When Jillian Griffith discovered she was pregnant two months after starting college, she knew that getting her degree was going to be more of a challenge, but after more than 17 years of night classes Griffith will graduate Thursday on her oldest daughter's 17th birthday. "The fact that her birthday is the same day as graduation day, I feel like my life has come full circle," said Griffith, 36, of Valencia. "My goal was to ...
With hot temperatures and vast amounts of rugged terrain and dry brush, fires are a constant threat in the Santa Clarita Valley, especially in the summer months. Firefighters help combat that threat. Yet to ensure that they are able to keep the public safe while fighting a blaze, firefighters from the state, county and city fire departments constantly train together to streamline communications and operations. On Monday, three firefighting agencies trained at Placerita Canyon's Disney ...
The Newhall Community Center is offering free child identification kits through May 31 to give local parents the tools they would need if their children were to ever go missing. As part of National Missing Children's Day, the Santa Clarita-based Mothers Against Sexual Predators of California is now providing the community center with identification kits containing fingerprinting materials, a place to keep a current photograph of their child and a place to record distinctive characteristics ...
If you ever get frustrated driving across McBean Parkway at rush hour and wonder just how big Santa Clarita Valley will likely get, city planners have the answer. Take all the people in Santa Clarita Valley and double that number - that's the biggest Santa Clarita Valley will ever get, they say.
Santa Clarita city officials are scheduled to give a presentation on all of the development projects currently proposed in and around the city at a Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday.
Groundwater is stirring up deep opposition and resentment among some Santa Clarita residents who fear the resource is being manipulated by local water officials in order to facilitate more urban development.
An exchange between two Valencia High School students turned to blows this afternoon, when one boy allegedly hit the other with a baseball bat.
This has been a good month for Melissa Rodriguez, a junior at Golden Valley High School who is enrolled in a dental assisting program through the William S. Hart Union High School District's Regional Occupational Program. Melissa received word that she will receive a $500 scholarship from the San Fernando Valley Dental Society, and a week later her table clinic at the California Dental Association Spring Scientific Session earned her yet another $250 scholarship and a $100 cash prize.
Nearly 24,000 homes and businesses near downtown Newhall suffered through a power outage when a substation failed just after 12 noon on Sunday, according to Southern California Edison. The affected area also included portions of the Summit in Valencia, Circle J Ranch and Stevenson Ranch.
A 2-year-old boy is being treated for injuries after he fell and nearly drowned in a pool at his Saugus home on Sunday afternoon. He was immediately transported to Central Park, where a county Fire Department helicopter airlifted him to Los Angeles Childrens Hospital for further treatment. Det. Dan Finn of the The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station stated that the near-drowning occurred at a residence near Vista Delgado Drive and Vista Encantada Drive in ...
Issues such as global warming, hybrid vehicles and holistic foods are not just for adults to tackle. At Valencia High School, a group of students organized together to bring the Santa Clarita Valley the inaugural EcoFest 2008 on its central campus parkway on Sunday afternoon. Organized by the Environmental Protection Agency Club of Valencia High, the eco-friendly event aimed to educate the public about conservation, environmental issues and sustainable living options.
A community service group at Rio Norte Junior High called the Resourceful Riverhawks organized a food drive last week, and Friday during brunch they lined up all the food they had collected around the campus quad, with cans of soup and boxes of cereal stretching across the center of campus. "Look at how much we came together - this is incredible," said Rio Norte teacher Kristen Stauch, who advises the Resourceful Riverhawks along with teachers ...
Seated under canopies on a grassy area next to the school, Bowman High School students, staff, parents and other guests listened as student authors read poems from this year's creative writing anthology, "The Phoenix."
For the members of the Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons, and owner of Paintball USA, it doesn't matter whether a person is for or against the Iraq War; it's about showing support for the troops.
Athletes from across Southern California crowded Newhall Park and Hart High School's gymnasium when the Special Olympics hosted the 7th annual Spirit Games on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich released today the attached letter from the Federal Aviation Administration announcing that it will no longer close Los Angeles County's air traffic control towers. Congress passed the "Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013" act which allows the FAA to transfer funding from other accounts to keep the nation's 149 contract towers open.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives are asking for public assistance in locating a man who allegedly shot his father in the head late Thursday night in Canyon Country.
The Paseo Club in Valencia will host a free tennis festival Saturday as part of United States Tennis Professionals Association's "Tennis Across America" month in May.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close the lanes, ramps and connectors listed below as part of a $100.1 million pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. Closures are subject to change.
Santa Clarita and local government officials recognized 16 local students as Santa Clarita Valley "teen heroes" Thursday night for their courage and determination in the face of adversity.
Two California Public Utilities Commission hearings about a proposed Valencia Water Company rate hike drew more complaints Thursday about the firm's takeover by another water district than about higher water bills.
Flair Cleaners, a family owned business with a location in Valencia, has launched its third annual Flair Care Package Drive in conjunction with the USO of Greater Los Angeles for care packages to be sent to troops.
Princess Cruises held an event Thursday to honor veterans and note the company's selection as a commemorative partner in the nationwide effort to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War this year.
The Santa Clarita and San Fernando charter of Habitat for Humanity will join in the 2013 Women Empowerment Build this Saturday, which will focus on female veterans and those who have experienced loss during wartime.
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, said Thursday that a recent series of controversial topics, such as the inquiry into a terrorist attack on a U.S. embassy in Libya and the investigation into why the Internal Revenue Service applied additional scrutiny to conservative groups, are dominating the discussion on Capitol Hill.
A roaming pit bull that ripped the leg off of a smaller dog in Canyon Country is expected to be humanely killed, a county official said Thursday.
Two lanes of southbound Interstate 5 near Hasley Canyon Road were closed for almost three hours Thursday afternoon after two big rigs collided, blocking traffic and scattering debris in the area, a California Highway Patrol official said.
Members of the William S. Hart Union High School District board will appoint someone to replace former board member Paul Strickland, rather than holding a special election for the seat.
FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (AP) - Cooler temperatures and lighter winds gave hundreds of firefighters a slight reprieve Thursday from a 3,500-acre wildfire that has blackened rugged terrain in the Los Padres National Forest.
(SACRAMENTO) Assemblymember Steve Fox (D-Palmdale) today announced that Assembly Bills (AB) 588 and 631 were approved by the State Assembly with broad bipartisan support. The bills address protection of student athletes and enhance core education for children in juvenile court schools. Both measures passed by a margin of 70-0, and now advance to the Senate.