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Library program helps students

La Mesa Junior High School is noticing an increase in the both student attendance and grades due to the success of the Library Homework Club. The club gives students the opportunity to be helped by teachers and parents after school in a variety of subjects.

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local schools earn recognition

Two schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District have been nominated for recognition as California Distinguished Schools for the 2009-10 year. The schools, Rancho Pico Junior High School and Academy of the Canyons, the Hart District's middle college high school, were selected among some 500 California Schools.

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community remembers tragedy

Friends and family of a 15-year-old boy who was killed a year ago gathered Wednesday at the Child and Family Center to plant a rose and dedicate a plaque to his memory.

February 26, 2009 | By Katie Wallace Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic’s jail closure won’t cost jobs

Sheriff Lee Baca's proposal to close two county jails - including the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic - wouldn't result in any layoffs, a sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday.

February 26, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dems chide McKeon

A group of local residents asked the Santa Clarita City Council to give Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon a slap on the wrist for his opposition to President Barack Obama's stimulus package.

February 26, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ash Wednesday begins Lent

Soft voices and organ music reverberated throughout the steeple as hundreds of Ash Wednesday observers sang "Be merciful oh Lord, we have sinned" at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Newhall.

February 26, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents want to recycle, just not in their backyard

A group of residents railed against a rumor the City Council will build a recycling facility in the nearby areas of either Val Verde or Sylmar.

February 26, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 26, 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:

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors seek review of proposed solar plant

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County officials directed on Tuesday a review into the legality of building a solar power plant on parts of a 17,750-acre site bought decades ago for use as an international airport.

February 25, 2009 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council member to address seniors

Santa Clarita City Councilmember Marsha McLean will be at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center today from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. to discuss disaster preparedness.

February 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Deputies seek bank robber

A note-brandishing gunman robbed a Bank of America in Canyon Country on Tuesday, a sheriff's deputy said.

February 25, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staf Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Parks host fishing derby March 7

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will host the 2009 Spring Adult Classic Fishing Derby on March 7. Participants can win first- through tenth-place prizes in the contest for catching the heaviest trout.

February 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors honor COC’s Van Hook

The Los Angeles County Commission for Women and the County Board of Supervisors named College of the Canyons Chancellor Dianne Van Hook to receive a 2009 Women of the Year Award. She will be honored at the 24th Annual Women of the Year Awards Luncheon March 16.

February 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Town Center reduces hours

Shoppers reacted with concern and understanding Tuesday when they learned the Westfield Valencia Town Center will cut daily shopping time by an hour to save retailers some expenses.

February 25, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Big rigs spill fuel

Two big rig trucks collided at the Pilot truck stop in Castaic early Tuesday morning, spilling 100 gallons of diesel fuel from a broken saddle tank onto the private parking lot.

February 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | 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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