Santa Clarita planners will explain Tuesday what they plan to do help protect local natural resources as developments continue to sprout on the valley's surrounding hillsides. At a Planning Commission study session, city planners will present the draft Conservation and Open Space Element of the One Valley One Vision plan, the joint county-city valleywide general plan that will likely be adopted in spring 2009. This element includes historical resources, water resources, climate change, parks ...
The city of Santa Clarita is partnering with local businesses to offer students a month-long Summer Bus Passport.
If the Big One happens today and an earthquake destroys our water supply from the San Joacquin Delta, Santa Clarita Valley residents can get by on stored water for two years, the valley's top water official told a group of local business people Thursday.
The Hart district has stepped up its anti-sexual-harassment training in light of recent investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct by three district teachers, a counselor and now a volunteer coach. All employees of the William S. Hart Union High School District go through an online sexual harassment training program that is updated annually and can be viewed at the district's Web site at www.hartdistrict.org. "We go through it every year, and every new employee ...
City bus riders may notice slight improvements in bus services when a new transit contractor comes on board in August, a Santa Clarita transit official said Thursday. The City Council approved switching to a new contractor to manage, operate and maintain the city's transit services. The council approved a three-year, $49 million contract with MV Transportation. The proposal was $3.5 million less than the proposal by the current contractor, yet provided staffing increases. "The ...
Gold shovels hit the gravel Thursday as city officials kicked off a $25 million expansion of the Santa Clarita Sports Complex in Canyon Country.
Expect to pay a few bucks more to the cashier at City Hall beginning July 1. Hundreds of city service fees will go up about 4 percent due to an increase in the Consumer Price Index as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor. Every five years, city officials examine the costs associated with providing city services and adjust fees accordingly. With the council's approval this week, fees ranging from development fees to some ...
A dog that was allegedly struck by his owner with a shovel Saturday was euthanized, officials confirmed Thursday. Matthew Lantzy, 30, of Saugus struck his pit bull on its head several times with a shovel in his backyard, fracturing its skull, a Sheriff's Department report said.
When they wrote a Dr. Seuss-style story about their school mascot, a group of kindergartners at Canyon Spring Elementary School never dreamed they would win grand prize in a competition that included students up to the eighth grade level. The 5- and 6-year-olds in Cathy Kuebler's reading group, most of whom are English language learners, won one of two grand prize awards in Time Warner Cable's ninth annual "Time 2 Write Seuss Style" competition. ...
The William S. Hart Union High School District has received a $152,000 grant to expand emergency preparedness programs for local schools. The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools grant is one of 92 awarded to schools and school districts in 34 states by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools of the U.S. Department of Education. Recipients were recently announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. "Nothing is more important to Americans than ...
Mechanics advise an auto checkup once every three months. And that's how often Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital holds its quarterly "Care for Your Heart" Health Fair for members of the community to receive free heart checkups from the hospital's health professionals. The next fair takes place Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Community Center. Like the warning lights on your car's dashboard, the signs of heart disease often come ...
A Canyon High School volunteer football coach has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female student at an L.A. Unified School District high school where the coach is employed. Kevin Thomas, 40, an assistant football coach and special education teacher's assistant at Birmingham High School in the San Fernando Valley, was arrested Tuesday. Thomas had also been coaching the Canyon Cowboy varsity defense as a volunteer for the past several weeks.
The bright yellow fliers papering telephone poles and tucked into store windows all over Saugus look deceptively cheerful, sporting a picture of a cute Dachshund.
Traffic problems on a residential street in Saugus are turning neighbor against neighbor and neighbors against the city. Santa Clarita city officials this week presented the City Council with survey results showing most residents did not want any further traffic restrictions on Benz Road, which sits between Copper Hill Drive and Bouquet Canyon Road in the northeast corner of the city, offering a narrow, residential-street connection between two major thoroughfares. But after ...
Newhall Land officials are breathing a sigh of relief today now that an East Coast bankruptcy court has given its parent company permission to keep the lights on - at least until the end of the month.
Official identification of the bodies believed to be actor Paul Walker and Valencia business owner Roger Rodas could take days, an investigator from the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said Sunday.
SANTA CLARITA - Tributes have been coming in from colleagues of actor Paul Walker who was killed Saturday in Valencia in a fiery crash of a sports car.
At midnight Sunday morning, hours after the death of actor Paul Walker made worldwide news, people came to the accident site on Hercules Street in Valencia where the "Fast and the Furious" star and another man died in a fiery one-car accident.
Owls, snakes, turtles and other critters awed dozens of visitors at Placerita Canyon Nature Center's "Native Live Animal Presentation" on Saturday in Newhall.
More than 350 people crowded the memorial service for a beloved Canyon High School and Brigham Young University football player Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canyon Country.
Two people were killed Saturday afternoon when a Porsche sports car crashed and burst into flames in Valencia, and the passenger was actor Paul Walker, his publicist confirmed to the Associated Press
With the convergence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving this year, the Jewish community of the Santa Clarita Valley has opted to celebrate the lighting of the official Santa Clarita Valley menorah on Sunday, the fourth day of the holiday, at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.
Black Friday got off to a slow start in the Santa Clarita Valley, but by noon parking spaces were at a premium at the Westfield Valencia Town Center and shoppers jammed the mall.
Christmas tree shoppers will have a less soggy experience this weekend than they did Friday as a storm that dropped a trace of rain around the Santa Clarita Valley moves out of the area.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's Deputy Devin Freeman, who worked as a resource officer at Canyon High School and Sierra Vista Junior High School, died at home on Thanksgiving Day after a six-year battle with cancer, a spokesman said today. He was 38.
The third annual Hart Holiday Boutique and Craft Fair is scheduled Saturday and Sunday at William S. Hart Regional Park.
Black Friday just doesn't cut it anymore.
More than 100 home-bound seniors gave second helpings of "thank you" to the men and women who brought them not just one Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, but a second turkey dinner for the next day as well - plus dessert.
If you set the table, they will come.
Before lining up for rides, many lined up with boxes and bags of donations Wednesday for the 11th Annual Bag-A-Ticket holiday food drive at Six Flags Magic Mountain.