District Approves Two-Year Contract for Teachers The Hart District has reached agreement with the Hart District Teachers Association on a new two-year contract which helps to close the district's budgetary shortfall. The contract raises class size, increases counselor/student ratio, shortens the 2010-11 school year by removing a non-instructional day, and introduces a tiered cost sharing structure for health benefits. The contract helps bring the district's spending in line with massive cuts in state funding and ...
LOS ANGELES -- The historic Angeles Forest Station Fire devastated more than 160,500 acres of forest lands, including the heart of Los Angeles' upper watershed and the headwaters of the Los Angeles River. TreePeople's California Wildfire Restoration Initiative, a private/public partnership, is already receiving requests from volunteers to replant the fire-damaged mountains, despite the dangers of civilians entering the mountains too soon after the fires.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 150 votes from late afternoon Friday, Sept. 11 to late afternoon Friday, Sept. 18, 2009.
Two known criminal street gang members are behind bars facing serious felony criminal charges after an alert resident took action.
SANTA CLARITA - The College of the Canyons Alumni and Friends, COC Foundation and COC athletics are 'calling all Cougars' to take part in the college's 40th Anniversary Homecoming Extravaganza Saturday, Oct. 3, at Cougar Stadium. The evening features a fun-filled lineup of activities - including a barbeque dinner in the Cougar Den, live entertainment, a special 40th Anniversary program, children's activities, raffle prizes and spectator give-aways from the Cougar mascot. Homecoming festivities will be ...
George Velarde, head of the Physical Education Department at Sierra Vista Junior High School, has been awarded a Gold Medal by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness in a Sports Spotlight Award ceremony in Sacramento this week.
The city of Santa Clarita Sheriff's Business Alliance Program will host a free lunch and learn workshop on retail fraud and theft prevention on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall in the City Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita.
The City of Santa Clarita invites local non-profit organizations to apply for the City's Community Services Grant Program, designed to assist community-based, non-profit organizations with providing services to, or directly benefitting, Santa Clarita residents.
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of both College of the Canyons and the legendary Woodstock music festival held in 1969, the college's theatre and music departments will proudly present "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," beginning October 16, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (PAC).
Oak Ridge Drive will be closed at the Metrolink Railroad crossing from 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21 for railroad grade crossing improvement work. The construction is part of ongoing maintenance scheduled for the Metrolink Railroad and is not expected to affect travel on their line.
Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) will host an in-person town hall meeting on health care reform at College of the Canyons on Sept. 26.
Hollywood may be a short drive from the Santa Clarita Valley, but there is one individual who has brought Hollywood into this valley.
The Repertory East Playhouse will return to its Main Stage Season tonight, Friday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m., with "Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles," adapted by F. Andrew Leslie, from the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Perhaps the most famous and popular of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, this gripping tale deals with the curse of the Baskerville family - and the fiendish killer-hound that stalks its members.
Jennifer Huhn, a special education teacher at Golden Valley High School, has been named the William S. Hart Union High School District's Teacher of The Year.
Let me search my memory. I think - no, I'm positive - this is the first movie I've seen where the hero dangles above a chasm lined with razor-sharp peanut brittle, while holding onto a red licorice rope held by his girlfriend, who has a peanut allergy, so that when she gets cut by some brittle and goes into anaphylactic shock and her body swells up, she refuses to let go, and so the hero bites through the licorice to save her. You don't see that every day.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - Vallejo police say a standoff with an armed man ended after officers entered the home and the suspect was found dead.
MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) - The fatal shooting of Colorado's top prisons official when he answered the front door at his house highlights a troubling reality for the nation's judges, prosecutors and other legal officials: At a time when attacks on them are rising, it's difficult for them to remain secure, even when they are off duty.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to lock in $85 billion in widely decried spending cuts aimed at restraining soaring federal deficits - and to avoid a government shutdown just a week away. President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats rejected a call to reopen White House tours scrapped because of the tightened spending.
A former California Department of Corrections official has been named assistant sheriff in charge of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Custody Division.
Los Angeles County supervisors agreed this week to spend $1 million to install new signs, markers, road striping and guardrails on Angeles Forest Highway near Acton.
Many Americans may find it difficult to believe, but North Korea and its imperious leader, Kim Jong-un, have yet again hurled a threat to wipe South Korea and the United States off the face of the Earth with a nuclear strike.
Ah, the income tax preparation season is upon us.
He was getting older, he worried about losing his balance fishing on the end rocks, and his hearing was failing him. So was his short-term memory.