will be available for meeting. If such is the case, the secretary to the board will adjourn the meeting and continue the public hearings to the June 18 meeting. For information, call Lorraine King at (661) 259-0033, Ext. 201.

August 12, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wells help SCV avoid drought

When local water officials crunched water consumption numbers this week, those numbers might have tasted a bit diffierent - perhaps a bit sweeter - in light of last week's dire drought proclamation made by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

August 12, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City approves $165M budget

The Santa Clarita City Council approved the $165 million 2008-2009 balanced city budget with only one modification Tuesday night.

August 12, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Judge grants Newhall Land its wishes

After a full day in bankruptcy court Tuesday, Delaware lawyers representing the firm that owns The Newhall Land and Farming Company succeeded in getting almost everything they asked for, including permitted access to use $35 million to carry on day-to-day business.

August 12, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall Land ‘will continue'

Newhall Land is not going out of business, despite a petition by its parent company last weekend to file for bankruptcy protection.

August 11, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspect tricks ATM out of $9,200

Deputies Monday were searching for a suspect with a device that duped an ATM into "thinking" it was handing out $1 bills, when it was really dispensing $20 bills.

August 11, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hold the tomato, Jack

Ask for tomato on your sandwich at Subway and you'll be offered peppers instead.

August 11, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall Land says commitments are solid

With Newhall Land and Farming Company's requirement to pay millions for some of the city's biggest infrastructure projects, Santa Clarita city officials are evaluating the company's funding obligations in light of news that Newhall Land's parent company, LandSource Communities Development LLC, has filed for bankruptcy.

August 11, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teen girl in critical condition after crash

A 16-year-old Santa Clarita girl was seriously injured late Monday night after her sport-utility vehicle collided with a station wagon in Newhall, Sgt. Byron Wainie said Tuesday.

August 11, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council to take on budget Tuesday

The Santa Clarita City Council will begin tackling next year's $165 million city budget in a public hearing Tuesday.

August 10, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Small businesses slumping

Mike Anderson can pinpoint the time when his small business first saw a slowdown.

It was May 2006, right when gas began selling for $3 a gallon.

August 10, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McGrath surprised, honored by school's name

The closely guarded secret was revealed at Superintendent J. Michael McGrath's retirement dinner, taking even his secretary by surprise:

The next school built in the Newhall School District would be named in McGrath's honor.

August 10, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Highlands math whiz earns perfect score

Most sixth graders don't even pass the Math Honors Test given each year by the Saugus Union School District, and only one student in the 12 year history of the test has earned a perfect score.

August 10, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


‘Beach Bash’ preparation under way in Canyon Country

Santa Clarita workers are braving the heat this afternoon to turn a block of Canyon Country into a beach - with everything but the ocean.

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


Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don't need replacing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Nile Virus Update: County Vector Control District Confirms More Activity

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - With temperatures expected to rise in Los Angeles County this weekend, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes by using insect repellent and removing dirty, stagnant water around the home.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 28 to August 2, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. More information about the project is here.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man’s photograph could lead to an Old West windfall

A 130-year-old photograph signed by a legendary Old West lawman is expected to fetch a fistful of dollars for a Valencia man.

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


Sheriff's Department: Beware of phone scam

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and threatening to arrest you for failing to appear for jury duty, hang up - it's a scam, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Balloon festival launches again in Santa Clara River Valley

It's "Up, up and away" time in Santa Paula this weekend as the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival launches with a "balloon glow," entertainment and other activities starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


California to HOAs: No brown grass fines

California has a message for cities and homeowner associations that persist in fining residents for not watering their lawns during the drought: back off.

July 24, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 SCV youngsters win Youth Foundation-Sheriff’s Department essay contest

Two of the three winners of the Sheriff's Youth Foundation and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Youth Essay Contest were from the Santa Clarita Valley, officials announced this week.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Family comes forward for orphaned baby

Baby Violeta Martinez was just learning to walk when Tuesday's fatal crash in Acton claimed the lives of her parents, relatives of the orphaned girl said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Children’s Bureau seeks foster families, parents

The nonprofit Children's Bureau is inviting individuals and couples to become "resource families," caring for children during the reunification process with their parents.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Castaic man pleads no contest to attempted murder in savage bar beating

Editor's note: Corrects that bar beating occurred last year/

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brush fire doused near Interstate 5

Firefighters from both the county and the U.S. Forest Service jumped on a small brush fire north of Castaic Thursday, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service said.

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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