A retired auto-theft detective and two other men arrested in July for allegedly running an auto-theft ring in Canyon Country are discussing plea negotiations with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, a prosecutor said this week.
Elected officials and College of the Canyons leaders will celebrate the opening of the 110,000-square-foot Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Oftentimes, finding familiar things in unfamiliar places can be a bit unsettling. I was reminded of this last year when my wife and I were watching television in our hotel room outside the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza. We were packing our bags for a day-hike when an image of the Halfway House Café, a restaurant we frequent only a couple of miles from our Canyon Country home, appeared on the screen.
Talented women artists, Elite Members of GoGirlsMusic, will entertain on Friday night, Oct. 16, at Antioch Art Connection, 24422 Chestnut St., in Newhall. The show, with family friendly Americana/folk/country/pop/blues from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., will feature a half-dozen southland artists, including Trish Lester, Evonne Rivera, Genevieve, Natalie Kaye Arazi, Kat Blackwell and Kelly's Lot. Admission is free and open to the public. The first 50 people in the door will receive a free compilation CD, full of varied, high-energy music from talented GoGirlsMusic Elite members.
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of both College of the Canyons and the legendary Woodstock music festival held in 1969, the college's theatre and music departments will present "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," beginning Oct. 16, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.
For one night only, Saturday, Oct. 24, Hollywood and Broadway will intersect in an evening of music and theatre featuring the songs of the Rat Pack.
Where the Wild Things Are" reflects so much of a plucky little kid: the flirting up of anger at a parent, the defiant escape into fantasy, the tough talk in a tight situation, the exuberance, and then the fundamental need to return home and be loved and reassured. All of these stages are explored in Maurice Sendak's famous 1963 children's book, which contains only nine sentences. Ah, but what sentences they are when given resonance by his drawings.
Take a vintage train ride to "Ichabog," a private pumpkin patch at Loose Caboose Garden Center, located on Highway 126, just east of Santa Paula. Bring the entire family as you climb onboard for an evening excursion to the lightning-lit location.
Costume contact lenses may be the perfect touch to your Halloween costume but the California Optometric Association (COA) warns that by using them without first visiting an optometrist, you are risking permanent eye damage. Federal law requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate cosmetic lenses as medical devices, similar to corrective lenses. However, these lenses continue to be illegally marketed and distributed directly to consumers.
Did you know traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers across the United States?
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Today is Friday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2009. There are 76 days left in the year.
Workers dropped for cover and emergency personnel rolled out to inspect mock damage Thursday as Santa Clarita Valley residents joined in California's Great ShakeOut earthquake drill.
Thank you for printing the exact language of SB 572, to ensure clarity to us uninformed people out here getting nervous that "alternative lifestyles" might be infiltrating the educational system by forcing everyone to accept them ("No 'Harvey Milk Day,'" Sept. 8).
I would like to recant my letter ("Vakay doesn't get it," Oct. 8) and thank Stephen Maseda for the public awareness he provided in his column ("Vogel wildly incorrect," Oct. 13).
The California Law Revision Commission is currently analyzing whether our state will allow a new type of deed to be adopted for use.
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles International Airport is dealing with brown, contaminated water at its international terminal, which is undergoing renovations.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Merrill Newman was tired and looking forward to reuniting with his family, but he was all smiles Saturday after arriving at the San Francisco airport after being detained for several weeks in North Korea.
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - Newlyweds just three weeks removed from their wedding day lured a Pennsylvania man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Millions hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend from Texas to Ohio to Tennessee as the cold snap that covered much of the nation knocked out power and made roads treacherous Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War after a weekslong detention, ending the saga of Merrill Newman's attempt to visit the North as a tourist six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - What next for South Africa?
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.
Choirs will sing, orchestras will play and actors will perform for audiences across the valley. Tis' the season when churches in Santa Clarita offer a myriad of Christmas performances.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers navigated the first 19 games of the season without star Kobe Bryant well enough to welcome him back with a winning record.
CHICAGO (AP) - Jonas Hiller and the Anaheim Ducks finally grabbed another shootout win. Against a good team, too.
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.