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Tim Myers: The curious case of the test-result aggregate

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.

September 12, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Brais-Lahne engagement

Fay Dicus, of Tacoma, Wash., is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Cynthia Marie Brais to Shawn Michael Lahne, of Castaic.

September 12, 2010 | BY Signal Staff | Engagements


Can I have my shirt back?

September 12, 2010 | By Nate Beeler The Washington Examiner | Editorial Cartoons


Rosedell celebration

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.

September 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Carson J.B. Ferdman

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.

September 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Births


Birth announcements

All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.

September 12, 2010 | Signal Staff | Births


David Hegg: The vice of selfishness

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.

September 12, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Our View: Vote yes on Proposition 22

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.

September 12, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Downsides of private libraries

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.

September 12, 2010 | By Peggy Stabile and Diane Babko Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Prep football: Cowboys close it out

Canyon kept its opponent alive all night with turnovers, but in the end, the Cowboys hung on for a season-opening win Saturday night.

September 12, 2010 | By Dan Agnew | SCV Prep Sports


Big Bay Family Fest set for Sept. 18

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.

September 11, 2010 | Source: San Diego Fleet Week Foundation | SCV Raw


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010

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.

September 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Runners invited to injury prevention seminar Sept. 23

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.

September 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Albert Einstein Academy hosts grand opening Sept. 12

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.

September 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Zach Bonner completes cross-country march on Sept. 14

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.

September 11, 2010 | Source: B|W|R Public Relations | SCV Raw


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Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

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.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California mentally ill inmates get special units

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.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

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.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California appeals teacher tenure ruling

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.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

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.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Injunction blocks L.A. marijuana market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV trains and buses to run Monday on reduced schedules

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.

August 29, 2014 | By Robert Spallone Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: 5 caretakers take ‘ice bucket challenge’ for man with ALS

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.

August 29, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

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.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Groundwater regulations headed to Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is on the verge of regulating groundwater for the first time under legislation headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


L.A.-area fire kills 2 elderly people, injures 6

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.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, August 29, 2014

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August 29, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


2 California counties ask to form separate state

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.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

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.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

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.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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