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Reduce, reuse, renew

The Newhall Library - the planned building the city hopes will become the $25 million focal point of downtown - is going to be built using recycled trash bags and sawdust.

December 09, 2009 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Weste takes charge as Santa Clarita's new mayor

After outgoing Mayor Frank Ferry handed the gavel to new Mayor Laurene Weste, the Santa Clarita City Council expanded the city's budget by $30 million, and set aside more than $2 million to fund the second phase of streetscaping in Old Town Newhall.

December 09, 2009 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Frost in forecast for SCV

Santa Clarita Valley residents can expect frosty weather and more storms this week, weather officials said today.

December 08, 2009 | By Jessica Selva Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


AP sources: Dems reach deal to drop government-run plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - After days of secret talks, Senate Democrats tentatively agreed Tuesday night to drop a government-run insurance option from sweeping health care legislation, several officials said, a concession to party moderates whose votes are critical to passage of President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.

In its place, officials said Democrats had tentatively settled on a private insurance arrangement to be supervised by the federal agency that oversees the system through which lawmakers purchase coverage.

December 08, 2009 | By David Espo AP Special Correspondent | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two sentenced in Canyon Country auto theft ring case

Two men accused of being involved in an auto-theft ring in Canyon Country earlier were sentenced today after they accepted plea deals from prosecutors in October, officials said.

A third defendant is scheduled to face trial, officials added.

December 08, 2009 | By Jessica Selva Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pair nabbed in purse-snatching

A man and a woman suspected are due in court in Santa Clarita today after allegedly snatching a purse and leading deputies on a search in Canyon Country on Sunday, officials said.

December 08, 2009 | By Jessica Selva Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Low-income families receive free computers

Local low-income adults and children will receive free computers and toys from the Santa Clarita Valley Service Center Wednesday, authorities said.

December 08, 2009 | Jessica Selva Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Dec. 8, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

December 08, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested in woman’s kidnapping

A Sunland man is due in court today after he allegedly kidnapped a Saugus woman he was dating and drove her around for several hours against her will over the weekend, authorities said.

December 08, 2009 | By Jessica Selva Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart eyes big cuts

Severe budget cuts to the Hart district have led officials to consider starting a fundraising nonprofit to pay for academic programs and cutting up to a week off of the school year.

December 08, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


To greener pastures: Farm animals from closed Six Flags attraction go to Acton sanctuary

Nine goats and two sheep evicted from Six Flags Magic Mountain found a new home at an Acton animal sanctuary Monday.

December 08, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Storm closes Grapevine

A storm pounded the Santa Clarita Valley on Monday, dumping nearly an inch of rain on the area and bringing snow to the surrounding mountains, prompting officials to close the Grapevine.

December 07, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vasquez Canyon Road closed for construction

Vasquez Canyon Road will be closed Tuesday for several hours for construction, officials said.

December 07, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Historic EPA finding: Greenhouse gases harm humans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration took a major step Monday toward imposing the first federal limits on climate-changing pollution from cars, power plants and factories, declaring there was compelling scientific evidence that global warming from man-made greenhouse gases endangers Americans' health.

The announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency was clearly timed to build momentum toward an agreement at the international conference on climate change that opened Monday in Copenhagen, Denmark. It signaled the administration was prepared to push ahead for significant controls in the U.S. if Congress doesn't act first on its own.

December 07, 2009 | By Dina Cappiello and H. Josef Herbert Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alleged DUI killer goes to court

A Canyon Country man accused of killing a bicyclist while driving drunk is scheduled to appear in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing in his vehicular manslaughter and murder case.

December 07, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Truck pulling horse trailer catches fire on Highway 14

A truck pulling a horse trailer caught fire Thursday on Highway 14 near Agua Dulce but the blaze was quickly doused, halting any spread to nearby brush, a fire spokesman said.

June 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff’s lieutenant takes stand in obstruction trial

One of six sworn Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officers accused of obstructing a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County jail system took the stand Thursday.

June 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Big rig driver killed on Interstate 5

The driver of a big rig was killed Thursday after his truck jack-knifed on Interstate 5 near Pyramid Lake, spilling fuel and sparking a brush fire, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

June 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita to host 2015 Special Olympians

Santa Clarita will put out the welcome mat next year for athletes participating in the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, billed by organizers as "the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world," officials announced Thursdsay.

June 12, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Mega passport center’ up and running in Castaic

Castaic's "mega passport facility" held its grand opening on Thursday, becoming the second such facility in Southern California to open its doors.

June 12, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


College of the Canyons to Present 5th Annual CareerCampSCV

The College of the Canyons Job & Career Center will present its fifth annual CareerCampSCV event, providing students and community members with a rewarding, educational and extremely interesting day of career-themed speakers and workshops.

June 12, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Sheriff launches "Staying Safe" program

Protecting Our Youth. Know Where They're At! Know What They're Doing! Staying Involved = Staying Safe.

June 12, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Showdown at COC

On the heels of an overwhelmingly rejected contract offered to the instructors at College of the Canyons, the college's board of trustees approved raises for administrators Wednesday night in front of more than 100 angry, disappointed and frustrated faculty members.

June 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


About 20 attend chloride meeting

Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials Wednesday night kicked off a series of six public information meetings aimed at explaining to residents per-household rate hikes officials say will be needed to pay for a new $130 million treatment project to remove chloride from wastewater dumped into the Santa Clara River.

June 12, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC negotiating settlement in Voting Rights Act lawsuit

College of the Canyons trustees announced publicly Wednesday what they presented in court last week: that the Santa Clarita Community College District is working toward a settlement to a lawsuit brought against the district alleging its election system violates minorities' voting rights.

June 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Highway 126 acid spill may force bridge repairs

Repairs may be needed on the Interstate 5 overpass where highly corrosive acid spilled from an overturned tanker truck Tuesday, a spokesman for Caltrans said Wednesday.

June 11, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez and Jim Holt Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pumping required as Castaic Lake levels keep dropping

The worsening California drought has dropped levels so low in Castaic Lake that water has to be pumped uphill to get it to the treatment plant, officials said Wednesday.

June 11, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV man arrested in child predator Internet sting operation

A 64-year-old Santa Clarita Valley man was one of three men arrested in a joint forces sting operation targeting child predators, court and sheriff's officials announced this week.

June 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Angeles National Forest Announces ‘Fee Free’ National Get Outdoors Day

WASHINGTON D.C. -- U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell invites families to experience the benefits of nature by participating in the annual National Get Outdoors Day, Saturday (June 14). Also known as "GO Day," it is a "fee free" day in the Angeles National Forest.

June 11, 2014 | Source: USFS | Santa Clarita Valley News


City Council takes next step toward budget plan

Santa Clarita City Council members decided Tuesday to move forward with the proposed $191.5 million budget city budget for the next fiscal year and schedule it for adoption later this month.

June 11, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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