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Rio Norte Students Head East For Spring Break

McKeon takes a moment to share experiences, responsibilities with eighth graders.


Eighth grade students from Rio Norte Junior High visited the East coast during spring break. Students explored New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Mt. Vernon and Washington, D.C., with Rio Norte history teacher Ron Ippolito. Congress was in session when the student group visited the Capitol.  

Habitat For Humanity Helping Local Fire Victims

Volunteers from UCLA and COC put on hard hats and masks to clear land.


Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity were out in force Saturday morning to demolish what was left of the Rosamond Drive home of Donna and Randy Relles, which burned in the Buckweed Fire of October 2007.


Cowboy Fest A Rip-Roaring Success

Western festival attracts large number of visitors for a wild time.

The City of Santa Clarita may be putting away its chaps and saddles, but the cowpokes at City Hall are happy with the turnout at this weekend’s Cowboy Festival, held Saturday and Sunday at Melody Ranch.

“We had wonderful weather and a phenomenal turnout,” said city spokeswoman Gail Ortiz. “About 60 percent of our attendees are from out of the area, which makes this a terrific tourist event for the Santa Clarita Valley.”


Wake For Newhall Hardware Held Saturday

Store with 60-year history holds final wake to thank friends and customers.


Friends and family brought food and stories as they gathered to say a final goodbye to Newhall Hardware Saturday afternoon.

Store owner Vic Feany made it a point to speak to all the visitors, keeping a positive attitude even though you could see the store closure was weighing heavy on his shoulders.

DUI Checkpoint Nets Two Arrests

Deputies and CHP team up to catch drunk and unlicensed drivers.


Two people went to jail Friday night for driving under the influence, caught in a checkpoint set up to get drunk drivers and those without a license off the road.

The checkpoint was set up on Lyons Avenue between Peachland Avenue and Wheeler Road, with one direction handled by the CHP and the other by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s traffic deputies.

Safe Neighborhoods Act Targeted For November Ballot

Sen. George Runner and Assemblywoman Sharon Runner submit petitions for anti-gang act.
On Friday, the Runners began submitting signatures to various California counties to get their Safe Neighborhoods Act on the November ballot.  


“We have received passionate responses from voters up and down the state for this ballot measure,” said Senator Runner, one of the authors of the measure, along with Mike Reynolds, father of “Three Strike” and San Bernardino County Supervisor Gary Ovitt.


Walking To Fight Arthritis

Arthritis walk takes off at Bridgeport Park.



And they're off!

Sunday afternoon, many Santa Clarita residents showed up to Bridgeport Park to support the annual Arthritis Walk.


City Looking For Cleanliness

 “Keep Santa Clarita Clean” next month’s theme.
The City of Santa Clarita is always on the forefront of creating a sense of community responsibility and pride. As a testament of this the City has developed and is implementing the 2008 Public Safety Month Campaign. The campaign focuses every month on an aspect of safety in the City to be improved upon. All members of the community are encouraged to join the City of Santa Clarita as it celebrates Keep Santa Clarita Clean in the month of May.