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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


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 17, 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 17, 2009 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Santa Clarita Valley News


Volunteers paint for The Gentle Barn

Local volunteers laced up their tennis shoes and painted nearly half a mile of rusted railing surrounding The Gentle Barn's newest project to help at-risk young adults and abused animals.

August 17, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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COC settles Voting Rights Act lawsuit

As part of a settlement announced Thursday, the Santa Clarita Community College District has agreed to offer cumulative voting for board of trustees elections, pay $850,000 in plaintiffs' legal fees and take several measures to address allegations that its voting system violates Latino voters rights.

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


Millar to speak at ArtTree

Michael Millar, a founding member of the Santa Clarita Arts Commission, will be the guest speaker Wednesday at the ArtTree Community Arts Center.

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


Truck pulling horse trailer catches fire on Highway 14

A truck pulling a horse trailer caught fire Thursday on Highway 14 near Agua Dulce but the blaze was quickly doused, halting any spread to nearby brush, a fire spokesman said.

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


Sheriff’s lieutenant takes stand in obstruction trial

One of six sworn Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officers accused of obstructing a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County jail system took the stand Thursday.

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


UPDATE: Big rig driver killed on Interstate 5

The driver of a big rig was killed Thursday after his truck jack-knifed on Interstate 5 near Pyramid Lake, spilling fuel and sparking a brush fire, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

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


Santa Clarita to host 2015 Special Olympians

Santa Clarita will put out the welcome mat next year for athletes participating in the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, billed by organizers as "the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world," officials announced Thursdsay.

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


‘Mega passport center’ up and running in Castaic

Castaic's "mega passport facility" held its grand opening on Thursday, becoming the second such facility in Southern California to open its doors.

June 12, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


College of the Canyons to Present 5th Annual CareerCampSCV

The College of the Canyons Job & Career Center will present its fifth annual CareerCampSCV event, providing students and community members with a rewarding, educational and extremely interesting day of career-themed speakers and workshops.

June 12, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Sheriff launches "Staying Safe" program

Protecting Our Youth. Know Where They're At! Know What They're Doing! Staying Involved = Staying Safe.

June 12, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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