In a valley that sits atop numerous earthquake faults and is surrounded by dry hillsides, city and county planners outlined the biggest threats to public safety in the Santa Clarita Valley for the city's Planning Commission on Tuesday.
Planners released the draft version of the safety element of the One Valley One Vision General Plan, a long-term planning document that will act as a sort of constitution for the Santa Clarita Valley. The city and county are developing the final stages of the plan, which likely will be adopted in the spring of 2009.
Hart Park hike set for Friday
There will be a free, ranger-led tour of William S. Hart's Horseshoe Ranch, at 7 p.m. Friday. The two-mile hike will offer a bit of history about the 265-acre park named for the late silent film star. Hiking boots and water are recommended. Hart Park is located at 24151 Newhall Ave.. For more information call (661) 259-1750.
Wednesday night, city officials will honor 71 Santa Clarita Valley youth who lost their lives to traffic-related incidents in recent years.
There probably won't be a whole lotta shakin' goin' on Wednesday morning, but city officials are hoping residents at least play the part.
The Community Arts Partnership program, dubbed "CAP," links California Institute of the Arts with communities throughout Los Angeles County, offers free after-school and school-based arts programs for youth, such as Sunday's CAP concert at CalArts.
According to Diversity Coordinator Greg Lee, teachers and administrators in the Hart district are trained to be sensitive to the needs of gay and lesbian students. However, the president of the Santa Clarita PFLAG chapter says that while the district has made progress, he still feels more could be done.
Dave McEachern, president of the local Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays chapter and a former teacher in the William S. Hart Union High School District, said that despite the district's efforts, there are still incidents of harassment toward gays and lesbians on district campuses.
SAN FERNANDO - Prosecutors began their closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of a Canyon Country woman accused of killing her husband, focusing on "contradictory statements" she had made to investigators.
About 60 paramedics and emergency medical technicians working in the Santa Clarita Valley are preparing to go on strike beginning May 2, a union official said late Monday afternoon.
From earthquakes to floods, Santa Clarita city officials will outline what they think will be the biggest threats to public safety at a study session tonight.
About a year and a half ago, Alex Reza started planting American flags in his front lawn as of silent protest against the war in Iraq.
Last week, his display apparently provoked a silent crime.
From earthquakes to floods, Santa Clarita city officials will outline what they think will be the biggest threats to public safety at a study session Tuesday night.
With April being recognized as national "Autism Awareness Month," the final countdown is on to the 2008 "Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness and Social Inclusion Concert."
A Valencia man is in jail after reportedly brandishing a pellet rifle outside a pizza parlor.
A West Ranch High School senior has been given the opportunity to follow her dream of having a medical career after being accepted into the USC Baccalaureate/MD program.
Parents seeking a Christian education for their high school-age children have two options in the Santa Clarita Valley: Santa Clarita Christian School, which has been around for 26 years, and Trinity High School, which is part of Trinity Classical Academy and will open next fall with only a freshman class.
Trinity is about to break ground on a new campus with NorthPark Community Church in Valencia and will offer a classical education, including the study of Latin, while Santa Clarita Christian in Canyon Country offers a more traditional curriculum, compatible with local public schools.
Hundreds of job-searchers attended Wednesday's Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons, where more than 60 firms and agencies provided information about careers and accepted resumes.
A discussion about term limits for Santa Clarita City Council members nearly made it to the agenda for the council's next meeting.
Members of the William S. Hart Union High School District board voted Wednesday night to tab two current junior high school principals to lead Valencia High School and West Ranch High School, beginning this summer.
Nissan of Valencia gave away more than $21,800 in gifts - ranging from scholarships to a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan - during its annual Nissan Car Giveaway this week for local Hart district 11th- and 12th-graders.
Ensuring the viability of the local economy was among the major goals stated by the eight men running to represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Congress during a candidate forum this week at College of the Canyons.
Time may be winding down on his tenure in Congress, but Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, said Wednesday he remains concerned about the state of the nation's defense spending.
Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.
The Santa Clarita City Council took a strong stand Tuesday against a state Assembly bill that would force all cities in California with at least 100,000 residents to break themselves into districts, eliminating at-large elections except in smaller cities.
Surrounded by dozens of friends, family members and supporters, Dante Acosta officially took the oath of office and joined the Santa Clarita City Council during a special meeting Tuesday.
Carousel Ranch, an equestrian center for disabled children in Agua Dulce, raised the roof Tuesday on a long-awaited covered riding arena for its students - just in time to beat the heat.
SACRAMENTO, CA - Senator Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley) is proud to announce that the Microsoft YouthSpark TEALS program will be implemented in five local high schools in the coming school year. TEALS, which stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools, bridges the gap between the shortage of skilled computer science graduates and the growing demand for computer science job opportunities by bringing technology professionals into local classrooms.
Two local water officials - one representing wholesale services and one representing retail - will be panelists Thursday for the L.A. Water Summit presented by the Building Industry Association of Southern California.
Jury selection is expected to begin in June in the case of a Canyon Country businessman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife, according to an official with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.
Board members in the William S. Hart Union High School District are expected to tab the new principals of Valencia High School and West Ranch High School during their meeting Wednesday, according to officials.
Santa Clarita, CA – The City of Santa Clarita saw a significant decline in Part One and Grand Theft Auto crimes during the first three months of 2014 compared to 2013, according to a preliminary report filed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.