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Newhall Land ‘will continue'

Newhall Land is not going out of business, despite a petition by its parent company last weekend to file for bankruptcy protection.

August 11, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspect tricks ATM out of $9,200

Deputies Monday were searching for a suspect with a device that duped an ATM into "thinking" it was handing out $1 bills, when it was really dispensing $20 bills.

August 11, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hold the tomato, Jack

Ask for tomato on your sandwich at Subway and you'll be offered peppers instead.

August 11, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall Land says commitments are solid

With Newhall Land and Farming Company's requirement to pay millions for some of the city's biggest infrastructure projects, Santa Clarita city officials are evaluating the company's funding obligations in light of news that Newhall Land's parent company, LandSource Communities Development LLC, has filed for bankruptcy.

August 11, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teen girl in critical condition after crash

A 16-year-old Santa Clarita girl was seriously injured late Monday night after her sport-utility vehicle collided with a station wagon in Newhall, Sgt. Byron Wainie said Tuesday.

August 11, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council to take on budget Tuesday

The Santa Clarita City Council will begin tackling next year's $165 million city budget in a public hearing Tuesday.

August 10, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Small businesses slumping

Mike Anderson can pinpoint the time when his small business first saw a slowdown.

It was May 2006, right when gas began selling for $3 a gallon.

August 10, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McGrath surprised, honored by school's name

The closely guarded secret was revealed at Superintendent J. Michael McGrath's retirement dinner, taking even his secretary by surprise:

The next school built in the Newhall School District would be named in McGrath's honor.

August 10, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Highlands math whiz earns perfect score

Most sixth graders don't even pass the Math Honors Test given each year by the Saugus Union School District, and only one student in the 12 year history of the test has earned a perfect score.

August 10, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Memorial gardens raise money for the troops

Two boys from Santa Clarita died in Iraq.

On Sunday, their service and the service paid by scores of other local military heroes to our country was honored, not with a gun salute or a parade down Main Street, but with a simple invitation to stroll through gardens of flowers and a simple message - remember those who serve.

August 10, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man caught with coke, marijuana on Highway 14

A Lancaster man was arrested in Canyon Country after authorities found more than six grams of rock cocaine, less than one gram of marijuana and nearly $3,000 in cash in his vehicle during a traffic stop, an official said Monday.

August 10, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Italian Feast satisfies

One does not need to fly East to please the palate with the taste an Italian feast. For those living in the Santa Clarita Valley, one only has to travel to Westfield's Valencia Town Center, where the sights and sounds of Italy came to life Saturday with an entire day of food, music and play.

For the second straight year, Frankie Competelli - owner of Hollywood's Frankie's on Melrose - brought the Italian-American experience to life through The Feast of the Blessed Mother Mary.

August 09, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Video team nabs dual awards

The video program at West Ranch High School continued its award-winning work this spring, bringing home honors from state and national competitions.

At the 42nd annual California Media Festival, the WRTV daily broadcast was named the Best Student Produced Television Show in the state of California. "The Coffin," a short film by Tyler Sellars and Josh Chocooj, was named Most Creative Video and "Cruel Melody," a music video by Aaron LaRue and Jordan Paterson, won Best Cinematography at the festival.

August 09, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


History given life

Some 30 young children and teenagers swimming in a community pool at Soledad Canyon's Thousand Trails in Acton were surprised Saturday when a cannon was fired.

Thankfully, the cannon was not real. Instead, the fake piece of artillery was used to take about 300 onlookers back in time to the 1860s, when America was engulfed in the Civil War.

August 09, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


French fry grease turned into fuel

A lot of people complain about the skyrocketing price of gasoline, but a West Ranch High School chemistry teacher, with the help of his students, decided to do something about it.

After gathering used vegetable oil from a local Burger King, teacher Benjamin Scott taught his students how to turn the leftover french fry grease into biodiesel fuel.

August 09, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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CORRECTION: Nighttime closure planned for Interstate 5 middle lanes

The California Department of Transportation announced Friday it will be closing the two middle lanes of the freeway in both directions between Van Nuys Boulevard and State Route 118 to demolish the median.

January 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Another Cemex stall?

Two months after a congressional subcommittee determined it needs a cost estimate before considering a bill to block a mega-mine in Canyon Country, the request to conduct the estimate hasn't been made, The Signal has learned.

January 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt and Luke Money Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local water retailer honored nationally

The Newhall County Water District has won its sixth consecutive award for fiscal responsibility.

January 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City facilities closed Monday for MLK day

Santa Clarita city facilities, including City Hall and all branches of the city public library system, will be closed Monday to mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crime rate increases in 2013

The number of reported Part 1 crimes handled by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station in 2013 was higher than in 2012 but still significantly lower than five years ago, according to data released Friday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

January 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local Democratic group holds health care forum

About 35 people turned out Saturday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Valencia to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and Covered California - the state's health insurance exchange.

January 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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