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Multiracial students now designated on California school forms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's Department of Education is the first in the country to add "multiracial" to school enrollment forms. The wording "Multiracial students/staff may select two or more races" is now an option for school districts throughout the state for students and staff self-identification of their races.

May 28, 2010 | Source: Project RACE | SCV Raw


Ganassi going for unprecedented double at Indianpolis Speedway Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Chip Ganassi won't choose which trophy - Daytona or Indianapolis - means more.

Come Sunday, he'd rather sip the milk out of both.

May 28, 2010 | By Michael Marot AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


New study shows only fraction of students attend summer learning programs

WASHINGTON -- When schools close for the summer, safe and enriching learning environments are out of reach and replaced by boredom, lost opportunities and risk for too many children.

May 28, 2010 | Source: Afterschool Alliance | SCV Raw


Antonovich sponsors summer youth intern program at county parks

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - In a competitive process, sixty-five young people were chosen to participate in a summer program sponsored by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich that offers training, experience and opportunities working with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation at parks throughout the Fifth District including:

May 28, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


NASA spacecraft penetrates mysteries of Martian ice cap

PASADENA, Calif. -- Data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have helped scientists solve a pair of mysteries dating back four decades and provided new information about climate change on the Red Planet.

May 28, 2010 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Mom’s Club hosts Fundraising Boutique, Family Resource Fair June 5

Mom's Club of Saugus is hosting a Fundraising Boutique and Family Resource Fair on Saturday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Albertson's parking lot.

May 28, 2010 | Source: Mom's Club | SCV Raw


Obama arrives in Gulf as BP tries to stop oil leak

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - BP's chief executive cautioned Friday that it will be two more days before anyone knows if the latest fix attempt will stop the oil spewing into the sea, and President Barack Obama arrived on the Gulf Coast to tell residents they are not alone in dealing with it.

May 28, 2010 | Ben Nuckols and Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Signal soft-launches improved website

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, which recently earned "Best Website" accolades for its online version in the 2009 California Newspaper Publishers Association awards for papers of its size, has soft-launched a new website.

May 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teen’s concert will help cancer group

On the night of Jonathan Borondy's high school graduation, the 18-year-old cancer patient wants to give a check for at least $7,000 to a local charity that raises money for children with the disease.

May 28, 2010 | By Sammi Sumampong For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Warm weekend follows chilly day

An unseasonably cold chill and rain hung over the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday, with temperatures in the low 60-degree range that were expected to jump today into the 70s.

May 28, 2010 | By Sammi Sumampong For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


'The Producers' at Canyon Theatre Guild

One of the funniest shows ever to hit Broadway, Mel Brooks' "The Producers" comes to the Canyon Theatre Guild on May 29 for a five-weekend run. "The Producers" is the winner of a record 12 Tony Awards.

May 28, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Review: 'Prince of Persia'

"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" is a children's story beefed up to appeal to young teens. It's based on a video game, but don't make me play it, let me guess: The push-button magic dagger is used in the game to let you rewind and try something again, right?

May 28, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Sex and the City 2'

Some of these people make my skin crawl. The characters of "Sex and the City 2" are flyweight bubbleheads living in a world that rarely requires three sentences in a row. Their defining quality is consuming things. They gobble food, fashion, houses, husbands, children, vitamins and freebies. They must plan their wardrobes on the phone, so often do they appear in different basic colors, like the plugs of a Playskool workbench.

May 28, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Two Women on Wine: Wine aromas and bouquets

How many times have you sniffed a glass of wine and thought to yourself, "I know that smell...but what is it?" That statement is more common than you think. If it has happened to you, you are certainly not alone in feeling that vague sense of recognition that you should be able to identify what it is you smell in the wine but can't.

May 28, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Trash fire on cross-valley connector

A trash-truck load that caught fire is extinguished by Los Angeles County firefighters on the cross-valley connector on Thursday.

May 28, 2010 | By Frank J. McMahan For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Ingrained in SCV history

At Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary, history is as ubiquitous as death, remembrance and peace.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Local audiologist shares passion with community

For as long as she can remember, Dr. Patrice Rifkind wanted to help people.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Pitching a new kind of little league

While the task is not small, Canyon Country Little League is undergoing a large transformation.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Hearing the needs of the community

It's all about family at Advanced Audiology.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Lifestyle


Celebrating 25 years of service

Chartered in 1989, the Assistance League of Santa Clarita is now helping 3,000 students in the Santa Clarita Valley as it celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Lifestyle


Milestones set at Stepping Stones

When Nancy Grunbok purchased the center in 1995, her goal was to provide the Santa Clarita Valley a safe and enriching environment for children of the community to learn and play during child care services, as well as working one-on-one with families to meet their needs.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Education


Music to a community’s ears

The Master's College in Santa Clarita offers a variety of instructional programs and open-to-the-public performances, including concerts, theatre, a music summer camp and a semester-long piano course for community members.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Education


An exercise in friendship

Standing in the hallway before a workout, three women chatted easily, filling the gym with laughter and pausing only to say hello to friends passing through their conversation.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Industry group connects businesses with success

For more than three decades, the Valley Industry Association has served as a collective body of, and voice for, businesses located in the manufacturing and industrial geographic pockets and business parks operating throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


With new online programs from Charter College, advancing a career or beginning a new one is just a c

In today's fast-paced, multi-tasking world, it can be hard to find time for a lunch break-much less commute to a crowded campus, fighting traffic, all in an attempt to arrive on time and sit down to take a college course.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Charter College | Education


Sunshine Learning Centers in Valencia

With campuses in Wiley Canyon and North Valencia, Sunshine Child Care & Learning Centers is a private preschool that is designed to champion children to grow intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically, by cultivating a lifetime love of learning.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Sunshine Child Care & Learning Centers | Education


With tax season underway, Liberty Tax is at its peak

With the IRS Tax filing deadline just around the corner, many taxpayers are working to submit on time.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Banking and Finance


Total Financial Solutions is helping the community protect their money

For Total Financial Solutions, giving back to the community is an important goal and focus.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Banking and Finance


Quality schools in your neighborhood

Hart School District aims to prepare students for a successful future.

February 24, 2014 | By Gail Pinsker For The Signal | Education


Choice and Location Highlight LivingSmart Homes Fair at Oaks Ranch

Convenient location and quality designs continue to draw buyers to Fair Oaks Ranch in Santa Clarita, where award-winning Pardee Homes invites shoppers to see its "LivingSmart Homes" neighborhood.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Pardee Homes | Business and Real Estate


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