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Mayor Hears Annexation Arguments

In a homeowner's association meeting Monday evening, Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth ensured Castaic-area residents that they can choose whether they will become part of the city or not....

Many Castaic residents feel it would be detrimental to the community to join the city, and some residents feel as if the city seeks to annex additional areas.


While Smyth believes the city should be continuous throughout the communities in the Santa Clarita Valley, the city "does not actively pursue annexation."

SCV Teachers Dispute Governors Reform

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to propse an education initiative known as "recognition pay," which pays teachers in low-performing schools more than other schools....

Representatives from the California Teachers Association's SCV Chapter, including Saugus High School educator Orval Garrison, disagree with this policy.


Local teachers argue that the state should make the low performing schools better, rather than trying to entice teachers to work at those schools and settle for lower results.

Dodgers Defeat Cardinals 9-8

The Dodgers came from behind Tuesday night and defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 9-8. The final game in the three game series against the Cards takes place Wednesday at 4:30pm- and you can hear it live on your Hometown Station, AM-1220 KHTS!

Rep. McKeon Statement on Caspar Mine

 At McKeon's urging, Forest Service agrees to restart the public comment period, hold scoping meeting regarding proposed Soledad Canyon mining application...

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today issued the following statement in response to the Angeles National Forest Service announcement to "re-do" the public comment period for Pacific Industrial Minerals on operating plan in Soledad Canyon:

Northlake Hills Elementary School Wins in San Diego

Students from a several Castaic middle schools left the History Day contest in San Diego with top honors....

Winners included fifth grader Breana David from Northlake Hills Elementary School, who won the top prize in her grade level.


Joseph Charles and Elston He, of Castaic Middle School placed third in the competition.


This year's theme is "Communication in History:  The Key to Understanding."


More on this story is in today's Signal.

Soledad Mining Site is Old, not New

The Cemex debate continues, as U.S. Forest Service Spokeswoman Sherry Rollman says that the open-pit mine planned for Soledad Canyon has been planned since the 1950's....

Both the Cemex and Pacific Industrial plans call for 20 years of mining from nearby sites, and the discovery of the original proposal has only confused matters.


More on this story is on the front page of today's Signal.

Lockheed Federal Credit Union Player of the Week

Congratulations to Tommy Milone of SaugusHigh School for being selected as a “Diamond Player of the Week”.


 

Dodgers Fall To Cardinals 4-2

The Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Monday night, in a game heard live on KHTS. Game 2 in the series is up Tuesday afternoon at 4:30pm- and you can catch it live on the air on Your Hometown Station, AM-1220 KHTS!

I-5 Lane Closed Tuesday at Calgrove

 Santa Clarita – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following lane of the southbound Golden State Freeway (I-5) on Tuesday, May 10, as follows, in order to perform storm-related pavement repairs.

SOUTHBOUND I-5:

-     Tuesday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: one lane of southbound I-5 will be closed from Calgrove Boulevard to the I-5/14 Interchange.