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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


Payback: School cameras capture vandals

The security cameras recently installed at all William S. Hart Union High School District campuses are already paying off.

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


14th annual Downed Officer Support Ride

August 16, 2009 | By Bruce McFarland For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local man wins big

For years, John Pastora tried his luck at lottery scratchers.

August 16, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 16, 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 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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‘We stayed with her and prayed for her’

A Bay Area couple traveling southbound on Interstate 5 pulled two adults out of a shattered SUV that was involved in a high-speed crash, then told stories and prayed for the couple's 16-year-old daughter when they couldn't get her out of the crumpled vehicle, one of the rescuers said Monday.

April 14, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assembly district candidates debate CEQA, business

The importance of promoting business and economic growth was a main topic discussed by four candidates running to represent the 36th Assembly District during a forum put on by Santa Clarita Valley media outlets last weekend.

April 14, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pace of presidential prep picks up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included.

April 13, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


A jump start on the egg hunt

More than 70 kids gathered Easter eggs at Summit Park on Sunday as part of the YMCA's Egg-stravaganza event.

April 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV voters turned out in lows for council election

The intrigue of an open seat and a guaranteed new council member apparently didn't translate to increased voter interest, as voter participation in Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council election was lower than the last election in 2012, according to numbers released by the city this week.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands get muddy at Castaic Lake

Thousands of runners got down and dirty Sunday as they competed in the annual Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race at Castaic Lake.

April 13, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia brush fire burns half an acre in Santa Clara River wash

A half-acre of "heavy brush" in the Santa Clara River wash near the corner of Valencia Boulevard and Cinema Drive prompted swift action from county firefighters, who knocked the fire down in less than 20 minutes, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

April 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 kids, 3 adults injured in two-vehicle crash near Gorman

Six people including three children were "critically injured" and airlifted to the hospital Sunday following a two-vehicle crash near Gorman, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

April 13, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Driver Fatigue blamed in fatal crash near Agua Dulce

Driver fatigue is suspected to have played a part in a single-car crash near Agua Dulce Saturday night that claimed the life of a Palmdale man, according to the California Highway Patrol officer investigating the incident.

April 13, 2014 | by Jim Holt | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita City Council votes to be tallied Tuesday

The race for the Santa Clarita City Council seat formerly occupied by Frank Ferry is expected to be decided Tuesday - a week after the election was held.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thousands attend waste disposal event

Thousands of people hauled obsolete electronics, unneeded paint and flammable liquids to College of the Canyons on Saturday to take part in an event meant to rid them of the household materials considered too dangerous to go into the normal trash.

April 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Churches to host Easter celebrations

Higher Vision Church will celebrate Easter the same day as everyone else, but it's joining with another Castaic-area church in throwing a party the day before.

April 13, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents can chat with new sheriff’s captain

Santa Clarita is inviting residents to a "meet and greet' for the new Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station captain Wednesday at City Hall.

April 13, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Branching out to green living

Thousands of people were schooled on how to reduce their impact on the environment during Santa Clarita's annual Earth Arbor Day at Central Park on Saturday.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The pack looks back

As election returns rolled in during last Tuesday's challenger-heavy Santa Clarita City Council race, a pattern emerged: The two incumbents were comfortably out front, and a pack of two to five challengers was clumped behind them in a race for the third seat so close that its results won't be known, at the earliest, until the last ballot is counted this Tuesday.

April 13, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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