BEIRUT (AP) - An al-Qaida linked group claimed responsibility on Saturday for a suicide car bombing last week in a Shiite-dominated neighborhood in Lebanon, as its fighters fought other rebels in neighboring Syria in the most serious infighting since the uprising began.
Now that one of our all-time driest years has drawn to a close, we at Castaic Lake Water Agency are reflecting proudly on the past year and our successes in providing the Santa Clarita Valley a reliable supply of quality water
Braces for a young child, bicycles for under the tree, clothing, shoes, toys, electronic gadgets, cooked Christmas dinners for 15 local adopted families, tears of joy from a mother seeing boxes of gifts to take to her home are among the scenes our staff was privileged to witness at Christmas.
After languishing in declining conditions, a bankruptcy and changes in ownership, the Santa Clarita Athletic Club landed in the hands of privately owned gym and fitness club owner Wade Gates of Ohio.
Tomorrow is Monday, January 6, and people will be back to work. Hopefully, the company plan for 2014 has been nailed down and assignments to key result areas are known and responsibilities for achievement assigned.
Welcome to 2014.
"Our human compassion binds us, the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learned how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future." ~ Nelson Mandela
Each year, in the United States, more than 13 billion dollars worth of products are stolen from suppliers. According to Wikipedia, in 2008, there were 650,385 larceny (shoplifting) incidents that were reported in California.
They say angels come in all forms. I find this especially true after so many of them showed last week to show my children the true meaning of Christmas.
As we begin the New Year it may help us all to think clearly about the expectations we have for ourselves and for those around us. Two questions will help get us started.
Local entrepreneur Taylor Kellstrom and the SCV Book Exchange, in association with Valencia Lanes, hosted "Bowling for Kids," a charity event that benefited the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles on Dec. 15. The event included a Toys for Tots, silent auction, and bowling.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just a few minutes into his first game back from a serious groin strain, Jonathan Quick had to do the splits to make a save.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - After erasing nearly a half-century of road playoff frustration, a trip to Seattle shouldn't be intimidating for Drew Brees, Shayne Graham and the New Orleans Saints.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Chuck Pagano couldn't believe his eyes. Andrew Luck couldn't believe his ears. Colts fans couldn't believe the scoreboard, and the Kansas City Chiefs couldn't believe their incredibly bad luck.
Rosedell Elementary School GATE students were fortunate to visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL, in Pasadena in May.
The walls have come down and the roof is off in Santa Clarita Christian School's British literature classroom.
As New Horizons, a San Fernando Valley non-profit, marks sixty years of providing programs and services to individuals with special needs, its Supported Employment Program celebrates its 25th Anniversary by honoring employers.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's 2 billion and counting for Psy and his irrepressible "Gangnam Style."
Welcome to On The Beat, college softball edition.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station officials reported a relatively quiet Saturday night, with no major incidents. Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives, meanwhile were assisting Hawthorne Police Department investigate the death of woman in the 12700 block of Inglewood Avenue in Hawthorne, officials said.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime on Saturday night in Game 6 to set up a rematch with the Miami Heat.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hanley Ramirez homered twice, drove in five runs and scored four times, tying career highs in all three categories and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 12-2 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Another prominent Republican gathering, more evidence of the dueling legacies of President Ronald Reagan overhanging the party as it tries to widen its reach and avoid extending its presidential losing streak in 2016.
HONOLULU (AP) - Before Apollo astronauts went to the moon, they went to Hawaii to train on the Big Island's lunar landscapes.
How are people finding happiness?
College graduation marks the end of a wondrous chapter and the beginning of a new life. College was a time for friends, late night cram sessions and homework. However, once you have that degree, the quest for a "grown-up" job begins and in this economy, that can be challenging.
NEW YORK (AP) - A new arena version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" starring punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child has abruptly canceled its 54-city tour just days before its launch in New Orleans.
New rules issued by CIF State will limit practice time across the board for high school athletics, but local coaches don't expect much of an impact going forward.
FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) - For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and causing them to wither and fall off, failed to do much damage in the cooler elevations of Guatemala's mountains.