Before the citizens of the 38th District sent Cameron Smyth to the California Assembly, and before he ascended to the Santa Clarita City Council, he worked on the staff of Republican state Sen. Pete Knight. His duties included acting in the role of representative for Knight at various community functions, which cynics found a rather lucrative and time-effective way of running for local office while also earning a paycheck.
Planning a trip out of town?
If you take a look at the desks of most business owners, there will be stacks of paper, files, books, magazines, knick knacks, post-it notes, a coffee cup, a computer monitor and a name plate.
Nearly 500 Santa Clarita homes and businesses were without power after a single-car crash left one person injured and knocked out a utility pole just after 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Friday, Jan. 28
Monday is the registration deadline for local residents who want to vote in the Feb. 15 special state Senate election. The 17th District race is between Republican candidate Sharon Runner and Democrat Darren Parker.
Aggi Ochin dries a group of synthetic silk parasols in a field near Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia on Friday. The colorful hand-painted FlowerSols are used to shade heat-sensitive plants from the sun. Local residents Ochin and Michael Grossman wholesale the Chinese-made FlowerSols to the Green Thumb Nursery in Newhall and five other locations.
Local home-schooling families interested in learning about the Aspire, Plan, Achieve, Reflect, Thrive charter school in Canyon Country can attend an information session at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Carmela Louise Bakery, 28112 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus.
Santa Clarita veterans who lost their lives serving in Iraq or Afghanistan will soon be honored on one of the valley's newest roadways.
Maybe your children have finally moved out. Maybe they've just moved back in. Maybe you just came into some money or had a convenient "covered" disaster. But, somehow, you find yourself changing things up inside your home. And if you are redecorating and/or repainting your home, you've got to choose your colors carefully, as you may have to look at them for a very long time.
Last year marked the city of Santa Clarita's lowest crime rate ever, and substantial reductions in crime for the Santa Clarita Valley as a whole. This accomplishment is attributable to many factors including the proactive work of our deputies, dedicated city and county leadership, effective allocation of resources and perhaps most importantly, an engaged and involved community.
First Presbyterian Church of Newhall will launch its 2011 seven-class session of Life Academy on Sunday, giving the local community access to in-depth studies of the Bible as part of the church's free adult-education program.
SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) - What was supposed to be a cheap bite at Del Taco turned out to be small fortune for some customers.
Hours of preparation came down to a 90-second mad dash during the annual "Eggstravaganza" Easter egg hunt Saturday at Central Park.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.
DENVER (AP) - The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.
For men and women serving in the military, the small gift of a care package can mean the world.
Worshiping in the wee morning hours as the sun rises, listening to gentle melodies played by French horns, celebrating with praise music, deep reflection, champagne or watching little ones hunt for eggs – however you prefer to spend your time on Easter, churches across Santa Clarita offer something for everyone.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a facemask over his lacerated jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
Valencia Vikings baseball may end up looking back at this week as a jumping-off point toward a big finish in the Foothill League.
In its first two wins against the Canyon Cowboys this season, the Hart Indians scored a total of five runs.
Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14).
Farmers and state water contractors who depend on the State Water Project - including the Santa Clarita Valley's water wholesaler - will receive slightly more than nothing from the project this year, state officials said Friday.
A Palmdale man convicted of robbing a Newhall bank last May was sentenced to at least seven decades in state prison this week, court officials said Friday.
A Chevrolet Tahoe rolled over in a collision Friday at Valencia Boulevard and Rockwell Canyon Road in Valencia.
A 38-year-old Valencia man and leader in the Armenian Power gang could face almost 1,000 years in federal prison after being convicted on 57 criminal counts, officials with the U.S. Attorney's office said this week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus in 2012.