Commercial and residential trash rates may go up nearly 4 percent in July if the City Council approves an amendment to the franchises for the two local trash haulers. With council approval, the companies would be able to raise their rates up to 3.95 percent for one year beginning July 1.
Amid an ailing economy, the city's sales tax revenue dipped .6 percent in the last three months of 2007 compared to the same time period in 2006, according to data released by the city on Friday. "This is a difficult time for many business sectors, for government and for the economy," city Treasurer Darren Hernandez said in a statement. "It is more important than ever to shop within the city of Santa Clarita and support our local businesses."
It may have been overcast and chilly, but that did not prevent Whole Foods Market in Valencia from welcoming the warmer temperatures of summer with a Memorial Day barbecue Sunday. For two days the market broke out its grills during their Kickoff to Summer Memorial Weekend Barbecue in the parking lot in front of the store, as a steady stream of patrons visited the makeshift outdoor patio to enjoy free hot dogs and hamburgers.
If you ace your sixth grade math test at Pinetree Elementary School, you probably shouldn't celebrate by giving your best friend a big hug. The vote's not in yet on whether a high-five would be appropriate.
A woman driving a minivan with two children ended up in Castaic Creek while driving on State Route 126 into Santa Clarita on Sunday afternoon. All three were airlifted to UCLA Medical Center by the county Fire Dept.
"Go out and find a veteran today, and thank him or her," said Jason "Spike" Zigler, a Santa Clarita Valley and Frazier Park resident and talented young videographer who returned home this spring after a nearly two-year hitch in the U.S. Army.
A Bakersfield resident was killed early Saturday morning after a traffic collision on Interstate 5.
Newhall Coffee Roasting Company showed support for Memorial Day by donating 80,000 packages of its Patriot Blend coffee to U.S. Armed Forces serving overseas.
With a rifle slung over his right shoulder and a bullet-proof vest shielding his chest, Sam Hanson walked with his eight-Marine unit through a dusty marketplace in Fallujah, not expecting much to happen.
When the Big One hits Santa Clarita some will likely die, many will be injured and many buildings will be destroyed.
Santa Clarita Valley residents have the opportunity to observe Memorial Day in several ways today and Monday.
With its mile-long trail, flowing water and major tenants, Bridgeport Marketplace is gearing up to become the next shopping destination for the Santa Clarita Valley.
Nearly 50 local law enforcement members and supporters took part in the 31st Annual Memorial Torch Run Relay Saturday evening to honor Los Angeles County peace officers who lost their lives while on duty.
In light of the holiday weekend, the California Highway Patrol is ramping up its enforcement, officials announced Friday.
Huddled inside an ambulance in the school parking lot, four Sequoia Charter School students didn't let the rain dampen their spirits as they asked questions of the Emergency Medical Technicians who were there for the school's first Career Day on Friday.
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.
No one begs Santa Claus for cheaper gasoline. Yet falling gas prices are shaping up as an unexpected gift for drivers - and for people on their holiday shopping lists.
The outlook for those traveling for the holiday weekend has gotten a little brighter recently as the blustery, rainy Thanksgiving initially forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley is now expected to be slightly less gloomy, a weather official said.
There was no turkey on the Walker dinner table on Thanksgiving 1946 - but there was pork roast, and a fresh-picked watercress salad and, of course, beans.