New houses could pop up for sale on the 996-acre Whittaker-Bermite property in as little as five years. SunCal Cos. submitted plans to the city Tuesday to eventually build nearly 3,500 homes, shops and office buildings on the site of the contaminated Whittaker-Bermite site in the center of the city.
The Santa Clarita Valley is adding to its stable of fire stations. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a recommendation that would allow financing to build six new stations at a cost of $78.6 million.
Parents and students joined teachers from six local school districts and College of the Canyons outside City Hall on Tuesday afternoon in response to a recent proposal by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to slash $4.8 billion in education funding statewide. The approximately 500 people who attended the after-school rally were concerned about the impact of the proposed cuts on local schools.
The Santa Clarita City Council adopted a code of ethics this week, but not without a nearly two-hour debate with members of the public about what a code of ethics is and whether the city really needs one.
A group of senior citizens plan to rally outside of Santa Clarita City Hall at 5 p.m. tonight to protest the decision to close Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's transitional care unit. Hospital officials announced last week that the hospital plans to convert the 27-bed skilled nursing unit to general surgical beds by June 5.
Santa Clarita city officials may soon have to abide by a city code of ethics, but the proposed code that will go before the council tonight is essentially the same as policies already in place. Santa Clarita's five-page proposed ethics code draws on existing city, state and federal laws and principles that city staff and council members are already expected to adhere to. The proposed code is modeled after ethics codes from other cities, said ...
The Santa Clarita Water Company opened up its wallet Monday night to reveal how much it collects from its more than 28,000 customers. The bottom line? The wallet is much fatter than it was five years ago, by at least 50 percent.
For the second time in less than a month, an employee with the William S. Hart Union High School District has been put on administrative leave for alleged inappropriate contact with a student. In a news release issued by district spokeswoman Pat Willett, the district says it is "currently investigating allegations of inappropriate contact between an employee and a student. The staff member has been placed on administrative leave pending results of the investigation."
Despite having around 56 extra portables of its own, most of which are stored on lots near the district office, the Hart district will shell out nearly $400,000 to lease 26 portable buildings for the modernization of Hart High School and Placerita and Sierra Vista junior highs. The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted to approve the lease agreement Wednesday after being informed by district Chief Financial Officer Rob Gapper that ...
Both sides are gearing up for the June primary during this year of seemingly endless elections, but in the Santa Clarita Valley the hotly contested issue isn't candidates - it's propositions. In fact, two warring measures involving eminent domain are the only issues that will appear locally on the June 3 ballot. Already, accusations of misleading and dishonest advertising are being leveled in the battle over the statewide measures.
Details of restraining order confirmed The San Fernando Superior Court confirmed on Monday morning details about a restraining order requested by Dwight McDonald and issued against Steven Gilbert. According to the restraining order, issued by Superior Court Judge Robert Schuit on Thursday afternoon, Gilbert must avoid making any sort of contact and stay at least 100 yards away from McDonald, and three of his family members listed on the order, until May 8, 2011. If ...
An 18-wheeler big rig truck travelling on southbound Interstate 5 near McBean Parkway caught fire just before noon on Tuesday.
Two eggs over medium, toast, hash browns and coffee. One hundred and one times. His life packed into a weathered Dodge Aries, Jeff Bratz is driving a zig-zagging route across the nation, eating at 101 diners in 30 days and keeping a running Web journal. "Everybody has a diner experience," he said. While most Americans were scrambling to finish their taxes on April 15, 26-year-old Bratz was heading onto the open road. By Wednesday, he ...
When a drought dried up the well at pioneer Sulphur Springs School in Sand Canyon in 1931, Leona Cox came to the aid of students by hauling five-gallon cans of water to the school in her Overland touring car. At the time, Sulphur Springs School consisted of one room and had one teacher, Florence Mitchell. Cox also helped out by keeping the fires going in the winter months, caring for the grounds, and helping to discipline the boys and girls.
Most women would love to wake up to find a new car in the driveway on the morning of that special Sunday each May, that one day we designate to honor everything a mother does for us during the other 364 (or 365, this year) days of the year. For Jamie Lee Nudie, she found a whale of a car in front of her house just after lunch on Mother's Day, delivered to her in a trailer all the way from Canada.
SANTA CLARITA - Sheriff's Department officials called in deputies from throughout the county Sunday for the Paul Walker-Roger Rodas memorial, which drew some 6.000 to a business park in Valencia.
An estimated 6,000 people converged on Valencia Sunday for a memorial to "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, jamming traffic around the crash site where the two men died more than a week ago.
Santa Clarita city officials are urging residents to stay away from the Rye Canyon Business Park Sunday, where potentially thousands of car enthusiasts are expected for a memorial event for actor Paul Walker and local businessman Roger Rodas.
Local residents in the north Valencia housing communities near the Paul Walker crash site are bracing for heavy traffic today as a memorial for Paul Walker and Roger Rodas gets underway from noon- 5 p.m.
Northbound lanes of Interstate 5 through the Grapevine were closed for hours Saturday after a winter snow storm blew through Southern California, dropping snow and rain in its wake.
Work has resumed on the project to add new lanes and lift Highway 126 traffic over Commerce Center Drive in Castaic, several weeks after the discovery of a number of legless lizards stymied work in the area.
A Saugus man is suing a former school board candidate over campaign robocalls he claims were illegally placed before last November's election.
The Santa Clarita Rotary Club planned to "adopt" five families from Single Mothers Outreach this year, providing their children with holiday presents, but Santa apparently had other plans.
Cold and rainy conditions did little to stem the flow of attendees to Santa Clarita's Literacy and Arts Festival at the Newhall Library on Saturday, with thousands turning out during the annual event.
"Pearl Harbor was bombed this morning on this day of December 7th, 1941. Japanese bombers made a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Guam and other United States possessions in the Pacific."
Jeff Preach kicked off the Castaic Santa Float parade for his family and neighbors 24 years ago.
Friends and family members gathered at Real Life Church on Friday to celebrate the life of Jeremy "Jerry" Ide Conklin, a man described as a true friend and an inspiring leader.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But sometimes, it's worth some trouble with the law.
The Metropolitan Water District has scheduled a monument unveiling Monday to honor the 17 men killed in a tunnel explosion in Sylmar on June 24, 1971.
Due to a storm forecast for this Saturday, Dec. 7, Signal Multimedia is postponing its Holiday Lights tour until Friday, Dec. 13 beginning at 5 p.m. That night Signal staff will judge light displays that have been entered online at signalscv.com/lights. Deadline for submissions has been extended until Dec. 11.