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Breaking ground in Newhall

May 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hotel rolls out red carpet for evacuees

From the ashes of November's Sayre Fire in Sylmar, the Courtyard by Marriott in Valencia and the Red Cross hatched a plan to house evacuees. The plan was put to the test when the Jesusita Fire ripped through Santa Barbara, and may be tested again as fire season heats up, a Red Cross official said Wednesday.

May 14, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Private schools in campus switch

Two local private schools are planning to switch campuses during the summer to accommodate an increase in student population.

May 14, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Schools brace for money

Local school districts expect to receive more than $14 million in stabilization funding from the federal stimulus package. But that money won't be spent just yet, district officials said.

May 14, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


District officials explain drop-out reduction

Alternative programs and helping students connect to their schools were presented by William S. Hart Union High School District officials Wednesday as the reasons for the nearly 3-percent decrease in districtwide drop-out rate for the 2007-08 school year.

May 14, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Board to consider water hook-ups

The Newhall County Water District board will consider whether to connect its water service to a proposed development in Canyon Country and a drug store set to open in Newhall at its 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight.

May 14, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fire briefly closes freeway lanes

A small grass fire briefly shut down the northbound Interstate 5 near state Route 126 on Wednesday, but firefighters had the blaze under control within minutes.

May 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Girl Scout event promotes fitness

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) is hosting a dance party and special viewing of Sabrina Bryan's BYOU2 fitness DVD on Thursday, May 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at La Mesa Junior High School for girls ages 9-14.

May 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


2009 Alpert Award winners named

The Herb Alpert Foundation and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia announced the recipients of the 2009 Alpert Award in the Arts.

May 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City and COC host job workshop

The city of Santa Clarita and the College of the Canyons will host a "Jump Start Your Job Search" workshop on Thursday, May 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center. The workshop is free to attend and open to the public and focuses on teaching attendees the tools needed to compete in a tight job market.

May 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trinity Classical Academy hosts open house

Trinity Classical Academy hosts a Memorial Day open house from 5 to 8 p.m. at its future home on the NorthPark Community Church campus. The event will feature live music, food and tours of the new building. The campus is located at 28310 Kelly Johnson Drive in Valencia. For more information, call (661) 296-2601.

May 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC honored for teaching strategies

Officials from the Hewlett Leaders in Student Success program recognized College of the Canyons on Friday, May 8 as one of three California community colleges honored in 2009 for the use of innovative and proven teaching strategies in the college's 'basic skills' foundational math and English programs.

May 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Playhouse seeks college intern

The Repertory East Playhouse is offering the position of Production Management intern to one full-time college student.

May 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita could get a bit greener

een initiative to educate residents and small businesses about eco-friendly development may soon come to the Santa Clarita Valley, a county supervisor's spokesman said.

May 13, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council bypasses public vote on logo

The Santa Clarita City Council bypassed a public vote Tuesday night and decided on its own to include "In God We Trust" on the council chambers and government buildings where the city council sees fit.

May 13, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Nissan rewards students for good attendance

Nissan of Valencia executive manager Dan Sterkel presented William S. Hart Union High School District students who had attendance records of 97 percent or higher with gifts, scholarships and a car, totaling $21,800 on Saturday.

April 26, 2014 | Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC sets star-gazing party

College of the Canyons' Canyon Country campus hosts its SpringStar Party from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at the campus' Carl A. Rasmussen Amphitheater.

April 26, 2014 | Lila Littlejohn | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boys and Girls Club chief throws first pitch at City of Santa Clarita Dodger Day

Retiring Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley Chief Professional Officer Jim Ventress threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the game between The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies at the City of Santa Clarita Dodger Day event at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. Signal Executive Editor/Supervising Producer Jason Schaff acted as umpire and Arnie Durazo, Hart Pony League President caught the first pitch from Jim Ventress.

April 26, 2014 | Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Meltdown' for autism draws thousands

More than 4,000 people turned out on Saturday for the 11th annual "Yes I Can" Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Music and Arts Festival at Santa Clarita Skate Park.

April 26, 2014 | Nancy Angel | Santa Clarita Valley News


Another arrest in billboard showdown

A continuing battle over the Santa Clarita City Council's decision to approve electronic billboards along local freeways resulted in another arrest this weekend and a face-to-face showdown between billboard supporters and opponents on the dusty Western streets at the 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival on Saturday.

April 26, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Giddyup Santa Clarita

Amid the charcoal smell of barbecues, the twirl of parasols and the jingling of spurs, thousands attended the 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival on Saturday and enjoyed a sunny day of Western culture.

April 26, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dealership still rolling toward completion

Carpenter Diego Bonilla installs protective plastic covering on the roof of a new Audi dealership on Thursday.

April 25, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Petition battle continues

At 9:10 a.m. Friday, Jeff and David met at the Walmart on Newhall Ranch Road for the first time.

April 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lawsuit: ‘Fiscal integrity’ of SCV water service threatened

One of Santa Clarita Valley's four water retailers is suing the agency from which it buys a portion of its water, claiming the Castaic Lake Water Agency illegally purchased the Valencia Water Company, another water retailer.

April 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boys in Blue prove scarce in SCV sports bars

Looking for a public place to watch the Santa Clarita Valley Dodgers Day game tomorrow night? Don't expect to find the Boys in Blue on the TV at your favorite local watering hole.

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


‘Fun Run’ to benefit ailing 7-year-old

Richie's Fight for Life Foundation's Fun Run is about a search for the reason a seven-year old boy is dying.

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


3 arrested so far in ongoing billboard dispute

The ongoing Santa Clarita Valley dispute over electronic billboards between those petitioning against them and the "petition blockers" rallying in their support has netted three arrests and spurred several confrontations at local stores, a sheriff's official confirmed Friday.

April 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chiquita Canyon, CalArts celebrate Found Art Competition Program

Chiquita Canyon, an innovative local business that is also home to a 9.2 megawatt clean energy facility, and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) celebrated their third annual Found Art Scholarship Program and announced the recipients of more than $8,000 in scholarship monies. The announcement – which was made at a gallery reception featuring more than a dozen artwork submissions – marks the third year of the highly successful art recognition program, which honors local art students.

April 25, 2014 | Source: The Musella Group | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cowboys take the catwalk

Western wear took center stage during the Cowboy Couture Fashion Show held at The REP in Old Town Newhall Thursday night.

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


Cost of salt reduction: $103 a year

After six months of crunching numbers, writing grant proposals and negotiating with state agencies, Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials have released a proposed rate increase for local residents to foot the bill for removing salt from wastewater dumped into the Santa Clara River.

April 25, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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