When local water officials crunched water consumption numbers this week, those numbers might have tasted a bit diffierent - perhaps a bit sweeter - in light of last week's dire drought proclamation made by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
After a full day in bankruptcy court Tuesday, Delaware lawyers representing the firm that owns The Newhall Land and Farming Company succeeded in getting almost everything they asked for, including permitted access to use $35 million to carry on day-to-day business.
Newhall Land is not going out of business, despite a petition by its parent company last weekend to file for bankruptcy protection.
Two boys from Santa Clarita died in Iraq.
On Sunday, their service and the service paid by scores of other local military heroes to our country was honored, not with a gun salute or a parade down Main Street, but with a simple invitation to stroll through gardens of flowers and a simple message - remember those who serve.
Mandatory water rationing is not "in the cards" for Santa Clarita Valley residents, local water officials said in response to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proclamation Wednesday of a statewide drought.
"We're in a good position and we don't have to draw on any backup water supplies," said Dan Masnada, general manager of the Castaic Lake Water Agency.
A 492-unit Canyon Country housing development was approved by county supervisors Wednesday, clearing the way for grading of more than 500 acres of land.
Dubbed "Park Place," the development would be located in Tick Canyon at the very eastern edge of Canyon Country at the end of Shadow Pines Boulevard.
The green and gold graduating class of 2008 marked the 40th anniversary of Canyon High School's opening last night as close to 600 students graduated Tuesday night.
Local water activists are saddened today now that a proposed law promising to slow development through tougher conditions set on groundwater assessment has been struck down in Sacramento.
Assembly Bill AB2046 requires water suppliers such as the Castaic Lake Water Agency to submit to the state the quantity and quality of groundwater being assessed in relation to supplying that water ultimately to an identified group, such as a 500-unit housing development.
Local water officials have renewed their contract with a San Francisco consulting firm despite an 11th hour increase of 67 percent in the company's last bill and concerns voiced by one board member about "routine work" continually being farmed out to experts.
As the population grows in Santa Clarita Valley, so will the number of "cop shops."
Just as Eddie LeGault was about to bowl a perfect game, everyone inside Valencia Lanes stopped.
The only thing that cost the Castaic Lake Water Agency more money in March than water itself was consultants.
When the Big One hits Santa Clarita some will likely die, many will be injured and many buildings will be destroyed.
You can expect to hear plenty of grunting from inside the College of the Canyons gymnasium this summer as young recruits continue training for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, despite a call this week for a formal review of the training that goes on there and at other academies.
What you won't see at the academy, however, are recruits adjusting their hair in the mirror or practising their smiles for TV cameras.
If anyone should actually ever attend a water meeting they can expect to be videotaped.
The Finance and Administrative Committee of the Castaic Lake Water Agency is going to recommend the agency's board of directors hire a video company to install cameras at four agency locations at a total cost of $330,000.
A Sheriff's Department lieutenant who lives in Santa Clarita was among six sworn officers found guilty Tuesday of obstruction of justice for interfering with a federal civil rights investigation at the Men's Central Jail.
The seven-year plan to clean up groundwater on the contaminated Whittaker-Bermite site will be tweaked according to comments made by concerned Santa Clarita Valley residents, according to the state agency monitoring the cleanup.
Local sheriff's deputies investigating recent robberies reported on bike paths in Canyon Country have arrested one juvenile and are looking for another youth following raids on two locations today, according to a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Jenna Marie Coleman, found dead in a jail cell Saturday, appears to be Santa Clarita Valley's latest heroin-related casualty, according to a sergeant with the local sheriff's narcotics section.
The victim of a fatal boating accident on Pyramid Lake Sunday has been identified as 52-year-old Rick Tanovan, of West Covina, as the lake search for his friend, continues, according to county sheriff and coroner officials.
One juror was replaced with an alternate today as deliberations entered their second week in the trial of six Sheriff's Department sworn personnel accused of obstructing the FBI in its investigation of jail wrongdoing.
A woman was injured and taken to the hospital Sunday after a motorist allegedly hit her car as she was getting something out of the vehicle, an investigator with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Traffic Section said.
A motorist survived a harrowing plunge of more than 100-foot down a ravine in Agua Dulce Sunday, according to law enforcement and fire officials.
When it comes to disaster preparedness, the folks at the Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club are the ones law enforcement and fire officials look to for keeping the lines of communication open and Sunday was their day to prove it.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies have broken up a homeless encampment in the Santa Clara River wash near Bouquet Creek and Valencia Boulevard, arresting some of the denizens, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station said Thursday.
A Valencia man suspected of being the driver in hit-and-run crash that knocked a pedestrian 50 feet into the air was on probation for a theft conviction at the time of the collision, a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Thursday.
The lone charge against a Canyon Country woman for the attempted murder of a Newhall man was dismissed this week, a District Attorney's Office spokesman said Wednesday.
The suspicious-looking vest that sparked Monday's four-hour bomb scare in Valencia did exactly what it was supposed to do - mimic a "suicide vest" - because it was a movie prop stolen from a Santa Clarita Valley home, a sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday.
A man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of domestic assault after he was pulled over by more than a dozen sheriff's deputies for erratic driving.
A man arrested for parental abduction after he was found in Louisiana with his daughter, a 2-year-old Castaic girl missing for two months, is now serving a 92-day sentence in Los Angeles County jail, a D.A. spokesman said Tuesday.