Issues such as global warming, hybrid vehicles and holistic foods are not just for adults to tackle. At Valencia High School, a group of students organized together to bring the Santa Clarita Valley the inaugural EcoFest 2008 on its central campus parkway on Sunday afternoon.
Organized by the Environmental Protection Agency Club of Valencia High, the eco-friendly event aimed to educate the public about conservation, environmental issues and sustainable living options.
A community service group at Rio Norte Junior High called the Resourceful Riverhawks organized a food drive last week, and Friday during brunch they lined up all the food they had collected around the campus quad, with cans of soup and boxes of cereal stretching across the center of campus.
"Look at how much we came together - this is incredible," said Rio Norte teacher Kristen Stauch, who advises the Resourceful Riverhawks along with teachers Annalee Bretthauer and Nancy Phillips. "I can't believe how many cans we were able to collect. It looks amazing."
Seated under canopies on a grassy area next to the school, Bowman High School students, staff, parents and other guests listened as student authors read poems from this year's creative writing anthology, "The Phoenix."
For the members of the Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons, and owner of Paintball USA, it doesn't matter whether a person is for or against the Iraq War; it's about showing support for the troops.
Athletes from across Southern California crowded Newhall Park and Hart High School's gymnasium when the Special Olympics hosted the 7th annual Spirit Games on Saturday.
If you are the parent of a student who selects chocolate over plain white milk every day during lunch, don't worry: The chocolate milk in local schools just got healthier.
There are now three new ways Santa Clarita residents can be alerted if their neighborhood is threatened by a major disaster.
The Master's College has been designated a 2008 Best Christian Workplace by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute for a fourth consecutive year.
A 3-year-old girl drowned about 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the community pool of the Rancho Tesoro clubhouse in the Tesoro del Valle development near Valencia, said Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. Supervisor Fire Dispatcher Eddie Pickett encouraged residents to be vigilant in watching their children around water.
Castaic Middle School is presenting "Once Upon a Mattress" as its spring musical today at 7:30 p.m. in its Multi-Purpose Room.
Written in 1959, high schools traditionally have found the musical a popular choice. Adapted from Hans Christian Anderson's story "The Princess and the Pea," the musical tells of a somewhat masculine princess who must win the hand of a sensitive prince over the protests of an overbearing queen mother. The queen does not think the princess is sensitive enough for her son, so she devises the test of the matress and the pea. The queen sets ...
The city of Santa Clarita, along with the county, is hosting the annual Pet Vaccination Clinic today from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Santa Clarita Park.
Low-cost vaccinations, license renewal and micro-chipping services will be available for dogs. Vaccinations include a $6 Rabies vaccine, the $14 six-in-one Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza and Parvovius, and the $11 Bordetella vaccine. Rabies vaccinations are required by state law for all dogs at least four months of age. Pet micro-chipping will be offered free of charge. Proof of spay or neuter is required for license renewal or to receive an ...
Near-record triple digit temperatures are possible today in the Santa Clarita Valley.
As of Friday evening, the National Weather Service predicted temperatures in the Santa Clarita Valley could reach 103 degrees today, which is 25 degrees above normal. A high of 98 is predicted for Sunday.
With the sound of cheering parents, friends and alumni coming from the courtyard and balconies, nearly 400 students from the California Institute of the Arts received their degrees Friday evening during the 2008 graduation ceremony.
Out of the 392 graduating students from the Valencia art institute, 194 received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, while 198 took home their Master of Fine Arts.
Castaic parents want the Hart district to stop flip-flopping their high school students between Valencia and West Ranch high schools and select a school for the students to call their own until a high school is built in Castaic.
The parents voiced their concerns at a special meeting of the Castaic Area Town Council held Tuesday evening and attended by William S. Hart Union High School District Board Members Gloria Mercado-Fortine and Steve Sturgeon, Superintendent Jaime Castellanos and Chief Operations Officer Rob Gapper.
SAN FERNANDO - A Canyon Country woman accused of killing her husband will be tried a second time.
Superior Court Judge Burt Pines ordered a new trial for Esperanza Castro Friday morning, three full weeks after her first trial ended in a hung jury.
Environmental groups have again sued over the proposed Newhall Ranch development, alleging this week the federal agencies that approved permits for the planned community did so in violation of federal environmental protective legislation.
Moutainview Elementary School sixth-graders of the group named Creeptastic Monsters performed their original hip hop dance on stage for their fellow sixth-graders as the culmination of the F.A.M.E. (Fabulous Arts at Mountainview Elementary) class on Friday.
Two candidates - a political novice and local pharmacy owner, along with a water district board member - pulled in more than $10,000 in campaign contributions over January and February, pacing the field of those vying for a seat in April's Santa Clarita City Council election, according to recent campaign disclosures.
Santa Clarita's jobless rate inched up slightly in January to 5.5 percent, up from 5.3 percent in December, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
A controversial plan to replace 118 billboards in Santa Clarita with three electronic boards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways may be sidelined by a disagreement between the city and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The new season of ArtSlam kicked off in downtown Newhall Thursday night with a celebration of women artists.
Central Park in Saugus has been identified as one of the recipients of the "Heart Your Park" fundraising program, a partnership between Macy's and the National Recreation and Park Association to raise funds for parks across the country.
There will be less economic uncertainty and stronger growth in the U.S. economy this year, said experts at the 2014 Economic and Real Estate Outlook Conference in Santa Clarita on Thursday.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are looking for thieves who stole two rare and expensive bicycles valued together at $18,000, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station incident log.
College of the Canyons officials warned students Thursday about two separate attacks on female students on or near the school's Valencia campus.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested nine people from Canyon Country on Thursday following an early morning probation and parole sweep that also netted a marijuana "grow house."
A new financial incentive is being offered to companies that relocate to the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corporation announced on Thursday.
A dead bat that tested positive for rabies was found in Agua Dulce in February, county health officials announced this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Relief may be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather worldwide. But it won't be for the better everywhere.
Santa Clarita, CA – March 7, 2014 – Central Park has been selected for "Heart Your Park," a program introduced as part of Macy's "Secret Garden" campaign, which aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country. From March 7 to March 31, customers at Macy's in the Westfield Valencia Town Center can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent of the donations benefiting Central Park. To further spread the love, Macy's will match the total customer donation across all stores, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000 in total.