In January 2008, Charter College in Canyon Country counted 80 students. By January 2009, that number swelled to 311 students as the economy saw a significant slowdown, prompting many to hit the books to pick up new skills. "When jobs are slow, the school really does well because we primarily focus on careers in the health field and those careers don't experience as much as a slowdown," said Raelene Vanek, president of Charter College's Canyon ...
The panel that oversees the city's open space purchases meets Tuesday for a review of 2008 activity.
Last summer, administrators at the William S. Hart Union High School District predicted their budget shortfall through June 30, 2011, would be $6 million.
Mira Tijerin, of San Diego, was pronounced dead early Saturday at a collision scene after she lost control of her Nissan pick-up and rolled 300 feet down an embankment off northbound Interstate-5 about 30 minutes north of Santa Clarita.
Children went from ride to ride-hollering on the mini-roller coaster Alligator Alley, scanning the scenery from the ferris wheel-like Zipper or lifting their hands on the electronic swings Saturday at a Valencia carnival. They played games like Ring A Duck and Turtle Creek with stuffed animal prizes.
Arlien Hopwood had no idea she was dying 16 years ago. "I went out running one day and after a few house lengths, I just couldn't run anymore," she said. After first being diagnosed with asthma, Hopwood was eventually diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, which causes the airways of the lungs to narrow and gets progressively worse over time. The same disease claimed the lives of her mother and grandmother. "Everything was a struggle, ...
The Castaic Union School District faces a $2 million slice to the 2009-10 budget, and the option of laying off 30 full-time employees doesn't sit well with school officials.
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Anxiously grinning with a mouth covered in chocolate, 8-year-old Emily Niemi dipped a chocolate-coated marshmallow in a bowl of sprinkles.
Santa Clarita Valley Young Life hosts its 25th Anniversary Celebration - "An event you'll flip over" from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Congress recently passed the DTV Delay Act, which extends the deadline for full-power broadcast TV stations to complete the DTV transition from Feb. 17 to June 12.
The city of Santa Clarita saved nearly $200,000 in the last fiscal quarter through the use of the competitive process in purchasing.
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With pets crammed whisker-to-whisker in shelters due to a record number of home foreclosures, state Assemblyman Cameron Smyth introduced a new bill that should offer some relief.
As local public school districts prepare for unprecedented budget cuts, Santa Clarita Valley's private schools are thriving despite a contracting economy.
SANTA CLARITA - Friday marked the second week since the disappearance near Castaic Lake of a 19-year-old teen, and a sheriff's Parks Bureau official said the department's hunt in the area has been called off.
SANTA CLARITA - The recent decision by the California Legislature to boost the state's minimum wage might be a boon to low-wage workers, but local businesses and advocacy groups say the economic consequences of the move could outweigh its benefits.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities have dismantled a large Los Angeles County homeless encampment, citing public safety threats.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a teenage girl.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Four Southern California water agencies have sued a neighboring water company for allegedly extracting groundwater beyond its rights, and without paying for it.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California would become the latest state to grant immigrants who are in the country illegally the right to a driver's license under a bill that passed the Legislature late Thursday and that Gov. Jerry Brown supports.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - He could be getting a license plate, Charlie Brown.
SCV residents got the opportunity to donate blood to the American Red Cross at a blood drive Thursday in Newhall.