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Program aims to generate interest in college

Some local junior high students got a taste of college life Friday when they visited College of the Canyons.

The visit was part of COC's "College, Making It Happen" program, which is designed to get seventh and eighth graders to start thinking about college and lifetime careers.

July 11, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nearly 300 receive degrees

Proud parents, friends and family members, most bundled up for the unseasonably chilly Southern California weather, gathered in the COC stadium Friday evening for The Master's College's 81st annual commencement service.

Holding cameras, gift bags and congratulatory bouquets, they watched as around 300 students, including some from across the nation and around the world, received diplomas from the Christian liberal arts college located in Newhall.

July 11, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart teacher resigns

A Hart district staff member accused of inappropriate contact with a student has resigned from the district, according to a statement released Friday.

The resignation takes effect in June, and the counselor will be paid through the end of the school year, district officials said.

July 11, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stamp costs going up Monday

It's that time again. Postal rates are going up.

On Monday, the U.S. Postal Service is bumping up the price of a first-class by

July 11, 2008 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Where can employees afford to live locally?

As transportation and housing concerns continue to be major issues in the Santa Clarita Valley, local leaders gathered to brainstorm ways to incorporate affordable housing to the local area during the Valley Industrial Association's symposium.

July 10, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart lays off 44

Despite pleas from resource teachers, their students and some of the resource instructional assistants themselves, the Hart district governing board voted Wednesday night to authorize the layoffs off 44 classified personnel, including 30 instructional assistants from the district's resource program.

July 10, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


President signs off on Rim of the Valley study

The president has signed off on a bill that could lead to expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor - quadrupling the size of the recreation area.

July 10, 2008 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


House approves mortgage bailout bill

The House of Representatives passed a housing rescue bill on Thursday, providing $300 billion in refinanced mortgages for struggling homeowners.

July 10, 2008 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


New county office in SCV may be studied

If you get married or you become a proud new parent you won't have drive out of Santa Clairta to file the necessary paperwork.

At least that's the plan for Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who called for a study to be done for a new registrar's office in the North County.

July 10, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City's future projects may be put on hold

A rocky state and national economy means Santa Clarita is not likely see funding allocated for any new big projects over the next year, city officials said this week.

Due mostly to a drop in housing development revenue, city officials are expecting to see a 2 percent drop in total revenue in the 2008-2009 city budget, City Manager Ken Pulskamp said as he presented the preliminary budget at a council study session Tuesday.

July 09, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


House approves mortgage bailout

The House of Representatives passed a housing rescue bill on Thursday, providing $300 billion in refinanced mortgages for struggling homeowners.

July 09, 2008 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bush OKs bill to study Rim of the Valley expansion

The president has signed off on a bill that could lead to expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor - quadrupling the size of the recreation area.

July 09, 2008 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Agency pooh-poohs water warning

Whether or not the EPA moves to limit the amount of a rocket fuel additive in drinking water won't affect the efforts already under way to remove the cancer-causing chemical from Santa Clarita groundwater, a local water official says.

Responding to news out of Washington that the Environmental Protection Agency is unlikely to take action to rid drinking water of a toxic rocket fuel byproduct, Dan Masnada, general manager of the Castaic Lake Water Agency, said the ongoing cleanup of the Whittaker-Bermite site speaks for itself.

July 09, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Sheriff's Station marks 36th anniversary

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station in the Santa Clarita Civic Center at the corner of Magic Mountain Parkway and Valencia Boulevard opened its doors 36 years ago on May 8, 1972.

July 09, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspected kidnapper arrested

A Palmdale man is in custody after allegedly attempting to kidnap a 15-year-old girl at a Canyon Country bus stop last week, officials said on Thursday.

July 09, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


City hosts billboard referendum information on site

The city of Santa Clarita is now hosting online information related to the November special election on billboards.

July 16, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Parts stolen from 2 vehicles left at SCV commuter parking lots

In two separate incidents at commuter parking lots on opposite ends of the Santa Clarita Valley, a car and a truck were stripped of parts after owners left them on the lots.

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


16 candidates line up for open Saugus board seat

Sixteen candidates will be interviewed Friday to determine who will fill the vacant seat on the Saugus Union School District board.

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


Fillmore & Western trains to run ... at least a little longer

Fillmore and Western Railway's tourist trains can continuing rolling on the Santa Paula Branch line for at least the next few months, a judge ruled Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Car slams through plate-glass window at Canyon Country library

A woman was sent to the hospital after her car crashed through a plate-glass window Wednesday morning at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library.

July 16, 2014 | By Austin Dave and Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Slightly cooler week for SCV

Highs Tuesday reached 91 degrees in Canyon Country and 89 degrees in Saugus.

July 16, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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