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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


The Signal's March Madness winner

May 10, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Nearly 1,000 more ballots to be counted Tuesday

Nearly 1,000 more ballots for the Santa Clarita City Council election held last Tuesday will be counted this Tuesday - and they are expected to determine the council's newest member.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘We stayed with her and prayed for her’

A Bay Area couple traveling southbound on Interstate 5 pulled two adults out of a shattered SUV that was involved in a high-speed crash, then told stories and prayed for the couple's 16-year-old daughter when they couldn't get her out of the crumpled vehicle, one of the rescuers said Monday.

April 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assembly district candidates debate CEQA, business

The importance of promoting business and economic growth was a main topic discussed by four candidates running to represent the 36th Assembly District during a forum put on by Santa Clarita Valley media outlets last weekend.

April 14, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pace of presidential prep picks up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included.

April 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


A jump start on the egg hunt

More than 70 kids gathered Easter eggs at Summit Park on Sunday as part of the YMCA's Egg-stravaganza event.

April 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV voters turned out in lows for council election

The intrigue of an open seat and a guaranteed new council member apparently didn't translate to increased voter interest, as voter participation in Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council election was lower than the last election in 2012, according to numbers released by the city this week.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands get muddy at Castaic Lake

Thousands of runners got down and dirty Sunday as they competed in the annual Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race at Castaic Lake.

April 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia brush fire burns half an acre in Santa Clara River wash

A half-acre of "heavy brush" in the Santa Clara River wash near the corner of Valencia Boulevard and Cinema Drive prompted swift action from county firefighters, who knocked the fire down in less than 20 minutes, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

April 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 kids, 3 adults injured in two-vehicle crash near Gorman

Six people including three children were "critically injured" and airlifted to the hospital Sunday following a two-vehicle crash near Gorman, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

April 13, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Driver Fatigue blamed in fatal crash near Agua Dulce

Driver fatigue is suspected to have played a part in a single-car crash near Agua Dulce Saturday night that claimed the life of a Palmdale man, according to the California Highway Patrol officer investigating the incident.

April 13, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita City Council votes to be tallied Tuesday

The race for the Santa Clarita City Council seat formerly occupied by Frank Ferry is expected to be decided Tuesday - a week after the election was held.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands attend waste disposal event

Thousands of people hauled obsolete electronics, unneeded paint and flammable liquids to College of the Canyons on Saturday to take part in an event meant to rid them of the household materials considered too dangerous to go into the normal trash.

April 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Churches to host Easter celebrations

Higher Vision Church will celebrate Easter the same day as everyone else, but it's joining with another Castaic-area church in throwing a party the day before.

April 13, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents can chat with new sheriff’s captain

Santa Clarita is inviting residents to a "meet and greet' for the new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station captain Wednesday at City Hall.

April 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Branching out to green living

Thousands of people were schooled on how to reduce their impact on the environment during Santa Clarita's annual Earth Arbor Day at Central Park on Saturday.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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