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High schools campaign to fight use of child soldiers

A community campaign is now uniting two William S. Hart Union High School District schools in order to stop the use of child soldiers. Valencia High School is now joining Canyon High School's Human Rights Watch Student Task Force by forming their own Human Rights Club. Both schools have been collecting Red Hands, which symbolize the fight against the use of child soldiers.

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Library program helps students

La Mesa Junior High School is noticing an increase in the both student attendance and grades due to the success of the Library Homework Club. The club gives students the opportunity to be helped by teachers and parents after school in a variety of subjects.

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local schools earn recognition

Two schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District have been nominated for recognition as California Distinguished Schools for the 2009-10 year. The schools, Rancho Pico Junior High School and Academy of the Canyons, the Hart District's middle college high school, were selected among some 500 California Schools.

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community remembers tragedy

Friends and family of a 15-year-old boy who was killed a year ago gathered Wednesday at the Child and Family Center to plant a rose and dedicate a plaque to his memory.

February 26, 2009 | By Katie Wallace Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic’s jail closure won’t cost jobs

Sheriff Lee Baca's proposal to close two county jails - including the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic - wouldn't result in any layoffs, a sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday.

February 26, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dems chide McKeon

A group of local residents asked the Santa Clarita City Council to give Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon a slap on the wrist for his opposition to President Barack Obama's stimulus package.

February 26, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ash Wednesday begins Lent

Soft voices and organ music reverberated throughout the steeple as hundreds of Ash Wednesday observers sang "Be merciful oh Lord, we have sinned" at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Newhall.

February 26, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents want to recycle, just not in their backyard

A group of residents railed against a rumor the City Council will build a recycling facility in the nearby areas of either Val Verde or Sylmar.

February 26, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 26, 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 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors seek review of proposed solar plant

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County officials directed on Tuesday a review into the legality of building a solar power plant on parts of a 17,750-acre site bought decades ago for use as an international airport.

February 25, 2009 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council member to address seniors

Santa Clarita City Councilmember Marsha McLean will be at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center today from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. to discuss disaster preparedness.

February 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Deputies seek bank robber

A note-brandishing gunman robbed a Bank of America in Canyon Country on Tuesday, a sheriff's deputy said.

February 25, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staf Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Parks host fishing derby March 7

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will host the 2009 Spring Adult Classic Fishing Derby on March 7. Participants can win first- through tenth-place prizes in the contest for catching the heaviest trout.

February 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors honor COC’s Van Hook

The Los Angeles County Commission for Women and the County Board of Supervisors named College of the Canyons Chancellor Dianne Van Hook to receive a 2009 Women of the Year Award. She will be honored at the 24th Annual Women of the Year Awards Luncheon March 16.

February 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Town Center reduces hours

Shoppers reacted with concern and understanding Tuesday when they learned the Westfield Valencia Town Center will cut daily shopping time by an hour to save retailers some expenses.

February 25, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Jury selection in murder-for-hire case expected in June

Jury selection is expected to begin in June in the case of a Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife, according to an official with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

April 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Principal selection on tap for Wednesday Hart board meeting

Board members in the William S. Hart Union High School District are expected to tab the new principals of Valencia High School and West Ranch High School during their meeting Wednesday, according to officials.

April 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Part I crimes, grand theft auto decline in city

Santa Clarita, CA – The City of Santa Clarita saw a significant decline in Part One and Grand Theft Auto crimes during the first three months of 2014 compared to 2013, according to a preliminary report filed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

April 22, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Guns, badges stolen during police charity game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say guns, badges and other items belonging to San Diego-area law enforcement personnel were stolen during a weekend charity football game in Los Angeles.

April 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Associated Student Government hosts congressional candidate forum

SANTA CLARITA - The Associated Student Government (ASG) at College of the Canyons is inviting all students and community members to a public candidate forum with the eight individuals seeking election to California's 25th Congressional District.

April 22, 2014 | Source: SCV EDC | Santa Clarita Valley News


Petition-gatherer ID’d after battery arrest

A signature-gatherer outside a local Walmart, arrested for battery after allegedly punching someone in the hand last weekend, has been identified as a woman from Illinois, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

April 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


With the turn of a key, Valencia student wins new car

As the school winds down, local high schoolers got fired up at the chance to win a new car from Nissan of Valencia during the third annual Nissan Car Giveaway at COC's Cougar Stadium in Valencia.

April 22, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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