On May 3 the Governing Board of the Newhall School District took action to lay off 16 permanent status general education classroom teachers in response to continuing projected budget cuts. In previous action earlier this year the district laid off 14 temporary classroom teachers. The board also took action to freeze hiring for one open administrative (assistant principal) position for next year.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Driving under the influence (DUI) continues to be a major traffic safety problem in California, as evidenced by the more than 210,000 arrests statewide in 2009. Those arrested are expected to appear in court and be held accountable for their actions. The task force created by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is one way to hold those individuals with DUI warrants accountable.
If you crave kugel like Bubbe used to make, are looking for some good corned beef, or just need a bagel and a shmear, then the SCV Jewish Food and Cultural Festival is the place for you. Temple Beth Ami and Congregation Beth Shalom are proud to be co-hosting the Santa Clarita Valley's Third Annual SCV Jewish Food and Cultural Festival (previously billed as the SCV Jewish Food Festival) on Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 11 a.m .- 6 p.m.
One of the most recognized and celebrated musicals of all time will make its mark on the Repertory East Playhouse on May 13. The production, sponsored by Josh Rivas and Profiles Salon, and directed by Mark Kaplan explores the chaotic time period leading up to Nazi rule of Germany and an intimate form of theatre, called Cabaret.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Capitol Hill this week, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (CA-25), senior member of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, was awarded the "Charter School Champion Award" during the National Charter Schools Week Reception. McKeon released the following statement in recognition of the award and National Charter Schools Week (May 1 - May 7):
Over 2,000 top executives and business people from around Southern California will learn how to help their businesses succeed at the fourth annual KFI AM 640 "Mind Your Own Business" event on Saturday, May 14, 2011. The event happens at the University Center at College of the Canyons from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The city of Santa Clarita invites local middle school and high school students to participate in the second Annual Santa Clarita Transit Go Green Art Contest.
Everyone is welcome to attend a number of exciting events hosted in Old Town Newhall this month, offering a wide variety of opportunities to stay local. During the month of May, festivities include the weekly Farmers Market, Taste of Cinco de Mayo, Santa Clarita's very own Cupcake Wars, interactive music performances, and fantastic entertainment at the local theaters.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - At a news conference with Sheriff Leroy Baca, local and federal law enforcement officials at the County Emergency Operations Center, Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich issued the following statement regarding the death of Osama Bin Laden and the County's terrorism prevention effort:
San Francisco and Los Angeles -- Parents now have a powerful tool that uses Internet and Web 2.0 technologies to show just how much money will be cut from their public schools if an all-cuts budget goes forward.
The City of Santa Clarita along with the Community Garden Council, are proud to announce the grand opening dedication celebration for Santa Clarita's first community garden project slated for Monday, May 9, 2011 at 5 p.m.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- The Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer released a report highlighting the cost of early released non-revocable parolees to the County taxpayers totaling nearly $10 million between January 1, 2010 and March 25, 2011, announced Mayor Michael D. Antonovich.
Sacramento, CA -- Senate Bill 115, authored by Sen. Strickland (R-Moorpark) failed in Senate PERs committee with no Democrats supporting the bill.
HOLLYWOOD - The fifth month of the year now has an additional celebration to go with May Day (May 1), Cinco de Mayo (May 5), Mother's Day (May 8), International Museum Day (May 18), and Memorial Day (May 30). May has been deemed "Half-Off Hollywood Month" for Southlanders, it was announced today by Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Burbank, Calif. - Disneynature announced today that its "See 'African Cats,' Save the Savanna" campaign will help protect more than 50,000 acres of land in Kenya's Amboseli Wildlife Corridor on behalf of the moviegoers who came out to see Disneynature's motion picture "African Cats" during its opening week (April 22-28, 2011).