Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional series examining issues that face the Santa Clarita Valley in the year ahead.
SANTA CLARITA - The Saugus Union School District has launched a survey to collect community feedback for a possible future bond measure, according to officials.
Many of the people who walked into the Albertsons grocery store in Saugus Saturday morning were there to buy all the food necessary for a holiday meal.
A checkpoint set up Friday night in Saugus to catch those who may be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol netted two DUI arrests, according to a news release from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Dominique De Fazio is no stranger to the stage.
The harmonious sounds of Christmas carollers, decked out in Western wear, filled the air as children and their parents lined up eagerly to see Old Saint Nick and Mrs. Claus on Saturday in Agua Dulce.
Carlyn, a local high school senior, began drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana with her friends.
The filing period for April's Santa Clarita City Council election opened Monday, and already eight people have pulled papers to run, according to officials.
Pete Fries knew it was time.
SANTA CLARITA - Two men, decked out in black gear and carrying fake guns, burst into The Learning Center on the Valencia campus of College of the Canyons Wednesday, their entrance accompanied by the rattling sounds of gunfire piped in over the room's sound system.
The Newhall School District is seeking donations from parents and community members to move closer to its goal of providing a musical instrument for each of its students.
Changes have been made to the way the Castaic Animal Shelter handles some cases following a look into the death of a cat who some claimed was wrongly euthanized earlier this year, according to officials.
LAKE HUGHES - Santa Claus traded in his reindeer for wolves Saturday during a fundraising event held at Ranch Freedom in Lake Hughes.
A Canyon Country man who was charged with murder Friday in the shooting deaths of his wife and sister could face the death penalty if convicted, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office announced.
After months of being in limbo, a vacant board seat in the Santa Clarita Valley's largest school district was officially filled Wednesday night when Placerita Canyon resident Rob Hall took the oath of office.
Monday's ceremony for Vasquez High School is not your typical groundbreaking.
Decked in pink hard hats and purple shirts, approximately 300 people turned out Saturday to help build homes for veterans and their families in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Following discussion on the role and form of art locally, Santa Clarita City Council members and Arts Commissioners gave the nod this week to moving forward with a master plan to take an overarching look at art in the community.
In addition to funding for capital improvements and services, the proposed Santa Clarita city budget includes funding for a number of new positions, city officials said this week.
City officials painted a rosy picture of Santa Clarita's projected budget for the next fiscal year during a meeting Tuesday night, calling it balanced and conservative while also containing funding for a variety of needed projects around the city.
While legislative options to resolve the longstanding Cemex mine issue remain ongoing, two Santa Clarita Valley representatives are urging local Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, to try a different tactic to halt the mine.
Santa Clarita City Council members and city commissioners will meet Tuesday for a joint study session to discuss the state of the city's budget.
After a month of signature-gathering, blocking and more than a few arrests, Monday marks the deadline that a billboard referendum petition must be turned in to the Santa Clarita City Clerk's office.
A bill from a Santa Clarita Valley legislator that would ensure emergency responders have access to an "antidote" that can help reverse some of the effects of heroin and prescription pill overdoses is currently making its way through the state Senate.
In a bid to avoid a lawsuit and increase voter involvement, Santa Clarita has agreed to change its city elections to November starting in 2016. But the change could cause additional wrinkles in the voting process, according to a county elections official.
Several high schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District received national rankings this year, according to U.S. News and World Report.
The city of Santa Clarita added more than 4,000 residents from January 2013 to January of this year and remains the third-largest city in Los Angeles County, according to state figures unveiled this week.
Approximately 300 people gathered early Thursday morning for the annual Santa Clarita Valley Mayors Prayer Breakfast - an event that included time for both reflection and prayer and laughter from a keynote address by a man dubbed by some as "God's Comic."
Four local schools in three Santa Clarita Valley school districts are among those that have been named as California Distinguished Schools, state officials announced Wednesday.
Three people were arrested during a home probation check at a Canyon Country residence, including one on suspicion of elder abuse, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station official said Wednesday.