Many offenders who would have gone to prison before the state passed its realignment law in 2011 - and thus would have spent a period on probation or parole after their sentences - are now released without any supervision because none is required after county incarceration, a county official said last week.
Officials from the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences have turned to Acton-Agua Dulce in their quest for an elementary charter school in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Saugus Union School District announced Friday that Chad Hammitt will join the district as its new assistant superintendent of human resources.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies have arrested two young men thought to be involved in a string of school burglaries committed during spring break, officials said Friday.
Los Angeles County's top transportation agency approved toll carpool lanes Thursday for Interstate 5 through the Santa Clarita Valley.
During the past winter, use of the Santa Clarita Valley homeless shelter tapered off slightly compared to the previous year, though the shelter was still full to capacity on the average night, an official said Thursday.
Citing widespread programming, financial and comprehensiveness issues, members of the Saugus Union School District board voted 3-1 Tuesday night to deny a petition from the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences to open an elementary school in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Members of the Assembly Higher Education Committee have approved a bill by a local legislator that he says would give more flexibility to community colleges to spend money on academic support staff such as counselors and librarians.
About 150 people turned out Saturday to take part in an event geared at promoting athletics and awareness for those who have suffered spinal cord injuries.
Claiming victories in other school districts, officials with the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences await a Saugus Union School District vote Tuesday night on their fourth attempt to win an elementary-school charter from Saugus.
Members of the Santa Clarita City Council are set to review state legislation that would grant additional protections to those who are homeless, bar the state from changing the payment schedule for redevelopment funds and change the way cities calculate their recycling.
The Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio is no stranger to crowds of people decked out in boots, spurs or Stetson hats, but plenty of new faces turned out at the studio Saturday to take part in the 20th annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.
A brush fire blackened 5 to 7 acres of land in Stevenson Ranch Saturday afternoon, according to an official with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Los Angeles County officials are working with representatives from the Guatemalan Consulate to determine the identity of a woman whose body was found off San Francisquito Canyon Road more than a week ago, a spokesman said Friday.
Three Santa Clarita Valley residents - Flo Lawrence, Nadiya Littlewarrior and Frank Willard - were honored as Los Angeles County Volunteers of the Year during a ceremony this week.
With budget talks under way for the next fiscal year, Santa Clarita city officials say they're hearing the public wants more tennis facilities served up in the near future.
A new Metrolink station that will allow rail passengers to take a direct route between the Santa Clarita Valley and the Burbank Bob Hope Airport is expected to be complete in early 2015, enhancing "rail-to-plane" transportation options for local travelers, officials say.
Dozens of people turned out Saturday to get information on available resources for seniors at the 2014 Golden Years Expo and Senior Health Fair at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia.
Every time James Shields takes the mound, he does so remembering the lessons he learned during his time in William S. Hart Baseball and Softball.
How best to address the needs of some of Santa Clarita's oldest and youngest citizens were among the issues discussed by the 13 candidates vying for three open seats on the Santa Clarita City Council during a forum Thursday night.
Many of the candidates for Santa Clarita City Council have praised the past successes of the city over the course of the campaign.
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California is challenging a decision by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to restore a cross to the county's official seal.
Members of the William S. Hart Union High School District board announced Wednesday night that they have reached a settlement to resolve litigation regarding environmental documents for the long-awaited Castaic High School project.
The field for three seats up for grabs in the 2014 Santa Clarita City Council election is a crowded one, but three candidates - including both incumbents running for re-election - have opened up big leads in campaign fundraising, according to records on file with the city.
Members of the William S. Hart Union High School District board are expected to discuss whether to ratify terms of an agreement to settle a legal challenge to the Castaic High School project during a board meeting tonight.
It's still early in the process, but it appears Santa Clarita general fund revenues in the next fiscal year are set to reach levels not seen since the recession, officials said Tuesday.
The race to represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Congress is on and, if early results are any indication, November's election is set up to be a big-money affair.
State Sen. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, is calling for the resignation or expulsion of a Democratic state senator who was recently convicted of voter fraud and perjury.
The fresh smell of cut wood is strong as James McGuire moves around his garage in Canyon Country.
Editor's note: Faces of the Valley is our weekly feature on people who represent the Santa Clarita Valley in a unique way.