LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rookie guard Zach LaVine scored 18 of his team-high 28 points off the bench in the second quarter, and Mo Williams had 25 points and 11 assists to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Los Angeles Lakers 120-119 on Friday night. Kobe Bryant missed a 3-pointer as time expired that helped seal the win for Minnesota.
TUSTIN (AP) - Two women have been arrested after an early morning Black Friday fight among shoppers at a store in Tustin.
REDDING, Calif. (AP) - For a first time, authorities have revealed a handwritten apology note by a Northern California man believed to have shot and killed his wife and two young daughters last year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke.
BOSTON (AP) - Jaime Caetano was beaten so badly by her ex-boyfriend that she ended up in the hospital. So when a friend offered her a stun gun to protect herself, she took it.
JERUSALEM (AP) - An Italian man marching in support of Palestinians in the northern West Bank on Friday was shot and seriously wounded by Israeli forces, a Palestinian hospital official said.
GENEVA (AP) - In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold - a lot of gold.
Five people suffered minor injuries in a two-car collision Friday night that forced deputies to shut down westbound Soledad Canyon Road at Valley Center Drive, where one of the vehicles hit and damaged a streetlight.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police have begun making arrests during a fifth night of protests over the Ferguson, Missouri police shooting.
Rain is in the forecast next week for both Northern and Southern California, but experts warn residents shouldn't expect any quick fixes to the state's drought.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Roberto Gomez Bolanos, the iconic Mexican comedian who wrote and played the boy television character "El Chavo del Ocho" that defined a generation for millions of Latin American children, died Friday, the Televisa television network said. He was 85.
PASADENA (AP) - When Kevin Hogan led Stanford onto the hallowed Rose Bowl turf for the fourth time in three years, the quarterback realized the stakes were a whole lot higher for No. 9 UCLA, which could clinch the Pac-12 South with a victory.
California's congressional delegation will take a double hit when a new Congress convenes in January.
PARIS (AP) - Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government.
KANO, Nigeria (AP) - Multiple explosions tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city on Friday, killing 35 people, police said.
TYRONE, Mo. (AP) - A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks, killing seven people before taking his own life.
College of the Canyons will welcome two new directors to its Economic Development Division, with John Hoskinson and Larry McLaughlin stepping into director roles with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT), respectively. Both positions will begin effective March 2.
The multi-national CEMEX Corporation has let the City of Santa Clarita know they are starting work to update their required mining permits and plan to begin surface mining of aggregate in Soledad Canyon, on City-owned land.
BUENOS AIRES (AP) - Julio Cesar Strassera, the prosecutor who won conviction against leaders of Argentina's dictatorship and coined the term "Nunca mas," or "Never again," to describe the repressive period, has died at age 81.
In case you did not know, it is illegal to sell or transport controlled substances (drugs). It's been that way for quite some time. Did you know, though, that not only is it illegal to sell or transport actual drugs, but that it's illegal to do the same with counterfeit drugs, too?
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to a Mexican official.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress closed in Friday on approving a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that would avert a partial agency shutdown hours before it was to begin.
A grand theft from a vehicle occurred in the 25300 block of Silver Aspen Way. Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim's (possibly unlocked) vehicle and stole two watches, shoes, a vaporizer and the victim's garage door opener.
It's very difficult to have a dispassionate conversation about the actions of a president without taking a political side.
I must say that Gary Horton's op-ed in the Feb. 18 issue of The Signal ("Hugs, not hate, to relate") was an outstanding lesson in how not to write an op-ed piece and is an outstanding illustration of what is wrong with the dialog in America these days.
I can't imagine myself, a diehard Republican, thanking a Democratic governor, or any Democrat, for anything, but I am thanking our governor, Jerry Brown, for denying parole to "former" Mexican Mafia leader Rene "Boxer" Enriquez, a twice-convicted murderer amongst his many other and numerous violent crimes and convictions.
It's official: layoff notices are coming for some Castaic Union School District teachers and administrators.
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James says he isn't about personal statements. He made one anyway Thursday night.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Sandy Koufax is confident that Clayton Kershaw won't be remembered for his playoff struggles.