Castaic Middle School's outdoor covered lunch patio looked like an authentic old-world marketplace Tuesday: lots of talking; lots of yelling; lots of activity.
Job layoffs, bankrupted businesses and countless residential foreclosures are having a negative effect on the teenage population, who will begin their adult lives in a world unlike the one in which they were raised.
When toys are collected for underprivileged kids, those 12 years and older are often left out, though their needs are just as great as their younger siblings.'
The U.S. Postal Service sent holiday cheer to more than 2,500 foster kids through its annual holiday toy drive.
California Democrats integral to the historic 2008 campaign victories are invited to help select delegates for the California Democratic Party Convention held April 24-26 in Sacramento.
Kyle Davis comes back to defeat an opponent during a charity tournament Saturday at the Route 66 Classic Grill in Canyon Country.
Friday night was Kids' Night Out at the community room at Santa Clarita Park. The event was hosted by the city of Santa Clarita, giving parents a chance to drop off their kids while they took care of holiday shopping.
In support of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the College of the Canyons Social Science and Business Division will host a free "Domestic Violence Awareness Concert" on Oct. 23 to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley's Domestic Violence Center.
A specialist in veterans' affairs will speak tonight at City Hall about resources available to local residents who return from military service overseas.
UPDATE 11 a.m. Thursday: The Sesnon Fire is 70 percent contained as of 11 a.m. Thursday, a fire official said. Changing weather conditions helped firefighter battle the blaze, said Inspector Sam Padilla of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. "This was a wind driven fire. Without the wind we can get a line around it," Padilla said. The Marek fire is 92 percent contained, according to the United States Forest Service Web site. +++++++++++++ UPDATE ...
Committee or commission? It's a question the City Council tried answering during Tuesday's meeting when the five council members were presented with the issue of whether the current Arts Advisory Committee should become an arts commission. Recognizing the need for more research, the council unanimously voted to have city staff research the advantages and disadvantages of having an arts commission. City Manager Ken Pulskamp estimated that the staff would have the report ready in January. ...
College to host environmental science fair The College of the Canyons Sustainable Development Committee will host an environmental science fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Valencia campus student center. The fair is themed "Kids on Sustainability and Solutions" and will feature projects presented by elementary, junior high and high school students from the Santa Clarita Valley. The event, sponsored by the SDC and Whole Foods Market in Valencia, will also include ...
The long-awaited Castaic high school will be built near the Sterling Gateway industrial complex, Castaic Area Town Council members heard Wednesday night.
Tuesdays and Thursdays are something to cheer about for the young girls at the Newhall Boys & Girls Club.
Newhall's Trinity Classical Academy recently received accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for its kindergarten-through-eighth-grade program.
A brush fire sandwiched between the southbound and northbound lanes of Interstate 5 burned about five acres before it was extinguished Sunday, a Los Angeles County Fire Department official said.