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.
Though Christmas Eve was just a day away, 5-year-old Brooke Petretti and her 10-year-old sister, Hunter, hadn't told Santa Claus what they wanted under the tree.
Christmas Eve candlelight service
State Sen. George Runner, R-Antelope Valley, resigned from the Senate on Tuesday in preparation to take the oath of office for the Board of Equalization on Jan. 3.
Canyon Country residents who live near a proposed 1,121-home development east of Highway 14 raised concerns at a public hearing this week that more homes will gridlock traffic at an intersection that is already jammed with cars.
A Valencia family is in the process of coping and staying positive as they wait until September for lung surgery for their infant daughter.
This fall, College of the Canyons will provide students and community members with access to the largest schedule of classes in school history by providing seats for more than 51,000 potential students.
Santa Clarita Valley residents who have cut their water consumption by 20 percent over the past year will be exempt from watering schedule restrictions - and from the fines they carry, water officials said Tuesday.
Connie Worden-Roberts, the Santa Clarita Valley volunteer powerhouse who helped establish the city and create many of the amenities residents know today, died Tuesday following a long illness. She was 83.
It was back to school Tuesday, at least at five Newhall School District campuses, and if the mood at Dr. Michael McGrath Elementary School was any indication, it'll be a good year.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – On a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion instructing the Inspector General to review and analyze a sample of Sheriff's closed cases and report back to the Board on the accuracy of their classification of crimes in 30 days.
County supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with continuing efforts to muscle mussels out of Castaic and Pyramid lakes.
A Valencia man arrested in May on suspicion he wounded a woman in her eye during a road rage incident has been ordered to stand trial on the charges filed against him.
A man was critically injured and taken to the hospital with second- and third-degree burns Tuesday after fire broke out in a boat parked at a Canyon Country residence, spreading to a travel trailer parked next to it.
(Santa Clarita, CA) – Newhall resident Stephen Daniels is proud to announce his candidacy for the Castaic Lake Water Agency Board of Directors after officially filing his paperwork on Friday, August 8. Daniels is seeking to represent Division 2.
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.