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District spent almost $10,000 a day on consultants

The only thing that cost the Castaic Lake Water Agency more money in March than water itself was consultants.

July 29, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Student earns science fair honor

There's no doubt about it, Newhall Elementary School has some junior Einsteins in its midst.

July 29, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Health care, emergency teams plan training for WMD attack

Local health care workers and emergency responders are encouraged to take a three-day training course at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital to learn how to respond if a weapons of mass destruction disaster strikes the region.

July 29, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City seeks artists for wall

You may soon see oak trees and rolling hills painted on a wall beneath the Golden Valley Bridge in Canyon Country.

July 29, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Food drive set for this weekend

Aiming to combat typically low donation amounts in the summer, the Hunger Defense Fund is hosting a community food drive this weekend.

July 29, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Avenue project on hold

The developer of a proposed residential and commercial center on the old Smiser Ranch mule farm in Newhall has suspended its plans to rethink the project that has left dozens of area residents infuriated.

July 29, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon visits Valencia vets

U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon visited a Valencia retirement community Monday afternoon to honor the nearly 40 veterans who live there.

The Memorial Day ceremony took place in the grassy courtyard behind the Belcaro recreation center, the Grove House, with veterans seated in three rows and other residents and guests scattered around them at tables.

July 28, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mitchell Elementary named for 19th century pioneer

Thomas Finley Mitchell came to California from Texas, and in 1860 he became the first United States citizen to reside in Soledad Canyon, where he started a cattle ranch and also farmed and raised honey bees.

The only occupants of the canyon prior to Mitchell's arrival had been Native Americans, grizzly bears, coyotes and jackrabbits.

July 28, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Eternal Valley event honors troops

World War II veterans in uniforms that, amazingly, still fit and Vietnam veterans in leather jackets arriving astride Harley Davidson motorcycles gathered with other veterans and the people who wanted to thank them Monday at Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Newhall.

Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar said it was the largest crowd he has seen at the annual Memorial Day event.

July 28, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boy hit by car in Canyon Country

A 14-year old boy was struck by a motorist Monday afternoon while riding his bike near the intersection of Sierra Highway and Sandy Drive in Canyon Country.

According to Officer Robert Tomayo of the California Highway Patrol, the boy was on the sidewalk but then suddenly veered out into the street in front of an oncoming pickup truck, which was not able to stop in time to avoid hitting him.

July 28, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City to appoint six to vacant positions

Planning Commission chairman Mike Berger said Friday that after serving for 10 years on the Planning Commission, he will not be serving another term when his seat expires in July.

"I don't want to get stale. I want to walk away in my prime," he said.

July 28, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


From Alaska to the 'Shadows'

Anyone living near Market Street in Newhall may have been tempted to walk into the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center on Sunday morning when they heard the inviting melodic harmonies emanating from its main hall.

The artist - and the audience taking in the music - would have been more than welcoming to the curious passers-by who may have wandered in to enjoy the melodies of Kim Acuna. Acuna performed several songs for the Unitarian Universalist congregation of Santa Clarita Valley, which meets in the senior center.

July 28, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council trash vote Tuesday

Commercial and residential trash rates may go up nearly 4 percent in July if the City Council approves an amendment to the franchises for the two local trash haulers.

With council approval, the companies would be able to raise their rates up to 3.95 percent for one year beginning July 1.

July 27, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City sees slight dip in sales tax revenue

Amid an ailing economy, the city's sales tax revenue dipped .6 percent in the last three months of 2007 compared to the same time period in 2006, according to data released by the city on Friday.

"This is a difficult time for many business sectors, for government and for the economy," city Treasurer Darren Hernandez said in a statement. "It is more important than ever to shop within the city of Santa Clarita and support our local businesses."

July 27, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Whole Foods BBQ kicks off summer

It may have been overcast and chilly, but that did not prevent Whole Foods Market in Valencia from welcoming the warmer temperatures of summer with a Memorial Day barbecue Sunday.

For two days the market broke out its grills during their Kickoff to Summer Memorial Weekend Barbecue in the parking lot in front of the store, as a steady stream of patrons visited the makeshift outdoor patio to enjoy free hot dogs and hamburgers.

July 27, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Church saves Summer Bash

As the disco-era hit "YMCA" blared over speakers and Valley Valley View Community School's 5th- and 6th-grade cheerleaders performed on stage, parent Alma Tejeda lost track of her two children, who had quickly disappeared into the crowd of several hundred families enjoying the school's fourth annual Summer Bash party Saturday.

June 07, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriffs seeking help in annoyance cases

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is seeking information on two cases of possible child annoyance that have occurred recent weeks.

June 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Problems linger at LA County jails

Despite progress in some areas, Los Angeles County continues to fail to provide sufficient suicide-prevention practices to protect prisoners from self-harm, a new U.S. Justice Department report concludes.

June 07, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stepping forward, moving on

Students at Academy of the Canyons celebrated their graduation Saturday morning with a ceremony at College of the Canyons in Valencia.

June 07, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bet the ranch on them

West Ranch High School graduates tossed their caps, cheered on classmates and fanned away tears during graduation ceremonies at College of the Canyons on Friday.

June 07, 2014 | Photos by Katharine Lotze Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCVi graduates first class

In an achievement that's been years in the making, 29 students at Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School became the first in the school's history to receive their diplomas Friday.

June 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV detectives investigate two cases of possible child annoyance

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is seeking public assistance to identify two cases of possible child annoyance.

June 06, 2014 | By Deputy Joshua Dubin Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Suspect sought in attempted bank robbery

Detectives are investigating a bank robbery attempt Friday at the Valencia Promenade Plaza at one of Santa Clarita Valley's busiest intersections, according to bank and law enforcement sources.

June 06, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisor Antonovich sponsors summer beach bus

To encourage residents of Castaic/West Ranch to enjoy the surf, sand, and surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will once again sponsor the Summer Beach Bus.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Supervisoor Antonovich | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: State high court says no stricter red-light camera rules required

The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.

June 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Billboard referendum meets minimum signature requirement

Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.

June 06, 2014 | By Luke Money and Lila Littlejohn Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC graduates largest-ever class

More than 1,300 students at College of the Canyons were urged to look forward and write the next chapter in their lives' stories Friday as they donned their caps and gowns to celebrate commencement.

June 06, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


California Legacy License Plates will be pressed

Sacramento, CA – In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 1658 and created the California Legacy License Plate Program, he wanted to do something nice for those who preserve California's classic-car heritage.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Mike Gatto's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


DUI checkpoint planned in SCV tonight

On Friday, June 6th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

June 06, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


PHOTOS: Happy trails, Cowboys

June 06, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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