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Teacher doubles as author

Canyon High School teacher Andy Smith is putting a new face on fiction geared to teenage boys.

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rollover water won't go stale

Santa Clarita Valley residents will avoid mandatory water rationing at least through 2009, a water official said Monday.

March 24, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lennar may buy back some of Newhall Land

Reports that Lennar Corp. may buy back at least some of The Newhall Land and Farming Company is good news for the 125-year-old development firm that built Valencia, a spokeswoman said Monday.

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita unemployment rises

Santa Clarita's unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percent to 6.8 percent from January to February, while Los Angeles County's rate during the same time period neared 11 percent, according to the California's Employment Development Department.

March 24, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district moves forward with auditorium

The auditoriums at Golden Valley and West Ranch high schools should be ready for student use by fall 2009, according to the William S. Hart Union High School District.

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teacher scores grant from Target

Rosedell Elementary teacher Kevin McGroary has received a $500 grant from the Target Field Trip Grants Program toward a field trip for his sixth-grade class. The grant covers transportation, supplies and equipment, resource materials and entry fees. Target's program aims to provide teachers with field trip funds to replace funds lost due to budget cuts.

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV sinks business stormdrain fee

The city of Santa Clarita's Development Process Advisory Committee voted to remove its Stormdrain Transfer Deposit Fee to reduce the expenses of local businesses. The omitted fees will make city-based projects affordable for businesses. The decision to remove the fee stems from the city's acknowledgement of the economic hardships of local businesses.

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crowd remembers lost Canyon High student

More than 200 students, many toting backpacks and holding candles, trudged nearly two miles from Canyon High School to First Christian Church, where they shared memories of Nicholas Wayne Pruett.

March 24, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sales tax revenue drops

Santa Clarita saw its worst drop in sales tax revenue ever in the fourth quarter of 2008 - a 15 percent plummet from the same period the year prior.

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies warn of scam

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies are warning residents about money transfer scams after a Castaic grandmother reported on Monday that a con man under the guise of her grandson bilked her out of $4,800, Sgt. Dan Peacock said.

March 24, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


District takes back 45 pink slips

Newhall School District will take back 45 of the 109 pink slips it sent to teachers and administrators and will take a look at increasing class sizes to meet a $2.4 million budget shortfall, district officials said Monday.

March 24, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Taking names: Student petitions to save North Park teachers' jobs

Choice Plasencia resolved to take action when she found out her fifth-grade teacher at North Park Elementary School had received a layoff notice.

March 24, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: March 24, 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:

"If it keeps staying this dry we will use every drop." - Dan Masnada, general manager of the Castaic Lake Water Agency (Click here for story)

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Author cooks up some plots

Published author and illustrator Mary Ann Fraser captured students' attentions at Plum Canyon Elementary School as she demonstrated how to create intriguing short stories using a writing-based "recipe."

March 23, 2009 | By Katie Wallace For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Medical assistant program on hold

The medical assistant program at College of the Canyons has been tabled until it can win accreditation amid complaints from some students that they couldn't find jobs.

March 23, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Central Park expansion nearly complete

A yearlong expansion of Santa Clarita's largest park is nearly complete, city officials said Wednesday.

July 23, 2014 | By Austin Dave Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teens collared for allegedly smoking marijuana outside sheriff's offices

Detectives made their latest drug pinch easily Wednesday when the drug bust came to them for a change.

July 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Baby survives Highway 14 crash that killed her parents

A baby girl pulled from the wreckage of a Highway 14 crash that killed her parents suffered major injuries - including some broken bones - but was recovering Wednesday, law enforcement officers said.

July 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: SCV bank teller charged with stealing from customers

A Valencia man who worked as a bank teller in the Santa Clarita area faces four felony counts for allegedly stealing more than $24,000 from customers, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

July 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Bombshell Bandit’ suspected in third bank robbery

The "Bombshell Bandit" wanted for robbing a Valencia bank with the threat of a bomb early last month is now suspected in a third bank robbery, this time in San Diego, FBI officials said.

July 23, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


DUI checkpoint scheduled for SCV Friday

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will hold a checkpoint Friday night to screen for drivers who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol or operating their vehicles without a license.

July 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series winds up Friday

This year's Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series closes out its season Friday with Doña Oxford, known as "The Boogie Woogie Woman" for her two-fisted piano playing.

July 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


We’re Not Afraid – Are They?

As a business owner, you work hard to generate revenue and grow your company. You carefully hire the right people and make cautious business decisions before investing more money in your company.

July 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


One dead in crash on Highway 14 near Acton

One person was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night in Acton after a vehicle slammed into a pole on the northbound Highway 14 at Soledad Canyon Road and Sierra Highway, a California Highway Patrol officer confirmed.

July 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car crashes into building in Newhall

One person was transported to the hospital with what appeared to be non-serious injuries after a vehicle crashed into a building in Newhall on Tuesday, according to an official.

July 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


County adopts state’s water-waster penalties

With state officials looking to rein in water use in the midst of California's crippling drought, county supervisors voted Tuesday to put those state regulations in place countywide.

July 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sure-fire sign of summer: lemonade stand

Two elementary-school-aged entrepreneurs set up shop Tuesday on a Newhall street corner, enjoying an age-old summer custom: operating a lemonade stand.

July 22, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV congregations react to canceled flights to Israel

U.S. and European airlines canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, but Santa Clarita Valley representatives of two faiths that consider Israel the holy land said they're not worried about pilgrims' safety.

July 22, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic man wins big at Fantasy 5

A California Lottery "Fantasy 5" ticket worth $291,000 was sold at Gallion's Corner Market in Castaic, lottery officials said Tuesday - the second winning ticket sold there.

July 22, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus High School welcomes exchange students for the summer

Twenty-three exchange students and two teachers from Xi'an, China, have the opportunity to experience United States culture this summer through a 19-day English Immersion Camp held at Saugus High School.

July 22, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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