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City hopes Armstrong will generate revenue

As Santa Clarita was only a starting point in this year's 2009 Amgen Tour of California - not a crowd-and-revenue-drawing ending point - the city's economic guru didn't expect it to top last year's take of $2 million for local businesses.

February 22, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 22, 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 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


At the old ball game: Little League

Canyon Country Little League kicked off its 2009 spring season Saturday with opening-day ceremonies and a dedication of the newly named "Wigdor Field."

February 22, 2009 | By Jessica Selva For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cycling through: 2009 Amgen Tour of California

Guillermo Galarza propped his young daughter, Natalia, up on his shoulders as she clutched a camera Saturday, waiting to get a quick shot of Lance Armstrong the moment he stepped off his Team Astana bus.

February 22, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Fans jam Town Center for Amgen Stage 7 start

The official countdown at noon today signaled the beginning of the 88.9-mile Stage 7 of the eight-stage 2009 Amgen Tour of California cycle race, as cheering spectators undeterred by overcast skies and a cool temperature lined Town Center Drive three to five people deep from the mall entrance west to McBean Parkway.

February 21, 2009 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Life and times of James Dean presentation

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present The Life and Death of James Dean: Tracing His Last Day at 2 p.m., Feb. 28 at the Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction, 24101 Newhall Avenue. The presentation will host a panel discussion with Chris Epting, author of "James Died Here," Tony Newhall, former publisher of The Signal Newspaper, and Warren Beath, author of "The Death of James Dean." A screening of James Dean's 1955 film "Rebel Without A Cause" will follow the discussion. Call (661) 254-1275 or visit www.scvhs.org for more information.

February 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arts Advisory Committee to meet

The Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Santa Clarita will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, in the Century Room, to discuss the Town Center Art Challenge, Visions of Santa Clarita: Where the Good Life Takes You, Arts Commissions Planning Meetings, the Santa Clarita PAC Memorandum of Understanding, Ventura Public Art Tour, and Art Tanks.

February 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Kite Runner' essay contest

Students who attend the Literature to Life presentation of "The Kite Runner" Sunday at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at the College of the Canyons will be eligible to enter an essay contest by comparing the performance with the novel. The prizes are $250, $150 and $100 for first, second and third place, respectively. Entries must be submitted by Mar. 13 to the students' English teachers. For info: e-mail Mary Ferguson at mary.ferguson@canyons.edu or call (661) 259-7800 ext. 21064.

February 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boydston says city should control growth

Former city councilman TimBen Boydston wants some straight answers from city planners about the population of Santa Clarita Valley, which is projected to double in 25 years.

February 21, 2009 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A greener Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita continues to be a cleaner, greener city.

February 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC hosts Sam Francis exhibit

The College of Canyons Art Gallery will host the work of Sam Francis from Feb. 17 to March 14. Organizers will host a reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today that will include a slide presentation and lecture by Debra Burchett-Lere, Director of the Samuel L. Francis Foundation, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Francis also is known for his use of primary colors, and was influenced by Japanese brush painting, as well as Zen Buddhism. Aside from his splatter-and-splashes style, Francis also painted enormous and powerful paintings.

February 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies investigate bottle bombs at COC

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are investigating two bottle bombs set off at the College of the Canyons Valencia campus, sheriff's officials said Friday.

February 21, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gabbing with the gibbons

Alan Mootnick grew up with a dream to become Tarzan's son.

February 21, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


More students using financial aid

Beverly Axen, 52, is a College of the Canyons student who depends on financial aid to earn her college education.

February 21, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Key witness in ID-theft case pleads 5th

The key witness in L&M Optical West's identity-theft case exercised her Fifth Amendment rights 12 times Friday during an edgy preliminary hearing in Santa Clarita Superior Court.

February 21, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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COC voting lawsuit set to move ahead

In a two-hour closed-door session Tuesday, College of the Canyons trustees wrangled over a lawsuit against the Santa Clarita Community College District alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local street food vendors inspected

A joint sweep of Santa Clarita Valley street food vendors last week resulted in inspectors confiscating more than 10 food carts, sheriff's officials said.

June 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Colossus to close at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain's iconic roller coaster Colossus will close Aug. 16 after a 36-year run, officials at the Santa Clarita Valley theme park announced Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Voters trickle in to SCV polling places

Voter turnout appeared sluggish today at Santa Clarita Valley polling places as the 2014 primary election got under way.

June 03, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Outlaw motorcycle club affiliate arrested in Newhall bar stabbing

After a month-long investigation into the stabbing of a father and son outside a Newhall bar, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives have arrested an affiliate of the outlawed Vagos Motorcycle Club on suspicion of attempted murder, a sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


1 injured in Highway 14 collision in SCV

A woman was injured and taken to the hospital Tuesday following a two-car traffic collision on Highway 14 near Golden Valley Road, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Grizzlies go on

June 03, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze | Santa Clarita Valley News


Primary could yield surprise

The first gubernatorial primary under California's new top-two system has evolved into a typical campaign between Republicans hoping to come in second, pitting a state lawmaker who is a tea party favorite against a socially moderate investment banker making his first run for public office.

June 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Teens in SCV weekend collision recovering

Two Santa Clarita Valley teens injured in a late-night crash last weekend were resting at home Monday, a third was due to go home and a fourth was released, although it was unclear whether she went home or to another hospital, officials said.

June 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV sheriff’s detectives looking to snare mouse trap bandit

Bank robbers used sticky mouse traps to try to catch themselves some loot recently through the slot of a Santa Clarita Valley bank night deposit box.

June 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ performances canceled at The Rep

Persistent heckling from an audience member during a performance of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" led to the shut-down of the production's remaining Santa Clarita Valley run.

June 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CHP: Officers bust illegal car club in Bouquet Canyon

A joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

June 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kennedy’s courage

It seemed a perfectly normal summer day July 29, 2013, as Melissa Urban of Castaic left work. Like many working moms, she still had plenty to do, starting with picking up her 17-month-old daughter, Kennedy, from child care, and later delivering dinner to her laid-up boss.

June 02, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Red-tagged house has rich history

Behind the shutters and the boarded up windows of a house on Bernina Avenue in Canyon Country, now red-tagged with "No trespassing" stickers, lies the history of a man who devoted his life to helping the unfortunate.

June 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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