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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


Santa Clarita Valley: Hart district board to discuss transfer policy

Members of the Hart district governing board will discuss changes to the district's student transfer policy during their meeting tonight.

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


Lancaster weighs voting options at town hall

LANCASTER - The possibility of a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit was the center of a town hall discussion in Lancaster Tuesday night, where residents and members of a city committee discussed ways to avoid the kind of litigation that has been filed against both the city of Palmdale and the city of Santa Clarita.

August 07, 2013 | Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: County board fails to pass latest Einstein bid for school in Saugus

After four separate petitions, three appeals to the county and months of sometimes-contentious rhetoric, the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences was dealt another blow Tuesday to its plan to open an elementary school within the boundaries of the Saugus Union School District.

August 06, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City ranks middle of the pack in county fiscal health ratings

Santa Clarita was ranked in the middle of the pack in a fiscal health review of cities in Los Angeles County, but a city official said the methodology for the report does not provide a complete picture of Santa Clarita's financial state.

August 05, 2013 | Luke Money | Santa Clarita Valley News


Engines rev for YMCA

Hundreds of people from inside and outside the Santa Clarita Valley turned out Saturday afternoon to check out a collection of more than 100 import cars and raise money for the local YMCA.

August 03, 2013 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Santa Clarita Planning Commission approves senior housing plan

Members of the Santa Clarita Planning Commission voted Tuesday to approve plans for a senior housing project off Newhall Ranch Road.

July 02, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials looking to accelerate high-speed rail progress in Southern California

Armed with a revenue stream in the form of cap-and-trade funds, officials with the California High-Speed Rail Authority are looking at accelerating a segment of the bullet train project from Burbank to Palmdale, which could pass through the Santa Clarita Valley.

July 01, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus district seeks approval for bond measure

Eyeing a potential spot on the November election ballot, officials in the Saugus Union School District are seeking approval from Los Angeles County to take a step toward a possible bond measure.An item on Tuesday's agenda for the Los Angeles County board of Supervisors is to authorize the district to proceed with the formation of a School Facilities Improvement District "within its boundaries for the authorization and issuance of bonds," according to the agenda.

June 30, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district has budget to hire

The recently approved William S. Hart Union High School District budget includes funding for additional hiring, according to officials.

June 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Family Promise house gets facelift

Using donated materials, workers Saturday installed a new driveway at a Canyon Country house where Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley provides services to those who are homeless.

June 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita looks to force cleanup of ‘The Greens’

Santa Clarita city officials are preparing to initiate proceedings aimed at cleaning up, or tearing down, a structure that used to house The Greens in Valencia, citing the derelict property's effects on the surrounding area.

June 27, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Saugus district to appoint Winkler replacement

The Saugus school board seat that used to be held by Stephen Winkler will be filled by appointment, board members decided this week.

June 27, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stevenson Ranch woman pleads no contest in fatal collision

A Stevenson Ranch woman accused of striking and fatally injuring a motorcyclist in August has pleaded no contest to one felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, according to a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.

June 27, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall man sentenced in attempted murder case

A Newhall man was sentenced to more than a decade in state prison after pleading no contest this week to a charge of attempted murder.

June 27, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV legislators split on push for constitutional convention

The Santa Clarita Valley's representatives in the state Legislature split along party lines in a recent effort to petition Congress to hold a constitutional convention regarding the controversial Citizens United Supreme Court case.

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


Santa Clarita billboard issue to be settled by public vote

Come November, Santa Clarita voters will take to the polls for the city's first-ever public referendum - in this case to decide the future of a controversial billboard ordinance.

June 25, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita City Council gives final approval to city budget

Santa Clarita City Council members gave final approval Tuesday night to a $191.5 million city budget for the next fiscal year, with money set aside to help address the city's aging infrastructure and fund a series of capital projects.

June 25, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Judge upholds Winkler ouster from board

Ruling in favor of the Saugus Union School District, a judge has determined that ousted school board member Stephen Winkler is not eligible to hold his seat, district officials said Tuesday.

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


Castaic school district to talk election future

Faced with the possibility of a California Voting Rights Act lawsuit, members of the Castaic Union School District board will discuss whether to change the district's at-large system for electing board members during a meeting Monday night.

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


Battle over billboards

Santa Clarita City Council members will discuss whether to repeal a controversial billboard ordinance or put the matter to a public vote during their meeting Tuesday.

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


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