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Much ado about $410B

President Barack Obama signed off Wednesday on a $410 billion spending bill, which Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon was quoted last week as calling "not the example of fiscal restraint we need."

March 12, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Revisiting Colonial times

March 12, 2009 | The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama OKs 'imperfect' spending bill, with earmarks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling it an "imperfect" bill, President Barack Obama signed a $410 billion spending package Wednesday that includes billions in earmarks like those he promised to curb in last year's campaign. He insisted the bill must signal an "end to the old way of doing business."

The massive measure supporting federal agencies through the fall contains nearly 8,000 pet projects, earmarked by sponsors though denounced by critics.

March 11, 2009 | By Philip Elliott Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus Union board members approve layoffs

The Saugus Union School District board approved laying off 35 full-time teachers and increasing K-3 class sizes by two or three students Tuesday night as the district grapples with a $3 million deficit for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

March 11, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free lecture at SCV senior center Thursday

On Thursday, gastroenterologist Dr. Michael C. Jean from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will present information on "Colorectal Cancer: Prevention, Detection & Treatment," from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Activity Rooms 1 and 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall 91321.

March 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Teen attack third in six weeks

Sheriff's officials are warning students to be extra vigilant walking to and from school following the third attack on a Santa Clarita Valley student this year.

March 11, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Books, cookies and good clean fun

Kim Fields' eyes widened and her voice rose an octave as she read "Gingerbread Baby" aloud to a group of children at the Valencia Borders bookstore.

March 11, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stimulus funding might have hidden price tag

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is worried that accepting federal stimulus funding could ultimately leave costs for program mandates in the hands of Los Angeles County taxpayers.

March 11, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Princess employee charged with sexual assault on ship

The U.S. Attorney's Office charged a Princess Cruises crew member with aggravated sexual abuse Tuesday. If convicted, the charge could carry a life sentence.

March 11, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teachers plan demonstration at intersections Friday

Pink-clad teachers will pack intersections throughout the Santa Clarita Valley on Friday, part of a statewide protest against layoff notices being sent to instructors because of state budget cuts.

March 11, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Open seats on advisory committee

As the face of downtown Newhall changes, so too may that of its advisory committee.

March 11, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV biking just got easier

Watch your step. The City Council on Tuesday approved a revised municipal code allowing bicycles to be ridden on Santa Clarita sidewalks.

March 11, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dreams can come true

People are calling it a miracle.

March 11, 2009 | By Cary Osborne Signal Assistant Managing Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: March 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:

March 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community Purim bash tonight at Plaza

Chabad of the Santa Clarita Valley hosts a community-wide Purim bash at The Plaza Banquet Facility in Newhall tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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


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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


Santa Clarita Library Bag Sale held this week

The Santa Clarita Public Library's periodic Bag Sale is on this week, meaning members of the community can fill up specific bags with used books at a cost of just $7 - including the bag.

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


FDA decision regarding MannKind delayed

MannKind Corp. of Santa Clarita announced Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended by three months the review period of its ultra-rapid-acting diabetes treatment.

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


1 injured, 2 arrested in Jakes Way street fight

A man being beaten up during a street fight in Canyon Country attempted to flee the scene in his vehicle and ran into a crowd of people, injuring a woman, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy said Monday.

April 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New standardized tests prompt school districts to update technology

With new, technologically demanding standardized tests on the horizon, Santa Clarita Valley school districts have worked for months, or even years, to prepare their technology infrastructures, teachers and students for the shift, officials said last week.

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


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