With a wife, two kids and part-time job, local seminary student Chris Esparza can't imagine having to pay the interest on his private student loan while still attending school.
The death of a man who was killed by a Metrolink train Tuesday night was ruled a suicide by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office Wednesday.
A juvenile who may be connected to as many as 19 separate tagging incidents in the Santa Clarita Valley, including 11 businesses vandalized in the early morning hours on Wednesday, was arrested Wednesday.
Would-be kidnapper Cesar Galvan pleaded guilty to attempted kidnapping Wednesday and will face sentencing on May 22.
A proposal to add more minimum days at Placerita Junior High School and alter the class schedule at Saugus High School to give teachers more collaboration time failed after William S. Hart Union High School board members Wednesday questioned the impact the new schedules would have on students and families.
UPDATED WEDNESDAY 1:45 p.m.: The Los Angles County Coroner's Office called the incident where a man laid on the tracks in front of an oncoming Metrolink train a suicide Wednesday. Metrolink train 215, traveling between Los Angeles and Lancaster, struck the man shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday near Oak Spring Canyon Road. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The Coroner's office still can't identify the victim, Lt. Fred Corral said. "He is ...
The SCV School & Business Alliance is looking for local business and community leaders who can serve as presenters for Discovering Careers 2009, the Santa Clarita Valley's hands-on career exploration program, planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 at College of the Canyons.
The Canyon Country Library presents a visual and educational exhibit about the Santa Clara River during library hours from Monday, April 6 to Monday, May 4. An opening reception will be held on Monday, April 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. which will include a wildlife exhibit and refreshments. The exhibit is hosted by the city of Santa Clarita, South Coast Wildlands and Visual Journeys, and the Santa Clara River Trustee Council.
California Institute of the Arts will host a forum titled "American Jihad: God, War and & Peace in the Age of Terrorism" to discuss the nature of jihad and religion's contribution to war and peace.
Figures from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services show an increase of $1 million for welfare and food stamps for children of illegal immigrants in February 2009, according to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
Look out, menacing economy - elementary students are gearing up for some serious business. Sixth-grader Tyler Cole, of Fair Oaks Ranch Community School, spent months learning what it takes to own a game store. "'Game Star' is a game company - we sell games and systems, you can also rent the games and sell them to the store," said Tyler, who has his business pitch down pat. Tyler is one of hundreds of Sulphur Springs ...
That's not a misprint on your receipt and it's not an April Fools' joke, either. Sales tax in Los Angeles County went up to 9.25 percent today, part of a move to drum up more dollars for the state.
Their motto: "If your dog can poop it, we can scoop it." For 10 years, Canyon Country couple Tim and Maria Stone have travelled the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys, teaming up to clean the messes of hundreds of pups. When others can't quite understand why they do this job, Tim Stone asks, "why not?" "People hire other people to clean their home, clean their pool ... so, why not?" he said. "It's just ...
For two years, Mint Canyon Community School student Yesenia Batres struggled to understand her teacher.
A Canyon High School classroom prank went awry last week and launched a multi-pronged investigation Tuesday, according to a school official.
Santa Clarita City Council members said Tuesday they want the public to have more opportunities to weigh in before deciding what to put in the center of the Newhall roundabout.
SANTA CLARITA - The father of missing teenager Bryce Laspisa had his vehicle burglarized while searching for his son in Castaic Tuesday afternoon, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
SANTA CLARITA - At least 10 volunteers spent Tuesday searching for missing 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa without luck, one of the searchers said.
The following Santa Clarita Valley events are scheduled Wednesday in observance of Patriot Day and the Day of Service and Remembrance:
SANTA CLARITA - A Fontana man has pleaded no contest to a felony count of driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with a collision last March that injured a woman, a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said Tuesday.
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.