U.S. Air Force Col. Leo Thorsness was held as a prisoner of war for six years in North Vietnam and spent much of the first three years enduring torture sessions bracketed by extensive stints in solitary confinement.
Local artists and county officials joined forces Saturday for an art show and exhibit at William S. Hart Park to celebrate Black History Month.
About 120 participants jumped at the opportunity to participate in the 2013 "Make it Count" International Skate Contest Series competition held Saturday at the Santa Clarita Skate Park.
With one million-dollar project virtually completed, the William S. Hart Park in Newhall will turn its attention to another beginning Monday, according to the park's superintendent.
Interstate 5 through the Grapevine reopened shortly after midnight after wintery weather forced closures on the freeway for the second time in as many months.
The man who pleaded no contest to stealing money from the Canyon Country Athletic Association while serving as its treasurer was sentenced to four years, four months in county jail Friday.
Standing in his office Friday, Saugus High School Principal Bill Bolde held up an old copy of the school's yearbook.
At least 24 vehicles collided on Interstate 5 and four people were injured Friday as snow fell in the Grapevine area, shutting down California's main north-south artery.
The California Highway Patrol has shut down Interstate 5 in both directions through the Grapevine due to heavy snow in the area, an official confirmed.
The Castaic Education Foundation turned fun into funds at its annual Sweethearts for Education Wine-Tasting Fundraiser Thursday night at Salt Creek Grille in Valencia.
If the county OKs it, elections for the Santa Clarita Valley's junior high and high school district will shift from odd-numbered years to even-numbered years.
Santa Clarita residents talked with city staff, examined brochures and two raised a stink at the first in a series of public town-hall meetings Wednesday night at Newhall Elementary School.
Members of the William S. Hart Union High School District board voted unanimously Wednesday night to deny a petition to open a new seventh- and eighth-grade charter school in the district.
Some money should go to the dogs, two Santa Clarita city commission members said during this week's study session on the 2013-14 city budget.
While several members of the Santa Clarita City Council expressed support for the idea of splitting up Los Angeles County during a special study session, they also expressed reservation with the city expending resources to lead the charge.
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.