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Evacuation lifted in Acton

With the battle against the Station Fire tipping in favor of firefighters on Tuesday, L.A. County fire officials opened up parts of Acton to residents locked out by mandatory evacuations.

September 01, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Station Fire 22 percent contained; Acton evac order being lifted

The Station Fire has burned 127,513 acres and was 22 percent contained as of 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to county fire officials.

September 01, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Station Fire still threatens Mount Wilson

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A giant amphibious air tanker has made a huge water drop on flames on Mount Wilson northeast of Los Angeles.

The flying boat bombarded the peak Tuesday to extinguish flames from a sprawling wildfire that could endanger the historic Mount Wilson Observatory and adjacent TV, radio and cell phone towers serving the region.

September 01, 2009 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bike nights may come with a price

The Santa Clarita Planning Commission may OK a permit allowing the owner of Route 66 Classic Grill to keep having his weekly motorcycle nights but requiring him to pay for on-duty sheriff's deputies and private security guards.

September 01, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Detectives make pot bust in Castaic

A Castaic man and woman were arrested Monday morning after detectives found 18 marijuana plants and dozens of jars filled with the drug, sheriff's deputies said in a statement.

September 01, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Flying away from the daily grind

Every Saturday morning brings the same routine for dozens of local residents who trek up a hill overlooking Castaic Lake to a remote field.

September 01, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Sept. 1, 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:

September 01, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Acton residents flee to Red Cross center

It was 3 a.m. Sunday when firefighters showed up at the Soledad Canyon KOA campground to give the order: Evacuate.

James Whitmer, who lives and works at the park, packed everything he could fit into two suitcases, grabbed his dog and plenty of dog food, and hauled it all to a Red Cross disaster center set up at Golden Valley High School.

August 31, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Station Fire update: 2 Acton homes burn

The swath of destruction caused by the Station Fire widened to more than 164 square miles Monday, destroying two Acton homes before moving north toward the Antelope Valley.

"We watched a wall of flames about 3 miles wide burn through three canyons in 10 minutes," said David Stewart, 53, of Acton, who had a front-row seat for Sunday night's havoc. "All I could hear was this big roar of the fire and things exploding."

August 31, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


R.I.P. Jake Kuredjian, E.O.W. Aug. 31, 2001

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Hagop "Jake" Kuredjian was killed in the line of duty eight years ago on Aug. 31, 2001.

August 31, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stormwater fee results expected by Friday

City officials anticipate announcing the results of the stormwater fee ballot by Friday, Santa Clarita spokeswoman Gail Ortiz said.

August 31, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 31, 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:

August 31, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bike lane part of bigger plan

Decoro Drive bike lanes that drew a firestorm of criticism upon their sudden appearance two weeks ago are part of a plan to make the Santa Clarita Valley more bicycle friendly - a plan approved last year.

August 31, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man, woman busted in six-pack heist

A man and a woman were in custody after they allegedly tried to rob the Ralphs grocery store in Canyon Country Sunday evening.

August 31, 2009 | By Joey Gulino Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Evacuation from Acton — home and all

It was 3 a.m. Sunday when sheriff's deputies came through the Thousand Trails RV park in Acton, knocking on doors and calling through bullhorns for residents to get out.

August 31, 2009 | By Signal Staff | 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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