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Teacher retires after 44 years

She's been an educator for 44 years - 20 of those in the Newhall School District - but Friday was the last day of teaching for Judi Hayward, who described her profession as "the best job in the world."

Hayward said goodbye to her sixth grade students and coworkers at Valencia Valley Elementary School last week before heading to her new home in Redondo Beach, where she will be closer to her family.

August 18, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Yes I Can to operate T-shirt stands at rock shows

The Hart District's Yes I Can program for students with and without special needs has been invited to set up a booth to sell merchandise on Southern California stops of the Vans Warped Tour.

August 18, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Rothwell sentenced to 16 years to life

August 18, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Application deadlines nearing for city positions

A total of eight spots will be open on the city's two commissions and audit panel in July and applications are due to City Hall by Friday.

August 18, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water agency to mull over budget

Fewer homes built in Santa Clarita mean fewer taps being turned on, which now means less money for the Castaic Lake Water Agency.

August 18, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV air 'unhealthy' today

Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley reached "unhealthy" status today, according to a reported released by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. However, no official reason was released as to why the air quality was listed as unhealthy.

August 17, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Las Lomas sues Los Angeles

Las Lomas Land Co., LLC, filed a lawsuit Monday demanding the city of Los Angeles pay damages in excess of $100 million for the City Council's March 19 decision to strike down a housing development that would have brought 5,553 residential units to the steep hillsides near the Newhall Pass.

August 17, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Scouts help at flag retirement ceremony

All across the world, people of various backgrounds, ethnicities and religions fly flags as symbols to define who they are and where they are from.

In the United States of America, the stars and stripes evoke strong associations of freedom and democracy.

August 17, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cooling off on Father's Day

In Southern California, gloom generally seizes the day in June, though on Father's Day Sunday, it was the perfect day to be a prune - in a swimming pool filled with laughter and family bonding.

August 17, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City Council endorses bills introduced by McKeon

Two pieces of federal legislation aimed at protecting nearly 14,000 acres of local wilderness and resolving the decades-long dispute between the city of Santa Clarita and Cemex were officially endorsed by the city council this week, bringing both bills one step closer to enactment.

Created through a bipartisan congressional effort spearheaded by Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, both the Eastern Sierra and Northern San Gabriel Wild Heritage Act and the Soledad Canyon Mine Act will have significant impact in the Santa Clarita Valley if approved.

August 17, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City ranks as 9th safest

While crime was up approximately 8 percent in Santa Clarita, the city still ranks among the 10 safest cities in California.

August 16, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon honors 16 graduates

Nearly 20 recent graduates from the Santa Clarita Valley and nearby cities were honored by U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon on Saturday during the congressman's annual academy luncheon, which offers appreciation and support to the graduates as they prepare to enter United States service academies or preparatory schools.

August 16, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Threepeats denied at The Classic

For what is essentially a members-only amateur golf event, there were several plotlines on Saturday at The Classic at Valencia Country Club.

August 16, 2008 | By Bruce Bourquin Signal Sports Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lean times for grocery shoppers

The pincer of skyrocketing gasoline prices and rising food prices has the American family in a vise, many economists say.

August 16, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Giving a victim a home

In one room, Saugus resident Lisa Jenkins and her daughter, Erin, teamed with Jenkins' sister Mandy Shaw of Montrose to renew the more than 40-year-old walls of the Newhall home with a fresh coat of white paint.

August 16, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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City approves lighting contract for Newhall

Santa Clarita City Council members voted Tuesday night to once again deck Newhall come holiday time.

August 27, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall County Water District launches drought education plan

August 26, 2014 (Newhall, Calif.) – This week, Newhall County Water District's 10,000 customers can expect to receive resources on California's drought directly in their homes and mailboxes. Following the adoption of its own Drought Action Plan, District officials are taking extensive education measures to ensure residents are aware of how they can help during this historic drought.

August 26, 2014 | Source: Newhall County Water District | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man convicted in FBI case loses bid to have verdict overturned

A Santa Clarita Valley man and former Sheriff's Department lieutenant asked for a new trial this week in his conviction on obstruction of justice charges, but a federal judge denied his request, a U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman said Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Power outage hits Castaic after car hits transformer

Sixteen businesses in a shopping center at The Old Road and Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic were blacked out Tuesday after a car slammed into a Southern California Edison electrical box in the parking lot of a Ralphs grocery store.

August 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bill to restrict charter school location passes Assembly

A bill that would impose restrictions on charter schools seeking to locate outside the boundaries of the district that charters them passed the state Assembly Tuesday, according to officials.

August 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Speed named as factor in crash that killed 2 COC football players

Excessive speed was the main contributing factor in a collision that killed two College of the Canyons football players last weekend and left a third student athlete in critical condition, a Los Angeles detective heading up the investigation said Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trial set in 3-year-old murder case

Following multiple court delays, a trial date was set Tuesday for a 42-year-old Saugus man charged with murdering his live-in girlfriend in September 2011.

August 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Metrolink to operate special holiday service on Labor Day

LOS ANGELES - In observance of Labor Day, Metrolink will not operate service on Monday, Sept. 1, with the exception of two round-trip trains on the Antelope Valley Line. The special Metrolink service will run from Lancaster to Los Angeles Union Station and back.

August 26, 2014 | Source: Metrolink | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC ‘Upward Bound’ Program graduates to start college in fall

This fall, 16 graduates from the College of the Canyons and William S. Hart Union High School District's Upward Bound program will begin their first semester of college after completing the college preparatory program that helps empower students to graduate from high school and pursue their education at a college or university.

August 26, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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