Hart grad brings beach volleyball to Santa Clarita
Kiley Gustin jumps in the air to spike the ball during practice. By Michele Lutes/The Signal

Hart grad brings beach volleyball to Santa Clarita

Sand Volleyball in Santa Clarita By Michele Lutes A new volleyball facility is bringing the beach to valley. SCV Beach Volleyball is a four-court facility located in Newhall looking to…

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Neighbors come together during Railroad Fire; evacuees recall ‘terrifying’ moments
A man and his dog await news about his cats, possibly trapped inside his apartment building during a brush fire. By Michele Lutes/The Signal

Neighbors come together during Railroad Fire; evacuees recall ‘terrifying’ moments

Despite the heavy smoke and falling ashes, Alejandro Cervantes sprinted up Valle Del Oro Drive toward the Terrace Apartments, as the building was threatened by the 10-acre Railroad Fire in…

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UPDATE: Brush fire strikes 3 Newhall apartment buildings
firefighter on roof of burning apartment.

UPDATE: Brush fire strikes 3 Newhall apartment buildings

A brush fire broke out in a populated section of Newhall Monday afternoon, burning apartments at three apartment buildings, threatening 50 structures and prompting several evacuations. No injuries were reported.…

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Gun call prompts a return of deputies to Pleasantdale Street
Deputies respond to reports of a man with a gun on Pleasantdale Street. Signal photo by Austin Dave.

Gun call prompts a return of deputies to Pleasantdale Street

Reports of a shirtless gunman spotted on Pleasantdale Street in Canyon Country Monday afternoon prompted deputies to set up a containment area around a section of the street in an…

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L.A. County appoints new health officer
Los Angeles County appoints Dr. Muntu Davis, former health officer for Alameda County, as its newest health officer.

L.A. County appoints new health officer

By Tammy Murga Los Angeles County has appointed its newest health officer, Dr. Muntu Davis.   Davis, former county health officer and director of the Alameda County Public Health Department,…

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30 years at helm of College of the Canyons has seen huge growth
College of the Canyons chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook in her office. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

30 years at helm of College of the Canyons has seen huge growth

Dianne Van Hook’s tenure as College of the Canyons’ chancellor stretches back to July 1, 1988 — nearly six months after Santa Clarita’s incorporation as a city — and it’s…

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How to make a difference with service
A Miss SCV Scholarship Program participant folds an American flag during Operation Forget Me Not at Newhall Church of the Nazerene on Saturday. Samie Gebers/The Signal

How to make a difference with service

Recently, I went to Australia for the first time to speak at a large conference for a client. I was particularly excited as the event was being held in Adelaide,…

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Educators voice concerns on teaching assignments
Gary Schulman, a 27-year teacher in the William S. Hart Union High School district, recently expressed opposition to the teaching assignment designated to him for the upcoming 2018-19 school year, citing concerns that it may not be in the best interests of the students.

Educators voice concerns on teaching assignments

As the midway point of summer break approaches, school administrators are working with staff to decide who will teach what subject in the upcoming school year — and it’s not…

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