The youngsters at Meadows Elementary School in Valencia are on top of their game when it comes to understanding global warming. Ten-year-old Hunter Shapiro-Throckmorton was given the title of "The Most Philosophical Fourth Grader in America" and 10-year-old Camryn Patterson was named "The Most Artistic Student in America" after submitting their award-winning entries to the 2008 Kids Philosophy Slam.
Local water officials are expected to hear tonight about the state's "impending water crisis" and about implications of the governor's recent declaration of a drought, from the lobbyists they pay to stay close to politicians in Sacramento. Lobbyists Ralph F. Simoni and Dennis K. Albiani of California Advocates, Inc., are expected to debrief members of the Castaic Lake Water Agency's Government Relations and Outreach Committee tonight via conference call on the implications of the governor ...
Name released of motorcyclist killed Sunday The motorcyclist who died on Soledad Canyon Road in Agua Dulce was identified as Palmdale resident Dan Bullard, 55, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Two Palmdale men were killed after their vehicle spun out of control near Acton on Sunday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol. A third Palmdale man was seriously injured.
In recognition of its "Breaking Down the Walls" workshops, Camp Darfur reenactment event and Yes I Can program - among other activities that promote harmony among social groups - Canyon High School has received the Hart district's Valuing Diversity Award for the 2007-08 school year.
Anyone in Canyon Country hoping to take advantage of the first lazy Sunday of summer and sleep in probably had a rude awakening when nearly 60 motorcylists revved their engines and rumbled down Soledad Canyon Road shortly after 10 a.m. Thankfully, those motorcyclists were among Santa Clarita Valley's philanthropists, as they bar-hopped throughout the SCV to benefit the Santa Clarita Hunger Defense Fund as part of the 4th Annual Renegade Classics Summer Kick Off Poker Run.
Lost in the outcry of rising gasoline prices in the Santa Clarita Valley and around the world is the amount of emissions and waste emanating from our vehicles. Automobile-makers are trying to do their part in building vehicles that are cleaner and more fuel efficient. Many auto manufacturers are building electric or hydrogen cell vehicles that are consistent with California's stringent rules on engine emissions. However, a few auto manufacturers have developed a technology known ...
For more than 10 months, the children of the Joga family have been dedicating countless hours to rehearsing and preparing their Lithuanian Folk Dance. But the weekly trips to St. Casimir's in Los Angeles for their practice sessions will soon come to an end as the Saugus teens prepare to debut their skills at the 13th Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival, set to take place in Los Angeles at the beginning of July.
A solo motorcycle crash proved fatal Sunday morning, claiming the life of a 55-year-old motorcyclist driving northbound on Soledad Canyon Road near Agua Dulce, according to Officer Kevin Pack of the California Highway Patrol. Shortly after 10:45 a.m., the motorcyclist, whose name was not yet released by authorities, drove along Soledad Canyon Road when he apparently lost control at an embankment and veered off the road, according to Pack.
According to the school history on the Hart High School Web site, actor and director William S. Hart was very touched by the board of education naming both the school district and the first school after him - despite the fact that he had suggested the school be named after Civil War General John Fremont. The district was actually originally given the title "Santa Clarita High School District," but the name was soon changed to ...
The City of Santa Clarita is having a block party. Before you start putting your barbecue in the trunk and your drinks on ice, however, be aware that the party is open only to those who live in a particular neighborhood, specially chosen by City officials.
Keep them busy at the Boys & Girls Club Babysitters cost too much. Why not enroll your kids in the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley for only $24 a year? Summer programs have just started at the Newhall, Val Verde and Sierra Vista locations, with days starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m. And if you really want a day of peace, enroll your kids in an extended care program from 7 ...
In this heat, humans are not the only living beings seeking cooler ground. Last week, it was a bear trying to take a swim. This morning, a mountain lion was apparently thirsty.
Since breaking the $4 point just a month ago, the price of gas in the Santa Clarita Valley has continued its rapid rise and one local analyst believes that it will soon hit $5 a gallon.
Got a problem in Saugus? Newhall's got your back. At least that's the goal of a new citizens coalition that consolidates about 10 neighborhood groups into one to make some noise at City Hall. "It is very enlightening to find out that you are not alone," said former Santa Clarita City Councilman TimBen Boydston, who created the group. "The goal is to lend mutual support to other groups that are in the coalition so that ...
SANTA CLARITA - The Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on its school board, according to information posted on the district's website.
Los Angeles County supervisors approved a lease agreement Tuesday to open a new county library at a shopping center in Stevenson Ranch.
SANTA CLARITA - A motorcyclist was injured and taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon following a traffic collision in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 amid the ongoing freeway construction near Gavin Canyon, emergency response officials said.
SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate gave final approval Tuesday to Senate Bill 145 by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), which would raise the maximum penalty for the most serious child pornography offenses. The bill, which was approved unanimously, will be sent to the governor.
This past weekend I appeared on CNN's State of the Union to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria.
SANTA CLARITA -- Providence Medical Institute Santa Clarita, a full-service physician practice and urgent care center, is expanding to meet the needs of the growing community.