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.
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Those cute family decals that show family members and pets may be attracting the wrong kind of attention, according to first responders, who warn that the pictures, taken with other stickers on the car, may provide criminals with too much information.
Carrying leather-bound copies of scripture to church is so 20th century, a recent study indicates, and experts predict a continuing shift from print to palmtop device, such as a smartphone or tablet.
On Father's Day, I gave 40 small children at church paper ties. I asked them to write or draw words of wisdom from their fathers. They looked confused so I explained. I said, "Write or draw what your father tells you. What advice does he give you?" They wrote and colored vigorously for a few minutes until I asked someone to share.
SEATTLE (AP) - One of the six climbers presumed dead after a fall on Mount Rainier was a vice president of Intel Corp. in Southeast Asia.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The flight crew that died in a fiery crash aboard Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz's private plane this weekend had flown for the millionaire businessman and philanthropist for a decade, and among them was a pilot who survived an earlier fatal crash, relatives said Monday.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you.
Summer is a time for lemonade, swimsuits and sunscreen. Days are longer, and no school means there is more time to spend together as a family. Every year, I have set a goal to accomplish a list of things I want to do over the course of the summer with my family. Unfortunately, by the time summer rolls to an end, my list isn't even near completion. Year after year, I realize that I wasted my summer and didn't take full advantage of the extra sunlight and warm weather that I could enjoy with the people I care ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits?
A joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's state universities plan to hire 700 full-time faculty members, putting the skids on years of class and staff reductions prompted by state budget cuts.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.