Local singer-songwriter Trish Lester sings "Bésame Mucho" - often translated to "Kiss Me Much" - a 1940 song by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez, at the Taste of Cinco de Mayo in Old Town Newhall on Thursday.
Barry Gribbons, president of the Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club, left, reads "The Crunching Munching Caterpillar" to preschoolers in the Saugus Union School District's state preschool program at Rio Vista Elementary School in Canyon Country on Monday. The book was one of about 250 books donated by the Rotary Club to the school district's Child Development program.
Construction on Fire Station 156 continued this week. The station is scheduled to open later this year. Fire Station 156 is one three fire stations currently being built in the Santa Clarita Valley and is one of five that are planned for the SCV in the next few years, officials said.
Ellie Lacy, left, receives a cross of ash on her forehead from Stan Fix, pastor of Friendly Valley Community Church. The ashes are part of the Imposition of Ashes as a part of the Ash Wednesday service at the church in Newhall on Wednesday.
A man bikes on Bouquet Canyon Road near Central Park in Saugus on Tuesday. There are myriad places where one can find blooms of flowers just in time for spring, which begins March 20. Placerita Canyon Nature Center has a nature walk every Saturday, while the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster opens to visitors Saturday.
Henry Reasner, 5, right, stumbles as his father, Dave, teaches him how to skateboard at Santa Clarita Skatepark in Santa Clarita on Monday.
Los Angeles County firefighters work to knock down flames and clear brush west of Highway 14 near Newhall Avenue in Newhall on Thursday.
Dara Najera, 26, of Canyon Country, watches her German shepard, Max, left, play with a bulldog in the Central Bark dog park at Central Park in Saugus on Tuesday.
Dennis Young, of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, brought a minature rover as part of JPL's education and public outreach program to Christ Lutheran Preschool in Valencia on Tuesday. The presentation, organized by preschool director Chris Porrazzo, included a life-size model of the rover Curiosity and a three-dimensional look at the Mars landscape.
About 50 people took part in a three-mile run/walk for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on Thursday.
The tire of a dump truck caught fire on the northbound Highway 14 on-ramp at Newhall Avenue on Tuesday, prompting firefighters to respond and douse the blaze.
An event called the "Instrument Petting Zoo" was held at Wiley Canyon Elementary School in Newhall on Tuesday. Students were introduced to a variety of instruments in an effort to recruit them to the school's orchestra.
Artist George Rodrigue, born and raised in the heart of Cajun country in southern Louisiana, delighted students at North Park Elementary School Tuesday with impromptu drawings and a brief look at his influences and artwork through the years. He was greeted by student works inspired by his famous "Blue Dog" series of paintings.
'Tis the season for migrating Canada geese to return to the Santa Clarita Valley, where they are particularly fond of the Bridgeport area in Valencia
Students were introduced to tap, ballet and tumbling techniques as part of American Heart Month to promote good health and exercise during a dance class on Feb. 19.
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