If you think U.S. politics has gotten ugly, wait until you've spent some time in the city of Kirkwall. The Templars want to subjugate the mages. The priests of the Chantry don't trust the brutish Qunari. The Dalish elves want to avoid humans altogether.
With music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, "Chicago" is a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz - with one show-stopping song after another and the astonishing dancing originally choreographed by Fosse. And now it comes to Santa Clarita for five performances.
One of the most poignant stories of the Holocaust, "The Diary of Anne Frank" debuts at the Repertory East Playhouse on Friday, March 11. The production tells of Anne's spirit, optimism and nobility as recounted in the famous diary she kept during World War II.
I will admit to finding myself open-mouthed and riveted to my TV screen quite often these last couple of weeks, watching the train wreck that is Charlie Sheen.
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This is in response to Brian Baker's Wednesday, March 2 letter, "The people voted Republican."
Normally I am proud when I walk my dog on Saturday mornings on our local bike path. I have seen several River Rallies, churches and even 5K runs that clean up the path but this Saturday, I was heartbroken.
It's ironic that Tony Strickland, who chairs the so-called "Taxpayers' Caucus," would oppose the elimination of one of the most inefficient and wasteful programs in the state ("Save jobs by saving the enterprise zones," March 6).
Last week's column discussed how two Realtors somehow found themselves portrayed in a "CSI" script, and how the Court of Appeals said no reasonable person would think the fictional characters were portraying their living, breathing counterparts.
At our practice in the Santa Clarita Valley, it seems every other mother is pregnant with another child.
A Saugus man was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery after witnesses saw him carrying a replica gun near several businesses at the 26500 of Bouquet Canyon Road, authorities said Thursday. People called authorities at about 6 p.m. Wednesday and reported the 35-year-old was acting strangely, said Sgt. Kevin Blake of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
A Saugus man allegedly scuffled with store employees as he tried to steal two bottles of rum from the Canyon Country grocery store, authorities said Thursday.
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery debuts its next exhibition Tuesday with a display of more than 70 pieces of art and creative media made by staff and students from Bowman, Canyon, Golden Valley, Saugus, Valencia and West Ranch high schools. The exhibition will run through April 7.
Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, defended the Defense of Marriage Act in Washington on Thursday when he signed onto a congressional resolution supporting it.
Take a poll among your friends and ask if cutting coupons, watching for specials and being selective consumers are as valued as the etiquette part of shopping. Surveys show that people do wish that consideration and manners were included more in the shopping scene.
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.
Editor's note: The following column was written in response to a news story reporting that Gov. Jerry Brown, after touring California counties to determine effects of prisoner realignment, declared, "I can report ... that realignment is working."
The United States government recently launched the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus chaired by veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves to cap the Los Angeles Kings' historic comeback from three games down with a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night.
Saugus overcame a slow start on Wednesday to sweep Canyon in both the varsity boys and girls meets at Santa Clarita Aquatics Center and enter next week's Foothill League prelims and finals with some momentum.
Special Closure Note: Through late May 2014, a temporary bypass lane will be implemented on southbound I-5 between Smokey Bear Road and one mile south of Vista Del Lago Road while crews pave the two left lanes of southbound I-5.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday after less than two seasons on the job.