If a groundhog wakes up after sleeping all winter and alerts the world to more winter when it sees its shadow, what does it mean when a tortoise sleeps all winter, opens its eyes and goes back to sleep?
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital administrators are abandoning their "team nursing" program and introducing a more intimate model that allows nurses more time with fewer patients, hospital officials announced Thursday.
Water, water everywhere. That's the ecstatic sentiment voiced by Santa Clarita Valley's leading water man on hearing news the state is sending us more state water. "We're in fantastic shape," said Dan Masnada, general manager of the Castaic Lake Water Agency which contracts with the state to receive water from Northern California. "We have more than enough water to meet our needs," Masnada said Thursday. On Wednesday, the state Department of Water Resources said contractors ...
Santa Clarita city staff members are hoping for a chance to appear before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee so it can weigh in on the importance of the Cemex bill, officials said Wednesday.
Failed talks between doctors and administrators at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital have necessitated both parties meet with a mediator next week, the hospital's CEO said Tuesday.
Registered nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital have scheduled a candlelight vigil for next week to draw attention to their concerns about "team nursing," one of the hospital's staffing strategies, a nurse representative said Monday.
The most popular thing about the trees of City of Santa Clarita Earth Arbor Day Festival 2011 appeared to be the shade they provided to hundreds turning out for the environment.
A completed application form sits on the desk of local water official B. J. Atkins. It's his written request for appointment to a seat on the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. Atkins is on the fence about whether to mail it off to Sacramento for Gov. Jerry Brown's consideration. "I'm looking at what it takes in terms of time," he said. "I have a meeting (Wednesday night), a meeting Thursday. Every week, there's ...
Steve and Lisa Arakaki have worked hard all their lives - Steve toiling in the produce section of the neighborhood store, arranging oranges and limes, Lisa delivering bread for the Oroweat Baking Co.
A petition protesting "team nursing" and signed by more than 100 nurses at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital was sent to administrators last month, but a spokesman for the nurses said Friday no response has been received.
Imagine going to bed healthy and happy only to wake up the next morning a completely different person.
Sewer rates are likely going up, following a decision by the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District board of directors Thursday night.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital switches to a new housekeeping and food-preparation service next month, changing subcontractors after more than 10 years with the same firm.
Directors on the local Sanitation District board want to hear from ratepayers Thursday night on a proposed sewer-rate increase.
Law enforcement officers, eager to get the jump on crime trends that crop up in particular areas, are redrawing the small-town image of the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV's top cop said Monday.
One person was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries Thursday following a traffic collision involving a motorcycle and a car in Valencia, a Sheriff's Department spokeswoman said.
SAN FERNANDO - A woman suspected of being the "blond scammer" - who stalked other women at grocery stores, stealing their wallets and then using their IDs to obtain cash or expensive jewelry - appeared briefly in court today only to be arrested by Ventura County sheriff's deputies, a bailiff said.
Five people suspected of identity theft after being arrested at a Stevenson Ranch hotel this week made a court appearance Wednesday and were scheduled to be arraigned next month.
A Saugus man charged with three felonies for stealing from local women he romanced online received a suspended sentence and three years' probation this week after pleading no contest to the charges.
SAN FERNANDO - The lawyer representing a young Valencia man who made national news last fall for allegedly posting online comments about hurting children told a San Fernando Superior Court commissioner Wednesday he anticipates a "possible resolution" in the case.
Five people arrested at a Stevenson Ranch hotel Monday are expected to appear in court Wednesday on felony identity theft charges, a local sheriff's spokesman said.
A man was taken to the hospital today following a fist fight near the McDonalds Restaurant on Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country, emergency response officials said.
SAN FERNANDO - A 19-year-old man who admitted to a brutal rape last year, then tried to withdraw his admission, was sentenced to 43 years to life in prison Monday after a judge said he couldn't change his mind about the plea.
Sheriff's deputies arrested a man in Newhall this morning on suspicion he stole a van, a sheriff's spokesman said.
A 9-year-old girl who survived a vehicle crash that killed her father in Acton is expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday, a California Highway Patrol official said Monday.
More than 160 young people on their way to becoming police officers competed in a series of challenges Sunday similar to what law enforcement officers experience day to day.
A Castaic man was charged with attempted murder after he allegedly beat another man in a Sunland bar Monday night, using a "mini baseball bat," officials said Thursday.
SAN FERNANDO - Three men identified by prosecutors as Rollin 40s Crips gang members were ordered to stand trial Wednesday for a take-over bank robbery in Canyon Country last September.
A Valencia woman faces a felony hit-and-run charge today for allegedly hitting a bicyclist in Newhall on Friday, then leaving the scene, court papers show.