Like tributaries of a river, local water agencies are coming together this week to forge a plan for better management of the Santa Clara River and to elicit state grant money to do the job.
Santa Clarita Valley is faring better than the rest of California as the statewide drought proclaimed a month ago by the governor continues to deepen, according to weather and water experts.
Conservation? What conservation? Santa Clarita Valley residents are using more water instead of less since local water officials asked them to start conserving two months ago, according to the latest figures tallied by the Santa Clarita Water Co. In its monthly water sales report prepared for its parent company, the Castaic Lake Water Agency, the local water purveyor reported an increase in water sales over the same period last year and a steady increase every ...
Sipping lemonade under the recycled roof was sweet. Nestled in the shade of several towering oak trees on Cross Street, off that winding extension of Market Street that meanders through the older section of Santa Clarita, sits the totally sustainable home of B.J. Atkins. In contrast to the history here and the oak roots so big and old and strong that they push up every neighbor's lawn, the Atkins home is on the cutting edge ...
Thirteen big old oak trees will have the summer to do what big old oak trees do. In the fall, however, developers of a senior citizen community planned for the west side of Santa Clarita are expected to work with a tree specialist to decide what's best for the environmentally protected heritage oaks. Some of the trees, perhaps all, may be dug up and planted somewhere else on or near the Lyons Canyon Ranch project, ...
As the cloud of dirt clears on this Santa Clarita Valley ranch, the door of the pickup truck swings open and out steps royalty that is unmistakable - the sequins, the tiara, the sash.
Santa Clarita Valley is pregnant with a new community. The characteristics of that community - its name, its size, incorporated, not incorporated, a mix of other community profiles - are all still be realized. What's important, according to county and local politicians, is that residents will be the determining parents of that new community - whatever shape and character it takes on. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors took the next step ...
The Newhall Land and Farming Co. and 20 other debtors listed in a bankruptcy petition filed earlier this month by LandSource Communities Development LLC are settling in for a long court case.
When Wendy Langhans leads a small band of hikers back from a night hike through Towsley Canyon, she stops halfway down the trail and points across The Old Road to a place in the dark, under the stars.
Local water officials gave developers of the Copper Creek North project the green light last night when they promised to deliver water to nearly 500 new homes proposed by the builder.
If you're thinking of washing your car at home you better do it soon, and when you do, you better have the garden hose fitted with a shutoff nozzle.
Local water officials are expected to hear tonight about the state's "impending water crisis" and about implications of the governor's recent declaration of a drought, from the lobbyists they pay to stay close to politicians in Sacramento. Lobbyists Ralph F. Simoni and Dennis K. Albiani of California Advocates, Inc., are expected to debrief members of the Castaic Lake Water Agency's Government Relations and Outreach Committee tonight via conference call on the implications of the governor ...
The City of Santa Clarita is having a block party. Before you start putting your barbecue in the trunk and your drinks on ice, however, be aware that the party is open only to those who live in a particular neighborhood, specially chosen by City officials.
Imagine hundreds of moms and dads strolling the halls of Valencia Valley Elementary School, casually looking at yards and yards of blank walls.
Local water officials would consider buying Valencia Water Co. should the water retailer be put up for sale, according to Dan Masnada, general manager of the Castaic Lake Water Agency.
SANTA CLARITA - A registered sex offender accused of annoying a young girl at a local department store has been ordered to stand trial for his alleged crime, court officials said Tuesday.
SANTA CLARITA - Local sheriff's deputies were looking for the driver of a 1994 Nissan pickup truck Tuesday after he was seen stealing a bicycle from a home in Stevenson Ranch, a sheriff's lieutenant said.
City workers are gearing up to fight a tough plant that's taking over precious Santa Clarita Valley watershed.
SANTA CLARITA - An off-duty sheriff's deputy who allegedly fired his service weapon in the air after prankster kids rang his doorbell has been temporarily relieved of duty and is under investigation, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Monday.
SANTA CLARITA - A Canyon Country businessman who heads a natural products company remains behind bars without bail today, accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife, according to officials and court documents.
There was plenty of "wow" at the 13th Annual Bow-Wows and Meows pet adoption event Sunday after hundreds of pet owners showed up at William S. Hart Regional Park with their furry four-legged loved ones for a variety of reasons.
If there was any doubt the Santa Clarita Valley was a family community, then a trip to Sunday's Kid Expo at Golden Valley High School would convince them.
A man was injured and taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after his car crashed into the center divider on Interstate 5 near Calgrove Boulevard, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
SANTA CLARITA - One of two people arrested in a Valencia drug raid three months ago was sentenced Monday to a drug-diversion program and to three years' probation, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.
Explosives experts were called Monday to dispose of a grenade found in a Newhall house, a local sheriff's lieutenant said.
SANTA CLARITA - Every dog has its day, so the saying goes, but Sunday was it for more than a dozen local canines - big and small, shaggy and not - who were blessed at an annual ceremony at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.
SANTA CLARITA - A Saugus man arrested on suspicion he concealed the whereabouts of a 17-year-old girl struggling with drug abuse has been sentenced to five years probation after pleading no contest to a lesser crime, according to court officials and documents.
SANTA CLARITA - A Castaic man shot and killed at his home Sunday following a brief confrontation with sheriff's deputies is remembered today by coworkers as a film industry veteran committed to the craft of audio post-production.
Scores of women, many of them breast cancer survivors, showed up Sunday for the Soroptimist of Santa Clarita Valley's 10th annual Bras for a Cause fundraiser, themed "Bras of Broadway" this year. Before the stylish fringed "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" bra was auctioned, Oriana John had her eyes on it. She was one of more than a hundred event participants who came to the Tournament Players Club Valencia and who were invited to bid ...
Coroner's investigators have identified the man whose body was found in Newhall Sunday morning as 26-year-old Travis Newman, according to coroner and sheriff's officials.