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Special Olympics seeks volunteers

Special Olympics Santa Clarita Valley, hosting its seventh annual Spirit Games on Saturday, is seeking 100 volunteers to assist with the event.

July 16, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City Council approves Hasley Hills annexation

The Santa Clarita City Council Tuesday night approved an ordinance to send an application to annex 1,400 acres of Castaic into the city of Santa Clarita.

July 15, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Drive Safe Golf Classic scheduled for Saturday

The Frontier Toyota and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's "Drive Safe" Golf Classic is set for Saturday at the Valencia Country Club.

July 15, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Protesters rally against TCU closing

Just minutes after nearly 30 senior citizens and senior advocates marched in front of City Hall on Tuesday evening to protest the closure of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial's transitional care unit, Councilwoman Laurene Weste announced that in the coming years, seniors will have another option.

While Newhall Memorial plans to close its TCU by June 5, G and Healthcare Services is now in escrow in purchasing what was formerly the Hillside Community Hospital building in Saugus.

July 15, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Homes proposed for contaminated site

New houses could pop up for sale on the 996-acre Whittaker-Bermite property in as little as five years.

SunCal Cos. submitted plans to the city Tuesday to eventually build nearly 3,500 homes, shops and office buildings on the site of the contaminated Whittaker-Bermite site in the center of the city.

July 15, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Six new fire stations slated for SCV

The Santa Clarita Valley is adding to its stable of fire stations.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a recommendation that would allow financing to build six new stations at a cost of $78.6 million.

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


Teachers, students, parents rally against state budget cuts

Parents and students joined teachers from six local school districts and College of the Canyons outside City Hall on Tuesday afternoon in response to a recent proposal by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to slash $4.8 billion in education funding statewide.

The approximately 500 people who attended the after-school rally were concerned about the impact of the proposed cuts on local schools.

July 15, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City OKs ethics code amid rancor

The Santa Clarita City Council adopted a code of ethics this week, but not without a nearly two-hour debate with members of the public about what a code of ethics is and whether the city really needs one.

July 15, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Seniors to protest TCU closure

A group of senior citizens plan to rally outside of Santa Clarita City Hall at 5 p.m. tonight to protest the decision to close Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's transitional care unit.

Hospital officials announced last week that the hospital plans to convert the 27-bed skilled nursing unit to general surgical beds by June 5.

July 14, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council to consider adopting ethics code tonight

Santa Clarita city officials may soon have to abide by a city code of ethics, but the proposed code that will go before the council tonight is essentially the same as policies already in place.

Santa Clarita's five-page proposed ethics code draws on existing city, state and federal laws and principles that city staff and council members are already expected to adhere to. The proposed code is modeled after ethics codes from other cities, said Michael Murphy, the intergovernmental relations officer for the city.

July 14, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Revenues keep going up for Santa Clarita Water Company

The Santa Clarita Water Company opened up its wallet Monday night to reveal how much it collects from its more than 28,000 customers.

The bottom line? The wallet is much fatter than it was five years ago, by at least 50 percent.

July 14, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Another Hart employee put on administrative leave

For the second time in less than a month, an employee with the William S. Hart Union High School District has been put on administrative leave for alleged inappropriate contact with a student.

In a news release issued by district spokeswoman Pat Willett, the district says it is "currently investigating allegations of inappropriate contact between an employee and a student. The staff member has been placed on administrative leave pending results of the investigation."

July 14, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district to lease portable buildings

Despite having around 56 extra portables of its own, most of which are stored on lots near the district office, the Hart district will shell out nearly $400,000 to lease 26 portable buildings for the modernization of Hart High School and Placerita and Sierra Vista junior highs.

The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted to approve the lease agreement Wednesday after being informed by district Chief Financial Officer Rob Gapper that it would actually be more costly to repair, move and install the existing buildings than to lease the new ones.

July 14, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Proposition battle heats up

Both sides are gearing up for the June primary during this year of seemingly endless elections, but in the Santa Clarita Valley the hotly contested issue isn't candidates - it's propositions.

In fact, two warring measures involving eminent domain are the only issues that will appear locally on the June 3 ballot. Already, accusations of misleading and dishonest advertising are being leveled in the battle over the statewide measures.

July 14, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Details of restraining order confirmed

July 14, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Central Park expansion nearly complete

A yearlong expansion of Santa Clarita's largest park is nearly complete, city officials said Wednesday.

July 23, 2014 | By Austin Dave Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teens collared for allegedly smoking marijuana outside sheriff's offices

Detectives made their latest drug pinch easily Wednesday when the drug bust came to them for a change.

July 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Baby survives Highway 14 crash that killed her parents

A baby girl pulled from the wreckage of a Highway 14 crash that killed her parents suffered major injuries - including some broken bones - but was recovering Wednesday, law enforcement officers said.

July 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: SCV bank teller charged with stealing from customers

A Valencia man who worked as a bank teller in the Santa Clarita area faces four felony counts for allegedly stealing more than $24,000 from customers, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

July 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Bombshell Bandit’ suspected in third bank robbery

The "Bombshell Bandit" wanted for robbing a Valencia bank with the threat of a bomb early last month is now suspected in a third bank robbery, this time in San Diego, FBI officials said.

July 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


DUI checkpoint scheduled for SCV Friday

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will hold a checkpoint Friday night to screen for drivers who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol or operating their vehicles without a license.

July 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series winds up Friday

This year's Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series closes out its season Friday with Doña Oxford, known as "The Boogie Woogie Woman" for her two-fisted piano playing.

July 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


We’re Not Afraid – Are They?

As a business owner, you work hard to generate revenue and grow your company. You carefully hire the right people and make cautious business decisions before investing more money in your company.

July 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


One dead in crash on Highway 14 near Acton

One person was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night in Acton after a vehicle slammed into a pole on the northbound Highway 14 at Soledad Canyon Road and Sierra Highway, a California Highway Patrol officer confirmed.

July 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car crashes into building in Newhall

One person was transported to the hospital with what appeared to be non-serious injuries after a vehicle crashed into a building in Newhall on Tuesday, according to an official.

July 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


County adopts state’s water-waster penalties

With state officials looking to rein in water use in the midst of California's crippling drought, county supervisors voted Tuesday to put those state regulations in place countywide.

July 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sure-fire sign of summer: lemonade stand

Two elementary-school-aged entrepreneurs set up shop Tuesday on a Newhall street corner, enjoying an age-old summer custom: operating a lemonade stand.

July 22, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV congregations react to canceled flights to Israel

U.S. and European airlines canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, but Santa Clarita Valley representatives of two faiths that consider Israel the holy land said they're not worried about pilgrims' safety.

July 22, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic man wins big at Fantasy 5

A California Lottery "Fantasy 5" ticket worth $291,000 was sold at Gallion's Corner Market in Castaic, lottery officials said Tuesday - the second winning ticket sold there.

July 22, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus High School welcomes exchange students for the summer

Twenty-three exchange students and two teachers from Xi'an, China, have the opportunity to experience United States culture this summer through a 19-day English Immersion Camp held at Saugus High School.

July 22, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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