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    Santa Clarita To Look At Metro Billboard Deal At City Council Meeting

    Santa Clarita officials will have to decide what the next step is for a controversial billboard deal with Metro and AllVision on Tuesday at the next City Council meeting. Santa Clarita officials approved a plan with Metro and AllVision that would put three large, two-sided electronic signs next to Santa Clarita Valley freeways, in exchange for Metro taking down billboards on Metro-controlled propertythroughout the city. Opponents of the effort, funded in part by a billboard lobbying group that wanted to see an open-bidding process for any new billboard deal, successfully created a referendum that put those plans on hold. For how long is, up to Santa Clarita City Council members Tuesday.

    Santa Clarita Referendum On Metro-Allvision Billboard Deal Faces Deadline

    With a May 5 deadline approaching for a referendum regarding a controversial partnership between Santa Clarita and Metro for electronic billboards, the activity around signature-gathering seems to have intensified. Santa Clarita City Council voted 3-1 back in March to OK a plan bringing three large, two-sided electronic billboards next to the freeway in exchange for taking down 118 billboard faces throughout the city on land for which Metro has a right of way. A group of residents opposed to the plan and a lobbying group decrying the deal and its terms, began a referendum April 3 in an effort to try and stop the proposal before Metro is planned to vote on it in May. A referendum has 30 days to gather signatures, and because May 3 falls on a Saturday, signatures will be accepted until Monday, officials said.

    Petition Names Sought For Santa Clarita Boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Santa Clarita boy's family asks the community to sign a petition to help provided needed drugs to those suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Santa Clarita Advocate Supports Petition Regulating Painkiller Prescriptions

    Local anti-drug advocate is encouraging the Santa Clarita Valley community to support a petition, asking the FDA to require mandatory training for doctors before they prescribe opiate painkillers.

    L.A. County To Look At Einstein Academy K-6 Charter With Conditions

    Los Angeles County education officials are planning to look at the charter school petition for Einstein Academy for a third time Tuesday

    Acton Agua Dulce School Board OKs K-6 For Einstein Academy In The SCV

    Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District board members voted 3-2 to approve a K-6 charter in the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday

    Acton Agua Dulce School District Officials To Consider Einstein Academy

    Links to Einstein Academy's most recent petitions for charter schools before the Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District are located at the end of this story.  

    Looking to clear up a lot of “misinformation” going on about a recent charter-school petition for Albert Einstein Academy for the Letters, Arts and Sciences, an Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District board member gave the reasoning for his conditional support of the petition this week.

    Five Santa Clarita Valley Superintendents Speak Out On Einstein Academy

    Santa Clarita Valley superintendents likened Einstein Academy's latest charter petition to an attempt to create an "exclusionary" school