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Hold the tomato, Jack

Ask for tomato on your sandwich at Subway and you'll be offered peppers instead.

August 11, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall Land says commitments are solid

With Newhall Land and Farming Company's requirement to pay millions for some of the city's biggest infrastructure projects, Santa Clarita city officials are evaluating the company's funding obligations in light of news that Newhall Land's parent company, LandSource Communities Development LLC, has filed for bankruptcy.

August 11, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teen girl in critical condition after crash

A 16-year-old Santa Clarita girl was seriously injured late Monday night after her sport-utility vehicle collided with a station wagon in Newhall, Sgt. Byron Wainie said Tuesday.

August 11, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council to take on budget Tuesday

The Santa Clarita City Council will begin tackling next year's $165 million city budget in a public hearing Tuesday.

August 10, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Small businesses slumping

Mike Anderson can pinpoint the time when his small business first saw a slowdown.

It was May 2006, right when gas began selling for $3 a gallon.

August 10, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McGrath surprised, honored by school's name

The closely guarded secret was revealed at Superintendent J. Michael McGrath's retirement dinner, taking even his secretary by surprise:

The next school built in the Newhall School District would be named in McGrath's honor.

August 10, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Highlands math whiz earns perfect score

Most sixth graders don't even pass the Math Honors Test given each year by the Saugus Union School District, and only one student in the 12 year history of the test has earned a perfect score.

August 10, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Memorial gardens raise money for the troops

Two boys from Santa Clarita died in Iraq.

On Sunday, their service and the service paid by scores of other local military heroes to our country was honored, not with a gun salute or a parade down Main Street, but with a simple invitation to stroll through gardens of flowers and a simple message - remember those who serve.

August 10, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man caught with coke, marijuana on Highway 14

A Lancaster man was arrested in Canyon Country after authorities found more than six grams of rock cocaine, less than one gram of marijuana and nearly $3,000 in cash in his vehicle during a traffic stop, an official said Monday.

August 10, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Italian Feast satisfies

One does not need to fly East to please the palate with the taste an Italian feast. For those living in the Santa Clarita Valley, one only has to travel to Westfield's Valencia Town Center, where the sights and sounds of Italy came to life Saturday with an entire day of food, music and play.

For the second straight year, Frankie Competelli - owner of Hollywood's Frankie's on Melrose - brought the Italian-American experience to life through The Feast of the Blessed Mother Mary.

August 09, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Video team nabs dual awards

The video program at West Ranch High School continued its award-winning work this spring, bringing home honors from state and national competitions.

At the 42nd annual California Media Festival, the WRTV daily broadcast was named the Best Student Produced Television Show in the state of California. "The Coffin," a short film by Tyler Sellars and Josh Chocooj, was named Most Creative Video and "Cruel Melody," a music video by Aaron LaRue and Jordan Paterson, won Best Cinematography at the festival.

August 09, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


History given life

Some 30 young children and teenagers swimming in a community pool at Soledad Canyon's Thousand Trails in Acton were surprised Saturday when a cannon was fired.

Thankfully, the cannon was not real. Instead, the fake piece of artillery was used to take about 300 onlookers back in time to the 1860s, when America was engulfed in the Civil War.

August 09, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


French fry grease turned into fuel

A lot of people complain about the skyrocketing price of gasoline, but a West Ranch High School chemistry teacher, with the help of his students, decided to do something about it.

After gathering used vegetable oil from a local Burger King, teacher Benjamin Scott taught his students how to turn the leftover french fry grease into biodiesel fuel.

August 09, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


As gas goes up, so does SCV bus ridership

As the week rounded out with average gas prices reaching $4.40 per gallon, city bus ridership is now at an all-time high, according to a Santa Clarita Transit official.

"People need public transportation now more than ever," said Transit Manager Jeff O'Keefe. "Clearly the rising fuel prices have had an effect on ridership."

August 09, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested after hitting dog with shovel

A Saugus man was arrested Saturday morning after a neighbor saw him beating his Pit Bull Terrier repeatedly with a shovel, officials said.

According to Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, Matthew Lantzy, 30, was taken into custody after his neighbor called the station to report that Lantzy used a shovel to beat the head of his dog.

August 09, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Santa Clarita Library Bag Sale held this week

The Santa Clarita Public Library's periodic Bag Sale is on this week, meaning members of the community can fill up specific bags with used books at a cost of just $7 - including the bag.

April 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


FDA decision regarding MannKind delayed

MannKind Corp. of Santa Clarita announced Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended by three months the review period of its ultra-rapid-acting diabetes treatment.

April 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


1 injured, 2 arrested in Jakes Way street fight

A man being beaten up during a street fight in Canyon Country attempted to flee the scene in his vehicle and ran into a crowd of people, injuring a woman, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy said Monday.

April 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New standardized tests prompt school districts to update technology

With new, technologically demanding standardized tests on the horizon, Santa Clarita Valley school districts have worked for months, or even years, to prepare their technology infrastructures, teachers and students for the shift, officials said last week.

April 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall man arrested on attempted murder charge

A Newhall woman was injured and rushed to the hospital with lacerations to her head and neck, a local sheriff's deputy said Monday.

April 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies investigating home egging incident

School bullies are suspected in the "egging" of a house and a car in Valencia last week, according to a report filed by a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Deputy who responded to the incident.

April 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Samsung expanding into SCV

Samsung, one of the world's leading electronics companies, has selected Santa Clarita to open its new research and development lab, setting its sights on becoming an audio systems powerhouse.

April 07, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rising through the ranks

When Gabriel Magdaleno was a kid, he enjoyed accompanying his grandfather to the Van Nuys General Motors plant, where Camaros and Firebirds were then built.

April 07, 2014 | Charlie Kaijo | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff hopefuls talk at forum

Working to restore public trust was among the top priorities stated Saturday by a selection of the candidates running to be the new sheriff of Los Angeles County.

April 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vandals strike Castaic Elementary again

In what has become a monthly occurrence this year, vandals illegally entered Castaic Union School District classrooms recently, damaged property and, in the most recent case, rifled through the desks of at least two teachers, according to a report on file at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on Sunday.

April 06, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Congressional candidates spar in early campaign forum

With longtime Santa Clarita Valley Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, set to depart this year from the seat he has held for more than two decades, three men made their cases to succeed him during a candidate forum Saturday.

April 05, 2014 | Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


Volunteers recognized at Senior Center ceremony

Some of the Santa Clarita Valley's most dedicated volunteers were recognized for their service Saturday during an international-themed party at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.

April 05, 2014 | Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Short-term fix for Bouquet water impasse moving ahead

A temporary quick fix to the Bouquet Canyon water impasse is under way, but a more permanent solution that would allow the creek to flow freely appears stymied for now, officials from various agencies said.

April 05, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley pint-sized chefs cook cuisine

Dozens of youngsters donned their chef hats Friday for an up-close look on how to prepare a healthy meal.

April 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita seal appears on City Council materials

Some candidates for Santa Clarita City Council may have improperly used the city seal on campaign mailers that were sent out to members of the public.

April 04, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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