Editor's note: This is the second in a 12-part series taking a look at 2009 news in the Santa Clarita Valley. Along with heavy rains, February brought at least one ray of hope that the local economy would begin to rebound in 2009. City officials announced home sales in Santa Clarita have been increasing steadily over the last few years, thanks to cheaper home prices.
Editor's note: This is first in a 12-part series taking a look at 2009 news in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Living at the Polynesian Mobile Home Park has become a stressful waiting game for Larry Rodriguez. He's afraid he and his retired mother could be homeless within a couple of months after the New Year.
The first meeting of Santa Clarita's Arts Commission should be short and symbolic. The five members of the committee will be sworn in by the city clerk followed by a speech from Mayor Laurene Weste, said city spokeswoman Gail Ortiz. The committee will not be considering issues at the meeting, she said. Committee members will elect a chair and vice chair before adjourning to a small reception, Ortiz said. The meeting was kept short intentionally ...
Residents of the Polynesian Mobile Home Park pay $400 to $675 a month to rent a space in the early 1960s-era park that sits in a Newhall creek basin.
Councilman Frank Ferry has never been afraid to tell people what's on his mind. "I'm very blunt," Ferry said. "It gets me in trouble all the time; 80 percent of people think I'm funny and 20 percent don't get my sense of humor." The outgoing mayor's colorful personality has been the driving force behind his creative and campy outreach to Santa Clarita's youth. And some of his outbursts have also become YouTube fodder. Ferry, who ...
Harrison Katz, a College of the Canyons student planning to make a run at the City Council, has a bit of a political pedigree.
Two Saugus water wells were shut down more than a decade ago because they were contaminated with perchlorate, a toxic byproduct of rocket fuel production. But soon, they might be running again.
A 19-year-old college student said he will throw his hat into the ring and enter in the race for next April's Santa Clarita City Council election.
Used coffee cups, broken glass and empty liquor bottles decorate a dry stretch of the Santa Clara River bed.
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center sits next to a doughnut shop and across from a tattoo parlor at the back of the Soledad Plaza Shopping Center.
The Newhall Library - the planned building the city hopes will become the $25 million focal point of downtown - is going to be built using recycled trash bags and sawdust.
After outgoing Mayor Frank Ferry handed the gavel to new Mayor Laurene Weste, the Santa Clarita City Council expanded the city's budget by $30 million, and set aside more than $2 million to fund the second phase of streetscaping in Old Town Newhall.
The City Council will decide whether to add $10 million to this year's budget at Tuesday's meeting.
When the owners of a yoga studio in downtown Newhall retired about a month ago, Laurie Jacobs decided it was up to her to make sure residents had a place to stretch.