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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


Mixed reactions to budget revisions

After educators, parents and teachers urged him to spare education from across-the-board budget cuts, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled a revised budget plan last week, calling for borrowing against future lottery sales in order to maintain minimum funding levels for K-14 education. The announcement of the revised budget coincided with California's "Day of the Teacher."

"The good part about the revise is that the governor is looking to fully fund Proposition 98," said Assemblyman Cameron Smyth. "I am pleased to see that the governor decided to increase funding for public education, ensuring that our schools receive the minimum guarantee under ...

July 22, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rides to a transitional care unit offered

The city and county will soon be offering transportation for families with patients staying at a San Fernando Valley skilled nursing facility in response to fears that the closure of the local transitional care unit will mean frequent trips outside of Santa Clarita to visit their loved ones.

The transitional care unit at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is set to close within two weeks and, although plans are in the works for a health care company to develop a new transitional care unit in Santa Clarita, it could take up to three years for those plans to come to ...

July 22, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Winds fan fire in San Francisquito Canyon

Firefighters rushed to contain a 15-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 this afternoon.

July 22, 2008 | By Parimal M. Rohit Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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SCV soccer camp scores goal in city parks program

Coach Carlos Bedolla arrived at 7:30 a.m. to set up cones and flags at Valencia Glen Park. On day four of the Kidz Love Soccer summer camp, he was worried that some kids would beat him to the park - again.

August 08, 2014 | By Katharine Lotze Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Summer brings rare gas price reprieve

Continuing into August, drivers in California - and throughout the Unites States - are seeing gas prices at some of their lowest levels in years, officials said Friday.

August 08, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Two injured in Highway 14 crash

A pair of crashes blocked some northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 14 near Escondido Canyon Road for more than an hour Friday, the California Highway Patrol repoprted.

August 08, 2014 | By Luke Money and Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two new assistant principals named in Hart district

The Hart School District is happy to announce two new assistant principals were selected for the 2014-15 school year. Jennifer Ambrose was appointed by the Hart District Governing Board at the regularly held July 16, 2014 and Matt Hinze was appointed at the August 6, 2014 meeting. Ambrose will serve at Golden Valley High School and Hinze is assigned to Sierra Vista Junior High School.

August 08, 2014 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hawaii bracing as hurricane draws closer to island

HONOLULU (AP) - Barely holding on to hurricane strength, Iselle's outer edges brought rain and wind to Hawaii on Thursday as it approached landfall, poised to become the first hurricane or tropical storm to hit the island chain in 22 years and whose path another hurricane closely followed.

August 08, 2014 | Associated Press, Video by Signal Multimedia | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV water districts set to vote on yard restrictions next week

Santa Clarita Valley residents who live within three local water districts are expected to get a chance to weigh in next week on plans for cutting water use in their districts.

August 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested for allegedly threatening workers

A man who threatened some workers in Canyon Country with a screwdriver Thursday was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a brief hunt by deputies.

August 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


More rabid bats found in the Santa Clarita Valley

More than half of all rabid bats found in Los Angeles County have been found in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to a county report issued this week.

August 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia High baseball coach remains on leave as new semester approaches

Valencia High School teacher and head baseball coach Jared Snyder will not be among those returning to school when it re-opens next week, said a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District.

August 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Longtime school food services agency head to retire

Pavel Matustik picked up the pizza-carrying bag, a grin spreading across his face.

August 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Hart district Superintendent Challinor to retire

After five years at the helm of the Santa Clarita Valley's largest school district, Hart district Superintendent Rob Challinor announced plans this week to retire effective February 2015.

August 07, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: I-5 drive delayed hours by asphalt spill

A tractor-trailer hauling 20 tons of asphalt flipped on its side Thursday, spilling about five tons of its cargo onto the northbound lanes of the Interstate 5 truck route and prompting the complete shutdown of the route for more than three hours, fire and law enforcement officials said.

August 07, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Public Utilities Commission to hold hearings or electrical rate increases

SAN FRANCISCO, August 7, 2014 -- The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold a series of Public Participation Hearings throughout the state to hear directly from members of the public about cases at the CPUC related to electricity rates.

August 07, 2014 | Source: California PUC | Santa Clarita Valley News


Runner to Hold Telephone Townhall for New Car Dealers

SACRAMENTO – Board of Equalization Member George Runner will host a telephone townhall for California's new car dealers on Thursday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m. The free event, co-hosted by the California New Car Dealers Association, will provide information on tax issues specific to the new car dealers industry, including interstate sales, rebates, warranty repair work and loaner vehicles.

August 07, 2014 | Source: Office of Board of Equalization member George Runner | Santa Clarita Valley News


Annual Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival to be held this month

The City of Santa Clarita's annual Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival is back and better than ever in 2014. The free, action-packed event will feature nonstop sports activities, interactive lessons, healthy food demonstrations and more from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 23 at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

August 07, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


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