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Candidates wrestle with COC budget

Wth campaigning for the Nov. 3 election in full swing, candidates vying for seats on the College of the Canyons board addressed issues of expensive textbooks and the availability of classes during a forum Wednesday hosted by the community college's student government.

October 15, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trustees adopt COC budget as funds shrink

College of the Canyons trustees Wednesday adopted a $192 million budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year as the community college faces a year of strong growth in student enrollment with fewer dollars coming from the state.

October 15, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rain jams freeway

Morning commuters sat in traffic jams Wednesday as the first storm of the season dropped more than an inch of rain in parts of the Santa Clarita Valley and turned the Newhall pass into a nightmare.

October 15, 2009 | By Jessica Selva Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bill would save Center

California lawmakers voted to restore $16.3 million in funding to domestic violence centers statewide Wednesday, just weeks after state Senate Republicans let the same bill die on the floor.

October 15, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Governor signs campaign reform bill

Spouses and family members of California lawmakers will have to look for employment outside of their loved ones' election bids after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill this week making it a misdemeanor to put spouses or domestic partners on campaign payrolls.

October 14, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CSEA Chapter endorses Berger for COC board

The local 725 Chapter of the California School Employees Association at College of the Canyons has endorsed Michael Berger for election to Seat No. 1 in the Nov. 3 Santa Clarita Community College District election.

October 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC becoming a TV show filming hot spot

"Weeds" star Mary Louise-Parker was busted by a crooked security guard at College of the Canyons for possession of marijuana.

October 14, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Oct. 11, 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, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2009. There are 78 days left in the year.

October 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


District leaves Milk Day up to teachers

The William S. Hart Union High School District will leave to individual teachers the decision whether to recognize Harvey Milk Day, a day set aside to honor the accomplishments of the controversial gay Bay Area politician, a district official spokeswoman said.

October 14, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputy arrested after alleged DUI accident

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk Sunday afternoon after he crashed a motorcycle into a car in Canyon Country, officials said.

October 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Discarded items generate income for couple

Dave Scholes of Newhall stands at a bus stop near Town Center Drive holding a sign advertising his free pumpkins with a donation Tuesday afternoon.

October 14, 2009 | By Dan Watson The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Girls arrested after men flee from car

Two teenage girls were arrested Tuesday morning in Castaic after deputies caught them in a car with stolen goods and their two male friends ran away, officials said.

October 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rain expected to ease up today

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch and a high wind warning for parts of the Santa Clarita Valley, forecasting heavy overnight rains Tuesday that would probably ease up tonight.

October 13, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Health care bill clears hurdle, gains GOP backer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Historic legislation to expand U.S. health care and control costs won its first Republican supporter Tuesday and cleared a key Senate hurdle, a double-barreled triumph that propelled President Barack Obama's signature issue toward votes this fall in both houses of Congress.

"When history calls, history calls," said Maine Republican Olympia Snowe, whose declaration of support ended weeks of suspense and provided the only drama of a 14-9 vote in the Senate Finance Committee.

October 13, 2009 | By David Espo Associated Press Special Correspondent | Santa Clarita Valley News


Drug seminar Oct. 22

The William S. Hart Union High School District continues its series of parent/student drug awareness seminars with a program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Canyon High School library. The evening is part of the district's Comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Reduction and Education (CADRE) program.

October 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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More rabid bats turn up in the Santa Clarita Valley

The Santa Clarita Valley continues to account for the majority of rabid bat discoveries countywide, according to a report released this week.

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


Hart District: Canyon field safe, needs work

Hart district Superintendent Rob Challinor says the Canyon High School softball field, the subject of a discrimination investigation by federal education officials, needs some maintenance but is due for improvements and is safe for use.

August 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley ice bucket challenge: The big chill on steroids

When a Valencia-based construction company with a contract to rebuild a local freeway decides to get in on the Internet phenomenon known as the ice bucket challenge - well, you just know it has to involve heavy equipment.

August 22, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Legislators work to head off gas tax hike

Some state legislators are working to stop or delay what they describe as a "hidden" tax that could cause a spike in gas prices.

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


SCV Marriage and Family Conference set Saturday

The second SCV Marriage and Family Conference, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will take place this Saturday at 24443 McBean Parkway in in Valencia.

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


UPDATE: Man sought in Santa Clarita Valley child annoyance case

Just one week after children headed back to school for the 2014-15 year, two female students walking home from Placerita Junior High School in Newhall reported they were approached by a man who drove up in a black pickup truck and told them to get in, a Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's officials said.

August 22, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita launches 2014 public poll

The City of Santa Clarita is calling residents to take part in a public opinion poll to share their thoughts on City services, local issues and the types of amenities they would like to see in Santa Clarita. The poll will be conducted via telephone and online at santa-clarita.com/survey.

August 22, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bill for community colleges to grant bachelor’s degrees passes California Legislature

A bill that would allow some community colleges to offer four-year degrees has passed the state Legislature and is heading to the governor's desk.

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


College of the Canyons Unveils New ‘Skills4Success’ Campaign For Fall Semester

College of the Canyons has unveiled a new two-part 'Skills4Success' campaign designed to publicly recognize and visually celebrate the wide range of student success stories found at the college, while also introducing new institution-wide student support strategies which COC officials believe will help revolutionize how student success is measured.

August 22, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Governor signs two Wilk bills

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday afternoon Governor Brown signed two bills by Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R- Santa Clarita:

August 22, 2014 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Scott Wilk | Santa Clarita Valley News


Moth or butterfly?

This skipper butterfly shares characteristics of both moths and butterflies, with a body, wings and antennae more like the former.

August 22, 2014 | By Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


California Supreme Court denies review of Palmdale Voting Rights Act case

The California Supreme Court has declined to review of Palmdale's California Voting Rights Act case, though officials from the Antelope Valley city say they will continue to appeal the matter.

August 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Couple identified in selfie burglary case

A couple depicted in a selfie that turned up in a burglary victim's cloud database took the photo on a cellphone bought at a San Fernando swap meet, the man in the picture told Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man to stand trial in BB gun shooting

A Valencia man has been ordered to stand trial on a charge he shot a woman in the eye with a BB gun during a road rage incident in May. a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Two plead no contest in 2012 street racers case

More than two years after they were arrested and charged with second-degree murder for the death of a friend while they were street racing on Sand Canyon Road, two young Canyon Country men pleaded no contest Thursday to lesser charges of vehicular manslaughter.

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


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