Expect to pay a few bucks more to the cashier at City Hall beginning July 1. Hundreds of city service fees will go up about 4 percent due to an increase in the Consumer Price Index as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor. Every five years, city officials examine the costs associated with providing city services and adjust fees accordingly. With the council's approval this week, fees ranging from development fees to some ...
A dog that was allegedly struck by his owner with a shovel Saturday was euthanized, officials confirmed Thursday. Matthew Lantzy, 30, of Saugus struck his pit bull on its head several times with a shovel in his backyard, fracturing its skull, a Sheriff's Department report said.
When they wrote a Dr. Seuss-style story about their school mascot, a group of kindergartners at Canyon Spring Elementary School never dreamed they would win grand prize in a competition that included students up to the eighth grade level. The 5- and 6-year-olds in Cathy Kuebler's reading group, most of whom are English language learners, won one of two grand prize awards in Time Warner Cable's ninth annual "Time 2 Write Seuss Style" competition. ...
The William S. Hart Union High School District has received a $152,000 grant to expand emergency preparedness programs for local schools. The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools grant is one of 92 awarded to schools and school districts in 34 states by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools of the U.S. Department of Education. Recipients were recently announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. "Nothing is more important to Americans than ...
Mechanics advise an auto checkup once every three months. And that's how often Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital holds its quarterly "Care for Your Heart" Health Fair for members of the community to receive free heart checkups from the hospital's health professionals. The next fair takes place Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Community Center. Like the warning lights on your car's dashboard, the signs of heart disease often come ...
A Canyon High School volunteer football coach has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female student at an L.A. Unified School District high school where the coach is employed. Kevin Thomas, 40, an assistant football coach and special education teacher's assistant at Birmingham High School in the San Fernando Valley, was arrested Tuesday. Thomas had also been coaching the Canyon Cowboy varsity defense as a volunteer for the past several weeks.
The bright yellow fliers papering telephone poles and tucked into store windows all over Saugus look deceptively cheerful, sporting a picture of a cute Dachshund.
Traffic problems on a residential street in Saugus are turning neighbor against neighbor and neighbors against the city. Santa Clarita city officials this week presented the City Council with survey results showing most residents did not want any further traffic restrictions on Benz Road, which sits between Copper Hill Drive and Bouquet Canyon Road in the northeast corner of the city, offering a narrow, residential-street connection between two major thoroughfares. But after ...
Newhall Land officials are breathing a sigh of relief today now that an East Coast bankruptcy court has given its parent company permission to keep the lights on - at least until the end of the month.
Don't be alarmed if you see flames and smoke billowing from a site near the intersection of Seco Canyon Road and Copper Hill Drive this afternoon. The Army National Guard is planning to film a television commercial that includes setting a fire, said Jessica Freude, film associate for the city of Santa Clarita. The film permit is valid from noon today until 1 a.m. Friday, she said. "There's going to be a mock fire," ...
Parents of children who qualify for free meals during the school year sometimes have a hard time providing meals during the summer months, but thanks to the Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency, those summertime meals are covered.
The meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District governing board scheduled for June 11 has been postponed to June 18. Less than a quorum of the governing board were available for the June 11 meeting. The public hearings scheduled for June 11 will be held on June 18, and the meeting's agenda will be the same.
Violent crime was down in the city of Santa Clarita last year, but the number of crimes was up a little over 8 percent, according to statistics released by the FBI on Tuesday.
You're going on vacation? The Signal would like to come along! (You can fit it easily into your suitcase.)
With their cropped red hair and freckles, they could pass for brothers. But the Saugus High School graduates are just two best friends chasing after the same dream.
SANTA CLARITA - Due to a new level of accreditation, victims of the most deadly form of heart attack can now be transported directly to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, hospital officials announced Friday.
Santa Clarita's unemployment rate rose slightly from September to October, but it was still down from a year ago, city officials announced Friday.
SANTA CLARITA - A Castaic man has been sentenced to probation and ordered to complete a residential treatment program after stabbing his pet cat and dog with a spear last summer, killing both.
SANTA CLARITA - A 72-year-old man who suffered mortal injuries when he was hit by a minivan while crossing Wiley Canyon Road in Valencia on Wednesday night has been identified as Valencia resident Marlin Stowers.
I have been to Dealey Plaza, the site of President Kennedy's assassination. I didn't go just as a regular tourist; I was taken on a personal conspiracy tour by one of the earliest Kennedy conspiracy theorists.
The Signal didn't print on Nov. 23, 1963 - the day after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Rain, heavy at times, and hail played a part in at least half a dozen traffic collisions in the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday, prompting a mud slide in Canyon Country and flooding in parts of Castaic, officials said.
SANTA CLARITA - A 19-year-old man arrested last month for allegedly spray-painting sexually explicit graffiti on at least three vehicles and one Valencia home has been re-arrested and charged with burglary, a local sheriff's deputy said Thursday.
A concert to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project is scheduled Saturday night in Castaic.
More than 10 cases of whooping cough have been reported at Santa Clarita Valley schools in recent weeks, leading officials to revisit the importance of vaccination as a preventive step to ward off the disease.
SANTA CLARITA - A 19-year-old man arrested last month for allegedly spray-painting sexually explicit graffiti on at least three vehicles and one Valencia home was re-arrested Wednesday and charged with burglary, a local sheriff's deputy said.
SANTA CLARITA - Going green has saved the Hart district a bundle in energy costs, according to figures released Wednesday night.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives investigating a crash in Valencia that claimed the life of a 72-year-old man were trying to notify his family about the fatality today, a detective said.
L.A. Kings radio commentator Daryl Evans gave seventh and eighth-grade P.E. students at Sierra Vista Junior High School a demonstration in hockey during a presentation at the school's gym in Canyon Country on Wednesday.