Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, announced Tuesday that the California Assembly will recognize Patti Rasmussen as "Woman of the Year" for the 38th Assembly District. Rasmussen has served the local community for more than 25 years.
Bill Hoffer of the National Weather Service said Santa Clarita recorded some of the highest wind gusts in all of Southern California on Monday night. Saugus recorded wind gusts of 71 mph at 9 p.m., he said. Byron Moline, the city of Santa Clarita's general services manager, said the city cleared several trees and other debris from the city's roadways Tuesday morning.
Recently, you may have read about the number of job opportunities locally available in Santa Clarita's advanced-manufacturing industry.
If there's anything that we do not like to think or talk about, it's old age and dying - the latter being an anathema surrounded by a few jokes.
On Thursday and Friday, the Tea Gardens will be donating 15 percent of purchases to the SCV Emergency Winter Shelter. No flyer is needed. The Tea Gardens is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and located at 26111 Bouquet Canyon Road in Santa Clarita.
Significant proposed rate increases for all Santa Clarita area water customers, to build new water filtration plants to deal with the chloride levels local water, are the subject of the Valley Industrial Association's monthly luncheon on March 15. The event is open to both members and non-members.
Rioux Park walking group
The Santa Clarita Skyhawks developmental football team kicks off its 2011 season on Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m. when the Skyhawks host the San Diego Thunder at Canyon High School.
Nationwide, car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers.
After School Rock, an afterschool music program at Hubbadaddy's Studios, is accepting students for its next 2011 session.
Santa Clarita Transit kicks off the launch of a new volunteer Senior Transit Ambassador Program at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center on Wednesday, March 9. Join city staff and senior citizens from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to learn about local transit and how to volunteer to encourage other senior community members to get on board and explore.
The California Highway Patrol has launched a 10-month enhanced enforcement effort to reduce the number of fatal and injury collisions involving drugs and alcohol on Highway 14.
Officials from the Postal Inspectors and Postal Services Consumer Affairs will hold an information session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the main Valencia post office as part of National Consumer Protection Week.
The city of Santa Clarita is inviting local residents to sign up for a one-day tour to the J. Paul Getty Villa Museum in Malibu on March 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saugus High School will host an orientation and open house for incoming ninth-graders at 5:30 p.m. March 17.
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The American man who launched a suicide bombing against Syrian government troops grew up in Central Florida and attended several colleges in the state before dropping out and moving abroad.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters are alarmed by a string of corruption scandals in Sacramento, but most feel any wrongdoing is not widespread, a poll indicated Saturday.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirms that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him after a round at the Memorial tournament. He says he is cooperating and has done nothing wrong.
Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape in many war zones. And in California, a murderous rampage by a disturbed young man who had depicted sorority members as a prime target.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.
Sport Chalet Valencia will host a free fishing seminar led by fishing professionals this upcoming Tuesday.
The California Department of Transportation will close lanes on Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley next week as part of a truck lanes improvement project that began in mid-2012.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As governors, businesses and environmentalists brace for new limits on power plant pollution, President Barack Obama is casting his unprecedented effort to curb greenhouse gases as essential to protect the health and wellbeing of children.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Beset by growing evidence of patient delays and cover-ups, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned from President Barack Obama's Cabinet Friday, taking the blame for what he decried as a "lack of integrity" in the sprawling health care system for the nation's military veterans.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play, and the Chicago Blackhawks forced a decisive seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.
During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included grand theft autos, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle, and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.