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Bill to Protect Taxpayers from Excessive Costs Signed by Governor!

(SACRAMENTO) --- Senator George Runner’s (R-Antelope Valley) legislation to protect taxpayers’ dollars from excessive billing for inmate medical care was signed into law today by Governor Schwarzenegger.  Senate Bill 159 will protect taxpayers from being billed for unsubstantiated costs for inmates’ or suspects’ health care by achieving an equitable balance between hospitals and law enforcement.  “This new law provides a fair and balanced solution between hospitals and law enforcement.  Unfortunately, taxpayers are ultimately on the hook, so it is important to have an equitable system in

Arroyo Toad in Trouble?

House okays bill that would hinder endangered species protection & clear the way for furthur development in the Santa Clarita Valley...While many bills submitted by members of Congress don't always directly affect the Santa Clarita Valley, one bill approved by the House on Thursday could do just that by paving the way for more local development.  Get the details in Wednesday's Signal.

Lockheed Federal Credit Union Player of the Week

Congratulations to J.J. DiLuigi of Canyon High for being selected as a "Player of the Week".

 

The junior's performance against South Torrance High helped cement a 42-6 win.  Running back DiLuigi carried the ball for 175 yards on 17 carries.  He had three touchdown rushes in the first-half.  In the second half, he caught a pass, broke four tackles, and ran 87 yards for the touchdown.

Congratulations, J.J., from Lockheed Federal Credit Union, The Signal, and KHTS AM-1220.

Walk Raises Money & Support

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society holds 'Light the Night' event in Valencia.Santa Clarita residents lit up the night Sunday, all in the name of fighting cancer.  See the story in Tuesday's Signal.

COC to Offer New Benefits

Part-time instructors can participate in improved retirement plan.Benefits for part-time instructors at College of the Canyons could be improving...  Find out how in Tuesday's Signal.

City: Plan to Annex Wont Stop Mine

Cemex's proposed sand & gravel mine in Soledad Canyon will not be affected if the property is annexed into Santa Clarita's boundaries, a city official said Monday.The city's Planning Commission is set to hear a proposal tonight for a general plan amendment & application to annex 1,885 acres next to the porposed Soledad Canyon mine into the city.  Get the facts in Tuesday's Signal.

State: SCV Waterways Polluted

State plans to declare Santa Clara River, Piru & Aliso creeks don't meet water quality standards...The state's proposing to declare three local waterways unsafe because they contain high concentrations of chemicals that, if left untreated, could prove harmful.  Get the full story in Tuesday's Signal.

Special Education Credential Information Meetings

Informational meetings will be held at the University Center on the College of the Canyon campus for prospective students wishing to pursue a Special Education Credential through California State University Bakersfield. The meetings for the much anticipated program will conducted by California State University Bakersfield (CSUB) and will focus on the admission requirements, prerequisites, and scheduling of the program which is slated to begin in January 2006. The meetings will begin at 5:00 p.m.

COC Offering a Paralegal Certificate

College of the Canyons is now offering a paralegal certificate for students who are interested in pursuing a career in what has become the fastest growing profession in America.  A paralegal program is one that residents have said they wanted for some time. In many ways it can be said that paralegals are a lawyers' right hand. According to the U.S Department of Labor, paralegals help "lawyers prepare for closings, hearings, trials, and corporate meetings.