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Newhall School District signs off on budget

The Newhall School District board signed off on a roughly $57 million budget Tuesday, and expects to go back to the drawing board as state legislators trim more off California's long-overdue spending plan.

June 17, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Donations keep the beat going in school district

Through bake sales, ice-cream socials and donations, a group of dedicated parents and teachers are helping to keep the music alive at Newhall School District.

June 17, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Drug raid nets 2 suspects; 5 kids in protective custody

Sheriff's deputies arrested two men and placed five children in protective custody following a drug raid in Saugus earlier this week, authorities said.

June 16, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local shop owner leaves mark on community

Wayne King, the owner of Tiny's Submarine Sandwiches in Canyon Country, died Sunday after fighting a longtime battle with his illnesses. King was 72.

"He was a loving, caring, generous man who helped everybody," said daughter Teri King.

June 16, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Westside seeks options

According to westside residents, Tuesday's governance meeting didn't live up to expectations.

June 16, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Firefighters begin training burn

Los Angeles County firefighters began a series of controlled burns Monday near the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic as part of a training exercise, a fire department spokeswoman said.

June 16, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No bankruptcy impact expected at Magic Mountain

A reorganization by theme-park giant Six Flags Inc. by the end of the year after declaring bankruptcy Saturday seems entirely realistic, according to one Los Angeles economist.

June 16, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Districts face less money, more students

Newhall and Saugus Union School District board members will face the possibilities of increased class sizes and funding reductions tonight as both districts decide on 2009-10 adopted budgets.

Saugus Union took a $2.1 million cut for the current fiscal year and planned a 2009-10 budget with a $3.3 million reduction, Superintendent Judy Fish said.

June 16, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Union reduces summer school

In a cost-cutting move, Castaic Union School District has reduced its 2009 summer school program following a 4-1 vote by board members Monday.

June 16, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


County will help smokers quit

The county is giving away 30,000 nicotine cessation kits to help smokers make the break from tobacco.

June 16, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teen raises money for Japan travel

Caleb Bae, 13, feels a connection to Japan and its culture.

It started with a trip to Pearl Harbor when he was 9 years old that sparked a curiosity about history.

June 16, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: June 16, 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:

June 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hand-crafted art for sale

Kathleen Ismail started hand-crafting decorative faux cakes two months ago, so the local arts and crafts show Saturday came at an opportune time for her new business venture.

June 15, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Firefighters begin training burn in Castaic

Los Angeles County firefighters have started a controlled burn near the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic as part of a training exercise, a fire department spokeswoman said.

June 15, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fun for all at Castaic Sports Complex

The staff at the Castaic Sports Complex wants to redefine family time for many Santa Clarita Valley residents this summer.

It will do that by offering Friday-night programming aimed at families, said Jeff Dorst, Castaic Sports Complex recreation manager.

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


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One Santa Clarita City Council seat remains undecided

Up to five candidates were still jockeying for a third seat on the Santa Clarita City Council on Wednesday - and they're not likely to learn the results of the election until next Tuesday.

April 09, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Punch with lighter results in assault-with-deadly-weapon charge

A man was arrested on an assault-with-a-deadly-weapon charge after allegedly punching a co-worker in the face while holding a lighter in his hand, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy said Wednesday.

April 09, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alleged tagger arrested in Canyon Country for felony vandalism

A 20-year-old Canyon Country man arrested Wednesday after a brief chase through Canyon Country faces a count of felony vandalism, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

April 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Body found in San Francisquito Canyon 1 year ago remains unidentified

In early 2013, a Honduras woman in her mid-20s wearing a pink T-shirt and gray sweatpants crossed the border into the United States illegally with the help of human smugglers called "coyotes."

April 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff's Department issues phone scam alert

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been advised that citizens are receiving phone calls from individuals who are representing themselves as Department employees. The caller usually tells the citizen that there has been a warrant issued for their arrest for failure to appear for Jury Duty. The caller will tell the victim that they have to pay a sum of money or deputies will come and arrest them. The caller will instruct the victim to either get a Money Order, conduct a wire transfer, or buy a Gift Card (usually Green Dot) and send it to "pay the ...

April 09, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Incumbents retain seats on Santa Clarita City Council

Santa Clarita voters returned two incumbents to office Tuesday following a long-fought City Council race, but the third seat's new occupant remained uncertain late into the night of ballot-counting, according to unofficial results from the city.

April 09, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Some precincts report heavy voting in Santa Clarita City Council election

Voter turnout for Tuesday's 2014 Santa Clarita City Council election was heavier than normal for at least some precincts during the day, poll workers said Tuesday, though others reported an average or light turnout.

April 08, 2014 | by Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lawsuits dominate Santa Clarita Valley water board agenda

The directors of Santa Clarita Valley's water wholesaler, Castaic Lake Water Agency, are likely to spend as much time on lawsuits at Wednesday night's meeting as they are on water issues.

April 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shredding service offered Thursday in Castaic

While generally known for delivering the written word, the U.S. Postal Service is offering to help you destroy it for free Thursday in Castaic.

April 08, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Household Hazardous Waste Roundup scheduled Saturday

They're things you could never unload at a garage sale and you don't dare dump in the trash: old paint, pesticides and broken television sets.

April 08, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Firefighters extinguish spot fire near Acton

Firefighters wasted no time extinguishing a "spot fire" near Highway 14 just north of Escondido Canyon Road Tuesday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

April 08, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election Day in Santa Clarita

Today is Election Day in the City of Santa Clarita. Thirteen candidates are vying for three seats on the city council. If you haven't already sent in a mail-in ballot, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

April 08, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cowboy Festival preps for 21st year

For history buff Maria Christopher, the quiet walk down Main Street before the crowds arrive at Melody Ranch is her favorite part of the Cowboy Festival.

April 08, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stuffed with kindness

Valencia resident Miles Benson is 13 years old now, but he was just 8 when he had a terrifying experience that landed him in the hospital.

April 08, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested on assault with a deadly weapon charge

A 45-year-old Valencia man pointed a gun at someone and was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon just before midnight Saturday, a Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputy said Monday.

April 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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