Huddled inside an ambulance in the school parking lot, four Sequoia Charter School students didn't let the rain dampen their spirits as they asked questions of the Emergency Medical Technicians who were there for the school's first Career Day on Friday.
The Hart school district has selected two of its own to rise in the ranks to principal positions at Golden Valley High School and Sequoia Charter School. Salvador Frias Jr., who has been an assistant principal at Golden Valley for the past two years, has been named the school's new principal, replacing founding principal Jacque Snyder, who is retiring this June. Kathy Hunter, program specialist for the district, will take the helm at Sequoia.
To promote water safety for children and reduce tragedies, here are useful tips, many garnered from "first responder" sources. Children can drown quickly and quietly, with little if any splashing.
In its quest to clear the way for a new library in Newhall, the city of Santa Clarita is hoping to finalize the purchase of a 6,200 square feet of property along Spruce Street. On Tuesday, the City Council will consider giving staff the green light to spend $1.2 million to buy the property and 3,000-square-foot building currently occupied by White Light Chiropractic at 24519 Spruce St. in downtown Newhall.
Community complaints came to a head this week when sheriff's deputies conducted a probation sweep and arrested three men suspected of dealing drugs out of a Newhall residence.
In an overwhelmingly partisan vote, the National Defense Authorization Act passed in the U.S. House on Thursday by a 384-23 vote, authorizing more than $7 million in defense spending for the Santa Clarita Valley.
Just days after the valley was blasted by temperatures typically reserved for summer, residents woke to gray, rainy skies Friday.
Fifth-grader Rod Andino pressed his finger against the plastic covering that protected the dissected pig, touching the various body parts. "I thought it was going to be more gross, but it's not really," Rod said. "It's kind of cool how they use it for science and not for bacon."
With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, the cost for a gallon of regular unleaded gas hit $4 this week in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to a weekly gas survey by Randy Cressall, owner of Valencia Auto Spa. The average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded stands at $4, according to the survey conducted Thursday.
A performance audit found the Hart district in compliance with the requirements of the Proposition 39 and Measure V requirements during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007. Gema Ptasinski of Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman presented a summary of that audit during a meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District governing board Wednesday.
Special education students don't always feel comfortable attending their school prom, so ASB students at Valencia High School are holding a prom just for them, complete with dinner, a DJ and dancing. The "Magic of Disney" Prom will take place Saturday evening on the Valencia campus. Last year, only Valencia students were invited, but the response was so overwhelming that this year two more high schools, Canyon and Golden Valley, have received invitations, according to ...
What SCV residents think On May 15, the California Supreme Court paved the way for gay marriages when, in a 4-3 decision, it overturned a voter-approved ban on same-sex unions. The Signal spoke with several Santa Clarita Valley residents this week to gauge their reactions to the state's high court ruling:
With classes ranging from sushi-making to claymation creation, the city's selection of Parks and Recreation summer courses may have something to satisfy everyone's appetite. New to the 500-course list this year include samurai swordsmanship and a Movin' Mommies class that teaches moms how to get toned up while pushing a stroller.
I just paid 70 stinking dollars to feed that gas-sucking minivan of ours. That's a seven (7) and a zero (0). I remember paying 35 bucks to fill the tank back in 2000 when we bought it new. And, on top of that,
Santa Clarita Valley schools continued to fare well in statewide testing results released this week. The 2007 Base Academic Performance Index (API) report was released Wednesday, including rankings that allow comparisons between local schools and other schools statewide.
The monthly Art SLAM series in Old Town Newhall went Hollywood last night with Film SLAM.
A Santa Clarita man was arrested this week on suspicion he concealed the whereabouts of a 17-year-old girl struggling with drug abuse, a local sheriff's deputy said Thursday.
SANTA CLARITA - Route 66 restaurant in Canyon Country will hold a tribute to those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks during a special event Wednesday night.
SANTA CLARITA - Paradise Cove, a part of the lower lagoon at Castaic Lake, will be closed for a pair of two-day periods this month, according to county officials.
SANTA CLARITA - The body of a man found burning near Castaic Lake on Wednesday remained unidentified Thursday, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said.
SANTA CLARITA - A Newhall man who was ordered to stand trial for murder in the stabbing death of another Newhall man in 2012 pleaded not guilty to the felony charge this week, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.
SANTA CLARITA - A long-discussed library in Stevenson Ranch could soon become reality if county supervisors sign off on a lease agreement to house it.
SANTA CLARITA - Greetings of "Shana Tova" could be heard throughout the Hyatt Valencia on Thursday as nearly 1,000 Jews from the surrounding communities celebrated a major holiday.
SANTA CLARITA - A Canyon Country man has pleaded not guilty to charges of animal slaughter and cruelty a little over a year after he was sentenced on similar charges and dubbed the "Backyard Butcher."
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Canyon Country East:
SACRAMENTO-New amendments to pending legislation call for allowing far more students to participate in field testing of new computer-based assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards this school year and suspending the use of most STAR tests, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, State Board of Education President Michael Kirst, and Assemblymember Susan Bonilla jointly announced today.
SANTA CLARITA - A multi-vehicle crash on the southbound interchange between Highway 14 and Interstate 5 this morning prompted swift response from emergency crews.
This week in Zone-4 Saugus we again only had two reported Part-1 Crimes. There was a commercial burglary to a business in the 26200 block of Bouquet Canyon Road between Sunday, 08/23/13 and Wednesday, 08/26/13. Unknown suspect(s) cut the fence to the storage at the location and stole two solar blankets.
Nearly 5,400 firefighters continue to battle six major wildfires burning across California. While a majority of the large wildfires are burning on federal land, CAL FIRE and local fire departments continue to support the US Forest Service.
Shield HealthCare in Santa Clarita announced its 13th annual story contest "What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?"