A power outage in Newhall that left more than 2,400 customers in the dark for two hours last Saturday night was caused by an underground equipment failure, Southern California Edison administrators said.
The Heritage Haunt Pumpkin Festival will be held at Hart Park and at Heritage Junction 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is free.
A bicyclist suffered slight injuries Thursday morning after he rode his bike into a car in Castaic, causing minor damage to the vehicle, officials said.
Community-minded locals will team up with the Volunteer Center of Santa Clarita Valley as it hosts its annual Make a Difference Day on Saturday.
Italy! On our trip to Rome and Tuscany last summer, we were reminded how much we love Italian wines. After spending a few days in Rome visiting the usual sights, we looked forward to our train ride to Tuscany and our journey through the hill towns and wine regions.
The Heritage Haunt Pumpkin Festival takes place inside Hart Park and at Heritage Junction this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
No style of music has taken more of a beating over the years than heavy metal. Critics don't respect it, kids are more likely to spend their allowances on hip-hop, and parents stopped worrying long ago about whether Black Sabbath was going to turn their teens into devil worshippers.
On Friday, Oct. 30, Stonefeather will headline the first ever Halloween Show presented by FTM Entertainment at the Vu Ultra Bar in Newhall, Calif. The lineup will include other local bands Maxwell Smart, Odaal, A Sounding Sea, The Victor Ship, and Fentruck. Fans are encouraged to wear their best costume and come ready to start Halloween early.
"Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" includes good Vampires, evil Vampaneze, a Wolf-Man, a Bearded Lady, a Monkey Girl with a long tail, a Snake Boy, a dwarf with a four-foot forehead and a spider the size of your shoe, and they're all boring as hell. The movie has good special effects and suitably gruesome characters, but it's bloodless.
"Astro Boy" is yet another animated comedy in which the hero, who is about the same age as his target audience, is smarter, braver and stronger than the adults in his world. Toby is also a quick learner; after he dies in an accident, he's reborn inside a robot that looks just like him and retains all of his memories. His father, in fact, treats him just like the original Toby. But "Toby is dead!" my inner logician insisted. Here's a good question: Does Astro Boy with Toby's memory wonder why he is a robot and can ...
I am drawn to every news story about the attempts, which still continue, to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance on July 2, 1937. It's pretty clear she ditched at sea, but you just never know. Those clues found on a Pacific atoll are tantalizing. It is not her disappearance but her life that fascinates me.
Finally someone in Congress is telling it like it is. The party of "No!" has not one relevant idea regarding health care fixes.
"Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime."
Flu shots are an important preventative measure toward providing vital and potentially life-saving protection against illness. In light of current events, including a rise in the number of flu virus cases, this fall is perhaps one of the most important times to take advantage of the protection flu shots can provide.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.
The California Department of Transportation announced Friday it will be closing the two middle lanes of the freeway in both directions between Van Nuys Boulevard and State Route 118 to demolish the median.
A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday
GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.
There is a lot to like about living here in Santa Clarita. For me, I like that Santa Clarita is an active community.
Devon Ingber, 16, a sophomore at Valencia High School, won Reserve Champion in the Junior Varsity Equitation division in December, competing against 58 girls from both public and private schools from all over Southern California, on her horse Fabiane.
When most men are rocking by the fire, or just collecting dust, Ed Jace and Thor Jorgensen are on the tennis courts.
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About three years ago, a young 7-year old was hanging out at his mom's store in Old Town Newhall. We were folding material into 2-yard lengths to tie into blankets for children having surgery in Third World countries.
BERKELEY, Calif. - Even when highly populated cities make an effort to cut back on greenhouse-gasses, the continued use of energy in suburbs may cancel out any benefit to the environment, according to a new study.