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New school opening delayed

Saugus Union School District will delay the opening of West Creek Elementary School until at least July 2010 because of a projected low enrollment for the nearly completed school, district officials said Wednesday.

"For us to be fiscally responsible, we need to have a minimum amount of students in that area," said Judy Umeck, board president.

April 23, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local boy runs with help from prosthetics

His first words were, "I do it."

That can-do sentiment marks the way Cameron Lutges, 7, approaches life in spite of his physical challenges.

April 23, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Church group to do cleanup

Hard work. Humanitarianism. Put those endeavors together and one can do a lot of good in this world. Such combined synergy is behind the Mormon Helping Hands project, which will be held Saturday in the Santa Clarita Valley and statewide as 20,000 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints members volunteer to help spruce up their communities.

In all, 15 projects will be undertaken by 800 Church members in the SCV. Tasks will include graffiti clean-up, planting groundcover in parks and painting the SCV Senior Center's exterior. Approximately 450 church members, along with U.S. Congressman Howard "Buck ...

April 23, 2009 | By Diana Sevanian For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Schools to reduce layoffs

Eighty teachers from two SCV school districts got reprieves Wednesday.

The William S. Hart Union High School District is taking back 62 teacher-layoff notices while Saugus Union School District rescinded 18 teacher-layoff notices, school officials said Wednesday.

April 23, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Make an angel, give an angel

About 250 students at Highlands Elementary School are getting ready to sprinkle joy and hope in the Santa Clarita Valley through the Angels Project, the school's first community-outreach art project.

April 23, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Longtime resident Helen Weigel passes away

Helen Fern Campbell Weigel, a Newhall resident for 46 years, died April 17 at her home after a long battle with multiple myeloma. She was 87.

April 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: April 23, 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:

April 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Airgun report prompts lockdown

What appeared to be three young men drinking and firing an air gun in the hills overlooking Leona Cox Community School prompted a school lockdown Wednesday afternoon.

April 23, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: April 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:

April 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Union to lay off 10

Ten school employees will be eliminated from the Castaic Union School District, but there won't be too many educational problems from the board's decision, the superintendent said Tuesday.

April 22, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart District to issue $80M in bonds

Board approval for the district to issue and sell up to $80 million in bonds means that the William S. Hart Union High School District will move forward with a mix of Measure SA construction projects, including a Castaic high school, a school official said Tuesday.

April 22, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Need for funds drives pancake breakfast

In order to meet the needs of a fast-growing homeless population in the Santa Clarita Valley, Lutheran Social Services Community Care Center will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 25 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

April 22, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Starbucks in Valencia to brew no more

The Starbucks Coffee at 23880 W. Copper Hill Drive in Valencia is one of about 40 other California Starbucks' stores scheduled to close, according to the company's Web site.

April 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Board approves proposed budget

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved the county's proposed budget for 2009-2010.

April 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Summer Meltdown 2009 date, talent firmed

Hip-hop/rap/indie rock duo Shwayze will headline the sixth annual marathon "Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness and Social Inclusion Concert" rock festival, produced by the William S. Hart Union High School District's Yes I Can students.

April 22, 2009 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | 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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