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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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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


LATEST PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

CONGRESS 25th District

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


Santa Clarita seeks public feedback on grant proposal

The city of Santa Clarita is seeking the public's feedback on a grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Under the JAG program, the city is eligible to receive $26,749.

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


UPDATE: Strickland, Knight set to face off for Congressional seat

Regardless of the outcome of November's general election, the Santa Clarita Valley will continue to be represented in Congress by a Republican, after a former state legislator and a current state legislator came out on top of the field in Tuesday's primary election.

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


Hagel says rush to judgment on Bergdahl 'unfair'

BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform.

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


A Hart-felt send-off

June 04, 2014 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC voting lawsuit set to move ahead

In a two-hour closed-door session Tuesday, College of the Canyons trustees wrangled over a lawsuit against the Santa Clarita Community College District alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local street food vendors inspected

A joint sweep of Santa Clarita Valley street food vendors last week resulted in inspectors confiscating more than 10 food carts, sheriff's officials said.

June 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Colossus to close at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain's iconic roller coaster Colossus will close Aug. 16 after a 36-year run, officials at the Santa Clarita Valley theme park announced Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Voters trickle in to SCV polling places

Voter turnout appeared sluggish today at Santa Clarita Valley polling places as the 2014 primary election got under way.

June 03, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Outlaw motorcycle club affiliate arrested in Newhall bar stabbing

After a month-long investigation into the stabbing of a father and son outside a Newhall bar, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives have arrested an affiliate of the outlawed Vagos Motorcycle Club on suspicion of attempted murder, a sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


1 injured in Highway 14 collision in SCV

A woman was injured and taken to the hospital Tuesday following a two-car traffic collision on Highway 14 near Golden Valley Road, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Grizzlies go on

June 03, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze | Santa Clarita Valley News


Primary could yield surprise

The first gubernatorial primary under California's new top-two system has evolved into a typical campaign between Republicans hoping to come in second, pitting a state lawmaker who is a tea party favorite against a socially moderate investment banker making his first run for public office.

June 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


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