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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 20, 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:

February 20, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alleged child-abuser denied bail reduction

Douglas Christopher will head back to court Feb. 27 for a preliminary hearing in his child-abuse case, a district attorney's official said.

February 20, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


California Legislature approves budget bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Legislature passed a budget early today to help close a $42 billion deficit, ending an epic impasse that involved several all-night sessions and threatened to throw thousands of state employees out of work.

Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger praised the bill, passed by the Democratic-controlled Senate and Assembly. He came out of his office after the budget vote and disconnected a large deficit clock counting the number of days - 106 as of Thursday - that the Legislature had failed to act since he declared a special session to deal with the state's fiscal problems.

February 19, 2009 | By Judy Lin Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rio Norte student gets medal for seven years without an absence

When Dylan Ryndak was in third grade, he got sick and ended up with a bad cough.

February 19, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Edison powers up in Canyon Country

Canyon Country residents received a surprising source of power when Southern California Edison hooked up generators to temporarily restore electricity to 125 homes.

February 19, 2009 | By Katie Wallace Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Family businesses thrive against the odds

Several local mom-and-pop business owners say personal care and competitive prices attract a loyal client base and keep business stable or even booming for some shops.

February 19, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hubbell hearing continued

Judge Graciela Freixes continued former guidance counselor Roselyn Hubbell's misdemeanor trial until Feb. 24 during a pre-trial hearing Tuesday, a court official said.

February 19, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Feds hold ID-theft suspects

Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers placed holds on 19 of 22 immigrants suspected of using false identification to gain employment and entering the country illegally.

February 19, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 19, 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:

February 19, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Nothing to celebrate'

The California Legislature passed a budget early Thursday in hopes of closing a $42 billion deficit through a combination of spending cuts, tax increases and borrowing.

February 19, 2009 | By Katie Wallace and Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


State struggles to pay its bills

NEW YORK (AP) - California, home to celebrities on sandy beaches and dot-com millionaires, is having trouble paying its bills.

The U.S. state known for sunshine, but also for earthquakes, wildfires and mudslides, is facing a disaster of another kind. The economic crisis has sapped the world's eighth-largest economy of tax revenue, leaving it with a $42 billion budget deficit over the next year-and-a-half.

February 18, 2009 | By Matt Surman Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Calif. GOP shakeup bodes ill for $42B budget plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Chances of a quick resolution to California's budget stalemate appeared to fade Wednesday after Senate Republican holdouts ousted their leader in a midnight coup and promised to resist tax increases that GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says are needed to close a $42 billion deficit.

The Democrat-controlled Legislature appears to need just one more GOP vote in the Senate to reach the two-thirds majority it needs to get the budget to the governor's desk, but that vote may prove impossible to get.

February 18, 2009 | By Samantha Young Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Calif. Senate reconvenes in bid to fix budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Democrats renewed their push Wednesday to secure the single vote needed to pass a plan to fix the state's $42 billion budget deficit after another all-night session failed to break a partisan log jam.

The Senate was called back into session during the morning after the delicate compromise proposal crafted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders suffered a setback when Senate Republicans ousted their own leader over opposition to tax increases.

February 18, 2009 | By Judy Lin Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart Hall hosts 240 years of black history

Colorful paintings and heart-wrenching photographs depict the agony and triumph of the "African American experience" as part of "The Genesis Project" on display at William S. Hart Park's Hart Hall in recognition of Black History Month.

February 18, 2009 | By Katie Wallace Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Smyth launches new Web site

Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, announced the launch of his new Web site, which can be found at www.assembly.ca.gov/smyth.

February 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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SCV Sheriff holds "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014.

#SCV Sheriff's "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014. COME JOIN US.

July 31, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Public meeting Thursday night on Chiquita Canyon expansion

A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex to discuss the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion that would double the daily disposal tonnage at the site from 6,000 to 12,000 tons and expand the landfill itself by some 143 acres.

July 30, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley faces landscape-watering limitations

Under a plan proposed to meet state water-use demands, Santa Clarita Valley lawns could soon be watered only every other day - and never on Saturday.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


AV Democrats to host Republican candidates forum

Thanks to California's open primary system, a forum scheduled Friday by a Democratic club in the Antelope Valley will feature a pair of Republican congressional candidates.

July 30, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Service men and women receive thousands of minutes of call time

Since its program started just over two years ago, Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, with the support of Newhall and surrounding communities, has collected more than 500 cell phones and accessories that provided more than 31,000 minutes of call time to U.S. service men and women.

July 30, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jury selection begins in SCV child annoyance case

Jury selection began Wednesday in the trial of a local registered sex offender accused of annoying a young girl at a Santa Clarita Valley department store, a court bailiff said.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


One injured in crash involving sheriff’s vehicle

One person was injured and taken to the hospital shortly after noon today following a two-car traffic collision involving a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's station vehicle, according emergency response crew officials.

July 30, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV water officials puzzle over how to become water cops

When California water officials approved strict emergency water conservation regulations earlier this month, they put the responsibility of enforcing those rules on local water agencies.

July 29, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Congressional bid to resolve Dodger TV standoff flubs

A six-member L.A. congressional delegation tried to hit one out of the park this week in the long-simmering debate over TV access to Dodger games, but the effort ran afoul of the DirecTV team.

July 29, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


County approves adding Santa Clarita billboard vote to ballot

The question of whether to approve a controversial billboard deal between the city of Santa Clarita and Metro will be added to the county ballot for the upcoming general election in November, county supervisors decided Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors approve funds for land buy in Agua Dulce

County supervisors agreed Tuesday to set aside money that will go toward buying property to be used as a wildlife corridor in Agua Dulce.

July 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Work continuing on Highway 126 bridge project

Despite a temporary roadblock in the form of limbless reptiles, officials with the county Department of Public Works hope to complete a planned bridge on Highway 126 on schedule.

July 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart dance team heading to NYC

Hart High School's dance team will be leaving for New York today in hopes of winning this season of "America's Got Talent" TV show.

July 29, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fund established to help orphaned 1-year-old

Relatives of a baby girl orphaned in an Acton traffic collision have responded to an outpouring of support and concern for the little girl by setting up a donation fund to benefit her, a family member said Monday.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Smudde Dentistry tops $1 million in community donations

Fourth-generation dentists Kelly and Allen Smudde threw a patient appreciation party Monday at Santa Clarita Lanes.

July 28, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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