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Film industry lauds city for its friendliness

Santa Clarita Valley was a hot movie location back when Tom Mix was shooting at bad guys and a its still hot movie location with CSI, 24 and NCIS agents shooting at bad guys.

August 15, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bear spotted in Saugus neighborhood

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station responded Friday morning to two calls from residents reporting bear sightings in the wash area near the 28000 block of Placerview Trail and the 28000 block of North High Ridge Drive in Saugus.

August 15, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Online degree just as sweet for teen

When Harini Kompella wants to visit her high school alma mater, all she has to do is walk over to her computer and point and click.

The 17-year-old Canyon Country resident recently graduated from Insight School of California-Los Angeles, a public cybercharter high school that just opened last fall.

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


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


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Billboard petition supporter arrested

Emotions appear to be running high over a petition drive aimed at stopping Santa Clarita's plan to install electronic billboards along freeways in the city, resulting in several recent clashes between petition supporters and opponents and the arrest of a woman who was gathering signatures at a local Walmart this past weekend, sheriff's officials confirmed.

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


Hundreds attend passion play during Easter weekend

Hundreds of attendees watched as Jonathan Moore portrayed Jesus Christ during the Easter Sunrise passion play "A Living Hope" presented at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park in Agua Dulce on Saturday afternoon.

April 20, 2014 | Photos by Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


City to seek grant for Sierra Highway-Golden Valley Road improvements

The state Department of Transportation is inviting cities and counties throughout California to submit projects to get people out of their cars and onto their bikes or their own two feet - and Santa Clarita is ready to comply.

April 19, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sanitation District to tackle chloride issues Monday night

Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials will tackle the topic of chloride removal from local wastewater Monday night during a meeting at Santa Clarita City Hall.

April 19, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


A defining moment: West Ranch student describes scene of terror

West Ranch High School senior Steven Clavijo was trying to get some sleep.

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


'Eggstravaganza' draws crowd to Central Park

Hours of preparation came down to a 90-second mad dash during the annual "Eggstravaganza" Easter egg hunt Saturday at Central Park.

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


Ten years of West Ranch High staff births celebrated

Tori Hughes, 6, left, and her sister Lexy, 9 carry their brother Liam, 4, to line up for a "family photo" in Stevenson Ranch on Friday as they join a group of an estimated 60 of the 120 West Ranch High School babies that have been born to faculty, teachers and administration since the school was started 10 years ago in Stevenson Ranch.

April 18, 2014 | Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for I-5 Truck Lanes Project

Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14).

April 18, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


State ups water allocations to 5 percent

Farmers and state water contractors who depend on the State Water Project - including the Santa Clarita Valley's water wholesaler - will receive slightly more than nothing from the project this year, state officials said Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Congressional race shaping up to be a big money affair

Money for candidates on both sides of the aisle has poured in during recent months for the race to represent the 25th District, including the Santa Clarita Valley, in Congress - setting the stage for a big-money showdown in the upcoming June primary.

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


UPDATE: Palmdale man sentenced to prison for Newhall bank robbery

A Palmdale man convicted of robbing a Newhall bank last May was sentenced to at least seven decades in state prison this week, court officials said Friday.

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


Rollover in Valencia on Friday

A Chevrolet Tahoe rolled over in a collision Friday at Valencia Boulevard and Rockwell Canyon Road in Valencia.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita’s unemployment rate remains low

Santa Clarita's jobless rate settled back down to 5.3 percent in March - mirroring the December rate when retailers hired extra help for the holidays.

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


Valencia man, alleged Armenian Power gang leader, among those convicted in racketeering conspiracy

A 38-year-old Valencia man and leader in the Armenian Power gang could face almost 1,000 years in federal prison after being convicted on 57 criminal counts, officials with the U.S. Attorney's office said this week.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chance of showers today in SCV

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook today for a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms in the Santa Clarita Valley and elsewhere around Southern California.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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