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Hart: Budget cuts won't hurt pupils

The Hart district was in the process of restructuring its special education program even before the jobs of 30 resource instructional assistants were cut from the district budget, an official with the district said Tuesday.

The district governing board voted to eliminate all 30 resource instructional assistant positions in March as part of more than $10 million in cuts that were needed to meet the state's proposed budget require-ments.

July 01, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pedophile bill clears hurdle in Legislature

An anti-pedophile bill introduced by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth passed through the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, clearing what his staff calls a "major legislative hurdle."

Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, introduced the Surrogate Stalker Act in response to self-proclaimed pedophile Jack McClellan visiting the Santa Clarita Valley in 2007.

July 01, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News brief

About 243 Valencia residents and Southern California Edison customers went without electricity for more than four hours Sunday night.

June 30, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trial nears in infant death case

Nearly two years after she was charged with murder and assault on a child for allegedly dumping her dead newborn daughter in a trash bin, Jacqueline Linaras is set to appear in Dept. G of the San Fernando Superior Court today for her pretrial conference.

Attorneys from both sides will discuss formal evidence and file potential motions with the judge. At today's hearing, Judge Alice Hill will oversee the proceedings.

June 30, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Paramedics, EMTs go on strike

With labor negotiations at a standstill, more than 60 Santa Clarita Valley paramedics and emergency medical technicians were among those who rejected American Medical Response's most recent offer and carried through with a planned strike Monday morning.

Corporate officials say they will keep the service going with assistance from other ambulance firms and hope to see a quick end to the strike.

June 30, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mayors prayer breakfast set for Thursday

A local business group will be hosting the 4th annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayors Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning at the Valencia Hyatt to pray for leaders who shape the future of the community.

The Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council will be hosting its own prayer event in front of City Hall after the breakfast.

June 30, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC to celebrate Law Day Thursday

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Law Day on Thursday, College of the Canyons will hold student debates and a presentation on the issue of appointed versus elected judges, all with a theme of "Can You Buy Your Own Judge?"

A recent article by the former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on interest groups and the court system inspired a COC student planning committee to find out more about the issue and then present its findings (including commentary from United States District Court Judge Otis Wright, Jr., and California Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Buckley) in honor ...

June 30, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alleged Hart scandal being probed

An employee at a Hart district high school is being investigated for allegedly having an "inappropriate" relationship with a 16-year-old student, it was reported Monday.

June 30, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC to host communication strategist

Communication strategist Pamela Cox-Otto will give a series of presentations on marketing to and teaching a multi-generational audience, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons on May 12.

June 29, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two DUI arrests made at Newhall checkpoint

A joint sobriety checkpoint over the weekend resulted in two DUI arrests, Sgt. Matthew Hill of the California Highway Patrol reported on Sunday.

June 29, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Search & Rescue team sharpens its skills

With springtime in the Santa Clarita Valley in full swing, many residents take it upon themselves to enjoy a beautiful warm morning at one of the areas many canyons, trails, paths and nature walks. However, enjoying a nature walk is not risk-free. The threat of injury or entrapment along any of these trails or canyons can be life-threatening, and it is incumbent upon the county Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team to seek out individuals in distress and assist them to safety.

June 29, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


School named for leader with foresight

Editor's note: Over the next several weeks, The Signal is giving you a closer look at local schools named for individuals.

Of the 15 schools in the Saugus Union Elementary School District, two have been named for former superintendents who left legacies of fostering excellence in education for all students in the communities of Canyon Country, Saugus, and Valencia.

June 29, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boydston reflects on council term

Over the last 16 months, TimBen Boydston made each of the Santa Clarita City Council meetings a lot longer than they already were - and he's not apologizing for it.

During his brief time serving on the City Council, the Newhall resident was known for his many probing questions and criticism aimed at not only local developers and their massive projects, but fellow council members and city staff as well.

June 29, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Veterans dept. says ex-marine owes nearly $4,000

Picture in your mind the iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photograph of the Second World War.

One of the proudest moments in American history - five brave U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy serviceman working together to erect the Stars & Stripes atop a strategic island in the West Pacific Ocean.

June 29, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Volunteers clean home sites lost to wildfires

Every few seconds, volunteers walked onto the sidewalk carrying a shovelful of debris.

Wearing white masks on their faces, they tossed the remains into a large dumpster, sending dust and ash into the air.

June 28, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Israel says it has sent ground troops to Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - The Israeli military says it has launched a ground offensive in Gaza.

July 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Strickland continues to outpace Knight in fundraising

The fundraising gap between two Republicans duking it out to represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Congress has continued to grow, financial filings show, with one candidate raising more than $1 million more than his opponent over the life of the campaign.

July 17, 2014 | By Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Investigation under way in alleged SCV teen nude photos

Some Santa Clarita Valley teens were identified in nude photographs posted on a Twitter account this week, according to detectives assigned to the Special Victims Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

July 17, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart school board votes for districting

Another Santa Clarita Valley school district plans to move to district-based elections after Hart district board members voted Wednesday night to move toward changing their election system.

July 17, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rare summer snow hits Santa Clarita

July 17, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Water restrictions: Who’s going to enforce them?

While California's top water agency determined Tuesday that water-wasters are going to face stiff fines, the enforcement of those new regulations falls to local agencies, officials said Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Not guilty plea entered for former deputy charged with firing gun after prank

A not-guilty plea was entered Wednesday for a retired sheriff's deputy charged with firing his gun after neighborhood kids played a "ding dong ditch" prank on him.

July 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City hosts billboard referendum information on site

The city of Santa Clarita is now hosting online information related to the November special election on billboards.

July 16, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Parts stolen from 2 vehicles left at SCV commuter parking lots

In two separate incidents at commuter parking lots on opposite ends of the Santa Clarita Valley, a car and a truck were stripped of parts after owners left them on the lots.

July 16, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


16 candidates line up for open Saugus board seat

Sixteen candidates will be interviewed Friday to determine who will fill the vacant seat on the Saugus Union School District board.

July 16, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fillmore & Western trains to run ... at least a little longer

Fillmore and Western Railway's tourist trains can continuing rolling on the Santa Paula Branch line for at least the next few months, a judge ruled Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Car slams through plate-glass window at Canyon Country library

A woman was sent to the hospital after her car crashed through a plate-glass window Wednesday morning at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library.

July 16, 2014 | By Austin Dave and Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Slightly cooler week for SCV

Highs Tuesday reached 91 degrees in Canyon Country and 89 degrees in Saugus.

July 16, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Report released for Powerhouse Fire

A damaged insulator and visible signs of arcing on a power line conductor found near where the Powerhouse Fire started are among the reasons the blaze was determined to be caused by power lines, according to a report released Tuesday.

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


Man arrested in burglary, burglary attempt in Fair Oaks Ranch

A 22-year-old Canyon Country man out on bail after being charged with burglary and assault with a deadly weapon last month was arrested Tuesday for burglary and attempted burglary, a sheriff's official said.

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


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