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UPDATED: Welcome to SCV Raw

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Posted: January 14, 2009 11:13 a.m.
Updated: January 16, 2010 8:33 p.m.

You may be wondering...

What IS 'SCV Raw'?
SCV Raw is's section devoted to press releases, news items and other information from government agencies and representatives, law enforcement and fire departments, nonprofit groups and other official organizations that serve or are based in the Santa Clarita Valley, as well as news about special events that benefit the community.

SCV Raw is also open to news releases from local entrepreneurs and companies involved in developing or using new or "green" technology, working on renewable energy and climate change solutions that will improve our quality of life. 

What is 'SCV Raw' NOT ?
SCV Raw is NOT for promoting your business, other than outlined above. We invite you to contact our Retail or Classified 
advertising account executive for the latest specials on print and online ads. Click here.

SCV Raw is NOT for opinion or commentary columns or Letters to the Editor to The Signal or Click here for information about contributing an opinion column or commentary and here for information about submitting Letters.

Once you sign up as a member of, you can also contribute to our blogs, photo gallery and community calendar -- the latter is THE place to plug your upcoming event (again, no advertising).

Who's responsible?
SCV Raw sources are responsible for vetting all content in the SCV Raw section. The Signal and editors do not fact-check or edit SCV Raw content and are not responsible for vetting the accuracy of that content. 

The content is, by definition, raw.

The content also may not conform to journalistic standards and/or Associated Press style, which is considered the industry standard in newsrooms across America, including The Signal and

However, reserves the right to rewrite headlines or correct grammar and spelling mistakes we might randomly encounter as we post your material for you.

Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the The Signal or Unless otherwise stated, posting of content in SCV Raw does not constitute the endorsement of The Signal and

Note: We will not post anything libelous (such as unsubstantiated accusations), hateful, racist, profane or obscene. This is a family-friendly enterprise.

If readers have any questions or complaints about SCV Raw content, they must contact the contributor directly.

Contributors are responsible for including contact information. If a posted story lacks contact information, that's how we received it. 

Further coverage in The Signal and on
An item posted in SCV Raw does not guarantee additional editorial coverage in The Signal newspaper or on

In some cases, at the sole discretion of the editors, items posted initially in the SCV Raw section of may serve as seeds for stories researched, reported and written by Signal staff writers and/or editors for The Signal's print edition. 

Those journalistically vetted stories will appear in the appropriate sections of after the stories run in the print edition of The Signal.

If you have further questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Thanks for visiting, and contributing to SCV Raw!


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