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CHP ramping up enforcement this weekend

In light of the holiday weekend, the California Highway Patrol is ramping up its enforcement, officials announced Friday.

July 25, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Finding their passions

Huddled inside an ambulance in the school parking lot, four Sequoia Charter School students didn't let the rain dampen their spirits as they asked questions of the Emergency Medical Technicians who were there for the school's first Career Day on Friday.

July 25, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district hires 2 principals

The Hart school district has selected two of its own to rise in the ranks to principal positions at Golden Valley High School and Sequoia Charter School.

Salvador Frias Jr., who has been an assistant principal at Golden Valley for the past two years, has been named the school's new principal, replacing founding principal Jacque Snyder, who is retiring this June. Kathy Hunter, program specialist for the district, will take the helm at Sequoia.

July 25, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Play it safe to prevent drownings

To promote water safety for children and reduce tragedies, here are useful tips, many garnered from "first responder" sources.

Children can drown quickly and quietly, with little if any splashing.

July 25, 2008 | Compiled by Diana Sevanian | Santa Clarita Valley News


City ponders $1.2M property purchase

In its quest to clear the way for a new library in Newhall, the city of Santa Clarita is hoping to finalize the purchase of a 6,200 square feet of property along Spruce Street.

On Tuesday, the City Council will consider giving staff the green light to spend $1.2 million to buy the property and 3,000-square-foot building currently occupied by White Light Chiropractic at 24519 Spruce St. in downtown Newhall.

July 25, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Three arrested after allegedly dealing drugs

Community complaints came to a head this week when sheriff's deputies conducted a probation sweep and arrested three men suspected of dealing drugs out of a Newhall residence.

July 25, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Defense bill nets SCV $7M

In an overwhelmingly partisan vote, the National Defense Authorization Act passed in the U.S. House on Thursday by a 384-23 vote, authorizing more than $7 million in defense spending for the Santa Clarita Valley.

July 25, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cool weekend ahead, but warm temps expected on Memorial Day

Just days after the valley was blasted by temperatures typically reserved for summer, residents woke to gray, rainy skies Friday.

July 25, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Making science ‘cool'

Fifth-grader Rod Andino pressed his finger against the plastic covering that protected the dissected pig, touching the various body parts.

"I thought it was going to be more gross, but it's not really," Rod said. "It's kind of cool how they use it for science and not for bacon."

July 24, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ouch! $4 gas is here

With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, the cost for a gallon of regular unleaded gas hit $4 this week in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to a weekly gas survey by Randy Cressall, owner of Valencia Auto Spa.

The average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded stands at $4, according to the survey conducted Thursday.

July 24, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart District audit: Looks good this time

A performance audit found the Hart district in compliance with the requirements of the Proposition 39 and Measure V requirements during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007.

Gema Ptasinski of Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman presented a summary of that audit during a meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District governing board Wednesday.

July 24, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Prom held for special education students

Special education students don't always feel comfortable attending their school prom, so ASB students at Valencia High School are holding a prom just for them, complete with dinner, a DJ and dancing.

The "Magic of Disney" Prom will take place Saturday evening on the Valencia campus. Last year, only Valencia students were invited, but the response was so overwhelming that this year two more high schools, Canyon and Golden Valley, have received invitations, according to Valencia ASB Director Jeff Albert.

July 24, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man on the street

What SCV residents think

July 24, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Summer class list hits 500

With classes ranging from sushi-making to claymation creation, the city's selection of Parks and Recreation summer courses may have something to satisfy everyone's appetite.

New to the 500-course list this year include samurai swordsmanship and a Movin' Mommies class that teaches moms how to get toned up while pushing a stroller.

July 24, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Prices, politics and Otter Pops

I just paid 70 stinking dollars to feed that gas-sucking minivan of ours. That's a seven (7) and a zero (0). I remember paying 35 bucks to fill the tank back in 2000 when we bought it new. And, on top of that,

July 24, 2008 | By Steve Lunetta | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Free Family Movie Nights draw hundreds to Hart Park

Family night at the cinema is practically an American tradition, but when the movie is shown on a big inflatable screen set up on the grass of a tree-covered park, the experience takes on a whole new dimension.

August 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sponsor: State school bond will not be on November ballot

A statewide school facilities bond will not be on the November ballot due to a lack of support from the governor, its sponsors said this week.

August 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Legislature approves bill to protect children from domestic violence

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate gave final, unanimous approval Thursday to a bill by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to protect children from domestic abusers during court proceedings and after offenders are released from prison or jail. The vote came a day after the measure was approved 78-0 by the Assembly.

August 21, 2014 | Source: Sen. Fran Pavley's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vigil held for Saugus girl killed by car

Several hundred people gathered at Saugus High School Wednesday night to memorialize 17-year-old Jennifer Stift.

August 21, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Selfie-takers sought following burglary

Sheriff's detectives investigating a residential burglary at a Santa Clarita Valley home are asking the public's help in identifying two "persons of interest" depicted in selfie photographs discovered by the victim.

August 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Work continuing on McBean Bridge widening project

Progress continues on the project to widen the McBean Parkway Bridge in Santa Clarita near the Valencia Post Office, officials said Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Report: Firefighting costs run wild, force cuts in other USFS services

Escalating U.S. Forest Service firefighting costs have forced cutbacks in other services provided by the agency, curbing recreation, maintenance and conservation efforts nationwide, says a report released Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Gunfire alarm sends Newhall school into brief lockdown

Reports of possible gunfire near a Newhall elementary school prompted a brief school lockdown and road closure Wednesday morning, but the all-clear was sounded within 10-15 minutes, officials said.

August 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vigil planned for Saugus student killed by car

A vigil is planned tonight at Saugus High School for Jennifer Stift, a Saugus senior who died this week after being struck by a car.

August 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon awards local student with Congressional Award Bronze Medal

U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, awarded local Santa Clarita resident Devon Black the Congressional Award Bronze Medal for her participation in The Congressional Award Program. Congressmen McKeon presented the medal to Devon in Santa Clarita.

August 20, 2014 | Source: Office of Rep Howard “Buck” McKeon | Santa Clarita Valley News


Don't Fall Victim to Rental Property Scam Artists

As part of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station continued outreach efforts aimed at keeping the public informed about crime and crime rates in our community, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station wants to raise awareness about a number of rental and real estate scams that are becoming more prevalent in the Santa Clarita Valley.

August 20, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Funding approved for Angeles Forest Highway improvement

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a local funding match of $2.7 million toward the $8 million construction project to rehabilitate a 16.5-mile stretch of the Angeles Forest Highway, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

August 19, 2014 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Wilderness designation pondered

In what was described as but one of many necessary discussions, Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, and a large crowd gathered in Santa Clarita City Hall Tuesday to discuss the idea of creating a wilderness area near Castaic.

August 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Burrito Bowl set for next Tuesday

It's nearly time for high school football, tailgate parties and the Burrito Bowl.

August 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus bond added to county ballot

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to add a bond measure for the Saugus Union School District to the county's ballot in November.

August 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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