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Santa Clarita unemployment rate plunges in April

Jobless numbers in Santa Clarita plunged to 4.6 percent in April, according to data released Friday by the California Economic Development Department.

May 16, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | 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 May 18-23, 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).

May 16, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Busy weekend will be marked by road closures

The Santa Clarita Valley will be abuzz with activities this weekend, including a celebration of triumph over cancer that draws thousands, two "starts" to the Amgen Tour of California, and plenty of potential traffic jams.

May 15, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Hot just like we thought

Temperatures rose to more than 100 scorching degrees in the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday as forecasters called for a slow cool-down beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend.

May 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Contaminated groundwater meeting called 'premature'

Local environmentalists attending a public meeting Thursday on the proposed cleanup of contaminated groundwater on Whittaker-Bermite called the meeting "premature," citing the exclusion of state mandated environmental documents.

May 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two wheeling to work on Bike to Work Day

Bike To Work Day is pretty straight forward. I get it.

May 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Women’s Conference to Help Attendees Reach ‘Beyond Barriers’

The annual College of the Canyons Women's Conference returns this summer with a lineup of inspiring presenters and empowering breakout sessions designed to help attendees reach beyond the barriers faced throughout their lives and achieve their dreams.

May 15, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 nabbed in probation/parole sweep

Local sheriff's deputies conducting an early morning probation/parole sweep Thursday arrested two men at two of four locations, a deputy involved in the sweep said.

May 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country man pleads guilty in $2.39 million consumer protection case

A Canyon Country man pleaded guilty Thursday for his role in a $2.39 million consumer protection case involving the buying and selling of gold coins and bullion, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

May 15, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Traffic advisory: Tour of California to shut down SCV roads

TRAFFIC ADVISORY - AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA TO IMPACT LOCAL ROADS ON MAY 16 & 17 (FRI & SAT)

May 15, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Special Closure Note – Memorial Day Weekend: To assist motorists in reaching their destinations as quickly and easily as possible over Memorial Day weekend, four lanes of southbound I-5 will be OPEN from May 23, 2014, at 5 a.m. through May 27, 2014, at 5 a.m.

May 15, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shinseki: VA 'must do better' on patient care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says he is "as mad as hell" over allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths at a Phoenix veterans hospital.

May 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


After husband's tragic death, widow takes on PTSD

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Amy Miner says her late husband's fight did not end when he left the war.

May 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Firefighters battle half dozen SoCal fires

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) - Nine wildfires covering more than 14 square miles scorched San Diego County on Wednesday, forcing thousands to flee their homes and prompting the closures of a college campus and Legoland California. No major injuries were reported.

May 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


California bill to ban plastic bags advances

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A bill to make California the first in the nation to impose a statewide ban on plastic bags at certain retailers passed a key legislative committee on Wednesday, but the legislation faces staunch opposition from bag manufacturers working to stem a flood of local bans meant to end clutter in landfills and beaches.

May 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


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


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