On Tuesday evening, the State of the Union address was delivered by President Barack Obama in front of Congress and millions of Americans.
Before the citizens of the 38th District sent Cameron Smyth to the California Assembly, and before he ascended to the Santa Clarita City Council, he worked on the staff of Republican state Sen. Pete Knight. His duties included acting in the role of representative for Knight at various community functions, which cynics found a rather lucrative and time-effective way of running for local office while also earning a paycheck.
Planning a trip out of town?
If you take a look at the desks of most business owners, there will be stacks of paper, files, books, magazines, knick knacks, post-it notes, a coffee cup, a computer monitor and a name plate.
Nearly 500 Santa Clarita homes and businesses were without power after a single-car crash left one person injured and knocked out a utility pole just after 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Friday, Jan. 28
Monday is the registration deadline for local residents who want to vote in the Feb. 15 special state Senate election. The 17th District race is between Republican candidate Sharon Runner and Democrat Darren Parker.
Aggi Ochin dries a group of synthetic silk parasols in a field near Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia on Friday. The colorful hand-painted FlowerSols are used to shade heat-sensitive plants from the sun. Local residents Ochin and Michael Grossman wholesale the Chinese-made FlowerSols to the Green Thumb Nursery in Newhall and five other locations.
Local home-schooling families interested in learning about the Aspire, Plan, Achieve, Reflect, Thrive charter school in Canyon Country can attend an information session at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Carmela Louise Bakery, 28112 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus.
Santa Clarita veterans who lost their lives serving in Iraq or Afghanistan will soon be honored on one of the valley's newest roadways.
Maybe your children have finally moved out. Maybe they've just moved back in. Maybe you just came into some money or had a convenient "covered" disaster. But, somehow, you find yourself changing things up inside your home. And if you are redecorating and/or repainting your home, you've got to choose your colors carefully, as you may have to look at them for a very long time.
Last year marked the city of Santa Clarita's lowest crime rate ever, and substantial reductions in crime for the Santa Clarita Valley as a whole. This accomplishment is attributable to many factors including the proactive work of our deputies, dedicated city and county leadership, effective allocation of resources and perhaps most importantly, an engaged and involved community.
First Presbyterian Church of Newhall will launch its 2011 seven-class session of Life Academy on Sunday, giving the local community access to in-depth studies of the Bible as part of the church's free adult-education program.
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.