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The Signal.com's Daybreak: June 11, 2009

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June 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Three men rob local pharmacy

Three men robbed a Canyon Country pharmacy Wednesday morning, making off with a bag full of prescription painkillers and evading sheriff's deputies.

June 11, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies give lessons, bikes

Seven kids on the verge of their teens huddled around a list of bicycle safety rules Wednesday night, just minutes before they were set to graduate from a Sheriff's Department program on bicycle safety.

June 11, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Families could lose homes

If Sacramento cuts off federal stimulus money for CalWorks as proposed, 1,300 Santa Clarita Valley families will end up homeless, according to a county official.

June 11, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Headed for Annapolis

Cameron Dann never dreamed of joining the Naval Academy during his days at Golden Valley High School.

June 11, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


LandSource could be broken up, sold off

The bankrupt owner of Newhall Land and Farming Co. may wind up with a trustee in charge of liquidating the corporation and selling off assets to the highest bidder.

June 11, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sweet rewards for reading at Mint Canyon

Mint Elementary School students made chocolate sundaes out of five teachers as a reward for the students earning more accelerated-reader points than the teachers for the school year.

June 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Robbers hit pharmacy, escape with drugs

Three men robbed a Canyon Country pharmacy Wednesday morning, making off with a bag full of prescription painkillers and evading sheriff's deputies.

June 10, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City faces $68.6M budget reduction

With the adoption date drawing nigh, the City Council got a look Tuesday night at Santa Clarita's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year.

June 10, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Fire department maintains staffing amid cutbacks

The Los Angeles County Fire Department has enacted a hiring freeze for nonessential personnel and slowed hiring of firefighters amid a widespread budget crisis, but expects to be able to maintain its current staffing levels, a spokesman said.

June 10, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon blasts detainee transfer

The transfer of Guantanamo Bay prison detainee Ahmed Ghailani to a prison in New York was strongly criticized today by Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon. Ghailani is an accused co-conspirator of the Aug. 7, 1998, U.S. Embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, that killed 234 people. In a statement issued Tuesday, McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, slammed the decision by President Barack Obama to begin transferring prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to the U.S.

June 10, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Celebrate Flag Day with the Elks

Show your patriotic spirit this Flag Day by coming to the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, Santa Clarita Lodge No. 2379 for dinner. Flag Day is Sunday the 14th. The Santa Clarita Elks Lodge No. 2379 opens its doors to the public with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, with the annual Flag Day Ceremony beginning at 8 p.m. Flag Retirement immediately follows. In addition, well known local singer Sharon Rose will provide entertainment in the lounge. Please call (661) 251-1500 for more information.

June 10, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


District holds off on vote for rate increase

A vote on whether to annex new homes from an area of Castaic into the district is on the agenda for a Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District meeting today.

June 10, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Keeping art alive

Valencia Valley Elementary School was transformed into the Newhall School District's very own museum Monday as thousands of kid-created works of art draped the walls of the elementary school during the district's second art show.

June 10, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC clips summer classes

College of the Canyon administrators have cut 20 percent of the school's summer-session classes as the community college braces for a budget cut that could top $8 million, a college official said Tuesday.

June 10, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


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