Like many of us here in Santa Clarita, Phil Lantis was born and educated somewhere else. A farm in a small Oregon town was his home, and he studied film at State University of New York in Purchase, which, according to census data, has just over 27,000 people. That makes Santa Clarita a metropolis by comparison, but Lantis's small town background is a good fit for staging art and events in this growing community.
It's hard to imagine there being much left to prove at the high school level for Saugus junior swimmer Abbey Weitzeil.
Evan Staidle, 8, of the Flying Wheels Cub Scout Pack takes aim with a sling shot as he competes with more than 400 cub scouts from all over Southern California in 17 events of physical skill and teamwork at the ninth annual Cub Scout Cup event held at the Hart Campgrounds at William S. Hart Park in Newhall on Saturday.
Author J.R. Sanders gives a presentation on the history of Old West lawmen who died in the line of duty who are featured in his book "Some Gave All," during Thursday's National Peace Officers Memorial Day in Newhall.
A brush fire off of Interstate 5 in the area of Templin Highway burned approximately 6 acres Saturday, according to officials.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state's independent budget analyst predicted Friday that California will collect $2.5 billion more than Gov. Jerry Brown forecasts for the coming fiscal year, giving Democrats a reason to push spending.
For the second straight day, the 2014 Amgen Tour of California took off from the Santa Clarita Valley, with riders launching Saturday from the Westfield Valencia Town Center on their way to Pasadena.
BALTIMORE (AP) - California Chrome repelled one challenger and then put away another in the stretch to win the Preakness on Saturday, setting up a Triple Crown try in three weeks.
Any path through CIF-Southern Section Division I is going to be difficult, and that's the case for the four Foothill League teams that made it into the postseason.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Calmer winds helped firefighters gain ground Saturday against fires that have destroyed homes and raced through nearly 20,000 acres of northern and eastern San Diego County brush land, while authorities have charged a man for adding fuel to one of the nearly dozen blazes.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution. And he plans to bring back that option for criminals sentenced to death in his state.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man was charged with setting one of nearly a dozen fires that have destroyed homes and raced through nearly 20,000 acres of northern and eastern San Diego County brush land, but most of the blazes seemed to be dying down, despite the eruption of a new fire at the Camp Pendleton Marine base.
BALTIMORE (AP) - If trainer Art Sherman coughed, no one would care. When his horse coughs, that's news.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Despite reported sightings as distant as Los Angeles and Oregon, a former California fire battalion chief suspected in the stabbing death of his girlfriend never moved far from home as he eluded capture for more than two weeks, authorities said Friday.
Marc Salem, renowned mentalist and self-proclaimed purveyor of mind games, amazes audiences with his talents. Some call it magic, others say he reads minds, but he simply says he is an expert at picking up nonverbal communication cues.
SeaWorld plans new killer whale environments
GLENDORA (AP) - A wildfire has burned about 70 acres of brush in a steep, remote area of the Angeles National Forest but no structures are threatened.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents alleging the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars.
Undoubtedly, we've all heard it said before: the future is STEM.
ATLANTA (AP) - Despite hitting only .229 in the first 12 games in August, Dee Gordon remained confident in his approach as he refused to make changes that might lead to bad habits.
Saugus High and Canyons Aquatic swimmer Abbey Weitzeil made no secret of her desire to qualify for the USA National swim team.
A two-day celebration of Native American heritage, featuring cultural music, dances, food and artisans and vendors, will be held next month at William S. Hart Regional Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., in Newhall.
SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose police say an officer shot and killed a 19-year-old woman who threatened to shoot members of her family.
CAMARILLO (AP) - A woman whose car went off Pacific Coast Highway, killing her 7-year-old son and injuring two other people, has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter.
POMONA (AP) - A Southern California man who killed his mother, buried her in the backyard and confessed a decade later, is going to prison.
Vicki White is the Science Lady. and this week she paid a visit to the kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley.
A statewide survey released Thursday ranks Fresno and other Central Valley communities as the most disadvantaged areas in California when it comes to challenges ranging from polluted water to joblessness.
Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley has received a $15,000 grant from the Blue Shield of California Foundation to support the center's services and shelter for abuse survivors, city officials announced.
Practice will only get one so far when it comes to music, according to a Swedish study of identical twins that suggests talent may be largely genetic.
Putting children to bed can be a dreaded task. It can easily take several hours before your children are content and asleep. They may constantly hop out of bed, blurting out excuse after excuse to prevent them from sleep.