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Restraining order dropped on sergeant

A retired CHP sergeant who was convicted of attacking a Valencia jogger in 2007 had the restraining order against him dissolved this week, while the jogger was slapped with a restraining order, an attorney said Friday.

After an all-day hearing in a San Fernando courtroom Thursday, Steven Gilbert was issued a restraining order to stay away from Dwight McDonald, according to McDonald's attorney, Ross Stucker of Santa Clarita. In January McDonald was found guilty of attacking Gilbert last year.

July 11, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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Car slams into 4 parked vehicles in Valencia

A car slammed into four vehicles parked on the side of westbound Magic Mountain Parkway across from the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Friday.

July 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cumulative voting heads to court

Whether the city of Santa Clarita can employ a relatively unknown voting system to settle its California Voting Rights Act lawsuit is set to be decided in court.

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


Another rabid bat found in Newhall

Newhall claims the lion's share of rabid bats found this year in the Santa Clarita Valley, with the fourth discovered there within the past week.

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


DA's office: It's illegal to leave pets in a hot car

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reminding pet owners that it's against the law to leave their animals in their vehicles during the dog days of summer.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV comes out for a 'Beach Bash'

Canyon Country residents were spared a 40-mile drive to the beach in busy freeway traffic Friday when city officials brought the community the next best thing, trucking in tons of sand for Santa Clarita's Beach Bash event.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don't need replacing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Nile Virus Update: County Vector Control District Confirms More Activity

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - With temperatures expected to rise in Los Angeles County this weekend, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes by using insect repellent and removing dirty, stagnant water around the home.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 28 to August 2, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. More information about the project is here.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man’s photograph could lead to an Old West windfall

A 130-year-old photograph signed by a legendary Old West lawman is expected to fetch a fistful of dollars for a Valencia man.

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


Sheriff's Department: Beware of phone scam

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and threatening to arrest you for failing to appear for jury duty, hang up - it's a scam, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

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


Balloon festival launches again in Santa Clara River Valley

It's "Up, up and away" time in Santa Paula this weekend as the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival launches with a "balloon glow," entertainment and other activities starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

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


California to HOAs: No brown grass fines

California has a message for cities and homeowner associations that persist in fining residents for not watering their lawns during the drought: back off.

July 24, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 SCV youngsters win Youth Foundation-Sheriff’s Department essay contest

Two of the three winners of the Sheriff's Youth Foundation and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Youth Essay Contest were from the Santa Clarita Valley, officials announced this week.

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


Family comes forward for orphaned baby

Baby Violeta Martinez was just learning to walk when Tuesday's fatal crash in Acton claimed the lives of her parents, relatives of the orphaned girl said Thursday.

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


Children’s Bureau seeks foster families, parents

The nonprofit Children's Bureau is inviting individuals and couples to become "resource families," caring for children during the reunification process with their parents.

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


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