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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say guns, badges and other items belonging to San Diego-area law enforcement personnel were stolen during a weekend charity football game in Los Angeles.
SANTA CLARITA - The Associated Student Government (ASG) at College of the Canyons is inviting all students and community members to a public candidate forum with the eight individuals seeking election to California's 25th Congressional District.
A signature-gatherer outside a local Walmart, arrested for battery after allegedly punching someone in the hand last weekend, has been identified as a woman from Illinois, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
As the school winds down, local high schoolers got fired up at the chance to win a new car from Nissan of Valencia during the third annual Nissan Car Giveaway at COC's Cougar Stadium in Valencia.
A father and son were recovering Monday after being stabbed outside a bar last weekend, while one suspect was being held in connection with the stabbing, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detective said.
A bill that would require some cities, including Santa Clarita, to change their election systems to ones that are district-based has been introduced in the state Assembly and is scheduled for a committee hearing this week, officials said Monday.
Newly elected Santa Clarita City Councilman Dante Acosta's journey to the Santa Clarita Valley is a familiar one.
Both single-family home and condominium sales increased in the Santa Clarita Valley in March compared to February sales, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors announced Monday.
In an effort to help local business owners see their enterprises thrive and expand, Rick Hernandez, President, Syntesis Global, LLC will deliver the presentation "Growing Your Business in the 21st Century, A New Era" during the spring 2014 College of the Canyons Chancellor's Circle Breakfast Briefing.
Local marathon runner Dennis Lebman never got a chance to celebrate after completing last year's Boston Marathon, so now he's going back to run again in one of the world's most renowned foot race, determined to let terrorists know that he and his fellow runners are unshaken, he said.
"I know at times I alienate people," says City Councilman Frank Ferry. "People aren't neutral about me."
Joining Christians around the world in celebrating the faith's holiest day of observance, about 300 people from across the Santa Clarita Valley took part in an Easter in the Park service and breakfast Sunday morning at Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park in Stevenson Ranch, hosted by His Way Church.
Emotions appear to be running high over a petition drive aimed at stopping Santa Clarita's plan to install electronic billboards along freeways in the city, resulting in several recent clashes between petition supporters and opponents and the arrest of a woman who was gathering signatures at a local Walmart this past weekend, sheriff's officials confirmed.
Hundreds of attendees watched as Jonathan Moore portrayed Jesus Christ during the Easter Sunrise passion play "A Living Hope" presented at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park in Agua Dulce on Saturday afternoon.
The state Department of Transportation is inviting cities and counties throughout California to submit projects to get people out of their cars and onto their bikes or their own two feet - and Santa Clarita is ready to comply.