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Suit alleges DWP responsible for start of Powerhouse Fire

The Powerhouse Fire that scorched dozens of homes and charred more than 30,000 acres last summer got its name from the fact that it started near one of the powerhouses run by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in the Angeles National Forest.

April 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wilk bill calls for more science behind pollution restrictions

Santa Clarita City Council members voted this week to support a bill from Santa Clarita Valley Assemblyman Scott Wilk that would inject an additional level of scientific review into the laws that govern pollution limitations in discharged water.

April 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Deputies seek assistance in identifying alleged wallet thief

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station sought the public's assistance Thursday in identifying a woman believed to be involved in a wallet theft from a Valencia store.

April 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Job fair draws crowd at COC

Hundreds of job-searchers attended Wednesday's Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons, where more than 60 firms and agencies provided information about careers and accepted resumes.

April 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Call for term limits discussion falls short of council agenda

A discussion about term limits for Santa Clarita City Council members nearly made it to the agenda for the council's next meeting.

April 24, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


New principals named for Valencia, West Ranch

Members of the William S. Hart Union High School District board voted Wednesday night to tab two current junior high school principals to lead Valencia High School and West Ranch High School, beginning this summer.

April 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nissan of Valencia gives big

Nissan of Valencia gave away more than $21,800 in gifts - ranging from scholarships to a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan - during its annual Nissan Car Giveaway this week for local Hart district 11th- and 12th-graders.

April 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water, business among topics talked at forum

Ensuring the viability of the local economy was among the major goals stated by the eight men running to represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Congress during a candidate forum this week at College of the Canyons.

April 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon expresses concern with defense spending

Time may be winding down on his tenure in Congress, but Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, said Wednesday he remains concerned about the state of the nation's defense spending.

April 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Sheriff's Station DUI checkpoint to be conducted Friday night

Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.

April 23, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita takes stand against districting

The Santa Clarita City Council took a strong stand Tuesday against a state Assembly bill that would force all cities in California with at least 100,000 residents to break themselves into districts, eliminating at-large elections except in smaller cities.

April 23, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Acosta officially joins City Council

Surrounded by dozens of friends, family members and supporters, Dante Acosta officially took the oath of office and joined the Santa Clarita City Council during a special meeting Tuesday.

April 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carousel Ranch raises the roof

Carousel Ranch, an equestrian center for disabled children in Agua Dulce, raised the roof Tuesday on a long-awaited covered riding arena for its students - just in time to beat the heat.

April 23, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn Signal Lifestyle Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Computer savvy volunteers needed for local information session

SACRAMENTO, CA - Senator Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley) is proud to announce that the Microsoft YouthSpark TEALS program will be implemented in five local high schools in the coming school year. TEALS, which stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools, bridges the gap between the shortage of skilled computer science graduates and the growing demand for computer science job opportunities by bringing technology professionals into local classrooms.

April 22, 2014 | Source: State Sen. Steve Knight's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 Santa Clarita Valley officials to speak at L.A. Water Summit

Two local water officials - one representing wholesale services and one representing retail - will be panelists Thursday for the L.A. Water Summit presented by the Building Industry Association of Southern California.

April 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Captain to business: Beware cyber crime

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's Capt. Roosevelt Johnson told local business leaders Tuesday he wants to have one of his investigators give them a training session on cyber crime.

July 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


County supervisors adopt Laura’s law

County supervisors voted Tuesday to implement Laura's Law - a law that allows counties to pursue court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment for individuals suffering from mental illnesses.

July 15, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


No criminal charges in May 31 SCV traffic collision

No criminal charges are expected in a single-car crash last May that left five teenage girls injured, one seriously, according to a traffic collision investigator with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

July 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall man arrested on sex charge

A 22-year-old Newhall man has been arrested on suspicion he sent "harmful matter" to a minor, according to a detective with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

July 15, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Overturned vehicle temporarily blocks lanes on Interstate 5

An overturned vehicle temporarily blocked northbound lanes on Interstate 5 near Lyons Avenue shortly after noon, casuing traffic to back up to Highway 14 for a time, according to reports from the California Highway Patrol.

July 15, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Same-party November battles set in Calif.

Voters can forget the traditional Republican-Democratic match-ups in at least seven California congressional districts come November - including the one representing the Santa Clarita Valley.

July 15, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


A new way to get to and from Dodger Stadium

Traversing the 35 miles from the Santa Clarita Valley to Dodger Stadium, and back again, can be a challenge.

July 15, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Landscaping workers douse suspected arson fire

A landscaping crew extinguished what authorities believe was a deliberately set brush fire near an apartment building in Canyon Country on Monday, preventing its spread up a dry canyon, a fire official said.

July 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Local student takes first place in congressional art competition

Golden Valley High School student Jennifer Kong was awarded first place for her entry in the "Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery."

July 14, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Bowling’ with Dad

From a black-and-white poster, Johnny Cash solemnly surveys the work bench strewn with colorful, exotic woods.

July 14, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Symposium scheduled Friday on Bay Delta plan

As California's drought deepens, the Castaic Lake Water Agency is hosting a symposium Friday for Santa Clarita Valley residents to learn about problems getting water to Southern California - and what they might do about it.

July 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


$5,000 cheese-melter stolen from Stevenson Ranch eatery

Thieves made off with a $5,000 cheese-melting oven from an Italian restaurant in Stevenson Ranch, according to a report on file Sunday at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

July 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


There’s a new drug in town

In the cycle of drug popularity, the newest "high" in town may be a highly potent form of marijuana hash oil that goes by the names "honey oil," "honey wax," "earwax," "butter," "shatter" or "dabs" - to name a few.

July 14, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz and Lila Littlejohn Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Big cleanup ahead in SCV

As the cleanup of nearly 1,000 acres of contaminated soil and the air above it continues in the heart of the Santa Clarita Valley, with much of the cleansing infrastructure in place, crews are now poised to implement its water decontamination plan.

July 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: CLWA's water rate increase thrown out

Editor's note: This version corrects the previous, which incorrectly stated the agency to which he referred in his "cheap shot" quote.

July 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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