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Price of Gas in SCV Falls to New Low

Gasoline prices in the Santa Clarita Valley continued to drop throughout the last month as increased production and forecasts for a mild East Coast winter caused a decrease in oil prices. A gallon of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.559 in the valley Thursday, which is 8.3 cents lower than last week’s average of $2.642, and 35.9 cents lower than last month’s average of $2.918.

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Castaic Resident Honored as One of States Top Teachers

A Castaic woman has been named one of five teachers of the year for the state of California.Kelly Jean Hancock, an English language-arts teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, was named Thursday as one of two L.A. County educators deemed state teachers of the year for 2006.  Get the story in Friday's Signal.

Antonovich Calls for Enforcement of Child Abuse Reporting Laws

To prevent future tragedies, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has directed the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), in collaboration with the Department of Health Services, to review and increase enforcement of current mandatory child abuse/neglect reporting laws for hospitals and clinics.

Water Board Embattled over Conference

NCWD debate whether incoming or outgoing directors should attend semi-annual seminar.Drama flooded the Newhall County Water District's special meeting Wednesday evening...  Read the rest of this story in Friday's Signal.

School Cleared of Test Breach

Exam given out---then taken back---before rules permit, department of education finds no wrongdoing.Staff at Sierra Vista Junior High School distributed the state's annual standardized tests last spring to teachers...  Get the full story in Friday's Signal.

Overnight I-5 Lane Closures Tonight for Carpool Lane Construction

Sylmar/North San Fernando Valley The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following lanes 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:

Commission Nears Decision on Keystone Project

After three hours of updates, public comment, & discussion this week, the Santa Clarita Planning Commission took further steps......toward building a housing development in Canyon Country & keeping a controversial cul-de-sac closed.  Get the full story in Thursday's Signal.

Indian Museum in the Works for Newhall

Cultural center would be located in the Rivendale property, near Towsley Canyon.The Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation, & Community Services Commission received an update on goals for the coming year this week, & part of that could include an Indian museum & cultural center in Newhall.  See the complete story in Thursday's Signal.

SCV Home Sales Slowing Down

Realtors group says drop due to rising interest rates & seasonal factors.Sales of existing single-family homes in the Santa Clarita Valley dropped off more than 15 percent in October.  See the facts in Thursday's Signal.