Some say it's the best-kept secret in the Santa Clarita Valley.
I'm not a fan of the Santa Clarita City Council, and I've often been a vocal critic of its actions and attitude toward the people it serves. However, I do believe that it's a good idea to have the city take over the operation of local libraries.
Unless you're on a long-term media fast, or just disinterested in the ongoing public conversations, you've no doubt realized just how tough it is to be in the public eye in our day.
On March 19, the Santa Clarita Valley received a reminder of the cost of freedom.
In April 2006, the Hart Indians boys tennis team defeated the Valencia Vikings tennis team 11-7 when our oldest son, then a junior, played for the team.
Winter weather smiled on workers from Valencia's A. Allbright Painting as they completed their annual Paint It Forward charity paint giveaway project at the Saugus home of Keri Ross on March 12 on a warm morning.
Lucas Skylar Oden, son of Rodney Gene Oden and Raquel Brittney Jackmond, of Manistee, Mich., was born on Jan. 31, 2011.
As part of my job as features editor, I am in charge of running "In The Service" announcements on our community page in the Sunday Lifestyle section.
March 11, 2011, may not seem like an important day to most. However, family and friends of Ron and Pat Rollins know otherwise.
Jason Larson has the long hair and rock-star moves, falling to his knees at the end of a scorching rendition of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
Tax Freedom Day will arrive on April 12 this year, according to The Tax Foundation. Americans will work well over three months of the year before they have earned enough money to pay this year's tax obligations at the federal, state and local levels.
I can remember puttering around in my garage and hearing the rush and muffled roar of the flames kicking on inside my old-school water heater. This was when hot water was being used inside the house - and sometimes, it was just the device keeping that big tank-full of water heated to the right temperature as the cold air in the open garage sucked the warmth out of it. It always gave me an uneasy feeling, knowing I was paying to heat up the great outdoors.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators searched Saturday for two men who fatally shot a mother of three outside her home as she returned home with her husband from his birthday celebration.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the Los Angeles Kings ever looked down from the tightrope they're walking in the NHL playoffs, they would surely fall.
BAGHDAD (AP) - A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq's capital Saturday night, killing at least 52 people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country's restive Anbar province and take dozens hostage, authorities said.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Dozens of gay couples married Saturday at courthouses in Milwaukee and Madison, taking advantage of what most believed would be a small window in which to get hitched before a judge's decision overturning the state's same-sex marriage ban was put on hold.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tonalist sprinted across the finish line first Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, spoiling California Chrome's bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years.
TEMPLETON, Calif. (AP) - A spokesman for the San Luis Obisbo County sheriff's office says two people have died in a plane crash at a private airstrip in the town of Templeton.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chrome craziness set in at Belmont Park Saturday as the hours ticked down ahead of the horse's bid to end racing's 36-year Triple Crown drought.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy has finally regained the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But go easy on the hallelujahs. The comeback is far from complete.
MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A chilling portrait of a man obsessed with guns and anti-government rhetoric began to emerge as people in this eastern Canadian city struggled to reconcile the knowledge that the person charged with murdering three Mounties was the same one who had seemingly lived quietly among them.
NEW YORK (AP) - When three half brothers' decades-old murder convictions were thrown out last month, they became a dramatic example of an idea spreading among prosecutors nationwide: "integrity units" dedicated to double-checking convictions to determine whether justice was served.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is remembering poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou (MY'-uh AN'-juh-loh) as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A publicist for comedian-actor Tracy Morgan says the "30 Rock" star remains in critical condition after a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday said Casey Kasem's daughter, not her stepmother, is in charge of the medical care for the 82-year-old radio personality, who remains in critical condition with an infected bedsore.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court revived on Friday a New York woman's lawsuit against a Southern California museum to return two 16th century paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.