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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 19, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

August 19, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Welcome back Rio Vista

August 19, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district students improve on STAR tests

More Hart district students hit the top two levels of the Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR) results than in previous years, according to test results released Tuesday.

August 19, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bike-lane ‘ambush’ surprises drivers

Santa Clarita's most recent effort to become more bicycle friendly has put the squeeze on motorists who navigate Decoro Drive in Valencia.

August 19, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


America’s Kid Times takes home 5 awards

America's Kid Times won five awards in the 2009 National Newspaper Association's Best of Newspaper In Education Contest, including first place in Innovation Awards: Educational Support, Non-daily Division.

August 19, 2009 | By Rory Kelly For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Health officials warn of bad cheese

Public health officials on Tuesday warned that soft, Mexican-style cheeses from unlicensed manufacturers could be creamy havens for deadly bacteria.

August 19, 2009 | By Brandon Lowrey Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Elementary schools do well on STAR tests

Santa Clarita Valley elementary school districts posted improvements and, for the most part, scored higher than Los Angeles County and state averages on Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR) 2008-09 scores released Tuesday.

August 19, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


STAR test results now available online

The results for the 2009 California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) test were released today by the state Department of Education, and local school districts are showing strong growth over the past year.

August 18, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fight leads to two arrests

Two teenagers were arrested in connection with a gang-related assault in Canyon Country, sheriff's officials said Monday.

August 18, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Filming and history on the rocks

The park's jagged rocks served as the backdrop to the city of "Bedrock" in the 1994 movie "The Flintstones," based on the popular cartoon.

August 18, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Putting fitness front and center

At Sierra Vista Junior High School, the days of playing competitive sport after competitive sport in physical education are long gone.

August 18, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Health care debate comes to the SCV

Santa Clarita Valley residents sounded off in the health care debate Monday night during a tele-town hall meeting held by Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita.

August 18, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 18, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

August 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Newhall Incident' killer found dead in cell

The man convicted in the infamous 1970 Newhall Incident, during which four California Highway Patrol officers were gunned down, has been found dead in his cell at Kern Valley State Prison, officials said Monday.

August 18, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Giving kids healthy options

The agencies that provide breakfasts and lunches to Santa Clarita Valley school districts adhere to state and federal guidelines that limit calories and fat contents.

August 17, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Showdown at COC

On the heels of an overwhelmingly rejected contract offered to the instructors at College of the Canyons, the college's board of trustees approved raises for administrators Wednesday night in front of more than 100 angry, disappointed and frustrated faculty members.

June 12, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


About 20 attend chloride meeting

Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials Wednesday night kicked off a series of six public information meetings aimed at explaining to residents per-household rate hikes officials say will be needed to pay for a new $130 million treatment project to remove chloride from wastewater dumped into the Santa Clara River.

June 12, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC negotiating settlement in Voting Rights Act lawsuit

College of the Canyons trustees announced publicly Wednesday what they presented in court last week: that 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.

June 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Highway 126 acid spill may force bridge repairs

Repairs may be needed on the Interstate 5 overpass where highly corrosive acid spilled from an overturned tanker truck Tuesday, a spokesman for Caltrans said Wednesday.

June 11, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez and Jim Holt Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pumping required as Castaic Lake levels keep dropping

The worsening California drought has dropped levels so low in Castaic Lake that water has to be pumped uphill to get it to the treatment plant, officials said Wednesday.

June 11, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV man arrested in child predator Internet sting operation

A 64-year-old Santa Clarita Valley man was one of three men arrested in a joint forces sting operation targeting child predators, court and sheriff's officials announced this week.

June 11, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Angeles National Forest Announces ‘Fee Free’ National Get Outdoors Day

WASHINGTON D.C. -- U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell invites families to experience the benefits of nature by participating in the annual National Get Outdoors Day, Saturday (June 14). Also known as "GO Day," it is a "fee free" day in the Angeles National Forest.

June 11, 2014 | Source: USFS | Santa Clarita Valley News


City Council takes next step toward budget plan

Santa Clarita City Council members decided Tuesday to move forward with the proposed $191.5 million budget city budget for the next fiscal year and schedule it for adoption later this month.

June 11, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Clean skies, big bear

It's a hot Tuesday afternoon at Mountainview Elementary School in Santa Clarita as more than 900 students dressed in various colors of white, tan, brown, and black file out onto the expansive grass field adjacent to the school.

June 11, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC hosts 5th annual Women’s Conference

College of the Canyons Women's Conference aimed to encourage women to enter non-traditional fields on Tuesday, but according to the keynote speaker women have a ways to go to attain equality.

June 11, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Einstein appeal hearing delayed

An appeal to the Santa Clarita City Council filed by officials from the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences seeking to open a school on Rye Canyon Road in the Santa Clarita Valley has been delayed until July.

June 10, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chloride public meetings begin Wednesday night

The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District beings a series of public information meetings Wednesday night that will culminate in a public hearing June 30 on proposed sewage rate increases.

June 10, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man ordered to trial in 210 Freeway death

A North Hollywood man charged in the death of a woman who fell from a moving vehicle onto the Foothill Freeway last August has been ordered to stand trial, according to a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

June 10, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC graduates 58 from nursing program

College of the Canyons graduated 58 nursing students Tuesday in a ceremony that paid tribute to the history of the profession.

June 10, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district hires career development coordinator

The William S. Hart Union High School District has hired Sue Reynolds to serve as the district's career development coordinator.

June 10, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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