A group of teachers and parents wave to passing cars on Valencia Boulevard in front of City Hall in Santa Clarita on Friday. The group was protesting state budget cuts to education. Nearly 80 Santa Clarita Valley teachers have been laid off this year as local educators prepare for another year of funding cuts from the state. In recent years, local school districts have been forced to shorten the school year, increase class sizes and cut programs.
The Valley Industrial Association hosted a business-to-business reception at the Valencia Gateway Center in Valencia on Wednesday.
A duck stands on the dock at the boat launch ramp of the Castaic Lakes upper lake, where 50 mile-an-hour winds whipped up 2-foot swells and kept all boats off the lake on Tuesday.
Krista Taylor, top, of Fun and Discovery Entertainment creates a huge bubble over Josh Jiru, 4, a preschool student in one of six special day class at Leona Cox Community School in Canyon Country.
The dance training at Live Oak and Castaic elementary schools was arranged in partnership with the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.
California poppies bloom along The Old Road near Magic Mountain Parkway on Thursday.
Rancho Pico Junior High School eighth-graders Jason Taw-Say, middle, and Michael Petras, right, measure the diameter of an apple pie Michael and his mother baked for Pi Day on Monday. The students' at the Stevenson Ranch school were assigned the task of using existing math skills to visualize how pi works to find the circumference of a circle.
ROTC cadets move into position as they assault an enemy bunker during paintball training exercises at Paintball USA in Santa Clarita on Saturday.
The main attractions of the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival took off Saturday morning, with around 25 hot air balloons joining the festivities in Santa Paula.
Art Slam is part of the city's Thursdays at Newhall series, which includes three different events held on different Thursdays throughout the month on Main Street in Newhall.
Students at Academy of the Canyons celebrated their graduation Saturday morning with a ceremony at College of the Canyons in Valencia.
Bowman High School
300 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownies planted an estimated 5,000 American flags on the graves of people with military service in honor of Memorial Day at Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary in Newhall on Saturday.
Trinity Classical Academy Head of School, Liz Caddow, leads 21 students in the 2014 graduation ceremony on campus in Valencia on Saturday.
Val Verde residents and other community members can explore artifacts on display from a time capsule buried in 1939 as the cornerstone of the Val Verde swimming pool, which was unearthed in 1994.
Dance, music, tradition and celebration brightened up the streets of Old Town Newhall at the annual Cinco de Mayo event, "A Celebration of Latino Culture," presented by the Latino Chamber of Commerce on Saturday.
Last night brought the third installment in this year's Art Slam series on Main Street in Newhall.
Eighth graders at Rancho Pico Junior High School in Stevenson Ranch got an out-of-this-world lesson Wednesday during the Shuttle Simulator Project.
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