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Open space plan drafted

Santa Clarita planners will explain Tuesday what they plan to do help protect local natural resources as developments continue to sprout on the valley's surrounding hillsides.

At a Planning Commission study session, city planners will present the draft Conservation and Open Space Element of the One Valley One Vision plan, the joint county-city valleywide general plan that will likely be adopted in spring 2009.

August 15, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students can get city bus passport for month of July

The city of Santa Clarita is partnering with local businesses to offer students a month-long Summer Bus Passport.

August 15, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


No worries: We've got 2 years of stored water

If the Big One happens today and an earthquake destroys our water supply from the San Joacquin Delta, Santa Clarita Valley residents can get by on stored water for two years, the valley's top water official told a group of local business people Thursday.

August 14, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district beefs up sexual assault training

The Hart district has stepped up its anti-sexual-harassment training in light of recent investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct by three district teachers, a counselor and now a volunteer coach.

All employees of the William S. Hart Union High School District go through an online sexual harassment training program that is updated annually and can be viewed at the district's Web site at www.hartdistrict.org.

August 14, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New contractor on board for buses

City bus riders may notice slight improvements in bus services when a new transit contractor comes on board in August, a Santa Clarita transit official said Thursday.

The City Council approved switching to a new contractor to manage, operate and maintain the city's transit services. The council approved a three-year, $49 million contract with MV Transportation. The proposal was $3.5 million less than the proposal by the current contractor, yet provided staffing increases.

August 14, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City breaks ground on Sports Complex addition

Gold shovels hit the gravel Thursday as city officials kicked off a $25 million expansion of the Santa Clarita Sports Complex in Canyon Country.

August 14, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City's suite of fees to go up 4% beginning July 1

Expect to pay a few bucks more to the cashier at City Hall beginning July 1.

August 14, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dog struck with shovel euthanized

A dog that was allegedly struck by his owner with a shovel Saturday was euthanized, officials confirmed Thursday.

Matthew Lantzy, 30, of Saugus struck his pit bull on its head several times with a shovel in his backyard, fracturing its skull, a Sheriff's Department report said.

August 14, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kindergartners' story garners grand prize

When they wrote a Dr. Seuss-style story about their school mascot, a group of kindergartners at Canyon Spring Elementary School never dreamed they would win grand prize in a competition that included students up to the eighth grade level.

August 13, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart District receives $152,000 grant for emergency readiness

The William S. Hart Union High School District has received a $152,000 grant to expand emergency preparedness programs for local schools.

August 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hospital hosts quarterly health fair

Mechanics advise an auto checkup once every three months. And that's how often Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital holds its quarterly "Care for Your Heart" Health Fair for members of the community to receive free heart checkups from the hospital's health professionals.

The next fair takes place Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Community Center.

August 13, 2008 | By Joe Cardwell For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Coach arrested for assault

A Canyon High School volunteer football coach has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female student at an L.A. Unified School District high school where the coach is employed.

Kevin Thomas, 40, an assistant football coach and special education teacher's assistant at Birmingham High School in the San Fernando Valley, was arrested Tuesday. Thomas had also been coaching the Canyon Cowboy varsity defense as a volunteer for the past several weeks.

August 13, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Family searches for lost dog

The bright yellow fliers papering telephone poles and tucked into store windows all over Saugus look deceptively cheerful, sporting a picture of a cute Dachshund.

August 13, 2008 | By The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council demands solution for Benz Road

Traffic problems on a residential street in Saugus are turning neighbor against neighbor and neighbors against the city.

Santa Clarita city officials this week presented the City Council with survey results showing most residents did not want any further traffic restrictions on Benz Road, which sits between Copper Hill Drive and Bouquet Canyon Road in the northeast corner of the city, offering a narrow, residential-street connection between two major thoroughfares.

August 13, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall Land sighs in relief

Newhall Land officials are breathing a sigh of relief today now that an East Coast bankruptcy court has given its parent company permission to keep the lights on - at least until the end of the month.

August 13, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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SCV officials hold 'Pills Kill' symposium

Four years ago, when sheriff's, city and school officials realized the extent of heroin use among Santa Clarita teens, they launched a number of far-reaching initiatives to tackle the problem.

August 27, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country woman assaulted twice within a month

After being attacked twice within the span of a month while walking home, Canyon Country resident Barbara Kritzberg says she'll be prepared in case it happens again.

August 27, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


State lawmakers reach deal on film tax credit

California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday they have reached a deal that would offer $330 million a year in tax credits for Hollywood film productions over five years.

August 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: Man charged with sex acts with a Santa Clarita minor

After allegedly arranging to meet a teen in Santa Clarita for sex, a 44-year-old Anaheim man was instead greeted by Special Victims Bureau investigators, who arrested him on suspicion of having an illegal yearlong relationship with the alleged victim, an investigator said Wednesday.

August 27, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Walk-on coach at West Ranch arrested on DUI charge

A 45-year-old "walk-on" soccer coach at West Ranch High School was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, Hart district officials confirmed Wednesday.

August 27, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV deputies seek help in identifying woman

On August 17, 2014, deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station responded to a residence located within the unincorporated area of Santa Clarita (Westridge / Valencia). The victim reported she was contacted by her credit card company regarding a suspicious transaction. Deputies began the investigation and contacted station detectives.

August 27, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two local hotels sold to undisclosed buyer

Two Santa Clarita hotels, Holiday Inn Express and the Best Western sitting side-by-side off the I-5 freeway at Magic Mountain Parkway, have been sold for $21 million.

August 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community college system outlines goals for student success

California community college system officials outlined lofty goals Wednesday to markedly increase the number of students who successfully complete a community college program.

August 27, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC student takes home $7,500 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Award

College of the Canyons graduate Jessie Warme has been named a recipient of the 2014 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship, joining a select group of just 10 community college students from across the nation to receive this prestigious award.

August 27, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country man pleads to lesser charge in 2013 Newhall stabbing

A 20-year-old gang member from Canyon Country who was charged with attempted murder for stabbing a man in 2013 has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge and sentenced to seven years in prison, a prosecution spokesman said Wednesday.

August 27, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita council members choose continuity for city commissions

Continuity was the name of the game this week as Santa Clarita City Council members largely elected to appoint familiar faces to sit on a selection of city commissions.

August 27, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus butterfly sculpture to return in September

After being hit by a car on Bouquet Canyon Road, the Saugus butterfly sculpture - the object of both criticism and admiration - is due to make a triumphant return in September, according to a Santa Clarita city official.

August 27, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita to host public meetings on manufactured home park rent

The City of Santa Clarita will host three public comment meetings to discuss draft updates to Santa Clarita Municipal Code 6.02, which pertains to Manufactured Home Park Rent Adjustment Procedures. The meetings are open to all mobile home park residents, park owners, park managers, and the general public. Meetings will be hosted by City staff on September 2, 3 and 4, 2014 at convenient locations around Santa Clarita.

August 27, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus wins 5th annual SCV Burrito Bowl

Ahead of the upcoming SCV high school football season, Saugus nabbed a victory - by winning the 5th annual SCV Burrito Bowl.

August 27, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


City approves lighting contract for Newhall

Santa Clarita City Council members voted Tuesday night to once again deck Newhall come holiday time.

August 27, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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