Urban water-management plans are required by state law for every water agency that serves more than 3,000 hookups. The plans must be completed every five years, although this year, the Legislature allowed an extra six months to comply with the new rules that were added as part of the huge water bill passed in 2009.
In response to Jeff Dyer's May 23 comments relative to the claim that Rivas did not help enough with the poor Eastern European mother and her children who were begging on the street:
The Santa Clarita City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a 1.3-percent rise in citywide fees.
Susan Christopher, board member for Castaic Union School District, and Shelley Weinstein, board member for Sulphur Springs School District, have been named to the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association's board of directors for 2011-12.
Memorial bridge dedication
Golfers and guests gathered on the terrace at Robinson Ranch Golf Clubhouse on Monday to cheer as four fellow golfers tried their luck at a $100,000 shoot-out contest to wrap up the sixth annual Zonta Golf Tournament.
The email from a reader and would-be homebuyer was loaded with questions and summed up his frustration. It offered insight into an ongoing issue haunting the local housing market, jammed an exclamation point after each query: Blackmail? Extortion? Or bait and switch?
Staci Garcia, of Santa Clarita, was awarded Jaycee of the Quarter, for California by the Junior Chamber International.
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Poor old Newt Gingrich shot himself in the foot by saying he did not like "Obamacare" or "Ryancare." Boy, the Democrats just loved that, and the tea party Republicans are throwing him under a 100-car train.
Rioux Park walking group
Sheriff's deputies are investigating an attempted robbery in Canyon Country Monday afternoon.
Some local commuters who take the Metro 799 bus line to Los Angeles will soon have to adjust their afternoon travel routines.
The office of Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, who represents a portion of Castaic, is now accepting applications for interns. College or graduate students interested in state and local government and careers in public service are encouraged to apply. Internships are available in the Westlake Village District Office and the Sacramento Capitol Office. Part-time and full-time unpaid internships are available during the summer and throughout the school year. Applicants can call (805) 230-9167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
J.R.'s Comedy Club hosted its second annual Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit the Santa Clarita Homeless Shelter on Monday at Robinson Ranch Golf Course.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days.
ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) - As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.
I don't usually write consecutive columns about the same topic, but this situation seems to be careening out of control and our government seems impotent to stop it.
Editor's note: About 50 percent of the water consumed in the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground water sources.
The relatively small country of Italy (compared to the USA) has managed to take in more than 70,000 illegal immigrants (refugees) fleeing poverty, war and oppression in Northern Africa.
BALTIMORE (AP) - There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.
A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex to discuss the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion that would double the daily disposal tonnage at the site from 6,000 to 12,000 tons and expand the landfill itself by some 143 acres.
Since its program started just over two years ago, Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, with the support of Newhall and surrounding communities, has collected more than 500 cell phones and accessories that provided more than 31,000 minutes of call time to U.S. service men and women.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.
NEW YORK (AP) - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed decades ago.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up a three-day visit to Mexico on Wednesday, saying he will work with the U.S. government upon his return home to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis.