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Homeless man dies in hit-and-run

A small truck or SUV struck and killed Michael Yant, a homeless man from Newhall, while was walking along the center divider on the eastbound side of Highway 126 late Monday, a CHP official said.

November 06, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Effort aims to help boy with leukemia

Canyon Country's two-year-old Jacob Fierro has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tuesday council meeting cancelled

The regularly scheduled Santa Clarita City Council meeting for Tuesday has been cancelled due to the Veterans Day holiday. A special City Council meeting is scheduled for Nov. 19.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free dental clinic offered for youth

The Foundation for Children's Dental Health hosts a free dental clinic for local low-income children from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday in Canyon Country and Valencia. At no cost, Dr. Amy Monti of Adventure Dental in Canyon Country and Drs. Rose Kim and Kathleen Mulcahey of Valencia Children's Dental Group in Valencia will treat about 55 children who were identified through the foundation's dental screenings and who have no dental care access or resources. All the children are students at public elementary schools in the Santa Clarita Valley. For more information about the ...

November 06, 2008 | By Signal staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City plans moment of silence for vets

The city of Santa Clarita hosts a Veterans Day ceremony honoring veterans and military families at 11 a.m Tuesday at the Veterans Historical Plaza in downtown Newhall. The ceremony will begin with a two minute moment of silence as a sign of respect for those who have died in war. The changing of the flags will be done by the Knights of Columbus Santa Clarita Assembly and representatives from various armed services recruiting offices.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Favorite son Smyth returns

It was back to work on Wednesday for Republican Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, who won Tuesday's race against Democrat Carole Lutness for the 38th District.

November 06, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sales tax to rise to 8.75% for transit

A half-cent sales tax to improve transportation in Los Angeles County was among the measures approved by voters on Election Day.

November 06, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Measure CF too close to call

"Cautiously optimistic" is how one school board member described his feelings after vote totals on Measure CF were announced Wednesday.

November 06, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


First priority: Castaic high school

It's official - the Hart district's $300 million school bond measure passed with more than the minimum 55 percent of votes needed.

November 06, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Voters approve Prop. 8

When it came to predicting a split vote on Proposition 8, the street corners of Santa Clarita said it all.

November 06, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Strickland trails by 108 votes

A day after the election, the Senate race between Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson and Republican Tony Strickland for the 19th District remained heatedly undecided.

November 06, 2008 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Auditorium renovation gets helping hand

The auditorium at Newhall Elementary School, built in the 1940s and once used by William S. Hart to screen western movies, has been long underused because it is far from being a viable performance space.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Father of teen who killed self speaks out

Jeremiah Lasater sent a poignant message in the time it took to pull a trigger.

November 06, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Voters approve Proposition 8

UPDATED 2:40 p.m. Wednesday:

November 05, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Maximum enforcement

California Highway Patrol officers nabbed 32 drunk drivers during the Labor Day weekend, officer John Lutz said. There were no fatalities on local roads, he said.

November 05, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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COC board votes to support baccalaureate bill

Members of the College of the Canyons Board of Trustees voted this week to lend their support to a state Senate bill that would establish a pilot program allowing some community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees.

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


Deceptive drug practices outlined by SCV J Team

More than 100 people, many of them local moms and dads, learned how kids can smoke drugs through a hollowed-out apple or a crumpled pop can during a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department workshop this week.

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


UPDATE: County committee delays vote on SCV billboard deal

A Metro committee opted Thursday to hold off on a controversial plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways, awaiting the results of a signature-gathering drive to put the measure to a public vote.

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


College of the Canyons Theatre Department to Stage a Production of 'Rent'

SANTA CLARITA-When "Rent," the musical loosely based on Puccini's "La Boheme" premiered on the Broadway stage in 1996, it took the theatre world by storm.

April 17, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Winners announced for Santa Clarita's 2014 'cArt aRt' competition

The City of Santa Clarita announced today the winners of its 2014 "cArt aRt" competition, held in conjunction with the City's annual Earth Arbor Day Festival. This creative annual contest prompts residents to transform ordinary recycling bins into extraordinary works of art for the chance to win cash prizes.

April 17, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assuming the role at Saugus High

Student Sarah Farnell enjoyed Saugus High School's Women in History re-enactment a year ago, so this year she decided to get involved and become Florence Nightingale.

April 16, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Charge against Valencia private school teacher dismissed

More than 100 people, many sporting white shirts that read "Truth will prevail," rallied behind a Santa Clarita Valley teacher after a judge dismissed a child molestation charge against him Wednesday.

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


SCV toll lane project could be publicly financed

With the economy continuing to improve, transportation officials are examining a change in the way they plan to finance a project that will build two new toll carpool lanes on Interstate 5 through the Santa Clarita Valley.

April 16, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Driver killed in I-5 collision

Investigators Tuesday were trying to unravel the circumstances behind the death of an Oakland man killed when the car he was driving slammed into the back of a truck on Interstate 5 north of Castaic.

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


Deputies hunt for man suspected in identity theft

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are hoping the public will help them identify an ATM thief with the release Tuesday of ATM photos taken of the suspect, a sheriff's spokesman said.

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


104 votes third smallest margin of victory in Santa Clarita City Council election history

All 13 candidates running for a seat on the Santa Clarita City Council this year saw their vote totals increase during Tuesday's ballot count, but the order in which they finished did not change from that of election night.

April 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Dante Acosta wins Santa Clarita City Council seat

The ballots are cast, the numbers are crunched, the results are in and Dante Acosta is the new member of the Santa Clarita City Council.

April 15, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deal on table in fatal car-motorcycle crash

SAN FERNANDO - Prosecutors have a plea deal on the table for a Stevenson Ranch woman accused of fatally injuring a motorcyclist with her car last August, allegedly while she was intoxicated, court heard Tuesday.

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


Opponents of billboard deal launch referendum drive

Opponents of the City Council's vote to locate three electronic billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing aging billboards on city thoroughfares have launched a drive to get the decision reversed.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn and Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Last-minute rush at local tax service firms

The day before tax day was crunch day for both taxpayers crunching their own sets of numbers and the tax businesses that re-crunch them.

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


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