Snow is coming to downtown Los Angeles Dec. 12 and 13, as part of the Free Winter Holiday Festival at Pershing Square, where live entertainment, puppet shows, a miniature train village, make and take arts & crafts, photo mementos and more, get you in the holiday spirit.
A man in his 60s after the death of his wife is a leaky ship without a bailer. Frank Goode has everything above deck shipshape, but he's sinking. The garden is his pride and joy. Everything inside is mopped, scrubbed, polished, dusted, arranged and alphabetized. He buys big steaks and a new electric grill to cook them on. He selects a wine with the advice of a clueless stock boy. He reclines in his lawn chair on his manicured lawn and awaits the arrival of his four children.
"Brothers" is the new film by Jim Sheridan, a director who has a sure hand with stories about families ("In America," "In the Name of the Father," "The Boxer"). This one is about a family twisted from its natural form when the father leaves for service in Afghanistan just after his brother comes home from prison. The good brother goes into harm's way while the bad brother is shielded by his own misbehavior.
Saugus High School's theater department will wrap up the vampire-themed production "A Vampire Story" tonight and Saturday.
The College of the Canyons Allied Health Division will introduce its new Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program in spring 2010.
Prosecutors chose not to press charges earlier this week against a Valencia man accused of pointing a gun at his girlfriend, authorities said.
This December, Metrolink's Holiday Toy Express returns to the Santa Clarita Valley, bringing holiday cheer and collecting toys for families in need.
Santa Clarita Community College District trustee Joan MacGregor was sworn into her fifth term and trustee Michael Berger to his first term Wednesday night. The board also selected trustee Scott Wilk as board president for 2010. Trustee Michele Jenkins was elected to vice president and Berger as clerk.
Elementary school was quite a while ago for Shaira Bhanji, 18, but the College of the Canyons student still cares about the Newhall School District music program that once nourished her own talent.
Golden Valley High School choir will host a live auction at 7 p.m. tonight at the school's new theater. The choir will host a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday. All proceeds will benefit the school's choir and theater guild.
Even in a recession, gift giving doesn't go out of style. The grandeur of the gift may change, but the act itself remains intact.
Longtime SCV resident Laurie Morgan puts on a producer's cap for the first time with the Group Rep's production of the Los Angeles premiere of a new musical version of "A Christmas Carol" at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood.
On New Year's Day 2010, millions of fans from around the world will be in Pasadena for the 121st Tournament of Roses Parade. Many spectators will spend days camping out on the street in hopes of getting a good spot to watch the parade. What many people don't know is that you can reserve seats for the best parade view in the house through Pasadena's Sharp Seating.
The city of Santa Clarita and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will host a free, walk-in H1N1 vaccination clinic on Dec. 4 at the city's Sports Complex Activities Center.
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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.
BOSTON (AP) - Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly bombing.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Even after every momentum swing, dramatic hit and terrible relief performance in an 11-inning game, the Oakland Athletics still were unshakably confident somebody would pull them through.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hector Sanchez had his wife and young daughter waiting in the parking lot. He had to do something to end the game.
BEIJING (AP) - Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) - At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
A single misdemeanor charge of annoying/molesting a child that was filed against a teacher at a private Valencia school was dismissed today, a District Attorney's spokeswoman said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.
BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Two parolees raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.
Robert Burton wants to ban motorcycles from public streets because of the many accidents and even fatalities involving motorcycles, and because he saw a rider riding on the back wheel only, and because motorcycle riders cost our state many dollars in hospital bills.