SAN FERNANDO - A prosecutor on the verge of tears and a juror nearly fainting delayed closing arguments at the Esperanza Castro murder trial Tuesday as both sides continue to revisit the evidence.
Deputy District At-torney Paula Gonzales was granted extra time to prepare the last segment of her final argument when Superior Court Judge Burt Pines questioned her well-being.
It appears the plans to build a giant recycling facility along Sierra Highway in Newhall are getting tossed out.
A Santa Clarita motorcyclist remained in critical condition Wednesday after being hit by a motor home Sunday night.
In a valley that sits atop numerous earthquake faults and is surrounded by dry hillsides, city and county planners outlined the biggest threats to public safety in the Santa Clarita Valley for the city's Planning Commission on Tuesday.
Planners released the draft version of the safety element of the One Valley One Vision General Plan, a long-term planning document that will act as a sort of constitution for the Santa Clarita Valley. The city and county are developing the final stages of the plan, which likely will be adopted in the spring of 2009.
Hart Park hike set for Friday
There will be a free, ranger-led tour of William S. Hart's Horseshoe Ranch, at 7 p.m. Friday. The two-mile hike will offer a bit of history about the 265-acre park named for the late silent film star. Hiking boots and water are recommended. Hart Park is located at 24151 Newhall Ave.. For more information call (661) 259-1750.
Wednesday night, city officials will honor 71 Santa Clarita Valley youth who lost their lives to traffic-related incidents in recent years.
There probably won't be a whole lotta shakin' goin' on Wednesday morning, but city officials are hoping residents at least play the part.
The Community Arts Partnership program, dubbed "CAP," links California Institute of the Arts with communities throughout Los Angeles County, offers free after-school and school-based arts programs for youth, such as Sunday's CAP concert at CalArts.
According to Diversity Coordinator Greg Lee, teachers and administrators in the Hart district are trained to be sensitive to the needs of gay and lesbian students. However, the president of the Santa Clarita PFLAG chapter says that while the district has made progress, he still feels more could be done.
Dave McEachern, president of the local Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays chapter and a former teacher in the William S. Hart Union High School District, said that despite the district's efforts, there are still incidents of harassment toward gays and lesbians on district campuses.
SAN FERNANDO - Prosecutors began their closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of a Canyon Country woman accused of killing her husband, focusing on "contradictory statements" she had made to investigators.
About 60 paramedics and emergency medical technicians working in the Santa Clarita Valley are preparing to go on strike beginning May 2, a union official said late Monday afternoon.
From earthquakes to floods, Santa Clarita city officials will outline what they think will be the biggest threats to public safety at a study session tonight.
About a year and a half ago, Alex Reza started planting American flags in his front lawn as of silent protest against the war in Iraq.
Last week, his display apparently provoked a silent crime.
From earthquakes to floods, Santa Clarita city officials will outline what they think will be the biggest threats to public safety at a study session Tuesday night.
With April being recognized as national "Autism Awareness Month," the final countdown is on to the 2008 "Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness and Social Inclusion Concert."
As a special Sheriff's Department's unit continues to investigate a Twitter account that posted nude photos of teenagers, including Santa Clarita Valley teens, several local high school students said they have no idea who created the account.
Months after their wells ran dry due to a bureaucratic impasse, Bouquet Canyon residents have banded together to appeal to the state - while agencies involved point fingers at each other, several sides say.
After more than a year, the Saugus Union School District board is finally back to a full complement of members.
An apparent detonated blasting cap was reported in Valencia Friday, prompting an investigation from local deputies.
About 400 kids and parents at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center learned tips for free on staying safe in the water during the city's annual Water Safety Day on Friday.
While the June unemployment rate in Santa Clarita crept up to 5 percent from 4.8 percent in May, the year-over-year rate for June fell a full 1.3 percent from last year's numbers, officials said Friday.
The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is not sustainable in its current state, and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is a viable option to ensure the continuing availability of a large portion of the Santa Clarita Valley's water supply, an expert said Friday.
You probably would have guessed that California's state mineral is gold. Its state mammal is the grizzly bear - makes sense, since the bear dominates the state flag.
About 300 professional and privateer remote control car drivers are expected to visit the Santa Clarita Valley this weekend for the 17th annual Hot Rod Hobbies and Raceways Offroad Shootout.
The City of Santa Clarita was the recipient of the "Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award" (AEP) for 2014 from the National Procurement Institute (NPI) in recognition of the City's commitment to purchasing innovation and leadership. This is the fourth time the City has received this award in recognition of Santa Clarita's purchasing policies and practices.
An estimated 2,000 people attended the "rockabilly"-themed Senses event in downtown Newhall on Thursday evening.
Opponents of the recent influx of migrant children across the nation's southern border have scheduled a two-day national protest, and the Santa Clarita Valley will be one of the sites where they plan to demonstrate.
Another rabid bat has turned up locally, this one in Canyon Country, bringing the total found year-to-date in the Santa Clarita Valley to five.
Instead of waiting for a law firm to draw a line in the sand, members of the Hart district governing board voted this week to draw some lines of their own and move forward with splitting the Santa Clarita Valley's largest school district into separate voting districts.
Two men and a woman, all from out of town, were arrested by Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies on suspicion of burglary , according to documents released Thursday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.