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Activities abound for Fourth of July

Independence Day festivities have a rich history in the Santa Clarita Valley, dating to the first Fourth of July parade in 1932. Its theme? "Old Times."

August 30, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Families walk to help kids find new homes

Not too long ago, Jim and Michelle Riley came across a billboard advertising Child SHARE, a faith-based organization that helps families provide foster and adoptive kids permanent homes.

August 30, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


State senate race is for a 'tsunami seat'

The race for the 19th State Senate district maybe the most competitive and hotly contested seat in November's General Election, according to several political pundits. At a recent political rally in Santa Clarita, Democractic candidate Hannah-Beth Jackson have summed it a bit more visually.

August 30, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia power outage planned Monday

About 1,000 Valencia residents will lose power Monday while Southern California Edison upgrades its equipment to improve reliability, an Edison official said Friday.

August 30, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Parade a local Fourth of July tradition

Gather the family, pack some snacks and put on the sunscreen because the annual Fourth of July parade is ready to roll across the streets of Newhall.

August 30, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rotary Club to provide patriotic pancakes

Last year they brought back the ever-popular blueberry pancakes, but this year the Rotary Club plans to get really fancy, offering patriotic red, white and blue pancakes at the 43rd annual Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club pancake breakfast.

August 30, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mr. SCV, John Boston, to be Grand Marshal of Fourth of July parade

Mr. SCV himself was chosen as this year's grand marshal. Signal Staff Writer Katherine Geyer had a few questions for the legendary John Boston, who answered as only John Boston would.

Q: So Mr. SCV, how did you get the name Mr. SCV?

August 30, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two bond amounts used in survey

The survey commissioned by the Hart district to test the feasibility of placing a Proposition 39 facilities bond on the November ballot asked those surveyed about two different amounts for the potential bond.

Of the 800 voters surveyed, half were asked if they would support a $300 million bond, and half were asked about a $240 million bond. Twice the usual number of voters were surveyed, doubling the sample, so that both numbers could be surveyed, according to Jared Boigon of TBWB Strategies, the political consulting firm that is helping the William S. Hart Union High School District prepare for ...

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


Duck, duck goose: UPDATED with photos

Why did the geese cross the road? To get to a lake on the other side.

A flock of Canadian geese, and a few ducks, waddle across the 10-lane Newhall Ranch Road at McBean Parkway a few times a day to get from one lake to another. Some drivers honk their car horns and swerve, while others screech to a halt to block traffic.

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


Hamburger named Saugus asst. principal

Diane Hamburger, who has been a science teacher at Saugus High School since 1989, has been named the school's new assistant principal.

The William. S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board confirmed the appointment at Wednesday's meeting, and it will be effective July 1. Hamburger attended the meeting with her husband, Mark, their daughter, Nicole, and their twin sons, Jonathan and Jason.

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


Housing project would remove heritage oaks

When Wendy Langhans leads a small band of hikers back from a night hike through Towsley Canyon, she stops halfway down the trail and points across The Old Road to a place in the dark, under the stars.

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


SuperScoopers to return during 2008 fire season

The Los Angeles County Fire Department has renewed a contract with Canada for two firefighting SuperScooper airplanes during this year's fire season, an official announced today.

August 28, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Home sales: Up, up & away

Sales of existing single-family homes in the Santa Clarita Valley continued their rebound in May with more than 200 homes closing escrow, according to a Thursday report from the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

Despite the improvement for single-family home sales, condominium sales remain slow while the inventory of homes for sale is dropping and inching closer towards a balanced market between buyers and sellers.

August 28, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Survey: School bond would pass

A survey commissioned by the Hart district found that 65 percent of Santa Clarita Valley voters would be likely to vote for a bond measure that could potentially pay for new facilities, including a high school in Castaic, if the measure is placed on the November ballot.

The survey has a 5 percent margin of error, but only 55 percent approval is required to pass the $300 million Proposition 39 facilities bond.

August 28, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Up to 40,000 likely to attend

From carnival rides to on stage performances and even a series of live animal shows, the Valley Fair opened its gates to the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday, giving local families an opportunity to relax and have fun.

The fair, which continues through Sunday at the Saugus Speedway, is expected to draw between 30,000 and 40,000 visitors all weekend long and is sponsored by the State of California 51st District Agricultural Association.

August 28, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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‘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


The pack looks back

As election returns rolled in during last Tuesday's challenger-heavy Santa Clarita City Council race, a pattern emerged: The two incumbents were comfortably out front, and a pack of two to five challengers was clumped behind them in a race for the third seat so close that its results won't be known, at the earliest, until the last ballot is counted this Tuesday.

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


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