Commuters travelling on Arroyo Park Drive in Valencia had a difficult time trying to access McBean Parkway Wednesday afternoon, after high winds forced a 60-foot eucalyptus tree to be uprooted from the ground and blocked the road shortly after 2 p.m.
When Jillian Griffith discovered she was pregnant two months after starting college, she knew that getting her degree was going to be more of a challenge, but after more than 17 years of night classes Griffith will graduate Thursday on her oldest daughter's 17th birthday.
"The fact that her birthday is the same day as graduation day, I feel like my life has come full circle," said Griffith, 36, of Valencia. "My goal was to graduate before my daughter did, and I made it."
With hot temperatures and vast amounts of rugged terrain and dry brush, fires are a constant threat in the Santa Clarita Valley, especially in the summer months. Firefighters help combat that threat. Yet to ensure that they are able to keep the public safe while fighting a blaze, firefighters from the state, county and city fire departments constantly train together to streamline communications and operations.
On Monday, three firefighting agencies trained at Placerita Canyon's Disney Ranch. All three agencies came together to practice wildland hose-laying tactics and strategies.
The Newhall Community Center is offering free child identification kits through May 31 to give local parents the tools they would need if their children were to ever go missing.
As part of National Missing Children's Day, the Santa Clarita-based Mothers Against Sexual Predators of California is now providing the community center with identification kits containing fingerprinting materials, a place to keep a current photograph of their child and a place to record distinctive characteristics like birthmarks so that parents have what they need to provide to law enforcement officials.
If you ever get frustrated driving across McBean Parkway at rush hour and wonder just how big Santa Clarita Valley will likely get, city planners have the answer.
Take all the people in Santa Clarita Valley and double that number - that's the biggest Santa Clarita Valley will ever get, they say.
Santa Clarita city officials are scheduled to give a presentation on all of the development projects currently proposed in and around the city at a Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday.
Groundwater is stirring up deep opposition and resentment among some Santa Clarita residents who fear the resource is being manipulated by local water officials in order to facilitate more urban development.
An exchange between two Valencia High School students turned to blows this afternoon, when one boy allegedly hit the other with a baseball bat.
This has been a good month for Melissa Rodriguez, a junior at Golden Valley High School who is enrolled in a dental assisting program through the William S. Hart Union High School District's Regional Occupational Program.
Melissa received word that she will receive a $500 scholarship from the San Fernando Valley Dental Society, and a week later her table clinic at the California Dental Association Spring Scientific Session earned her yet another $250 scholarship and a $100 cash prize.
Nearly 24,000 homes and businesses near downtown Newhall suffered through a power outage when a substation failed just after 12 noon on Sunday, according to Southern California Edison.
The affected area also included portions of the Summit in Valencia, Circle J Ranch and Stevenson Ranch.
A 2-year-old boy is being treated for injuries after he fell and nearly drowned in a pool at his Saugus home on Sunday afternoon. He was immediately transported to Central Park, where a county Fire Department helicopter airlifted him to Los Angeles Childrens Hospital for further treatment.
Det. Dan Finn of the The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station stated that the near-drowning occurred at a residence near Vista Delgado Drive and Vista Encantada Drive in Saugus. He also stated that the child's mother was present at the time that her son fell into the pool; the mother was ...
Issues such as global warming, hybrid vehicles and holistic foods are not just for adults to tackle. At Valencia High School, a group of students organized together to bring the Santa Clarita Valley the inaugural EcoFest 2008 on its central campus parkway on Sunday afternoon.
Organized by the Environmental Protection Agency Club of Valencia High, the eco-friendly event aimed to educate the public about conservation, environmental issues and sustainable living options.
A community service group at Rio Norte Junior High called the Resourceful Riverhawks organized a food drive last week, and Friday during brunch they lined up all the food they had collected around the campus quad, with cans of soup and boxes of cereal stretching across the center of campus.
"Look at how much we came together - this is incredible," said Rio Norte teacher Kristen Stauch, who advises the Resourceful Riverhawks along with teachers Annalee Bretthauer and Nancy Phillips. "I can't believe how many cans we were able to collect. It looks amazing."
Seated under canopies on a grassy area next to the school, Bowman High School students, staff, parents and other guests listened as student authors read poems from this year's creative writing anthology, "The Phoenix."
For the members of the Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons, and owner of Paintball USA, it doesn't matter whether a person is for or against the Iraq War; it's about showing support for the troops.
The 80 or so attendees of a Santa Clarita City Council forum held Tuesday afternoon at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center sat in chairs on a floor scuffed, scratched and worn from use.
Fewer people in the Santa Clarita Valley are using heroin compared to the alarming numbers witnessed two years ago, local narcotics detectives said this week.
College of the Canyons' Humanities Department on Saturday will host a celebration of independent films that have ties to the Santa Clarita Valley.
SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Debra Bowen today announced the proponent of a new initiative may begin collecting petition signatures for his measure.
Santa Clarita Water (SCWD), a division of Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA), received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for its FY 2013/14 Budget. To receive the award, the budget document must be rated "proficient" in all four categories, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, that demonstrate how well the budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device. The award reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meet the highest principles of governmental ...
On Thursday, March 6th 2014, the City of Santa Clarita, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and Valencia High School officials will join in partnership to conduct the Every 15 Minutes program at Valencia High School.
The Santa Clarita Public Library invites residents to attend a FREE special evening with New York Times and international best-selling author Jamie Ford at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street.
A veteran Sheriff's Department official with experience in community-based policing has been named the new captain of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, it was announced Monday.
U.S. Forest Service officials are inviting off-road enthusiasts to weigh in on making their favorite off-road destinations a better place.
A lack of surveillance equipment and a concealed point of entry make Castaic Middle School an easy target for vandals, says the detective heading the probe into the school district's third case of vandalism in two months - and the second at Castaic Middle School.
Residents interested in joining the City of Santa Clarita's team of dedicated water safety professionals are invited to attend lifeguard tryouts on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center. All candidates must complete and submit an online application form in advance at Agency.GovernmentJobs.com/SantaClarita/ in order to be considered.
Santa Clarita Valley residents interested in a progress report on the Whittaker-Bermite site cleanup can catch a quarterly meeting on that topic Wednesday at City Hall.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A body has been found in the Los Angeles River north of downtown.
Although more than five inches of rain fell on the Santa Clarita Valley since mid-week, much more is needed to get us out of drought, according to the head of the local water distributor.
Paul Berkowitz of Valencia will receive his 15 seconds of fame this evening when the retired Vietnam War photographer appears in an episode of the "Raw War" military show.