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Chamber sets 2009 Expo dates

The 2009 Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Expo is slated for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 and 10, at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, 20880 Centre Pointe Pkwy., Canyon Country 91351.

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teacher doubles as author

Canyon High School teacher Andy Smith is putting a new face on fiction geared to teenage boys.

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rollover water won't go stale

Santa Clarita Valley residents will avoid mandatory water rationing at least through 2009, a water official said Monday.

March 24, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lennar may buy back some of Newhall Land

Reports that Lennar Corp. may buy back at least some of The Newhall Land and Farming Company is good news for the 125-year-old development firm that built Valencia, a spokeswoman said Monday.

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita unemployment rises

Santa Clarita's unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percent to 6.8 percent from January to February, while Los Angeles County's rate during the same time period neared 11 percent, according to the California's Employment Development Department.

March 24, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district moves forward with auditorium

The auditoriums at Golden Valley and West Ranch high schools should be ready for student use by fall 2009, according to the William S. Hart Union High School District.

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teacher scores grant from Target

Rosedell Elementary teacher Kevin McGroary has received a $500 grant from the Target Field Trip Grants Program toward a field trip for his sixth-grade class. The grant covers transportation, supplies and equipment, resource materials and entry fees. Target's program aims to provide teachers with field trip funds to replace funds lost due to budget cuts.

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV sinks business stormdrain fee

The city of Santa Clarita's Development Process Advisory Committee voted to remove its Stormdrain Transfer Deposit Fee to reduce the expenses of local businesses. The omitted fees will make city-based projects affordable for businesses. The decision to remove the fee stems from the city's acknowledgement of the economic hardships of local businesses.

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crowd remembers lost Canyon High student

More than 200 students, many toting backpacks and holding candles, trudged nearly two miles from Canyon High School to First Christian Church, where they shared memories of Nicholas Wayne Pruett.

March 24, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sales tax revenue drops

Santa Clarita saw its worst drop in sales tax revenue ever in the fourth quarter of 2008 - a 15 percent plummet from the same period the year prior.

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies warn of scam

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies are warning residents about money transfer scams after a Castaic grandmother reported on Monday that a con man under the guise of her grandson bilked her out of $4,800, Sgt. Dan Peacock said.

March 24, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


District takes back 45 pink slips

Newhall School District will take back 45 of the 109 pink slips it sent to teachers and administrators and will take a look at increasing class sizes to meet a $2.4 million budget shortfall, district officials said Monday.

March 24, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Taking names: Student petitions to save North Park teachers' jobs

Choice Plasencia resolved to take action when she found out her fifth-grade teacher at North Park Elementary School had received a layoff notice.

March 24, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: March 24, 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:

"If it keeps staying this dry we will use every drop." - Dan Masnada, general manager of the Castaic Lake Water Agency (Click here for story)

March 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Author cooks up some plots

Published author and illustrator Mary Ann Fraser captured students' attentions at Plum Canyon Elementary School as she demonstrated how to create intriguing short stories using a writing-based "recipe."

March 23, 2009 | By Katie Wallace For The Signal | 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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