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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William S. Hart Union High School District is taking back 62 teacher-layoff notices while Saugus Union School District rescinded 18 teacher-layoff notices, school officials said Wednesday.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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Nissan rewards students for good attendance

Nissan of Valencia executive manager Dan Sterkel presented William S. Hart Union High School District students who had attendance records of 97 percent or higher with gifts, scholarships and a car, totaling $21,800 on Saturday.

April 26, 2014 | Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC sets star-gazing party

College of the Canyons' Canyon Country campus hosts its SpringStar Party from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at the campus' Carl A. Rasmussen Amphitheater.

April 26, 2014 | Lila Littlejohn | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boys and Girls Club chief throws first pitch at City of Santa Clarita Dodger Day

Retiring Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley Chief Professional Officer Jim Ventress threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the game between The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies at the City of Santa Clarita Dodger Day event at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. Signal Executive Editor/Supervising Producer Jason Schaff acted as umpire and Arnie Durazo, Hart Pony League President caught the first pitch from Jim Ventress.

April 26, 2014 | Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Meltdown' for autism draws thousands

More than 4,000 people turned out on Saturday for the 11th annual "Yes I Can" Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Music and Arts Festival at Santa Clarita Skate Park.

April 26, 2014 | Nancy Angel | Santa Clarita Valley News


Another arrest in billboard showdown

A continuing battle over the Santa Clarita City Council's decision to approve electronic billboards along local freeways resulted in another arrest this weekend and a face-to-face showdown between billboard supporters and opponents on the dusty Western streets at the 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival on Saturday.

April 26, 2014 | Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Giddyup Santa Clarita

Amid the charcoal smell of barbecues, the twirl of parasols and the jingling of spurs, thousands attended the 21st annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival on Saturday and enjoyed a sunny day of Western culture.

April 26, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dealership still rolling toward completion

Carpenter Diego Bonilla installs protective plastic covering on the roof of a new Audi dealership on Thursday.

April 25, 2014 | By Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Petition battle continues

At 9:10 a.m. Friday, Jeff and David met at the Walmart on Newhall Ranch Road for the first time.

April 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lawsuit: ‘Fiscal integrity’ of SCV water service threatened

One of Santa Clarita Valley's four water retailers is suing the agency from which it buys a portion of its water, claiming the Castaic Lake Water Agency illegally purchased the Valencia Water Company, another water retailer.

April 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boys in Blue prove scarce in SCV sports bars

Looking for a public place to watch the Santa Clarita Valley Dodgers Day game tomorrow night? Don't expect to find the Boys in Blue on the TV at your favorite local watering hole.

April 25, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Fun Run’ to benefit ailing 7-year-old

Richie's Fight for Life Foundation's Fun Run is about a search for the reason a seven-year old boy is dying.

April 25, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 arrested so far in ongoing billboard dispute

The ongoing Santa Clarita Valley dispute over electronic billboards between those petitioning against them and the "petition blockers" rallying in their support has netted three arrests and spurred several confrontations at local stores, a sheriff's official confirmed Friday.

April 25, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chiquita Canyon, CalArts celebrate Found Art Competition Program

Chiquita Canyon, an innovative local business that is also home to a 9.2 megawatt clean energy facility, and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) celebrated their third annual Found Art Scholarship Program and announced the recipients of more than $8,000 in scholarship monies. The announcement – which was made at a gallery reception featuring more than a dozen artwork submissions – marks the third year of the highly successful art recognition program, which honors local art students.

April 25, 2014 | Source: The Musella Group | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cowboys take the catwalk

Western wear took center stage during the Cowboy Couture Fashion Show held at The REP in Old Town Newhall Thursday night.

April 25, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cost of salt reduction: $103 a year

After six months of crunching numbers, writing grant proposals and negotiating with state agencies, Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials have released a proposed rate increase for local residents to foot the bill for removing salt from wastewater dumped into the Santa Clara River.

April 25, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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