The Santa Clarita Water Company opened up its wallet Monday night to reveal how much it collects from its more than 28,000 customers.
The bottom line? The wallet is much fatter than it was five years ago, by at least 50 percent.
For the second time in less than a month, an employee with the William S. Hart Union High School District has been put on administrative leave for alleged inappropriate contact with a student.
In a news release issued by district spokeswoman Pat Willett, the district says it is "currently investigating allegations of inappropriate contact between an employee and a student. The staff member has been placed on administrative leave pending results of the investigation."
Despite having around 56 extra portables of its own, most of which are stored on lots near the district office, the Hart district will shell out nearly $400,000 to lease 26 portable buildings for the modernization of Hart High School and Placerita and Sierra Vista junior highs.
The William S. Hart Union High School District governing board voted to approve the lease agreement Wednesday after being informed by district Chief Financial Officer Rob Gapper that it would actually be more costly to repair, move and install the existing buildings than to lease the new ones.
Both sides are gearing up for the June primary during this year of seemingly endless elections, but in the Santa Clarita Valley the hotly contested issue isn't candidates - it's propositions.
In fact, two warring measures involving eminent domain are the only issues that will appear locally on the June 3 ballot. Already, accusations of misleading and dishonest advertising are being leveled in the battle over the statewide measures.
Details of restraining order confirmed
An 18-wheeler big rig truck travelling on southbound Interstate 5 near McBean Parkway caught fire just before noon on Tuesday.
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When a drought dried up the well at pioneer Sulphur Springs School in Sand Canyon in 1931, Leona Cox came to the aid of students by hauling five-gallon cans of water to the school in her Overland touring car.
At the time, Sulphur Springs School consisted of one room and had one teacher, Florence Mitchell. Cox also helped out by keeping the fires going in the winter months, caring for the grounds, and helping to discipline the boys and girls.
Most women would love to wake up to find a new car in the driveway on the morning of that special Sunday each May, that one day we designate to honor everything a mother does for us during the other 364 (or 365, this year) days of the year.
For Jamie Lee Nudie, she found a whale of a car in front of her house just after lunch on Mother's Day, delivered to her in a trailer all the way from Canada.
An additional 11,300 pollworkers are needed to staff polling places for the California Primary Election on June 3, acting county Registrar-Recorder and Clerk Dean Logan said over the weekend.
"Pollworkers are an essential part of a successful election day," he said. "We have recruited over 18,000 pollworkers, but with the election less than one month away we are still in need of over 11,000 pollworkers."
With a smash of the bottle, a pop of brightly colored confetti and a cut of a red ribbon, Princess Cruises celebrated the opening of its new rehearsal studios in Valencia on Friday.
The 28,000-square-foot property in the Valencia Industrial Center includes five studios for the performers of the on-ship shows to practice in, along with 2,000-square-feet of space for the international cruise liner's IT department, according to Martin Hall, vice president of entertainment and passenger program for Princess Cruises.
The outdoor amphitheater at Golden Valley High School in Canyon Country was transformed into a concert stage as nearly a dozen rock groups performed during the Summer Meltdown concert Saturday afternoon and night.
The music festival, which was headlined by Trapt and featured Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Guilt by Association and Surface Rising, was produced by the William S. Hart Union High School District's Yes I Can program, pairing students with special needs with general education mentors as a way to build social skills.
Spending time in our vehicles is a way of life in Southern California and the Santa Clarita Valley. All too often, spending time on the road means we will occasionally be involved in a traffic collision.
Regardless of how many vehicles may be involved, under California's vehicular laws, there is generally a presumption of guilt whenever there is a traffic collision. While not an absolute presumption, one driver is usually at fault.
Around 100 concerned Newhall residents gathered at a neighborhood meeting to voice their opposition to The Avenue at Santa Clarita, a 37-acre proposed residential and commercial center at the old Smiser Ranch mule farm, near Interstate 5, Wiley Canyon Road and Calgrove Boulevard.
Plans for The Avenue at Santa Clarita were submitted by Monteverde Companies in November. Currently, the project would include 800 residencies, retail space and a 300-room hotel with conference center.
A 17-year-old from Canyon Country was arrested Friday night after deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station found what they believed were two stolen laptop computers in the juvenile's bedroom.
Lt. Tom Bryski of the SCV Sheriff's Station said Friday around 9:45 p.m., local deputies visited the home of a juvenile on probation. Bryski said while the 17-year-old was not home, the parents invited the deputies into the house. After visiting the juvenile's room, the deputies found two laptops that they believe were unreported stolen property.
When Gene Natali teaches high school students about money, he likes to give them two simple imaginary tasks.
Two homes were evacuated in the Powerhouse Fire burn area and mountain roads were shut down around the Santa Clarita Valley as a major storm blasted into Southern California on Friday.
Childhood pictures of Bryce Laspisa, the teen who went missing six months ago, greeted guests to the multipurpose room of Real Life Church on Friday for a small vigil of hope that the young man would be found.
Nearly 1,000 students crammed into Bridgeport Elementary School's multi-purpose room early Friday to celebrate reading with a lavish assembly that featured costumes, student performers and even a dog jumping through hoops.
SAN FRANCISCO, February 28, 2014 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has ordered investor-owned water companies to comply with Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s call for a 20 percent water use reduction statewide, as well as any future conservation directives from the Governor, as the state works together to support drought mitigation and relief efforts.
Tonight's Hart boys basketball CIF playoff game has been relocated to Foothill High School because of a gym leak at Tustin High School.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Fire Department swiftwater crews have rescued a man and two dogs from a tree in the surging Los Angeles River.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The first wave of a powerful Pacific storm spread rain and snow early Friday through much of California, where communities endangered by a wildfire just weeks ago now faced the threat of mud and debris flows.
Two Signal Multimedia executives will assume new roles immediately, according to Charles H. Morris, CEO of Morris Multimedia, the Signal's parent company.
Vigils for missing teen Bryce Laspisa are scheduled to unfold simultaneously at three points across the country Friday denoting where he grew up, where he went to school and where he disappeared, which was in the Santa Clarita Valley.
A cyclist was hit by an SUV Thursday on McBean Parkway and taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Three potential new candidates, two of them local to the Santa Clarita Valley, have emerged in the race to replace Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, who announced earlier this year he will not run for re-election to the seat he has held for more than two decades.
The California Public Utilities Commission sidelined itself Thursday in the dispute over Castaic Lake Water Agency's takeover of Valencia Water Company, making civil court the venue for further action.
Emergency crews responded to at least three traffic collisions in the Santa Clarita Valley this morning. But despite rain and slick roads, they reported no injuries.
In a move officials say will beautify Santa Clarita and some local businesses say will take away a valuable advertising resource, members of the Santa Clarita City Council voted 3-1 this week to move forward with a controversial proposal to remove many billboards in the city in exchange for construction of three digital billboards off Highway 14 and Interstate 5.