When Jillian Griffith discovered she was pregnant two months after starting college, she knew that getting her degree was going to be more of a challenge, but after more than 17 years of night classes Griffith will graduate Thursday on her oldest daughter's 17th birthday. "The fact that her birthday is the same day as graduation day, I feel like my life has come full circle," said Griffith, 36, of Valencia. "My goal was to ...
With hot temperatures and vast amounts of rugged terrain and dry brush, fires are a constant threat in the Santa Clarita Valley, especially in the summer months. Firefighters help combat that threat. Yet to ensure that they are able to keep the public safe while fighting a blaze, firefighters from the state, county and city fire departments constantly train together to streamline communications and operations. On Monday, three firefighting agencies trained at Placerita Canyon's Disney ...
The Newhall Community Center is offering free child identification kits through May 31 to give local parents the tools they would need if their children were to ever go missing. As part of National Missing Children's Day, the Santa Clarita-based Mothers Against Sexual Predators of California is now providing the community center with identification kits containing fingerprinting materials, a place to keep a current photograph of their child and a place to record distinctive characteristics ...
If you ever get frustrated driving across McBean Parkway at rush hour and wonder just how big Santa Clarita Valley will likely get, city planners have the answer. Take all the people in Santa Clarita Valley and double that number - that's the biggest Santa Clarita Valley will ever get, they say.
Santa Clarita city officials are scheduled to give a presentation on all of the development projects currently proposed in and around the city at a Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday.
Groundwater is stirring up deep opposition and resentment among some Santa Clarita residents who fear the resource is being manipulated by local water officials in order to facilitate more urban development.
An exchange between two Valencia High School students turned to blows this afternoon, when one boy allegedly hit the other with a baseball bat.
This has been a good month for Melissa Rodriguez, a junior at Golden Valley High School who is enrolled in a dental assisting program through the William S. Hart Union High School District's Regional Occupational Program. Melissa received word that she will receive a $500 scholarship from the San Fernando Valley Dental Society, and a week later her table clinic at the California Dental Association Spring Scientific Session earned her yet another $250 scholarship and a $100 cash prize.
Nearly 24,000 homes and businesses near downtown Newhall suffered through a power outage when a substation failed just after 12 noon on Sunday, according to Southern California Edison. The affected area also included portions of the Summit in Valencia, Circle J Ranch and Stevenson Ranch.
A 2-year-old boy is being treated for injuries after he fell and nearly drowned in a pool at his Saugus home on Sunday afternoon. He was immediately transported to Central Park, where a county Fire Department helicopter airlifted him to Los Angeles Childrens Hospital for further treatment. Det. Dan Finn of the The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station stated that the near-drowning occurred at a residence near Vista Delgado Drive and Vista Encantada Drive in ...
Issues such as global warming, hybrid vehicles and holistic foods are not just for adults to tackle. At Valencia High School, a group of students organized together to bring the Santa Clarita Valley the inaugural EcoFest 2008 on its central campus parkway on Sunday afternoon. Organized by the Environmental Protection Agency Club of Valencia High, the eco-friendly event aimed to educate the public about conservation, environmental issues and sustainable living options.
A community service group at Rio Norte Junior High called the Resourceful Riverhawks organized a food drive last week, and Friday during brunch they lined up all the food they had collected around the campus quad, with cans of soup and boxes of cereal stretching across the center of campus. "Look at how much we came together - this is incredible," said Rio Norte teacher Kristen Stauch, who advises the Resourceful Riverhawks along with teachers ...
Seated under canopies on a grassy area next to the school, Bowman High School students, staff, parents and other guests listened as student authors read poems from this year's creative writing anthology, "The Phoenix."
For the members of the Blue Star Mothers of the Canyons, and owner of Paintball USA, it doesn't matter whether a person is for or against the Iraq War; it's about showing support for the troops.
Athletes from across Southern California crowded Newhall Park and Hart High School's gymnasium when the Special Olympics hosted the 7th annual Spirit Games on Saturday.
A man seriously hurt when he was hit by two cars Friday had been running across the freeway at the time of the collision, an investigator with the California Highway Patrol reported.
Santa Clarita Valley fashion icon Margo Hudson has a new mission in life: clothes for a cause.
Carrie Stuart, a captain in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department who nearly died in a fiery two-car crash before Christmas, is out of the hospital and expected to make a full recovery, her daughter says.
The city of Santa Clarita went 3-D to teach students how to prevent pollution at the Newhall Library one day last week.
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Commuters returning to work Tuesday after the long weekend and contemplating a short cut through the Angeles National Forest - you may want to think twice.
County firefighters jumped on a brush fire in Canyon Country Sunday, extinguishing it quickly and containing it to a quarter acre.
A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital Sunday after he crashed his bike in Stevenson Ranch, Fire Department sources confirmed.
A motorist walked away from a crash today after his van blew a tire on the freeway, then plunged 100 feet down a ravine, a fire official confirmed.
A motorist is being sought today after driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 in Castaic Friday night causing two on-coming cars to collide, sending four people to the hospital, an investigator with the California Highway Patrol said.
Today is Sunday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2013. There are 317 days left in the year.
Those who showed up recently for a reunion of Vietnam veterans at the Valencia home of Bill Reynolds brought with them a storehouse of compelling stories - of sacrifice, dedication and loss.
Reading aloud went to the dogs Saturday at the Newhall Library.
Bike racks at City Hall, public art at the McBean Regional Transit Center and a new website to house Santa Clarita's arts and cultural resources are all on tap for the city Arts Commission in the coming year.
Officials from the California Highway Patrol shut down one lane of traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Saturday to retrieve a vehicle that went off the freeway Friday night, an officer said.