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Homeowners getting rebate

It's not just a federal stimulus check that's going to be in the mailbox this spring.

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Santa Clarita homeowners are expected to receive refunds averaging around $660 per household following an ongoing reassessment of diminished local property values.

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


Students sent to boot camp

Students at Sierra Vista Junior High started off Thursday with "Reveille," the traditional military bugle call, as teachers dressed in battle fatigues prepared them for the upcoming state benchmark tests.

The Benchmark Boot Camp is one of the innovative programs the Canyon Country school uses to help at-risk students improve their test scores.

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


Junior high student hit by pickup truck

A seventh-grader from Rancho Pico Junior High School was injured Thursday morning when he was hit by a pickup truck near Pico Canyon Elementary School in Stevenson Ranch.

The boy was on foot and on his way to school around 7:25 a.m. when he was hit by a brown Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Gary Fortner at the intersection of Constitution Avenue and Pico Canyon Road, according to Officer John Lutz, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol's Newhall area station. Fortner was not arrested.

May 29, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


State GOP questions council mailers

The California Republican Party is questioning the legality of a campaign mailer that appears to connect City Council candidates Bob Kellar and Bob Spierer with official Republican Party endorsements, according to a party spokesman.

The mailer, sent out by the Committee for a Safer Santa Clarita, is labeled as the "Santa Clarita City Council Official Republican Voter Guide" and encourages voters to vote for the "Republican Endorsed" candidates. The colorful card lists seven local Republican leaders who have endorsed the two candidates. Kellar and Spierer did not authorize the material before it was printed, according to the mailer.

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


Pair arrested for assaulting 16-year-old

Two Canyon Country men were arrested this week for assaulting a 16-year-old boy with a knife and baseball bat.

May 29, 2008 | Parimal Rohit | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Castro murder trial on break

May 29, 2008 | bY Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CARe offers recovery counseling for wildfire victims

CARe, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides free information and disaster recovery counseling to victims of a natural disaster, focusing primarily on insurance claims and construction issues, invites homeowners and others affected by last October's Santa Clarita Valley wildfires to a special meeting starting 10 a.m. Saturday at the SCV Senior Center.

CARe counselors have already assisted many families who were affected by the recent Santiago Canyon, Corral Canyon (Malibu) and San Diego County fires.

May 29, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Student hit by car in Stevenson Ranch

A seventh-grader from Rancho Pico Junior High School was injured this morning after he was hit by a car near Pico Canyon Elementary School in Stevenson Ranch.

May 28, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Death knell for Newhall MRF?

To calm remaining fears that a large recycling plant could still be built along Sierra Highway in Newhall, City Manager Ken Pulskamp said this week he will request that Burrtec Waste Industries abandon the Newhall site as an option.

May 28, 2008 | Katherine Geyer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water agency offers toilet rebates

The rush for a better flush has prompted local water officials to offer Santa Clarita Valley homeowners a second batch of toilet rebate vouchers.

May 28, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two arrested after fight

Two Canyon Country men were arrested this week for assaulting a 16-year-old boy with a knife and baseball bat.

May 28, 2008 | Parimal Rohit | Santa Clarita Valley News


City backs protecting proposed landfill site

The Santa Clarita City Council this week stated its support of a state Senate bill that would allow property in Elsmere Canyon to be included within the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor.

May 28, 2008 | Katherine Geyer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former Dodgers attend annual benefit leadoff event

The Boys & Girls Club of the Santa Clarita Valley hosted "A Night on the Diamond" at Newhall Park on Wednesday, the leadoff event for the club's 37th annual benefit.

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


District: More study needed on drug testing

After listening to a report from the District Advisory Committee on drug testing and discussing various options available to decrease student drug use, Hart district governing board members decided more study is needed before they make a decision on whether or not to implement a mandatory drug testing program for students in extracurricular activities.

May 28, 2008 | Sharon Cotal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Districts to governor: 'We're not gonna take it'

Some local school districts are sending Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a message by officially passing a resolution opposing the governor's 2008/09 budget cuts.

May 28, 2008 | Sharon Cotal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Hagel says rush to judgment on Bergdahl 'unfair'

BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


A Hart-felt send-off

June 04, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC voting lawsuit set to move ahead

In a two-hour closed-door session Tuesday, College of the Canyons trustees wrangled over a lawsuit against the Santa Clarita Community College District alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local street food vendors inspected

A joint sweep of Santa Clarita Valley street food vendors last week resulted in inspectors confiscating more than 10 food carts, sheriff's officials said.

June 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Colossus to close at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain's iconic roller coaster Colossus will close Aug. 16 after a 36-year run, officials at the Santa Clarita Valley theme park announced Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Voters trickle in to SCV polling places

Voter turnout appeared sluggish today at Santa Clarita Valley polling places as the 2014 primary election got under way.

June 03, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Outlaw motorcycle club affiliate arrested in Newhall bar stabbing

After a month-long investigation into the stabbing of a father and son outside a Newhall bar, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives have arrested an affiliate of the outlawed Vagos Motorcycle Club on suspicion of attempted murder, a sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


1 injured in Highway 14 collision in SCV

A woman was injured and taken to the hospital Tuesday following a two-car traffic collision on Highway 14 near Golden Valley Road, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Grizzlies go on

June 03, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze | Santa Clarita Valley News


Primary could yield surprise

The first gubernatorial primary under California's new top-two system has evolved into a typical campaign between Republicans hoping to come in second, pitting a state lawmaker who is a tea party favorite against a socially moderate investment banker making his first run for public office.

June 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Teens in SCV weekend collision recovering

Two Santa Clarita Valley teens injured in a late-night crash last weekend were resting at home Monday, a third was due to go home and a fourth was released, although it was unclear whether she went home or to another hospital, officials said.

June 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV sheriff’s detectives looking to snare mouse trap bandit

Bank robbers used sticky mouse traps to try to catch themselves some loot recently through the slot of a Santa Clarita Valley bank night deposit box.

June 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ performances canceled at The Rep

Persistent heckling from an audience member during a performance of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" led to the shut-down of the production's remaining Santa Clarita Valley run.

June 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CHP: Officers bust illegal car club in Bouquet Canyon

A joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

June 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kennedy’s courage

It seemed a perfectly normal summer day July 29, 2013, as Melissa Urban of Castaic left work. Like many working moms, she still had plenty to do, starting with picking up her 17-month-old daughter, Kennedy, from child care, and later delivering dinner to her laid-up boss.

June 02, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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