Security is being tightened around Santa Clarita water plants despite the Castaic Lake Water Agency reporting no direct threats targeting its facilities. When it comes to the agency's buildings and grounds, topping the list of the agency's goals for the 2008/2009 fiscal year is installation of a video surveillance system put in place at each of its two water treatment plants and its two pumping stations.
Scientists and animal specialists are reviewing data today to determine what caused a young American bison to die suddenly Wednesday morning at William S. Hart Park. The bison, about one year old, died suddenly after emerging from a general anesthetic administered by a local veterinarian, as part of a routine castration procedure.
SAN FERNANDO - A prosecutor on the verge of tears and a juror nearly fainting delayed closing arguments at the Esperanza Castro murder trial Tuesday as both sides continue to revisit the evidence. Deputy District At-torney Paula Gonzales was granted extra time to prepare the last segment of her final argument when Superior Court Judge Burt Pines questioned her well-being.
SAN FERNANDO - Prosecutors began their closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of a Canyon Country woman accused of killing her husband, focusing on "contradictory statements" she had made to investigators.
It was a different world on April 6, 1970, when four young California Highway Patrol officers were shot and killed in one of the state's bloodiest gun battles. What's now the Santa Clarita Valley was then a patchwork of farms and ranches, dotted with small businesses. What happened on that day 38 years ago, however, shattered the valley's quiet forever with a violence that echoes today.
A memorial service honoring four California Highway Patrol officers Friday morning caused many veteran law enforcement officers to reflect on one of the bloodiest gun battles ever witnessed in America. On April 6, 1970, four CHP officers were shot and killed in the line of duty.
Are you smarter than a fifth-grader when it comes to environmental issues? Volunteering representatives of local agencies had an opportunity on Thursday to find out at the second annual Rio Vista Elementary School Environmental Awareness and Career Day. "I'm amazed at how intelligent these kids are," said Eduardo Escobedo, counselor for Los Angeles Trade Tech, one of the mentors at the event. "I've talked to high school students and 90 percent of the kids here ...
The Old Road is now the synchronized road. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich met with representatives of Castaic and West Ranch on Wednesday to flip the switch on synchronized traffic signals along the western road that runs parallel to Interstate 5.
The world just got smaller Wednesday with the first ever bus ride to LA/Palmdale Regional Airport from Canyon Country.
Next time you're stuck on the Golden State Freeway inside the Newhall Pass, imagine a beehive of townhomes clustered up along the steep eastern ridge.
If a line is being drawn in the sand anywhere in Los Angeles County, Sandor Winger is the man who draws that line. His official title is "Executive Director of the Local Agency Formation Commission for the County of Los Angeles."
"High School Musical" isn't just a hit kid's movie, it's a way of life for the drama students at Rio Norte Junior High School.
It's not just a federal stimulus check that's going to be in the mailbox this spring. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Santa Clarita homeowners are expected to receive refunds averaging around $660 per household following an ongoing reassessment of diminished local property values.
The rush for a better flush has prompted local water officials to offer Santa Clarita Valley homeowners a second batch of toilet rebate vouchers.
There's a sale on water right now in Yuba County, and local water officials are expected to take full advantage of the deal.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives investigating a crash in Valencia that claimed the life of a 72-year-old man were trying to notify his family about the fatality today, a detective said.
A Caltrans worker was injured and taken to the hospital Wednesday following a two-truck collision on Interstate 5 just south of the Highway 126 overpass, fire and law enforcement officials said.
All the photos of the smiling couple on display Tuesday at Real Life Church - riding dirt bikes, swimming, tossing a baseball and riding horses - reminded hundreds of friends that the funeral service was a celebration of life.
A Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife pleaded not guilty today to a charge of attempted murder, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.
Family and friends of Nicole Lynn Hoffman and Robert Corona Jr., who were killed more than a week ago in a traffic collision, say they are expecting scores of well-wishers at a funeral service scheduled for the couple Tuesday.
Environmental inspectors have determined the Saugus Speedway property, which abuts the contaminated Whittaker-Bermite land, has been satisfactorily cleaned up and is approved for its current use, a state official said Monday.
A man suspected of having snatched a cell phone and iPad from the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel Monday morning was followed and arrested by sheriff's deputies a block away within a couple of minutes, said Sgt. Gary Miller of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Local sheriff's deputies were looking for two robbers who stole about $400 in clothing from a store inside the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall Sunday, a lieutenant said.
Expecting more than 3,000 people at this year's Thanksgiving feast in Newhall, the couple who started the holiday tradition have aligned with the South Valley Church as a way of dealing with the hundreds of donations they expect to receive.
They got dirty for clean water Sunday when runners took part in a fundraising mud run for Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines.
More than 400 runners turned out Sunday for the inaugural HandsOn Santa Clarita 5k/10k race at Six Flags Magic Mountain, and organizers said they couldn't be happier.
Those wishing to pay their respects to Anthony "Tony" Marincola, one of Santa Clarita Valley's most noted World War II veterans, are invited to attend his funeral service Saturday.
SANTA CLARITA - Six people were taken to the hospital Tuesday following a three-vehicle traffic collision in Saugus, a sheriff's deputy said.
Santa Clarita Valley's Filipino community was mobilizing Tuesday to provide aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan - some knowing their families' homes were destroyed and others uncertain of their loved ones' survival.
SANTA CLARITA - A candlelight vigil to honor a local couple killed in a weekend traffic collision in Mojave is scheduled to take place tonight at Central Park, said one of the event organizers.