Two weeks ago I shared an analysis of how the various school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley, when combining their mean STAR scores into a unified district, compared well in STAR-testing league tables to more comparable peer suburban communities in Southern California - rather than the common local school administration practice of comparing mean district results with rather low state and county averages.
Fay Dicus, of Tacoma, Wash., is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Cynthia Marie Brais to Shawn Michael Lahne, of Castaic.
Rosedell Elementary School in Saugus recently hosted a Back-to-School barbecue sponsored by the Rosedell PTA. The barbecue welcomed back Rosedell Elementary School students and students of the recently closed Bouquet Canyon Elementary School who will now attend Rosedell.
Carson J.B. Ferdman, son of Scott and Johnni Ferdman and grandson of Alan and Pamela Ferdman of Canyon Country recently celebrated his third birthday. He was born on Sept. 3, 2009.
All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.
The term "vice" usually conjures up the idea of habits considered damaging to those who pursue them. Things like gambling, drinking, smoking and stuffing your face with chocolate come to mind.
While we've witnessed some recent friction between the city of Santa Clarita and our county librarians, there is at least one area where they see eye-to-eye.
Kudos to the hundreds of Santa Clarita residents who filled the City Council Chambers beyond capacity on Aug. 24, and to the scores of their supporters who spoke so eloquently as they requested that the City Council postpone a vote on the proposal to secede from the county library system.
Canyon kept its opponent alive all night with turnovers, but in the end, the Cowboys hung on for a season-opening win Saturday night.
The "stars" and ships align on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as the Port of San Diego Fleet Week Big Bay Family Festival kicks off Fleet Week activities.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
University Foot and Ankle Institute will host a free seminar and open forum discussion in the Century Room at Santa Clarita City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Local charter school Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences will host its grand opening celebration on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Zach Bonner, a 12-year-old homeless activist and recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award, will finish the final leg of his "March Across America" at Virginia Avenue Park on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari says he will focus on issues that affect middle-class Californians in his longshot campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who is seeking an unprecedented fourth term in November.
A Santa Clarita Valley community meeting to discuss the proposed California high-speed rail system is scheduled for Thursday evening in Newhall.
Statement from 25th Congressional District Democratic candidate Lee Rogers:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The majority of shootings in most U.S. police departments involve animals, usually dogs, and experts say a new series of videos can help change often quick-trigger decisions fueled by fear.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Antitrust experts say AT&T's bid for DirecTV could reap immediate regulatory rewards. Coming so quickly on the heels of a rival cable company merger -the pairing of Comcast and Time Warner Cable- makes it easier for regulators to approve both transactions because they create two counterbalanced giants in pay TV.
The Santa Clarita Public Library is trying to keep kids reading over the summer with the "Paws to Read" summer reading program.
In February, I wrote an open letter to a soldier I encountered en route from Washington, D.C., to Seattle. I shared my regret at crossing paths several times and not thanking him for his service. Though I don't know whether he ever stumbled on the column, I promised I wouldn't make the same mistake again. When opportunity knocked, I'd be ready.
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LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Rebels have seized another border guard base in eastern Ukraine, the third such military facility taken over the last day.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown will run for an unprecedented fourth term in November against moderate first-time candidate Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who pitched himself as the best hope for the struggling California Republican Party.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Santa Monica, California, Mayor Bobby Shriver, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, faces a former state lawmaker in November for a Los Angeles County supervisor seat.
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking the public's feedback on a grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Under the JAG program, the city is eligible to receive $26,749.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.
BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform.
1. JERRY BROWN SEEKS TO MAKE HISTORY