For the Posners of Saugus, Calif., the fight to beat multiple sclerosis is a family affair. Karla Posner, 47, and one of her four children, Samantha, 17, both have MS, as it's more commonly known, a potentially crippling disease that attacks the central nervous system causing numbness and pain, but can be controlled with medication. Posner's older sister and one of her sisters-in-law also battle MS. "I say, 'I may have MS, but MS doesn't ...
A local teacher wants the Boy Scouts of America to be prepared for metal. The organization offers merit badges for plumbing, woodwork and coin collecting. So why not a merit badge for welding? Jack Compton, welding professor at College of the Canyons, is part of a committee initiated by the American Welding Society that plans to submit a curriculum to the Boy Scouts of America in the fall for a welding badge. "There's a great ...
A developer is hoping to transform an empty lot into the sort of project Santa Clarita officials say they want as part of Newhall's revitalization.
Four-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode ejects a shell as she warms up for her exhibition of trick shooting at Carousel Ranch's How The West Was Won Trap Shoot fundraiser at Oaktree Gun Club on Friday. See Thursday's About Town for coverage of the event.
Partners organizing a valleywide marketing campaign expressed hopes Friday that the Castaic Chamber of Commerce would reconsider its decision not to participate.
While the stock and housing markets seem to be crawling out from under their respective rocks, local experts say unemployment rates will continue to climb.
Earth Day is officially Wednesday, but Santa Clarita gets a jump on it with today's Earth Day Festival and 22nd annual Arbor Day Celebration at Central Park in Saugus.
Two men took off with $300 after holding up a Saugus gas station with a knife early Thursday morning.
Reservations and sponsorship opportunities are available for the fourth annual Zonta Golf Tournament teeing off Monday, May 18 at Robinson Ranch Golf Course. Sponsorships range from a $5,000 title sponsor to $2,000 eagle sponsors, $850 birdie sponsors and a $150 tee sign sponsor. Individual golfers can register for $175 each, which includes golf cart, lunch on the course, a buffet awards ceremony at the end of the day and a gift bag. Play is on ...
The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 8. Services include the sale of assistive devices, library services registration, resource referrals and more. To meet with a low-vision consultant, call John Taylor at the Senior Center, (661) 259-9444 ext. 125.
For local cystic fibrosis sufferers, another walk-a-thon means getting another step closer to finding a cure.
Don Fleming, a local businessman and civic booster, was named a Volunteer of the Year honoree for the County of Los Angeles.
People go to Six Flags Magic Mountain for the thrill of the rides but come away with their sweet-teeth satisfied - thanks to what might amount to the park's best-kept secret.
The trial of rapper Flesh-N-Bone, of the platinum-selling rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, was delayed Friday while his attorney tries to work a deal to dismiss gun and narcotics charges against the Grammy-winning entertainer.
The Castaic Area Town Council voted Wednesday to opt out of an upcoming valleywide marketing campaign. The chamber will operate its own marketing program rather than participating in the upcoming "Think Santa Clarita" campaign, a marketing maneuver aimed at promoting business in the Santa Clarita Valley.
As a trauma surgeon at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Ethiopia-born Dr. Gudata Hinika saves lives daily.
When it comes to playing in the mud, leave to a kid to get it done right.
The mother of a teenage boy missing for more than a week remains heartbroken as she awaits the outcome of an autopsy performed on the body of a man found burning Wednesday, she said.
A summertime invitation to the public to choose one of two works of art for the Newhall roundabout apparently hasn't yielded quite the reception that Santa Clarita city officials had hoped.
A brush fire sandwiched between the southbound and northbound lanes of Interstate 5 burned about five acres before it was extinguished Sunday, a Los Angeles County Fire Department official said.
An autopsy on a body found burning near Castaic Lake may have been performed Saturday, but no new information regarding the possible identity of the body has been released, according to officials.
The Ever-Changing Wall, a giant photographic mural conceived by the local ARTree Community Arts Center, has returned to Newhall.
Residents of the Santa Clarita Valley have several options Wednesday to mark the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Of eight homeless service zones in Los Angeles County, the one that encompasses the Santa Clarita Valley has the second-highest growth in those who have no place to live, according to numbers recently released by county officials.
Three decades after the Canyon Cowboys won the school's first CIF title, former head coach Harry Welch and members of the 1983 CIF Northwestern Conference championship team reunited on the Cowboys' field Saturday at Canyon High School.