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Teacher put on leave

A teacher at West Ranch High School is on administrative leave while school officials investigate allegations that the teacher had inappropriate contact with a student.

The Hart high school district's human resources director, Rochelle Neal, said she could not confirm the teacher's identity Monday, citing the need to protect the privacy and identities of both parties.

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


Two local men killed in auto collisions

Two local men died in separate traffic collisions this weekend.

Antonio Galvan Jr., 28, of Stevenson Ranch, was killed when his vehicle overturned on Interstate 5 south of the Newhall Pass early Sunday morning.

August 04, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 sisters from Dubai graduate from COC

For many high school graduates in the Santa Clarita Valley, College of the Canyons is often the college of convenience - a two-year academic institution located in Valencia that offers affordable alternatives to earning a degree or certificate and gaining an advantage in the workplace.

Though it is understood that College of the Canyons does not attract students exclusively from the Santa Clarita Valley, many would not expect students from halfway around the world to attend.

August 03, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC to recognize Emeritus College and ESL students

The College of the Canyons Community and Continuing Education department will host a Recognition Reception honoring students from the college's Emeritus College and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs on Monday.

The evening's events will include a photo power-point presentation chronicling the 2007-08 school year and a special awards ceremony to recognize the Student of the Year honorees from both the Emeritus College and ESL programs. Student of the Month, Honorable Mention Student and Perfect Attendance Student honorees from throughout the school year will also be recognized.

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


Hart High's top grad has political plans

As the editor of The Smoke Signal, Hart High School's student newspaper, Waseem Salahi stayed involved in student events during his senior year, but at the same time managed to earn the highest GPA at his school.

August 03, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Land baron lends name to school, district

He has a community, a hospital, an avenue, a foundation and a company named for him, so it should come as no surprise that there is also a school district and an elementary school in Santa Clarita named for Henry Mayo Newhall.

Newhall traveled to San Francisco from his home in Saugus, Mass., in 1850, too late to strike it rich in the gold mines as he had planned, according to a biography provided by the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation. Instead, Newhall opened up an auctioneering and import/export business, with the first auction featuring most of his possessions including ...

August 03, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Two juveniles hospitalized for Ecstasy

August 02, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man stabbed in Canyon Country

A 22-year-old man was reportedly stabbed in the chest or torso area Saturday evening in the Cordova Estates Mobile Home park. According to Lt. Mark Hershey of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station, the incident occurred around 8:00 p.m. in the 27300 block of Sierra Highway. The motive for the stabbing is unknown, but Hershey said it may be gang-related. A suspect is currently being sought by deputies. The victim was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital where he is reportedly being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

August 02, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


More than 50 meet 'Dog Whisperer'

More than 50 fans of dog behavior specialist Cesar Millan lined up at a Valencia bistro Saturday to catch the Dog Whisperer during a book signing.

Millan, a Santa Clarita resident, is currently in the midst of bringing his Dog Psychology Center to the local area as a means of educating dog owners about caring for their pets.

August 02, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wonder where your bus is? Check GPS

Within a year, GPS technology will bring interactive electronic maps to some of the city's bus stops to give bus riders real-time updates on how long they will need to wait for their bus.

The Santa Clarita City Council this week gave the green light to hire New Zealand-based consultant Connexionz to install a transit information network on the city's entire 81-vehicle fleet.

August 02, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Relay for Life will net nearly $500,000

Thousands of individuals impacted by cancer gathered at Central Park on Saturday for the record-setting 10th annual Santa Clarita Valley Relay for Life.

The American Cancer Society sponsored event, known as "A Passport to Hope," included 109 teams, plus dozens of visitors and volunteers, to fight for the cause and raise money for research, according to Candy Spahr, one of the three event chairpersons.

August 02, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Despite bill hike, contract renewed

Local water officials have renewed their contract with a San Francisco consulting firm despite an 11th hour increase of 67 percent in the company's last bill and concerns voiced by one board member about "routine work" continually being farmed out to experts.

August 01, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

'Dog Whisperer' visiting Valencia Bistro today

August 01, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC's applied tech center wins award

The College of the Canyons Center for Applied Competitive Technologies has won the 2007-2008 Exemplary Innovation Award by the California Community College's Economic and Workforce Development program.

August 01, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Educational options recognized

It's been a long time coming, but alternative schools like Bowman High School finally got the recognition they deserve when state legislators named the month of May Educational Options Month.

August 01, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Water district switching to flat rate

Newhall County Water District officials have pulled the plug on a tiered water rate structure initially designed to encourage ratepayers to conserve water.

June 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Liquid meth the newest way to fool border agents

Law-enforcement officials say they've detected a new wrinkle in the cross-border trafficking of methamphetamine: drug makers are creating a liquid form of meth to more easily smuggle it into the United States from Mexico.

June 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Touch-a-Truck raises funds for SCV Senior Center

Touch-A-Truck, a family friendly outdoor event that provides attendees with an up-close look at a variety of different vehicles, was held Saturday at Central Park in Saugus. Funds raised from the event went to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.

June 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car show raises money for Gentle Barn

Dozens of vehicles went on display Saturday for an event meant to thrill gearheads and support The Gentle Barn.

June 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for I-5 Truck Lanes Project

Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of June 15-21, 2014, as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14). More information about the project is here.

June 14, 2014 | Source: California Department of Transportation | Santa Clarita Valley News


Go Kings Go

The Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup in Game 5 versus the New York Rangers on Friday.

June 13, 2014 | Photo by Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | 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 June 15-22, 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.

June 13, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Flag Day is Saturday

Santa Clarita workers mounted American flags on light standards throughout the city Friday in preparation for Flag Day - an idea hatched by a Wisconsin school teacher.

June 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Sheriff’s lieutenant denies wrongdoing in federal obstruction trial

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department administrators were safeguarding an informant from retaliation when they had him transferred from Men's Central Jail to more secure satellite facilities - not hiding him in a bid to block a federal probe of alleged jailhouse misconduct - a lieutenant testified Friday.

June 13, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Guglielmelli pleads no contest in murder-for-hire plot

A Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife, who's a model, faces nine years in prison after pleading no contest to attempted murder Friday.

June 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV residents invited to ‘Fill the Boot’

Santa Clarita Valley firefighters were out in force today inviting people to "Fill the Boot" to help fight neuromuscular diseases.

June 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jam Session goes Japanese in Newhall

June 12, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC settles Voting Rights Act lawsuit

As part of a settlement announced Thursday, the Santa Clarita Community College District has agreed to offer cumulative voting for board of trustees elections, pay $850,000 in plaintiffs' legal fees and take several measures to address allegations that its voting system violates Latino voters rights.

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


Millar to speak at ArtTree

Michael Millar, a founding member of the Santa Clarita Arts Commission, will be the guest speaker Wednesday at the ArtTree Community Arts Center.

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


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


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