Kristina Micunekova figured a student exchange program would improve her English. But the 16-year-old Slovakian didn't choose England as her exchange country. She came to California.
Christmas presents under the tree were quickly forgotten when soon-to-be-mom Arrika Hyman announced, "It's time!"
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Ashton Stoermer of Canyon Country was one among a few workers serving breakfast to a continuous crowd of hungry customers at the Valencia Boulevard Western Bagel shop on Thursday morning. He didn't mind working the 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. shift because his family celebrated Christmas the evening before.
It is all that remains of the 1908 Saugus schoolhouse, and the Saugus Union School District was hoping to have the old schoolhouse bell for its centennial celebration Sunday.
A shocking suicide might have divided a quiet, rural town.
CHATSWORTH - Family members, friends and teammates consoled each other with hugs at Friday's memorial service for Jeremiah Lasater at Crawford Mortuary.
A California Highway Patrol officer caught three men hunting a deer alongside Highway 14 near Golden Valley Road in Canyon Country on Friday morning.
The Saugus Union School District started out with one wooden schoolhouse in 1908 and over the past century has grown to 15 schools spread out across Saugus, Canyon Country and Valencia.
A trade group is challenging Measure S on November's ballot, saying water softener manufacturers are made a scapegoat for other agencies that dump salt into the Santa Clara River.
City increases street sweeping frequency
Santa Clarita Valley Republicans will come together this weekend for a rally from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Newhall Park, 24933 Newhall Avenue.
A showery Christmas Day kept local California Highway Patrols officers on their toes Thursday, but as of mid-afternoon, no collisions caused any serious injuries, said CHP Sgt. Rick Miler.
"They're obviously a big part of society, they've raised children, a lot of them are veterans, they're our grandparents and our parents," said Jorge Meza of Valencia. "We always remember the children and we never remember the elderly."
Dave Davis knows how stressful it can be waiting for a loved one to give birth.
With thousands of people pledging to turn out Sunday for a memorial to honor Santa Clarita Valley resident and business owner Roger Rodas and actor Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in Valencia last weekend, a local church has offered up its parking lot to accommodate some of the crowd.
A Canyon Country businessman will face charges of attempted, willful, deliberate and premeditated murder and solicitation of murder after allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife.
SANTA CLARITA - Sheriff's deputies responded to the Target department store in Valencia about noon Thursday on initial reports of a burglary.
It's on, scheduled in Newhall this Saturday, a chance for local kids and their families to explore, play, see, create and hear about the arts and literacy in the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department and the City of Santa Clarita recommend the public avoid the Rye Canyon Business Park if at all possible on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in anticipation of a reported public memorial for actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas. Ongoing parking restrictions and lane closures will remain in place and will be enforced.
SANTA CLARITA - About 4,000 children's social workers for Los Angeles County were on strike Thursday after contract talks broke down over the timing of a pay raise and the number of caseloads the workers must handle, union officials said.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station has again launched its Annual Toy Drive for local underprivileged children, as it has for more than 20 years, station officials announced this week.
George Runner announced this week that the Franchise Tax Board will follow the lead of the Internal Revenue Service and not impose a tax penalty on Californians who have sold their home via a short sale.
The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) would like to remind L.A. County residents of the National Weather Service's (NWS) current weather advisory for the Los Angeles area. Freezing temperatures are predicted by NWS for the Antelope Valley and other parts of Los Angeles County. The freeze warning remains in effect until 10:00 p.m. Friday evening. Minimum temperatures of 12 to 22 degrees are expected Thursday morning and Friday morning in the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale.
Eight of the declared candidates for Santa Clarita's next City Council election in April gathered Wednesday morning in Canyon Country for a review forum sponsored by the Santa Clarita Valley branch of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.
Even the most basic questions were difficult to comprehend.