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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


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Sept. 2, 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 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hosting heroes at Central Park

Central Park in Saugus - known for cover-band concerts, dog-walking and soccer games - has been transformed into a military-style camp for crews to rest and recover between shifts on the fire line.

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


District eyes two sites for Castaic high

William S. Hart Union High School District officials said Tuesday they had identified two sites for a high school in Castaic.

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


Hart district considers new boundaries

In an effort to relieve overcrowding at local junior high and high schools, Hart district board members tonight will decide whether to shift attendance boundaries in three Santa Clarita Valley neighborhoods for the 2010-11 school year.

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


Route 66 must pay for policing

As part of the five-year temporary-use permit granted Tuesday night to George Thomas for the motorcycle nights at his Route 66 Classic Grill, he must pay the city $6,500 per year in case sheriff's deputies need to respond to trouble.

September 02, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Evacuation lifted in Acton

With the battle against the Station Fire tipping in favor of firefighters on Tuesday, L.A. County fire officials opened up parts of Acton to residents locked out by mandatory evacuations.

September 01, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Station Fire 22 percent contained; Acton evac order being lifted

The Station Fire has burned 127,513 acres and was 22 percent contained as of 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to county fire officials.

September 01, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Station Fire still threatens Mount Wilson

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A giant amphibious air tanker has made a huge water drop on flames on Mount Wilson northeast of Los Angeles.

The flying boat bombarded the peak Tuesday to extinguish flames from a sprawling wildfire that could endanger the historic Mount Wilson Observatory and adjacent TV, radio and cell phone towers serving the region.

September 01, 2009 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bike nights may come with a price

The Santa Clarita Planning Commission may OK a permit allowing the owner of Route 66 Classic Grill to keep having his weekly motorcycle nights but requiring him to pay for on-duty sheriff's deputies and private security guards.

September 01, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Detectives make pot bust in Castaic

A Castaic man and woman were arrested Monday morning after detectives found 18 marijuana plants and dozens of jars filled with the drug, sheriff's deputies said in a statement.

September 01, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Flying away from the daily grind

Every Saturday morning brings the same routine for dozens of local residents who trek up a hill overlooking Castaic Lake to a remote field.

September 01, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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City approves lighting contract for Newhall

Santa Clarita City Council members voted Tuesday night to once again deck Newhall come holiday time.

August 27, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall County Water District launches drought education plan

August 26, 2014 (Newhall, Calif.) – This week, Newhall County Water District's 10,000 customers can expect to receive resources on California's drought directly in their homes and mailboxes. Following the adoption of its own Drought Action Plan, District officials are taking extensive education measures to ensure residents are aware of how they can help during this historic drought.

August 26, 2014 | Source: Newhall County Water District | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man convicted in FBI case loses bid to have verdict overturned

A Santa Clarita Valley man and former Sheriff's Department lieutenant asked for a new trial this week in his conviction on obstruction of justice charges, but a federal judge denied his request, a U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman said Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Power outage hits Castaic after car hits transformer

Sixteen businesses in a shopping center at The Old Road and Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic were blacked out Tuesday after a car slammed into a Southern California Edison electrical box in the parking lot of a Ralphs grocery store.

August 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bill to restrict charter school location passes Assembly

A bill that would impose restrictions on charter schools seeking to locate outside the boundaries of the district that charters them passed the state Assembly Tuesday, according to officials.

August 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Speed named as factor in crash that killed 2 COC football players

Excessive speed was the main contributing factor in a collision that killed two College of the Canyons football players last weekend and left a third student athlete in critical condition, a Los Angeles detective heading up the investigation said Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trial set in 3-year-old murder case

Following multiple court delays, a trial date was set Tuesday for a 42-year-old Saugus man charged with murdering his live-in girlfriend in September 2011.

August 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Metrolink to operate special holiday service on Labor Day

LOS ANGELES - In observance of Labor Day, Metrolink will not operate service on Monday, Sept. 1, with the exception of two round-trip trains on the Antelope Valley Line. The special Metrolink service will run from Lancaster to Los Angeles Union Station and back.

August 26, 2014 | Source: Metrolink | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC ‘Upward Bound’ Program graduates to start college in fall

This fall, 16 graduates from the College of the Canyons and William S. Hart Union High School District's Upward Bound program will begin their first semester of college after completing the college preparatory program that helps empower students to graduate from high school and pursue their education at a college or university.

August 26, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Napa quake a reminder for SCV, city emergency official says

Santa Clarita's emergency preparedness czar says Sunday's Napa earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale is a reminder to residents that the Santa Clarita Valley could be hit any time with a devastating earthquake or fire.

August 26, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Big night for 'Breaking Bad' at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable series retain the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series like "Orange Is the New Black."

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC starts fall semester with more classes than ever

The College of the Canyons fall semester began Monday with a promise of the largest schedule of classes in school history - 51,000 seats open for students.

August 25, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ventress receives letter of commendation from president

Jim Ventress, retired Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley leader for 37 years, received a commendation letter from President Barack Obama on Monday during a surprise ceremony at Santa Clarita City Hall.

August 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley home sales soften in July

Median prices and home sales softened in July as the number of Santa Clarita Valley homes listed for sale shot up nearly 50 percent over the prior year, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Monday.

August 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita opens two new fields at Central Park

Santa Clarita Central Park is bigger and better than ever after the completion of Phase III of the Park's Master Plan. Today, the Santa Clarita City Council and Castaic Lake Water Agency's Board of Directors hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the project.

August 25, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


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