As the cloud of dirt clears on this Santa Clarita Valley ranch, the door of the pickup truck swings open and out steps royalty that is unmistakable - the sequins, the tiara, the sash.
A Castaic man was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly raping his girlfriend, according to sheriff's Lt. Tom Byski.
The morning commute on Sierra Highway was a bit tougher Thursday morning, when both directions of the artery road were shut down due to a transformer fire and hazardous material spill.
Santa Clarita Valley is pregnant with a new community. The characteristics of that community - its name, its size, incorporated, not incorporated, a mix of other community profiles - are all still be realized. What's important, according to county and local politicians, is that residents will be the determining parents of that new community - whatever shape and character it takes on. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors took the next step ...
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that allows homeowners to install solar energy and solar water heating systems even if their homeowners' association or common interest development rules prohibit such installations.
As the summer marches on and the mercury rises, so does the threat of fire in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital has a new vice president on board. Larry R. Kidd began work Tuesday as the vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer. "Larry is a tremendous asset and the perfect person to join our leadership team," hospital CEO Roger Seaver said in a statement. "His strong background and dynamic leadership skills will provide tremendous value as we continue to improve the patient experience and create the ideal ...
A San Fernando Valley congressman announced Tuesday he is co-sponsoring a federal bill that would prevent large-scale mining in Soledad Canyon.
The Hart district will purchase 129 portable classrooms that it has been leasing from the state, most of which are currently in use, as the state retires from the business of leasing out portable classrooms.
After months of agonizing cuts to the Hart district budget - in excess of $10 million - the district governing board has voted to adopt a budget for the 2008/09 school year.
Santa Clarita traffic engineers are scratching their heads to decide what to do about a flock of jaywalking Canadian geese that have been ruffling feathers of motorists forced to slam their brakes or swerve around the large birds.
When 37-year-old Dianne Van Hook accepted the position of Superintendent-President of College of the Canyons on July 1, 1988, she became the youngest person to hold that position in California, and one of only five women to serve in that position at the district level.
The days of simultaneously chatting on a cellphone and driving a vehicle formally became history today in California. Unless, of course, you have a hands-free earpiece.
The Newhall Land and Farming Co. and 20 other debtors listed in a bankruptcy petition filed earlier this month by LandSource Communities Development LLC are settling in for a long court case.
Firefighters rushed to battle two simultaneous fires Tuesday morning, including one that burned uphill through thick brush toward several ranch-style homes in Sand Canyon.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detectives are asking for public assistance in locating a man who allegedly shot his father in the head late Thursday night in Canyon Country.
The Paseo Club in Valencia will host a free tennis festival Saturday as part of United States Tennis Professionals Association's "Tennis Across America" month in May.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close the lanes, ramps and connectors listed below as part of a $100.1 million pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. Closures are subject to change.
Santa Clarita and local government officials recognized 16 local students as Santa Clarita Valley "teen heroes" Thursday night for their courage and determination in the face of adversity.
Two California Public Utilities Commission hearings about a proposed Valencia Water Company rate hike drew more complaints Thursday about the firm's takeover by another water district than about higher water bills.
Flair Cleaners, a family owned business with a location in Valencia, has launched its third annual Flair Care Package Drive in conjunction with the USO of Greater Los Angeles for care packages to be sent to troops.
Princess Cruises held an event Thursday to honor veterans and note the company's selection as a commemorative partner in the nationwide effort to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War this year.
The Santa Clarita and San Fernando charter of Habitat for Humanity will join in the 2013 Women Empowerment Build this Saturday, which will focus on female veterans and those who have experienced loss during wartime.
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, said Thursday that a recent series of controversial topics, such as the inquiry into a terrorist attack on a U.S. embassy in Libya and the investigation into why the Internal Revenue Service applied additional scrutiny to conservative groups, are dominating the discussion on Capitol Hill.
A roaming pit bull that ripped the leg off of a smaller dog in Canyon Country is expected to be humanely killed, a county official said Thursday.
Two lanes of southbound Interstate 5 near Hasley Canyon Road were closed for almost three hours Thursday afternoon after two big rigs collided, blocking traffic and scattering debris in the area, a California Highway Patrol official said.
Members of the William S. Hart Union High School District board will appoint someone to replace former board member Paul Strickland, rather than holding a special election for the seat.
FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (AP) - Cooler temperatures and lighter winds gave hundreds of firefighters a slight reprieve Thursday from a 3,500-acre wildfire that has blackened rugged terrain in the Los Padres National Forest.
(SACRAMENTO) Assemblymember Steve Fox (D-Palmdale) today announced that Assembly Bills (AB) 588 and 631 were approved by the State Assembly with broad bipartisan support. The bills address protection of student athletes and enhance core education for children in juvenile court schools. Both measures passed by a margin of 70-0, and now advance to the Senate.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Police say a young mountain lion that was trapped in an aqueduct near downtown Santa Cruz has been tranquilized.