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Thousands attend first Castaic Days

The first ever Castaic Days was held this weekend, giving Castaic residents and the rest of the Santa Clarita Valley a chance to relax by Castaic Lake and enjoy the fishing, kayaking, food and live entertainment.

Renee Garneau-Sabol, Castaic Area Town Council member and coordinator of Castaic Days, said the event was designed to showcase Castaic Lake, especially because it recently underwent improvements in the form of new playgrounds and upgraded walkways.

July 05, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Outrage over VA demand growing in SCV

"Support Our Troops" is more than just a bumper sticker for many Santa Clarita residents showing their support for an Iwo Jima veteran cut off from his veterans benefits.

More men and women, young and old - mostly elderly- and more servicemen including more U.S. Marines continue to contact The Signal asking how they can help a local 87-year-old vet after it was reported the Department of Veterans Affairs cut off his VA benefits.

July 05, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Open house focuses on building safety

Just how safe is your house?

Santa Clarita city building officials will help answer that question at a Building Safety Week Open House on Tuesday morning.

July 05, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV student composes music for Madonna documentary

When Madonna's Malawi documentary, "I Am Because We Are," premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, the packed audience was not only moved by the images they saw on the screen but also by the music they heard, some of which was composed by a local student.

Jonathan Gordon, a 22-year-old student at The Master's College in Newhall, was tapped by his brother-in-law, director Nathan Rissman, to compose music for the documentary, which shows the abject poverty and deplorable conditions faced by the Malawian people.

July 05, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students hold book drive for Golden Oak

Some of the empty library shelves at Golden Oak Elementary School are now full of hardcovers and paperbacks, classics and picture books - everything a young student would want to read from Nancy Drew to SpongeBob SquarePants - thanks to the students at Sulphur Springs Elementary School.

Sulphur Springs students held a book drive last week, collecting more than 1,300 books for Sulphur Springs School District's newest school, which opens next fall in Canyon Country. Four student council members delivered the books to Golden Oak on Thursday, presenting them to Principal Gayle Abril.

July 04, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ripple effect on economy as prices rise at pump

Local gasoline prices were only a few cents from the $4-dollar-a-gallon mark for regular unleaded heading into this weekend, and at least one expert said he doesn't see a halt to skyrocketing prices until the end of the year. According to a gas-price survey compiled by Randy Cressall, owner of Valencia Auto Spa, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded stood at $3.93, up four cents from last week's average, late Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Garden dedicated to beloved former teacher

Joy Klepfer loved teaching so much.

July 04, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kids discover careers at COC

More than 1,500 students ages five to 20 years old converged on College of the Canyons for the first "Discovering Careers-2008," a hands-on career exploration event featuring exhibitors representing a broad spectrum of technical career fields.

The students attended the April 26 event to find out what people do in a multitude of careers, and businesses did not disappoint them.

July 04, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials want you to use 10% less water

If you drink a liter of water on any hot day this summer, drink nine deciliters instead.

If you water your lawn for 10 minutes, turn the sprinkler off after nine minutes.

July 03, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City's diverse faiths come together

There were prayers for unity and prayers for peace.

In several languages, members of the Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council celebrated the National Day of Prayer outside of Santa Clarita City Hall on Thursday and joined in praying for the local community.

July 03, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mountasia event today to raise funds for Summer Meltdown

The Yes I Can students of the William S. Hart High School District are throwing a fundraiser at Mountasia from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. today to help cover costs of the students' May 10 Summer Meltdown concert at Golden Valley High's outdoor amphitheater.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC plans open house on Tuesday

College of the Canyons will showcase its engineering, computer science, surveying, construction management and computer networking departments in an open house on Tuesday.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials plan 'clean' week

City officials are encouraging residents to "Keep Santa Clarita Clean" during the month of May and the city is kicking off the effort with Pride Week, beginning Sunday and ending May 10.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


School buses involved in 2 collisions

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a Santa Clarita transit bus collided with a William S. Hart Union High School District school bus on Newhall Avenue in Newhall, according to the California Highway Patrol. There were 30 children on the school bus at the time of the traffic collision.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mountain lions spotted in Newhall

Two mountain lions were spotted near the 21300 block of Oakriver Lane of Newhall shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, according to officials at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

July 03, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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SCV residents hear Bay Delta Conservation Plan proposed as solution to Delta problems

The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is not sustainable in its current state, and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is a viable option to ensure the continuing availability of a large portion of the Santa Clarita Valley's water supply, an expert said Friday.

July 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Red-legged frog named state amphibian

You probably would have guessed that California's state mineral is gold. Its state mammal is the grizzly bear - makes sense, since the bear dominates the state flag.

July 18, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


RC racers to hit the track for ‘Offroad Shootout’ this weekend

About 300 professional and privateer remote control car drivers are expected to visit the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend for the 17th annual Hot Rod Hobbies and Raceways Offroad Shootout.

July 18, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City receives purchasing award

The City of Santa Clarita was the recipient of the "Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award" (AEP) for 2014 from the National Procurement Institute (NPI) in recognition of the City's commitment to purchasing innovation and leadership. This is the fourth time the City has received this award in recognition of Santa Clarita's purchasing policies and practices.

July 18, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


A rockin’ good time in Newhall

An estimated 2,000 people attended the "rockabilly"-themed Senses event in downtown Newhall on Thursday evening.

July 18, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Immigration protest planned Saturday in Valencia

Opponents of the recent influx of migrant children across the nation's southern border have scheduled a two-day national protest, and the Santa Clarita Valley will be one of the sites where they plan to demonstrate.

July 17, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fifth rabid bat found in the Santa Clarita Valley

Another rabid bat has turned up locally, this one in Canyon Country, bringing the total found year-to-date in the Santa Clarita Valley to five.

July 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dividing a school district: Hart ponders the how-to

Instead of waiting for a law firm to draw a line in the sand, members of the Hart district governing board voted this week to draw some lines of their own and move forward with splitting the Santa Clarita Valley's largest school district into separate voting districts.

July 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 arrested for burglary in SCV

Two men and a woman, all from out of town, were arrested by Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies on suspicion of burglary , according to documents released Thursday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

July 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Israel says it has sent ground troops to Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - The Israeli military says it has launched a ground offensive in Gaza.

July 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Strickland continues to outpace Knight in fundraising

The fundraising gap between two Republicans duking it out to represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Congress has continued to grow, financial filings show, with one candidate raising more than $1 million more than his opponent over the life of the campaign.

July 17, 2014 | By Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Investigation under way in alleged SCV teen nude photos

Some Santa Clarita Valley teens were identified in nude photographs posted on a Twitter account this week, according to detectives assigned to the Special Victims Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

July 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart school board votes for districting

Another Santa Clarita Valley school district plans to move to district-based elections after Hart district board members voted Wednesday night to move toward changing their election system.

July 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rare summer snow hits Santa Clarita

July 17, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water restrictions: Who’s going to enforce them?

While California's top water agency determined Tuesday that water-wasters are going to face stiff fines, the enforcement of those new regulations falls to local agencies, officials said Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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