Valentine's Day came early to the Newhall Library on Saturday, as local residents gathered to make cards in support of troops stationed overseas as part of the "Hearts for Heroes" project.
One remaining unresolved element in the decade-in-the-making Santa Clarita Valley master plan for development could place large swaths of land under strict new development guidelines.
Health-industry professionals from around the Santa Clarita Valley gathered at the Valencia Industrial Center on Saturday to kick off a two-day festival promoting community wellness, fitness and awareness.
Valencia Water Co.'s takeover by another water company is on hold at least temporarily because the right paperwork wasn't filed, a state official ruled this week.
Santa Clarita's newest fire station officially opened for business with a flag-raising ceremony Friday morning.
Seven California Republicans, including one local representative, have signed on to sponsor a bill that would allow school employees to be designated "school marshals," giving them the ability to carry firearms on school grounds.
An ACLU report that claims school districts across the state - including Hart - aren't providing adequate English-language training is based on incomplete and inaccurate numbers, district officials said this week.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station will hold a checkpoint within city limits on Feb. 8 to screen drivers who may be unlicensed or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Law enforcement, medical and fire officials are currently locked in a bloody battle for donation dominance.
Sheriff's Department emergency response time is slower in unincorporated areas than in contract cities, a situation brought on, in part, by budget cuts that totaled more than $360 million in the last three years, officials say.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority will conduct its biennial head count of the county's homeless population this week, culminating in a Thursday visit to the Santa Clarita Valley.
Los Angeles County supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday to give support to California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's proposed assault weapons ban.
Members of Santa Clarita's special-needs hockey team took to the ice Saturday, first for a team fundraiser and then for their first-ever game.
The William S. Hart Union High School District hopes to have a name selected for the Castaic-area high school in the next few months.
While Gov. Jerry Brown has said his proposed budget will be a statewide boon for education, local district officials are still unsure whether they will be winners or losers should his proposal go into effect.
Plans to build a bond-funded auditorium and complete other improvement projects at Canyon High School are progressing, but some Hart district board members bristled at last week's meeting over a price tag estimated at more than $10 million.
Work has begun on a multimillion-dollar project to expand, resurface and add a median to a stretch of McBean Parkway in Valencia.
SANTA CLARITA - Firefighters from multiple agencies were able to quickly jump on and contain a brush fire that broke out in the Newhall Pass Saturday afternoon, holding it to about 15 acres, according to a fire official.
SANTA CLARITA - One northbound lane of Interstate 5 north of the Santa Clarita Valley is expected to be closed until late this morning while officials from the California Highway Patrol deal with a big rig that went off the side of the freeway.
SANTA CLARITA - Damaging Santa Ana winds swept through the Santa Clarita Valley on Friday, toppling trees, knocking down power lines and ripping street signs off their mounts.
SANTA CLARITA - It's time once again for the annual Fun in the Sun Chili Cook Off, but organizers are looking to kick it up a notch for this year.
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.