Last week, I commented on the Financial Times' glossy weekend magazine devoted to conspicuous spending for the economically elite - and those who want to be. We contrasted "buying pricey stuff" with supporting the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter.
Jan. 17 brought a 46-year-old man to the emergency room of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Gather friends and family around the table to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these specially selected recipes. They're fast and easy to prepare, so you can relax and share a festive meal with those you love.
With all of the desperate problems facing the state of California, the state Senate determined last week that a high priority for our citizens is a mandate that gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people would be added to the list of social and ethnic groups that public schools must include in social studies.
Rioux Park walking group
Americans have been living through what many financial experts consider the worst economic times since the Great Depression. Many have struggled with home mortgages amid layoffs and downsizings, while others regret some of their past financial choices.
One of the best qualities you can have is to be teachable. Learn to listen to others.
The local community is invited to Rosedell Elementary School's production of "Annie."
Vino 100 is hosting an in-store wine-tasting event, featuring Petra Santa Winery, as part of the store's Meet the Winemaker Series. Petra Santa Winery is from the Cienega Valley, located in California's Central Coast, on a 455-acre estate that is situated 25 miles from inland from Monterey Bay.
Mitchell Community School has been selected by California Business for Education Excellence as one of 1,221 public schools in California to be named a 2010 Honor Roll school.
Screamin Daily Deals recently presented Sierra Vista Junior High School with a $3,000 check as part of its School Rewards Program. The check was from parents signing up for Screamin Daily Deals and a bonus for having an 80 percent or greater participation rate. Each time a parent purchases one of the website's deals, the school will receive 10 percent of the proceeds. Checks are sent to schools quarterly.
Members of the Career & College Club, or CCC, at La Mesa Junior High School presented their final projects to eighth-grade students recently. The topics included "A-G" requirements, college systems and financial aid.
Southern California jazz-lovers and students of jazz spent a day filled with music performed by West Ranch High School students and others, ranging from junior high through university levels, as Jazz Appreciation Month was observed April 16 at the school.
Have you ever had someone teach you all about jazz elements?
The city of Santa Clarita is introducing new tracking technology to help locate missing people with cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's, dementia or autism.
Wine lovers storing their treasured cargo at Lee's Wine Storage in Santa Clarita have until May 6 at the latest to claim any wine or property stored at the location – or lose it, according to the property owner.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 24 points and dished out nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors forced a decisive Game 7 by outlasting the Los Angeles Clippers 100-99 Thursday night.
This is starting to look like a theme for the Golden Valley Grizzlies.
For the 13th time in the past 14 years, the Valencia Vikings reign supreme over the Foothill League.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - From the moment Yasiel Puig broke into the big leagues, it's been go, go, go for the 23-year-old Cuban outfielder.
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Outstanding Student Awards were held April 30, honoring the best of more than 2000 ROP students enrolled in William S. Hart Union High School District Regional Occupational Program classes this year. These outstanding students were selected as medal winners in 6 different career clusters.
SANTA CLARITA - College of the Canyons has been selected to participate in a new joint initiative launched by the California Community Colleges and The State Bar of California that will provide community college students a smoother pathway to six of California's top law schools.
Sacramento – May 1, 2014 – Kicking off National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists has released its latest ranking of Bicycle Friendly States. In the seventh annual assessment, California achieved a #9 ranking nationally, an increase of ten ranks from last year and receiving 53.7 points out of 100.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia state officials were still trying Thursday to determine the environmental impact of a train derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into the James River in downtown Lynchburg.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An apparent gas explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle, killing two inmates, injuring as many as 150 people, and creating a chaotic scene Thursday after inmates were bussed to hospitals and nearby jails when the crippled building had to be evacuated.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a thousand-acre wildfire in the foothills east of Los Angeles did not grow overnight and is now 10 percent contained.
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.
TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.