SACRAMENTO - Today, Senate Bill 685, authored by State Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) which could have saved California $7,177,442 per year by suspending salaries of specific State Boards and Commissioners who make more than $100,000 for one or two meetings per month, failed in the Senate Government Organization Committee 5 to 5.
As part of "National Volunteer Week," April 19 through April 25, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station recognized all the committed volunteers who devoted their time throughout the year towards making the Santa Clarita Valley a better and safer place to live.
Although no confirmed clusters of swine flu have been identified in the Santa Clarita Valley or even the Los Angeles region as of today, the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District has released a list of precautions that students and families can take to avoid catching or spreading the swine flu in particular and any virus in general.
Volunteers often help bridge the budgetary gaps Santa Clarita schools face but with this year's prolonged recession, volunteering has never been more needed.
The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons will be filled with harmonies May 1 when five choirs perform at the second annual Community College Choir Festival.
Thousands of students, faculty and administrators throughout California will celebrate "Early College Awareness Week" May 4-10 by joining political and business leaders to promote the value of higher education for all students and to build bridges between young people and higher education, regardless of the challenges students may face.
Community members turned up early to beat the crowds at the city and Sheriff's Second Annual "Safe & Secure" collection event held at the College of the Canyons campus on Saturday, April 25.
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About six months ago a grass-roots effort started with a few folks at the city of Santa Clarita and various Santa Clarita Valley business owners, business organizations and media outlets. The basic idea was a good one: Help to promote shopping locally to boost the economic well-being of Santa Clarita.
Rachel Scott's plan was to start a chain reaction of kindness. Unfortunately she was not able to fulfill her life plan, because she was the first person to be killed in the Columbine shooting.
Every once in a while, someone's act of kindness and compassion gives us hope about the world in which we live.
The Santa Clarita Stars Showteam received the highest honor of Top Scoring Overall Routine during the STARS West Regional Dance competition April 17 and 18 at Valencia High School.
SANTA CLARITA - Organizers of the Winter Magic & Lighted Boat Parade scheduled at Castaic Lake on Saturday have canceled the event, citing "pending weather conditions."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A suburban Nashville couple got more than they expected in their to-go order in a McDonald's drive-thru: A bag of cold cash.
Since the beginning of cityhood in 1987, the city of Santa Clarita has been spending significant time and money addressing blight with the goal of beautifying our city.
Congress will soon have to, again, discuss and debate the federal budget and debt ceiling - national crises which they "kicked down the road" instead of solving in September.
At-large voting has all of us voting on all Santa Clarita City Council candidates.
Instead of lambasting the ACA, why not put that energy and time into trying
The ardent zeal of the pitiful mind set constantly at fever pitch to maintain the imbecilic quest to paint Americans as racists pushes the boundary of sanity versus psychosis.
Just when I thought maybe it was time to settle down over Common Core, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan renewed the fire of discontent on both ends of the political spectrum with the following: "It's fascinating to me that some of the pushback (against Common Core) is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who - all of a sudden - their child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn't quite as good as they thought they were, and that's pretty scary."
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.