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Castaic High temporarily placed on lockdown due to trespasser

Castaic High School was temporarily placed on lockdown after a trespasser was spotted on the campus Thursday.   The lockdown for the school, reported at approximately 11:30 a.m., was lifted soon after one person was apprehended by law enforcement.   “They are no longer on lockdown,” said Deputy Natalie Arriaga, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “(There were) reports

COC opens new Don Takeda science center

College of the Canyons held its ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for the new Takeda science building at the Canyon Country campus, named after former biology professor Don Takeda.  The event was attended by Chancellor Dianne

School districts to adjust trustee areas

By Jose Herrera  Signal Staff Writer  In September, the California Department of Finance released validated Census data that prompted school districts under a by-trustee area

Valencia pianist wins prestigious Debussy award

Celine Chen, a 17-year-old student from Valencia, won the Debussy award at the annual Claudette Sorel Piano Competition, with 72 pianists – including international participants