Funny how just when the Democrats start pulling ahead in the polls, the 24-hour news cycle suddenly is all about some broken-down reporter at NPR getting fired for hanging out with thugs.
It's almost pointless to express dismay over Meg Whitman's less-than-accurate political ads, but then her commercial comes along that is so intentionally misleading and false that it deserves a beating.
Probably the biggest surprise of the current National Football League this season is the play of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Saugus girls volleyball looked like it was on its way to a big comeback Tuesday night against the eight-time defending Foothill League champions.
I cannot understand how so many Americans are talked into voting against their own self-interests, or more accurately, talked into voting for the interests of those so economically superior and separated from themselves.
Hart High School is reviving "Dark of the Moon," a tragic love story about a witch and a human that was first performed on Broadway in 1945.
Golden Valley High School sophomore Vicente Escamilla recently attended a six-day National Young Leaders Conference in Washington D.C., where he got a hands-on feel for national politics.
Nearly 20 high school bands took part in the second annual West Ranch High School Wildcat Classic on Oct. 9 at the Stevenson Ranch high school. The event brought together more than 1,500 spectators, who watched 17 bands from all over the area compete. All six of the Santa Clarita Valley's high schools also participated. Hart High School took home the Sweepstakes Award in Music, General Effect and Visual, and West Ranch performing in the Exhibition category.
Scare up a happy Halloween party to celebrate the spookiest season. Bring out the orange and black linens, spiderweb doilies and skull coasters ... so easy and effective!
Dates to watch
SoCal Connected, KCET's Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning news program, continues its look at what's at stake in the upcoming elections and digs into the politics of money and the influence it buys in part two of "California Votes" on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 9 p.m.
SACRAMENTO -- For the fourth consecutive year, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) has received a 100 percent rating from the California Chamber of Commerce for his positions on bills impacting the state's business community.
Board of Supervisors meeting
The last weeks before any election have been exemplified by heightened levels of slander, misrepresentation, mischaracterization, irrelevant sleaze and outright lies.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.
Hundreds of job-searchers attended Wednesday's Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons, where more than 60 firms and agencies provided information about careers and accepted resumes.
Nissan of Valencia gave away more than $21,800 in gifts - ranging from scholarships to a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan - during its annual Nissan Car Giveaway this week for local Hart district 11th- and 12th-graders.
It's one thing to know you and your wallet have been the victims of a legal money-grabbing scam, but to get repeatedly sucker-punched while you are still reeling is the second atrocity.
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin skated the length of the ice, got around a sliding defender, closed his eyes and shot just before his stick got ripped out of his hands.
The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.
Valencia's depth probably wouldn't have allowed it to have much of a let down on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Chris Stroh still preached to his team that last week's girls' victory and boys' tie against Hart didn't mean they could relax Wednesday against West Ranch.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.
Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.
LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.