How do schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District fare on standardized tests and how do local test results compare to schools in Los Angeles County and the state of California?
In these difficult economic times, the Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley Foundation is offering non-profit organizations a chance to receive much-needed funds. Organizations that improve the status of women of any age are encouraged to apply for a possible $3,000 grant in time for the March 14 deadline.
Tickets are still available for the City of Santa Clarita's excursion to see a live musical production of "Grease" on Saturday, March 14 at the Pantages Theater. Transportation is included in the ticket price and guests attending the event are asked to arrive at City Hall by 11:45 a.m. for departure and will return to the same location around 6:00 p.m. Tickets, $60 per person for residents and $75 for non-residents, are available until March 6 at 5 p.m.
Santa Clarita's Transit Division is inviting residents to participate in an online commuter parking survey at www.santaclaritatransit.com where a direct link to the survey is available. The City is interested to learn local commuters' parking habits and hear their opinions on what is efficient and detrimental to the current parking system, as well as ideas on what can be done to improve it.
Offering more than the typical summer camp experience, the popular Junior High Summer Institute (JSI) at College of the Canyons is back and better than ever, with new curriculum tracks and activities that are sure to provide students with a fun and engaging atmosphere all summer long.
To prioritize rail safety and infrastructure upgrades, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) approved a motion by Directors Michael D. Antonovich, Don Knabe, Ara Najarian, Richard Katz, and Antonio Villaraigosa, securing "Measure R 3%" commuter rail funds to employ safety enhancing positive train control technology for Metrolink trains in Los Angeles County.
To reduce animal cruelty and high taxpayer costs associated with the over-breeding of dogs at facilities commonly referred to as "puppy mills," Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich wants more comprehensive laws to prevent irresponsible dog breeding in Los Angeles County.
The Yes I Can students of the William S. Hart Union High School District throw a fundraiser at Mountasia Family Fun Center from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 341 votes from mid-afternoon Friday, Feb. 20 to late afternoon Friday, Feb. 27, 2009.
Ordering wine in a restaurant doesn't have to be a scary, intimidating experience. That's what we always tell people who say they dread the moment it's time to order wine. If you get a little pang of anxiety when you're handed the wine list, here a few suggestions that might help smooth the way. |
Former CHP officers Ernie Tripke and Ron Nelson have been friends for longer than many of us have been alive. Through three-decade long careers with the Highway Patrol, and a similar amount of time in retirement from the force, the two men have remained close friends and frequent companions.
Some of the most exciting and internationally renowned names in jazz will come together when the 2009 Playboy Jazz Festival, now in its 31st year, presents a stellar lineup of talent Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14 at the landmark Hollywood Bowl.
Sean Penn amazes me. Not long before seeing "Milk," I viewed his work in "Dead Man Walking" again. Few characters could be more different, few characters could seem more real. He creates a character with infinite attention to detail and from the heart out.
About a dozen Grandmothers for Peace will return to the corner of McBean Parkway and Valencia to protest the war in Iraq from 3 p.m. http://www.amazon.com/Horizons-Exploring-Universe-CengageNOW-Astronomy/dp/0495113581to 4 p.m. Sunday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (CA-25) issued the following statement regarding President Obama's plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq:
If you are one of the growing number of people who do your banking using your cellphone, be aware that thieves are working hard to steal your money.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin had 27 points and eight rebounds, Chris Paul added 19 points, including a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-108 on Saturday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.
Bakers and their sweet treats filled the room at the Valencia Country Club Saturday night to auction off their creations for the benefit of a local nonprofit.
CORONA - For weeks now, the Hart girls soccer team has likened its run through the CIF-Southern Section Division II postseason to a dream.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A pregnant South Carolina woman pointed to the ocean, locked the doors and rolled up the windows, telling her three children she was "trying to take them to a better place" as she drove her minivan into the surf, authorities said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California counties are confounding the state's court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated, including a record number of people with second felony convictions.
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Canyon Country East: (1) Grand Theft Auto (1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon (2) Residential Burglaries (1) Vehicle Burglary (1) There were two residential burglaries reported in Zone 8 last week.
Zone 5-Valencia had fifteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included an assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft, and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.
FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) - Pigs cluster around a food stall like Black Friday shoppers waiting for the store to open. One pushes impatiently against the locked door with her snout, waiting for the sow inside to finish eating so she can take her turn.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia intelligence agencies are investigating how up to four passengers with suspect identities were able to board the missing Boeing 777 jet, the government said, as planes and ships from across Asia resumed the hunt Sunday for the plane.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. Moscow's foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine's new authorities, whom he dismissed as the puppets of extremists.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A veteran Los Angeles police officer was killed and his rookie partner was critically injured Friday when their patrol car collided with a big rig on a residential street. The truck driver also was injured.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - An Army captain at the center of a sexual assault case that has scandalized the U.S. military testified Friday that a general twice forced her to perform oral sex on him during their three-year, illicit affair.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California state lawmaker wants to ban SeaWorld from using killer whales in its San Diego shows.