The 2010-2011 academic year at the Albert Einstein Academy, the Santa Clarita Valley's newest charter school and the first Hebrew charter school in the U.S., starts Monday, Aug. 30.
For the first day of school, students are asked to meet in the multipurpose room at 8:15 am. Subsequent school days will begin at 8:30 am.
A small brush fire broke out on a hillside near Castaic Lake Road and Lake Hughes Road at about 5 p.m Saturday, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.
Teaching Tolerance has named the Hart district a Model School District for its annual Mix It Up Day, a program designed to break students out of their normal groups of friends through games and peer activities.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in a hate crime in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to a press release from Antonovich's office.
"I gently rise and softly call, 'Good night and joy be with you all.'"
Change is afoot in Santa Clarita, and change can be a scary thing. We know what we've got now; what will things look like if we change them?
Keep everything simple.
Thanks to The Signal and Jim Holt for a fine series of articles on the subject of salt in the Santa Clara River. One especially important topic that was not mentioned, however, is disposal of the waste product - called brine - associated with reverse osmosis.
Our city is considering adding an incredibly expensive $250 million treatment plant to lower the salt content in our reclaimed water, which we currently discharge into the Santa Clara River - an otherwise bone-dry creekbed.
The Tuesday meeting of the Santa Clarita City Council confirmed what I have suspected for quite some time. Four of the five council members are completely out of step with their constituency.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Wednesday that last month's prisoner swap with the Taliban may have been the "last, best" chance to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan. He said mediators indicated time was slipping away to get Bergdahl out safely.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Park officials say a backpacker who narrowly avoided plunging to his death from a waterfall at Yosemite National Park was hoisted to safety by a helicopter rescue crew in an operation that was captured on video.
TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a 14-year-old student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.
Dr. Seuss is among the most beloved in the pantheon of American writers. Ostensibly written for children, most of his stories also carry deeply meaningful lessons for those adults reading along with their kids.
It's a hot Tuesday afternoon at Mountainview Elementary School in Santa Clarita as more than 900 students dressed in various colors of white, tan, brown, and black file out onto the expansive grass field adjacent to the school.
College of the Canyons Women's Conference aimed to encourage women to enter non-traditional fields on Tuesday, but according to the keynote speaker women have a ways to go to attain equality.
Another store closure in the Santa Clarita Valley was announced on Tuesday.
Set for release on July 2, family-friendly Disney film "Earth to Echo" was filmed almost entirely in a Santa Clarita neighborhood and at local businesses.
Jim, president of the top local IT company, came by the other day. He was not happy. He'd just been served with a complaint, alleging that he'd breached a new employee's contract, had wrongfully terminated her, and was guilty of breach of promissory estoppel (whatever that is?).
MIAMI (AP) - Maybe in a video game. Possibly in the pregame layup line.
NEW YORK (AP) - The gravity of the situation was etched on the face of New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. One more loss Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Kings and his squad gets the distinction of being swept in the Stanley Cup finals.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Josh Beckett allowed two hits in six shutout innings, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run single and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-1 Tuesday night in a game delayed more than 2 hours by rain.
Editor's note: Today marks the beginning of a series in which we recognize athletes at the local high schools who represent their respective schools not so much by what they do on the field, but off of it. We call them "More than an athlete."
An appeal to the Santa Clarita City Council filed by officials from the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences seeking to open a school on Rye Canyon Road in the Santa Clarita Valley has been delayed until July.
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