PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Several overturned semis on a Utah highway. Hundreds of thousands without power in California. A wind gust reaching 123-mph in Colorado.
Cedarcreek Elementary School is asking the community for donations for its Holiday Adopt-a-Family program.
The Acton Community Club presents it's traditional Dickens "A Christmas Carol," directed by Jackie Mellor-Guin, this Friday and Saturday, Dec.2 and 3, at 7:30 p.m., and a specially-priced matinee on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 1:30 p.m. The location is at 3748 Nickels Ave., Acton, CA 93510. Ticket info or directions call Cari M. at (661) 269-2276.
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas as Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk unveil a cool calendar of festive holiday activities at The Entertainment Capital of Los Angeles.
This week in Los Angeles, 1,400 police officers had to storm the Occupy Los Angeles camp, driving protesters from the park and arresting more than 200 who defied orders to leave.
President Franklin Roosevelt said: "I am not for a return to that definition of liberty under which for so many years a free people were being gradually regimented into the service of the privileged few." This is from William Manchester's "The Glory and the Dream."
In response to "Socialism in an inherently bad system" on Nov. 15:
Despite the glowing performance of the Hart district and the College of the Canyons, all is not well with education.
When athletics and extra-curricular courses are supported in public schools, we all benefit in some way. And our valley has some big-time student accomplishments to hang its hat on.
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High winds pummeled parts of Southern California this week, prompting a county official and some city officials to declare a state of emergency; but by Thursday night, the Santa Clarita Valley had avoided most of the damage.
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Deputies responded to a report of a hit-and-run collision at Bouquet Canyon Road and Seco Canyon Road when a car hit a man riding a bicycle at 5:20 p.m. today.
The Old West Masonic Lodge will host "Breakfast with Santa" on Saturday, with each child receiving hot breakfast, a toy and a picture with Santa during the event.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital has been named one of nine baby-friendly hospitals in Los Angeles County for November 2011.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in coastal Maine, delivering on a vow he made five years ago even though he can no longer use his legs.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter.
NEW YORK (AP) - The oil market has balanced out quite nicely for OPEC in recent years. Now, upheaval in Iraq shows that balance may be more precarious than it has seemed.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Even before a judge's scathing ruling against California's teacher tenure policies, the once-sacred protections that make it harder to fire teachers already had been weakened in many states - and even removed altogether in some places.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bad weather is preventing NASA from launching a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts from energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes. The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing and five small tremors in eastern Ohio, a first in the Northeast.
My Uncle Earl was recently invited to give the commencement speech at the Robert Oppenheimer School for Really Smart Kids, a charter school approved by the Newhall School District but located in Lancaster.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 1/2 games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery says she will receive an honorary diploma during her school's eighth grade graduation.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A truck driver pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the fatal New Jersey Turnpike crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan as investigators look into what role his long commute to work played in the accident.
SAO PAULO (AP) - American fans decked out in red, white and blue watched their team's lone public training session in Brazil, cheering and seeking autographs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for the stabbing death of his estranged wife as she worked at a Southern California supermarket.
NEW YORK (AP) - The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.
Repairs may be needed on the Interstate 5 overpass where highly corrosive acid spilled from an overturned tanker truck Tuesday, a spokesman for Caltrans said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - O.J. TV was a national pastime.