Last Saturday, I attempted to donate many hardcover and paperback books to the Valencia Library. I was startled, to say the least, when I was told they are not accepting donations because they do not have enough room.
I seem to remember somewhere back in school that a newspaper article should include: who, what, where and when.
As College of the Canyons Chancellor Dianne Van Hook noted at the groundbreaking of her library expansion project last month, "If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you've always got."
As we enter into the season, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station would like to remind all residents to celebrate responsibly and keep safety and the law in mind.
The city of Santa Clarita Transit has been chosen to receive a 2010 Best APWA Project of the Year award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). The APWA award recognizes public agencies for their outstanding projects and programs.
We are now in that brief time between holiday celebrations. What is often called the warm and fuzzy time when everyone is of good cheer, and thoughts are of family and friends.
It seems like stress is a fact of life for most of us. Many of us have had stress-reduction training before, or know some of the things we should do to help ourselves feel better. It just seems like we never have time, or just can't remember to apply them.
2Day in the SCV
The Hart district has received a $1 million federal stimulus grant that will allow the 23,000-student district to give teachers additional training and make sure kids are more prepared for college, officials said Tuesday.
The city of Santa Clarita invites community members to greet the Metrolink Holiday Toy Express as it makes its stop in Santa Clarita on Sunday, Dec. 5.
Valencia Valley Elementary School has received a $10,000 grant from The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation, which will help pay for a new science lab. The school and its parent support groups are raising money for the lab, which will have equipment to give students hands-on experiences.
Hart High School's Dance Team will host the Hart of the Holidays Variety Show at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hart High School auditorium.
College of the Canyons is well-known and respected throughout the state for its wide variety of innovative academic degree, certificate and life-long learning programs that have been designed to help students and community members succeed in reaching their educational goals.
A 45-year-old Los Angeles Police Department officer died at a hospital Saturday - two days after suffering what authorities said was a brain aneurysm while driving off-duty in her hometown of Valencia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire spreading in Northern California has forced hundreds of people to flee and destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Saturday.
A pair of checkpoints set up Friday night to check for drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs resulted in 16 arrests in Santa Clarita, according to officials.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - State transportation officials are reserving the right to install toll lanes on a notoriously congested section of Interstate 405 in Orange County, but local officials aren't happy.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.
A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.