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Homeowners getting rebate

It's not just a federal stimulus check that's going to be in the mailbox this spring.

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Santa Clarita homeowners are expected to receive refunds averaging around $660 per household following an ongoing reassessment of diminished local property values.

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


Students sent to boot camp

Students at Sierra Vista Junior High started off Thursday with "Reveille," the traditional military bugle call, as teachers dressed in battle fatigues prepared them for the upcoming state benchmark tests.

The Benchmark Boot Camp is one of the innovative programs the Canyon Country school uses to help at-risk students improve their test scores.

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


Junior high student hit by pickup truck

A seventh-grader from Rancho Pico Junior High School was injured Thursday morning when he was hit by a pickup truck near Pico Canyon Elementary School in Stevenson Ranch.

The boy was on foot and on his way to school around 7:25 a.m. when he was hit by a brown Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Gary Fortner at the intersection of Constitution Avenue and Pico Canyon Road, according to Officer John Lutz, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol's Newhall area station. Fortner was not arrested.

May 29, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


State GOP questions council mailers

The California Republican Party is questioning the legality of a campaign mailer that appears to connect City Council candidates Bob Kellar and Bob Spierer with official Republican Party endorsements, according to a party spokesman.

The mailer, sent out by the Committee for a Safer Santa Clarita, is labeled as the "Santa Clarita City Council Official Republican Voter Guide" and encourages voters to vote for the "Republican Endorsed" candidates. The colorful card lists seven local Republican leaders who have endorsed the two candidates. Kellar and Spierer did not authorize the material before it was printed, according to the mailer.

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


Pair arrested for assaulting 16-year-old

Two Canyon Country men were arrested this week for assaulting a 16-year-old boy with a knife and baseball bat.

May 29, 2008 | Parimal Rohit | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Castro murder trial on break

May 29, 2008 | bY Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CARe offers recovery counseling for wildfire victims

CARe, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides free information and disaster recovery counseling to victims of a natural disaster, focusing primarily on insurance claims and construction issues, invites homeowners and others affected by last October's Santa Clarita Valley wildfires to a special meeting starting 10 a.m. Saturday at the SCV Senior Center.

CARe counselors have already assisted many families who were affected by the recent Santiago Canyon, Corral Canyon (Malibu) and San Diego County fires.

May 29, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Student hit by car in Stevenson Ranch

A seventh-grader from Rancho Pico Junior High School was injured this morning after he was hit by a car near Pico Canyon Elementary School in Stevenson Ranch.

May 28, 2008 | By Karen Elowitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Death knell for Newhall MRF?

To calm remaining fears that a large recycling plant could still be built along Sierra Highway in Newhall, City Manager Ken Pulskamp said this week he will request that Burrtec Waste Industries abandon the Newhall site as an option.

May 28, 2008 | Katherine Geyer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water agency offers toilet rebates

The rush for a better flush has prompted local water officials to offer Santa Clarita Valley homeowners a second batch of toilet rebate vouchers.

May 28, 2008 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two arrested after fight

Two Canyon Country men were arrested this week for assaulting a 16-year-old boy with a knife and baseball bat.

May 28, 2008 | Parimal Rohit | Santa Clarita Valley News


City backs protecting proposed landfill site

The Santa Clarita City Council this week stated its support of a state Senate bill that would allow property in Elsmere Canyon to be included within the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor.

May 28, 2008 | Katherine Geyer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former Dodgers attend annual benefit leadoff event

The Boys & Girls Club of the Santa Clarita Valley hosted "A Night on the Diamond" at Newhall Park on Wednesday, the leadoff event for the club's 37th annual benefit.

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


District: More study needed on drug testing

After listening to a report from the District Advisory Committee on drug testing and discussing various options available to decrease student drug use, Hart district governing board members decided more study is needed before they make a decision on whether or not to implement a mandatory drug testing program for students in extracurricular activities.

May 28, 2008 | Sharon Cotal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Districts to governor: 'We're not gonna take it'

Some local school districts are sending Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a message by officially passing a resolution opposing the governor's 2008/09 budget cuts.

May 28, 2008 | Sharon Cotal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Vigil planned for Saugus student killed by car

A vigil is planned tonight at Saugus High School for Jennifer Stift, a Saugus senior who died this week after being struck by a car.

August 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon awards local student with Congressional Award Bronze Medal

U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, awarded local Santa Clarita resident Devon Black the Congressional Award Bronze Medal for her participation in The Congressional Award Program. Congressmen McKeon presented the medal to Devon in Santa Clarita.

August 20, 2014 | Source: Office of Rep Howard “Buck” McKeon | Santa Clarita Valley News


Don't Fall Victim to Rental Property Scam Artists

As part of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station continued outreach efforts aimed at keeping the public informed about crime and crime rates in our community, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station wants to raise awareness about a number of rental and real estate scams that are becoming more prevalent in the Santa Clarita Valley.

August 20, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Funding approved for Angeles Forest Highway improvement

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a local funding match of $2.7 million toward the $8 million construction project to rehabilitate a 16.5-mile stretch of the Angeles Forest Highway, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

August 19, 2014 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Wilderness designation pondered

In what was described as but one of many necessary discussions, Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, and a large crowd gathered in Santa Clarita City Hall Tuesday to discuss the idea of creating a wilderness area near Castaic.

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


SCV Burrito Bowl set for next Tuesday

It's nearly time for high school football, tailgate parties and the Burrito Bowl.

August 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus bond added to county ballot

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to add a bond measure for the Saugus Union School District to the county's ballot in November.

August 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Man dies on Santa Clarita Valley school campus

A state inspector died on the campus of a Santa Clarita Valley high school Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt and Luke Money Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita extended deadline yields more applications for city commissions

An extended deadline for citizens to apply for seats on several city commissions has yielded the desired results: More applications.

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


SCV Instagram threat suspect denies charge

The 15-year-old boy arrested last weekend and accused of threatening to kill Valencia High School students denied the felony criminal charge in juvenile court Tuesday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

August 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: McKeon announces drive for St. Francis Dam memorial

Standing in front of one of the few buildings to survive the wall of water when the St. Francis Dam collapsed 86 years ago, Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, announced Tuesday his bid for a memorial for one of the worst disasters in California history.

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


UPDATE: Saugus High senior killed by car

A 17-year-old girl who became the heart and spirit of the Saugus girls swim team has died after she was hit by a car while jogging, law enforcement and school officials said Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Investigation continues into man with slit throat

Homicide detectives investigating the discovery last week of a man found dead with his throat slit inside a Valencia business's bathroom are awaiting autopsy results to determine if he was murdered, a Sheriff's Department homicide detective said today.

August 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Insult to injury: Bouquet Canyon gates closed for 5 days

Scores of Bouquet Canyon residents frustrated over the five-day closure of their only access road can expect similar inconveniences in the future as water officials work to further reduce a "trickle" causing road problems, county sources said Monday.

August 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 13-year-old Canyon student in custody over online threats

A 13-year-old Canyon High School student was arrested Monday for making threats after he allegedly texted a message about school violence to a friend, who posted the message on Instagram, officials said.

August 18, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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