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Golden Valley High hosts film competition

Santa Clarita Valley could discover the next George Lucas or witness the next "American Graffiti" Saturday at Golden Valley High School.

The school's advanced video classes will be competing in a film competition to be judged by Golden Valley video production professor Charles Deuschle and industry professionals Jason Edwards and Melina Adduci of Living the Dream Productions.

May 29, 2008 | By Andre Hollings For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Homeowners getting rebate

It's not just a federal stimulus check that's going to be in the mailbox this spring.

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Santa Clarita homeowners are expected to receive refunds averaging around $660 per household following an ongoing reassessment of diminished local property values.

May 29, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students sent to boot camp

Students at Sierra Vista Junior High started off Thursday with "Reveille," the traditional military bugle call, as teachers dressed in battle fatigues prepared them for the upcoming state benchmark tests.

The Benchmark Boot Camp is one of the innovative programs the Canyon Country school uses to help at-risk students improve their test scores.

May 29, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Junior high student hit by pickup truck

A seventh-grader from Rancho Pico Junior High School was injured Thursday morning when he was hit by a pickup truck near Pico Canyon Elementary School in Stevenson Ranch.

The boy was on foot and on his way to school around 7:25 a.m. when he was hit by a brown Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Gary Fortner at the intersection of Constitution Avenue and Pico Canyon Road, according to Officer John Lutz, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol's Newhall area station. Fortner was not arrested.

May 29, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


State GOP questions council mailers

The California Republican Party is questioning the legality of a campaign mailer that appears to connect City Council candidates Bob Kellar and Bob Spierer with official Republican Party endorsements, according to a party spokesman.

The mailer, sent out by the Committee for a Safer Santa Clarita, is labeled as the "Santa Clarita City Council Official Republican Voter Guide" and encourages voters to vote for the "Republican Endorsed" candidates. The colorful card lists seven local Republican leaders who have endorsed the two candidates. Kellar and Spierer did not authorize the material before it was printed, according to the mailer.

May 29, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pair arrested for assaulting 16-year-old

Two Canyon Country men were arrested this week for assaulting a 16-year-old boy with a knife and baseball bat.

May 29, 2008 | Parimal Rohit | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Castro murder trial on break

May 29, 2008 | bY Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CARe offers recovery counseling for wildfire victims

CARe, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides free information and disaster recovery counseling to victims of a natural disaster, focusing primarily on insurance claims and construction issues, invites homeowners and others affected by last October's Santa Clarita Valley wildfires to a special meeting starting 10 a.m. Saturday at the SCV Senior Center.

CARe counselors have already assisted many families who were affected by the recent Santiago Canyon, Corral Canyon (Malibu) and San Diego County fires.

May 29, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Student hit by car in Stevenson Ranch

A seventh-grader from Rancho Pico Junior High School was injured this morning after he was hit by a car near Pico Canyon Elementary School in Stevenson Ranch.

May 28, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Death knell for Newhall MRF?

To calm remaining fears that a large recycling plant could still be built along Sierra Highway in Newhall, City Manager Ken Pulskamp said this week he will request that Burrtec Waste Industries abandon the Newhall site as an option.

May 28, 2008 | Katherine Geyer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water agency offers toilet rebates

The rush for a better flush has prompted local water officials to offer Santa Clarita Valley homeowners a second batch of toilet rebate vouchers.

May 28, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two arrested after fight

Two Canyon Country men were arrested this week for assaulting a 16-year-old boy with a knife and baseball bat.

May 28, 2008 | Parimal Rohit | Santa Clarita Valley News


City backs protecting proposed landfill site

The Santa Clarita City Council this week stated its support of a state Senate bill that would allow property in Elsmere Canyon to be included within the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor.

May 28, 2008 | Katherine Geyer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former Dodgers attend annual benefit leadoff event

The Boys & Girls Club of the Santa Clarita Valley hosted "A Night on the Diamond" at Newhall Park on Wednesday, the leadoff event for the club's 37th annual benefit.

May 28, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


District: More study needed on drug testing

After listening to a report from the District Advisory Committee on drug testing and discussing various options available to decrease student drug use, Hart district governing board members decided more study is needed before they make a decision on whether or not to implement a mandatory drug testing program for students in extracurricular activities.

May 28, 2008 | Sharon Cotal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Knight, Strickland spar in Palmdale

PALMDALE - The two Republicans running to represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Congress made their pitches and outlined their ideals Friday to a standing-room-only crowd ... of Democrats.

August 01, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Fire erupts in Saugus

More than 100 fire-fighting personnel - aided by three helicopters and even a couple of water trucks from a nearby construction site - doused a wind-blown brush fire Friday that blackened five acres of hillside on rugged land south of Plum Canyon Road in Saugus.

August 01, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Acton man gets 40 years to life in shooting

A 57-year-old Acton man was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for shooting the owner of a water company to death during a dispute involving a water truck blocking a street.

August 01, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two transported to hospital following crash on I-5

Two people were transported to the hospital Friday following a crash involving a big rig on Interstate 5 near Quail Lake Road.

August 01, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


L.A. County Rolls Out Online System for Building and Safety Permits

From multimillion dollar construction projects to adding a room on a single-family home, submitting building plans to LA County Public Works is now just a click away.

August 01, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County | Santa Clarita Valley News


About 70 turn out to landfill meeting

A proposed expansion for the landfill that handles the bulk of the Santa Clarita Valley's garbage failed the pass the smell test with most speakers during a public hearing Thursday night.

August 01, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Sex offender takes deal for 12 years

A Valencia registered sex offender, accused of annoying a young girl at a Santa Clarita Valley department store, has accepted a deal offered by prosecutors calling for a 12-year prison term, court officials said Thursday.

July 31, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dog days of summer to continue through weekend

It's official: The dog days of summer are here.

July 31, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Israel informational meeting set for Sunday in Newhall

The Jewish congregations of the Santa Clarita Valley are inviting all local residents to join them Sunday for an informational meeting on Israel and the situation in Gaza.

July 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district superintendent reassures parents

While changes to its board elections are on the horizon, the Hart district's superintendent said Thursday that community members do not need to worry about the direction of the district as a whole.

July 31, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Green vs. brown: Saving SCV lawns

With restricted watering schedules for Santa Clarita Valley's lawns and gardens looking likely, local water officials and garden experts have some recommendations for homeowners in need of a lawn survival guide.

July 31, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City to host 'Pills Kill' symposium

The City of Santa Clarita will host the Pills Kill: Prescription to Addiction Symposium on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.

July 31, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


County to conduct licensing enforcement in the Santa Clarita Valley

Officers from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will conduct enforcement efforts in unincorporated areas of Canyon Country, Saugus and Valencia in August.

July 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Sheriff holds "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014.

#SCV Sheriff's "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014. COME JOIN US.

July 31, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Public meeting Thursday night on Chiquita Canyon expansion

A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex to discuss the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion that would double the daily disposal tonnage at the site from 6,000 to 12,000 tons and expand the landfill itself by some 143 acres.

July 30, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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