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.
Fay Dicus, of Tacoma, Wash., is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Cynthia Marie Brais to Shawn Michael Lahne, of Castaic.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Canyon kept its opponent alive all night with turnovers, but in the end, the Cowboys hung on for a season-opening win Saturday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.
An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.
In observance of Labor Day, public school and public services such as U.S. mail and government and court offices will be shut down Monday.
Editor's note: The following story corrects an earlier version posted Aug. 23 that incorrectly said what the 'ice bucket challenge' money would be used for. All proceeds from the ice bucket challenge for Cary Dermer went to the ALS Association.
SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is on the verge of regulating groundwater for the first time under legislation headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) - Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.