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.
Extra firefighters and extra equipment were rolled out in the Santa Clarita Valley Thursday due in part to the Colby Fire in Glendora.
On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at approximately 10:05am deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station received a call for service regarding a 42-year-old male who was possibly suicidal. A short time later, the man's vehicle was located (parked) at Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue. Deputies had reason to believe the man was now traveling on foot headed into an off road / rural area to possibly commit suicide.
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, a mainstay on the Santa Clarita Valley political stage for more than three decades, including a stint as Santa Clarita's mayor, has decided to retire from the Congressional seat he was first elected to in 1992.
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, officially announced Thursday that he plans to retire from his seat in the 25th Congressional District and has endorsed Republican former state Sen. Tony Strickland to succeed him.