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Castaic Union School District Building. Dan Watson/The Signal

Castaic school district’s stance on landfill to be discussed 

The Castaic Union School District on Thursday could officially take a stance against the Chiquita Canyon Landfill after more than a year of residents complaining about the odors emanating from the facility.  The governing board was set last month to approve a resolution that would signal the district’s concerns, but Superintendent Bob Brauneisen said it was incomplete and lacked new

Aliso Canyon gas capacity increase approved

The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously voted 4-0 to approve an increase in the capacity at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility to 41.16 billion cubic feet. The decision

Construction on Castaic Dam moving forward

Construction is underway at Castaic Lake, as officials from the California Department of Water Resources work to make seismic improvements on Castaic Dam’s tower access bridge. Castaic Lake is one

In this Feb 2014 photo, the top of a 300,000 gallon capacity water tank overlooks undeveloped land surrounding Larc Ranch along Bouquet Canyon Road.

LARC pipeline moving forward

After years of trucking in water, LARC Ranch residents are finally set to get a permanent water supply via a pipeline being built with the help of the Santa Clarita

Heat alert issued for the Santa Clarita Valley

The Santa Clarita Valley is set to be under another heat alert starting Wednesday, as triple-digit temperatures return. The SCV and other areas of Los Angeles County are set to

Smoke from northern California fires seen in SCV

Smoke from wildfires burning in Central and Northern California, including the second-largest wildfire in California history 450 miles away, reached the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend. Of the 11

SCV kids take gardening to space

Santa Clarita Valley residents Hutch and Sophia Siegen, sixth- and fifth-grade students at iLEAD Schools, are taking their science experiment out of this world.   While participating in iLEAD’s DreamUp to Space mission, a program that

Bear spotted in Canyon Country second day in a row

A young bear was spotted for the second time in Canyon Country on Sunday, in a tree on the 29000 block of Dune Lane, and was safely removed from the area by wildlife officials, according to law enforcement

City to celebrate Earth Arbor Day virtually

The city of Santa Clarita’s annual Earth Arbor Day celebration is going virtual this year, complete with a video program and free mulch giveaway.  The city is expected to release

Minding our Santa Clarita neighbors in nature

While Theresa and Patrick Allen knew they’d be surrounded by wildlife when they moved to Bridgeport six years ago, they never expected it to make such an impact on their

Mountain lion found dead in Valencia

P-78, a mountain lion that was being studied by the U.S. National Park Service, was found dead near San Francisquito Creek in Valencia, the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area announced

Southern California Edison is responding to the rising temperatures by continuing the installation of critical electrical equipment, according to SCE officials. Courtesy photo.

SoCal Edison to hold SCV community meeting

Southern California Edison officials plan to give residents a chance Thursday to ask questions and speak with them directly during two online meetings to discuss Edison’s Public Safety Power Shutoff program.  “As California continues to experience