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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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SCV petition conflict escalates

Attorneys for outdoor advertising interests sponsoring the Santa Clarita billboard petition drive have filed a cease-and-desist demand against the company they accuse of blocking signature gathering.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money and Jim Holt Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Body found in Newhall apartment fire

The discovery of a body inside a burning Newhall apartment is under investigation by homicide detectives and arson investigators, county fire and coroner officials said Tuesday.

April 29, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district graduation rate remains above state average

Graduation rates in the William S. Hart Union High School District continued to far outpace the average rates in the county and the state, according to numbers released this week.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate committee approves bills to modernize state water system

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills in a package of legislation by committee chair Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to modernize California's water system.

April 29, 2014 | Source: Office of State Sen. Fran Pavley | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community joins to create SCV mosaic

Shards of red, orange and yellow tile lined a 40-foot-long mural on the bike trail that parallels Creekside Road on Monday, forming a shining sun setting over green fields with blooming flowers - a community's hopeful reflection of itself.

April 28, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


10th annual SCV Mayors Prayer Breakfast scheduled Thursday

The 10th annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayors Prayer Breakfast is scheduled Thursday at 7 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel, with Christian comedian Brad Stine as the featured speaker.

April 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: SCV Sheriff's Station weekend saturation patrol nets 10 arrests

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested 10 people during a weekend "saturation patrol" aimed at getting under-the-influence drivers off the road, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Congressional candidate Lee Rogers sues Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Simi Valley podiatrist Lee Rogers, a candidate in this year's race to represent California's 25th Congressional District, is suing the hospital that contracted his services, claiming a doctor there bad-mouthed him, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by The Signal.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car plows into Canyon Country restaurant

A vehicle slammed through a Canyon Country restaurant Monday after the driver mistook the accelerator for the brake, authorities said.

April 28, 2014 | By Austin Dave Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car found abandoned in ravine

California Highway Patrol officers are looking into the circumstances surrounding a black Corvette found abandoned at the bottom of a ravine along Bouquet Creek over the weekend, according to the CHP.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Principals sought for SCV junior high schools

Now that two upcoming vacancies have been filled in the high school leadership of the William S. Hart Union High School District, new principals must be hired in the junior high school ranks.

April 28, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Twin sisters recount the Holocaust

Twin sisters Rita Kahane and Serena Rubin told a small congregation at Beth Shalom Sunday how lucky they were to have survived several life-threatening moments during the Holocaust, most notably perhaps being the day Nazi doctor Josef Mengele came looking for twins.

April 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Creek Academy lends a hand

The PTA at West Creek Academy recently donated clothing and school supplies to help underprivileged students in Nicaragua.

April 28, 2014 | By Nancy Angel Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The stories survive

Overtaken by memories, Erika Schwartz clutches a collection of yellowed, slightly crumpled photographs - all she has left of her entire family.

April 28, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Lifestyle Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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