SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) has joined Democrats and Republicans in passing bipartisan education reforms that will make California more competitive to receive up to $700 million in "Race to the Top" funds, calling the plan an important step forward that will empower parents and help the state improve its failing schools. "Last night's bipartisan vote is a victory for parents, students, and taxpayers who want to improve the quality of our public ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Andre Dawson was elected to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday in his ninth try, while Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar fell just short of earning the sport's highest honor.
Recognizing the importance of bringing local businesses together, the Valley Industrial Association has set the date for the 2010 VIA Business-to-Business Industry Show -- Thursday, May 20 in Santa Clarita.
William S. Hart Park has started a Walk Club as part of the 2010 Healthy Parks Initiative. The program allows adults to participate in light exercise with opportunities to walk paths and pedestrian trails of the Newhall park.
The African Children's Choir will perform a free community concert at 6 p.m. on Jan. 10 at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive. Members of the choir come from some of poorest parts of Africa and the organization works to better the lives of the children.
In case you missed it, the head coach of Texas Tech University was first suspended and then terminated a few days before his team was to play Michigan State in the Alamo Bowl football game on Jan. 2.
Leading a healthier lifestyle doesn't have to mean making dramatic changes. It means making smarter choices.
Grabbing the Wall Street Journal off the driveway in the morning and turning on "Mad Money" in the evening might be expected of a stock broker, but it may very well be the routine for the members of the award-winning West Ranch High Stock Market Club.
It wasn't Santa Clarita Valley high school football teams, but marching bands, that were making noise this year in their Southern Section championships.
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This past Monday I stopped at the local supermarket to grab a thing or two. Passing the frozen meat section, I noticed a young grocer rearranging large boxes in the display case. "Turducken," squawked the label, and pictured in epicurean freakishness was a frankensteinian mishmash of turkey, duck and chicken shoved and stuffed into an unholy fowlish trinity.
Castaic Union School District board members Tuesday passed on the Race to the Top, the federally funded education reform program that is expected to provide up to $700 million to California.
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SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- While California scrambles to fill another multi-billion dollar budget hole, the Assembly Health Committee killed a $1.4 billion mitigation fee program to charge the alcohol industry for some of the state's annual $38 billion in alcohol-related harm.
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In an event featuring four reigning California state cross country team champions, the Saugus High girls ran a heart-stopping race to upset Great Oak High of Temecula in a powerhouse battle.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a "safe pair of hands" and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
NEW YORK (AP) - Far below the earth where the twin towers once stood, a cavernous museum on hallowed ground is finally nearing completion.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - For decades, this city in California's agricultural heartland relied exclusively on cheap, plentiful groundwater and pumped increasingly larger amounts from an aquifer as its population grew.
BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - Fire crews are responding to a report of smoke near Southern California's Bear Mountain ski resort.
PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona woman is getting her first taste of freedom in more than two decades after an appeals court overturned her murder conviction, setting the stage for a retrial as prosecutors seek to put her back on death row.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama faces a high-stakes week of trying to convince a skeptical Congress and a war-weary American public that they should back him on a military strike against Syria.
NASA's newest robotic explorer rocketed into space late Friday in an unprecedented moonshot from Virginia that dazzled sky watchers along the East Coast.
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.