Jason Andrew Rifkind, a 2004 graduate of Valencia High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of California, Davis received his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law on May 14.
Summer arrived with a scorching blast of heat this week. Okay, that was enough summer for me. I'm ready for fall.
Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Parks Bureau will be enforcing "BUI" laws - that's "boating under the influence - at Castaic and Pyramid lakes this weekend.
From the time we can start to walk and talk, there seems to be an inner drive in all of us to succeed.
Homelessness is a serious and often-overlooked problem in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Two events occurred in the SCV in June, one of little note and one of great moment.
This week's blaze in Acton has shown that fire season is upon us once again - and we should not be complacent just because we had a wet winter and spring.
Supporters of an Acton treehouse-builder are throwing a barbecue on Sunday, and everybody is invited, the organizers said Friday.
Ham radio Field Day
Ten Santa Clarita Valley Boy Scouts have earned the religious emblem for their Catholic faith, and were honored during a special Presentation Mass held May 15 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.
The California Transportation Commission has set aside $53.6 million to build four miles of truck lanes on a portion of Interstate 5 to Highway 14 in the Santa Clarita Valley, the agency announced this week.
"The richest person in the world - in fact all the riches in the world - couldn't provide you with anything like the endless, incredible loot available at your local library." -Malcolm Forbes
Cole McCreery just finished up a week of learning about God, singing songs, making crafts and playing games at First Presbyterian Church of Newhall's vacation Bible school.
I don't usually write consecutive columns about the same topic, but this situation seems to be careening out of control and our government seems impotent to stop it.
Editor's note: About 50 percent of the water consumed in the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground water sources.
The relatively small country of Italy (compared to the USA) has managed to take in more than 70,000 illegal immigrants (refugees) fleeing poverty, war and oppression in Northern Africa.
BALTIMORE (AP) - There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.
A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex to discuss the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion that would double the daily disposal tonnage at the site from 6,000 to 12,000 tons and expand the landfill itself by some 143 acres.
Since its program started just over two years ago, Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, with the support of Newhall and surrounding communities, has collected more than 500 cell phones and accessories that provided more than 31,000 minutes of call time to U.S. service men and women.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.
NEW YORK (AP) - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed decades ago.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up a three-day visit to Mexico on Wednesday, saying he will work with the U.S. government upon his return home to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is threatening to veto a spending bill drafted by House Republicans to deal with the influx of Central American minors at the U.S. border.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.
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A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.