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District eyes two sites for Castaic high

William S. Hart Union High School District officials said Tuesday they had identified two sites for a high school in Castaic.

September 02, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district considers new boundaries

In an effort to relieve overcrowding at local junior high and high schools, Hart district board members tonight will decide whether to shift attendance boundaries in three Santa Clarita Valley neighborhoods for the 2010-11 school year.

September 02, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Route 66 must pay for policing

As part of the five-year temporary-use permit granted Tuesday night to George Thomas for the motorcycle nights at his Route 66 Classic Grill, he must pay the city $6,500 per year in case sheriff's deputies need to respond to trouble.

September 02, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Evacuation lifted in Acton

With the battle against the Station Fire tipping in favor of firefighters on Tuesday, L.A. County fire officials opened up parts of Acton to residents locked out by mandatory evacuations.

September 01, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Station Fire 22 percent contained; Acton evac order being lifted

The Station Fire has burned 127,513 acres and was 22 percent contained as of 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to county fire officials.

September 01, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Station Fire still threatens Mount Wilson

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A giant amphibious air tanker has made a huge water drop on flames on Mount Wilson northeast of Los Angeles.

The flying boat bombarded the peak Tuesday to extinguish flames from a sprawling wildfire that could endanger the historic Mount Wilson Observatory and adjacent TV, radio and cell phone towers serving the region.

September 01, 2009 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bike nights may come with a price

The Santa Clarita Planning Commission may OK a permit allowing the owner of Route 66 Classic Grill to keep having his weekly motorcycle nights but requiring him to pay for on-duty sheriff's deputies and private security guards.

September 01, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Detectives make pot bust in Castaic

A Castaic man and woman were arrested Monday morning after detectives found 18 marijuana plants and dozens of jars filled with the drug, sheriff's deputies said in a statement.

September 01, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Flying away from the daily grind

Every Saturday morning brings the same routine for dozens of local residents who trek up a hill overlooking Castaic Lake to a remote field.

September 01, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Sept. 1, 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:

September 01, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Acton residents flee to Red Cross center

It was 3 a.m. Sunday when firefighters showed up at the Soledad Canyon KOA campground to give the order: Evacuate.

James Whitmer, who lives and works at the park, packed everything he could fit into two suitcases, grabbed his dog and plenty of dog food, and hauled it all to a Red Cross disaster center set up at Golden Valley High School.

August 31, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Station Fire update: 2 Acton homes burn

The swath of destruction caused by the Station Fire widened to more than 164 square miles Monday, destroying two Acton homes before moving north toward the Antelope Valley.

"We watched a wall of flames about 3 miles wide burn through three canyons in 10 minutes," said David Stewart, 53, of Acton, who had a front-row seat for Sunday night's havoc. "All I could hear was this big roar of the fire and things exploding."

August 31, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


R.I.P. Jake Kuredjian, E.O.W. Aug. 31, 2001

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Hagop "Jake" Kuredjian was killed in the line of duty eight years ago on Aug. 31, 2001.

August 31, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stormwater fee results expected by Friday

City officials anticipate announcing the results of the stormwater fee ballot by Friday, Santa Clarita spokeswoman Gail Ortiz said.

August 31, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 31, 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:

August 31, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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UPDATE: Man sought in Santa Clarita Valley child annoyance case

Just one week after children headed back to school for the 2014-15 year, two female students walking home from Placerita Junior High School in Newhall reported they were approached by a man who drove up in a black pickup truck and told them to get in, a Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's officials said.

August 22, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita launches 2014 public poll

The City of Santa Clarita is calling residents to take part in a public opinion poll to share their thoughts on City services, local issues and the types of amenities they would like to see in Santa Clarita. The poll will be conducted via telephone and online at santa-clarita.com/survey.

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


Bill for community colleges to grant bachelor’s degrees passes California Legislature

A bill that would allow some community colleges to offer four-year degrees has passed the state Legislature and is heading to the governor's desk.

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


College of the Canyons Unveils New ‘Skills4Success’ Campaign For Fall Semester

College of the Canyons has unveiled a new two-part 'Skills4Success' campaign designed to publicly recognize and visually celebrate the wide range of student success stories found at the college, while also introducing new institution-wide student support strategies which COC officials believe will help revolutionize how student success is measured.

August 22, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Governor signs two Wilk bills

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday afternoon Governor Brown signed two bills by Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R- Santa Clarita:

August 22, 2014 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Scott Wilk | Santa Clarita Valley News


Moth or butterfly?

This skipper butterfly shares characteristics of both moths and butterflies, with a body, wings and antennae more like the former.

August 22, 2014 | By Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


California Supreme Court denies review of Palmdale Voting Rights Act case

The California Supreme Court has declined to review of Palmdale's California Voting Rights Act case, though officials from the Antelope Valley city say they will continue to appeal the matter.

August 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Couple identified in selfie burglary case

A couple depicted in a selfie that turned up in a burglary victim's cloud database took the photo on a cellphone bought at a San Fernando swap meet, the man in the picture told Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man to stand trial in BB gun shooting

A Valencia man has been ordered to stand trial on a charge he shot a woman in the eye with a BB gun during a road rage incident in May. a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Two plead no contest in 2012 street racers case

More than two years after they were arrested and charged with second-degree murder for the death of a friend while they were street racing on Sand Canyon Road, two young Canyon Country men pleaded no contest Thursday to lesser charges of vehicular manslaughter.

August 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Former deputy receives probationary sentence for firing weapon

A retired sheriff's deputy accused of illegally firing his gun after neighborhood kids played a "ding dong ditch" prank on him received a probationary sentence Thursday after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor charge against him.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free Family Movie Nights draw hundreds to Hart Park

Family night at the cinema is practically an American tradition, but when the movie is shown on a big inflatable screen set up on the grass of a tree-covered park, the experience takes on a whole new dimension.

August 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sponsor: State school bond will not be on November ballot

A statewide school facilities bond will not be on the November ballot due to a lack of support from the governor, its sponsors said this week.

August 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Legislature approves bill to protect children from domestic violence

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate gave final, unanimous approval Thursday to a bill by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to protect children from domestic abusers during court proceedings and after offenders are released from prison or jail. The vote came a day after the measure was approved 78-0 by the Assembly.

August 21, 2014 | Source: Sen. Fran Pavley's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vigil held for Saugus girl killed by car

Several hundred people gathered at Saugus High School Wednesday night to memorialize 17-year-old Jennifer Stift.

August 21, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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