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Car jumps curb, goes off the wall

A driver escaped injury late Saturday afternoon when her late-model Honda Accord sedan jumped a curb in a Canyon Country parking lot and landed on a retaining wall with one wheel hanging in mid-air.

The mishap took place in the Rainbow Market lot at the corner of Rainbow Glen and Golden Triangle Road in Canyon Country.

June 28, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rio Norte PTSA named best in state

In recognition of its outstanding creativity, outreach and parent involvement, the Rio Norte Junior High School PTSA has been named the best in the state.

The school's Parent Teacher Student Association, which boasts 1,450 members, has several programs that set it apart from other organizations, according to President Dee Dee Jacobson. For instance, the WINGS - Welcoming In Newcomers and Giving Support - program is designed to ease the transition into junior high school.

June 27, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus district boasts 5 new distinguished schools

Five schools in the Saugus Union School District have been named 2008 California Distinguished Schools by the state Board of Education.

Bridgeport, Charles Helmers and North Park elementary schools in Valencia, and Emblem and Mountainview elementary schools in Saugus will receive the honor at a special ceremony hosted by state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell on May 16.

June 27, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gas prices close on $4

The price for a gallon of mid-grade gasoline hit the $4 mark this week in the Santa Clarita Valley while regular unleaded moved yet closer to the mark, according to a weekly gas survey.

Seven local stations are charging at least $4 for a gallon of mid-grade and all but four of the 34 locations surveyed have begun charging at least $4 for a gallon of premium grade gas, according to a survey conducted Thursday by Randy Cressall, owner of Valencia Auto Spa.

June 27, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


An end in sight for Cemex in Soledad Canyon?

An agreement announced Friday by U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon could halt a nearly decade-long battle between the city of Santa Clarita and global mining company Cemex, Inc. over a planned large-scale mine in Soledad Canyon.

McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, on Thursday introduced what he called "win-win" legislation that would cancel Cemex's two, ten-year mining contracts with the federal Bureau of Land Management, effectively ending any chance that the company could mine at the Soledad Canyon site.

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


Thousands taste cowboy life

Thousands of visitors experienced the cowboy lifestyle on Saturday during the 15th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studios in Newhall.

June 27, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Walk of Western Stars to induct Carradine, Saxon, Lilley

The city of Santa Clarita's 2008 Walk of Western Stars will honor three legends of the silver screen on Friday, April 25, starting at 3 p.m. with the unveiling of their stars on the sidewalks of Old Town Newhall and culminating with a western gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Valencia Hyatt Hotel starting 7 p.m.

June 26, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


English learners' test scores up in SCV

The results of the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) were released Wednesday, with all five Santa Clarita Valley school districts showing improvement in the test scores of their English language learners.

The number of SCV students taking the CELDT also increased, and the number of English learners who took the test this school year increased by nearly 24,000 - 2 percent - over last year statewide.

June 26, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City releases income disclosure report

The Santa Clarita City Council this week voted to release to the public a city attorney report outlining the income disclosure requirements for City Council members on the state-required disclosure forms.

City Attorney Carl Newton compiled the report after a local activist pointed out that Mayor Bob Kellar had not disclosed some of his income information on his State of Economic Interests forms since he began on the council in 2000. The report had been kept confidential due to the attorney-client privilege.

June 26, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cemex mine deal brokered

An agreement that would put a halt to the long-proposed Cemex mine in Canyon Country was announced today by Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita.

The deal, which was introduced to Congress as HR Bill 5877 Thursday, would in effect swap the proposed Soledad Canyon mine site for land in Victorville.

June 26, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CLWA OKs more consulting funds

Money paid to engineering consultants trying to reduce the amount of chloride entering the water system has increased by more than two-thirds at the Castaic Lake Water Agency.

In June, the agency's Board of Directors authorized $150,000 to be paid to Kennedy/Jenks Consultants for general engineering services which includes the agency's handling of chloride that ends up in the Santa Clara River.

June 26, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hundreds remember former Hart student killed in crash

Hundreds of family and friends gathered Thursday afternoon at a memorial for James "Jimmy" Neill, the 23-year-old Castaic resident who died on April 16 when his vehicle flipped over and collided with a tree on Hasley Canyon Road near his home.

More than 400 people packed Grace Baptist Church in Saugus to pay their last respects to Neil, a former Hart High School football player who nurtured a post-grad passion for golf.

June 26, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Great Strides' fundraiser set for Saturday

For the eighth year in a row, the Southern California chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is hitting the pavement.

The Great Strides walk starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at Westfield Valencia Town Center, aiming to raise money for research.

June 26, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two pedestrians injured in traffic collision

The driver walked away, but two pedestrians were sent to the hospital Thursday after an out-of-control car jumped the curb and slammed into the pair.

Alfonso Garcia of Saugus, and Anna Martinez of Valencia, both 19, were walking on the sidewalk along Bouquet Canyon Road near Espuella Drive on Thursday morning, when they were hit by a 1989 Honda CRX driven by 19-year-old Preston Barton of Palmdale, according to Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

June 26, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita jobless rate rises slightly

Santa Clarita's unemployment rate rose slightly between February and March, according to figures from the city's Employment Development Department.

June 25, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Woman arrested at gunpoint in mall parking lot

An intoxicated woman who allegedly stole a taxi cab at the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall Sunday was arrested at gunpoint by local sheriff's deputies, a sheriff's spokesman said.

May 12, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Red flag warning issued in SCV

High winds and low humidity whipped up a brush fire at a homeless encampment Sunday afternoon, prompting firefighters to get a quick jump on it, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.

May 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Weather: Special Weather Statement

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-ANTELOPE VALLEY-CATALINA ISLAND-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-

May 11, 2014 | Source: National Weather Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Weather: Red Flag warning in effect through Monday

RED FLAG WARNINGS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR THEMOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES FORGUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY....NORTH TO NORTHEAST FLOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS VENTURA AND LOSANGELES COUNTIES THROUGH MONDAY...BRINGING WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS.ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS OF VENTURA COUNTY...WIND GUSTSBETWEEN 35 AND 50 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY THISAFTERNOON...WITH SOMEWHAT WEAKER WINDS TONIGHT AND MONDAY.HOWEVER...RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DROP NOTICEABLY INTO THE SINGLEDIGITS TO MID TEENS TODAY...WITH WIDESPREAD SINGLE DIGITS HUMIDITYEXPECTED ON MONDAY. OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES TONIGHT WILL BE POOR. DUETO THE NORTHEAST WINDS ...

May 11, 2014 | Source: National Weather Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV kids get free summer lunches

The old adage "There's no such thing as a free lunch" doesn't apply to Santa Clarita Valley youngsters this summer.

May 10, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita residents roll out for community bike ride

Dozens of community members turned out Saturday for a community bike ride to not only promote the upcoming Amgen Tour of California, but give attendees a look at Santa Clarita's trail system, as well.

May 10, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Island culture dances into SCV

Santa Clarita's first Pacific Islander Festival drew large crowds to William S. Hart Park on Saturday.

May 10, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV parents of kids with disabilities share challenges

Michelle Zundell recalls the three anguishing years when her son slept on the floor every night.

May 10, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


After years of waiting, ground will finally be broken at Vasquez High School

Monday's ceremony for Vasquez High School is not your typical groundbreaking.

May 10, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV women hammer it home at WE Build

Decked in pink hard hats and purple shirts, approximately 300 people turned out Saturday to help build homes for veterans and their families in the Santa Clarita Valley.

May 10, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arts Commissioners, City Council members give nod to master plan for public art

Following discussion on the role and form of art locally, Santa Clarita City Council members and Arts Commissioners gave the nod this week to moving forward with a master plan to take an overarching look at art in the community.

May 09, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Detectives seek upskirt photo victim

Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are seeking the identity of a female who they believe was an upskirt photo victim, station officials said this week.

May 09, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bringing the pages of history to life for SCV students

Hundreds of students sat on the grass in front of Placerita Junior High School on Friday listening to a man in baggy red pants and a cap with a yellow tassel.

May 09, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Some SCV roads to be shut down next week as Amgen Tour of California rolls through town

The 2014 Amgen Tour of California stage bicycle race will shut down some roads around the Santa Clarita Valley when it rolls through town next week, Santa Clarita officials said Friday.

May 09, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man who escaped SCV deputies Wednesday found, arrested after late-night search

A man who escaped custody Wednesday by kicking out a window of a sheriff's cruiser and bolting across Interstate 5 has been found and arrested following a late-night search Thursday, according to a lieutenant with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

May 08, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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