The Metrolink Holiday Toy Express will roll into Newhall on Sunday, Nov. 27, in an annual tradition that will include musical performances and an appearance by Santa Claus.
The City of Santa Clarita is still in need of new shoes as part of the November shoe drive with the non-profit agency Soles4Souls Inc., which will benefit the Santa Clarita Winter Shelter and the locally based non-profit Single Mother's Outreach.
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Signs, signs, everywhere there are signs, and I'm not talking the mobile billboard kind. I'm talking about garage-sale signs.
Your Nov. 13 Opinion section has two items I would like to applaud.
I really appreciated Tammy Marashlian's Nov. 4 article "Thinking outside the gift box" about school fundraising, and can completely relate to schools' ongoing need for support from parents, businesses and the community as a whole.
Relying on oil extracted from tar sands is not a good idea. By subsidizing tar sand production, the federal governments of Canada and the United States are suppressing development of any green-energy industry.
Hart High senior Tim White says if you tell him to be somewhere at 5 p.m., he'll be there at 5 p.m.
Small-business loans ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 are being offered to new and existing businesses in Los Angeles County by the Valley Economic Development Center.
The Valley Industry and Commerce Association will elect and install its 2012 board of directors and executive committee at the organization's 62nd annual meeting on Dec. 15.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
The Democratic Club of Santa Clarita Valley will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the banquet room of El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant, 19132 Soledad Canyon Road.
The Canyon High School band has scheduled a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16. As a part of the growing tradition at Canyon High School, alumni of the Canyon band and Canyon High School employees join students during the winter concert performance. The concert is free and will be held at the Canyon High School gym, 19300 W. Nadal St. in Canyon Country. For details, visit www.canyonhighcowboys.org.
Local school districts are bracing for additional budget cuts as the state's nonpartisan fiscal analyst says California faces a $13 billion budget shortfall over the next 18 months.
California Highway Patrol officers and local firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Highway 14 near the Soledad Canyon Road exit when a red-colored Ford F150 pulling a trailer spun-out while traveling southbound at 3:15 p.m.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The majority of shootings in most U.S. police departments involve animals, usually dogs, and experts say a new series of videos can help change often quick-trigger decisions fueled by fear.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Antitrust experts say AT&T's bid for DirecTV could reap immediate regulatory rewards. Coming so quickly on the heels of a rival cable company merger -the pairing of Comcast and Time Warner Cable- makes it easier for regulators to approve both transactions because they create two counterbalanced giants in pay TV.
The Santa Clarita Public Library is trying to keep kids reading over the summer with the "Paws to Read" summer reading program.
In February, I wrote an open letter to a soldier I encountered en route from Washington, D.C., to Seattle. I shared my regret at crossing paths several times and not thanking him for his service. Though I don't know whether he ever stumbled on the column, I promised I wouldn't make the same mistake again. When opportunity knocked, I'd be ready.
CONGRESS 25th District
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Rebels have seized another border guard base in eastern Ukraine, the third such military facility taken over the last day.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown will run for an unprecedented fourth term in November against moderate first-time candidate Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who pitched himself as the best hope for the struggling California Republican Party.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Santa Monica, California, Mayor Bobby Shriver, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, faces a former state lawmaker in November for a Los Angeles County supervisor seat.
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking the public's feedback on a grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Under the JAG program, the city is eligible to receive $26,749.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.
BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform.
1. JERRY BROWN SEEKS TO MAKE HISTORY
Let's stipulate that both sides of the political spectrum want the best for others (a fair assumption, especially since both sides insist that is so).
As Hillary Clinton prepares for her Democratic coronation as the next Democratic presidential candidate, she's decided to try dealing with the inconvenience of the Benghazi tragedy through her new book.
Recently on my daily walk with the dogs I really noticed how much trash is being discarded on our streets and in the gutters.