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Lennar may buy back some of Newhall Land

Reports that Lennar Corp. may buy back at least some of The Newhall Land and Farming Company is good news for the 125-year-old development firm that built Valencia, a spokeswoman said Monday.

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


Santa Clarita unemployment rises

Santa Clarita's unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percent to 6.8 percent from January to February, while Los Angeles County's rate during the same time period neared 11 percent, according to the California's Employment Development Department.

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


Hart district moves forward with auditorium

The auditoriums at Golden Valley and West Ranch high schools should be ready for student use by fall 2009, according to the William S. Hart Union High School District.

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


Teacher scores grant from Target

Rosedell Elementary teacher Kevin McGroary has received a $500 grant from the Target Field Trip Grants Program toward a field trip for his sixth-grade class. The grant covers transportation, supplies and equipment, resource materials and entry fees. Target's program aims to provide teachers with field trip funds to replace funds lost due to budget cuts.

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


SCV sinks business stormdrain fee

The city of Santa Clarita's Development Process Advisory Committee voted to remove its Stormdrain Transfer Deposit Fee to reduce the expenses of local businesses. The omitted fees will make city-based projects affordable for businesses. The decision to remove the fee stems from the city's acknowledgement of the economic hardships of local businesses.

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


Crowd remembers lost Canyon High student

More than 200 students, many toting backpacks and holding candles, trudged nearly two miles from Canyon High School to First Christian Church, where they shared memories of Nicholas Wayne Pruett.

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


Sales tax revenue drops

Santa Clarita saw its worst drop in sales tax revenue ever in the fourth quarter of 2008 - a 15 percent plummet from the same period the year prior.

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


Deputies warn of scam

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies are warning residents about money transfer scams after a Castaic grandmother reported on Monday that a con man under the guise of her grandson bilked her out of $4,800, Sgt. Dan Peacock said.

March 24, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


District takes back 45 pink slips

Newhall School District will take back 45 of the 109 pink slips it sent to teachers and administrators and will take a look at increasing class sizes to meet a $2.4 million budget shortfall, district officials said Monday.

March 24, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Taking names: Student petitions to save North Park teachers' jobs

Choice Plasencia resolved to take action when she found out her fifth-grade teacher at North Park Elementary School had received a layoff notice.

March 24, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: March 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:

"If it keeps staying this dry we will use every drop." - Dan Masnada, general manager of the Castaic Lake Water Agency (Click here for story)

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


Author cooks up some plots

Published author and illustrator Mary Ann Fraser captured students' attentions at Plum Canyon Elementary School as she demonstrated how to create intriguing short stories using a writing-based "recipe."

March 23, 2009 | By Katie Wallace For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Medical assistant program on hold

The medical assistant program at College of the Canyons has been tabled until it can win accreditation amid complaints from some students that they couldn't find jobs.

March 23, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thrill-seekers gather at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Intermittent rain showers Sunday only added to the thrill for a group of more than 700 roller coaster enthusiasts who traveled from all over to ride the most topsy-turvy coasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

March 23, 2009 | By Katherine Geyer For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Risky business: Officials warn homeowners of unlicensed contractors

A sting operation has netted seven alleged illegal contractors working in the Santa Clarita Valley, and state officials are warning homeowners to beware of hiring unlicensed workers.

March 23, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Billboard battle already bringing in big bucks

The battle over billboards in Santa Clarita is shaping up to be a big-money affair, according to financial disclosures on file with the city.

August 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart team dancing to a new level

At the first note, the black-and-white blur springs to life.

August 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


County libraries to restore service hours

Beginning Sept. 2, the Los Angeles County public library system is restoring service hours at branches where they were cut in 2009-2010, officials announced.

August 18, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Beta marriages’ give institution a trial run

As divorce rates remain high and marriage rates low, some suggest rethinking the institution and proposing trial runs, which would allow spouses to end their marriage without a divorce after two years if they aren't satisfied.

August 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teen’s threats stir Santa Clarita Valley

A 15-year-old Canyon Country boy was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of posting threats against students online through Instagram, following a swift and overwhelming response by sheriff's deputies to calls from "hundreds" of concerned parents, according to parents and local deputies.

August 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Coroner identifies man found with throat slit

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Coroners Department have identified the man found with his throat slit inside a Valencia business's bathroom Thursday as a 41-year-old Hispanic man, a Department spokesman said Sunday.

August 17, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


BREAKING NEWS: Canyon Country Boy arrested in connection with Instagram threats

A 15-year-old Canyon Country boy was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of posting threats against students online through Instagram, officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

August 17, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community pours in support at Vine 2 Wine

Community members drank, ate and toasted at the Vine 2 Wine Classic benefitting Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit Circle of Hope at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia on Saturday.

August 17, 2014 | Photos by Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Millions in tax credit even a score

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin Corp.

August 16, 2014 | By Signal Staff wire reports | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mattress triggers crash on 405 transition road

A mattress in the road triggered a traffic accident Saturday night at the northbound Interstate 5 Freeway connector road to the northbound 405 Freeway, the California Highway Patrol said.

August 16, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Colossus 1978-2014

Is this the end of the line for Colossus?

August 16, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vigil remembers fallen cop

Deputies at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic kept a solemn vigil Saturday in remembrance of one of their fallen comrades.

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


One last stand for “Save Colossus!” group

On the last day that the iconic Colossus roller coaster is open to the public, members of the "Save Colossus!" group made one final attempt at preserving the 125-foot-tall wooden coaster.

August 16, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Yard-watering restrictions in effect throughout SCV

A month after a state water control agency imposed curbs on residential water use, all of the Santa Clarita Valley's water providers now have adopted mandatory restrictions limiting when residents can water their lawns.

August 15, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


WWE throws its weight behind Special Olympics

On TV, Stephanie McMahon plays the part of the vindictive, overbearing boss of a professional wrestling company.

August 15, 2014 | By Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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