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District offers Accountability Report Cards

School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are now posted online at www.hartdistrict.org under the "School Accountability Reports" link. The most current reports are for the 2006-07 school year, since results of testing in spring 2008 won't be available until later this fall.

August 27, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council wrap: City upbeat about Cemex bill's passage

Santa Clarita city officials flew to the nation's capital again last week to get members of a key committee on their side before the lawmakers consider a bill that would keep a large mining company from setting up shop in Soledad Canyon.

August 27, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Study flunks cop shop

Despite a "well run" courthouse, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station ranks "unsatisfactory," according to a 350-page report released this week which found the 1970s-era building dirty and in disrepair.

August 27, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Auditoriums once again placed on back burner

Just when the Hart district was making progress toward completing the auditoriums at Golden Valley and West Ranch high schools, another setback has delayed the projects that began when the schools were built in 2004 and 2005 respectively.

August 26, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


D.A. not pursuing charges against 1 in car thefts

Three days after a Simi Valley woman was arrested for her alleged involvement in an elaborate car theft ring, the county District Attorney's office decided to reject the filing of charges against her Tuesday morning, according to officials.

August 26, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ban on home carwashing?

If you're thinking of washing your car at home you better do it soon, and when you do, you better have the garden hose fitted with a shutoff nozzle.

August 26, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council closer to restricting peddlers

Tougher restrictions on peddling and soliciting in Santa Clarita got preliminary approval from the Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday, with final clearance planned for an upcoming meeting.

August 26, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Food pantries see surge in demand

Two local food pantries are seeing a big spike in demand as more Santa Clarita Valley families are feeling the pinch of a tight economy.

August 26, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Juni Fisher to perform at Rattlesnake Slim's

August 26, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fireworks show volunteers needed

Want the best seat in the house for this year's fireworks show at Westfield Town Center?

August 26, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


School district to raise $6.5M

• Castaic Mello-Roos properties to provide income, but that doesn't guarantee new high school will be built

August 25, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Meadows students dominate in philosophy slam

The youngsters at Meadows Elementary School in Valencia are on top of their game when it comes to understanding global warming.

Ten-year-old Hunter Shapiro-Throckmorton was given the title of "The Most Philosophical Fourth Grader in America" and 10-year-old Camryn Patterson was named "The Most Artistic Student in America" after submitting their award-winning entries to the 2008 Kids Philosophy Slam.

August 25, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local water officials discuss drought crisis tonight

Local water officials are expected to hear tonight about the state's "impending water crisis" and about implications of the governor's recent declaration of a drought, from the lobbyists they pay to stay close to politicians in Sacramento.

Lobbyists Ralph F. Simoni and Dennis K. Albiani of California Advocates, Inc., are expected to debrief members of the Castaic Lake Water Agency's Government Relations and Outreach Committee tonight via conference call on the implications of the governor possibly declaring an emergency.

August 25, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


News briefs

Name released of motorcyclist killed Sunday

The motorcyclist who died on Soledad Canyon Road in Agua Dulce was identified as Palmdale resident Dan Bullard, 55, according to the California Highway Patrol.

August 25, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two Palmdale men killed in car crash

Two Palmdale men were killed after their vehicle spun out of control near Acton on Sunday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol. A third Palmdale man was seriously injured.

August 25, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Pop boy band mixes anti-bullying message with harmonies

A screaming crowd of young female fans braved baking heat Friday afternoon to hear the five-member boy band After Romeo deliver anti-bullying messages interspersed with catchy upbeat pop tunes on an outdoor stage at Westfield Valencia Town Center.

July 25, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Car slams into 4 parked vehicles in Valencia

A car slammed into four vehicles parked on the side of westbound Magic Mountain Parkway across from the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Friday.

July 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cumulative voting heads to court

Whether the city of Santa Clarita can employ a relatively unknown voting system to settle its California Voting Rights Act lawsuit is set to be decided in court.

July 25, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Another rabid bat found in Newhall

Newhall claims the lion's share of rabid bats found this year in the Santa Clarita Valley, with the fourth discovered there within the past week.

July 25, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


DA's office: It's illegal to leave pets in a hot car

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reminding pet owners that it's against the law to leave their animals in their vehicles during the dog days of summer.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV comes out for a 'Beach Bash'

Canyon Country residents were spared a 40-mile drive to the beach in busy freeway traffic Friday when city officials brought the community the next best thing, trucking in tons of sand for Santa Clarita's Beach Bash event.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don't need replacing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Nile Virus Update: County Vector Control District Confirms More Activity

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - With temperatures expected to rise in Los Angeles County this weekend, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes by using insect repellent and removing dirty, stagnant water around the home.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 28 to August 2, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. More information about the project is here.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man’s photograph could lead to an Old West windfall

A 130-year-old photograph signed by a legendary Old West lawman is expected to fetch a fistful of dollars for a Valencia man.

July 25, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff's Department: Beware of phone scam

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and threatening to arrest you for failing to appear for jury duty, hang up - it's a scam, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Balloon festival launches again in Santa Clara River Valley

It's "Up, up and away" time in Santa Paula this weekend as the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival launches with a "balloon glow," entertainment and other activities starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


California to HOAs: No brown grass fines

California has a message for cities and homeowner associations that persist in fining residents for not watering their lawns during the drought: back off.

July 24, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 SCV youngsters win Youth Foundation-Sheriff’s Department essay contest

Two of the three winners of the Sheriff's Youth Foundation and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Youth Essay Contest were from the Santa Clarita Valley, officials announced this week.

July 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Family comes forward for orphaned baby

Baby Violeta Martinez was just learning to walk when Tuesday's fatal crash in Acton claimed the lives of her parents, relatives of the orphaned girl said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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