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Feds expand Pell Grants

College of the Canyons officials are encouraging all students to apply for federal Pell Grants and financial aid this year.

August 26, 2009 | By Rory Kelly For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Board eyes worker screening

LOS ANGELES - Officials will weigh the pros and cons of using a controversial system to weed out undocumented workers from businesses that contract with the county, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday.

August 26, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mass. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy dies at 77

HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the liberal lion of the Senate, has died after battling a brain tumor. He was 77.

Kennedy's family announced his death in a brief statement released early Wednesday.

August 25, 2009 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Temperatures to soar through weekend

As temperatures climb to triple digits through the weekend, local fire stations will keep staff ramped up in preparation for any major flareups.

"We are inching toward fire season, that's for sure," said Luke Claus, assistant fire chief for the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas. "The temperatures are expected to go up this week. It is very dry and drying out."

August 25, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Dead shooter identified; victim survives wounds

A man shot his ex-wife and then himself in Valencia on Monday night, gravely wounding himself and leaving her injured but in stable condition, sheriff's deputies said.

August 25, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey, Assistant City Editor and Bruce McFarland, For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kellar endorses Cruz for water board

Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar has officially given his support to Michael Cruz in his November bid to become director of the Newhall County Water District.

August 25, 2009 | By Evin Giglio For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


From homemaker to activist

At first glance, Sherryan Lima doesn't look the part of grass-roots political organizer.

August 25, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bike night issue is gearing up

After a summerlong trial period, George Thomas may get the go-ahead to keep having weekly bike nights at his Route 66 Classic Grill in Canyon Country.

August 25, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


State superintendent visits Placerita Junior High

State Superintendent Jack O'Connell toured Placerita Junior High School on Monday to learn about the school's efforts to improve standardized test scores and get a glimpse of the newly-modernized campus.

August 25, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC enrollment up, despite cuts

College of the Canyons started its semester Monday expecting its highest enrollment ever, but because of heavy cuts to the class schedule, students packed 90 percent of the classes and filled wait lists.

August 25, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district to discuss boundary proposals with community

The William S. Hart Union High School District has proposed shuffling school boundaries in three areas of the Santa Clarita Valley to relieve overcrowding at junior high and high schools.

August 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Group provides help for parents of special needs kids

The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area is encouraging parents who have a child who may have special needs to contact their local school district office.

August 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 24, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

August 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Traffic troubles in the SCV

When Steve Silvers drives from Canyon Country to Valencia, he tries to avoid the Bouquet Canyon Road junction.

August 24, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Miranda case going to trial

Nearly two years after the unsolved slaying of a 17-year-old in Newhall, a trial set for Friday will determine whether sheriff's deputies who stopped a relative driving him to the hospital contributed to the teen's death.

August 24, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Another rabid bat found in Newhall

Newhall claims the lion's share of rabid bats found this year in the Santa Clarita Valley, with the fourth discovered there within the past week.

July 25, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


DA's office: It's illegal to leave pets in a hot car

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reminding pet owners that it's against the law to leave their animals in their vehicles during the dog days of summer.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV comes out for a 'Beach Bash'

Canyon Country residents were spared a 40-mile drive to the beach in busy freeway traffic Friday when city officials brought the community the next best thing, trucking in tons of sand for Santa Clarita's Beach Bash event.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don't need replacing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Nile Virus Update: County Vector Control District Confirms More Activity

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - With temperatures expected to rise in Los Angeles County this weekend, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes by using insect repellent and removing dirty, stagnant water around the home.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 28 to August 2, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. More information about the project is here.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man’s photograph could lead to an Old West windfall

A 130-year-old photograph signed by a legendary Old West lawman is expected to fetch a fistful of dollars for a Valencia man.

July 25, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff's Department: Beware of phone scam

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and threatening to arrest you for failing to appear for jury duty, hang up - it's a scam, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Balloon festival launches again in Santa Clara River Valley

It's "Up, up and away" time in Santa Paula this weekend as the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival launches with a "balloon glow," entertainment and other activities starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


California to HOAs: No brown grass fines

California has a message for cities and homeowner associations that persist in fining residents for not watering their lawns during the drought: back off.

July 24, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 SCV youngsters win Youth Foundation-Sheriff’s Department essay contest

Two of the three winners of the Sheriff's Youth Foundation and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Youth Essay Contest were from the Santa Clarita Valley, officials announced this week.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Family comes forward for orphaned baby

Baby Violeta Martinez was just learning to walk when Tuesday's fatal crash in Acton claimed the lives of her parents, relatives of the orphaned girl said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Children’s Bureau seeks foster families, parents

The nonprofit Children's Bureau is inviting individuals and couples to become "resource families," caring for children during the reunification process with their parents.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Castaic man pleads no contest to attempted murder in savage bar beating

Editor's note: Corrects that bar beating occurred last year/

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brush fire doused near Interstate 5

Firefighters from both the county and the U.S. Forest Service jumped on a small brush fire north of Castaic Thursday, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service said.

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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