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The director of "Coraline" has suggested it is for brave children of any age. That's putting it mildly. This is nightmare fodder for children, however brave, under a certain age. I know kids are exposed to all sorts of horror films via video, but "Coraline" is disturbing not for gory images but for the story it tells. That's rare in itself: Lots of movies are good at severing limbs, but few at telling tales that can grab us down inside where it's dark and scary.
If there's a huge error behind "The Pink Panther 2" - other than the mistake of producing the sequel in the first place - it's pairing Steve Martin with John Cleese, then failing to capitalize on their potentially explosive verbal exchanges.
"He's Just Not That Into You" isn't exactly a romantic comedy - at least, not in the most traditional sense. Yes, the characters work themselves into the same sorts of tizzies over falling in and out of love - or finding love in the first place - but mixed in with the fizziness is an unexpected seriousness, an attempt at injecting realism and even failure.
Eight Golden Valley High School and Academy of the Canyons students recently completed a rigorous 17- week training program, each logging more than 200 miles in preparation for the 26.2 mile Surf City Marathon on Feb. 1.
Rancho Pico Junior High School and Academy of the Canyons, the Hart District's middle college high school, have received word they are nominated for recognition as California Distinguished Schools for the 2009-10 school year.
College of the Canyons is in full compliance with legal requirements that mandate public oversight of the disbursement of bond revenues for both Measure C and Measure M, the oversight committees for the respective bond measures have determined.
The two citizens' oversight committees made their unanimous determinations after reviewing the results of independent audits covering the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008. All of the findings from those audits were favorable to the college and its handling of bond measure funds.
The College of the Canyons Foundation will host the 2009 SCV Wine Classic, the popular and long-running wine-tasting event benefitting the SCV Student Orchestra. The 20th annual event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the California Institute of the Arts.
The 2009 Amgen Tour of California cycle race rolls into the Santa Clarita Valley for the third consecutive year Saturday, Feb. 21, for the start of Stage 7, from Santa Clarita to Pasadena.
The Repertory East Playhouse is proud to open its 2009 Season with A Streetcar Named Desire, written by Tennessee Williams and sponsored by Jill Jackson and Dessert Alert.
The Automobile Club of Southern California's Santa Clarita district office is reminding members that they can visit the office at 23770 Valencia Boulevard to conduct most DMV vehicle registration transactions as one of the member benefits which also include travel guides, tour books, maps and trip planning.
"The Auto Club has been offering vehicle registrations since 1911 as a convenience for its members, and our offices now also assist members with boat and trailer registrations, vehicle title transfers, personalized license plates, out-of-state vehicle transfers, disabled placards, and many other services," said Larry Shaw, the Auto Club's Santa Clarita ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Labor reported this morning that the U.S. economy shed 598,000 jobs in the month of January, the largest single-month total since 1974, bringing the unemployment rate to 7.6 percent.
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Bank of Santa Clarita, the only commercial bank headquartered in the Santa Clarita Valley, reported significantly improved earnings in 2008 over 2007 on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer and threw out a runner at second base, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Sunday.
DENVER (AP) - Denver police say they have issued 28 citations for public consumption of marijuana and arrested one person accused of attempting to distribute the drug so far this weekend as revelers celebrate the traditional pot holiday of April 20.
TORONTO (AP) - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.
Plum Canyon Elementary continued its kindness journey during their recent Penny Wars fundraiser.
In light of Easter Sunday, pivotal events in history – and in our personal lives – often impact us in ways we never imagined.
Last week several readers contacted us to let us know that the beautiful bird captured from the prior week by Louie Gallardo was an Egret.
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College of the Canyons Chapter of the National Student Nurse Association chapter joined forces with Habitat For Humanity, in an effort to build new homes for United States veterans on March 22.