Santa Clarita's unemployment rate rose slightly between February and March, according to figures from the city's Employment Development Department.
Interstate 5 through Castaic will be closed in both directions Thursday night for pavement rehabilitation.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and the California Highway Patrol will conduct a joint D.U.I. / drivers license enforcement checkpoint starting approximately 8:30 p.m. Friday and concluding about 2:30a.m. Saturday.
The CalArts Community Arts Partnership program has been providing college-level arts training and practice to Los Angeles-area youth since 1990, giving young artists the opportunity to learn from California Institute of the Arts faculty. "The great thing about CAP is that all the programs are free and they're taught by CalArts instructors," said Evelyn Serrano, assistant director of programs for CAP. "So our young students are getting the benefit of our instructors' vast experience." CAP ...
Nearly 30 Newhall residents living near the old Smiser Ranch mule farm told Santa Clarita City Council members this week that the plans to build two 12-story buildings, retail shops and 800 residential units are too "New York City" for their quiet community. "The proposal is downright scary," said Glenda Bona, a leader of the recently-formed Calgrove Corridor Coalition. "We're not going to let this slide by."
Los Angeles County planners designing a 1,000-unit women's jail for the Pitchess Detention Center are excited about its innovative circular design and its promise to address overcrowding in jails across the county. On Tuesday, the county Board of Supervisors passed a budget for the upcoming fiscal year that sets aside money specifically for new fire stations in Santa Clarita and new barracks at the detention center in Castaic.
The request to annex a portion of Castaic likely will be in the county's hands by this summer. The Santa Clarita City Council voted this week to close the public hearing and send an application to annex the Hasley Hills, North Bluffs and Live Oak communities and the Valencia Commerce Center into the city of Santa Clarita.
A local doctor-in-training got his first brush with a real-world emergency earlier this month when another passenger on his cross-country flight unexpectedly fell ill.
SAN FERNANDO - After 20 hours of deliberation, a hung jury was announced Wednesday morning in the murder trial of Esperanza Castro. The final vote was nine to three in favor of acquittal on the murder charge. Deputy District Attorney Paula Gonzales indicated this morning that her office will prepare for another trial against Castro, who will remain in custody until May
A class at California Institute of the Arts is teaching local high school students about the environment and then encouraging them to use what they've learned for inspiration to create hands-on projects. "Going Green" is being taught at the Valencia arts institute as part of its Community Arts Partnership program, which provides college-level arts training and practice to Los Angeles area youth ages 10 to 18.
A new member is on board on the Santa Clarita City Council and the council voted Tuesday night to move forward on the plans to "streetscape" 10 blocks of Main Street in downtown Newhall. Laurie Ender and Mayor Bob Kellar were sworn into office to begin their four-year terms on the council after voters decided in the April 8 election. Kellar was re-elected to his seat on the council, while Ender was elected to fill TimBen Boydston's expiring seat.
John Joseph Gambill's life is falling apart, he says. With a wavering voice, the 48-year-old registered sex offender began to tell The Signal his side of the story but stopped to remove his glasses and wipe his eyes. "My life is in ruins," he said as he unloaded groceries from his car outside his Saugus mobile home Tuesday. "I'm going through a lot of s--t right now. My mother just died. I'm scarred for life because of this."
Principal Bill Bolde describes her as extremely likable and a good student, but the one thing Lauren Blaire will always be remembered as is a fiery competitor on the Saugus High School softball team. Blaire was 18 years old in 1998 when a drunk driver broadsided her car at the corner of Plum and Bouquet canyon roads, ending her life and her softball career just before her senior season was about to begin.
The five members of the citizen panel formed to oversee the Open Space Preservation District will be sworn in tonight at the panel's first meeting. The Financial Accountability and Audit Panel will meet annually to review the city's management of funds collected for the open space district voters approved in 2007. The district will collect annual assessment fees from property owners to buy vacant land in and around the city to develop a greenbelt of open space.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion Tuesday calling for the development of a countywide alert system that would notify local officials whenever a sex offender tries to register at the address of a state-licensed foster or child care facility. The motion was introduced by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich at Tuesday's regular board meeting.
Residents of the Santa Clarita Valley have several options Wednesday to mark the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Of eight homeless service zones in Los Angeles County, the one that encompasses the Santa Clarita Valley has the second-highest growth in those who have no place to live, according to numbers recently released by county officials.
Three decades after the Canyon Cowboys won the school's first CIF title, former head coach Harry Welch and members of the 1983 CIF Northwestern Conference championship team reunited on the Cowboys' field Saturday at Canyon High School.
With the status of its permanent new home still uncertain, the long-awaited elementary school for the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences will use temporary facilities in Acton and Agua Dulce on its first day of classes Monday.