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Outrage over VA demand growing in SCV

"Support Our Troops" is more than just a bumper sticker for many Santa Clarita residents showing their support for an Iwo Jima veteran cut off from his veterans benefits.

More men and women, young and old - mostly elderly- and more servicemen including more U.S. Marines continue to contact The Signal asking how they can help a local 87-year-old vet after it was reported the Department of Veterans Affairs cut off his VA benefits.

July 05, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Open house focuses on building safety

Just how safe is your house?

Santa Clarita city building officials will help answer that question at a Building Safety Week Open House on Tuesday morning.

July 05, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV student composes music for Madonna documentary

When Madonna's Malawi documentary, "I Am Because We Are," premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, the packed audience was not only moved by the images they saw on the screen but also by the music they heard, some of which was composed by a local student.

Jonathan Gordon, a 22-year-old student at The Master's College in Newhall, was tapped by his brother-in-law, director Nathan Rissman, to compose music for the documentary, which shows the abject poverty and deplorable conditions faced by the Malawian people.

July 05, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students hold book drive for Golden Oak

Some of the empty library shelves at Golden Oak Elementary School are now full of hardcovers and paperbacks, classics and picture books - everything a young student would want to read from Nancy Drew to SpongeBob SquarePants - thanks to the students at Sulphur Springs Elementary School.

Sulphur Springs students held a book drive last week, collecting more than 1,300 books for Sulphur Springs School District's newest school, which opens next fall in Canyon Country. Four student council members delivered the books to Golden Oak on Thursday, presenting them to Principal Gayle Abril.

July 04, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ripple effect on economy as prices rise at pump

Local gasoline prices were only a few cents from the $4-dollar-a-gallon mark for regular unleaded heading into this weekend, and at least one expert said he doesn't see a halt to skyrocketing prices until the end of the year. According to a gas-price survey compiled by Randy Cressall, owner of Valencia Auto Spa, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded stood at $3.93, up four cents from last week's average, late Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Garden dedicated to beloved former teacher

Joy Klepfer loved teaching so much.

July 04, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kids discover careers at COC

More than 1,500 students ages five to 20 years old converged on College of the Canyons for the first "Discovering Careers-2008," a hands-on career exploration event featuring exhibitors representing a broad spectrum of technical career fields.

The students attended the April 26 event to find out what people do in a multitude of careers, and businesses did not disappoint them.

July 04, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials want you to use 10% less water

If you drink a liter of water on any hot day this summer, drink nine deciliters instead.

If you water your lawn for 10 minutes, turn the sprinkler off after nine minutes.

July 03, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City's diverse faiths come together

There were prayers for unity and prayers for peace.

In several languages, members of the Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council celebrated the National Day of Prayer outside of Santa Clarita City Hall on Thursday and joined in praying for the local community.

July 03, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mountasia event today to raise funds for Summer Meltdown

The Yes I Can students of the William S. Hart High School District are throwing a fundraiser at Mountasia from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. today to help cover costs of the students' May 10 Summer Meltdown concert at Golden Valley High's outdoor amphitheater.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC plans open house on Tuesday

College of the Canyons will showcase its engineering, computer science, surveying, construction management and computer networking departments in an open house on Tuesday.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials plan 'clean' week

City officials are encouraging residents to "Keep Santa Clarita Clean" during the month of May and the city is kicking off the effort with Pride Week, beginning Sunday and ending May 10.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


School buses involved in 2 collisions

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a Santa Clarita transit bus collided with a William S. Hart Union High School District school bus on Newhall Avenue in Newhall, according to the California Highway Patrol. There were 30 children on the school bus at the time of the traffic collision.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mountain lions spotted in Newhall

Two mountain lions were spotted near the 21300 block of Oakriver Lane of Newhall shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, according to officials at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Local EMTs, paramedics end strike

Just days after ambulance drivers and medics walked off the job, paramedics and emergency medical technicians agreed to a new agreement on Thursday morning, ending a three-day strike. With the strike officially over, normal paramedic and EMT service will resume throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.

July 03, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Computer savvy volunteers needed for local information session

SACRAMENTO, CA - Senator Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley) is proud to announce that the Microsoft YouthSpark TEALS program will be implemented in five local high schools in the coming school year. TEALS, which stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools, bridges the gap between the shortage of skilled computer science graduates and the growing demand for computer science job opportunities by bringing technology professionals into local classrooms.

April 22, 2014 | Source: State Sen. Steve Knight's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 Santa Clarita Valley officials to speak at L.A. Water Summit

Two local water officials - one representing wholesale services and one representing retail - will be panelists Thursday for the L.A. Water Summit presented by the Building Industry Association of Southern California.

April 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jury selection in murder-for-hire case expected in June

Jury selection is expected to begin in June in the case of a Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife, according to an official with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

April 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Principal selection on tap for Wednesday Hart board meeting

Board members in the William S. Hart Union High School District are expected to tab the new principals of Valencia High School and West Ranch High School during their meeting Wednesday, according to officials.

April 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Part I crimes, grand theft auto decline in city

Santa Clarita, CA – The City of Santa Clarita saw a significant decline in Part One and Grand Theft Auto crimes during the first three months of 2014 compared to 2013, according to a preliminary report filed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

April 22, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Guns, badges stolen during police charity game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say guns, badges and other items belonging to San Diego-area law enforcement personnel were stolen during a weekend charity football game in Los Angeles.

April 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Associated Student Government hosts congressional candidate forum

SANTA CLARITA - The Associated Student Government (ASG) at College of the Canyons is inviting all students and community members to a public candidate forum with the eight individuals seeking election to California's 25th Congressional District.

April 22, 2014 | Source: SCV EDC | Santa Clarita Valley News


Petition-gatherer ID’d after battery arrest

A signature-gatherer outside a local Walmart, arrested for battery after allegedly punching someone in the hand last weekend, has been identified as a woman from Illinois, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

April 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


With the turn of a key, Valencia student wins new car

As the school winds down, local high schoolers got fired up at the chance to win a new car from Nissan of Valencia during the third annual Nissan Car Giveaway at COC's Cougar Stadium in Valencia.

April 22, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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