SANTA CLARITA - Local school district officials are applauding a state effort to move away from traditional paper-and-pencil tests in favor of computer-based ones, saying the shift will help students become familiar with new national education standards that are expected to go into effect in the next few years.
In an effort to speed up construction on the Castaic High School project, members of the Hart district governing board approved an item Wednesday that will allow district officials and legal counsel to execute necessary documents and county forms and get board review and approval afterward.
SANTA CLARITA - Members of the Hart district board voted Wednesday to approve a one-year agreement with the Hart District Teachers Association that includes a full restoration of the school year, additional professional development days and a one-time payment for this academic year.
SANTA CLARITA - The California Department of Transportation is implementing a series of road closures until Friday as a result of a $14 million project to repave and rehabilitate Interstate 5 from Highway 14 to Highway 126.
Last Wednesday started as a typical day in the sports medicine classroom at Valencia High School.
Lancaster resident Evan Thomas, a retired Air Force officer and test pilot, announced Tuesday he plans to challenge longtime incumbent Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, to represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Congress.
SANTA CLARITA - A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled this week that Palmdale cannot hold its scheduled City Council elections in November.
Construction still has yet to begin on the site of Castaic High School, but officials from the Hart district remain optimistic that the school will be ready to open by its targeted date of August 2016.
Dozens of community members were on hand Saturday evening in Central Park in Saugus for the eighth annual Evening of Remembrance, which is meant to remember young people who died in traffic incidents in and around the Santa Clarita Valley.
SANTA CLARITA - The low thunder of a drum beat cuts through the air.
SANTA CLARITA - After an hour-long forum with the five candidates vying for seats on the Saugus district board Thursday night, the Saugus Teachers Association decided to endorse the three incumbents up for re-election in November.
SANTA CLARITA - Facing an influx of inmates as a result of state prison realignment, supervisors are looking outside the borders of Los Angeles County to house some of the county's criminals.
SANTA CLARITA - Bolstered by passage of the Proposition 30 tax hikes in November, College of the Canyons is projecting a budget increase this year, though officials say that even with the increase the college's budget is still below what it was before the recession.
Chris Fall has decided to give up his claim to a seat on the Hart district board, ending a saga that began in August with Fall's resignation from the board over a potential conflict of interest.
Hundreds of people flocked to Valencia's Bridgeport Park Saturday to take part in the first Santa Clarita Walk to End Alzheimer's event, put on by the Alzheimer's Association to raise money for and awareness about the disease.
An apparent detonated blasting cap was reported in Valencia Friday, prompting an investigation from local deputies.
The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is not sustainable in its current state, and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is a viable option to ensure the continuing availability of a large portion of the Santa Clarita Valley's water supply, an expert said Friday.
Another rabid bat has turned up locally, this one in Canyon Country, bringing the total found year-to-date in the Santa Clarita Valley to five.
Instead of waiting for a law firm to draw a line in the sand, members of the Hart district governing board voted this week to draw some lines of their own and move forward with splitting the Santa Clarita Valley's largest school district into separate voting districts.
The fundraising gap between two Republicans duking it out to represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Congress has continued to grow, financial filings show, with one candidate raising more than $1 million more than his opponent over the life of the campaign.
Another Santa Clarita Valley school district plans to move to district-based elections after Hart district board members voted Wednesday night to move toward changing their election system.
Sixteen candidates will be interviewed Friday to determine who will fill the vacant seat on the Saugus Union School District board.
A damaged insulator and visible signs of arcing on a power line conductor found near where the Powerhouse Fire started are among the reasons the blaze was determined to be caused by power lines, according to a report released Tuesday.
The Santa Clarita City Council has endorsed a federal resolution that could improve services in the Angeles National Forest and aid in the battle to keep the Cemex mine out of the northeast Santa Clarita Valley.
Two people who were on the Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Monday when a tree fell across its tracks have sued the park.
Faced with a small number of applicants for openings on several city commissions, Santa Clarita City Council members decided this week to extend the application process with the hope of attracting more candidate interest.
Santa Clarita City Council members took a stand this week to oppose a bill working its way through the state Legislature that would provide paid sick days to employees in California who work for 30 or more days in a calendar year.
The Santa Clarita City Council voted this week to ask the county for a "Measure S" or "Measure SC" designation on the November ballot for the controversial billboard referendum.
More than 100 people turned out Saturday for a series of performances at the inaugural Americana FolkFest at Rivendale Park in Towsley Canyon.
County supervisors signed off this week on a necessary step for the Saugus Union School District to move forward with a potential bond measure.