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UPDATED: Fire department maintains staffing amid cutbacks

The Los Angeles County Fire Department has enacted a hiring freeze for nonessential personnel and slowed hiring of firefighters amid a widespread budget crisis, but expects to be able to maintain its current staffing levels, a spokesman said.

June 10, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon blasts detainee transfer

The transfer of Guantanamo Bay prison detainee Ahmed Ghailani to a prison in New York was strongly criticized today by Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon. Ghailani is an accused co-conspirator of the Aug. 7, 1998, U.S. Embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, that killed 234 people. In a statement issued Tuesday, McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, slammed the decision by President Barack Obama to begin transferring prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to the U.S.

June 10, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Celebrate Flag Day with the Elks

Show your patriotic spirit this Flag Day by coming to the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Santa Clarita Lodge No. 2379 for dinner. Flag Day is Sunday the 14th. The Santa Clarita Elks Lodge No. 2379 opens its doors to the public with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, with the annual Flag Day Ceremony beginning at 8 p.m. Flag Retirement immediately follows. In addition, well known local singer Sharon Rose will provide entertainment in the lounge. Please call (661) 251-1500 for more information.

June 10, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


District holds off on vote for rate increase

A vote on whether to annex new homes from an area of Castaic into the district is on the agenda for a Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District meeting today.

June 10, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Keeping art alive

Valencia Valley Elementary School was transformed into the Newhall School District's very own museum Monday as thousands of kid-created works of art draped the walls of the elementary school during the district's second art show.

June 10, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC clips summer classes

College of the Canyon administrators have cut 20 percent of the school's summer-session classes as the community college braces for a budget cut that could top $8 million, a college official said Tuesday.

June 10, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon tapped for committee seat

Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon cleared another hurdle Tuesday in his bid to be the ranking Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee.

June 10, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council wrap: MRF committee OK'd; no vote on storm-water fee; hearing on draft budget

The City Council approved Tuesday the suggested members of a panel in charge of finding a local site for a recycling facility.

June 10, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: June 10, 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 09, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sulphur Springs slims summer school

Sulphur Springs School District will offer summer school only for its special education students, leaving the summer math and reading intervention program to be made up during the school year.

June 09, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Committee named for MRF oversight

The Santa Clarita City Council is set to approve tonight a 13-seat committee to oversee the selection of a site for a much-needed materials recovery facility, or MRF (pronounced "murf").

June 09, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City asks Sierra Club for another nominee

One of Santa Clarita's prominent environmentalists will be kept from a seat on a committee charged with finding a site for a recycling facility because of her suits related to SCV development.

June 09, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff's contract could be shortened

The City Council will consider renewing Santa Clarita's $18.5 million contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tonight.

June 09, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nature Center goes natural

It's time to say goodbye to the trailers and fences and hello to Placerita Canyon Nature Center's fresh new environmentally friendly building.

June 09, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart may shuffle boundaries

The Hart district is proposing to shift school boundaries in three areas of the Santa Clarita Valley as a way to ease overcrowding in schools and increase enrollment at under-used schools, a Hart district spokeswoman said Monday.

June 09, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Captain to business: Beware cyber crime

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's Capt. Roosevelt Johnson told local business leaders Tuesday he wants to have one of his investigators give them a training session on cyber crime.

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


County supervisors adopt Laura’s law

County supervisors voted Tuesday to implement Laura's Law - a law that allows counties to pursue court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment for individuals suffering from mental illnesses.

July 15, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


No criminal charges in May 31 SCV traffic collision

No criminal charges are expected in a single-car crash last May that left five teenage girls injured, one seriously, according to a traffic collision investigator with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

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


Newhall man arrested on sex charge

A 22-year-old Newhall man has been arrested on suspicion he sent "harmful matter" to a minor, according to a detective with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

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


Overturned vehicle temporarily blocks lanes on Interstate 5

An overturned vehicle temporarily blocked northbound lanes on Interstate 5 near Lyons Avenue shortly after noon, casuing traffic to back up to Highway 14 for a time, according to reports from the California Highway Patrol.

July 15, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Same-party November battles set in Calif.

Voters can forget the traditional Republican-Democratic match-ups in at least seven California congressional districts come November - including the one representing the Santa Clarita Valley.

July 15, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


A new way to get to and from Dodger Stadium

Traversing the 35 miles from the Santa Clarita Valley to Dodger Stadium, and back again, can be a challenge.

July 15, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Landscaping workers douse suspected arson fire

A landscaping crew extinguished what authorities believe was a deliberately set brush fire near an apartment building in Canyon Country on Monday, preventing its spread up a dry canyon, a fire official said.

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


UPDATE: Local student takes first place in congressional art competition

Golden Valley High School student Jennifer Kong was awarded first place for her entry in the "Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery."

July 14, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Bowling’ with Dad

From a black-and-white poster, Johnny Cash solemnly surveys the work bench strewn with colorful, exotic woods.

July 14, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Symposium scheduled Friday on Bay Delta plan

As California's drought deepens, the Castaic Lake Water Agency is hosting a symposium Friday for Santa Clarita Valley residents to learn about problems getting water to Southern California - and what they might do about it.

July 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


$5,000 cheese-melter stolen from Stevenson Ranch eatery

Thieves made off with a $5,000 cheese-melting oven from an Italian restaurant in Stevenson Ranch, according to a report on file Sunday at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

July 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


There’s a new drug in town

In the cycle of drug popularity, the newest "high" in town may be a highly potent form of marijuana hash oil that goes by the names "honey oil," "honey wax," "earwax," "butter," "shatter" or "dabs" - to name a few.

July 14, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz and Lila Littlejohn Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Big cleanup ahead in SCV

As the cleanup of nearly 1,000 acres of contaminated soil and the air above it continues in the heart of the Santa Clarita Valley, with much of the cleansing infrastructure in place, crews are now poised to implement its water decontamination plan.

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


CORRECTION: CLWA's water rate increase thrown out

Editor's note: This version corrects the previous, which incorrectly stated the agency to which he referred in his "cheap shot" quote.

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


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