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'Nothing to celebrate'

The California Legislature passed a budget early Thursday in hopes of closing a $42 billion deficit through a combination of spending cuts, tax increases and borrowing.

February 19, 2009 | By Katie Wallace and Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


State struggles to pay its bills

NEW YORK (AP) - California, home to celebrities on sandy beaches and dot-com millionaires, is having trouble paying its bills.

The U.S. state known for sunshine, but also for earthquakes, wildfires and mudslides, is facing a disaster of another kind. The economic crisis has sapped the world's eighth-largest economy of tax revenue, leaving it with a $42 billion budget deficit over the next year-and-a-half.

February 18, 2009 | By Matt Surman Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Calif. GOP shakeup bodes ill for $42B budget plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Chances of a quick resolution to California's budget stalemate appeared to fade Wednesday after Senate Republican holdouts ousted their leader in a midnight coup and promised to resist tax increases that GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says are needed to close a $42 billion deficit.

The Democrat-controlled Legislature appears to need just one more GOP vote in the Senate to reach the two-thirds majority it needs to get the budget to the governor's desk, but that vote may prove impossible to get.

February 18, 2009 | By Samantha Young Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Calif. Senate reconvenes in bid to fix budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Democrats renewed their push Wednesday to secure the single vote needed to pass a plan to fix the state's $42 billion budget deficit after another all-night session failed to break a partisan log jam.

The Senate was called back into session during the morning after the delicate compromise proposal crafted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders suffered a setback when Senate Republicans ousted their own leader over opposition to tax increases.

February 18, 2009 | By Judy Lin Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart Hall hosts 240 years of black history

Colorful paintings and heart-wrenching photographs depict the agony and triumph of the "African American experience" as part of "The Genesis Project" on display at William S. Hart Park's Hart Hall in recognition of Black History Month.

February 18, 2009 | By Katie Wallace Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Smyth launches new Web site

Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, announced the launch of his new Web site, which can be found at www.assembly.ca.gov/smyth.

February 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bowl-a-thon for Pleasantview at Valencia Lanes

Pleasantview Industries hosts its 10th Annual No-tap Tournament and Fundraiser Saturday at the Valencia Lanes.

February 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Calif. GOP oust leader amid strained budget talks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A delicate budget fix crafted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders was on the brink of collapse early Wednesday after Republicans in the Senate ousted their leader.

February 18, 2009 | By Judy Lin Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Historical Society to host St. Francis Dam tour

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host a tour of the site of the St. Francis Dam in San Francisquito Canyon March 15 as a fundraiser.

February 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Weekend Amgen visit to cause traffic delays

Expect to see lots of spandex and bicycles in town this weekend.

February 18, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Tea Party' simmers to a boil

'Southern California's "Boston Tea Party" appears to be reaching a boiling point as more than two dozen counties band together to sue the state over billions of dollars of withheld funds.

February 18, 2009 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 18, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

February 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Commission passes shelter zone

A zoning change to allow homeless shelters in industrial areas of the city will head to the Santa Clarita City Council March 24, according to a city official.

February 18, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


More home foreclosures predicted

Homeowners should brace for another wave of foreclosures this spring, said The Master's College political studies professor John Stead.

February 18, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart, Newhall school districts to send layoff notices

In anticipation of multi-million dollar cuts to the 2009-10 fiscal budget, two local school districts are prepared to send hundreds of potential layoff notices to full-time employees by March 15, school officials said Tuesday.

February 18, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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CORRECTION: Nighttime closure planned for Interstate 5 middle lanes

The California Department of Transportation announced Friday it will be closing the two middle lanes of the freeway in both directions between Van Nuys Boulevard and State Route 118 to demolish the median.

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


Another Cemex stall?

Two months after a congressional subcommittee determined it needs a cost estimate before considering a bill to block a mega-mine in Canyon Country, the request to conduct the estimate hasn't been made, The Signal has learned.

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


Local water retailer honored nationally

The Newhall County Water District has won its sixth consecutive award for fiscal responsibility.

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


City facilities closed Monday for MLK day

Santa Clarita city facilities, including City Hall and all branches of the city public library system, will be closed Monday to mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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


Crime rate increases in 2013

The number of reported Part 1 crimes handled by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station in 2013 was higher than in 2012 but still significantly lower than five years ago, according to data released Friday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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


Local Democratic group holds health care forum

About 35 people turned out Saturday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Valencia to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and Covered California - the state's health insurance exchange.

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


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