A community campaign is now uniting two William S. Hart Union High School District schools in order to stop the use of child soldiers. Valencia High School is now joining Canyon High School's Human Rights Watch Student Task Force by forming their own Human Rights Club. Both schools have been collecting Red Hands, which symbolize the fight against the use of child soldiers.
La Mesa Junior High School is noticing an increase in the both student attendance and grades due to the success of the Library Homework Club. The club gives students the opportunity to be helped by teachers and parents after school in a variety of subjects.
Two schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District have been nominated for recognition as California Distinguished Schools for the 2009-10 year. The schools, Rancho Pico Junior High School and Academy of the Canyons, the Hart District's middle college high school, were selected among some 500 California Schools.
Friends and family of a 15-year-old boy who was killed a year ago gathered Wednesday at the Child and Family Center to plant a rose and dedicate a plaque to his memory.
Sheriff Lee Baca's proposal to close two county jails - including the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic - wouldn't result in any layoffs, a sheriff's spokesman said Wednesday.
A group of local residents asked the Santa Clarita City Council to give Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon a slap on the wrist for his opposition to President Barack Obama's stimulus package.
Soft voices and organ music reverberated throughout the steeple as hundreds of Ash Wednesday observers sang "Be merciful oh Lord, we have sinned" at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Newhall.
A group of residents railed against a rumor the City Council will build a recycling facility in the nearby areas of either Val Verde or Sylmar.
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PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County officials directed on Tuesday a review into the legality of building a solar power plant on parts of a 17,750-acre site bought decades ago for use as an international airport.
Santa Clarita City Councilmember Marsha McLean will be at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center today from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. to discuss disaster preparedness.
A note-brandishing gunman robbed a Bank of America in Canyon Country on Tuesday, a sheriff's deputy said.
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will host the 2009 Spring Adult Classic Fishing Derby on March 7. Participants can win first- through tenth-place prizes in the contest for catching the heaviest trout.
The Los Angeles County Commission for Women and the County Board of Supervisors named College of the Canyons Chancellor Dianne Van Hook to receive a 2009 Women of the Year Award. She will be honored at the 24th Annual Women of the Year Awards Luncheon March 16.
Shoppers reacted with concern and understanding Tuesday when they learned the Westfield Valencia Town Center will cut daily shopping time by an hour to save retailers some expenses.
After months of being in limbo, a vacant board seat in the Santa Clarita Valley's largest school district was officially filled Wednesday night when Placerita Canyon resident Rob Hall took the oath of office.
Los Angeles police say a 60-year-old man has been booked for investigation of murder in the shooting deaths of his dementia-stricken wife in Canyon Country and his sister, who was in a vegetative state at a nursing home in North Hills.
Lance Holger Anderson - the friendly quiet new 60-year-old neighbor who moved into the condominiums on Claudette Street less than half a year ago - delivered a Christmas tree to the woman who lives across from his condo, the woman told reporters Wednesday.
A figurine of baby Jesus that was taken away from a manger at Westfield Valencia Town Center earlier this week was found Wednesday afternoon inside the mall, according to a spokeswoman.
A 40-year-old Valencia woman was one of 20 people arrested Tuesday by the FBI and identified as either MS-13 gang members or associates for their roles in a drug trafficking network and extortion scheme.
A 35-year-old woman in Newhall was pushed to the ground Wednesday morning by a purse-snatcher who ran with her purse to a waiting dark-colored sedan driven by a woman, a local sheriff's spokesman said.
After 14 months of negotiations, the city of Santa Clarita has struck a labor deal that will give a 5 percent cost-of-living adjustment to 77 city employees, officials said Tuesday.
Saying she wants to continue the city's "forward momentum," City Councilwoman Laurene Weste took hold of the gavel as Santa Clarita's new mayor during a special council meeting Tuesday night.