Editor's note: The following is the text of a ConnectEd message Hart district Superintendent Jaime Castellanos sent to parents this morning:
There are no confirmed cases of swine flu in Los Angeles County, a county health official confirmed this morning.
The media is brimming full of commentary on "President Obama's First 100 Days." Most folks have already tired of the build-up.
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Once again, Gary Horton is at us with his socialistic slight of hand ("Tea Partiers: Freedom isn't actually free," April 15). According to the piece, we should belly up to the bar and pay all the taxes and fees that a bunch of befuddled politicians can dream up.
Mr. Horton ("Tea Partiers: Freedom isn't actually free," April 15) must think that many of us out in the real world are idiots. We are all well aware that it takes taxpayer money to support the military, infrastructure and education.
Since taking office in January, Secretary Salazar has set a high priority on renewable energy, put the brakes on the Bush administration's full-steam-ahead approach to destructive oil shale development and canceled oil and gas leases on the edge of Utah national parks and historic sites on nearby public land.
High School Media Day at West Ranch High School provided an opportunity for students to learn more about careers in the entertainment industry. Students were divided into groups and given a schedule that included professionals in the specific fields they might like to pursue. In each hour-long session, presenters shared with the students their job histories and the techniques that each presenter used to attain their present job status.
An investigation into two clusters of patients with influenza-like symptoms in two Santa Clarita Valley schools was confirmed Tuesday by a county health official.
Every business can do better. Research suggests that there are 12 areas where a company might make slight changes and see dramatic improvement in a very short period of time. In no special order, here is my list.
Volunteering is nothing new to Hart High School junior Kathryn Rieck. In the past, she's helped at homeless shelters and built homes for the poor in Mexico. Now Rieck is serving closer to home by assisting staff and patients at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Newhall native Larissa Perkins was nominated for the 2009 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Perkins, a senior math major, was one of 35 students from Howard Payne University who received the honor.
Air Force Airman James Y. Lee graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio,
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.
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Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his famous "War on Poverty" speech, purposing "to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." Unfortunately, like our other wars in the last half-century, this one has not lived up to its noble ideals.
This letter is in response to the letter of Nancy A. Meister ("Affordable Care Act: A success story," The Signal Jan. 17.)
I believe in Gary Morrison's passion, but not his facts ("Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth" Jan 12 Signal).
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.