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The Signal.com's Daybreak: April 22, 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:

April 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Union to lay off 10

Ten school employees will be eliminated from the Castaic Union School District, but there won't be too many educational problems from the board's decision, the superintendent said Tuesday.

April 22, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart District to issue $80M in bonds

Board approval for the district to issue and sell up to $80 million in bonds means that the William S. Hart Union High School District will move forward with a mix of Measure SA construction projects, including a Castaic high school, a school official said Tuesday.

April 22, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Need for funds drives pancake breakfast

In order to meet the needs of a fast-growing homeless population in the Santa Clarita Valley, Lutheran Social Services Community Care Center will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 25 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

April 22, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Starbucks in Valencia to brew no more

The Starbucks Coffee at 23880 W. Copper Hill Drive in Valencia is one of about 40 other California Starbucks' stores scheduled to close, according to the company's Web site.

April 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Board approves proposed budget

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved the county's proposed budget for 2009-2010.

April 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Summer Meltdown 2009 date, talent firmed

Hip-hop/rap/indie rock duo Shwayze will headline the sixth annual marathon "Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness and Social Inclusion Concert" rock festival, produced by the William S. Hart Union High School District's Yes I Can students.

April 22, 2009 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Firefighters stomp out blaze on the I-5

A vehicle fire along the northbound side of Interstate 5 just south of Templin Highway ignited a one-acre grass fire that slowed traffic, an L.A. County fire spokesman said.

April 22, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pranksters rustle, then return mustang mascot

Apparently, just like many horses, the Vasquez High School mustang knew its way home. The fiberglass mustang that stands on its hind legs in the quad of the school returned Tuesday as mysteriously as it disappeared.

April 22, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Earth Day celebration includes Tree City award

The city of Santa Clarita welcomed families from all over the valley at its Earth Day Festival on Saturday to promote and appreciate Mother Earth.

April 22, 2009 | By Aleksandra Gajewski Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV home sales rise as prices fall

Homes sales increased again in March while the median price of homes sold dropped, ending a two-month period that seemed to signal a stabilization of prices.

April 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mixed feelings for mixed-use project

A mixed-use project proposed for Lyons Avenue moved no closer to reality Tuesday night after the Santa Clarita Planning Commission continued the item and asked the designer to meet with neighboring residents.

April 22, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Old Glory,' John Quigley still standing tall 5 years later

More than six years after sheriff's deputies plucked him out of its branches, environmentalist John Quigley stood beneath the gnarled and verdant limbs of a centuries-old Stevenson Ranch oak tree Tuesday, marvelling at its longevity.

April 22, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man struck by truck, killed on I-5

A man changing his tire along Interstate 5 was killed when he was struck by a Peterbilt three-axle truck south of Pyramid Lake just after midnight Tuesday, according to a California Highway Patrol news release.

April 21, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cops put freeze on alleged food burglar

An accused burglar never got to take a bite after breaking into a Newhall dentist office and stealing frozen dinners, a sheriff's spokesman said.

April 21, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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One Santa Clarita City Council seat remains undecided

Up to five candidates were still jockeying for a third seat on the Santa Clarita City Council on Wednesday - and they're not likely to learn the results of the election until next Tuesday.

April 09, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Punch with lighter results in assault-with-deadly-weapon charge

A man was arrested on an assault-with-a-deadly-weapon charge after allegedly punching a co-worker in the face while holding a lighter in his hand, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy said Wednesday.

April 09, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alleged tagger arrested in Canyon Country for felony vandalism

A 20-year-old Canyon Country man arrested Wednesday after a brief chase through Canyon Country faces a count of felony vandalism, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said.

April 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Body found in San Francisquito Canyon 1 year ago remains unidentified

In early 2013, a Honduras woman in her mid-20s wearing a pink T-shirt and gray sweatpants crossed the border into the United States illegally with the help of human smugglers called "coyotes."

April 09, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff's Department issues phone scam alert

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been advised that citizens are receiving phone calls from individuals who are representing themselves as Department employees. The caller usually tells the citizen that there has been a warrant issued for their arrest for failure to appear for Jury Duty. The caller will tell the victim that they have to pay a sum of money or deputies will come and arrest them. The caller will instruct the victim to either get a Money Order, conduct a wire transfer, or buy a Gift Card (usually Green Dot) and send it to "pay the ...

April 09, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Incumbents retain seats on Santa Clarita City Council

Santa Clarita voters returned two incumbents to office Tuesday following a long-fought City Council race, but the third seat's new occupant remained uncertain late into the night of ballot-counting, according to unofficial results from the city.

April 09, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Some precincts report heavy voting in Santa Clarita City Council election

Voter turnout for Tuesday's 2014 Santa Clarita City Council election was heavier than normal for at least some precincts during the day, poll workers said Tuesday, though others reported an average or light turnout.

April 08, 2014 | by Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lawsuits dominate Santa Clarita Valley water board agenda

The directors of Santa Clarita Valley's water wholesaler, Castaic Lake Water Agency, are likely to spend as much time on lawsuits at Wednesday night's meeting as they are on water issues.

April 08, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shredding service offered Thursday in Castaic

While generally known for delivering the written word, the U.S. Postal Service is offering to help you destroy it for free Thursday in Castaic.

April 08, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Household Hazardous Waste Roundup scheduled Saturday

They're things you could never unload at a garage sale and you don't dare dump in the trash: old paint, pesticides and broken television sets.

April 08, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Firefighters extinguish spot fire near Acton

Firefighters wasted no time extinguishing a "spot fire" near Highway 14 just north of Escondido Canyon Road Tuesday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

April 08, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election Day in Santa Clarita

Today is Election Day in the City of Santa Clarita. Thirteen candidates are vying for three seats on the city council. If you haven't already sent in a mail-in ballot, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

April 08, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cowboy Festival preps for 21st year

For history buff Maria Christopher, the quiet walk down Main Street before the crowds arrive at Melody Ranch is her favorite part of the Cowboy Festival.

April 08, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stuffed with kindness

Valencia resident Miles Benson is 13 years old now, but he was just 8 when he had a terrifying experience that landed him in the hospital.

April 08, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested on assault with a deadly weapon charge

A 45-year-old Valencia man pointed a gun at someone and was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon just before midnight Saturday, a Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputy said Monday.

April 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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