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At the old ball game: Little League

Canyon Country Little League kicked off its 2009 spring season Saturday with opening-day ceremonies and a dedication of the newly named "Wigdor Field."

February 22, 2009 | By Jessica Selva For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cycling through: 2009 Amgen Tour of California

Guillermo Galarza propped his young daughter, Natalia, up on his shoulders as she clutched a camera Saturday, waiting to get a quick shot of Lance Armstrong the moment he stepped off his Team Astana bus.

February 22, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Fans jam Town Center for Amgen Stage 7 start

The official countdown at noon today signaled the beginning of the 88.9-mile Stage 7 of the eight-stage 2009 Amgen Tour of California cycle race, as cheering spectators undeterred by overcast skies and a cool temperature lined Town Center Drive three to five people deep from the mall entrance west to McBean Parkway.

February 21, 2009 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Life and times of James Dean presentation

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present The Life and Death of James Dean: Tracing His Last Day at 2 p.m., Feb. 28 at the Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction, 24101 Newhall Avenue. The presentation will host a panel discussion with Chris Epting, author of "James Died Here," Tony Newhall, former publisher of The Signal Newspaper, and Warren Beath, author of "The Death of James Dean." A screening of James Dean's 1955 film "Rebel Without A Cause" will follow the discussion. Call (661) 254-1275 or visit www.scvhs.org for more information.

February 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arts Advisory Committee to meet

The Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Santa Clarita will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, in the Century Room, to discuss the Town Center Art Challenge, Visions of Santa Clarita: Where the Good Life Takes You, Arts Commissions Planning Meetings, the Santa Clarita PAC Memorandum of Understanding, Ventura Public Art Tour, and Art Tanks.

February 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Kite Runner' essay contest

Students who attend the Literature to Life presentation of "The Kite Runner" Sunday at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at the College of the Canyons will be eligible to enter an essay contest by comparing the performance with the novel. The prizes are $250, $150 and $100 for first, second and third place, respectively. Entries must be submitted by Mar. 13 to the students' English teachers. For info: e-mail Mary Ferguson at mary.ferguson@canyons.edu or call (661) 259-7800 ext. 21064.

February 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boydston says city should control growth

Former city councilman TimBen Boydston wants some straight answers from city planners about the population of Santa Clarita Valley, which is projected to double in 25 years.

February 21, 2009 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A greener Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita continues to be a cleaner, greener city.

February 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC hosts Sam Francis exhibit

The College of Canyons Art Gallery will host the work of Sam Francis from Feb. 17 to March 14. Organizers will host a reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today that will include a slide presentation and lecture by Debra Burchett-Lere, Director of the Samuel L. Francis Foundation, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Francis also is known for his use of primary colors, and was influenced by Japanese brush painting, as well as Zen Buddhism. Aside from his splatter-and-splashes style, Francis also painted enormous and powerful paintings.

February 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies investigate bottle bombs at COC

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are investigating two bottle bombs set off at the College of the Canyons Valencia campus, sheriff's officials said Friday.

February 21, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gabbing with the gibbons

Alan Mootnick grew up with a dream to become Tarzan's son.

February 21, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


More students using financial aid

Beverly Axen, 52, is a College of the Canyons student who depends on financial aid to earn her college education.

February 21, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Key witness in ID-theft case pleads 5th

The key witness in L&M Optical West's identity-theft case exercised her Fifth Amendment rights 12 times Friday during an edgy preliminary hearing in Santa Clarita Superior Court.

February 21, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 21, 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:

February 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Group plans rifle shoot Saturday

Appleseed Shoots are scheduled at WES Thompson's Piru Rifle Range Saturday and Sunday and March 7-8, April 18-19, May 23-24, June 20-21, July 18-19, Aug. 22-23, Sept. 19-20, Oct. 17-18, Nov. 14-15, Dec. 12-13.

February 20, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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CORRECTION: Nighttime closure planned for Interstate 5 middle lanes

The California Department of Transportation announced Friday it will be closing the two middle lanes of the freeway in both directions between Van Nuys Boulevard and State Route 118 to demolish the median.

January 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Another Cemex stall?

Two months after a congressional subcommittee determined it needs a cost estimate before considering a bill to block a mega-mine in Canyon Country, the request to conduct the estimate hasn't been made, The Signal has learned.

January 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt and Luke Money Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local water retailer honored nationally

The Newhall County Water District has won its sixth consecutive award for fiscal responsibility.

January 19, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City facilities closed Monday for MLK day

Santa Clarita city facilities, including City Hall and all branches of the city public library system, will be closed Monday to mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crime rate increases in 2013

The number of reported Part 1 crimes handled by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station in 2013 was higher than in 2012 but still significantly lower than five years ago, according to data released Friday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

January 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local Democratic group holds health care forum

About 35 people turned out Saturday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Valencia to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and Covered California - the state's health insurance exchange.

January 19, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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