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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


City throws block party

Some may have been a little offended at first, but with music and barbecue smoke in the air and a wealth of advice at their fingertips, Canyon Country neighbors set up their folding chairs and went along with the party.

The city of Santa Clarita threw an Extreme Neighborhood Makeover block party Thursday night, an event for code enforcement officers and other city officials to work with 130 Canyon Country homeowners whose properties have fallen into a state of disrepair.

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


A hazy shade of summer?

Over the past two days, anyone who walked outside in the valley likely noticed the sky appeared hazier than normal. Thank a lack of "June gloom" for that extra haze.

For the second straight day, the South Coast Air Quality Management District declared the air quality in the SCV as unhealthy for sensitive individuals Thursday. The district also forecast unhealthy air quality for today.

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


Sheriff's Department needs a few good women

Women throughout the Santa Clarita Valley interested in becoming a sheriff's deputy will have a chance to see if they are qualified at a recruitment fair Saturday.

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


Border control rally planned for Saturday

Border control will be the theme Saturday during the "Honor America" rally at the Santa Clarita Valley Civic Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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


Nurse loan payment deadline nears

Eligible nursing students who need financial assistance to help pay for college still have a few days to apply for the 2007-08 academic year State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education programs.

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


SCV blows up on the Fourth

If you like to see stuff blown up into a kaleidoscope of brilliantly colored bits and hear the ba-BOOM! of big explosions, but are smart enough to let the pros handle the pyrotechnics, the Santa Clarita Valley is the place to be after dark on the Fourth of July.

August 28, 2008 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV man killed near Acton

A 25-year-old Canyon Country man was killed Wednesday morning in Acton after his car was broadsided by another vehicle, the California Highway Patrol reported.

August 27, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Fans lead drive to save Colossus

With the looming Aug. 16 deadline to ride Colossus before it's shut down, some fans of the 36-year-old roller coaster are trying to save it - or at least have some say in what happens to it.

July 21, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


LASD Detectives Seeking Owner of Property Believed To Be Stolen

#LASD Detectives Seeking Owner of Property Believed To Be Stolen. Property May Belong To Young Child.

July 21, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


El Niño is still a mystery

Like its name, El Niño is still an infant when it comes to what meteorologists actually know about the finicky weather phenomenon and how it impacts California's rainy season.

July 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bombshell Bandit now suspect in Ariz. robbery

The "Bombshell Bandit" wanted for robbing a Valencia bank with the threat of a bomb early last month is now suspected in an Arizona bank robbery, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

July 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A weekend of RC racing

The 17th annual Hot Rod Hobbies and Raceways Offroad Shootout has become not only a tradition for remote car competitors in the Santa Clarita Valley but for enthusiasts across the country, according to some faithful returnees.

July 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Senior Center hosts ice cream social

Listeners gathered at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center for an afternoon of sherbet and showtunes as the SCV Men of Harmony Chorus and Quartets presented its 38th annual A Cappella Harmony Show and Ice Cream Social on Sunday.

July 21, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two injured in single-car crash

Two people were hurt in a single-vehicle crash near the Big Oaks Lodge on Bouquet Canyon Road Sunday, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

July 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ninja roller coaster reopened at Six Flags

The Ninja roller coaster that partially derailed two weeks ago reopened at Six Flags Magic Mountain Saturday after state regulators finalized their inspection of the popular ride, said park and state officials.

July 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alternative shopping on the way

Santa Clarita residents will have another option for back-to-school shopping starting Aug. 7.

July 20, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gorman Residents on tractors help firefirefighters put out brush fire

Using farm tractors, Gorman residents helped firefighters extinguish a quarter-acre grass fire Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

July 20, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Eating competitors go ‘pho’ the win

Eight eaters went bowl-to-bowl Saturday in a heated competition to see who could chow down the most food at a Santa Clarita Valley Vietnamese restaurant.

July 20, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tracking the ‘Bombshell Bandit’

She walks into a bank wearing sunglasses, sometimes a head scarf, and at least once in flip-flops. She leaves with cash - investigators and banks won't say how much - and promptly disappears.

July 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV club stays on track

Most people would not be too happy about a train running through their yard, but it suits the Sweer household in Saugus just fine.

July 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Demonstrators gather on Valencia Boulevard

Valencia Boulevard served as both the metaphorical and literal dividing line on the issue of illegal immigration and the recent border surge this weekend, as demonstrators on both sides of the issue turned out to state their positions on Saturday.

July 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local students respond to Twitter scandal

As a special Sheriff's Department's unit continues to investigate a Twitter account that posted nude photos of teenagers, including Santa Clarita Valley teens, several local high school students said they have no idea who created the account.

July 19, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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