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Two bond amounts used in survey

The survey commissioned by the Hart district to test the feasibility of placing a Proposition 39 facilities bond on the November ballot asked those surveyed about two different amounts for the potential bond.

Of the 800 voters surveyed, half were asked if they would support a $300 million bond, and half were asked about a $240 million bond. Twice the usual number of voters were surveyed, doubling the sample, so that both numbers could be surveyed, according to Jared Boigon of TBWB Strategies, the political consulting firm that is helping the William S. Hart Union High School District prepare for ...

August 29, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Duck, duck goose: UPDATED with photos

Why did the geese cross the road? To get to a lake on the other side.

A flock of Canadian geese, and a few ducks, waddle across the 10-lane Newhall Ranch Road at McBean Parkway a few times a day to get from one lake to another. Some drivers honk their car horns and swerve, while others screech to a halt to block traffic.

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


Hamburger named Saugus asst. principal

Diane Hamburger, who has been a science teacher at Saugus High School since 1989, has been named the school's new assistant principal.

The William. S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board confirmed the appointment at Wednesday's meeting, and it will be effective July 1. Hamburger attended the meeting with her husband, Mark, their daughter, Nicole, and their twin sons, Jonathan and Jason.

August 29, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Housing project would remove heritage oaks

When Wendy Langhans leads a small band of hikers back from a night hike through Towsley Canyon, she stops halfway down the trail and points across The Old Road to a place in the dark, under the stars.

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


SuperScoopers to return during 2008 fire season

The Los Angeles County Fire Department has renewed a contract with Canada for two firefighting SuperScooper airplanes during this year's fire season, an official announced today.

August 28, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Home sales: Up, up & away

Sales of existing single-family homes in the Santa Clarita Valley continued their rebound in May with more than 200 homes closing escrow, according to a Thursday report from the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

Despite the improvement for single-family home sales, condominium sales remain slow while the inventory of homes for sale is dropping and inching closer towards a balanced market between buyers and sellers.

August 28, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Survey: School bond would pass

A survey commissioned by the Hart district found that 65 percent of Santa Clarita Valley voters would be likely to vote for a bond measure that could potentially pay for new facilities, including a high school in Castaic, if the measure is placed on the November ballot.

The survey has a 5 percent margin of error, but only 55 percent approval is required to pass the $300 million Proposition 39 facilities bond.

August 28, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Up to 40,000 likely to attend

From carnival rides to on stage performances and even a series of live animal shows, the Valley Fair opened its gates to the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday, giving local families an opportunity to relax and have fun.

The fair, which continues through Sunday at the Saugus Speedway, is expected to draw between 30,000 and 40,000 visitors all weekend long and is sponsored by the State of California 51st District Agricultural Association.

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


City throws block party

Some may have been a little offended at first, but with music and barbecue smoke in the air and a wealth of advice at their fingertips, Canyon Country neighbors set up their folding chairs and went along with the party.

The city of Santa Clarita threw an Extreme Neighborhood Makeover block party Thursday night, an event for code enforcement officers and other city officials to work with 130 Canyon Country homeowners whose properties have fallen into a state of disrepair.

August 28, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A hazy shade of summer?

Over the past two days, anyone who walked outside in the valley likely noticed the sky appeared hazier than normal. Thank a lack of "June gloom" for that extra haze.

For the second straight day, the South Coast Air Quality Management District declared the air quality in the SCV as unhealthy for sensitive individuals Thursday. The district also forecast unhealthy air quality for today.

August 28, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff's Department needs a few good women

Women throughout the Santa Clarita Valley interested in becoming a sheriff's deputy will have a chance to see if they are qualified at a recruitment fair Saturday.

August 28, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Border control rally planned for Saturday

Border control will be the theme Saturday during the "Honor America" rally at the Santa Clarita Valley Civic Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

August 28, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nurse loan payment deadline nears

Eligible nursing students who need financial assistance to help pay for college still have a few days to apply for the 2007-08 academic year State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education programs.

August 28, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV blows up on the Fourth

If you like to see stuff blown up into a kaleidoscope of brilliantly colored bits and hear the ba-BOOM! of big explosions, but are smart enough to let the pros handle the pyrotechnics, the Santa Clarita Valley is the place to be after dark on the Fourth of July.

August 28, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV man killed near Acton

A 25-year-old Canyon Country man was killed Wednesday morning in Acton after his car was broadsided by another vehicle, the California Highway Patrol reported.

August 27, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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One sentenced following arrest during Santa Clarita billboard signature-gathering process

Of the eight people arrested during 10 days of signature-gathering at local stores only one has been prosecuted, found guilty and sentenced to three days in jail, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

May 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Meetings set for proposed SCV sewage rate hikes

Santa Clarita Valley residents will receive mailed notices within the next few weeks about proposed rate hikes in their sewage fees following a vote by the local Sanitation District board Wednesday night.

May 08, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Manner of death ‘undetermined’ in case of Castaic boy found in washing machine

Investigators with the county coroner's office have closed their case on 8-year-old Cole Hartman - the Santa Clarita Valley youngster found face-down and submerged in a water-filled washing machine last summer - without declaring the autistic boy's death an accident, suicide or homicide.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Child & Family Center CEO to retire

Directors for the Santa Clarita Valley Child & Family Center have accepted the retirement of the center's CEO, Darrell Paulk, effective Sept. 1.

May 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Suspect escapes deputies by bolting across I-5

A man arrested on Interstate 5 Wednesday on suspicion of transporting drugs kicked out the rear window of the cruiser he was placed in and ran across the entire freeway to escape sheriff's deputies, officials said.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Detectives release surveillance video image of gun club suspect

NOTE: The Signal news story about the theft can be seen at http://www.signalscv.com/section/36/article/119064/

May 07, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man who struggled with arresting officers gets 38 months in prison

An Azusa man initially charged with seven offenses has been sentenced to 38 months in state prison after pleading no contest to just two of the charges - evading an officer and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia Water Company: Down to the gallon

For water company customers who respond "How much is that?" when told to reduce consumption by 20 percent, Valencia Water Company says it has the exact answer.

May 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


LADWP lagging behind on replacing old power poles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An analysis finds the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has slipped far behind its schedule to replace aging power poles.

May 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff's deputies kick off national bike tour

Police Unity Tour: L.A. Deputies Bicycle to Washington DC in National Law Enforcement Event
Hi The Signal VI,

Los Angeles County Deputies Participate In a Journey of Honor:

May 07, 2014 | source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita projecting a balanced budget

City officials painted a rosy picture of Santa Clarita's projected budget for the next fiscal year during a meeting Tuesday night, calling it balanced and conservative while also containing funding for a variety of needed projects around the city.

May 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Miss Mexico U.S. returns to SCV with a new role

Standing inside a bathroom stall, 7-year-old Setareh Khatibi bathes herself in a bucket of tap water. She's used to the cold water on her skin and doesn't even grimace.

May 07, 2014 | By Nancy Angel Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Wilk, Knight ask McKeon to use another tactic to halt the Cemex mine

While legislative options to resolve the longstanding Cemex mine issue remain ongoing, two Santa Clarita Valley representatives are urging local Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, to try a different tactic to halt the mine.

May 06, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


No gun found following report of possible weapon spotted near Sierra Vista

Reports of a student in possession of a gun near Sierra Vista Junior High School Tuesday prompted swift response by local sheriff's deputies, but no weapon was found, school and law enforcement sources said.

May 06, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supreme Court declines to hear storm water pollution case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined this week to hear an appeal by Los Angeles County contesting a ruling that held it liable for storm water pollution.

May 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


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