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National News

More than 4 million chickens to be culled at Iowa farm where bird flu was found 

By Lorenz Duchamps Contributing Writer  More than 4 million chickens will be slaughtered to prevent the spread of bird flu after the virus was detected at a commercial egg-laying facility in Iowa, the state announced on Tuesday.  The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship said in a statement that a coordinated effort with the U.S. Department of Agriculture led to

Map of the Tau Fruit Fly quarantine area in the Santa Clarita Valley provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

State begins fruit fly eradication 

Local residents have begun receiving notices from the state regarding efforts under way to eradicate the Tau fruit fly from the Santa Clarita Valley.  According to the official notice from

Politics and government

Schiavo, Stern oppose new Aliso Canyon proposal

By Signal Staff  Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo, D-Chatsworth, announced her opposition to a new Aliso Canyon proposal, joining with two other legislators in the region who shared their concerns about increasing

Santa Clarita Councilwoman Marsha McLean speaks during the 35th anniversary celebration of the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment. Courtesy photo.

SCOPE celebrates 35th anniversary

News release  The Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment recently celebrated its 35th anniversary with a ceremony and champagne toast attended by about 50 people, including members of

Politics and government

CEMEX bill passes Assembly

Schiavo’s AB 1631, coauthored by Wilk, would require public review of Soledad mining plan  By Signal Staff  The state Assembly has passed a bill authored by Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo, D-Chatsworth,

Politics and government

Schiavo bill aimed at CEMEX mine clears committee

News release   The Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife has advanced Assembly Bill 1631, a bill by Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo, D-Chatsworth, that would allow review by the State Water Resources

Pyramid Lake in Los Angeles County, California (Credit: Roman Fuchs/Wikimedia Commons)

State releases fish consumption advisory for Pyramid Lake

The California Enviornmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment released an update on the qualifications of consumption for multiple fish species in Pyramid Lake.  OEHHA’s recommendations were based