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‘Hang up and drive' about to become California law

Come July 1, it's time to hang up and drive.

August 23, 2008 | By Parimal Rohit & Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mechanic builds hybrid converters

At first glance, it looks like a standard part of the car: a tall black cylinder that fits neatly in the back of a car's front bumper.

August 23, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested for backing over 2 people

A Santa Clarita man was arrested Saturday after allegedly backing over two people in a Saugus parking lot and fleeing the scene.

August 23, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Applicants for panels announced

Friday was the deadline to apply for a position on the Santa Clarita Planning Commission, the Parks, Recreation and Services Commission and the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel. Members of the Santa Clarita City Council will select from the pool of applicants in July to appoint or reappoint the open seats.

August 23, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


TESOL certificate available at COC

Interested in teaching English to foreign language speakers? Earning a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Certificate is easier than ever. The College of the Canyons Interim University Center is making a TESOL certificate program available through a series of UCLA extension courses.

August 23, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Preschool assistance offered to foster kids

Twenty-five percent of foster children in California are placed in special education, 75 percent function below grade level, and 83 percent are held back by third grade. To offset those statistics, Los Angeles Universal Preschool has launched a community-benefit program to enroll children that live in foster care or in the care of relatives other than their parents into high-quality preschools at no cost.

August 23, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Despite heat, play goes on

About 120 Shakespeare and theater fans gathered at William S. Hart Park on Saturday to enjoy "The Taming of the Shrew," part of this year's Shakespeare in the Park series.

August 23, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No new record but still darn hot

Temperatures in the Santa Clarita Valley are expected to cool off a little bit today as last week's blistering heat wave passes.

August 23, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shakespeare in the Park returns

Gather the family, a blanket, a picnic dinner and head for William S. Hart Park this weekend or next for a free performance of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew."

August 22, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teen cast in Disney movie

A Valencia teen with rock star aspirations of her own will appear in a music-filled movie about a group of kids attending a prestigious rock music camp, airing today on ABC.

August 22, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart names new asst. principals

Two Hart district teachers have been promoted to assistant principal and will take on their new duties July 1.

August 22, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Filling blank walls - with art

Imagine hundreds of moms and dads strolling the halls of Valencia Valley Elementary School, casually looking at yards and yards of blank walls.

August 22, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


They'll buy Valencia Water if ...

Local water officials would consider buying Valencia Water Co. should the water retailer be put up for sale, according to Dan Masnada, general manager of the Castaic Lake Water Agency.

August 22, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sketches of new library coming?

Architects could start sketching plans for the Newhall Library as soon as this summer if the City Council gives staff the green light to pay about $300,000 to a design firm.

August 22, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


But it's a dry heat, right?

Santa Clarita didn't hit the National Weather Service's forecast high of 109 Friday - their official recorded high was only 105 - but summer made a bold entrance nonetheless.

August 22, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Reckless driver leads CHP in pursuit to Tarzana

Shortly after 8:30 a.m. today, an officer assigned to the West Valley Area office spotted a black Ford Explorer with paper plates traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour eastbound on U.S. 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. The officer attempted to stop the driver but he failed to yield and began to elude the officer. Due to the dangerous speed of the suspect driver CHP immediately requested the assistance of an LAPD airship as other CHP units joined the pursuit. At one point during the pursuit the suspect driver appeared to aim the vehicle at a ...

August 25, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol Southern Division | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC football player in critical condition

A College of the Canyons football player involved in a two-vehicle crash in Sylmar that killed two of his teammates remained in critical condition Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

August 25, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New 'Donate Life' license plates available

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 – Donate Life California announces the Pink Dot Plate featuring the pink "DONOR" dot is now called the Donate Life Plate and features the blue and green Donate Life logo, the national symbol for organ, eye and tissue donation. Reservations for this license plate are immediately available at www.DonateLifePlate.org.

August 25, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic school grading to begin

Graders are expected to be on site and moving earth at Castaic High School within the next few weeks, according to officials with the William S. Hart Union High School District.

August 25, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A reason to ride

Heart of the West is the biggest annual fundraiser for Carousel Ranch, a nonprofit dedicated to providing therapy for disabled children through horseback riding.

August 25, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall mechanic turns crank cases into art

The floor of the German Autohaus body shop garage in Newhall is littered with what you would expect - a crankshaft here, an engine block there.

August 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3-year-old boy airlifted after near-drowning in Valencia

A 3-year-old boy was airlifted to Children's Hospital Los Angeles Sunday evening after falling into a pool in Valencia, according to a sergeant at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

August 24, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC campaign aims to help students to success

As the new school year begins Monday at College of the Canyons, school officials are launching a program to help students succeed when they arrive at college inadequately prepared.

August 24, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents get a chance to tell Santa Clarita what they want

What do you want to see and do in Santa Clarita?

August 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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