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Santa Clarita Valley golfers are invited to polish their clubs, gather a foursome and hit the links in support of education during the College of the Canyons Foundation's 20th annual charity golf tournament.
Singapore (AP) - When Jihan El Midany leads the Egyptian delegation into Saturday's opening ceremony of the inaugural Youth Olympics, it will be a historic moment for her country.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - David L. Wolper, whose landmark 1977 miniseries "Roots" engrossed the nation with its saga of an American family descended from an African slave, has died. He was 82.
Wolper died peacefully in his Beverly Hills home Tuesday evening while watching television with his wife Gloria, said spokesman Dale Olson. Wolper died of congestive heart disease and complications of Parkinson's disease, Olson said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Richie Hayward, co-founder of Little Feat, an eclectic jamband that maintained a strong cult following throughout the decades, has died. He was 64.
The drummer had been suffering from liver cancer and died Thursday at a hospital near Vancouver, Canada, after complications of pneumonia, his publicist, Bridget Nolan, confirmed Friday.
Cast members from ABC's "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" are scheduled to appear Saturday during a Slip 'n Slide extravaganza at Bridgeport Park in Valencia, which is expected to draw hundreds of people.
A man who was on parole was arrested Thursday morning for having child pornography on his computer, authorities said.
The local band Character Assassins will be the opening act at the World Muaythai Council World Championships at Saugus Speedway tomorrow.
The 81 Series will end the summer at the Repertory East Playhouse with the Pulitzer Prize Nominated drama "Side Man," written by Warren Leight. Winner of the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play, "Side Man" is a story about the turmoil in the family of a jazz musician as his career crumbles at the dawn of the age of rock and roll. Set in 1953 and traveling to 1985, this poignant memory play unfolds through the eyes of Clifford, the only son of Gene, a jazz trumpet player, and Terry, an alcoholic mother. Alternating between their New York City apartment ...
Actor, comedian and producer Dave Coulier, most recognized as Joey Gladstone of "Full House" fame, will be appearing in Valencia this weekend, Sept. 13 and 14, at JR's Comedy Club.
With NFL training camps in full swing, "Survivor" survivor Jimmy Johnson offered an apt comparison in describing his experience doing the CBS reality show in Nicaragua. He said it was tougher than three-a-days.
Funeral services for a 15-year-old Canyon Country boy who was struck and killed by a car last month will be held Sunday, family members said.
"The will of the people ... is the only legitimate foundation of any government."
Your article about enterprise zones ("In the zone: A local look at the effectiveness of enterprise zones," Aug. 8) made a number of good points, but I think it is important to understand more about the importance of this economic tool for businesses - especially those in the Santa Clarita Valley.
NEW YORK (AP) - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed decades ago.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up a three-day visit to Mexico on Wednesday, saying he will work with the U.S. government upon his return home to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is threatening to veto a spending bill drafted by House Republicans to deal with the influx of Central American minors at the U.S. border.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.
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A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields - deepening frustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died.
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say a broken water pipe that flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.
NEW YORK (AP) - Think you're in control? Think again.