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Santa Clarita Valley students head back to school

SANTA CLARITA - The diesel roar of a school bus cut through the early morning air.

August 13, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Challengers sparse in Santa Clarita Valley as election filing deadline passes

Several new candidates joined the race for local offices in the Santa Clarita Valley just ahead of Friday's nomination deadline, but incumbents in two of the larger districts in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unchallenged in November, county records show.

August 12, 2013 | Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart budget shrinks roughly $2.7M

The Hart district will see about $2.7 million less in revenue than originally projected this year, a revision officials say is a result of new state guidelines.

August 12, 2013 | Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: San Francisquito Canyon Road reopens after fire closure

The Bee Fire that broke out Friday afternoon north of the Santa Clarita Valley had burned 100 acres as of Saturday evening but did not appear to grow during the day, according to an official with the Angeles National Forest.

August 10, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


One transported to hospital after rollover crash on Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley

A one-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 5 near Rye Canyon Road sent one person to the hospital with minor injuries, according to an officer with the California Highway Patrol.

August 10, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New school year brings cautious financial optimism

When Santa Clarita Valley schools open their doors this week for another term, they will do so with a new sense of cautious financial optimism after years of spending cuts.

August 10, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two arrested after reported carjacking in Canyon Country

Two men have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a man and stealing his car in Canyon Country early Saturday morning, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

August 10, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Fire shuts down San Francisquito Canyon Road

A brush fire burning north of the Santa Clarita Valley shut down San Francisquito Canyon Road late Friday afternoon and scorched 80 acres after erupting near where the Powerhouse Fire started in late May.

August 09, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two local schools could be ineligible for academic awards after students post test pictures

Hart and Saugus high school were among 242 schools statewide that could face discipline this year after students were found to have posted pictures of standardized test materials online, according to officials from the California Department of Education.

August 09, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Hart district continues to outpace state, county in STAR test scores

Students in the Hart district continued to outperform their peers in Los Angeles County and statewide in standardized tests measuring proficiency in math, science, history and language arts, according to state Department of Education figures released Thursday.

August 08, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita Valley elementary schools shine in STAR testing

Most of the students at Santa Clarita Valley's four elementary school districts scored proficient in state-mandated subjects on standardized tests given late last school year, according to numbers released Thursday from the state Department of Education.

August 08, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Candidate joins race for Newhall district as election deadline looms

With one day left to apply to run for elected office in the Santa Clarita Valley in November, a longtime educator has decided to join the race for a board seat in the Newhall School District.

August 08, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district discusses changes to inter-district transfer policy

Members of the Hart district board reviewed proposed changes that would lessen some of the restrictions the district's transfer policy during their meeting Wednesday night.

August 08, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Playing through hell

The midday sun Wednesday shone on a collection of brass instruments stacked carefully on the sidelines of the football field at West Ranch High School.

August 08, 2013 | Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lawyer in Voting Rights Act cases seeks to stop Palmdale elections

A lawyer who won a Superior Court decision against Palmdale for holding at-large elections, which he says violates the California Voting Rights Act, is trying to block the city's scheduled November City Council election.

August 07, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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City Council approves billboard buyout

Santa Clarita City Council members voted Tuesday night to approve an agreement that will pay local company Edwards Outdoor Advertising up to $1.3 million to remove 47 of its billboard structures around the city.

March 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City Council votes to move forward with changing election dates

Members of the Santa Clarita City Council voted early Wednesday morning to approve moving forward with changing the city's election dates, as agreed upon to settle a lawsuit alleging that the city's election system violated the California Voting Rights Act.

March 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Frank Ferry honored for council service

Reflecting during his time as a member of the Santa Clarita City Council, Councilman Frank Ferry called the experience the "most enjoyable years that any person could ever hope for."

March 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Billboards back on the Santa Clarita City Council agenda

Santa Clarita City Council members will continue discussion of a controversial billboard-reduction proposal during Tuesday's meeting.

March 24, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Westfield Valencia Town Center event gears up for Relay for Life

Organizers and officials with Relay for Life of the Santa Clarita Valley held a kickoff event Saturday aimed at promoting awareness for the large annual event, which raises money to fund cancer research.

March 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Race taking shape for Santa Clarita Valley Assembly district

A Democratic challenger has signed up to take on Republican and Santa Clarita Valley resident Scott Wilk in the 38th Assembly District, while Wilk says he will seek to keep his seat as he winds down his first two-year stint in the state Capitol's lower house.

March 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sulphur Springs to move to district elections, pay attorney’s fees as part of settlement

The Sulphur Springs School District will split itself into voting districts and pay more than $144,000 in plaintiff's attorneys' fees and costs as part of an agreement to settle a lawsuit alleging California Voting Rights Act violations, according to a settlement agreement.

March 23, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus Union School District hosts Math Field day

Spending Saturday morning at school may not seem like fun to some, but those hours added up to a good time for the approximately 180 students who participated in the Saugus Union School District's Math Field Day at Plum Canyon Elementary School.

March 22, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Missing child dies after being found in pool

A 4-year-old child missing for several hours Friday in Castaic was found in a neighbor's pool, taken to the hospital but pronounced dead there.

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


COC enrollment up versus last year

Spring semester enrollment at College of the Canyons has crept up from last year, an increase officials attribute in part to increased course offerings made possible by Proposition 30.

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


Race taking shape for Santa Clarita Valley Assembly district

A Democratic challenger has signed up to take on Republican and Santa Clarita Valley resident Scott Wilk in the 38th Assembly District, while Wilk says he will seek to keep his seat as he winds down his first two-year stint in the state Capitol's lower house.

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


Santa Clarita City Council candidate faces violation allegations

Local pharmacist and Santa Clarita City Council candidate Moazzem Chowdhury faces a complaint filed last November alleging several violations at one of his pharmacies in Lancaster, according to the California Board of Pharmacy.

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


Billboard proposal hits snag

The California Office of Outdoor Advertising is planning to rescind two preliminary application approvals granted to a consulting company involved with the proposal to construct a digital billboard off Highway 14.

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


Money continues to pour into City Council race

Two candidates - a political novice and local pharmacy owner, along with a water district board member - pulled in more than $10,000 in campaign contributions over January and February, pacing the field of those vying for a seat in April's Santa Clarita City Council election, according to recent campaign disclosures.

March 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita billboard deal may be derailed

A controversial plan to replace 118 billboards in Santa Clarita with three electronic boards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways may be sidelined by a disagreement between the city and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

March 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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