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Hart District to Discuss Letter on Superintendent Search, Transparency
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

The William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board is set to discuss a letter addressing allegations of an open-meeting law violation with respect to its recent search for a new superintendent. During their Wednesday night meeting, board members are expected to discuss a change in future...

CAASPP Results: Hart District Students Maintaining Excellence
Monday, Oct 14, 2019

The California Department of Education recently released the student performance results for the 2018/19 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, which show William S. Hart Union High School District students continuing to outpace their peers county- and state-wide. The CAASPP...

Saugus Schools Continue Increase in English Language Arts, Math Scores
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

School districts throughout the state are releasing their 2019 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) scores. For the Saugus Union School District (SUSD), it was another year of steady increases in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. “We are glad to see that our...

Newhall Students Outpace Averages on State Testing
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019

Students in the Newhall School District once again have excelled in state testing on English language arts and math, posting scores well above the state averages in both of those key categories on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP. Sixty-nine percent of the Newhall...

Wellness Centers Open at Canyon, West Ranch High Schools
Friday, Oct 4, 2019

Stress was left outside the door as students, teachers, administrators and dignitaries enjoyed the grand opening of the two William S. Hart Union High School District’s sponsored Wellness Centers at Canyon and West Ranch high schools. Comfortable couches, the sounds of trickling water and soothing...

Oct. 10: ‘Sounds of the Stadium’ Concert Fundraiser for Saugus Band, Color Guard

Tickets are now on sale for the Saugus High School Band and Color Guard’s “Sounds of the Stadium” concert fundraiser at the school’s gym on Thursday, Oct. 10 starting at 6:30 p.m. This will be a performance showing the students’ hard work throughout the marching season as they...

Screenagers: Castaic Parents Learn about Dangers of the Digital Age

Parents had a conversation about everything from their children’s screen-time habits to their own following a free showing of the documentary “Screenagers” at Castaic Middle School on Wednesday. The screening, open to all Castaic Union School District parents, gave the audience a look into the...

Hart Governing Board Honors Classified Employees of the Year
Thursday, Oct 3, 2019

Twenty employees were honored as the Classified Employees of the Year Wednesday night at the William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board meeting. The employees, which include custodians and assistants, health technicians and office managers, represent every school and the district...

Edison Scholars Program 2020 Application Period Begins
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019

High school seniors whose dreams are to power the future and make a difference through the study of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) are invited to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program. Each year, Edison International, the parent company of Southern California...

Oct. 2: Hart District Governing Board Regular Meeting
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019

The regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 7:00 p.m., with a closed session beginning at 6:00 p.m. Items on the agenda include updates on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Rollout and Surplus Property, as well as...

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A water main break in Valencia caused lane closures and traffic delays as crews work to stop water from spilling onto the streets Wednesday.
Water Main Break Shuts Down Eastbound Newhall Ranch Road
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion to provide recommendations for how to modify county ordinances to grant the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General.
Supes Seek Subpoena Power for Oversight of Sheriff’s Department
AVITA Medical, a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in therapeutic skin restoration, announced that its American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) have been approved to list on the Nasdaq Capital Market, or Nasdaq.
AVITA Medical Now Listed on Nasdaq
Thirty-two features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
32 Animated Features to Vie for 2019 Oscar
The deadline for poets to submit poems for the city of Santa Clarita's 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project is Thursday, Oct. 31.
Oct. 31: Deadline to Submit Poems for 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Project
For the first time since the Santa Clarita-based firm was founded in 1998, a third partner’s name is becoming part of the official name of the firm as Poole & Shaffery becomes Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP.
Poole & Shaffrey Add Partner Koegle to Law Firm’s Name
As part of the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day, Saddleback Butte State Park is leading a habitat cleanup on Saturday, October 26 from 8 a.m. to noon, and officials invite local residents to pitch in.
Oct. 26: Saddleback Butte Cleanup on National Public Lands Day
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s governing board is set to discuss a letter addressing allegations of an open-meeting law violation with respect to its recent search for a new superintendent.
Hart District to Discuss Letter on Superintendent Search, Transparency
The U.S. Forest Service has closed the Saddleridge Fire area in the Angeles National Forest for the safety of the public and fire suppression personnel, officials said Wednesday.
Saddleridge Blaze 46% Contained, Forest Service Closes Fire Area
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean joined other local officials from across the Southland to commemorate the signing of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan in Arcadia on Thursday, October 10.
McLean, Officials Meet to Sign San Gabriel Mountains Monument Plan
SCV Water officials hammering out a plan to manage groundwater are still accepting applications for the agency’s seven-member advisory group.
Water Heads Find Groundwater Advisers, Still Accepting Applications
SCV Water and its water-banking partners, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District and Irvine Ranch Water District, recently opened six new groundwater wells and a conveyance system to the Cross Valley Canal in Kern County.
SCV Water, Partners Add 6 Wells in Kern County
Through a $700,000 federal grant, the California Highway Patrol has developed the Get Educated and Ride Safe II campaign, or GEARS II, to promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
CHP Wins $700K Grant for GEARS Motorcycle Safety Program
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Los Angeles County-sponsored Assembly Bill 539 into law on Thursday, taking a major step in protecting borrowers from predatory high-cost loans.
Californians Gain Protections from Predatory Loans
Recognizing California’s fiscal health, Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded California’s outstanding general obligation bonds credit rating to Aa2 from Aa3.
Moody’s Upgrades California’s Credit Rating
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
Sarah Gifford
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 16: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai announced she will retire as top administrative leader of the nation’s largest municipal government in early 2020, capping a 31-year career leading innovation and managing solutions to some of the region’s most challenging issues.
County CEO Caps 31-Year Career; Announces 2020 Retirement
Valencia-based Lief Labs, a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements, is pleased to announce that Lief’s rank has risen to 1,022 on the Inc. 5000 definitive ranking of America’s fastest-growing, privately held companies.
Lief Labs Joins List of America’s Fastest-Growing, Privately Held Companies
The community is invited to The Ranch at Fair Oaks for a fall yard sale.
Nov. 2: Fair Oaks Community Association Fall Yard Sale
The city of Santa Clarita will host the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill at City facilities on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. to help train community members on how to properly drop, cover and hold on during an earthquake.
Residents Encouraged to Participate in Great California ShakeOut
For the second time in as many years, The Master's University women's swim team wasted no time qualifying a pair of relays for NAIA nationals.
Lady Mustangs Swim Team Qualifies for Nationals
SAN DIMAS - College of the Canyons remained undefeated on the season while winning its 15th straight Western State Conference (WSC) tourney with a four-player score of 316 at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course on Monday.
Lady Cougars Win 15th Straight Western State Conference Tourney
College of the Canyons returns home to Cougar Stadium, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. vs. Moorpark College, in the fourth of five regular season home games slated for the 2019 campaign.
COC Football Game Thursday Free to SCV Youth Football, Cheer Programs