SANTA CLARITA - The diesel roar of a school bus cut through the early morning air. A constant stream of cars rolled up to the curb, waiting for backpack-wielding children to hop out. Officials in brightly colored vests gave directions to get around campus, their voices mingling with the laughter of children reuniting with friends and the chatter of parents getting re-acquainted. A sign hung on a classroom door read, "Come in, we're open for ...
Several new candidates joined the race for local offices in the Santa Clarita Valley just ahead of Friday's nomination deadline, but incumbents in two of the larger districts in the Santa Clarita Valley will be unchallenged in November, county records show.
The Hart district will see about $2.7 million less in revenue than originally projected this year, a revision officials say is a result of new state guidelines.
The Bee Fire that broke out Friday afternoon north of the Santa Clarita Valley had burned 100 acres as of Saturday evening but did not appear to grow during the day, according to an official with the Angeles National Forest.
A one-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 5 near Rye Canyon Road sent one person to the hospital with minor injuries, according to an officer with the California Highway Patrol.
When Santa Clarita Valley schools open their doors this week for another term, they will do so with a new sense of cautious financial optimism after years of spending cuts.
Two men have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a man and stealing his car in Canyon Country early Saturday morning, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
A brush fire burning north of the Santa Clarita Valley shut down San Francisquito Canyon Road late Friday afternoon and scorched 80 acres after erupting near where the Powerhouse Fire started in late May.
Hart and Saugus high school were among 242 schools statewide that could face discipline this year after students were found to have posted pictures of standardized test materials online, according to officials from the California Department of Education.
Students in the Hart district continued to outperform their peers in Los Angeles County and statewide in standardized tests measuring proficiency in math, science, history and language arts, according to state Department of Education figures released Thursday.
Most of the students at Santa Clarita Valley's four elementary school districts scored proficient in state-mandated subjects on standardized tests given late last school year, according to numbers released Thursday from the state Department of Education.
With one day left to apply to run for elected office in the Santa Clarita Valley in November, a longtime educator has decided to join the race for a board seat in the Newhall School District.
Members of the Hart district board reviewed proposed changes that would lessen some of the restrictions the district's transfer policy during their meeting Wednesday night.
The midday sun Wednesday shone on a collection of brass instruments stacked carefully on the sidelines of the football field at West Ranch High School.
A lawyer who won a Superior Court decision against Palmdale for holding at-large elections, which he says violates the California Voting Rights Act, is trying to block the city's scheduled November City Council election.
An even dozen people are vying to fill a vacancy on the Hart district board and secure the four-year term that goes with it.
A Palmdale man accused of robbing a Newhall bank and leading police on a short chase last May was scheduled to stand trial later this month during a short court appearance Tuesday.
SANTA CLARITA - A Palmdale man accused of robbing a Newhall bank and leading police on a short chase last May was scheduled to stand trial later this month during a short court appearance Tuesday.
SANTA CLARITA - Lisa Jordan readies herself as she takes a deep breath.
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.