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It's easy during tough times such as these to derail emotionally, to get depressed, to lose focus due to overwhelming despair, to miss the things in life that really count. The other day, while driving south on Interstate 5 into Orange County, I drove past Disneyland and forgot to point out to my family using my usual Disneyland Monorail announcer voice the site of the majestic Matterhorn Mountain. After we went by, my wife asked if I was OK, if I was working too hard, if I was working too much. This was a telling sign, indeed, that playtime ...
Editor's note: So, OK, people are freezing their buds off in other parts of the country - but right here in Southern California we are having the type of weather that all those people will be moving out here next year to enjoy. With this balmy weather, you may want to get out in the yard and prep things for the spring. Now is also the perfect time to pick out and plant your bare root roses because they are showing up in nurseries all over town. Such is the case at Green Thumb International in Newhall - and, today, from ...
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The city of Santa Clarita, Goodwill Industries and the Employment Development Department will host a free Job Fair at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center on Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Stand-up comedian and former Santa Clarita Valley resident Neshia Farhangi performs a show Friday, Jan. 8 at Elderberries, 7564 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069, starting at 7:30 p.m.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) today responded to the release of Governor Schwarzenegger's budget proposal for the 2010-11 fiscal year, saying it is just the starting point for the difficult work that must done in the coming months to balance the budget.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich issued the following statement after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered his proposed budget for the coming fiscal year:
As a part of its 2010 Healthy Park Initiatives, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation at William S. Hart Park introduces the "The FUNdamentals of Drawing."
The Santa Clarita City Council hosted the grand opening of a new sand volleyball court at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex this afternoon. The court is the first-ever all-sand volleyball court in the city.
The award-winning William S. Hart High School Show Choir will present its second annual alumni concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Hart High School Auditorium in Newhall.
The Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency is participating in the 15th annual Kids Cooking Campaign, scheduled for February and March at the agency's Central Kitchen, 25210 Anza Drive. Rio Vista Elementary is scheduled for Feb. 19; Mint Canyon Elementary on March 3; Newhall Elementary on March 4; Northlake Hills Elementary on March 30 and Emblem Elementary on March 31.
Santa Clarita's Democratic Alliance for Action (DAA) will host a meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 ½ Lyons Ave. in Newhall. The meeting will feature a presentation from Harrison Katz, who is running for the Santa Clarita City Council. Robin Gilbert from the California Fair Elections Campaign will also discuss the financial influence of lobbyists in California. The organization will also accept nominations for the executive board elections.
The Valley Industrial Association (VIA) will host its monthly luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Jan. 19 at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road in Valencia.
The Relay for Life Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 13, at the Residence Inn.
A Palmdale man convicted of robbing a Newhall bank last May was sentenced to at least seven decades in state prison this week, court officials said Friday.
A Chevrolet Tahoe rolled over in a collision Friday at Valencia Boulevard and Rockwell Canyon Road in Valencia.
A 38-year-old Valencia man and leader in the Armenian Power gang could face almost 1,000 years in federal prison after being convicted on 57 criminal counts, officials with the U.S. Attorney's office said this week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus in 2012.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former diplomat on the FBI's Most Wanted list suspected of bludgeoning five family members to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago in Maryland has Southern California roots and may be in the region, authorities said.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook today for a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms in the Santa Clarita Valley and elsewhere around Southern California.
SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is asking cities and counties throughout California to submit applications for projects that promote biking and walking that will vie for a share of $360 million in federal and state funding from the state's new Active Transportation Program – the nation's largest.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.
MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.
Gene Autry is best known as "America's favorite singing cowboy." He is an American legend, former Santa Clarita Valley resident, and the only entertainer to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
California is home to world class universities and technology giants such as Amgen, Google and Facebook. But our most famous industry that we export throughout the globe is television and film.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for his country, doing anything he could from afar to lift spirits in South Korea after all the lives lost during a devastating ferry accident.
HOUSTON (AP) - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.