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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


Play it safe to prevent drownings

To promote water safety for children and reduce tragedies, here are useful tips, many garnered from "first responder" sources.

Children can drown quickly and quietly, with little if any splashing.

July 25, 2008 | Compiled by Diana Sevanian | Santa Clarita Valley News


City ponders $1.2M property purchase

In its quest to clear the way for a new library in Newhall, the city of Santa Clarita is hoping to finalize the purchase of a 6,200 square feet of property along Spruce Street.

On Tuesday, the City Council will consider giving staff the green light to spend $1.2 million to buy the property and 3,000-square-foot building currently occupied by White Light Chiropractic at 24519 Spruce St. in downtown Newhall.

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


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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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