Kirk and Jo Ann Smith, longtime residents of Santa Clarita, are proud to announce the engagement of their son Kirk Smith II to Amanda Sidwell, of El Segundo.
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The 43rd annual Xi Nu Zeta Lasagne Dinner will be held Saturday, Feb. 26 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Newhall.
She's catered for celebrities and was a private chef at the Playboy Mansion.
I want to share my thoughts about replacing the notorious N-word in "Huckleberry Finn." But not just yet.
Let's not just change Mark Twain's words. Let's be sure all the offensive words are removed from all the books on all the bookshelves.
As a citizen of Santa Clarita, it's time for City Councilwoman Laurene Weste to resign, or the other council members need to vote her off the board.
There's a new day dawning at the Circle of Hope, a Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit that helps those diagnosed with breast cancer.
Nominations for the 14th annual Newsmakers of the Year awards have been announced. The award nominations were voted on by a committee of community leaders and the board of the Santa Clarita Valley Press Club.
The debate rages on over whether high schools across the United States should clean up the N-word from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" or ban the book altogether from the literary canon.
Suppose you and your family take a vacation to our state Capitol. You pay for plane tickets up to Sacramento. You pay for a rental car for the week. You pay for a hotel. Every day, you pay for food and entertainment for your family. You pay for all this, including the local sales tax imposed by the city.
In the wake of Arizona's recent tragedies and the ensuing debate over the literal interpretation of political rhetoric, the question begging to be asked is: How does the general public recognize figurative language and interpret meaning beyond the confines of literal interpretation?
If satire needs to be explained to you, you do not deserve its riches.
As thousands watched the Fourth of July fireworks show above Westfield Valencia Town Center, an Infiniti sedan crashed into an SUV, and was launched into a crowd of spectators gathered at Valencia Boulevard and Mall Entrance in Valencia.
Hart High School will host a screening of "Race to Nowhere," an education documentary, on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the congressional intelligence committees are pushing back against a key part of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance, saying it is unworkable for the government to let someone else control how Americans' phone records are stored.
ATLANTA (AP) - The nation paused to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with parades, marches and service projects.
ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.
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People waiting to get New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's last pound of flesh may have a long wait, and not for the obvious reason.
There was a lot to talk about when House Speaker John Boehner appeared before reporters recently for the first time since the holiday break. There are continuing fights over Obamacare. Immigration reform. Appropriations bills. The debt ceiling. The Democratic push for the president's "inequality agenda."
Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.
The Master's College men's and women's basketball team opened conference play with strong starts, while Mustang baseball swept Simpson University in the squad's season-opening series.
DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping.
SEATTLE (AP) - Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle's top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.