UPDATED: 9 p.m. Kevin Lamont Thomas, who was charged with having illegal sexual relations with four Hart district students, pleaded no contest to three charges in Van Nuys Superior Court Thursday and faces up to six years in state prison, a district attorney's official said. Thomas pleaded no contest to felony counts of sexual penetration of a minor with a foreign object and sexual intercourse with a minor and a misdemeanor count of child molestation, ...
2008 GENERAL ELECTION Tuesday, Nov. 4 UPDATED: 3:45 p.m. Thursday PRESIDENTIAL 8:04 p.m. Tuesday: The Associated Press reports Sen. Barack Obama has won the presidential election. 8:16 p.m. Tuesday: Sen. John McCain concedes. ++++++++++++ PRESIDENTIAL Popular votes (Sen. John McCain & Sen. Barack Obama): 121,305,522 Republican: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)/Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) 56,785,572 (46% of the vote) Electoral votes: 162 Democratic: Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.)/Sen. Joe Biden (D-Delaware) 64,519,950 (53%) Electoral votes: 364 (270 ...
Two hate crimes in Saugus might turn out to be a prank performed by friends but detectives aren't laughing.
Officials from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission will visit College of the Canyons to review its registered nursing associate degree program for continuing accreditation.
The Newhall and Saugus school districts topped the Academic Performance Index (API) scores among elementary school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley, with scores of 882 and 852 respectively.
The Hart district shot up 13 points in the state's Academic Performance Index (API), exceeding the state's goal of 800 points with an overall district score of 804. Ten of the district's 17 schools also exceeded the state goal and almost every school noted significant growth over last year's API score, according to data released Thursday by the California Department of Education. "Districtwide that is right where we want to be - 804 is a ...
Christine Parr, an English Language Development teacher and coordinator at Placerita Junior High School, was named Teacher of the Year for the William S. Hart Union High School District.
A small truck or SUV struck and killed Michael Yant, a homeless man from Newhall, while was walking along the center divider on the eastbound side of Highway 126 late Monday, a CHP official said.
Canyon Country's two-year-old Jacob Fierro has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.
The regularly scheduled Santa Clarita City Council meeting for Tuesday has been cancelled due to the Veterans Day holiday. A special City Council meeting is scheduled for Nov. 19.
The Foundation for Children's Dental Health hosts a free dental clinic for local low-income children from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday in Canyon Country and Valencia. At no cost, Dr. Amy Monti of Adventure Dental in Canyon Country and Drs. Rose Kim and Kathleen Mulcahey of Valencia Children's Dental Group in Valencia will treat about 55 children who were identified through the foundation's dental screenings and who have no dental care access or ...
The city of Santa Clarita hosts a Veterans Day ceremony honoring veterans and military families at 11 a.m Tuesday at the Veterans Historical Plaza in downtown Newhall. The ceremony will begin with a two minute moment of silence as a sign of respect for those who have died in war. The changing of the flags will be done by the Knights of Columbus Santa Clarita Assembly and representatives from various armed services recruiting offices.
It was back to work on Wednesday for Republican Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, who won Tuesday's race against Democrat Carole Lutness for the 38th District.
A half-cent sales tax to improve transportation in Los Angeles County was among the measures approved by voters on Election Day.
"Cautiously optimistic" is how one school board member described his feelings after vote totals on Measure CF were announced Wednesday.
Despite being censured by his peers Thursday night, Saugus Union School District board member Stephen Winkler reiterated he has no plans to give up the seat he won in 2011.
A small but vocal group of Santa Clarita Valley residents attended the last public hearing Thursday night for the plan to reduce chloride in the Santa Clara River, offering suggestions and criticisms over the issue.
Almost a month after the Hart district board voted to effectively shutter the foundation charged with managing the district's land holdings, the foundation's president says he believes the organization has yet to live out its useful life.
It's time to rearrange your storage shed, move the Christmas tree aside and pull out the American flag for proud display Friday, which is Flag Day. City workers were putting up hundreds of flags today that will line Lyons Avenue and Soledad Canyon Road for Flag Day 2013.
A "very cute" 2-month-old tabby kitten left in a box inside a car in Valencia Thursday has found a new home, a county animal control officer said.
Investigators with the county coroner's office have identified the body of a man found in Saugus on Tuesday as that of 61-year-old Victor Beres of Saugus, a spokesman for the office said Wednesday.
A man who was hit on the head with a pipe and stabbed Monday night in Canyon Country is expected to live, according to deputies at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Two reputed gang members were charged today with murder and attempted murder and a third man was charged with being an accessory in connection with a shooting on Tuesday near Santa Monica College, the District Attorney's Office announced.
This week, Newhall (Zone 6) had six reported part one crimes. Those six crimes consisted of two commercial burglaries, one vehicle burglary, two petty thefts, and one report of a stolen vehicle.
What was reported to local sheriff's deputies as a fight involving 20 to 30 people turned out to a verbal dispute, a sheriff's deputy said.
Canyon Country East, Zone 8, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information. Snap Shot 06/03/2013 – 06/09/2013.
SANTA CLARITA - The College of the Canyons Health & Wellness Center and the Child and Family Center of Santa Clarita will host a free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training event designed to provide students and community members with the tools and training needed to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance abuse.
The City of Santa Clarita invites youth ages 5-12 to enjoy summer break with eight weeks of fun at Summer Blast starting Monday, June 17, 2013 through Friday, August 9, 2013. Program operating hours are Monday through Friday, from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Newhall Community Center located at 22421 Market Street. Summer blast is also available at the Canyon Country Community Center.
Santa Clarita Valley Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, will hold a town hall meeting Saturday along with fellow Assemblyman Steve Fox, D-Palmdale, to discuss the issue of chloride in the Santa Clara River.
A traffic collision involving a gasoline tanker and a cement truck on Highway 14 near Placerita Canyon Road tied up traffic for more than three hours Wednesday, a California Highway Patrol sergeant said.