While many Santa Clarita Valley teachers saw their jobs saved by federal stimulus money, school classified employees - including clerks, instructional aides and custodians - have been hit hard by layoffs and pay cuts, officials said last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Invoking the memory of Edward M. Kennedy, Democrats united Saturday night to push historic health care legislation past a key Senate hurdle over the opposition of Republicans eager to inflict a punishing defeat on President Barack Obama. There was not a vote to spare.
The 60-39 vote cleared the way for a bruising, full-scale debate beginning after Thanksgiving on the legislation, which is designed to extend coverage to roughly 31 million who lack it, crack down on insurance company practices that deny or dilute benefits and curtail the growth of spending on medical care nationally.
A motorcycle deputy was injured in a collision Friday afternoon in Newhall that left his bike mangled.
Nine people have applied for one open seat on the Newhall School District board.
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The Festival of Trees held to benefit the SCV Boys & Girls Club features more than 40 decorated trees, wreaths, table-top trees, photos with Santa Claus, a children's craft corner, and a boutique.
Regarding "SCV youth interested in entrepreneurship," (Nov. 9):
Four adults were behind bars and 10 children were in protective custody Friday after sheriff's deputies raided a pair of Castaic houses and seized weapons and drugs, authorities said.
Those arrested included: Midalia Hernandez, 19, of Castaic, on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine; Manuel Arciniega, 35, of Castaic, on suspicion of possessing a fake social security card; Rafael Arciniega, 46, on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sale; and James Sterns, 49, of Frazier Park, on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sale, officials said.
A former Rio Norte Junior High School teaching assistant arrested twice in the last two months on suspicion of prostitution-related charges took a plea deal in New York earlier this week, officials said.
Texas swing group The Quebe Sisters Band returns to the Santa Clarita Valley to headline the 2010 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival on the last weekend of April.
With a third state fiscal crisis looming, Santa Clarita Valley agencies are looking to other sources of funding to balance their books.
LOS ANGELES - The number of reported hate crimes in the Santa Clarita Valley increased slightly in 2008 while they dropped countywide, according to a county report released Thursday.
Prosecutors presented opening statements Tuesday in their case against six sworn Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officers - including a Valencia resident - accused of obstructing a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County jail system, a U,S. Attorney's Office spokesman said.
The American Cancer Society promotes cancer awareness, gives individuals and