SACRAMENTO - Sen. George Runner (R-Antelope Valley) today announced he is stepping down from his role as chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus to allow more time to focus on the Vote SAFE initiative - slated for the November 2010 ballot - and his bid for membership on the Board of Equalization, district 2, also in 2010.
"Beauty and the Beast" comes to life on stage at the Canyon Theatre Guild this weekend, featuring a talented and energetic cast of teens. The cast of this "junior" version is made up entirely of students in the Canyon Theatre Guild's STARS Workshop. These young performers are 13 to 17 years old and they have been meeting for four weeks, learning the craft of musical theatre performance.
The Repertory East Playhouse will continue its "81 Series" on Friday, July 10, at 8 p.m., with the critically-acclaimed comedy, "Fat Pig," by Neil LaBute - sponsored by Ed and Dana Hill of Geotechnologies Inc. Be a part of the 81 at the opening night wine reception at 7 p.m.
I had a birthday on July 4. As I get older I find that birthdays are less a cause for joy and more a reminder of our own mortality. I certainly didn't need any additional reflection this year with the passing of Michael Jackson, Farah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, Karl Malden, Steve McNair, Billy Mays, and my wife's aunt over the preceding days.
"Bruno" is a no-holds-barred comedy permitting several holds I had not dreamed of. The needle on my internal Laugh Meter went haywire, bouncing between hilarity, appreciation, shock, admiration, disgust, disbelief and appalled incredulity.
The writer of "I Love You, Beth Cooper" says the story is based on a dream. I believe him. This is one of the very few movies where I WANTED the hero to wake up and discover it was only a dream. But it's a dream all the way through - a dream evoking just another teen romcom.
A 13-year-old boy was hit by a car in Canyon Country on Thursday as he dashed across Sierra Highway, far from a crosswalk, said sheriff's Sgt. Darren Harris.
The owner of Newhall Land and Farming Co. has netted a little more time to sort out its bankruptcy issues.
A territorial dispute in Valencia between two rival catering trucks may have become violent at the end of lunchtime Thursday, when one driver allegedly tried to serve the other a dish of piping-hot pain, a sheriff's sergeant said.
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There is an axiom that teaches that a borrower dies if lenders stop believing in him. The truer that saying, the more dire the economic scenario for California.
The Roth IRA is a generous tax avoidance vehicle. Unlike other qualified retirement plans, the Roth does not require distributions once the owner reaches age 70 1/2. Roth IRA money can be left to grow tax free not only for the life of the owner but also stretched based on the age of nonspouse beneficiaries. Many people balk at the idea of paying income tax now rather than it being deferred. They fail to consider that this money can grow tax-free for generations and withdrawals from a Roth IRA are income tax free. Moreover, it's often cheaper to ...
I would like to thank the Santa Clarita Parade Committee for the wonderful job they perform in organizing the annual Fourth of July event.
Just a reminder about Canyon Theatre Guild's annual Goldie Awards and Volunteer Appreciation Night, coming up this Saturday night at the Guild in Old Town Newhall.
On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) along with deputies from the Crime Impact Team (CIT), and a station detective conducted a late night saturation patrol operation using patrol vehicles, deputies on bicycles, and deputies using T3 electric standup patrol vehicles on the paseos, trails, and streets throughout the City of Santa Clarita. The operation began at 6:00pm and went into the early morning hours.
MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. (AP) - The Maryland mall gunman appeared obsessed with mass murder and may have fixated on the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, dressing like one of the shooters and timing his attack so that it occurred about the same time of day as the Colorado massacre, police said Wednesday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A research firm says Southern California homes sales posted a fifth straight annual decline in February as tight inventories kept buyers on the sidelines.
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NEW YORK (AP) - An explosion on Wednesday leveled two New York City apartment buildings, killing two people, injuring 17 others and sending smoke billowing above the skyline.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California is trying to do something unusual in this age of rapidly evolving technology - get ahead of a big new development before it goes public.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' defense lawyer on Wednesday tried to cast doubt on the competence of a South African police forensic expert who testified at the athlete's murder trial, where a toilet door and a cricket bat from Pistorius' home were introduced in the courtroom for a partial reenactment of events on the night that Pistorius killed his girlfriend.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A marathon Senate investigation into allegations of CIA torture during the Bush-era war on terror is veering toward partisan political territory and possibly the federal courts after unusually pointed accusations against the spy agency, including potential criminal wrongdoing.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia defended its handling of the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 on Wednesday but acknowledged it is still unsure which direction the plane was headed when it disappeared, highlighting the massive task facing an international search now in its fifth day.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - A military judge on Tuesday dismissed the jury in the midst of an Army general's court martial on sexual assault charges to give prosecutors and defense lawyers time to hammer out a plea deal in the closely watched case.
BEIRUT (AP) - The number of Syrian children affected by the civil war in their homeland has doubled in the past year to at least 5.5 million - more than half the country's children - with devastating effects on the health, education and psychological well-being of an entire generation, the United Nations children's agency said Thursday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America's most dangerous dog - the favorite breed of thugs, drug dealers and dog-fighting rings, with a fearsome reputation for unprovoked, sometimes deadly attacks.
With a City Council election nearing, it is time for a change at City Hall. Councilwomen Weste and McLean are up for re-election. After 13 years on the council, it is time to send both women packing and thank them for their service.
Two weeks ago, I submitted my paperwork with the Registrar of Voters to become an official candidate for Congress.
Every now and again, life itself interrupts what we think or hope life should be and rudely reminds us that we are not as in control as we believe we are.