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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


Family searches for lost dog

The bright yellow fliers papering telephone poles and tucked into store windows all over Saugus look deceptively cheerful, sporting a picture of a cute Dachshund.

August 13, 2008 | By The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council demands solution for Benz Road

Traffic problems on a residential street in Saugus are turning neighbor against neighbor and neighbors against the city.

Santa Clarita city officials this week presented the City Council with survey results showing most residents did not want any further traffic restrictions on Benz Road, which sits between Copper Hill Drive and Bouquet Canyon Road in the northeast corner of the city, offering a narrow, residential-street connection between two major thoroughfares.

August 13, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall Land sighs in relief

Newhall Land officials are breathing a sigh of relief today now that an East Coast bankruptcy court has given its parent company permission to keep the lights on - at least until the end of the month.

August 13, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


If you see smoke, don't panic

Don't be alarmed if you see flames and smoke billowing from a site near the intersection of Seco Canyon Road and Copper Hill Drive this afternoon.

August 13, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Schools offer free summer meals

Parents of children who qualify for free meals during the school year sometimes have a hard time providing meals during the summer months, but thanks to the Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency, those summertime meals are covered.

August 13, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart meeting rescheduled for June 18

August 13, 2008 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


FBI: Crime up in city

Violent crime was down in the city of Santa Clarita last year, but the number of crimes was up a little over 8 percent, according to statistics released by the FBI on Tuesday.

August 12, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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City’s jobless numbers creep up in July

Following what experts call a predictable summer pattern, Santa Clarita's unemployment numbers rose slightly in July, according to numbers released Friday by the state's Employment Development Department.

August 15, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Services set for Worden-Roberts

The funeral service for longtime community activist and volunteer Connie Worden-Roberts is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23, according to her son.

August 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall County Water District amends watering schedule

Anyone who gets their water from Newhall County District Water doesn't have to worry about the proposed watering schedule as long as they shut off their sprinklers and use a garden hose to water their yards, according a resolution adopted by the District's board Thursday.

August 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man found with throat slit inside Valencia business

A man was found with his throat slit inside a Valencia business's bathroom Thursday, Sheriff's Department homicide detectives said.

August 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Native American event coming to Newhall

A two-day celebration of Native American heritage, featuring cultural music, dances, food and artisans and vendors, will be held next month at William S. Hart Regional Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., in Newhall.

August 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Science lady' wows local kids

Vicki White is the Science Lady. and this week she paid a visit to the kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley.

August 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Legislation introduced to memorialize St. Francis Dam victims

Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon has introduced a bill that would create a national memorial to recognize the St. Francis Dam disaster - one of the deadliest events in California history.

August 14, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV domestic violence center receives grant

Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley has received a $15,000 grant from the Blue Shield of California Foundation to support the center's services and shelter for abuse survivors, city officials announced.

August 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nissan dealership has donated $200,000 in cash and cars to the community

When General Manager of Nissan of Valencia, Dan Sterkel, selected two nonprofits in Santa Clarita to support, he chose ones close to his heart.

August 14, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Judge rules California must educate all non-English-speaking students

A Los Angeles judge has ordered the state of California to educate all children who don't speak English, saying it needs to take action after reports showed a quarter of school districts failed to meet that state and federal requirement.

August 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


County of Los Angeles Public Library to restore service hours

LOS ANGELES, August 12, 2014 – The County of Los Angeles Public Library will restore its service hours at libraries that had hours reduced in 2009 – 2010, effective Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Libraries have evolved into community centers that provide invaluable tools to their patrons. Individuals are visiting libraries to search for jobs, homework help, computer literacy classes, online learning tools, early childhood literacy programs, teen services, and other programs. The restoration in hours will grant the Library staff an opportunity to provide additional programs and services to their patrons.

August 14, 2014 | Source: County of Los Angeles Public Library | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic woman faces kidnapping charge Friday

A 43-year-old Castaic woman arrested Wednesday on suspicion of kidnapping a motorist at gunpoint is scheduled to appear in court Friday on a felony charge of kidnapping, according to court documents.

August 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Magic Mountain voted No. 1 theme park

Fans of Six Flags Magic Mountain have known it for years. But now voters in a nationwide poll released Thursday have christened Magic Mountain as America's No. 1 theme park.

August 14, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Volunteers sought for ‘Box City’ fundraiser

Family Promise of the Santa Clarita Valley, a nonprofit organization serving local homeless families, is looking for volunteers to assist with its biggest fundraising event of the year: Box City.

August 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart board member calls for regular Title IX reports

A Hart district board member has requested more information on Title IX compliance throughout the district after federal Education Department officials launched an investigation into a civil rights complaint involving Canyon High School baseball and softball fields.

August 14, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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