WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency and empowered his health secretary to suspend federal requirements and speed treatment for thousands of infected people.
The declaration that Obama signed late Friday authorized Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to bypass federal rules so health officials can respond more quickly to the outbreak, which has killed more than 1,000 people in the United States.
Robert Gapper, the Hart district's chief operations officer, is leaving his position to replace Rochelle Neal, assistant superintendent of human resources and student services, who is retiring in January.
The inaugural Old Town Newhall Halloween Parade will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and will begin at 8th and Main streets, and end at 6th Street.
The Friday arraignment of a Saugus man charged with resisting arrest after he allegedly pulled a knife on his mother and deputies was rescheduled to next week, officials said.
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Groups raising funds for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month are using new tactics to cut their costs and get cash-strapped residents to open their wallets.
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Saugus High School students present a play entitled "Snow Angel" for students at Arroyo Seco Junior High School. The theater students will perform "Snow Angel" at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 and 29 at Saugus High School. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Representatives from all types of jobs spoke to Bowman High School students throughout their Career Day on Friday.
The Saugus Union School District faces an $8 million cut next year, leaving district officials to figure out ways to reduce costs.
Children dressed as princesses, ghouls and action heroes covered pumpkins with glitter paint, stickers and confetti as they prepared for a decorating contest at Newhall Community Center Friday evening.
A power outage in Newhall that left more than 2,400 customers in the dark for two hours last Saturday night was caused by an underground equipment failure, Southern California Edison administrators said.
A bicyclist suffered slight injuries Thursday morning after he rode his bike into a car in Castaic, causing minor damage to the vehicle, officials said.
Community-minded locals will team up with the Volunteer Center of Santa Clarita Valley as it hosts its annual Make a Difference Day on Saturday.
A woman was killed and eight other people injured today in a three-vehicle collision on the northbound Interstate 5 in Castaic, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said.
The condition of the College of the Canyons football player injured in the two-vehicle crash that killed two of his teammates has been upgraded from critical to serious, a spokeswoman for Providence Holy Cross Medical Center said Sunday.
Red and gold pompoms sat on tables at Big Wangs in Valencia on Saturday. A flag, of the same color, hung underneath one of several flat-screen TVs that were broadcasting games on the first Saturday of the 2014 college football season.
On Aug. 26, 2009, despite bone-dry conditions, firefighters believed they had a good handle on a brush fire that broke out that afternoon in the mountains of the Angeles National Forest above La Canada Flintridge.
California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
After a day that saw temperatures topping 100 degrees in the Santa Clarita Valley, wispy high clouds drifted in with the setting sun and a balmy evening breeze kicked up, setting the stage for a perfect finale to the city's hugely successful Concerts in the Park series.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies are investigating an early morning hit-and-run collision that occurred in Canyon Country on Saturday, according to officials.
Shrapnel from an exploding handgun sent a man to the hospital Friday with wounds to his face and neck, sheriff's officials said.
Santa Clarita Valley deputies were investigating an assault on an African American man in the parking lot of a restaurant as a hate crime, authorities said Friday.
In observance of Labor Day, public school and public services such as U.S. mail and government and court offices will be shut down Monday.
Editor's note: The following story corrects an earlier version posted Aug. 23 that incorrectly said what the 'ice bucket challenge' money would be used for. All proceeds from the ice bucket challenge for Cary Dermer went to the ALS Association.
Hart district officials are scrutinizing projects throughout the Santa Clarita Valley's largest school district after recent projections show one of its bond measures could face a shortfall of millions of dollars.
Less than a month before the first-year anniversary of their son's disappearance, Karen and Mike Laspisa received a phone call from police in Arizona reporting a possible sighting of their son, Bryce.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is on the verge of regulating groundwater for the first time under legislation headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.