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COC Nursing up for accreditation

Officials from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission will visit College of the Canyons to review its registered nursing associate degree program for continuing accreditation.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV school scores soar

The Newhall and Saugus school districts topped the Academic Performance Index (API) scores among elementary school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley, with scores of 882 and 852 respectively.

November 06, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart beats state API goals

The Hart district shot up 13 points in the state's Academic Performance Index (API), exceeding the state's goal of 800 points with an overall district score of 804.

November 06, 2008 | Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


She’s on Parr with the best

Christine Parr, an English Language Development teacher and coordinator at Placerita Junior High School, was named Teacher of the Year for the William S. Hart Union High School District.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Homeless man dies in hit-and-run

A small truck or SUV struck and killed Michael Yant, a homeless man from Newhall, while was walking along the center divider on the eastbound side of Highway 126 late Monday, a CHP official said.

November 06, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Effort aims to help boy with leukemia

Canyon Country's two-year-old Jacob Fierro has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tuesday council meeting cancelled

The regularly scheduled Santa Clarita City Council meeting for Tuesday has been cancelled due to the Veterans Day holiday. A special City Council meeting is scheduled for Nov. 19.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free dental clinic offered for youth

The Foundation for Children's Dental Health hosts a free dental clinic for local low-income children from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday in Canyon Country and Valencia. At no cost, Dr. Amy Monti of Adventure Dental in Canyon Country and Drs. Rose Kim and Kathleen Mulcahey of Valencia Children's Dental Group in Valencia will treat about 55 children who were identified through the foundation's dental screenings and who have no dental care access or resources. All the children are students at public elementary schools in the Santa Clarita Valley. For more information about the ...

November 06, 2008 | By Signal staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City plans moment of silence for vets

The city of Santa Clarita hosts a Veterans Day ceremony honoring veterans and military families at 11 a.m Tuesday at the Veterans Historical Plaza in downtown Newhall. The ceremony will begin with a two minute moment of silence as a sign of respect for those who have died in war. The changing of the flags will be done by the Knights of Columbus Santa Clarita Assembly and representatives from various armed services recruiting offices.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Favorite son Smyth returns

It was back to work on Wednesday for Republican Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, who won Tuesday's race against Democrat Carole Lutness for the 38th District.

November 06, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sales tax to rise to 8.75% for transit

A half-cent sales tax to improve transportation in Los Angeles County was among the measures approved by voters on Election Day.

November 06, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Measure CF too close to call

"Cautiously optimistic" is how one school board member described his feelings after vote totals on Measure CF were announced Wednesday.

November 06, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


First priority: Castaic high school

It's official - the Hart district's $300 million school bond measure passed with more than the minimum 55 percent of votes needed.

November 06, 2008 | By Sharon Cotal Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Voters approve Prop. 8

When it came to predicting a split vote on Proposition 8, the street corners of Santa Clarita said it all.

November 06, 2008 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Strickland trails by 108 votes

A day after the election, the Senate race between Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson and Republican Tony Strickland for the 19th District remained heatedly undecided.

November 06, 2008 | 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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