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City sees slight dip in sales tax revenue

Amid an ailing economy, the city's sales tax revenue dipped .6 percent in the last three months of 2007 compared to the same time period in 2006, according to data released by the city on Friday.

"This is a difficult time for many business sectors, for government and for the economy," city Treasurer Darren Hernandez said in a statement. "It is more important than ever to shop within the city of Santa Clarita and support our local businesses."

July 27, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Whole Foods BBQ kicks off summer

It may have been overcast and chilly, but that did not prevent Whole Foods Market in Valencia from welcoming the warmer temperatures of summer with a Memorial Day barbecue Sunday.

For two days the market broke out its grills during their Kickoff to Summer Memorial Weekend Barbecue in the parking lot in front of the store, as a steady stream of patrons visited the makeshift outdoor patio to enjoy free hot dogs and hamburgers.

July 27, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sorry, this school is in a no hugging zone

If you ace your sixth grade math test at Pinetree Elementary School, you probably shouldn't celebrate by giving your best friend a big hug.

The vote's not in yet on whether a high-five would be appropriate.

July 27, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 hurt as car veers off bridge

A woman driving a minivan with two children ended up in Castaic Creek while driving on State Route 126 into Santa Clarita on Sunday afternoon. All three were airlifted to UCLA Medical Center by the county Fire Dept.

July 27, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vet recalls time in Iraq, return to SCV

"Go out and find a veteran today, and thank him or her," said Jason "Spike" Zigler, a Santa Clarita Valley and Frazier Park resident and talented young videographer who returned home this spring after a nearly two-year hitch in the U.S. Army.

July 27, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bakersfield man dies in collision

A Bakersfield resident was killed early Saturday morning after a traffic collision on Interstate 5.

July 26, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Company gives 80,000 coffee packages to military

Newhall Coffee Roasting Company showed support for Memorial Day by donating 80,000 packages of its Patriot Blend coffee to U.S. Armed Forces serving overseas.

July 26, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local Marine recounts attack in Fallujah

With a rifle slung over his right shoulder and a bullet-proof vest shielding his chest, Sam Hanson walked with his eight-Marine unit through a dusty marketplace in Fallujah, not expecting much to happen.

July 26, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Quake report unsettling

When the Big One hits Santa Clarita some will likely die, many will be injured and many buildings will be destroyed.

July 26, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV observes Memorial Day today, Monday

Santa Clarita Valley residents have the opportunity to observe Memorial Day in several ways today and Monday.

July 26, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bridgeport seeks to be shopping destination

With its mile-long trail, flowing water and major tenants, Bridgeport Marketplace is gearing up to become the next shopping destination for the Santa Clarita Valley.

July 26, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local officers honor fallen colleagues

Nearly 50 local law enforcement members and supporters took part in the 31st Annual Memorial Torch Run Relay Saturday evening to honor Los Angeles County peace officers who lost their lives while on duty.

July 26, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CHP ramping up enforcement this weekend

In light of the holiday weekend, the California Highway Patrol is ramping up its enforcement, officials announced Friday.

July 25, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Finding their passions

Huddled inside an ambulance in the school parking lot, four Sequoia Charter School students didn't let the rain dampen their spirits as they asked questions of the Emergency Medical Technicians who were there for the school's first Career Day on Friday.

July 25, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district hires 2 principals

The Hart school district has selected two of its own to rise in the ranks to principal positions at Golden Valley High School and Sequoia Charter School.

Salvador Frias Jr., who has been an assistant principal at Golden Valley for the past two years, has been named the school's new principal, replacing founding principal Jacque Snyder, who is retiring this June. Kathy Hunter, program specialist for the district, will take the helm at Sequoia.

July 25, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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UPDATE: McKeon talks to Signal about his retirement

Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, a mainstay on the Santa Clarita Valley political stage for more than three decades, including a stint as Santa Clarita's mayor, has decided to retire from the Congressional seat he was first elected to in 1992.

January 16, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Race on to replace McKeon

Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, officially announced Thursday that he plans to retire from his seat in the 25th Congressional District and has endorsed Republican former state Sen. Tony Strickland to succeed him.

January 16, 2014 | Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


Field stands at 13 for City Council race

A baker's dozen candidates are expected to vie for the three seats open on the Santa Clarita City Council during April's election, according Wednesday's filings at Santa Clarita City Hall.

January 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Castaic teen killed in Stevenson Ranch collision

An 18-year-old Castaic man hit by a car while skateboarding across The Old Road in Stevenson Ranch has died of his injuries, officials said Wednesday.

January 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Blond Scammer gets suspended sentence for SCV crimes

A woman dubbed the "Blond Scammer" and suspected of identity thefts in two counties received a suspended sentence Wednesday for crimes committed in the Santa Clarita Valley last January.

January 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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