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Teacher garners $10,000 grant for alternate energy

A local teacher has also been awarded a $10,000 A+ for Energy grant from BP America.

Wendy Shaner, a special education teacher at Canyon Springs Elementary School, received a grant for a project she developed called Nature's Energy at Work. The project will give students the opportunity to learn about solar, thermal and biomass energy through the creation and maintenance of a solar greenhouse, outdoor solar garden, solar water farm and biomass compost station.

August 09, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Three-acre fire slows I-5 traffic

A 3-acre grass fire erupted Saturday morning just off the right hillside shoulder of northbound Interstate 5 at the 2,000-foot level. Fire crews fought the Turn Incident, which burned along the rugged, mountainous gap between northbound and southbound lanes of I-5 approximately 2 miles north of Lake Hughes Road in Castaic, for nearly one hour.

According to Batallion 6 Fire Chief Michael Flocks, the fire started just before 11 a.m. Saturday. About 80 county firefighters and crew members assisted in dousing the blaze.

August 09, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall Land owner files for bankruptcy

LandSource Communities Development, LLC, owner of Newhall Land, Sunday filed a voluntary petition for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in Wilmington.

As a LandSource subsidiary, Valencia-based Newhall Land is included in the filing.

August 09, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Dodgers win on SCV Dodger Day

Saturday was SCV Dodger Day at Dodger Stadium, as the team played an afternoon game, the third in a series of four games with the visiting Chicago Cubs.

August 09, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


First class completes 'looping' program

A group of eighth graders at Rio Norte Junior High just completed a two-year experiment involving an educational concept called "looping."

Simply put, looping is the practice of allowing a classroom teacher to "promote" with his or her class of students to the next grade, so that a team of students stays with the same teacher for both seventh and eighth grades.

August 08, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall center receives $4,000 in soccer shoes

The city of Santa Clarita's Newhall Community Center recently received a donation of more that $4,000 worth of top brand name soccer shoes on behalf of Planet Soccer. Planet Soccer is a retail establishment in downtown Newhall owned by Carlos Marroquin.

"Planet Soccer is providing the community center's low-income youth with this prestigious opportunity that would be otherwise unaffordable for them and is also contributing to and creating a positive alternative for the high-risk youth in the community," Efren Galindo, sports coordinator for the center, said in a statement.

August 08, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man on the Street: Effect of gas prices

With oil hitting yet another record price Friday, we asked men (and women) around the SCV how they are coping with the higher price of gas and goods.

"My husband is getting a second job just to get us through."

August 08, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


101-year-old Hamblen passes away

To hear Kim Jaserie's aunt tell it, Suzy Hamblen was "like a stone being thrown into a quiet pool that left a ripple of love."

To hear other family members tell it, the widow of the late gospel singer Stuart Hamblen ruled the house with tenderness and strength.

August 08, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


$25M upgrade of sports complex to begin

City officials are set to break ground next week to add a larger skatepark and gymnasium to the Santa Clarita Sports Complex in Canyon Country.

The sports complex will get a $25 million spruce-up that also includes a multi-use playing field, more parking and landscaping.

August 08, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valley Fair returning

The Valley Fair will once again be held in Santa Clarita, this time promising go-cart races, monkeys and an international food court, all beginning on June 26.

"There's a lot of value for your buck," fair CEO Catherine Garcia told The Signal this week. "You can have a full day of nonstop education and entertainment for young and old for under $5, if you plan it right."

August 08, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Running 1,000 miles

The students in Julie Slovek's second grade class and Kym Votruba's third grade class at Castaic Elementary School have never been so motivated to run during P.E.

That's because, with every mile they run, they are raising money to help sick kids at Los Angeles Children's Hospital.

August 08, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Grandfather influenced West Ranch's top grad

Joanne Wu, the top graduate at West Ranch High School, said she has been influenced most by her grandfather, who was an educator.

The Signal asked top graduates at each of the six Hart district high schools questions about their current successes and their future goals, and these are Joanne's answers.

August 08, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Disaster Coalition named "Organization of the Year" by SCV Press Club

The Santa Clarita Valley Disaster Coalition was named "Organization of the Year" for 2007 at the SCV Press Club's 12th annual Newsmaker Awards ceremony, sponsored and hosted by The Signal Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 at the Hyatt Valencia.

The annual Newsmaker Awards is a fundraiser presented by the non-profit SCV Press Club, and recognizes the movers and shakers who get things done, challenge the status quo, accomplish major team and personal goals, and selflessly give aid and comfort to other people in need in the SCV.

August 07, 2008 | Stephen K. Peeples | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus high's top grad wants to be vet

The student with the highest grade point average at Saugus High School is called the Torch Bearer.

This year's Torch Bearer is Emily Deloria, who says that while her parents put education first, they didn't pressure her, allowing her to relax and do her best.

August 07, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus Centurions graduate

More than 500 Saugus High School seniors officially became high school graduates when they received their diplomas during the school's 30th commencement ceremony Thursday evening.

The ceremony, which took place at the College of the Canyons outdoor stadium and brought hundreds of families, friends and school officials to join in the class of 2008's celebration, also honored Richard Obar, a Saugus High School assistant principal, who dedicated 37 years to the teaching profession.

August 07, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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SCV high school football fields, tennis courts to be upgraded

SANTA CLARITA - The football stadiums at Canyon and Valencia high schools will receive new turf in time for the fall season. and Saugus High School will sport two new tennis courts, Hart district school board members decided this week.

January 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


GOP leaders shorten presidential nominating season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders overwhelmingly voted Friday to shorten their presidential selection process in an attempt to minimize damage from GOP candidates attacking each other.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


A non-vicious cycle

Diehard cyclist Mike Rose bicycled across America to see his cousin in the Santa Clarita Valley - and now that the visit's almost over he's going back home, cycling across America again.

January 24, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall roundabout now open to drivers

The "aah-oooh-gah" of a 1931 Ford Model A horn sounded over the arrival bells of a Metrolink train Thursday as a small parade of vintage cars made the first circle around the controversial Newhall roundabout, opened following a brief ceremony in front of William S. Hart Park.

January 24, 2014 | Lila Littlejohn | Santa Clarita Valley News


Search continues for missing Castaic girl

The mother of a 2-year-old girl missing more than two months in an apparent abduction by the girl's father said she's worried new information about the case might prompt him to hurt her.

January 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local detectives seek help in locating missing Newhall man

Detectives Seeking Help from the Public in Locating a Missing Adult Who Was Last Seen in Sept 2013

January 23, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint

SANTA CLARITA - On Friday, January 24th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, January 25th, 2014.

January 23, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley deputies carry out early morning probation raid, two arrests made

LASD Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Deputies Conduct Early Morning Probation / Parole Searches in Neenach / Unincorporated LA County. Two Arrests Made.

January 23, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kids face real dangers with ‘sexting’

Children texting, "sexting" and otherwise communicating via handheld device should be encouraged to talk, listen and engage in face-to-face, real-time dialogue with their parents, a local psychotherapist said Wednesday.

January 23, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


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