World War II veterans in uniforms that, amazingly, still fit and Vietnam veterans in leather jackets arriving astride Harley Davidson motorcycles gathered with other veterans and the people who wanted to thank them Monday at Eternal Valley Memorial Park in Newhall.
Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar said it was the largest crowd he has seen at the annual Memorial Day event.
A 14-year old boy was struck by a motorist Monday afternoon while riding his bike near the intersection of Sierra Highway and Sandy Drive in Canyon Country.
According to Officer Robert Tomayo of the California Highway Patrol, the boy was on the sidewalk but then suddenly veered out into the street in front of an oncoming pickup truck, which was not able to stop in time to avoid hitting him.
Planning Commission chairman Mike Berger said Friday that after serving for 10 years on the Planning Commission, he will not be serving another term when his seat expires in July.
"I don't want to get stale. I want to walk away in my prime," he said.
Anyone living near Market Street in Newhall may have been tempted to walk into the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center on Sunday morning when they heard the inviting melodic harmonies emanating from its main hall.
The artist - and the audience taking in the music - would have been more than welcoming to the curious passers-by who may have wandered in to enjoy the melodies of Kim Acuna. Acuna performed several songs for the Unitarian Universalist congregation of Santa Clarita Valley, which meets in the senior center.
Commercial and residential trash rates may go up nearly 4 percent in July if the City Council approves an amendment to the franchises for the two local trash haulers.
With council approval, the companies would be able to raise their rates up to 3.95 percent for one year beginning July 1.
Amid an ailing economy, the city's sales tax revenue dipped .6 percent in the last three months of 2007 compared to the same time period in 2006, according to data released by the city on Friday.
"This is a difficult time for many business sectors, for government and for the economy," city Treasurer Darren Hernandez said in a statement. "It is more important than ever to shop within the city of Santa Clarita and support our local businesses."
It may have been overcast and chilly, but that did not prevent Whole Foods Market in Valencia from welcoming the warmer temperatures of summer with a Memorial Day barbecue Sunday.
For two days the market broke out its grills during their Kickoff to Summer Memorial Weekend Barbecue in the parking lot in front of the store, as a steady stream of patrons visited the makeshift outdoor patio to enjoy free hot dogs and hamburgers.
If you ace your sixth grade math test at Pinetree Elementary School, you probably shouldn't celebrate by giving your best friend a big hug.
The vote's not in yet on whether a high-five would be appropriate.
A woman driving a minivan with two children ended up in Castaic Creek while driving on State Route 126 into Santa Clarita on Sunday afternoon. All three were airlifted to UCLA Medical Center by the county Fire Dept.
"Go out and find a veteran today, and thank him or her," said Jason "Spike" Zigler, a Santa Clarita Valley and Frazier Park resident and talented young videographer who returned home this spring after a nearly two-year hitch in the U.S. Army.
A Bakersfield resident was killed early Saturday morning after a traffic collision on Interstate 5.
Newhall Coffee Roasting Company showed support for Memorial Day by donating 80,000 packages of its Patriot Blend coffee to U.S. Armed Forces serving overseas.
With a rifle slung over his right shoulder and a bullet-proof vest shielding his chest, Sam Hanson walked with his eight-Marine unit through a dusty marketplace in Fallujah, not expecting much to happen.
When the Big One hits Santa Clarita some will likely die, many will be injured and many buildings will be destroyed.
Santa Clarita Valley residents have the opportunity to observe Memorial Day in several ways today and Monday.
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.