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What's good in education, June 2, 2009

Valencia Receives Valuing Diversity Award

June 03, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Park land expansion bills pass Assembly floor

SACRAMENTO - Assembly Bills 102 and 110 passed off of the Assembly Floor this week with strong bipartisan support.

June 03, 2009 | Source: Office of Cameron Smyth California Assemblyman, 38th District | SCV Raw


COC commencement Friday morning

College of the Canyons' class of 2009 will celebrate commencement at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 5 in a beautiful outdoor setting on the main campus at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 01355.

The scene of many graduations and other college ceremonies and events, the college's Honor Grove is located in the center of the campus and will be outfitted with a stage for the presentation of diplomas and certificates as well as seating for the graduates and the proud families and friends who are sure to be in attendance.

June 03, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Student Aid Commission tries to save Cal Grants for low-income students

SACRAMENTO, June 2 (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- In an effort to stop Governor Schwarzenegger's proposal to eliminate California's system of financial aid for low-income students, the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) asked the legislature to consider alternatives to save the Cal Grant program.

Commission Chair Barry Keene stated: "Eliminating one of the most successful programs in the history of California would require the future design and consideration of a new program. We should not lose the half-century of experience with Cal Grants. A generation of young people of working age without adequate knowledge and skills would be intolerable."

June 03, 2009 | Source: California Student Aid Commission | SCV Raw


Fewer than 55 percent of college students graduate

SEATTLE (AP) - A new study says fewer than 55 percent of four-year college students graduate with a degree within six years.

The report by conservative think-tank American Enterprise Institute was partially paid for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

June 03, 2009 | The Associated Press | SCV Raw


National parks plan 3 free summer weekends

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Park Service will allow visitors free entry during three weekends this summer to encourage Americans to visit national parks such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Rocky Mountain National Park.

The fee waivers - one each month in June, July and August - will apply to all 391 national parks across the country, from Alaska to Florida.

June 03, 2009 | By Matthew Daly Associated Press Writer | SCV Raw


Senior Center hosts driver safety program

The AARP Driver Safety Program has set its teaching schedule at the SCV Senior Center for the second half of 2009.

June 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


County antes up for Elsmere Canyon land

Los Angeles County has contributed $1 million from a trust fund toward the purchase of an additional 800 acres of land in Elsmere Canyon.

June 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teens take action against violence

Students at Valencia and Canyon high schools are raising awareness about human rights by being involved with the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force.

June 03, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | SCV Schools


Kenneth W. Keller: Using leadership and teamwork to make beautiful music

A group of musicians gathered together for the purpose of playing in harmony to provide beautiful music for an assembled audience. It was a simple goal, easy to describe, understood by all, yet difficult to execute. The desired result was to sound like one rich instrument.

June 03, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Gary Horton: Just move along folks

"Just move along folks, there's nothing left to see." So says the clichéd copper in so many old cops n' robbers movies. The action already happened - the crime, committed. There's just the debris to pick up and the blood to wash off.

June 03, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: June 3, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

June 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


We all need to say ‘no’ to water fees

Editor's note: The following letter was sent to Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry, the City Council and City Manager Ken Pulskamp.

June 03, 2009 | By Valerie Thomas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Abuzz about bees

We are having a bee problem for a second year and it's coming from a bee hive farm that's located in the hills behind the boat storage lot on The Old Road in Castaic.

June 03, 2009 | By Patricia Slatterbeck Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Campbell skews spending purpose

In her Letter to the Editor on May 23 ("Spending protests"), Ms. Campbell implies that the Obama administration is giving $2.6 million in tax dollars to teach Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly on the job.

June 03, 2009 | By John Unger Jr. Saugus | Letters to the Editor


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Nancy Starczyk: Housing fines set to increase

When it comes to buying or renting a home, bias too often still appears in all shapes and sizes - because of religion, age, race, sexual orientation, a handicap, a partner from a different race, a different nationality, or simply the presence of kids.

April 23, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Local Business News


Racism is just illogical

Aristotle, the ancient philosopher, is right on the money when he considers the nature of racism. A person's skin color is nothing but an accidental occurrence.

April 23, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Realtors review topics affecting residents

Realtors gathered last week to ask federal, state, county and local officials and a transportation consultant, to review a number of issues affecting local residents and the community, said a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley

April 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Randy Wrage: Trip exceeded my expectations

In January of this year, I was invited to be a part of a trade delegation visiting Shenzhen, a city in China. The trip was being organized by a gentleman who had worked at the county's economic trade council and had now moved on to greener pastures.

April 23, 2014 | By Randy Wrage SCV Voices | Columnists


Sharks beat Kings in OT, take 3-0 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

April 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hart swim picks itself back up

The Hart swim team wasn't wasting any time in moving on from last week's disappointing finishes against Valencia.

April 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Cowboys volleyball controls Grizzlies

Battling through adversity is another sign of the improvement the Canyon Cowboys boys volleyball team has made throughout the season.

April 22, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Foothill softball roundup: West Ranch takes advantage; Golden Valley wins second ever game

It's unlikely softball purists would have been satisfied with the way things ended between defending Foothill League champion West Ranch and title-contender Saugus on Tuesday. But the Wildcats aren't about to complain.

April 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


On the Beat Swimming: Valencia's forgotten victory

Call it the forgotten victory – Valencia 91, Hart 79, March 22, 2006.

April 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Computer savvy volunteers needed for local information session

SACRAMENTO, CA - Senator Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley) is proud to announce that the Microsoft YouthSpark TEALS program will be implemented in five local high schools in the coming school year. TEALS, which stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools, bridges the gap between the shortage of skilled computer science graduates and the growing demand for computer science job opportunities by bringing technology professionals into local classrooms.

April 22, 2014 | Source: State Sen. Steve Knight's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 Santa Clarita Valley officials to speak at L.A. Water Summit

Two local water officials - one representing wholesale services and one representing retail - will be panelists Thursday for the L.A. Water Summit presented by the Building Industry Association of Southern California.

April 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Part I crimes, grand theft auto decline in city

Santa Clarita, CA – The City of Santa Clarita saw a significant decline in Part One and Grand Theft Auto crimes during the first three months of 2014 compared to 2013, according to a preliminary report filed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

April 22, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reward offered in mutilation of pelican

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bird rescue organization says a pelican found with its pouch slashed will undergo surgery in Southern California.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 22, 2014

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April 22, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Guns, badges stolen during police charity game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say guns, badges and other items belonging to San Diego-area law enforcement personnel were stolen during a weekend charity football game in Los Angeles.

April 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


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