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Sherman backs Cemex swap bill

A San Fernando Valley congressman announced Tuesday he is co-sponsoring a federal bill that would prevent large-scale mining in Soledad Canyon.

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


District plans to buy portables

The Hart district will purchase 129 portable classrooms that it has been leasing from the state, most of which are currently in use, as the state retires from the business of leasing out portable classrooms.

September 02, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district OKs slimmer budget

After months of agonizing cuts to the Hart district budget - in excess of $10 million - the district governing board has voted to adopt a budget for the 2008/09 school year.

September 02, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City takes a gander at geese

Santa Clarita traffic engineers are scratching their heads to decide what to do about a flock of jaywalking Canadian geese that have been ruffling feathers of motorists forced to slam their brakes or swerve around the large birds.

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


COC president reaches milestone

When 37-year-old Dianne Van Hook accepted the position of Superintendent-President of College of the Canyons on July 1, 1988, she became the youngest person to hold that position in California, and one of only five women to serve in that position at the district level.

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


Hands-free phone law goes into effect today

The days of simultaneously chatting on a cellphone and driving a vehicle formally became history today in California. Unless, of course, you have a hands-free earpiece.

September 01, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Just another day in bankruptcy court

The Newhall Land and Farming Co. and 20 other debtors listed in a bankruptcy petition filed earlier this month by LandSource Communities Development LLC are settling in for a long court case.

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


July comes in like a lion as fire season starts early

Firefighters rushed to battle two simultaneous fires Tuesday morning, including one that burned uphill through thick brush toward several ranch-style homes in Sand Canyon.

September 01, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hospital revises plan

Revised plans for expanding Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital were out Monday, calling for a five-story-tall inpatient building with 120 beds, along with wider streets without resorting to eminent domain.

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


Discrimination claimed at College of Canyons

A College of the Canyons instructor claims she was harassed and intimidated after she complained of pregnancy discrimination at the community college.

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


A road warrior who battles traffic jams

When Connie Worden-Roberts moved to Valencia in 1975, Six Flags Magic Mountain was only a few years old, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital had just opened its doors and thousands of homes that would fill up the Santa Clarita Valley were still just drawings on paper.

August 31, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A high school inspired by a non-conformist

According to the Bowman High School Web site, Bowman was founded in September 1969 primarily through the efforts of one special person - Jereann Bowman.

August 31, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Helmers student experiments with solar car dependability

With gas prices soaring and no end in sight, the world needs more students like 11-year-old Aleem Zaki to come up with alternative methods of transportation.

August 31, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia grad wins Zonta scholarship

Allison Tamboline, a 2008 graduate of Valencia High School, has received a $1,000 Young Women in Public Affairs scholarship from Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley.

August 31, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcyclist dies on I-5

A Rancho Santa Margarita woman was killed after her motorcycle collided with the center divider on Interstate 5 in Osito Canyon near Pyramid Lake just before 11 a.m. Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

August 31, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Angeles National Forest Announces ‘Fee Free’ National Get Outdoors Day

WASHINGTON D.C. -- U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell invites families to experience the benefits of nature by participating in the annual National Get Outdoors Day, Saturday (June 14). Also known as "GO Day," it is a "fee free" day in the Angeles National Forest.

June 11, 2014 | Source: USFS | Santa Clarita Valley News


City Council takes next step toward budget plan

Santa Clarita City Council members decided Tuesday to move forward with the proposed $191.5 million budget city budget for the next fiscal year and schedule it for adoption later this month.

June 11, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Clean skies, big bear

It's a hot Tuesday afternoon at Mountainview Elementary School in Santa Clarita as more than 900 students dressed in various colors of white, tan, brown, and black file out onto the expansive grass field adjacent to the school.

June 11, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC hosts 5th annual Women’s Conference

College of the Canyons Women's Conference aimed to encourage women to enter non-traditional fields on Tuesday, but according to the keynote speaker women have a ways to go to attain equality.

June 11, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Einstein appeal hearing delayed

An appeal to the Santa Clarita City Council filed by officials from the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences seeking to open a school on Rye Canyon Road in the Santa Clarita Valley has been delayed until July.

June 10, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chloride public meetings begin Wednesday night

The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District beings a series of public information meetings Wednesday night that will culminate in a public hearing June 30 on proposed sewage rate increases.

June 10, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man ordered to trial in 210 Freeway death

A North Hollywood man charged in the death of a woman who fell from a moving vehicle onto the Foothill Freeway last August has been ordered to stand trial, according to a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

June 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC graduates 58 from nursing program

College of the Canyons graduated 58 nursing students Tuesday in a ceremony that paid tribute to the history of the profession.

June 10, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district hires career development coordinator

The William S. Hart Union High School District has hired Sue Reynolds to serve as the district's career development coordinator.

June 10, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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