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
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers' former stadium.
Richie's Fight for Life Foundation's Fun Run is about a search for the reason a seven-year old boy is dying.
Chiquita Canyon, an innovative local business that is also home to a 9.2 megawatt clean energy facility, and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) celebrated their third annual Found Art Scholarship Program and announced the recipients of more than $8,000 in scholarship monies. The announcement – which was made at a gallery reception featuring more than a dozen artwork submissions – marks the third year of the highly successful art recognition program, which honors local art students.
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) - The drivers of a FedEx truck and bus that collided in a fiery accident earlier this month both started their work days in Sacramento.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A late-season Pacific storm brought rain and snow to California on Friday, though it was not expected to make much of a dent in the state's ongoing drought.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA is concerned about recent violence in Brazil less than two months before it hosts the World Cup but remains confident the country will stage "the biggest party on Earth," FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil said Thursday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.
In many American households, and certainly in my home, pets are members of the family. According to a survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association, our dogs are the nation's favorite pet, with approximately 43 million households owning one or more of our four-legged friends.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." ~ U.S. Constitution, Amendment 1.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.
The Vikings needed some heroics to get past Hart on Thursday afternoon at Valencia High School, and luckily Britney Ross-Smith was up for the challenge.
Being a grownup is hard. Daily life is busy. Somedays there just isn't enough time. It is easy to get down on ourselves when our to-do list isn't complete each night, and our list of projects continually grows. Life can seem chaotic as we try to balance time running errands, cleaning the house and managing the family. No matter how organized you may feel, life and its craziness just doesn't seem to stop.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.