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Teachers, students, parents rally against state budget cuts

Parents and students joined teachers from six local school districts and College of the Canyons outside City Hall on Tuesday afternoon in response to a recent proposal by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to slash $4.8 billion in education funding statewide.

The approximately 500 people who attended the after-school rally were concerned about the impact of the proposed cuts on local schools.

July 15, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City OKs ethics code amid rancor

The Santa Clarita City Council adopted a code of ethics this week, but not without a nearly two-hour debate with members of the public about what a code of ethics is and whether the city really needs one.

July 15, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Seniors to protest TCU closure

A group of senior citizens plan to rally outside of Santa Clarita City Hall at 5 p.m. tonight to protest the decision to close Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's transitional care unit.

Hospital officials announced last week that the hospital plans to convert the 27-bed skilled nursing unit to general surgical beds by June 5.

July 14, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council to consider adopting ethics code tonight

Santa Clarita city officials may soon have to abide by a city code of ethics, but the proposed code that will go before the council tonight is essentially the same as policies already in place.

Santa Clarita's five-page proposed ethics code draws on existing city, state and federal laws and principles that city staff and council members are already expected to adhere to. The proposed code is modeled after ethics codes from other cities, said Michael Murphy, the intergovernmental relations officer for the city.

July 14, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Revenues keep going up for Santa Clarita Water Company

The Santa Clarita Water Company opened up its wallet Monday night to reveal how much it collects from its more than 28,000 customers.

The bottom line? The wallet is much fatter than it was five years ago, by at least 50 percent.

July 14, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Another Hart employee put on administrative leave

For the second time in less than a month, an employee with the William S. Hart Union High School District has been put on administrative leave for alleged inappropriate contact with a student.

In a news release issued by district spokeswoman Pat Willett, the district says it is "currently investigating allegations of inappropriate contact between an employee and a student. The staff member has been placed on administrative leave pending results of the investigation."

July 14, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district to lease portable buildings

Despite having around 56 extra portables of its own, most of which are stored on lots near the district office, the Hart district will shell out nearly $400,000 to lease 26 portable buildings for the modernization of Hart High School and Placerita and Sierra Vista junior highs.

The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted to approve the lease agreement Wednesday after being informed by district Chief Financial Officer Rob Gapper that it would actually be more costly to repair, move and install the existing buildings than to lease the new ones.

July 14, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Proposition battle heats up

Both sides are gearing up for the June primary during this year of seemingly endless elections, but in the Santa Clarita Valley the hotly contested issue isn't candidates - it's propositions.

In fact, two warring measures involving eminent domain are the only issues that will appear locally on the June 3 ballot. Already, accusations of misleading and dishonest advertising are being leveled in the battle over the statewide measures.

July 14, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Details of restraining order confirmed

July 14, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Engine fire slows traffic on I-5

An 18-wheeler big rig truck travelling on southbound Interstate 5 near McBean Parkway caught fire just before noon on Tuesday.

July 14, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Short-order tourist visits SCV

Two eggs over medium, toast, hash browns and coffee.

One hundred and one times.

July 13, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


A school in her honor

When a drought dried up the well at pioneer Sulphur Springs School in Sand Canyon in 1931, Leona Cox came to the aid of students by hauling five-gallon cans of water to the school in her Overland touring car.

At the time, Sulphur Springs School consisted of one room and had one teacher, Florence Mitchell. Cox also helped out by keeping the fires going in the winter months, caring for the grounds, and helping to discipline the boys and girls.

July 13, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nudie's car returned to family

Most women would love to wake up to find a new car in the driveway on the morning of that special Sunday each May, that one day we designate to honor everything a mother does for us during the other 364 (or 365, this year) days of the year.

For Jamie Lee Nudie, she found a whale of a car in front of her house just after lunch on Mother's Day, delivered to her in a trailer all the way from Canada.

July 13, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


County seeks help at polls

An additional 11,300 pollworkers are needed to staff polling places for the California Primary Election on June 3, acting county Registrar-Recorder and Clerk Dean Logan said over the weekend.

"Pollworkers are an essential part of a successful election day," he said. "We have recruited over 18,000 pollworkers, but with the election less than one month away we are still in need of over 11,000 pollworkers."

July 13, 2008 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Princess Cruises opens new rehearsal studios

With a smash of the bottle, a pop of brightly colored confetti and a cut of a red ribbon, Princess Cruises celebrated the opening of its new rehearsal studios in Valencia on Friday.

The 28,000-square-foot property in the Valencia Industrial Center includes five studios for the performers of the on-ship shows to practice in, along with 2,000-square-feet of space for the international cruise liner's IT department, according to Martin Hall, vice president of entertainment and passenger program for Princess Cruises.

July 12, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Branching out to green living

Thousands of people were schooled on how to reduce their impact on the environment during Santa Clarita's annual Earth Arbor Day at Central Park on Saturday.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The pack looks back

As election returns rolled in during last Tuesday's challenger-heavy Santa Clarita City Council race, a pattern emerged: The two incumbents were comfortably out front, and a pack of two to five challengers was clumped behind them in a race for the third seat so close that its results won't be known, at the earliest, until the last ballot is counted this Tuesday.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Couple: Truck on fire before deadly crash

ORLAND, Calif. - A tractor-trailer already was on fire as it came across a median and crashed into a tour bus, killing 10 people, according to a couple whose car was sideswiped by the big rig.

April 12, 2014 | Signal staff and wire reports | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community invited to Walk of Western Stars induction ceremony

City officials will hold a ceremony Thursday to induct film legends Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson into the Walk of Western Stars in Newhall.

April 11, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Friends of the Library Bag Sale continues

The Santa Clarita Public Library Bag Sale carries into the weekend, with plenty of selections for book lovers to peruse on Saturday.

April 11, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal chief photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for I-5 Truck Lane Project

Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14).

April 11, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


$20,000 sunglass burglary may have been part of ring

At least some of the women believed to have stolen $20,000 in merchandise from a Valencia sunglasses store last month may have been arrested earlier this month in Camarillo, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's officials said Friday.

April 11, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: SCV student among those on bus in fatal crash

A West Ranch High School student was among the survivors aboard a Humboldt State Unversity-bound bus hit by a FedEx truck, killing 10 and injuring at least 30 in Northern California.

April 11, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ohio regulators link seismic activity to fracking

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State regulators for the first time have linked earthquake activity in eastern Ohio to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing unsuccessfully for a drilling ban.

April 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Caltrans Backs Innovative Street Design Guides to Promote Biking and Walking

SACRAMENTO-In an effort to support the construction of more multimodal local streets and roads, Caltrans today endorsed National Association of City Transportation Officials' (NACTO) guidelines that include innovations such as buffered bike lanes and improved pedestrian walkways.

April 11, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Balinese marching music ushers in Newhall JAM Sessions

The first of Thursday's@Newhall's JAM Sessions kicked off with some Balinese marching music on Main Street Thursday night.

April 11, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trial postponed in nearly 2 1/2-year-old SCV murder case

The murder trial of three young men was postponed Thursday to another day - almost two and a half years after a "good Samaritan" was gunned down trying to stop a robbery.

April 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sex offender arrested for allegedly living in Stevenson Ranch home while registered in Ventura

A man registered as a sex offender in Ventura was allegedly found living in Stevenson Ranch this week and arrested for failing to register in the Santa Clarita Valley.

April 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shady dealings at sunglass store

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies asked for the public's help this week in finding at least eight women suspected of stealing about $20,000 in merchandise from a local sunglass store.

April 10, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Investigators trying to determine cause of death for body found in car

Investigators with the county coroner's office are trying to determine the cause and manner of death for a man found dead in his car in a store parking lot in Canyon Country, a spokesman said Thursday.

April 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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