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Bear wanders SCV

Driving home early Monday morning, Mike Underwood thought he spotted a large, black dog out of the corner of his eye. But what Underwood saw was no dog.

April 21, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Charges against rapper dropped

Los Angeles County prosecutors dropped all charges Monday against Grammy-award-winning rapper Stanley "Flesh-N-Bone" Howse, a convicted felon on trial for possession of a gun and marijuana.

April 20, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Master's College, CalArts see jump in applications

Admissions officials at The Master's College, a Christian liberal arts school in Placerita Canyon, and at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia saw a jump in the number of applicants for the 2009-10 school year.

April 20, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Payback date looms for Newhall Land owner

The payback deadline is looming for Newhall Land and Farming Co.'s owner, which filed for bankruptcy protection nearly one year ago. But as the payback date approaches, the effects of the bankruptcy have trickled down to the local level.

April 20, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gear up for summer camp fun

Summer may be several months away, but it's not too early to start planning what the kids will be doing when school ends and the long summer days begin. Here's a quick roundup of some of the possibilities.

April 20, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Storm-water fee hearing May 26

A public hearing on the reduction of storm-water pollution-prevention fees to the city of Santa Clarita is scheduled for May 26.

April 20, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Admissions offices keep busy

Colleges in the Santa Clarita Valley are dealing with an increase in applications as students shift their approach to higher education in a tight economy.

April 20, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dodgers burn Rockies on sizzling hot 'SCV Dodger Day'

Under a blazing sun and temperatures in the low 90s, Santa Clarita Valley Dodgers fans turned out in force for the 32nd annual SCV Dodger Day celebration Sunday to participate in pre-game ceremonies on the field, where the boys in blue later scorched the Colorado Rockies 14-2 in front of a crowd numbering more than 40,000 people.

April 19, 2009 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘De-feeting’ cancer at annual walk

Hundreds of pink ribbons fluttered in the breeze Saturday as more than 750 breast-cancer survivors and supporters took steps to "de-feet" cancer at Circle of Hope's fifth annual Walk for Hope at Castaic Lake.

April 19, 2009 | By Annemarie Donkin For the Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV prepares for Earth Day events

This week, Wednesday is more than hump day. It's the 39th observance of Earth Day.

April 19, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local woman nearly duped by possible check scam

A Valencia woman believes that an attempt was made to victimize her 95-year-old mother in a scam masquarading as the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes.

April 19, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pricier by the gallon

Tiered water rates work under one simple premise - make wasting water so expensive that ratepayers have to conserve.

April 19, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pico Canyon goes Green

Nearly 1,000 students from Pico Canyon Elementary School received a hands-on lesson about conservation and recycling this week when the school launched its "Go Pico Green" program to celebrate Earth Day.

April 19, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Blue Star Mothers host 'Casino Night' fundraiser tonight

The SCV Blue Star Mothers Chapter #91 hosts a "Casino Night" fundraiser at the Newhall American Legion Hall tonight from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

April 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Rancho Pico student to sing National Anthem Sunday on SCV Dodger Day

Singer and actress Camille Gray, an A-student at Rancho Pico Junior High School, has just been booked by the Los Angeles Dodgers to sing the National Anthem to kick off SCV Dodger Day festivities at Dodger Stadium Sunday.

April 18, 2009 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | 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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