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Investigators: Arsonist caused Station Fire

Firefighters brought the sprawling Station Fire under greater control Thursday as investigators declared the blaze deliberately set and sheriff's detectives launched a homicide investigation.

September 04, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


EPA cites Newhall Ranch concerns

Plans for the sprawling, Valencia-sized Newhall Ranch community call for filling in too much of the Santa Clara River and its tributaries, the Environmental Protection Agency said.

September 04, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water rate increase proposed

The public can weigh in on Santa Clarita Water Division's plan to convert to tiered water rates at the retailer's Wednesday board meeting.

September 04, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Hart boundaries changed

Thursday, Sept. 4, 12 noon update:

September 03, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Homicide probed in massive arson fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Investigators launched a homicide investigation Thursday into the wildfire north of Los Angeles after determining that the gigantic blaze - which has killed two firefighters, scorched 226 square miles and destroyed dozens of homes - was set intentionally.

September 03, 2009 | By Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Registration opens for skateboard contest

Pre-registration begins Friday for the Volcom Inc.'s Wild in the Parks skateboard contest tour, which rolls into the Santa Clarita Skate Park Sept. 19.

September 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tenth-graders ace exit exams

At least 90 percent of tenth-graders in the Hart district pass the California High School Exit Exam on the first try, according to 2008-09 state figures released Wednesday.

September 03, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Sept. 3, 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:

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2009. There are 120 days left in the year.

September 03, 2009 | Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents strike deal on Decoro

Put to a vote Wednesday night, the response from a roomful of Valencia residents was clear - change the bicycle lanes on Decoro Drive.

September 03, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies bust up house full of pot

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies made their second pot-grow raid in less than a week Wednesday, netting more than 200 marijuana plants worth an estimated $530,000 in the unrelated busts.

September 03, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Acton begins its recovery

ACTON - Scott Handley flipped a burger on his grill and slapped a slice of cheese on the patty, then surveyed his fire-desolated property along Aliso Canyon Road.

September 02, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Majority of Hart students aced exit exams

At least 90 percent of 10th-graders in the William S. Hart Union High School District passed the California High School Exit Exam on their first try, according to the 2008-09 figures released today by the California Department of Education.

September 02, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Antonovich blasts county for poor emergency notification

County Supervisor Michael Antonovich criticized Los Angeles County public relations personnel Tuesday for failing to feed the public fire information through the county Web site during recent catastrophic wildfires.

September 02, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Temperatures expected to fall as weekend draws near

A cloud cover coupled with an eerie haze of smoke and falling ash blotted out the sun over the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday, dropping temperatures below the expected triple digits, experts said.

September 02, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Family still dealing with loss of daughter

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the death of Betty Brazil, a Santa Clarita Valley-born woman who was gunned down behind the Bob's Big Boy in Lakewood where she worked.

September 02, 2009 | By Rory Kelly For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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COC board votes to support baccalaureate bill

Members of the College of the Canyons Board of Trustees voted this week to lend their support to a state Senate bill that would establish a pilot program allowing some community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees.

April 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deceptive drug practices outlined by SCV J Team

More than 100 people, many of them local moms and dads, learned how kids can smoke drugs through a hollowed-out apple or a crumpled pop can during a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department workshop this week.

April 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: County committee delays vote on SCV billboard deal

A Metro committee opted Thursday to hold off on a controversial plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways, awaiting the results of a signature-gathering drive to put the measure to a public vote.

April 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


College of the Canyons Theatre Department to Stage a Production of 'Rent'

SANTA CLARITA-When "Rent," the musical loosely based on Puccini's "La Boheme" premiered on the Broadway stage in 1996, it took the theatre world by storm.

April 17, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Winners announced for Santa Clarita's 2014 'cArt aRt' competition

The City of Santa Clarita announced today the winners of its 2014 "cArt aRt" competition, held in conjunction with the City's annual Earth Arbor Day Festival. This creative annual contest prompts residents to transform ordinary recycling bins into extraordinary works of art for the chance to win cash prizes.

April 17, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assuming the role at Saugus High

Student Sarah Farnell enjoyed Saugus High School's Women in History re-enactment a year ago, so this year she decided to get involved and become Florence Nightingale.

April 16, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Charge against Valencia private school teacher dismissed

More than 100 people, many sporting white shirts that read "Truth will prevail," rallied behind a Santa Clarita Valley teacher after a judge dismissed a child molestation charge against him Wednesday.

April 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV toll lane project could be publicly financed

With the economy continuing to improve, transportation officials are examining a change in the way they plan to finance a project that will build two new toll carpool lanes on Interstate 5 through the Santa Clarita Valley.

April 16, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Driver killed in I-5 collision

Investigators Tuesday were trying to unravel the circumstances behind the death of an Oakland man killed when the car he was driving slammed into the back of a truck on Interstate 5 north of Castaic.

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


Deputies hunt for man suspected in identity theft

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are hoping the public will help them identify an ATM thief with the release Tuesday of ATM photos taken of the suspect, a sheriff's spokesman said.

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


104 votes third smallest margin of victory in Santa Clarita City Council election history

All 13 candidates running for a seat on the Santa Clarita City Council this year saw their vote totals increase during Tuesday's ballot count, but the order in which they finished did not change from that of election night.

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


UPDATE: Dante Acosta wins Santa Clarita City Council seat

The ballots are cast, the numbers are crunched, the results are in and Dante Acosta is the new member of the Santa Clarita City Council.

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


Deal on table in fatal car-motorcycle crash

SAN FERNANDO - Prosecutors have a plea deal on the table for a Stevenson Ranch woman accused of fatally injuring a motorcyclist with her car last August, allegedly while she was intoxicated, court heard Tuesday.

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


Opponents of billboard deal launch referendum drive

Opponents of the City Council's vote to locate three electronic billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing aging billboards on city thoroughfares have launched a drive to get the decision reversed.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn and Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Last-minute rush at local tax service firms

The day before tax day was crunch day for both taxpayers crunching their own sets of numbers and the tax businesses that re-crunch them.

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


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