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Food pantries see surge in demand

Two local food pantries are seeing a big spike in demand as more Santa Clarita Valley families are feeling the pinch of a tight economy.

August 26, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Juni Fisher to perform at Rattlesnake Slim's

August 26, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fireworks show volunteers needed

Want the best seat in the house for this year's fireworks show at Westfield Town Center?

August 26, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


School district to raise $6.5M

• Castaic Mello-Roos properties to provide income, but that doesn't guarantee new high school will be built

August 25, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Meadows students dominate in philosophy slam

The youngsters at Meadows Elementary School in Valencia are on top of their game when it comes to understanding global warming.

Ten-year-old Hunter Shapiro-Throckmorton was given the title of "The Most Philosophical Fourth Grader in America" and 10-year-old Camryn Patterson was named "The Most Artistic Student in America" after submitting their award-winning entries to the 2008 Kids Philosophy Slam.

August 25, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local water officials discuss drought crisis tonight

Local water officials are expected to hear tonight about the state's "impending water crisis" and about implications of the governor's recent declaration of a drought, from the lobbyists they pay to stay close to politicians in Sacramento.

Lobbyists Ralph F. Simoni and Dennis K. Albiani of California Advocates, Inc., are expected to debrief members of the Castaic Lake Water Agency's Government Relations and Outreach Committee tonight via conference call on the implications of the governor possibly declaring an emergency.

August 25, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Name released of motorcyclist killed Sunday

The motorcyclist who died on Soledad Canyon Road in Agua Dulce was identified as Palmdale resident Dan Bullard, 55, according to the California Highway Patrol.

August 25, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two Palmdale men killed in car crash

Two Palmdale men were killed after their vehicle spun out of control near Acton on Sunday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol. A third Palmdale man was seriously injured.

August 25, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon High receives district's diversity award

In recognition of its "Breaking Down the Walls" workshops, Camp Darfur reenactment event and Yes I Can program - among other activities that promote harmony among social groups - Canyon High School has received the Hart district's Valuing Diversity Award for the 2007-08 school year.

August 25, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bikers bar-hop for Hunger Defense Fund

Anyone in Canyon Country hoping to take advantage of the first lazy Sunday of summer and sleep in probably had a rude awakening when nearly 60 motorcylists revved their engines and rumbled down Soledad Canyon Road shortly after 10 a.m.

Thankfully, those motorcyclists were among Santa Clarita Valley's philanthropists, as they bar-hopped throughout the SCV to benefit the Santa Clarita Hunger Defense Fund as part of the 4th Annual Renegade Classics Summer Kick Off Poker Run.

August 24, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hybrid vehicles on display at Whole Foods

Lost in the outcry of rising gasoline prices in the Santa Clarita Valley and around the world is the amount of emissions and waste emanating from our vehicles. Automobile-makers are trying to do their part in building vehicles that are cleaner and more fuel efficient.

Many auto manufacturers are building electric or hydrogen cell vehicles that are consistent with California's stringent rules on engine emissions. However, a few auto manufacturers have developed a technology known as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles, which only emit 10 percent emissions from their engines.

August 24, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Continuing a cultural tradition

For more than 10 months, the children of the Joga family have been dedicating countless hours to rehearsing and preparing their Lithuanian Folk Dance.

But the weekly trips to St. Casimir's in Los Angeles for their practice sessions will soon come to an end as the Saugus teens prepare to debut their skills at the 13th Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival, set to take place in Los Angeles at the beginning of July.

August 24, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Motorcycle rider dies in solo crash

A solo motorcycle crash proved fatal Sunday morning, claiming the life of a 55-year-old motorcyclist driving northbound on Soledad Canyon Road near Agua Dulce, according to Officer Kevin Pack of the California Highway Patrol.

Shortly after 10:45 a.m., the motorcyclist, whose name was not yet released by authorities, drove along Soledad Canyon Road when he apparently lost control at an embankment and veered off the road, according to Pack.

August 24, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


High school, district named after film star William S. Hart

According to the school history on the Hart High School Web site, actor and director William S. Hart was very touched by the board of education naming both the school district and the first school after him - despite the fact that he had suggested the school be named after Civil War General John Fremont.

The district was actually originally given the title "Santa Clarita High School District," but the name was soon changed to honor Hart, local Western film star and community benefactor.

August 24, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City planning a block party

The City of Santa Clarita is having a block party.

Before you start putting your barbecue in the trunk and your drinks on ice, however, be aware that the party is open only to those who live in a particular neighborhood, specially chosen by City officials.

August 24, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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UPDATE: Power outage hits Castaic after car hits transformer

Sixteen businesses in a shopping center at The Old Road and Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic were blacked out Tuesday after a car slammed into a Southern California Edison electrical box in the parking lot of a Ralphs grocery store.

August 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bill to restrict charter school location passes Assembly

A bill that would impose restrictions on charter schools seeking to locate outside the boundaries of the district that charters them passed the state Assembly Tuesday, according to officials.

August 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Speed named as factor in crash that killed 2 COC football players

Excessive speed was the main contributing factor in a collision that killed two College of the Canyons football players last weekend and left a third student athlete in critical condition, a Los Angeles detective heading up the investigation said Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trial set in 3-year-old murder case

Following multiple court delays, a trial date was set Tuesday for a 42-year-old Saugus man charged with murdering his live-in girlfriend in September 2011.

August 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Metrolink to operate special holiday service on Labor Day

LOS ANGELES - In observance of Labor Day, Metrolink will not operate service on Monday, Sept. 1, with the exception of two round-trip trains on the Antelope Valley Line. The special Metrolink service will run from Lancaster to Los Angeles Union Station and back.

August 26, 2014 | Source: Metrolink | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC ‘Upward Bound’ Program graduates to start college in fall

This fall, 16 graduates from the College of the Canyons and William S. Hart Union High School District's Upward Bound program will begin their first semester of college after completing the college preparatory program that helps empower students to graduate from high school and pursue their education at a college or university.

August 26, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Napa quake a reminder for SCV, city emergency official says

Santa Clarita's emergency preparedness czar says Sunday's Napa earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale is a reminder to residents that the Santa Clarita Valley could be hit any time with a devastating earthquake or fire.

August 26, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Big night for 'Breaking Bad' at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable series retain the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series like "Orange Is the New Black."

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC starts fall semester with more classes than ever

The College of the Canyons fall semester began Monday with a promise of the largest schedule of classes in school history - 51,000 seats open for students.

August 25, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ventress receives letter of commendation from president

Jim Ventress, retired Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley leader for 37 years, received a commendation letter from President Barack Obama on Monday during a surprise ceremony at Santa Clarita City Hall.

August 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley home sales soften in July

Median prices and home sales softened in July as the number of Santa Clarita Valley homes listed for sale shot up nearly 50 percent over the prior year, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors reported Monday.

August 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita opens two new fields at Central Park

Santa Clarita Central Park is bigger and better than ever after the completion of Phase III of the Park's Master Plan. Today, the Santa Clarita City Council and Castaic Lake Water Agency's Board of Directors hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the project.

August 25, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reckless driver leads CHP in pursuit to Tarzana

Shortly after 8:30 a.m. today, an officer assigned to the West Valley Area office spotted a black Ford Explorer with paper plates traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour eastbound on U.S. 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. The officer attempted to stop the driver but he failed to yield and began to elude the officer. Due to the dangerous speed of the suspect driver CHP immediately requested the assistance of an LAPD airship as other CHP units joined the pursuit. At one point during the pursuit the suspect driver appeared to aim the vehicle at a ...

August 25, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol Southern Division | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC football player in critical condition

A College of the Canyons football player involved in a two-vehicle crash in Sylmar that killed two of his teammates remained in critical condition Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

August 25, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New 'Donate Life' license plates available

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 – Donate Life California announces the Pink Dot Plate featuring the pink "DONOR" dot is now called the Donate Life Plate and features the blue and green Donate Life logo, the national symbol for organ, eye and tissue donation. Reservations for this license plate are immediately available at www.DonateLifePlate.org.

August 25, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


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