Castaic Middle School is presenting "Once Upon a Mattress" as its spring musical today at 7:30 p.m. in its Multi-Purpose Room. Written in 1959, high schools traditionally have found the musical a popular choice. Adapted from Hans Christian Anderson's story "The Princess and the Pea," the musical tells of a somewhat masculine princess who must win the hand of a sensitive prince over the protests of an overbearing queen mother. The queen does not think ...
The city of Santa Clarita, along with the county, is hosting the annual Pet Vaccination Clinic today from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Santa Clarita Park. Low-cost vaccinations, license renewal and micro-chipping services will be available for dogs. Vaccinations include a $6 Rabies vaccine, the $14 six-in-one Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza and Parvovius, and the $11 Bordetella vaccine. Rabies vaccinations are required by state law for all dogs at least four months of age. ...
Near-record triple digit temperatures are possible today in the Santa Clarita Valley. As of Friday evening, the National Weather Service predicted temperatures in the Santa Clarita Valley could reach 103 degrees today, which is 25 degrees above normal. A high of 98 is predicted for Sunday.
With the sound of cheering parents, friends and alumni coming from the courtyard and balconies, nearly 400 students from the California Institute of the Arts received their degrees Friday evening during the 2008 graduation ceremony. Out of the 392 graduating students from the Valencia art institute, 194 received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, while 198 took home their Master of Fine Arts.
Castaic parents want the Hart district to stop flip-flopping their high school students between Valencia and West Ranch high schools and select a school for the students to call their own until a high school is built in Castaic. The parents voiced their concerns at a special meeting of the Castaic Area Town Council held Tuesday evening and attended by William S. Hart Union High School District Board Members Gloria Mercado-Fortine and Steve Sturgeon, Superintendent ...
SAN FERNANDO - A Canyon Country woman accused of killing her husband will be tried a second time. Superior Court Judge Burt Pines ordered a new trial for Esperanza Castro Friday morning, three full weeks after her first trial ended in a hung jury.
Brush fire scorches acre in Sand Canyon A brush fire around a house in the 16600 block of Sultus Street prompted the response of three fire engines mid Friday afternoon. The blaze scorched about 1 acre shortly after 3 p.m., there were no injuries and there was no damage to the house, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. St. Stephen's to hold rummage sale A multi-family rummage sale will be ...
Jack Williams didn't choose to go into the stunt business, he was born into it. With a stuntman for a father and a trick horse rider for a mother, Williams was born on April 15, 1921, in Montana and was a longtime Hollywood stuntman, appearing in a host of films including "The Sons of Katie Elder," "Cheyenne Autumn" and "Spartacus."
Heather Reder has a disease that typically only occurs in those twice her age. Three years ago, a CT scan found nodules on the 24-year-old's throat. The doctors performed exploratory surgery and, when complications arose, the tissue buildup in her throat prevented the doctors from intubating. Heather now uses a trachea tube to breathe.
More than 200 Santa Clarita residents pedaled into work Thursday as part of the city's Fifth annual Bike to Work day, with one city employee riding all the way from Palmdale.
If choir competitors could be judged the same as their peers in sports, then the Valencia High School Women's Choir just scored a touchdown, a home run and the last-second winning basket at a meet last weekend near San Francisco.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger submitted his revised 2008-09 budget plan to the legislature Wednesday, with the new proposal not suspending Proposition 98, but at the same time not providing education with all the funding needed.
In addition to a graphic memorializing a dead friend, Joseph Milhoan's motorcycle helmet was also emblazoned with a sticker reading: "Capable of evading high speed pursuit."
In an ongoing effort to revise and update board policies, the Hart district governing board discussed two key provisions - drug and alcohol abuse and the definition of "zero tolerance" - at its last meeting.
The hydra, according to Greek mythology, is an ancient serpent-like water beast with many heads that guarded the entrance to the Underworld.
It's not Christmas yet, but a Santa Clarita woman is scheduled to receive a life-saving gift from her sister this week: a kidney.
SANTA CLARITA - The Porsche in which actor Paul Walker and his friends were killed Saturday was traveling alone at a high rate of speed Saturday when it crashed in a fiery collision with two trees and a lamp post that left the car as little more than rubble, sheriff's officials said today.
Local artists will display their artwork for the second time this year during "Art in the Alley" Saturday in downtown Newhall.
Colorful spinning dreidels, freshly cooked latkes and the sounds of Hanukkah songs filled the courtyard at the Valencia Town Center Mall Sunday evening for the community menorah lighting.
Ken Newton has heard it all during his 16 years as an elementary school teacher.
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.