As a general pediatrician in Southern California, I have had the good fortune to meet many children with special needs.
A 48-year-old man was arrested Thursday for an alleged assault with a deadly weapon for kicking another man in the head repeatedly during an after-midnight fight in downtown Newhall, authorities said. Because the arrested man wore shoes, the crime becomes assault with a deadly weapon, said Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Lt. Joe Efflandt.
The memorial service for the Acton teen who died Sunday will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at High Desert School, 3620 Antelope Woods Road in Acton.
I enjoyed reading Laura Dixon's article "Inseparable" in the March 8 issue of The Signal, which described the wonderful relationship between volunteer Dwayne Johnstone and 16-year-old Willy Wonka, a horse at The Gentle Barn animal sanctuary.
Tuesday, April 26
It's the nightmare of any suburban family busily occupied daily with working average jobs outside the house, maintaining a household, raising kids and making the mortgage payments: One day they wake up to a disaster that sends their once-ordered lives tumbling about them.
It's been 18 years, Santa Clarita. Isn't it time you experienced what all the fuss is about?
Monday, April 25
One of the top movies last year, "The Social Network," dealt with the founding of the internet phenomenon, Facebook, or, as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals likes to call it, "The Facebook."
Gov. Jerry Brown visited Hart High School on Thursday where he rallied for his proposal to extend taxes as a way to help close a multi-billion state budget hole.
A 48-year-old man was arrested Thursday for assault with a deadly weapon for kicking another man in the head repeatedly during an after-midnight fight in downtown Newhall.
Newcomers and friends
JCPenney customers at the Westfield Valencia Town center can round their purchases up to the nearest whole dollar, donating the difference to the JCPenney Afterschool Fund, a public charity that provides at-risk children access to life-enriching after-school programs.
Completing a job application and creating a resumé are the topic for the next LifeForward workshop offered by Zonta Club of the SCV on Saturday, April 23. The workshops are offered free to local women, and free child care is available for those who reserve at least one week in advance. The workshops are held at Desert Streams Church, 26873 Ruether Ave., Canyon Country, and run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Brett Hundley was all smiles, mostly because of his defense.
BEIRUT (AP) - Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Downtown Los Angeles is ready for its inaugural outdoor music festival Saturday despite concerns from residents about possible security and traffic issues.
BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) - Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said.
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.
ATLANTA (AP) - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
GRANADA HILLS - The Dan Kelley era at Golden Valley High School didn't get off to a good start; it got off to a great start, as the new-look Grizzlies began his coaching tenure with a 45-17 victory over Granada Hills Charter High School at John Elway Stadium on Friday night.
The Saugus football team proved it can put up points in a hurry during its season opener against Simi Valley.
CHINO HILLS - Hart fans certainly expected to see quarterback Brady White break school records this season.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.