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High schools campaign to fight use of child soldiers

A community campaign is now uniting two William S. Hart Union High School District schools in order to stop the use of child soldiers. Valencia High School is now joining Canyon High School's Human Rights Watch Student Task Force by forming their own Human Rights Club. Both schools have been collecting Red Hands, which symbolize the fight against the use of child soldiers.

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Library program helps students

La Mesa Junior High School is noticing an increase in the both student attendance and grades due to the success of the Library Homework Club. The club gives students the opportunity to be helped by teachers and parents after school in a variety of subjects.

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local schools earn recognition

Two schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District have been nominated for recognition as California Distinguished Schools for the 2009-10 year. The schools, Rancho Pico Junior High School and Academy of the Canyons, the Hart District's middle college high school, were selected among some 500 California Schools.

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community remembers tragedy

Friends and family of a 15-year-old boy who was killed a year ago gathered Wednesday at the Child and Family Center to plant a rose and dedicate a plaque to his memory.

February 26, 2009 | By Katie Wallace Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic’s jail closure won’t cost jobs

Sheriff Lee Baca's proposal to close two county jails - including the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic - wouldn't result in any layoffs, a sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday.

February 26, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dems chide McKeon

A group of local residents asked the Santa Clarita City Council to give Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon a slap on the wrist for his opposition to President Barack Obama's stimulus package.

February 26, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ash Wednesday begins Lent

Soft voices and organ music reverberated throughout the steeple as hundreds of Ash Wednesday observers sang "Be merciful oh Lord, we have sinned" at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Newhall.

February 26, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents want to recycle, just not in their backyard

A group of residents railed against a rumor the City Council will build a recycling facility in the nearby areas of either Val Verde or Sylmar.

February 26, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 26, 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 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors seek review of proposed solar plant

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County officials directed on Tuesday a review into the legality of building a solar power plant on parts of a 17,750-acre site bought decades ago for use as an international airport.

February 25, 2009 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council member to address seniors

Santa Clarita City Councilmember Marsha McLean will be at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center today from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. to discuss disaster preparedness.

February 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Deputies seek bank robber

A note-brandishing gunman robbed a Bank of America in Canyon Country on Tuesday, a sheriff's deputy said.

February 25, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staf Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Parks host fishing derby March 7

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will host the 2009 Spring Adult Classic Fishing Derby on March 7. Participants can win first- through tenth-place prizes in the contest for catching the heaviest trout.

February 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors honor COC’s Van Hook

The Los Angeles County Commission for Women and the County Board of Supervisors named College of the Canyons Chancellor Dianne Van Hook to receive a 2009 Women of the Year Award. She will be honored at the 24th Annual Women of the Year Awards Luncheon March 16.

February 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Town Center reduces hours

Shoppers reacted with concern and understanding Tuesday when they learned the Westfield Valencia Town Center will cut daily shopping time by an hour to save retailers some expenses.

February 25, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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SCV Senior Center hosts ice cream social

Listeners gathered at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center for an afternoon of sherbet and showtunes as the SCV Men of Harmony Chorus and Quartets presented its 38th annual A Cappella Harmony Show and Ice Cream Social on Sunday.

July 21, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two injured in single-car crash

Two people were hurt in a single-vehicle crash near the Big Oaks Lodge on Bouquet Canyon Road Sunday, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

July 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ninja roller coaster reopened at Six Flags

The Ninja roller coaster that partially derailed two weeks ago reopened at Six Flags Magic Mountain Saturday after state regulators finalized their inspection of the popular ride, said park and state officials.

July 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alternative shopping on the way

Santa Clarita residents will have another option for back-to-school shopping starting Aug. 7.

July 20, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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