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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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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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