The opening scenes of Disney's "Princess and the Frog" are like a cool shower after a long and sweaty day. This is what classic animation was like! No 3-D! No glasses! No extra ticket charge! No frantic frenzies of meaningless action! And ... good gravy! A story! Characters! A plot! It's set in a particular time and place! And it uses (calm me down here) lovingly hand-drawn animation that proceeds at a human pace, instead of racing with odd smoothness. I'm just gonna stand here and let it pour over me.
The 32nd annual Piru Christmas Parade gets underway Saturday, Dec. 12 at noon. Merry Christmas to Our Soldiers is the theme. Immediately following will be a post parade celebration at Piru Depot.
The History Chef Book Signing Event Tour makes its way to Vino 100 Valencia on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Author Andrew Caldwell will be on hand to autograph copies of his latest book, "Their Last Suppers." Vino 100 is located at 28112 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia, in the HighRidge Crossing Center at Copper Hill Drive.
"Grinchmas" time is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood as it prepares to ring in the festive season with a traditional white Christmas and a not-so-traditional green Grinch, tons of fresh snow, encounters with Cindy-Lou Who and Max the Dog and a "Whoville Whobilation" at the original movie sets where the classic "Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" was filmed.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is holding a Winter Blood Drive on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Paul Strickland was elected board president Wednesday for the William S. Hart Union High School District. Gloria Mercado-Fortine was named clerk and Bob Jensen was elected as the assistant clerk.
Sheldon Wigdor was elected to a second year as board president for the Sulphur Springs School District.
Periodically, the contemplations of the liberal effect a range of emotions and thoughts for me.
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Despite an unprecedented national economic crisis, rising jobless rates, and a housing and credit crisis, the city of Santa Clarita accomplished an impressive work plan in 2009.
I just read Carole Lutness' column ("Government's dead. Now what do we do?") in the Dec. 8 issue of The Signal.
California is facing an unprecedented economic crisis. Unemployment rates are at record highs, and for many, job loss and/or significant reductions in wages are a common reality.
A large marijuana growing operation was located inside an attractive home in a residential area of Castaic this morning.
Sheriff's deputies have ended the search of a Stevenson Ranch home where they believed a burglary suspect was hiding.
A look at America's "new rich," a rising demographic group, according to survey data provided to The Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Monday to speak at a national memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. He was joined on Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
College of the Canyons will host a free orientation next Monday for job seekers interested in the fields of aerospace and biomedical manufacturing.
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A top Ukrainian opposition party says heavily armed riot police have stormed its office in downtown Kiev. The move comes as the Ukrainian capital has been crippled by massive anti-government protests.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Sportsman Channel said Monday it has hired Sarah Palin to be host of a weekly outdoors-oriented program that will celebrate the "red, wild and blue" lifestyle.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Pakistani leaders Monday that if they don't resolve protests stalling some military shipments across the border with Afghanistan, it could be difficult to maintain political support in Washington for an aid program that has sent billions of dollars to Islamabad, defense officials said.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa says United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among world leaders speaking at a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) - The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled "prisoner" and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating matters, participants in this growing Silicon Valley startup incubator are barred from the Internet.
By analogy with the gay marriage issue, who cares if someone who's never been to Paris wants to privately call themselves a "Parisian"?
I don't know why it happens every year. Our offices here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy get inundated with letters addressed to Saint Nicholas. We forward as many as we can to the Jolly Old Elf but a few we keep behind to share with you. Enjoy.
Nelson Mandela, 95, gave up a third of his lifespan so that South Africans could live in racial harmony.
Visitors to the Valencia Library last weekend were greeted with a sweet surprise: icing-topped and candy-cane-lined gingerbread houses on display for what organizers hope will become a yearly Gingerbread House Contest.
The annual Metrolink Holiday Toy Express has been stopped in its tracks because of budget cuts.
I read that Supervisor Antonovich is again raising concerns about welfare fraud in L.A. County. This is typical of Republicans to go after the poor and by implication "them" - brown- and black-skinned people.