Legend has it that Santa curls up by the fireplace after his long Christmas Eve journey, probably snoozing in an easy chair while Mrs. Claus prepares Christmas dinner.
For the last five years, a group of local youngsters gather every Saturday morning at the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter to cook and serve a piping hot breakfast for the community's homeless.
From left, Vanessa Basilio, Darcy Hubler, associate dean of the School of Art at the California Institute of Arts; Isaura Cruz, 8; and Natasha Tobler, 8; discuss the works being showcased in a gallery on the campus on a recent Thursday night. CalArts hosted a reception to showcase the work of Newhall Elementary School students in the Art Pilots program, led by CalArts students and administrators.
Nature walks, animal presentation
One Christmas tradition had 8-year-old Diana Boggs excited for weeks - and it wasn't the bounty of gifts under the tree she planned to unwrap that had her giddy.
Newhall Land Development LLC will build a junior high and a high school to serve the nearly 21,000-home Newhall Ranch development proposed for the west side of Interstate 5, Hart district and Newhall Land officials said this week.
Pastor Stan Fix pauses during a Blue Christmas service at Friendly Valley Community Church in Newhall on Tuesday. The service recognized the longest night of the year with music and a message of light and hope. "It's not a downer. This is an attempt to lift up persons who have experienced grief of sadness of emptiness," Fix said.
Toting red and green balloons, a group of 50 local families and friends Friday spread Christmas cheer to nearly 100 Newhall seniors who will spend the holiday away from their families.
Hart school district board members Joe Messina and Steve Sturgeon will formally ask the Fair Political Practices Commission to look into fellow board member Gloria Mercado-Fortine's potential conflict of interest in January, Messina said Thursday.
A horse was killed on Sierra Highway on Thursday morning after getting struck by a car and an SUV, authorities said.
Local resident and activist Lynne Plambeck will be saluted as an "environmental hero" by a statewide conservation group during an event next month.
Editor's note: Second in an occasional series on major Santa Clarita Valley stories of 2010.
Alex Grossguth, left, and Denise Hill, with her dog Grizzly, converse at Hasley Canyon Park in Castaic on Thursday. The Santa Clarita Valley got a break from the rainy weather and should see some more sun today, with a high near 65. The sun won't last long, though, as afternoon rain is forecast for Christmas Day, possibly continuing into Sunday morning.
Acton residents sent a message loud and clear to California High-Speed Rail Authority officials Monday night: we don't want your stinking train.
The Master's College professor Dr. William Varner tells students the same thing every year: The question is not if you go to Israel, but when.
(Santa Clarita, CA) – Santa Clarita resident Stacy Fortner is proud to announce her candidacy for the Castaic Lake Water Agency Board of Directors after officially filing her paperwork on Friday, August 8. Fortner is seeking an at-large position on the CLWA governing board.
MannKind Corporation, the Valencia firm that won FDA approval for an inhalation medicine for diabetes, has entered into a licensing agreement for global distribution of the medication, company officials announced Monday.
Worried the dogs might chase and attack again, county animal control officers scoured the Santa Clara River wash Monday searching for a pair of pit bulls, a spokeswoman said.
A failed underground cable is being blamed for a power outage that left more than 2,800 Santa Clarita Valley residents without electricity for more than three hours early Monday.
Three men listed as transients from Santa Clarita have been arrested on suspicion of running a pot-growing operation in the hills near Templin Highway,
The Pasadena Unified School District has become the latest to file a lawsuit against the Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District alleging the smaller district improperly approved a charter school outside of its boundaries.
The city of Santa Clarita was recently named among America's top cities for families in a 2014 survey conducted by personal finance social network WalletHub. Santa Clarita came in at number 21 on the list of America's "Best Cities for Families," far ahead of Los Angeles (109), Glendale (68), Oxnard (37) and San Diego (27).
Local sheriff's deputies are looking for vandals who destroyed part of an irrigation system owned and maintained by a local homeowners association, according to the association's manager and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Hart district board members recently approved two new assistant principals - continuing a summer surge of new administrators ahead of the upcoming school year.
A man is in custody today charged on suspicion of drunk driving after a handful of motorists worked together to detain him for officers of the California Highway Patrol early Sunday morning, according to a CHP officer.
A woman killed early Saturday morning after the car she was driving ran off Highway 14 near Agua Dulce Canyon Road has been identified as Roshalle Denise Turner, of Palmdale, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department.
Through the hazy clouds of vapor in the tiny Saugus room, electronic cigarette users say they see quite clearly that "vaping" is a much healthier alternative to tobacco smoking.