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Majority of Hart students aced exit exams

At least 90 percent of 10th-graders in the William S. Hart Union High School District passed the California High School Exit Exam on their first try, according to the 2008-09 figures released today by the California Department of Education.

September 02, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Antonovich blasts county for poor emergency notification

County Supervisor Michael Antonovich criticized Los Angeles County public relations personnel Tuesday for failing to feed the public fire information through the county Web site during recent catastrophic wildfires.

September 02, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Temperatures expected to fall as weekend draws near

A cloud cover coupled with an eerie haze of smoke and falling ash blotted out the sun over the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday, dropping temperatures below the expected triple digits, experts said.

September 02, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Family still dealing with loss of daughter

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the death of Betty Brazil, a Santa Clarita Valley-born woman who was gunned down behind the Bob's Big Boy in Lakewood where she worked.

September 02, 2009 | By Rory Kelly For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Sept. 2, 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:

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2009. There are 120 days left in the year.

September 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hosting heroes at Central Park

Central Park in Saugus - known for cover-band concerts, dog-walking and soccer games - has been transformed into a military-style camp for crews to rest and recover between shifts on the fire line.

September 02, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


District eyes two sites for Castaic high

William S. Hart Union High School District officials said Tuesday they had identified two sites for a high school in Castaic.

September 02, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district considers new boundaries

In an effort to relieve overcrowding at local junior high and high schools, Hart district board members tonight will decide whether to shift attendance boundaries in three Santa Clarita Valley neighborhoods for the 2010-11 school year.

September 02, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Route 66 must pay for policing

As part of the five-year temporary-use permit granted Tuesday night to George Thomas for the motorcycle nights at his Route 66 Classic Grill, he must pay the city $6,500 per year in case sheriff's deputies need to respond to trouble.

September 02, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Evacuation lifted in Acton

With the battle against the Station Fire tipping in favor of firefighters on Tuesday, L.A. County fire officials opened up parts of Acton to residents locked out by mandatory evacuations.

September 01, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Station Fire 22 percent contained; Acton evac order being lifted

The Station Fire has burned 127,513 acres and was 22 percent contained as of 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to county fire officials.

September 01, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Station Fire still threatens Mount Wilson

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A giant amphibious air tanker has made a huge water drop on flames on Mount Wilson northeast of Los Angeles.

The flying boat bombarded the peak Tuesday to extinguish flames from a sprawling wildfire that could endanger the historic Mount Wilson Observatory and adjacent TV, radio and cell phone towers serving the region.

September 01, 2009 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bike nights may come with a price

The Santa Clarita Planning Commission may OK a permit allowing the owner of Route 66 Classic Grill to keep having his weekly motorcycle nights but requiring him to pay for on-duty sheriff's deputies and private security guards.

September 01, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Detectives make pot bust in Castaic

A Castaic man and woman were arrested Monday morning after detectives found 18 marijuana plants and dozens of jars filled with the drug, sheriff's deputies said in a statement.

September 01, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Flying away from the daily grind

Every Saturday morning brings the same routine for dozens of local residents who trek up a hill overlooking Castaic Lake to a remote field.

September 01, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Former deputy receives probationary sentence for firing weapon

A retired sheriff's deputy accused of illegally firing his gun after neighborhood kids played a "ding dong ditch" prank on him received a probationary sentence Thursday after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor charge against him.

August 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free Family Movie Nights draw hundreds to Hart Park

Family night at the cinema is practically an American tradition, but when the movie is shown on a big inflatable screen set up on the grass of a tree-covered park, the experience takes on a whole new dimension.

August 21, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sponsor: State school bond will not be on November ballot

A statewide school facilities bond will not be on the November ballot due to a lack of support from the governor, its sponsors said this week.

August 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Legislature approves bill to protect children from domestic violence

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate gave final, unanimous approval Thursday to a bill by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to protect children from domestic abusers during court proceedings and after offenders are released from prison or jail. The vote came a day after the measure was approved 78-0 by the Assembly.

August 21, 2014 | Source: Sen. Fran Pavley's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vigil held for Saugus girl killed by car

Several hundred people gathered at Saugus High School Wednesday night to memorialize 17-year-old Jennifer Stift.

August 21, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Selfie-takers sought following burglary

Sheriff's detectives investigating a residential burglary at a Santa Clarita Valley home are asking the public's help in identifying two "persons of interest" depicted in selfie photographs discovered by the victim.

August 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Work continuing on McBean Bridge widening project

Progress continues on the project to widen the McBean Parkway Bridge in Santa Clarita near the Valencia Post Office, officials said Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Report: Firefighting costs run wild, force cuts in other USFS services

Escalating U.S. Forest Service firefighting costs have forced cutbacks in other services provided by the agency, curbing recreation, maintenance and conservation efforts nationwide, says a report released Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Gunfire alarm sends Newhall school into brief lockdown

Reports of possible gunfire near a Newhall elementary school prompted a brief school lockdown and road closure Wednesday morning, but the all-clear was sounded within 10-15 minutes, officials said.

August 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vigil planned for Saugus student killed by car

A vigil is planned tonight at Saugus High School for Jennifer Stift, a Saugus senior who died this week after being struck by a car.

August 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon awards local student with Congressional Award Bronze Medal

U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, awarded local Santa Clarita resident Devon Black the Congressional Award Bronze Medal for her participation in The Congressional Award Program. Congressmen McKeon presented the medal to Devon in Santa Clarita.

August 20, 2014 | Source: Office of Rep Howard “Buck” McKeon | Santa Clarita Valley News


Don't Fall Victim to Rental Property Scam Artists

As part of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station continued outreach efforts aimed at keeping the public informed about crime and crime rates in our community, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station wants to raise awareness about a number of rental and real estate scams that are becoming more prevalent in the Santa Clarita Valley.

August 20, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Funding approved for Angeles Forest Highway improvement

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a local funding match of $2.7 million toward the $8 million construction project to rehabilitate a 16.5-mile stretch of the Angeles Forest Highway, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

August 19, 2014 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Wilderness designation pondered

In what was described as but one of many necessary discussions, Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, and a large crowd gathered in Santa Clarita City Hall Tuesday to discuss the idea of creating a wilderness area near Castaic.

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


SCV Burrito Bowl set for next Tuesday

It's nearly time for high school football, tailgate parties and the Burrito Bowl.

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


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