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Food pantries see surge in demand

Two local food pantries are seeing a big spike in demand as more Santa Clarita Valley families are feeling the pinch of a tight economy.

August 26, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Juni Fisher to perform at Rattlesnake Slim's

August 26, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fireworks show volunteers needed

Want the best seat in the house for this year's fireworks show at Westfield Town Center?

August 26, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


School district to raise $6.5M

• Castaic Mello-Roos properties to provide income, but that doesn't guarantee new high school will be built

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


Meadows students dominate in philosophy slam

The youngsters at Meadows Elementary School in Valencia are on top of their game when it comes to understanding global warming.

Ten-year-old Hunter Shapiro-Throckmorton was given the title of "The Most Philosophical Fourth Grader in America" and 10-year-old Camryn Patterson was named "The Most Artistic Student in America" after submitting their award-winning entries to the 2008 Kids Philosophy Slam.

August 25, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local water officials discuss drought crisis tonight

Local water officials are expected to hear tonight about the state's "impending water crisis" and about implications of the governor's recent declaration of a drought, from the lobbyists they pay to stay close to politicians in Sacramento.

Lobbyists Ralph F. Simoni and Dennis K. Albiani of California Advocates, Inc., are expected to debrief members of the Castaic Lake Water Agency's Government Relations and Outreach Committee tonight via conference call on the implications of the governor possibly declaring an emergency.

August 25, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Name released of motorcyclist killed Sunday

The motorcyclist who died on Soledad Canyon Road in Agua Dulce was identified as Palmdale resident Dan Bullard, 55, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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


Two Palmdale men killed in car crash

Two Palmdale men were killed after their vehicle spun out of control near Acton on Sunday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol. A third Palmdale man was seriously injured.

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


Canyon High receives district's diversity award

In recognition of its "Breaking Down the Walls" workshops, Camp Darfur reenactment event and Yes I Can program - among other activities that promote harmony among social groups - Canyon High School has received the Hart district's Valuing Diversity Award for the 2007-08 school year.

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


Bikers bar-hop for Hunger Defense Fund

Anyone in Canyon Country hoping to take advantage of the first lazy Sunday of summer and sleep in probably had a rude awakening when nearly 60 motorcylists revved their engines and rumbled down Soledad Canyon Road shortly after 10 a.m.

Thankfully, those motorcyclists were among Santa Clarita Valley's philanthropists, as they bar-hopped throughout the SCV to benefit the Santa Clarita Hunger Defense Fund as part of the 4th Annual Renegade Classics Summer Kick Off Poker Run.

August 24, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hybrid vehicles on display at Whole Foods

Lost in the outcry of rising gasoline prices in the Santa Clarita Valley and around the world is the amount of emissions and waste emanating from our vehicles. Automobile-makers are trying to do their part in building vehicles that are cleaner and more fuel efficient.

Many auto manufacturers are building electric or hydrogen cell vehicles that are consistent with California's stringent rules on engine emissions. However, a few auto manufacturers have developed a technology known as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles, which only emit 10 percent emissions from their engines.

August 24, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Continuing a cultural tradition

For more than 10 months, the children of the Joga family have been dedicating countless hours to rehearsing and preparing their Lithuanian Folk Dance.

But the weekly trips to St. Casimir's in Los Angeles for their practice sessions will soon come to an end as the Saugus teens prepare to debut their skills at the 13th Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival, set to take place in Los Angeles at the beginning of July.

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


Motorcycle rider dies in solo crash

A solo motorcycle crash proved fatal Sunday morning, claiming the life of a 55-year-old motorcyclist driving northbound on Soledad Canyon Road near Agua Dulce, according to Officer Kevin Pack of the California Highway Patrol.

Shortly after 10:45 a.m., the motorcyclist, whose name was not yet released by authorities, drove along Soledad Canyon Road when he apparently lost control at an embankment and veered off the road, according to Pack.

August 24, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


High school, district named after film star William S. Hart

According to the school history on the Hart High School Web site, actor and director William S. Hart was very touched by the board of education naming both the school district and the first school after him - despite the fact that he had suggested the school be named after Civil War General John Fremont.

The district was actually originally given the title "Santa Clarita High School District," but the name was soon changed to honor Hart, local Western film star and community benefactor.

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


City planning a block party

The City of Santa Clarita is having a block party.

Before you start putting your barbecue in the trunk and your drinks on ice, however, be aware that the party is open only to those who live in a particular neighborhood, specially chosen by City officials.

August 24, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | 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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