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Graduation Test Could Be On Chopping Block

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High school students who heard the state might eliminate the mandatory exit exam shouldn't celebrate too soon.

 

The exam, which measures proficiency in a variety of subject areas and helps administrators focus students' attention in specific areas of need, was the subject of the Legislative Budget Conference Committee on Tuesday. The group proposed removing the test from the list of graduation requirements in an attempt to save money.

Shoplifters Targeted, Arrested, Booked

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The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station has been actively investigating a number of incidents of commercial burglary and grand theft occurring at Target stores in Valencia and Canyon Country.

 

At least four incidents, apparently being perpetrated by the same individuals, had been reported over the past three weeks resulting in the theft of thousands of dollars worth of portable electronics and other items.

 

College Receives Grant For Multicultural Programming From James Irvine Foundation

danielcatanCOCThe College of the Canyons Foundation has received a two-year $50,000 grant from The James Irvine Foundation to support an expansion in multicultural programming and outreach efforts to attract Latinos and Spanish-speaking populations in Santa Clarita by offering relevant, multicultural programming at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.

118 Years And Thriving

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First Presbyterian Church reaches milestone few Westerners can claim

As the church bells rang and the choir started to sing, the First Presbyterian congregation excitedly filled the chapel, ready to celebrate their church's 118th birthday.

This Race Is Out For Blood

racersedge01A local indoor kart track races for a cause.

Racers Edge indoor karting is helping collect blood for the American Red Cross by offering all donors free V.I.P. passes to the Vans Warped Tour.

In addition to the V.I.P. passes, donors will also receive a free taco meal from Wahoo's and $15 races all day.

The event takes place Friday June 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information call (888) 805-7223 ext 111.

 

Our Hometown Stories: T.Katz: Telling Tales And Making Music

khts_hometownstories4By Rachel Singer

I may require an Intervention.

I have an addiction...it interferes with the running of my household, taking care of my kids and being a doting wife.

My name is Rachel and I am a "Bookaholic"

 

Lopes, Watkins Earn All-CIF Baseball Honors

Christian Lopes, Valencia’s sophomore shortstop, and Casey Watkins, a senior third baseman at West Ranch, earned first-team All-CIF Division I baseball honors.sportslocal
Matt Hobgood of Norco High School and Tyler Matzeck from Capistrano Valley High School were named Division I co-players of the year. 

Data For A Potential New City On The West Side Detailed

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Communities see some analysis on whether it would be feasible for three major communities to form their own local government.

Its been talked about for years; what is the future of the major communities west of the I-5, who currently are governed by Los Angeles County as an unincorporated area?

 

McKeon Officially Confirmed As Armed Services Head

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Earlier today, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon was ratified by his peers within the House Republican Conference to serve as the Ranking Member of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee during the 111th Congress.

Zicam Products Recalled By FDA

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today advised consumers to stop using three products marketed over-the-counter as cold remedies because they are associated with the loss of sense of smell, which could become permanent.

The products are:
--Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel
--Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs
--Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size (a discontinued product)