Guillermo Galarza propped his young daughter, Natalia, up on his shoulders as she clutched a camera Saturday, waiting to get a quick shot of Lance Armstrong the moment he stepped off his Team Astana bus.
The official countdown at noon today signaled the beginning of the 88.9-mile Stage 7 of the eight-stage 2009 Amgen Tour of California cycle race, as cheering spectators undeterred by overcast skies and a cool temperature lined Town Center Drive three to five people deep from the mall entrance west to McBean Parkway.
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present The Life and Death of James Dean: Tracing His Last Day at 2 p.m., Feb. 28 at the Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction, 24101 Newhall Avenue. The presentation will host a panel discussion with Chris Epting, author of "James Died Here," Tony Newhall, former publisher of The Signal Newspaper, and Warren Beath, author of "The Death of James Dean." A screening of James Dean's 1955 film "Rebel Without A Cause" will follow the discussion. Call (661) 254-1275 or visit www.scvhs.org for more information.
The Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Santa Clarita will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, in the Century Room, to discuss the Town Center Art Challenge, Visions of Santa Clarita: Where the Good Life Takes You, Arts Commissions Planning Meetings, the Santa Clarita PAC Memorandum of Understanding, Ventura Public Art Tour, and Art Tanks.
Students who attend the Literature to Life presentation of "The Kite Runner" Sunday at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at the College of the Canyons will be eligible to enter an essay contest by comparing the performance with the novel. The prizes are $250, $150 and $100 for first, second and third place, respectively. Entries must be submitted by Mar. 13 to the students' English teachers. For info: e-mail Mary Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (661) 259-7800 ext. 21064.
Former city councilman TimBen Boydston wants some straight answers from city planners about the population of Santa Clarita Valley, which is projected to double in 25 years.
Santa Clarita continues to be a cleaner, greener city.
The College of Canyons Art Gallery will host the work of Sam Francis from Feb. 17 to March 14. Organizers will host a reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today that will include a slide presentation and lecture by Debra Burchett-Lere, Director of the Samuel L. Francis Foundation, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Francis also is known for his use of primary colors, and was influenced by Japanese brush painting, as well as Zen Buddhism. Aside from his splatter-and-splashes style, Francis also painted enormous and powerful paintings.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are investigating two bottle bombs set off at the College of the Canyons Valencia campus, sheriff's officials said Friday.
Alan Mootnick grew up with a dream to become Tarzan's son.
Beverly Axen, 52, is a College of the Canyons student who depends on financial aid to earn her college education.
The key witness in L&M Optical West's identity-theft case exercised her Fifth Amendment rights 12 times Friday during an edgy preliminary hearing in Santa Clarita Superior Court.
Appleseed Shoots are scheduled at WES Thompson's Piru Rifle Range Saturday and Sunday and March 7-8, April 18-19, May 23-24, June 20-21, July 18-19, Aug. 22-23, Sept. 19-20, Oct. 17-18, Nov. 14-15, Dec. 12-13.
The Master's College will host the annual Creation Science Symposium titled "The Heavens Declare His Majesty" on Saturday featuring speaker Dr. Jason Lisle from Answers in Genesis.
The ongoing Santa Clarita Valley dispute over electronic billboards between those petitioning against them and the "petition blockers" rallying in their support has netted three arrests and spurred several confrontations at local stores, a sheriff's official confirmed Friday.
Chiquita Canyon, an innovative local business that is also home to a 9.2 megawatt clean energy facility, and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) celebrated their third annual Found Art Scholarship Program and announced the recipients of more than $8,000 in scholarship monies. The announcement – which was made at a gallery reception featuring more than a dozen artwork submissions – marks the third year of the highly successful art recognition program, which honors local art students.
Western wear took center stage during the Cowboy Couture Fashion Show held at The REP in Old Town Newhall Thursday night.
After six months of crunching numbers, writing grant proposals and negotiating with state agencies, Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials have released a proposed rate increase for local residents to foot the bill for removing salt from wastewater dumped into the Santa Clara River.
The Powerhouse Fire that scorched dozens of homes and charred more than 30,000 acres last summer got its name from the fact that it started near one of the powerhouses run by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in the Angeles National Forest.
Santa Clarita City Council members voted this week to support a bill from Santa Clarita Valley Assemblyman Scott Wilk that would inject an additional level of scientific review into the laws that govern pollution limitations in discharged water.
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station sought the public's assistance Thursday in identifying a woman believed to be involved in a wallet theft from a Valencia store.
Hundreds of job-searchers attended Wednesday's Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons, where more than 60 firms and agencies provided information about careers and accepted resumes.
A discussion about term limits for Santa Clarita City Council members nearly made it to the agenda for the council's next meeting.
Members of the William S. Hart Union High School District board voted Wednesday night to tab two current junior high school principals to lead Valencia High School and West Ranch High School, beginning this summer.
Nissan of Valencia gave away more than $21,800 in gifts - ranging from scholarships to a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan - during its annual Nissan Car Giveaway this week for local Hart district 11th- and 12th-graders.