Before the citizens of the 38th District sent Cameron Smyth to the California Assembly, and before he ascended to the Santa Clarita City Council, he worked on the staff of Republican state Sen. Pete Knight. His duties included acting in the role of representative for Knight at various community functions, which cynics found a rather lucrative and time-effective way of running for local office while also earning a paycheck.
Planning a trip out of town?
If you take a look at the desks of most business owners, there will be stacks of paper, files, books, magazines, knick knacks, post-it notes, a coffee cup, a computer monitor and a name plate.
Nearly 500 Santa Clarita homes and businesses were without power after a single-car crash left one person injured and knocked out a utility pole just after 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Friday, Jan. 28
Monday is the registration deadline for local residents who want to vote in the Feb. 15 special state Senate election. The 17th District race is between Republican candidate Sharon Runner and Democrat Darren Parker.
Aggi Ochin dries a group of synthetic silk parasols in a field near Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia on Friday. The colorful hand-painted FlowerSols are used to shade heat-sensitive plants from the sun. Local residents Ochin and Michael Grossman wholesale the Chinese-made FlowerSols to the Green Thumb Nursery in Newhall and five other locations.
Local home-schooling families interested in learning about the Aspire, Plan, Achieve, Reflect, Thrive charter school in Canyon Country can attend an information session at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Carmela Louise Bakery, 28112 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus.
Santa Clarita veterans who lost their lives serving in Iraq or Afghanistan will soon be honored on one of the valley's newest roadways.
Maybe your children have finally moved out. Maybe they've just moved back in. Maybe you just came into some money or had a convenient "covered" disaster. But, somehow, you find yourself changing things up inside your home. And if you are redecorating and/or repainting your home, you've got to choose your colors carefully, as you may have to look at them for a very long time.
Last year marked the city of Santa Clarita's lowest crime rate ever, and substantial reductions in crime for the Santa Clarita Valley as a whole. This accomplishment is attributable to many factors including the proactive work of our deputies, dedicated city and county leadership, effective allocation of resources and perhaps most importantly, an engaged and involved community.
First Presbyterian Church of Newhall will launch its 2011 seven-class session of Life Academy on Sunday, giving the local community access to in-depth studies of the Bible as part of the church's free adult-education program.
Cloudy skies have made Southern California look a bit wintry but thermometers continue to insist it's summer.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - In just a few years, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped turn California's budget deficits into surpluses, persuaded Californians to raise taxes and quieted the complaints of many political opponents.
FRESNO (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit the Central Valley of California on Wednesday, joining three Republican colleagues to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief, a congressional aide said Tuesday.
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Members said farewell to an outgoing chairman, and hello to the 2014 chairman of the board of directors at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's 90th annual installation ceremonies Friday night.
When you think of California do words like innovative, leading-edge and trendy come to mind? A place where new ideas first take root before they become woven into the very fabric of the national culture and industrial base before becoming recognized around the world as being uniquely "American". If so, you may be surprised to learn that in one area, the critical business process of selecting and hiring new employees, California is lagging behind the rest of the country.
Energizer Bunnies keep going and going and going – and for a time, it looked like Buck McKeon would be equally perpetual in motion to those furry little drumbeaters. The man is after all, 75, and still beating war drums while running circles around most of us. Yet now it seems that both Buck the man, and his underlying message of perpetual militarism may be running down, with time well deserved for some R and R away from the military industrial complex.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - It's been so much fun winning their past seven games, the Columbus Blue Jackets don't want to quit now.
The Hart Indians boys basketball team is tough to beat.
Works of beloved comedian Charley Chase and Betty Compson lead the way with these older films and TV movies now on DVD for the first time. (Available online at warnerarchive.com)
SALT LAKE CITY - When son Lucas Irwin couldn't come home during summer break from college, Susan and Jeff Irwin were disappointed but understanding. But they didn't know it was all part of Irwin's plan to give them an unforgettable Christmas present revealing his 130-pound weight loss.
Recent graduates may not be ready for the workforce for a reason increasingly common in the 21st century: soft skills, or the lack thereof. According to USA Today, businesses say potential employees "lack the proper business skills and other professional abilities that will help make them good employees."
A Saugus woman has turned herself in concerning a hit and run that happened more than a year and a half ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three men have been charged in federal court with illegally setting a campfire that erupted into a wildfire and burned five homes in the Southern California mountains.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie sought to turn back the clock as he was sworn into a second term Tuesday, saying voters gave him a mandate in November to "stay the course" and put aside partisan differences, even as Democrats ramped up an investigation into whether his administration abused its power.