Congregation Beth Shalom will host a special service on Friday at 8 p.m. for the arrival of its new Torah, donated by congregants Marianne and David Simon in honor of Marianne's parents, Leonard and Nancy Marcus.
A mixed-media painting created by a recent Hart High School graduate will be on display in an alcove at the nation's Capitol for the next year as part of "An Artistic Discovery," a program sponsored by members of Congress to honor the artistic talent of America's youth.
Fundraising for the 2008 SCV Relay for Life topped half a million dollars this week, a local record for the event sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
Man breaks window at store, in patrol car A Canyon Country man was arrested on burglary and assault charges Saturday morning, after he allegedly assaulted his roommate and reportedly broke the front glass door of a liquor store on Soledad Canyon Road, according to officials. Edward Gilhooley, 19, allegedly broke into Canyon Liquor Store in Canyon Country and apparently took liquor and cigarettes. After deputies arrested him and placed him in the back seat of ...
The teenage boy who was with former Golden Valley High School counselor Roselyn Hubbell when she was arrested last week was also arrested at the same time for possession of cocaine.
More than six months after they were convicted in a San Fernando courtroom for breaking into a Canyon Country home, mother-son duo Cynthia Brandon and Michael Lugo were formally sentenced Tuesday morning, court officials announced.
As the mercury continues to rise throughout the Santa Clarita Valley, local residents and their pets are looking for ways to cool down. Apparently, the local wildlife is also searching for ways to avoid the heat.
The Hart district's summer school program started bright and early at 7 a.m. Monday, with students enrolled in summer classes returning to school after just a one-week break. "I guess one week was enough, but two would have been better," said Hart senior Ashley Larsen, who is attending summer school at West Ranch High School. "I haven't taken a physical science class yet, so I need to make up those credits - I didn't fail anything."
Las Lomas Land Co., LLC, filed a lawsuit Monday demanding the city of Los Angeles pay damages in excess of $100 million for the City Council's March 19 decision to strike down a housing development that would have brought 5,553 residential units to the steep hillsides near the Newhall Pass.
She's been an educator for 44 years - 20 of those in the Newhall School District - but Friday was the last day of teaching for Judi Hayward, who described her profession as "the best job in the world." Hayward said goodbye to her sixth grade students and coworkers at Valencia Valley Elementary School last week before heading to her new home in Redondo Beach, where she will be closer to her family.
The Hart District's Yes I Can program for students with and without special needs has been invited to set up a booth to sell merchandise on Southern California stops of the Vans Warped Tour.
Rothwell sentenced to 16 years to life A Valencia woman was sentenced Friday to 16 years to life in prison after she was convicted for killing an 18-year-old man in at the Huntington Beach Hotel in 2006, officials announced Monday. Samantha Elizabeth Rothwell, 21, was convicted in a Santa Ana courthouse in April of murdering Walter Rivas on Aug. 15, 2006, after he said he "saw God." Rothwell responded that she was the devil, and ...
A total of eight spots will be open on the city's two commissions and audit panel in July and applications are due to City Hall by Friday.
Fewer homes built in Santa Clarita mean fewer taps being turned on, which now means less money for the Castaic Lake Water Agency.
Air quality in the Santa Clarita Valley reached "unhealthy" status today, according to a reported released by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. However, no official reason was released as to why the air quality was listed as unhealthy.
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.
Investigators probing a homicide in Acton have released the identities of the man who was shot and killed and the name of his alleged killer.
Members of the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District board will vote tonight on whether to approve two charter petitions that would allow the Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Science to open two schools in the district next year.