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Editor's note: Through the vagaries of e-mail, Hart district school board candidate Bob Jensen's responses to columnist Jonathan Kraut's questions did not make it into Tuesday's Democratic Voices column. Here are Jensen's responses, along with the questions that prompted them.
A 13-year-old boy died today in a collision on northbound Interstate 5 just south of Calgrove, California Highway Patrol officials said.
UPDATED Wednesday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. (see Related Content for links to previous and subsequent Station Fire updates and coverage):
'NStyle salon is hosting several events between Saturday and Oct. 17, raising money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The city is hosting workshops about the Newhall redevelopment small business loan program and the Old Town Newhall building improvement program, Oct. 15.
The Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club is hosting a car show to benefit The Painted Turtle, Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill in Canyon Country.
City officials will dedicate 140 acres of open space in Placerita Canyon at 4 p.m. today. The so-called East Walker Ranch property, formerly home to Special Devices, Inc., was purchased last summer with funds from Santa Clarita's Open Space Preservation District.
Busy families looking to stretch their food dollars are discovering they can save time and money by starting or joining a cooking club. Three or four families team up, pool resources and spend part of one day cook­ing a week's worth of meals together. It's a fun way to put nutritious food on the table without spending a fortune.
A note to Michael Kulka regarding his "Dierderich a 'fear-mongerer'" letter to the editor in The Signal, Sept. 19): Although I am not familiar with the letter you were responding to by Matt Diederich ("Sulpizio a 'rabid Democrat,'" The Signal, Sept. 13) I am going to jump in with my opinion on two issues.
As a candidate for the Castaic Unified School District governing board, it is my observation that the district's most valuable asset is its teachers.
For the next five weeks, I will be posting "Full Speed to Port" all the way from U Penn.
Right on cue, Canyon High students trickled through the school's front gates, hurrying to beat the tardy bell to their first period classes. Mornings on campus usually mean drowsy adolescents dashing to class.
The West Ranch High School Wildcat Marching Band and Color Guard have been competing for four years, but in that time have grown from parade exhibitions to a Division 2A contender and into the Division 3A Champions and High Auxiliary for the past two years.
Friday Canyon Theatre Guild's "A Taste of Adventure" pirate-themed fundraiser, 6 p.m., $40. Entertainment, refreshments, and fun. Info: (661) 799-2702. Saturday All Corked Up hosts the International Wine Festival at College of the Canyons on Saturday, Oct. 3. Enjoy wine tasting, regional foods and a raffle, tickets: $50. Proceeds will benefit the SCV Performing Art Center's K-12 Arts Education Outreach program. Info: (661)799-7979 or www.allcorkedup.com. Oct. 4 The Kiwanis Club of Santa Clarita ...
High winds buffeted the Santa Clarita Valley on Monday, toppling at least two trees and sending deputies scrambling to respond to residential burglar alarms in several neighborhoods.
SANTA CLARITA - Two robberies were reported in a six-hour period in Newhall late Sunday and early Monday, and investigators say they may be linked.
NEW YORK (AP) - Skier Bode Miller and a former flame agreed on Monday to share time with their infant son for the next four months, calming a court fight over him as Miller heads toward the Winter Olympics.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Rescue teams were working against the clock and the bitter cold Monday to find a couple and four children who went to play in the snow in the remote mountains of northwest Nevada but didn't return after a night of sub-zero temperatures.
Two men have been charged with stealing wreckage of the car in which "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend, Valencia businessman Roger Rodas, died in a fiery crash in the Santa Clarita Valley on Nov. 30.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, is worth more than the government paid for it but far less than the former owner claimed, according to a commission report released Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the nation's largest jail system.
Los Angeles County social workers rallied outside a county supervisor's office in El Monte on Monday, demanding the county hire more workers for the Department of Children and Family Services to relieve caseloads and provide better care.
Business owners and leaders often stray too close to a situation to see the entire picture. One of the responsibilities as a Trusted Advisor is to observe what is happening from a vantage point to provide a fresh perspective to clients that may not be otherwise noticed.
BANGKOK (AP) - Desperate to defuse Thailand's deepening political crisis, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved Parliament's lower house on Monday and called early elections. But protesters seeking to topple her vowed to carry on their fight, saying they cannot win the polls because of corruption.
A look at America's "new rich," a rising demographic group, according to survey data provided to The Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Monday to speak at a national memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. He was joined on Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
College of the Canyons will host a free orientation next Monday for job seekers interested in the fields of aerospace and biomedical manufacturing.
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A top Ukrainian opposition party says heavily armed riot police have stormed its office in downtown Kiev. The move comes as the Ukrainian capital has been crippled by massive anti-government protests.