By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer Santa Clarita Valley residents jumped right on the Thanksgiving night shopping opportunities as retailers enticed Black Friday shoppers into stores Thursday nationwide. "It's Black Thursday and Friday combined," said Jackie Fernandez, a retail expert at the consulting firm Deloitte. "This is going to be a new normal of how we shop." Hundreds of local shoppers were lined up outside the Sears store at Westfield Valencia Town Center at 8 ...
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has proposed a countywide task force charged with addressing the problem of sex trafficking of minors in the foster care system.
After more than two years of setbacks, delays and rescheduling, Saugus Union School District officials estimate the work at Emblem Elementary School is now 85 percent complete.
Long lines and chilly weather did little to dampen the enthusiasm of local shoppers as stores opened their doors for Black Friday sales.
While their sponsors remain officially optimistic, two congressional bills to halt a giant open-pit mine in Canyon Country appear to be dead in the water - at least in their current forms - as the 112th Congress wraps up.
Erum Jones calls her position as the new principal of Rancho Pico Junior High School a "dream come true."
Buoyed by the recent school bond successes of two other local school districts, members of the Saugus Union School District board are considering a districtwide bond measure.
A two-vehicle crash in Acton injured three people Wednesday and sent at least one person to the hospital, according to officials.
It's not just Black Friday anymore. Call it Sooty Sunday, Murky Monday or Tenebrific Tuesday.
To Tom Cole, Santa Clarita's new community development director, his job presents an opportunity to apply his efforts toward making the Santa Clarita Valley a better place to work and live.
Local school district officials report they're pleased at the passage of Proposition 30 this month, but they warn it will not be a magic cure-all for the fiscal woes of local schools.
While the Bruins and the Trojans battled at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, smaller, generally good-natured clashes were waged between their respective fans in sports bars and restaurants around the state - and the Santa Clarita Valley was no exception.
Two lanes of the northbound Interstate 5 just north of Lyons Avenue were closed for hours Saturday as crews worked to remove an overturned garbage truck there.
A three-car crash in Canyon Country killed one and seriously injured two others early this morning, according to a California Highway Patrol official.
While less than one-third of students statewide were in good physical shape according to state fitness tests, the results locally were a bit rosier, according to numbers released this week.
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.
Dozens of community members were on hand Saturday evening in Central Park in Saugus for the eighth annual Evening of Remembrance, which is meant to remember young people who died in traffic incidents in and around the Santa Clarita Valley.
SANTA CLARITA - The low thunder of a drum beat cuts through the air.
SANTA CLARITA - After an hour-long forum with the five candidates vying for seats on the Saugus district board Thursday night, the Saugus Teachers Association decided to endorse the three incumbents up for re-election in November.
SANTA CLARITA - Facing an influx of inmates as a result of state prison realignment, supervisors are looking outside the borders of Los Angeles County to house some of the county's criminals.
SANTA CLARITA - Bolstered by passage of the Proposition 30 tax hikes in November, College of the Canyons is projecting a budget increase this year, though officials say that even with the increase the college's budget is still below what it was before the recession.
Chris Fall has decided to give up his claim to a seat on the Hart district board, ending a saga that began in August with Fall's resignation from the board over a potential conflict of interest.
Hundreds of people flocked to Valencia's Bridgeport Park Saturday to take part in the first Santa Clarita Walk to End Alzheimer's event, put on by the Alzheimer's Association to raise money for and awareness about the disease.
SANTA CLARITA - Officials at College of the Canyons have stepped up enforcement of existing rules barring some public use of the college's track, a move that has drawn the ire of some Santa Clarita Valley residents.
SANTA CLARITA - The threatening grey clouds in the sky overhead did little to dampen the spirits of the 1,700-plus who turned out for Santa Clarita's 19th annual River Rally event held to clean up the waterways that feed into the Santa Clara River.
The gentle twangs of country music float from the radio of a parked car in Canyon Country, interrupted here and there by the clanging of a spray paint can.
SANTA CLARITA - It's been about three months since the seat of Saugus district board member Stephen Winkler was declared vacant, but the decision to do so is still undergoing a lengthy state review.