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.
Jonathan Feenny of Reseda was arrested Saturday in connection with the theft of metal pieces from a Newhall metal yard, according to a sheriff's official.
Lt. Tom Bryski of the SCV Sheriff's Station said around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feenny, 45, allegedly stole metal pieces from a business near The Old Road and Weldon Canyon Road in Newhall. After loading his truck with the goods, the man drove to a San Fernando Valley recycling shop to collect money for the pieces.
The application package for the 12th Annual Randy Wicks Memorial First Amendment Scholarship is now available to graduating local high school seniors and students at College of the Canyons.
The Santa Clarita Valley Press Club will award the Wicks scholarship to a local graduating high school student who has chosen a First Amendment-related college major.
A retired CHP sergeant who was convicted of attacking a Valencia jogger in 2007 had the restraining order against him dissolved this week, while the jogger was slapped with a restraining order, an attorney said Friday.
After an all-day hearing in a San Fernando courtroom Thursday, Steven Gilbert was issued a restraining order to stay away from Dwight McDonald, according to McDonald's attorney, Ross Stucker of Santa Clarita. In January McDonald was found guilty of attacking Gilbert last year.
Some local junior high students got a taste of college life Friday when they visited College of the Canyons.
The visit was part of COC's "College, Making It Happen" program, which is designed to get seventh and eighth graders to start thinking about college and lifetime careers.
Proud parents, friends and family members, most bundled up for the unseasonably chilly Southern California weather, gathered in the COC stadium Friday evening for The Master's College's 81st annual commencement service.
Holding cameras, gift bags and congratulatory bouquets, they watched as around 300 students, including some from across the nation and around the world, received diplomas from the Christian liberal arts college located in Newhall.
A Hart district staff member accused of inappropriate contact with a student has resigned from the district, according to a statement released Friday.
The resignation takes effect in June, and the counselor will be paid through the end of the school year, district officials said.
It's that time again. Postal rates are going up.
On Monday, the U.S. Postal Service is bumping up the price of a first-class by
As transportation and housing concerns continue to be major issues in the Santa Clarita Valley, local leaders gathered to brainstorm ways to incorporate affordable housing to the local area during the Valley Industrial Association's symposium.
Despite pleas from resource teachers, their students and some of the resource instructional assistants themselves, the Hart district governing board voted Wednesday night to authorize the layoffs off 44 classified personnel, including 30 instructional assistants from the district's resource program.
The president has signed off on a bill that could lead to expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor - quadrupling the size of the recreation area.
The House of Representatives passed a housing rescue bill on Thursday, providing $300 billion in refinanced mortgages for struggling homeowners.
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R- Santa Clarita, had two bills pass the Assembly Appropriations committee; each bill receiving unanimous support.
New sports fields are currently under construction at Central Park in Saugus. But Santa Clarita city officials are eyeing more improvements at the location under their proposed spending plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
California's tax windfall lifted Gov. Jerry Brown's spending plan to a record level Tuesday, but the Democratic governor cautioned that the surplus is needed for higher-than-expected health care costs and an underfunded teachers' pension system.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies acting on a tip have arrested the man they believe is the gun club burglar, recovering all the loot stolen from a Newhall gun club - except a bottle of water, a sheriff's deputy said Tuesday.
It's time to leave your car at home, dust off that bike in the garage and peddle to work because Thursday is the 11th annual Bike to Work Day.
Connie Worden-Roberts, one of the Santa Clarita Valley's most tireless and effective volunteer leaders who served on the city formation committee and on its first Planning Commission, will be honored for a lifetime of achievement Friday at a special event in Newhall.
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A legendary heavy metal performer once said that if his band moved next door to you, your lawn would die.
Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District officials celebrated Monday as ground was broken on the first permanent structure at Vasquez High School, an event for which parents and district officials have waited some 15 years.
A Santa Clarita Valley man convicted two years ago of pointing a laser at an aircraft has been sentenced to 10 days in county jail for failing to appear in court to update the judge on his community service.
State officials prepped to unveil their seven-year plan to clean up contaminated groundwater on the Whittaker-Bermite site have extended the public comment period from 30 to 49 days in anticipation of an enthusiastic response from the community.
National Weather Service forecasters extended a red flag warning through Wednesday in the Santa Clarita Valley and other mountain and valley areas of Southern California, warning of high fire danger and continued high winds and high temperatures.
A 56-year-old man ordered to stand trial for the stabbing of his son has pleaded not guilty to the charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
Mayor Laurene Weste will be hosting a "Lifetime of Service Tribute" to Connie Worden-Roberts, one of the original members of the city's first Planning Commission and a leader in the formation of the city of Santa Clarita.
College of the Canyons faculty member Dr. Karyl Kicenski will present an eye-opening discussion focused on the American "prison market," prison privatization and the burgeoning businesses associated with the construction of prison facilities, during the spring 2014 Scholarly Presentation "Cashing in on Crime," taking place May 22, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC).