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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


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: March 23, 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:

"We have fun but we also try to do things to bless somebody." - Queen Momma Rita McGranahan (Click here for story)

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


Homeowner beware

Richard Szerman is sick and tired of loan-modification companies that ask for up-front fees from distressed homeowners in need of help.

March 22, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A day at the Expo

Children gasped and laughed Saturday at the 2009 Emergency Expo as a Southern California Edison representative used a miniature display to demonstrate what would happen if a person flew a kite too close to a power line.

March 22, 2009 | By Jessica Selva For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


For sale: Champions Tour sponsorship

When AT&T bowed out of sponsoring the Champions Classic, it was said a professional golf competition in the Santa Clarita Valley would be dead after this year's event.

March 22, 2009 | By Cary Osborne Signal Assistant Managing Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: March 22, 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:

"I probably would have been better off to be voted 'most likely to become a software engineer.'" - Paul Ogata, comedian.

March 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies halt tagging

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department deputies arrested three individuals suspected of being responsible for more than $10,000 in Santa Clarita Valley graffiti damages.

March 22, 2009 | By Jessica Selva For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Gorman Residents on tractors help firefirefighters put out brush fire

Using farm tractors, Gorman residents helped firefighters extinguish a quarter-acre grass fire Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

July 20, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV club stays on track

Most people would not be too happy about a train running through their yard, but it suits the Sweer household in Saugus just fine.

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


Demonstrators gather on Valencia Boulevard

Valencia Boulevard served as both the metaphorical and literal dividing line on the issue of illegal immigration and the recent border surge this weekend, as demonstrators on both sides of the issue turned out to state their positions on Saturday.

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


Local students respond to Twitter scandal

As a special Sheriff's Department's unit continues to investigate a Twitter account that posted nude photos of teenagers, including Santa Clarita Valley teens, several local high school students said they have no idea who created the account.

July 19, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bouquet Canyon residents appeal to state

Months after their wells ran dry due to a bureaucratic impasse, Bouquet Canyon residents have banded together to appeal to the state - while agencies involved point fingers at each other, several sides say.

July 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Saugus district tabs Dave Powell to join board

After more than a year, the Saugus Union School District board is finally back to a full complement of members.

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


UPDATE: Deputies find apparent blasting cap in Valencia

An apparent detonated blasting cap was reported in Valencia Friday, prompting an investigation from local deputies.

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


Aquatic center holds annual ‘water safety day’

About 400 kids and parents at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center learned tips for free on staying safe in the water during the city's annual Water Safety Day on Friday.

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


UPDATE: Santa Clarita’s jobless numbers down 1.3 percent from last June

While the June unemployment rate in Santa Clarita crept up to 5 percent from 4.8 percent in May, the year-over-year rate for June fell a full 1.3 percent from last year's numbers, officials said Friday.

July 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV residents hear Bay Delta Conservation Plan proposed as solution to Delta problems

The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is not sustainable in its current state, and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is a viable option to ensure the continuing availability of a large portion of the Santa Clarita Valley's water supply, an expert said Friday.

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


Red-legged frog named state amphibian

You probably would have guessed that California's state mineral is gold. Its state mammal is the grizzly bear - makes sense, since the bear dominates the state flag.

July 18, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


RC racers to hit the track for ‘Offroad Shootout’ this weekend

About 300 professional and privateer remote control car drivers are expected to visit the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend for the 17th annual Hot Rod Hobbies and Raceways Offroad Shootout.

July 18, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City receives purchasing award

The City of Santa Clarita was the recipient of the "Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award" (AEP) for 2014 from the National Procurement Institute (NPI) in recognition of the City's commitment to purchasing innovation and leadership. This is the fourth time the City has received this award in recognition of Santa Clarita's purchasing policies and practices.

July 18, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


A rockin’ good time in Newhall

An estimated 2,000 people attended the "rockabilly"-themed Senses event in downtown Newhall on Thursday evening.

July 18, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Immigration protest planned Saturday in Valencia

Opponents of the recent influx of migrant children across the nation's southern border have scheduled a two-day national protest, and the Santa Clarita Valley will be one of the sites where they plan to demonstrate.

July 17, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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