There are certain conclusions one must come to after reading Bill Kennedy's commentary ("On building walls and tearing them down," Nov. 27).
My wife and I were at the park with our 6-year-old son and saw a little boy wash his friend's face with a mouthful of juice - bad kid, bad parenting.
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The Warrior Fitness will collect unwrapped gifts for needy children during its annual Christmas celebration at the Valencia Hyatt, in the Grand Ballroom, on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.
The Santa Clarita Literacy and Arts Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at Hart Park in Newhall.
Here are events at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons this weekend and next:
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.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - As one world leader after another paid homage to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service, the man standing at arm's length from them appeared to interpret their words in sign language. But advocates for the deaf say he was a faker.
TORONTO (AP) - Four games, four wins, two shutouts and three goals allowed. Martin Jones is off to quite a start in the NHL.
BOSTON (AP) - Doc Rivers picked up another win in Boston.
RENO, Nevada (AP) - A mother and her youngest child were discharged Wednesday from a Nevada hospital a day after being rescued with four other group members who were stranded for two days in a bitter cold mountain wilderness when their Jeep rolled over.
NEW DELHI (AP) - India's Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexual conduct, dealing a blow Wednesday to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - More than 107,000 Californians have enrolled for coverage through Nov. 30 under the state's health insurance exchange, according to figures released Wednesday by the federal Health and Human Services Department.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave" topped the nominations list for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, cementing it as a solid Academy Awards prospect with four nominations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
A 40-year-old Valencia woman was one of 20 people arrested Tuesday by the FBI and identified as either MS-13 gang members or associates for their roles in a drug trafficking network and extortion scheme.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Opposition protesters in Ukraine have rejected President Viktor Yanukovych's offer of talks, saying they will not sit down with him until he fires his government and releases all arrested demonstrators.
NEW YORK (AP) - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - World leaders and thousands of South Africans on Wednesday filed past the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as the country's first black president.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic landing aids were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Despite a year of setbacks, the parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre insist they won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.