It needed to be perfect.
After months of planning and discussion, the controversial measure that would assess a per-parcel fee on all property owners in Los Angeles County to clean up storm water will be back before county supervisors Tuesday.
While officials in Los Angeles County wrangled earlier this year over how to levy a fee to fund storm water cleanup efforts, Santa Clarita and some other cities asked to be exempt from having the fees imposed because they already had programs in place to address the matter.
Santa Clarita City Council members will vote Tuesday on whether to ratify a 3 percent pay raise for each of the next two years, boosting council salaries by a total of almost $104 a month beginning in 2014.
LAKE HUGHES - With hills blackened by the Powerhouse Fire looming nearby, a few dozen people gathered in Lake Hughes Saturday for a lunch event to thank the firefighters who battled the blaze.
One of the two California Republican Assembly chapters in the Santa Clarita Valley was shuttered Saturday after it was alleged that its charter was granted in violation of the governing group's bylaws.
One person was killed and four others injured after a three-car crash caused by a vehicle apparently traveling the wrong way on northbound Highway 14 near Escondido Canyon Road early Saturday morning.
The William S. Hart Union High School District will look to restore next school year's schedule to the full 180 days that students attended before massive budget cuts, board members agreed this week.
Backed by a shower of blue-silver confetti and the opening riff of Europe's "The Final Countdown" the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park officially launched the newest addition to the Santa Clarita Valley skyline, dubbed "Full Throttle," on Friday.
After taking his oath of office, Valencia resident Chris Fall said Wednesday that he is "pumped" to officially join the William S. Hart Union High School District board.
LOS ANGELES - An ambitious expansion plan for Disney's Golden Oak movie ranch in Placerita Canyon received unanimous approval Wednesday from the Los Angeles Regional Planning Commission.
Members of the Saugus Union School District board voted 4-1 Tuesday night to declare Stephen Winkler's board seat vacant, saying he does not reside within the school district boundaries.
A 54-year-old Canyon Country man who allegedly drove the wrong way on Highway 14 Monday, causing a multi-car pileup that injured 13, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence at the time of the crash, a California Highway Patrol officer said Tuesday.
Bolstered by funds from the recent Proposition 30 sales and income tax hikes, College of the Canyons has added a new summer school session with more than 100 courses to its catalog.
About 50 people packed into a meeting room at the Santa Clarita Activities Center Saturday for a town hall meeting on the ongoing chloride compliance issue held by Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita.
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.