Known for congested intersections and jam-packed, gridlocked freeways, busy roads are as much a part of life in Southern California as food and air. Santa Clarita is no different. While many roads in the Los Angeles area rank among the busiest in the world, several roads in the Santa Clarita Valley are busy enough to raise the blood-pressure of just about any motorist traveling in the area.
A driver escaped injury late Saturday afternoon when her late-model Honda Accord sedan jumped a curb in a Canyon Country parking lot and landed on a retaining wall with one wheel hanging in mid-air. The mishap took place in the Rainbow Market lot at the corner of Rainbow Glen and Golden Triangle Road in Canyon Country.
In recognition of its outstanding creativity, outreach and parent involvement, the Rio Norte Junior High School PTSA has been named the best in the state. The school's Parent Teacher Student Association, which boasts 1,450 members, has several programs that set it apart from other organizations, according to President Dee Dee Jacobson. For instance, the WINGS - Welcoming In Newcomers and Giving Support - program is designed to ease the transition into junior high school.
Five schools in the Saugus Union School District have been named 2008 California Distinguished Schools by the state Board of Education. Bridgeport, Charles Helmers and North Park elementary schools in Valencia, and Emblem and Mountainview elementary schools in Saugus will receive the honor at a special ceremony hosted by state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell on May 16.
The price for a gallon of mid-grade gasoline hit the $4 mark this week in the Santa Clarita Valley while regular unleaded moved yet closer to the mark, according to a weekly gas survey. Seven local stations are charging at least $4 for a gallon of mid-grade and all but four of the 34 locations surveyed have begun charging at least $4 for a gallon of premium grade gas, according to a survey conducted Thursday by Randy Cressall, owner of Valencia Auto Spa.
An agreement announced Friday by U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon could halt a nearly decade-long battle between the city of Santa Clarita and global mining company Cemex, Inc. over a planned large-scale mine in Soledad Canyon. McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, on Thursday introduced what he called "win-win" legislation that would cancel Cemex's two, ten-year mining contracts with the federal Bureau of Land Management, effectively ending any chance that the company could mine at the Soledad Canyon ...
Thousands of visitors experienced the cowboy lifestyle on Saturday during the 15th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studios in Newhall.
The city of Santa Clarita's 2008 Walk of Western Stars will honor three legends of the silver screen on Friday, April 25, starting at 3 p.m. with the unveiling of their stars on the sidewalks of Old Town Newhall and culminating with a western gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Valencia Hyatt Hotel starting 7 p.m.
The results of the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) were released Wednesday, with all five Santa Clarita Valley school districts showing improvement in the test scores of their English language learners. The number of SCV students taking the CELDT also increased, and the number of English learners who took the test this school year increased by nearly 24,000 - 2 percent - over last year statewide.
The Santa Clarita City Council this week voted to release to the public a city attorney report outlining the income disclosure requirements for City Council members on the state-required disclosure forms. City Attorney Carl Newton compiled the report after a local activist pointed out that Mayor Bob Kellar had not disclosed some of his income information on his State of Economic Interests forms since he began on the council in 2000. The report had been ...
An agreement that would put a halt to the long-proposed Cemex mine in Canyon Country was announced today by Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita. The deal, which was introduced to Congress as HR Bill 5877 Thursday, would in effect swap the proposed Soledad Canyon mine site for land in Victorville.
Money paid to engineering consultants trying to reduce the amount of chloride entering the water system has increased by more than two-thirds at the Castaic Lake Water Agency. In June, the agency's Board of Directors authorized $150,000 to be paid to Kennedy/Jenks Consultants for general engineering services which includes the agency's handling of chloride that ends up in the Santa Clara River.
Hundreds of family and friends gathered Thursday afternoon at a memorial for James "Jimmy" Neill, the 23-year-old Castaic resident who died on April 16 when his vehicle flipped over and collided with a tree on Hasley Canyon Road near his home. More than 400 people packed Grace Baptist Church in Saugus to pay their last respects to Neil, a former Hart High School football player who nurtured a post-grad passion for golf.
For the eighth year in a row, the Southern California chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is hitting the pavement. The Great Strides walk starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at Westfield Valencia Town Center, aiming to raise money for research.
The driver walked away, but two pedestrians were sent to the hospital Thursday after an out-of-control car jumped the curb and slammed into the pair. Alfonso Garcia of Saugus, and Anna Martinez of Valencia, both 19, were walking on the sidewalk along Bouquet Canyon Road near Espuella Drive on Thursday morning, when they were hit by a 1989 Honda CRX driven by 19-year-old Preston Barton of Palmdale, according to Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
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.