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Tim Myers: The curious case of the test-result aggregate

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.

September 12, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Brais-Lahne engagement

Fay Dicus, of Tacoma, Wash., is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Cynthia Marie Brais to Shawn Michael Lahne, of Castaic.

September 12, 2010 | BY Signal Staff | Engagements


Can I have my shirt back?

September 12, 2010 | By Nate Beeler The Washington Examiner | Editorial Cartoons


Rosedell celebration

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.

September 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Carson J.B. Ferdman

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.

September 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Births


Birth announcements

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.

September 12, 2010 | Signal Staff | Births


David Hegg: The vice of selfishness

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.

September 12, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Our View: Vote yes on Proposition 22

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.

September 12, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Downsides of private libraries

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.

September 12, 2010 | By Peggy Stabile and Diane Babko Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Prep football: Cowboys close it out

Canyon kept its opponent alive all night with turnovers, but in the end, the Cowboys hung on for a season-opening win Saturday night.

September 12, 2010 | By Dan Agnew | SCV Prep Sports


Big Bay Family Fest set for Sept. 18

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.

September 11, 2010 | Source: San Diego Fleet Week Foundation | SCV Raw


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010

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.

September 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Runners invited to injury prevention seminar Sept. 23

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.

September 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Albert Einstein Academy hosts grand opening Sept. 12

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.

September 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Zach Bonner completes cross-country march on Sept. 14

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.

September 11, 2010 | Source: B|W|R Public Relations | SCV Raw


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Kashkari to make middle-class appeal for governor

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.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV community meeting set on high-speed rail project

A Santa Clarita Valley community meeting to discuss the proposed California high-speed rail system is scheduled for Thursday evening in Newhall.

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rogers Concedes Election to Knight and Strickland, Recommends Vote for Knight in November

Statement from 25th Congressional District Democratic candidate Lee Rogers:

June 04, 2014 | Source: Dr. Lee Rogers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Videos look to help police curb dog shootings

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.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Antitrust experts: 2 big deals better than 1

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.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita Library aims to keep kids reading during summer

The Santa Clarita Public Library is trying to keep kids reading over the summer with the "Paws to Read" summer reading program.

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Wounded Warrior' laughs way to recovery

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.

June 04, 2014 | Jason Wright, Deseret News | Hot Topics


LATEST PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

CONGRESS 25th District

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rebels in Ukraine seize another border guard base

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Rebels have seized another border guard base in eastern Ukraine, the third such military facility taken over the last day.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Brown to face Kashkari for governor

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.

June 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nephew of President Kennedy clears primary hurdle

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.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita seeks public feedback on grant proposal

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.

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Miss. Senate race a near draw

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.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hagel says rush to judgment on Bergdahl 'unfair'

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.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


5 Things to Know from California's primary

1. JERRY BROWN SEEKS TO MAKE HISTORY

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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