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Tainted water still counts for land developers

Local water activists are saddened today now that a proposed law promising to slow development through tougher conditions set on groundwater assessment has been struck down in Sacramento.

Assembly Bill AB2046 requires water suppliers such as the Castaic Lake Water Agency to submit to the state the quantity and quality of groundwater being assessed in relation to supplying that water ultimately to an identified group, such as a 500-unit housing development.

August 04, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon valedictorian wants to make family proud

This is the second in a series of six interviews with the Hart District's top graduates.

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


Newhall Memorial closes TCU

The 27-bed Transitional Care Unit at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital has closed, a hospital official said Tuesday.

August 04, 2008 | By Josh Premako Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Golden Valley grads celebrate at COC

Every year, high school seniors walk across a stage to collect their high school diplomas.

August 04, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


"Cool School" winners announced

Bridgeport Elementary, Castaic Middle School and Saugus High School were the winners of the month-long Be Cool to My School Test-Drive Rally that ended Sunday.

August 04, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supe, props on ballot today

In 1980, Michael D. Antonovich did something that has not been done since - unseated an incumbent county supervisor.

Today, as voters head to the ballot box, Antonovich hopes he will not be unseated and that the electorate of the fifth supervisorial district will keep him in office for another term.

August 04, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teacher put on leave

A teacher at West Ranch High School is on administrative leave while school officials investigate allegations that the teacher had inappropriate contact with a student.

The Hart high school district's human resources director, Rochelle Neal, said she could not confirm the teacher's identity Monday, citing the need to protect the privacy and identities of both parties.

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


Two local men killed in auto collisions

Two local men died in separate traffic collisions this weekend.

Antonio Galvan Jr., 28, of Stevenson Ranch, was killed when his vehicle overturned on Interstate 5 south of the Newhall Pass early Sunday morning.

August 04, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 sisters from Dubai graduate from COC

For many high school graduates in the Santa Clarita Valley, College of the Canyons is often the college of convenience - a two-year academic institution located in Valencia that offers affordable alternatives to earning a degree or certificate and gaining an advantage in the workplace.

Though it is understood that College of the Canyons does not attract students exclusively from the Santa Clarita Valley, many would not expect students from halfway around the world to attend.

August 03, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC to recognize Emeritus College and ESL students

The College of the Canyons Community and Continuing Education department will host a Recognition Reception honoring students from the college's Emeritus College and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs on Monday.

The evening's events will include a photo power-point presentation chronicling the 2007-08 school year and a special awards ceremony to recognize the Student of the Year honorees from both the Emeritus College and ESL programs. Student of the Month, Honorable Mention Student and Perfect Attendance Student honorees from throughout the school year will also be recognized.

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


Hart High's top grad has political plans

As the editor of The Smoke Signal, Hart High School's student newspaper, Waseem Salahi stayed involved in student events during his senior year, but at the same time managed to earn the highest GPA at his school.

August 03, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Land baron lends name to school, district

He has a community, a hospital, an avenue, a foundation and a company named for him, so it should come as no surprise that there is also a school district and an elementary school in Santa Clarita named for Henry Mayo Newhall.

Newhall traveled to San Francisco from his home in Saugus, Mass., in 1850, too late to strike it rich in the gold mines as he had planned, according to a biography provided by the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation. Instead, Newhall opened up an auctioneering and import/export business, with the first auction featuring most of his possessions including ...

August 03, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Two juveniles hospitalized for Ecstasy

August 02, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man stabbed in Canyon Country

A 22-year-old man was reportedly stabbed in the chest or torso area Saturday evening in the Cordova Estates Mobile Home park. According to Lt. Mark Hershey of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station, the incident occurred around 8:00 p.m. in the 27300 block of Sierra Highway. The motive for the stabbing is unknown, but Hershey said it may be gang-related. A suspect is currently being sought by deputies. The victim was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital where he is reportedly being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

August 02, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


More than 50 meet 'Dog Whisperer'

More than 50 fans of dog behavior specialist Cesar Millan lined up at a Valencia bistro Saturday to catch the Dog Whisperer during a book signing.

Millan, a Santa Clarita resident, is currently in the midst of bringing his Dog Psychology Center to the local area as a means of educating dog owners about caring for their pets.

August 02, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Castaic school grading to begin

Graders are expected to be on site and moving earth at Castaic High School within the next few weeks, according to officials with the William S. Hart Union High School District.

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


A reason to ride

Heart of the West is the biggest annual fundraiser for Carousel Ranch, a nonprofit dedicated to providing therapy for disabled children through horseback riding.

August 25, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall mechanic turns crank cases into art

The floor of the German Autohaus body shop garage in Newhall is littered with what you would expect - a crankshaft here, an engine block there.

August 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3-year-old boy airlifted after near-drowning in Valencia

A 3-year-old boy was airlifted to Children's Hospital Los Angeles Sunday evening after falling into a pool in Valencia, according to a sergeant at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

August 24, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC campaign aims to help students to success

As the new school year begins Monday at College of the Canyons, school officials are launching a program to help students succeed when they arrive at college inadequately prepared.

August 24, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents get a chance to tell Santa Clarita what they want

What do you want to see and do in Santa Clarita?

August 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


More rabid bats turn up in the Santa Clarita Valley

The Santa Clarita Valley continues to account for the majority of rabid bat discoveries countywide this year, with four found so far this month in the SCV, according to a report released by Los Angeles County.

August 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Families get out, get active at sports and health festival

Families tossed, paddled and climbed Saturday during the city of Santa Clarita's Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

August 23, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Memorial held for city activist

A crowd of around 200 gathered at Eternal Valley Memorial Park Saturday to pay their respects to and share their memories of longtime local volunteer and advocate Connie Worden-Roberts.

August 23, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Delays expected this week for I-5 pavement improvement project

In addition to upcoming Labor Day traffic, Santa Clarita residents can also expect delays starting Sunday on Interstate 5.

August 23, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Containment fails to catch shoplifter

Deputies set up a containment area around Valencia Boulevard and McBean Parkway as they searched for a shoplifter Saturday afternoon, but the man got away.

August 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Crash kills two COC football players, seriously injures a third

Two young men who played football at College of the Canyons were killed Friday night when a 2005 Nissan 300Z they were riding in crashed into a van on San Fernando Road in Sylmar, police and college officials said Saturday.

August 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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