"When I felt like I wanted to quit, I kept persevering."
Due to the proposed cuts to education, the Hart district recently had to cut and adjust its budget by 10 percent - or $10.3 million - even though the exact percentage of cuts has not yet been determined at the state level.
"Will that 10 percent really be a 10 percent cut, or a 7 percent cut, or 5 percent? We don't know at this point, but we are ready for the worst case scenario," Jaime Castellanos, superintendent of the William S. Hart Union High School District, said Tuesday. "The hardest thing right now is the uncertainty of the budget."
Concerned that items were disappearing from his shop, a Valencia business owner secretly staked out the premises early Tuesday morning, and ended up catching several employees that he alleges were stealing aluminum.
Jose Montano, 42, and Jose Escobar, 24, both of Palmdale, were arrested Tuesday and booked on fel-ony charges of burglary, embezzlement and grand theft, after they stole more than 900 pounds of aluminum from Contractor's Wardrobe, a sheriff's official said.
SAN FERNANDO - A prosecutor on the verge of tears and a juror nearly fainting delayed closing arguments at the Esperanza Castro murder trial Tuesday as both sides continue to revisit the evidence.
Deputy District At-torney Paula Gonzales was granted extra time to prepare the last segment of her final argument when Superior Court Judge Burt Pines questioned her well-being.
It appears the plans to build a giant recycling facility along Sierra Highway in Newhall are getting tossed out.
A Santa Clarita motorcyclist remained in critical condition Wednesday after being hit by a motor home Sunday night.
In a valley that sits atop numerous earthquake faults and is surrounded by dry hillsides, city and county planners outlined the biggest threats to public safety in the Santa Clarita Valley for the city's Planning Commission on Tuesday.
Planners released the draft version of the safety element of the One Valley One Vision General Plan, a long-term planning document that will act as a sort of constitution for the Santa Clarita Valley. The city and county are developing the final stages of the plan, which likely will be adopted in the spring of 2009.
Hart Park hike set for Friday
There will be a free, ranger-led tour of William S. Hart's Horseshoe Ranch, at 7 p.m. Friday. The two-mile hike will offer a bit of history about the 265-acre park named for the late silent film star. Hiking boots and water are recommended. Hart Park is located at 24151 Newhall Ave.. For more information call (661) 259-1750.
Wednesday night, city officials will honor 71 Santa Clarita Valley youth who lost their lives to traffic-related incidents in recent years.
There probably won't be a whole lotta shakin' goin' on Wednesday morning, but city officials are hoping residents at least play the part.
The Community Arts Partnership program, dubbed "CAP," links California Institute of the Arts with communities throughout Los Angeles County, offers free after-school and school-based arts programs for youth, such as Sunday's CAP concert at CalArts.
According to Diversity Coordinator Greg Lee, teachers and administrators in the Hart district are trained to be sensitive to the needs of gay and lesbian students. However, the president of the Santa Clarita PFLAG chapter says that while the district has made progress, he still feels more could be done.
Dave McEachern, president of the local Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays chapter and a former teacher in the William S. Hart Union High School District, said that despite the district's efforts, there are still incidents of harassment toward gays and lesbians on district campuses.
SAN FERNANDO - Prosecutors began their closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of a Canyon Country woman accused of killing her husband, focusing on "contradictory statements" she had made to investigators.
About 60 paramedics and emergency medical technicians working in the Santa Clarita Valley are preparing to go on strike beginning May 2, a union official said late Monday afternoon.
From earthquakes to floods, Santa Clarita city officials will outline what they think will be the biggest threats to public safety at a study session tonight.
Hundreds of runners and volunteers will take part in the inaugural Be the Light 5K run/walk sponsored by A Light of Hope Support Center Inc. in Santa Clarita this Saturday.
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Come next spring, Colossus - Six Flags Magic Mountain's iconic wooden roller coaster - will be transformed into Twisted Colossus, the world's longest hybrid wood-and-steel coaster, Six Flags officials announced Thursday.
A San Fernando Superior Court judge Thursday set a date for possible jury selection to begin in the trial of three men accused of gunning down a Canyon Country man on Halloween three years ago.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.
Four years ago, when sheriff's, city and school officials realized the extent of heroin use among Santa Clarita teens, they launched a number of far-reaching initiatives to tackle the problem.
After being attacked twice within the span of a month while walking home, Canyon Country resident Barbara Kritzberg says she'll be prepared in case it happens again.
California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday they have reached a deal that would offer $330 million a year in tax credits for Hollywood film productions over five years.
After allegedly arranging to meet a teen in Santa Clarita for sex, a 44-year-old Anaheim man was instead greeted by Special Victims Bureau investigators, who arrested him on suspicion of having an illegal yearlong relationship with the alleged victim, an investigator said Wednesday.
A 45-year-old "walk-on" soccer coach at West Ranch High School was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, Hart district officials confirmed Wednesday.
On August 17, 2014, deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station responded to a residence located within the unincorporated area of Santa Clarita (Westridge / Valencia). The victim reported she was contacted by her credit card company regarding a suspicious transaction. Deputies began the investigation and contacted station detectives.
Two Santa Clarita hotels, Holiday Inn Express and the Best Western sitting side-by-side off the I-5 freeway at Magic Mountain Parkway, have been sold for $21 million.
California community college system officials outlined lofty goals Wednesday to markedly increase the number of students who successfully complete a community college program.