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Supervisors to vote on condo plan

Amendment of a 22-year-old land-use plan that would allow the development of 165 condominiums in Canyon Country is up for a vote today by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

May 12, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water district to get green building

The Newhall County Water District plans to break ground for a lean, green new administration building on Wednesday.

May 12, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Where the buffalo roam: Hart Park

Debbie Pepe remembers riding her bike as a kid to William S. Hart Park to see the bison.

May 12, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mayors blast cash grab

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger tried to drum up support Monday for the flagging propositions on May's special election ballot, but the 20 or so city officials who made up his audience were not real receptive to the message.

May 12, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kids help raise funds for school

The Castaic Education Foundation is giving more than 1,000 Castaic Middle School students a chance to fold origami cranes, play Bunco and solve logic problems all with the hope of raising money for the school.

May 12, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Backyard snakebite kills dog

Just before midnight Friday, Wil Maxham lay awake, terrified that his phone would ring.

May 12, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


FCOC hosts art festivals

The College of the Canyons Fine and Performing Arts division will host its 2009 "ARTstART Festival" on Friday, May 15 to Sunday, May 17 at the Valencia campus. The festival will celebrate the aesthetic achievements of its students and COC's artistic offerings and facilities.

May 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tom Rush, The Lovell Sisters to perform

Musician Tom Rush and the trio The Lovell Sisters will play at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons at 2 p.m. on May 16.

May 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Writer signs Michelle Obama comic book

Canyon Country resident Pamela Dilworth never collected comic books - that was until Barack Obama became president.

May 11, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Project Lifesaver hits SCV

Local families will soon be able to take part in Project Lifesaver, a program designed to keep children with special needs and patients with dementia from wandering and becoming lost.

"Project Lifesaver is a nation-wide program and it really was a program that started to help families find their children or loved ones if they were to wander off," said Kevin Tonoian, the city's technology services manager.

May 11, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kids learn self-defense

Several children left Gavin Espinosa's ATA Martial Arts studio on Saturday feeling more empowered to flee an unknown stranger should one ever approach them.

"I learned all about how to become really safe and to know the difference between good and bad strangers," said 10-year-old Haley Lohrli, of Valencia. "I learned how to get away from people in a bad situation."

May 11, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students seek jobs, too

High-school students who are job-hunting this summer are finding the hunt isn't an easy one. One Valencia High School student who has been out looking said he's applied to "a million places" for a summer job.

While that was an exaggeration, Peter Stenquist wasn't embellishing when he expressed his disappointment over the matter.

May 11, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: May 11, 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:

May 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials outline fire season safety measures

Santa Barbara's disastrous Jesusita Fire has sparked concerns in the Santa Clarita Valley about the return of fire season and the need to be prepared, a County fire spokesman said.

The Jesusita Fire destroyed or damaged 75 homes and burned 3,500 acres, forcing more than 20,000 people to be evacuated as of Friday. The newest wildfire to ravage California reignited the push for fire preparedness by Los Angeles County fire officials.

May 11, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Michele E. Buttelman: Have a great Mother’s Day

To all the hard working moms in the Santa Clarita Valley I hope you received breakfast in bed and a gift certificate to a wonderful spa. That's what I'm holding out for!

May 10, 2009 | Michele E. Buttelman | Santa Clarita Valley News


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SCV petition conflict escalates

Attorneys for outdoor advertising interests sponsoring the Santa Clarita billboard petition drive have filed a cease-and-desist demand against the company they accuse of blocking signature gathering.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money and Jim Holt Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Body found in Newhall apartment fire

The discovery of a body inside a burning Newhall apartment is under investigation by homicide detectives and arson investigators, county fire and coroner officials said Tuesday.

April 29, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district graduation rate remains above state average

Graduation rates in the William S. Hart Union High School District continued to far outpace the average rates in the county and the state, according to numbers released this week.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate committee approves bills to modernize state water system

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills in a package of legislation by committee chair Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to modernize California's water system.

April 29, 2014 | Source: Office of State Sen. Fran Pavley | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community joins to create SCV mosaic

Shards of red, orange and yellow tile lined a 40-foot-long mural on the bike trail that parallels Creekside Road on Monday, forming a shining sun setting over green fields with blooming flowers - a community's hopeful reflection of itself.

April 28, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


10th annual SCV Mayors Prayer Breakfast scheduled Thursday

The 10th annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayors Prayer Breakfast is scheduled Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel, with Christian comedian Brad Stine as the featured speaker.

April 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: SCV Sheriff's Station weekend saturation patrol nets 10 arrests

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested 10 people during a weekend "saturation patrol" aimed at getting under-the-influence drivers off the road, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Congressional candidate Lee Rogers sues Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Simi Valley podiatrist Lee Rogers, a candidate in this year's race to represent California's 25th Congressional District, is suing the hospital that contracted his services, claiming a doctor there bad-mouthed him, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by The Signal.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car plows into Canyon Country restaurant

A vehicle slammed through a Canyon Country restaurant Monday after the driver mistook the accelerator for the brake, authorities said.

April 28, 2014 | By Austin Dave Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car found abandoned in ravine

California Highway Patrol officers are looking into the circumstances surrounding a black Corvette found abandoned at the bottom of a ravine along Bouquet Creek over the weekend, according to the CHP.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Principals sought for SCV junior high schools

Now that two upcoming vacancies have been filled in the high school leadership of the William S. Hart Union High School District, new principals must be hired in the junior high school ranks.

April 28, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Twin sisters recount the Holocaust

Twin sisters Rita Kahane and Serena Rubin told a small congregation at Beth Shalom Sunday how lucky they were to have survived several life-threatening moments during the Holocaust, most notably perhaps being the day Nazi doctor Josef Mengele came looking for twins.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Creek Academy lends a hand

The PTA at West Creek Academy recently donated clothing and school supplies to help underprivileged students in Nicaragua.

April 28, 2014 | By Nancy Angel Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The stories survive

Overtaken by memories, Erika Schwartz clutches a collection of yellowed, slightly crumpled photographs - all she has left of her entire family.

April 28, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Lifestyle Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nissan rewards students for good attendance

Nissan of Valencia executive manager Dan Sterkel presented William S. Hart Union High School District students who had attendance records of 97 percent or higher with gifts, scholarships and a car, totaling $21,800 on Saturday.

April 26, 2014 | Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


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