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Cinco de Mayo - Not exactly Fourth of July

On Monday, Mexicans and Americans alike will observe Cinco de Mayo.

While many pe-ople joyously celebrate this holiday with food, drink and dance, its origins are sometimes forgotten.

July 05, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands attend first Castaic Days

The first ever Castaic Days was held this weekend, giving Castaic residents and the rest of the Santa Clarita Valley a chance to relax by Castaic Lake and enjoy the fishing, kayaking, food and live entertainment.

Renee Garneau-Sabol, Castaic Area Town Council member and coordinator of Castaic Days, said the event was designed to showcase Castaic Lake, especially because it recently underwent improvements in the form of new playgrounds and upgraded walkways.

July 05, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Outrage over VA demand growing in SCV

"Support Our Troops" is more than just a bumper sticker for many Santa Clarita residents showing their support for an Iwo Jima veteran cut off from his veterans benefits.

More men and women, young and old - mostly elderly- and more servicemen including more U.S. Marines continue to contact The Signal asking how they can help a local 87-year-old vet after it was reported the Department of Veterans Affairs cut off his VA benefits.

July 05, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Open house focuses on building safety

Just how safe is your house?

Santa Clarita city building officials will help answer that question at a Building Safety Week Open House on Tuesday morning.

July 05, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV student composes music for Madonna documentary

When Madonna's Malawi documentary, "I Am Because We Are," premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, the packed audience was not only moved by the images they saw on the screen but also by the music they heard, some of which was composed by a local student.

Jonathan Gordon, a 22-year-old student at The Master's College in Newhall, was tapped by his brother-in-law, director Nathan Rissman, to compose music for the documentary, which shows the abject poverty and deplorable conditions faced by the Malawian people.

July 05, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students hold book drive for Golden Oak

Some of the empty library shelves at Golden Oak Elementary School are now full of hardcovers and paperbacks, classics and picture books - everything a young student would want to read from Nancy Drew to SpongeBob SquarePants - thanks to the students at Sulphur Springs Elementary School.

Sulphur Springs students held a book drive last week, collecting more than 1,300 books for Sulphur Springs School District's newest school, which opens next fall in Canyon Country. Four student council members delivered the books to Golden Oak on Thursday, presenting them to Principal Gayle Abril.

July 04, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ripple effect on economy as prices rise at pump

Local gasoline prices were only a few cents from the $4-dollar-a-gallon mark for regular unleaded heading into this weekend, and at least one expert said he doesn't see a halt to skyrocketing prices until the end of the year. According to a gas-price survey compiled by Randy Cressall, owner of Valencia Auto Spa, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded stood at $3.93, up four cents from last week's average, late Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Garden dedicated to beloved former teacher

Joy Klepfer loved teaching so much.

July 04, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kids discover careers at COC

More than 1,500 students ages five to 20 years old converged on College of the Canyons for the first "Discovering Careers-2008," a hands-on career exploration event featuring exhibitors representing a broad spectrum of technical career fields.

The students attended the April 26 event to find out what people do in a multitude of careers, and businesses did not disappoint them.

July 04, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials want you to use 10% less water

If you drink a liter of water on any hot day this summer, drink nine deciliters instead.

If you water your lawn for 10 minutes, turn the sprinkler off after nine minutes.

July 03, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City's diverse faiths come together

There were prayers for unity and prayers for peace.

In several languages, members of the Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council celebrated the National Day of Prayer outside of Santa Clarita City Hall on Thursday and joined in praying for the local community.

July 03, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mountasia event today to raise funds for Summer Meltdown

The Yes I Can students of the William S. Hart High School District are throwing a fundraiser at Mountasia from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. today to help cover costs of the students' May 10 Summer Meltdown concert at Golden Valley High's outdoor amphitheater.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC plans open house on Tuesday

College of the Canyons will showcase its engineering, computer science, surveying, construction management and computer networking departments in an open house on Tuesday.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials plan 'clean' week

City officials are encouraging residents to "Keep Santa Clarita Clean" during the month of May and the city is kicking off the effort with Pride Week, beginning Sunday and ending May 10.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


School buses involved in 2 collisions

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a Santa Clarita transit bus collided with a William S. Hart Union High School District school bus on Newhall Avenue in Newhall, according to the California Highway Patrol. There were 30 children on the school bus at the time of the traffic collision.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Key member of Santa Clarita City Formation Committee to be honored

Mayor Laurene Weste will be hosting a "Lifetime of Service Tribute" to Connie Worden-Roberts, one of the original members of the city's first Planning Commission and a leader in the formation of the city of Santa Clarita.

May 12, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Scholarly Presentation to Examine Phenomena of ‘Cashing in on Crime’

College of the Canyons faculty member Dr. Karyl Kicenski will present an eye-opening discussion focused on the American "prison market," prison privatization and the burgeoning businesses associated with the construction of prison facilities, during the spring 2014 Scholarly Presentation "Cashing in on Crime," taking place May 22, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC).

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


Washington Monument reopens after earthquake

WASHINGTON (AP) - The towering symbol that honors the nation's first president reopened to the public Monday, nearly three years after an earthquake cracked and chipped the 130-year-old stone obelisk.

May 12, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Photo released of SCV 'upskirt photo victim' skirt

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives today released a small-sized photo of the alleged victim's dress (taken from surveillance video during the incident) in the "upskirt photo victim" case. They're hoping the victim will come forward.

May 12, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus stuntman planning record-breaking firewalk

Three years ago, Saugus stuntman Jayson Dumenigo set the world record for being on fire for the longest period of time - and surviving.

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


Grieving moms get a Mother's Day gift

Some Santa Clarita Valley mothers received an unexpected Mother's Day gift from the folks at Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary Sunday as part of the park's annual Mother's Day raffle.

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


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


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