If you've seen "The Karate Kid" (1984), the memories will come back during this 2010 remake of the original. That's a compliment. The original story was durable enough to inspire three sequels, and now we have an entertaining version filmed mostly on location in China, with 56-year-old Jackie Chan in the role of Mr. Miyagi.
As the summer heat begins to sizzle, it's time to dust off the patio furniture, fire up the grill and prepare for candlelit patio dinners with family and friends on balmy nights. Our grill goes into overtime during the summer as it becomes our cooking method of choice for chicken, fish kabobs, steak, baby-back ribs, vegetables, hamburgers, hot dogs and just about everything else that can handle the sizzle.
This week's spotlight on the SCV features a memorial, music and elections.
It was a moment you could say Taylor Lilley had worked most of her life to achieve, and it occurred at a spot where she is perhaps the most comfortable.
Remember the summer days when you held a camping adventure under the stars in your own backyard, played board games with your parents or enjoyed an ice cream bar on a hot night? Do you remember learning to ride a bike through the neighborhood, waving to everyone sitting out on the front porch or working on their landscaping?
You've made it to the interview segment. Statistics show that as much as 86 percent of an interview is the nonverbal messages sent to the interviewer by the interviewee. The slogan '7-11' weighs a lot here: in seven seconds, people will have made 11 judgments about you. It's critical to telegraph your positive attributes, in a short time period, to make the best impression.
DEAR SMARTIES: My wife's birthday is coming up. I recently lost my job, so I only have a few dollars to spend on a gift. She has been so supportive of me in this difficult time, and I want to give her something special.
Shielded from dying the death of a thousand qualifications, I can safely boast that Republicans of all stripes have derived much - if not all - of our worldview or ideology from President Ronald Reagan.
I was dumbstruck by Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon's reply to a reporter's question about the illegal-immigration law in Arizona at his made-for-TV-speaking-out gathering a few days back.
I find it curious that City Councilman Frank Ferry waited until after the elections to do some name-calling to people who oppose him and his cohorts in the development of Santa Clarita.
Where were Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman and the tea party when the Bush administration put us in the current situation with its outrageous spending?
HOUSTON (AP) - Researchers studying the flow of oil from the blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico said Thursday that up to twice the amount of oil previously thought may have been spewing into the sea since an oil rig exploded nearly two months ago.
David Galvan, a former Santa Clarita City Council candidate, was arrested Thursday morning after detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station served a search and arrest warrant in the 25900 block of Moreno Drive, Valencia.
While the goal of a patent search is to find the patents that are most similar to the invention, different searchers might consider different patents as the most pertinent ones for any particular invention.
Author Gregory Orfalea will be discussing his book "Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra's Dream and the Founding of California" on Saturday, May 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
After some uncertainty Friday, Santa Clarita city officials announced the billboard referendum petition must be turned in to the Santa Clarita City Clerk by 5:30 p.m. Monday.
If time is a measure of love, work has to be at the top of the list. But should it?
The Bank of Santa Clarita's net earnings for the first quarter of 2014 were $248,000, representing a growth of 6 percent over the amount netted in the same period of 2013, the bank reported this week.
Marriage is one of those remarkable institutions that a vast number of people want to be a part of at some time in their life. The majority of people who marry don't begin their marriage thinking of its demise, yet divorce is all too common.
The city of Santa Clarita invites local artists to explore the world of public art from a business perspective with a free Panel Discussion on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street. No RSVP is required to attend.
A bill that would strike the traditional definition of marriage from California law was approved by the state Senate this week after the U.S. and state supreme courts allowed same-sex unions to resume last year.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Jack's back.
Has Twitter taken its last 140 character-long breath?
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years, the strongest evidence to date that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth.
Celebrate Bike Safety Month this May with the City of Santa Clarita's FREE Hit the Trail community bike ride, presented by Total Financial Solutions, on Saturday, May 10. The family-friendly ride and rally will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Bridgeport Park.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Franchesca Moreno's work as a student teacher didn't end when the kids went home for the day.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that forced more than 1,000 people from their homes was only smoldering on Thursday as gusty winds eased and fire crews were able to halfway surround it, fire officials said.