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Hart: Budget cuts won't hurt pupils

The Hart district was in the process of restructuring its special education program even before the jobs of 30 resource instructional assistants were cut from the district budget, an official with the district said Tuesday.

The district governing board voted to eliminate all 30 resource instructional assistant positions in March as part of more than $10 million in cuts that were needed to meet the state's proposed budget require-ments.

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


Pedophile bill clears hurdle in Legislature

An anti-pedophile bill introduced by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth passed through the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, clearing what his staff calls a "major legislative hurdle."

Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, introduced the Surrogate Stalker Act in response to self-proclaimed pedophile Jack McClellan visiting the Santa Clarita Valley in 2007.

July 01, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News brief

About 243 Valencia residents and Southern California Edison customers went without electricity for more than four hours Sunday night.

June 30, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trial nears in infant death case

Nearly two years after she was charged with murder and assault on a child for allegedly dumping her dead newborn daughter in a trash bin, Jacqueline Linaras is set to appear in Dept. G of the San Fernando Superior Court today for her pretrial conference.

Attorneys from both sides will discuss formal evidence and file potential motions with the judge. At today's hearing, Judge Alice Hill will oversee the proceedings.

June 30, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Paramedics, EMTs go on strike

With labor negotiations at a standstill, more than 60 Santa Clarita Valley paramedics and emergency medical technicians were among those who rejected American Medical Response's most recent offer and carried through with a planned strike Monday morning.

Corporate officials say they will keep the service going with assistance from other ambulance firms and hope to see a quick end to the strike.

June 30, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mayors prayer breakfast set for Thursday

A local business group will be hosting the 4th annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayors Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning at the Valencia Hyatt to pray for leaders who shape the future of the community.

The Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council will be hosting its own prayer event in front of City Hall after the breakfast.

June 30, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC to celebrate Law Day Thursday

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Law Day on Thursday, College of the Canyons will hold student debates and a presentation on the issue of appointed versus elected judges, all with a theme of "Can You Buy Your Own Judge?"

A recent article by the former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on interest groups and the court system inspired a COC student planning committee to find out more about the issue and then present its findings (including commentary from United States District Court Judge Otis Wright, Jr., and California Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Buckley) in honor ...

June 30, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alleged Hart scandal being probed

An employee at a Hart district high school is being investigated for allegedly having an "inappropriate" relationship with a 16-year-old student, it was reported Monday.

June 30, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC to host communication strategist

Communication strategist Pamela Cox-Otto will give a series of presentations on marketing to and teaching a multi-generational audience, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons on May 12.

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


Two DUI arrests made at Newhall checkpoint

A joint sobriety checkpoint over the weekend resulted in two DUI arrests, Sgt. Matthew Hill of the California Highway Patrol reported on Sunday.

June 29, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Search & Rescue team sharpens its skills

With springtime in the Santa Clarita Valley in full swing, many residents take it upon themselves to enjoy a beautiful warm morning at one of the areas many canyons, trails, paths and nature walks. However, enjoying a nature walk is not risk-free. The threat of injury or entrapment along any of these trails or canyons can be life-threatening, and it is incumbent upon the county Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team to seek out individuals in distress and assist them to safety.

June 29, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


School named for leader with foresight

Editor's note: Over the next several weeks, The Signal is giving you a closer look at local schools named for individuals.

Of the 15 schools in the Saugus Union Elementary School District, two have been named for former superintendents who left legacies of fostering excellence in education for all students in the communities of Canyon Country, Saugus, and Valencia.

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


Boydston reflects on council term

Over the last 16 months, TimBen Boydston made each of the Santa Clarita City Council meetings a lot longer than they already were - and he's not apologizing for it.

During his brief time serving on the City Council, the Newhall resident was known for his many probing questions and criticism aimed at not only local developers and their massive projects, but fellow council members and city staff as well.

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


Veterans dept. says ex-marine owes nearly $4,000

Picture in your mind the iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photograph of the Second World War.

One of the proudest moments in American history - five brave U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy serviceman working together to erect the Stars & Stripes atop a strategic island in the West Pacific Ocean.

June 29, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Volunteers clean home sites lost to wildfires

Every few seconds, volunteers walked onto the sidewalk carrying a shovelful of debris.

Wearing white masks on their faces, they tossed the remains into a large dumpster, sending dust and ash into the air.

June 28, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Whittaker-Bermite groundwater cleanup plan set for public comment

State officials prepped to unveil their seven-year plan to clean up contaminated groundwater on the Whittaker-Bermite site have extended the public comment period from 30 to 49 days in anticipation of an enthusiastic response from the community.

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


Red flag warning extended through Wednesday in SCV

National Weather Service forecasters extended a red flag warning through Wednesday in the Santa Clarita Valley and other mountain and valley areas of Southern California, warning of high fire danger and continued high winds and high temperatures.

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


Father pleads not guilty in son’s stabbing

A 56-year-old man ordered to stand trial for the stabbing of his son has pleaded not guilty to the charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

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


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


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