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Making science ‘cool'

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."

July 24, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ouch! $4 gas is here

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.

July 24, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart District audit: Looks good this time

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.

July 24, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Prom held for special education students

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 Valencia ASB Director Jeff Albert.

July 24, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man on the street

What SCV residents think

July 24, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Summer class list hits 500

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.

July 24, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Prices, politics and Otter Pops

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,

July 24, 2008 | By Steve Lunetta | Santa Clarita Valley News


Updated: School API rankings released

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.

July 23, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Winds fuel small canyon fire

Firefighters rushed to contain a 10-acre brush fire burning in the U.S. National Forest, north of the Santa Clarita Valley and south of Elizabeth Lake on San Francisquito Canyon Road near Powerhouse Lateral 14 Wednesday afternoon.

July 23, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


School district officials now more hopeful about budget

After attending a budget workshop detailing the May revise of the governor's proposed state budget, Sue Guthrie, chief financial officer for the William S. Hart Union High School District is a bit more hopeful about next year's budget.

July 23, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Defense funds may flow to SCV

Aiming to address the readiness of and strain on America's military, both the House and Senate are considering the National Defense Authorization Act today, which may bring more than $7 million in defense spending to the Santa Clarita Valley for Fiscal Year 2009.

The House of Representatives' Armed Services Committee considered the bill last week, and it is on the legislative docket for a vote in the lower house today. Debate on the bill began Wednesday night.

July 23, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisors approve Sheriff academy probe

You can expect to hear plenty of grunting from inside the College of the Canyons gymnasium this summer as young recruits continue training for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, despite a call this week for a formal review of the training that goes on there and at other academies.

What you won't see at the academy, however, are recruits adjusting their hair in the mirror or practising their smiles for TV cameras.

July 23, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 arrested for bat attack

Three boys were arrested after they allegedly conspired to assault a fellow Valencia High School student and assaulted him with an aluminum baseball bat after school on Tuesday, sheriff's Lt. Tom Bryski said.

The attack took place shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Newhall Ranch Road and Dickason Drive, when a 16-year-old suspect allegedly spouted a racial comment and a gang name and then hit the victim on his head with the bat.

July 23, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Lake Water Agency approves camera installation

If anyone should actually ever attend a water meeting they can expect to be videotaped.

The Finance and Administrative Committee of the Castaic Lake Water Agency is going to recommend the agency's board of directors hire a video company to install cameras at four agency locations at a total cost of $330,000.

July 22, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Applications available for July 4th parade

Applications are now available for the 77th annual Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade in downtown Newhall.

The parade attracts more than 3,000 participants and 25,000 spectators each year.

July 22, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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COC students to take part in pinning ceremony

Seven students from College of the Canyon's medical lab technician program will take part in a pinning ceremony tonight.

June 05, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Samuel Dixon announces new CEO

The Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers announced today that Philip Solomon is taking over as the new chief executive officer of the organization. Solomon has served as Samuel Dixon's chief operating officer for the past two years and has a long history working for non-profits.

June 05, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Photos: Forward, march

June 05, 2014 | Katharine Lotze | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dancing hamster faces fraud charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who played a dancing hamster in Kia car commercials and was a backup dancer for Madonna has been charged with California disability fraud.

June 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Military jet crashes into neighborhood

MPERIAL, Calif. (AP) - A Marine jet crashed into a residential area in a Southern California desert community Wednesday, exploding and setting two homes on fire. The pilot ejected safely, and there was no immediate word of any injuries on the ground.

June 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students injured in car crash continue to improve

Five teenage girls injured in a late-night crash last weekend, including a Canyon High School sophomore who remains in the hospital in intensive care, continue to improve, according to a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District.

June 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Republicans come out on top in local Assembly races

Tuesday's primary election saw Republicans come out on top in two races to represent portions of the Santa Clarita Valley in the state Assembly.

June 04, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Families invited to apply for Habitat for Humanity homes

Veterans and their families are invited to apply for affordable housing in a new neighborhood to be located in Santa Clarita.

June 04, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Long Beach police chief nearly sweeps sheriff’s position

Jim McDonnell, the Long Beach police chief and former second in command of the Los Angeles Police Department, came very near to winning outright the Los Angeles County sheriff's post in Tuesday's election.

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Canyon Country driver arrested in fatal Valentine's Day crash

Following an "extensive investigation," a 27-year-old Canyon Country man was jailed Wednesday on $1.1 million bail after his arrest in connection with a Valentine's Day collision that killed another motorist.

June 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


County probation sweep nets 47 arrests, weapons seized

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - During the month of April, Los Angeles County D.I.S.A.R.M. officers conducted 1,011 searches and confiscated 28 weapons including 13 handguns, 1 assault rifle, 5 shotguns, and over $36 million in illegal drugs and drug money, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

June 04, 2014 | source: Los Angeles County 5th District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV community meeting set on high-speed rail project

A Santa Clarita Valley community meeting to discuss the proposed California high-speed rail system is scheduled for Thursday evening in Newhall.

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rogers Concedes Election to Knight and Strickland, Recommends Vote for Knight in November

Statement from 25th Congressional District Democratic candidate Lee Rogers:

June 04, 2014 | Source: Dr. Lee Rogers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Attorney: COC working toward settlement in voting rights case

LOS ANGELES - The Santa Clarita Community College District is working toward a settlement to a lawsuit brought against the district alleging its election system violates minorities' voting rights, an attorney told a judge Wednesday in court.

June 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Library aims to keep kids reading during summer

The Santa Clarita Public Library is trying to keep kids reading over the summer with the "Paws to Read" summer reading program.

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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