"No taxation without representation" was the cry of American colonialists between 1763 and 1776. The phrase, which was coined by Rev. Jonathan Mayhew in a 1750 sermon in Boston, is symbolic of what many Americans are often taught in history books - that the United States of America was founded on protesting taxes (among other issues).
Yet taxes have been an American mainstay in some form or fashion, whether it was on the federal, state or local level. Popular protests such as the Boston Tea Party aside, there was also some justification for assessing taxes on American citizens. One such example ...
Standing in front of the hundreds of curious visitors on the warm Saturday morning, Alan Mootnick talked about what he knows best: apes.
As gibbons swung from the dangling ropes in their cages, Mootnick explained the small lesser apes' diet, as well as the increasing threats to the gibbons and how his conservation center has contributed to the survival of the endangered primate.
Two men and two women were arrested in Val Verde Friday in connection with allegedly stealing four catalytic converters from vehicles.
Miguel Haro, 29, of Los Angeles; Courtney Dominish, 27, of Hawthorne; Manuel Chavez, 31, of South Gate and Patricia Medina, 33, of Huntington Park were arrested and booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on a felony charge of grand theft, according to a sheriff's report.
Santa Clarita Valley residents have a chance to peek inside the creative mind this weekend.
Those interested in taking a look at what the artists studying at CalArts are working on will have the chance to visit the artists' studios on Sunday.
I-5 collision backs traffic for hours
A Saugus High School freshman spent part of her spring break helping to restore a 30-year-old patriotic mural at Friendly Valley to its previous splendor.
Shannon Hoofman, 15, found out about the project from her grandmother who lives at Friendly Valley and is a member of the golf club. The mural is located at the end of the golf course parking lot at the Newhall senior community.
A man and woman are in the hospital after sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic violence call and found the man with a gunshot wound to the shoulder and the woman with head injuries.
U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon is encouraging senior citizens to file income tax forms so they can be eligible to receive an economic stimulus check from the federal government.
Seniors who do not normally file a federal tax return must fill out the two-page 1040A form to receive a check from the IRS.
After closing its doors for three months, the struggling Single Mothers Outreach charity is slowly getting back on its feet, board president DaAnne Smith announced this week.
The charity, which has a client list of more than 1,000 Santa Clarita single mothers, laid off all paid staff and suspended services in late October to restructure its finances and leadership. The group was able to resume limited services in February and provide services for 43 of their clients by the end of March, according to Smith's quarterly report.
Firefighters made quick work of a fire that scorched two acres in the wash near the intersection of Creekside Road and Town Center Drive Saturday night.
The final results of Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council election will most likely not be released until this Wednesday, according to City Clerk Sharon Dawson.
About 1,000 ballots still need to be verified and each ballot contains up to two votes.
Ten-year-old Ashton Hoffman, winner of the Little Miss Queen Valencia pageant, is helping raise funds for a child in need.
County hosts E-waste collection
Gasoline prices in the Santa Clarita Valley broke the $4-a-gallon mark Thursday, and a local analyst says he sees no end to skyrocketing prices.
The price for premium stood at $4.05 a gallon at the Chevron station at Magic Mountain Parkway and The Old Road, according to a survey conducted Thursday morning by Randy Cressall, owner of Valencia Auto Spa.
School was out this week for spring break, but the softball field at Saugus High School was full of activity Thursday as the softball team shared its skills with younger girls from the community.
"It's a fundraiser, but it's also just to expose the youth in the community to Saugus Softball," Saugus Softball Coach Julie Watson said of the daylong softball clinic. "I think it's fun for the younger girls to meet the current players."
Sixteen candidates will be interviewed Friday to determine who will fill the vacant seat on the Saugus Union School District board.
Fillmore and Western Railway's tourist trains can continuing rolling on the Santa Paula Branch line for at least the next few months, a judge ruled Wednesday.
A woman was sent to the hospital after her car crashed through a plate-glass window Wednesday morning at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library.
Highs Tuesday reached 91 degrees in Canyon Country and 89 degrees in Saugus.
A damaged insulator and visible signs of arcing on a power line conductor found near where the Powerhouse Fire started are among the reasons the blaze was determined to be caused by power lines, according to a report released Tuesday.
A 22-year-old Canyon Country man out on bail after being charged with burglary and assault with a deadly weapon last month was arrested Tuesday for burglary and attempted burglary, a sheriff's official said.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's Capt. Roosevelt Johnson told local business leaders Tuesday he wants to have one of his investigators give them a training session on cyber crime.
County supervisors voted Tuesday to implement Laura's Law - a law that allows counties to pursue court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment for individuals suffering from mental illnesses.
No criminal charges are expected in a single-car crash last May that left five teenage girls injured, one seriously, according to a traffic collision investigator with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
A 22-year-old Newhall man has been arrested on suspicion he sent "harmful matter" to a minor, according to a detective with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
An overturned vehicle temporarily blocked northbound lanes on Interstate 5 near Lyons Avenue shortly after noon, casuing traffic to back up to Highway 14 for a time, according to reports from the California Highway Patrol.
Voters can forget the traditional Republican-Democratic match-ups in at least seven California congressional districts come November - including the one representing the Santa Clarita Valley.
Traversing the 35 miles from the Santa Clarita Valley to Dodger Stadium, and back again, can be a challenge.
A landscaping crew extinguished what authorities believe was a deliberately set brush fire near an apartment building in Canyon Country on Monday, preventing its spread up a dry canyon, a fire official said.
Golden Valley High School student Jennifer Kong was awarded first place for her entry in the "Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery."