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Santa Clarita Election Results

The latest election results, with all precincts reporting show the following winners.

Hart School Board: The three incumbants won, Patricia Hanrion, Paul Strickland and Dennis King.

College of the Canyons: Incumbant, Joan MacGregor beat Teresa Todd. Incumbant Ernie Tichenor is leading Jonathon Kraut, 50.95% to 49.05% with 100% of precincts reporting, however all absentee ballots have not been counted. As of Wednesday morning at 5:45am, Tichener is leading Kraut by 16,450 votes to 15,837.

Elementary Schools:

Speed Skating Club Hosting Championship Event

The Santa Clarita Speed Skating Club will be hosting a three hour championship event. 
It will be held at the Ice Station-Valencia on Sunday morning, November 13, starting at 10:15 am.
Santa Clarita residents will have the opportunity to see top competitors in this area, as well as many individuals, who will be competing for Olympic spots in Torino, Italy in February, 2006.
Come preview several contending Olympic medalists here in our own hometown.

Robbers Target Valencia Schools

Two Valencia elementary schools were robbed over the weekend of computer equipment and other items, an official said. Meadows Elementary School, at 25577 Fedala Road, was robbed of computer equipment sometime from Friday evening to Monday morning, said sheriff's Lt. Brenda Cambra. No one had been inside the school the entire weekend, so the exact time of the robbery is not known, Cambra said. In addition, Valencia Valley Elementary School, at 23601 Carrizo Drive, was robbed sometime after Sunday afternoon, Cambra said.

Celebrating Animal Care

County shelters embark on appreciation week to thank employees, volunteers...Animal shelters across Los Angeles County are set to celebrate "National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week".  Get the full story on the front page of Tuesday's Signal.

Students Enlisted for Lobby Work

Junior ROTC, other groups promised pizza, money for campaigning.At least one local resident said her son was solicited by a school organization to campaign for incumbents for the William S. Hart Union High School District in exchange for what she called bribes of money, merits, & a pizza party.  Get the whole story in Tuesday's Signal.

Absentee Votes Returned to Senders

Problems reported with ballot envelopes, bar codes scan residents'  addresses.Valencia resident William Duke takes his vote seriously...  Get the story in Tuesday's Signal.

Council to Take First Vote on Newhall Plan

Also on the agenda is the proposed annexation of 1,885 acres that include the Cemex project.The city's plan to initiate a massive transformation for Newhall is likely to move one step closer to reality this week...  See the full details in Monday's Signal.

SCV Marathon Draws 2,300

More than 2,200 runners on Sunday crowded the city's streets & trails for the 10th annual Santa Clarita marathon.Tanktops, untied shoes, & stretched-out bodies covered a driveway off Town Center Drive in Valencia as the 10th annual S.C. Marathon was held Sunday morning...  See the whole story in Monday's Signal.

I-5 Lane Closures For Carpool Lane Const. 11/7-11/19

Sylmar/North San Fernando Valley The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following lanes, ramps and connectors of the Golden State Freeway (I-5) as part of a $41.6-million project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle, (HOV), or carpool lanes, on northbound and southbound I-5 from State Route 118 to State Route 14:

Board Delays Group Report on Diversity

Two members of the Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity for the Hart district were disappointed that they did not get to distribute the report they had worked on for a year at Wednesday’s school board meeting.