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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former diplomat on the FBI's Most Wanted list suspected of bludgeoning five family members to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago in Maryland has Southern California roots and may be in the region, authorities said.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook today for a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms in the Santa Clarita Valley and elsewhere around Southern California.
SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is asking cities and counties throughout California to submit applications for projects that promote biking and walking that will vie for a share of $360 million in federal and state funding from the state's new Active Transportation Program – the nation's largest.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.
MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.
Gene Autry is best known as "America's favorite singing cowboy." He is an American legend, former Santa Clarita Valley resident, and the only entertainer to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
California is home to world class universities and technology giants such as Amgen, Google and Facebook. But our most famous industry that we export throughout the globe is television and film.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for his country, doing anything he could from afar to lift spirits in South Korea after all the lives lost during a devastating ferry accident.
HOUSTON (AP) - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.
Saugus softball picked up right where it left off before spring break, with another resounding Foothill League victory on Thursday afternoon.
Melissa Thurm started a religious blog in October to share her thoughts about her faith. But when she noticed her mounting obsession with checking for page views and new comments, Thurm realized it was taking a hit on her self-esteem.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.
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