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High schools campaign to fight use of child soldiers

A community campaign is now uniting two William S. Hart Union High School District schools in order to stop the use of child soldiers. Valencia High School is now joining Canyon High School's Human Rights Watch Student Task Force by forming their own Human Rights Club. Both schools have been collecting Red Hands, which symbolize the fight against the use of child soldiers.

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Library program helps students

La Mesa Junior High School is noticing an increase in the both student attendance and grades due to the success of the Library Homework Club. The club gives students the opportunity to be helped by teachers and parents after school in a variety of subjects.

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local schools earn recognition

Two schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District have been nominated for recognition as California Distinguished Schools for the 2009-10 year. The schools, Rancho Pico Junior High School and Academy of the Canyons, the Hart District's middle college high school, were selected among some 500 California Schools.

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community remembers tragedy

Friends and family of a 15-year-old boy who was killed a year ago gathered Wednesday at the Child and Family Center to plant a rose and dedicate a plaque to his memory.

February 26, 2009 | By Katie Wallace Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic’s jail closure won’t cost jobs

Sheriff Lee Baca's proposal to close two county jails - including the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic - wouldn't result in any layoffs, a sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday.

February 26, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dems chide McKeon

A group of local residents asked the Santa Clarita City Council to give Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon a slap on the wrist for his opposition to President Barack Obama's stimulus package.

February 26, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ash Wednesday begins Lent

Soft voices and organ music reverberated throughout the steeple as hundreds of Ash Wednesday observers sang "Be merciful oh Lord, we have sinned" at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Newhall.

February 26, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents want to recycle, just not in their backyard

A group of residents railed against a rumor the City Council will build a recycling facility in the nearby areas of either Val Verde or Sylmar.

February 26, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 26, 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:

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors seek review of proposed solar plant

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County officials directed on Tuesday a review into the legality of building a solar power plant on parts of a 17,750-acre site bought decades ago for use as an international airport.

February 25, 2009 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council member to address seniors

Santa Clarita City Councilmember Marsha McLean will be at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center today from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. to discuss disaster preparedness.

February 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Deputies seek bank robber

A note-brandishing gunman robbed a Bank of America in Canyon Country on Tuesday, a sheriff's deputy said.

February 25, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staf Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Parks host fishing derby March 7

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will host the 2009 Spring Adult Classic Fishing Derby on March 7. Participants can win first- through tenth-place prizes in the contest for catching the heaviest trout.

February 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors honor COC’s Van Hook

The Los Angeles County Commission for Women and the County Board of Supervisors named College of the Canyons Chancellor Dianne Van Hook to receive a 2009 Women of the Year Award. She will be honored at the 24th Annual Women of the Year Awards Luncheon March 16.

February 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Town Center reduces hours

Shoppers reacted with concern and understanding Tuesday when they learned the Westfield Valencia Town Center will cut daily shopping time by an hour to save retailers some expenses.

February 25, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Red-legged frog named state amphibian

You probably would have guessed that California's state mineral is gold. Its state mammal is the grizzly bear - makes sense, since the bear dominates the state flag.

July 18, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


RC racers to hit the track for ‘Offroad Shootout’ this weekend

About 300 professional and privateer remote control car drivers are expected to visit the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend for the 17th annual Hot Rod Hobbies and Raceways Offroad Shootout.

July 18, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City receives purchasing award

The City of Santa Clarita was the recipient of the "Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award" (AEP) for 2014 from the National Procurement Institute (NPI) in recognition of the City's commitment to purchasing innovation and leadership. This is the fourth time the City has received this award in recognition of Santa Clarita's purchasing policies and practices.

July 18, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


A rockin’ good time in Newhall

An estimated 2,000 people attended the "rockabilly"-themed Senses event in downtown Newhall on Thursday evening.

July 18, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Immigration protest planned Saturday in Valencia

Opponents of the recent influx of migrant children across the nation's southern border have scheduled a two-day national protest, and the Santa Clarita Valley will be one of the sites where they plan to demonstrate.

July 17, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fifth rabid bat found in the Santa Clarita Valley

Another rabid bat has turned up locally, this one in Canyon Country, bringing the total found year-to-date in the Santa Clarita Valley to five.

July 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dividing a school district: Hart ponders the how-to

Instead of waiting for a law firm to draw a line in the sand, members of the Hart district governing board voted this week to draw some lines of their own and move forward with splitting the Santa Clarita Valley's largest school district into separate voting districts.

July 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 arrested for burglary in SCV

Two men and a woman, all from out of town, were arrested by Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies on suspicion of burglary , according to documents released Thursday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

July 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Israel says it has sent ground troops to Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - The Israeli military says it has launched a ground offensive in Gaza.

July 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Strickland continues to outpace Knight in fundraising

The fundraising gap between two Republicans duking it out to represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Congress has continued to grow, financial filings show, with one candidate raising more than $1 million more than his opponent over the life of the campaign.

July 17, 2014 | By Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Investigation under way in alleged SCV teen nude photos

Some Santa Clarita Valley teens were identified in nude photographs posted on a Twitter account this week, according to detectives assigned to the Special Victims Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

July 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart school board votes for districting

Another Santa Clarita Valley school district plans to move to district-based elections after Hart district board members voted Wednesday night to move toward changing their election system.

July 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rare summer snow hits Santa Clarita

July 17, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water restrictions: Who’s going to enforce them?

While California's top water agency determined Tuesday that water-wasters are going to face stiff fines, the enforcement of those new regulations falls to local agencies, officials said Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Not guilty plea entered for former deputy charged with firing gun after prank

A not-guilty plea was entered Wednesday for a retired sheriff's deputy charged with firing his gun after neighborhood kids played a "ding dong ditch" prank on him.

July 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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