Film and TV productions bring revenue and jobs to Santa Clarita. You might run into a film crew any day. Here are productions that are currently shooting in town:
Jews around the world including the Santa Clarita Valley cleaned their houses, cars and offices Monday and cooked furiously in last-minute preparations for the weeklong holiday of Passover, which began at sundown Monday and marks the biblical story of the Israelites' exodus from Egypt.
Authorities say a 15-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a car on the Antelope Valley Freeway near Acton walked into the path of an oncoming car.
Starting this Earth Day, April 22, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will launch a series of 50 stories for 50 consecutive weekdays that will explore the many ways accelerating climate change is impacting or may impact fish and wildlife across America. No geographic region is immune.
The state awarded Placerita Canyon Nature Center a $1 million grant for installing new exhibits and signs, according to a Los Angeles County statement Friday.
I am most disappointed by the William S. Hart Union High School District board's decision to yet again delay the decision to purchase the site for a high school.
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SCV Helping Hand recipient for the week ending April 17, 2011:
Army Pvt. Keith Mulhern has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Cameron Letz has made the Dean's List at California Lutheran University for the fall semester 2010. In order to quality for the Dean's List full-time students must achieve a minimum of a 3.6 grade point average. After graduation Letz plans on living in Japan with the JET program (Japanese English Translator).
Tanner Diaz, a 2009 Honors graduate from William S. Hart High School in Newhall was recently named to the Dean's List at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he is in his second year as an engineering student. He is the son of Ray and Susan Diaz, of Valencia.
Dr. Joel S. Miller of Valencia was awarded a Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists at their recent convention in Las Vegas.
Nathan Palmer bridged from a Weblo cub scout in Pack 490 Newhall Boy Scouts. He is the son of David and April Palmer of Castaic. He earned every possible achievement a cub scout can earn.
Army Pvt. Jaclyn M. Avila has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
To encourage residents of Castaic/West Ranch to enjoy the surf, sand, and surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will once again sponsor the Summer Beach Bus.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.
The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.
Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.
Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.
LONDON (AP) - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice.
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The American Film Institute's celebration of Jane Fonda was like a who's who of Hollywood women.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The faulty General Motors ignition switches blamed for dozens of crashes, some fatal, aren't the only reason a moving car can suddenly stall. It happened to Bill Van Tassel a couple of weeks ago, as he was steering his Mazda Miata around a turn on an Interstate onramp.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Gay Republicans in Texas said Friday they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative therapy" over worries that even tougher anti-gay language could be added to the party platform.
You are at the ball field watching your son's baseball game. You cheer him on as he rounds home plate. The crowd cheers. You look around as everyone rises to their feet and even though the stands are full, you feel alone.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's been a year on Broadway so unpredictable that the only thing for certain at the Tony Awards on Sunday is that Hugh Jackman will be the host. There have been no clear juggernauts - although some wonderful performances - and critics have largely bemoaned the lack of strong new good musicals and plays. In fact, the best revival categories this year easily overshadow anything new.
During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.