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Nonprofits raffle off mansion for $100

For one lucky person, a $1 million mansion could cost only $100.

August 21, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The posse on horseback

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Posse patrols the SCV's back hills on horseback and helps sheriff's deputies with search-and-rescue calls from here to Malibu. Posse members are fixtures in the SCV's Fourth of July parade, and on Labor Day weekend they'll be trotting along Zuma Beach. The mostly civilian group, founded in 1986, is almost all-volunteer. Sworn deputies in the group earn just $1 a year. Each of its 22 members has a horse, a horse trailer and a truck, and must cover their own costs, which can reach up to $10,000 annually.

August 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 20, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

August 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


University Center opens doors

More than 400 people Thursday strolled through the halls of the new 110,000-square-foot University Center at College of the Canyons as the center celebrated an open house.

August 21, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


What’s driving our planners

Master-planned communities. The concept has been around at least since the nation's capital was built, and always the plans are conceived with movement in mind, says Rob Kent, urban planning professor.

August 21, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


School vending machine vandals caught on tape

Detectives suspect two young men caught on video bashing, prying and blow-torching open a school vending machine for a few dollars' worth of change have caused more than $10,000 in damage to snack dispensers at six local schools since July.

August 21, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Concerts in the Park draws a crowd

The city's Concerts in the Park series has garnered heightened interest this summer.

August 21, 2009 | By Evin Giglio For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 21, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

August 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pot farm found in Angeles forest

Federal agents have seized more than 14,000 marijuana plants growing outdoors in a remote area of the Angeles National Forest, officials said.

August 20, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC looking for volunteer help with outreach program

Administrators with the College of the Canyons Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering Technologies division hope to establish partnerships with individuals interested in advancing technology-based education in the Santa Clarita Valley.

August 20, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local school districts look to feds for help with funding

The Hart district agreed to ask Uncle Sam's help in selling its Measure SA school bonds Wednesday, while Sulphur Springs School District is also seeking federal stimulus money.

August 20, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Uniform bill expected to pass

A bill that would allow high school students who are in the military to wear their dress uniforms to high school graduation ceremonies is expected to pass through the Assembly today.

August 20, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Proposed law would restore budget cuts to abuse shelters

Lawmakers are pushing through the Legislature a bill that would restore most funding to domestic violence shelters, officials said Wednesday.

August 20, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Summer’s officially over

August 20, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: SBDC serves 100th SFV client since its debut

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by College of the Canyons (COC) has served its 100th small business client with one-on-one personal business counseling in the San Fernando Valley since it opened a satellite office there in February 2009.

"We are delighted to be providing these valuable services to business throughout the San Fernando Valley," SBDC Director Steve Tannehill said. "We now have 12 business advisors providing a wide range of services to thousands of small business start-ups and existing businesses throughout northern Los Angeles County."

August 19, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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SCV petition conflict escalates

Attorneys for outdoor advertising interests sponsoring the Santa Clarita billboard petition drive have filed a cease-and-desist demand against the company they accuse of blocking signature gathering.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money and Jim Holt Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Body found in Newhall apartment fire

The discovery of a body inside a burning Newhall apartment is under investigation by homicide detectives and arson investigators, county fire and coroner officials said Tuesday.

April 29, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district graduation rate remains above state average

Graduation rates in the William S. Hart Union High School District continued to far outpace the average rates in the county and the state, according to numbers released this week.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate committee approves bills to modernize state water system

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills in a package of legislation by committee chair Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to modernize California's water system.

April 29, 2014 | Source: Office of State Sen. Fran Pavley | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community joins to create SCV mosaic

Shards of red, orange and yellow tile lined a 40-foot-long mural on the bike trail that parallels Creekside Road on Monday, forming a shining sun setting over green fields with blooming flowers - a community's hopeful reflection of itself.

April 28, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


10th annual SCV Mayors Prayer Breakfast scheduled Thursday

The 10th annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayors Prayer Breakfast is scheduled Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel, with Christian comedian Brad Stine as the featured speaker.

April 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: SCV Sheriff's Station weekend saturation patrol nets 10 arrests

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested 10 people during a weekend "saturation patrol" aimed at getting under-the-influence drivers off the road, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday.

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


UPDATE: Congressional candidate Lee Rogers sues Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Simi Valley podiatrist Lee Rogers, a candidate in this year's race to represent California's 25th Congressional District, is suing the hospital that contracted his services, claiming a doctor there bad-mouthed him, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by The Signal.

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


Car plows into Canyon Country restaurant

A vehicle slammed through a Canyon Country restaurant Monday after the driver mistook the accelerator for the brake, authorities said.

April 28, 2014 | By Austin Dave Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car found abandoned in ravine

California Highway Patrol officers are looking into the circumstances surrounding a black Corvette found abandoned at the bottom of a ravine along Bouquet Creek over the weekend, according to the CHP.

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


Principals sought for SCV junior high schools

Now that two upcoming vacancies have been filled in the high school leadership of the William S. Hart Union High School District, new principals must be hired in the junior high school ranks.

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


Twin sisters recount the Holocaust

Twin sisters Rita Kahane and Serena Rubin told a small congregation at Beth Shalom Sunday how lucky they were to have survived several life-threatening moments during the Holocaust, most notably perhaps being the day Nazi doctor Josef Mengele came looking for twins.

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


West Creek Academy lends a hand

The PTA at West Creek Academy recently donated clothing and school supplies to help underprivileged students in Nicaragua.

April 28, 2014 | By Nancy Angel Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The stories survive

Overtaken by memories, Erika Schwartz clutches a collection of yellowed, slightly crumpled photographs - all she has left of her entire family.

April 28, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Lifestyle Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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