"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.
President Barack Obama recognizes the responsibility ensuing to the Office of the President of the United States. As he continues to do what is right for all, he undoubtedly will make some people angry. I have exorbitant respect for anyone who will step up and do what is right, even in the wake of adversity.
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In his letter to the editor ("Symptoms of failed health care," Oct. 3) Dr. Gene Dorio decries insurance companies for "standing between doctors and patients."
For a fellow that many considered quite strange, Michael Jackson really got some things right when it came to planning for his estate.
The city of Santa Clarita, the L.A. Department of Public Health and College of the Canyons along with the L.A. County Sheriff and Fire Departments, will conduct a drive-through flu shot clinic on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009.
Eleven local businesses have been singled out for special recognition by the SCV Mayor's Committee for Employment of Individuals with Disabilities.
Victor Torres, one of five candidates in the race for three open seats on the Castaic Union School District board election, has been endorsed by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich in the Nov. 3 election.
Paul Strickland, the only incumbent in the William S. Hart Union High School District board election Nov. 3, has been endorsed by Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, Senator Tony Strickland, Senator George Runner, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth and Assemblywoman Audra Strickland.
A car hit a teenager and young child crossing the street near Live Oak Elementary School in Castaic on Wednesday, leaving the children with minor injuries, authorities said.
Parents and students were warned of a man annoying students near Hart High School today, a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District said.
Local sheriff's detectives are investigating their second case of grand theft involving copper in less than two weeks after $2,000 worth of copper wiring was stolen from a construction site in Castaic this week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonah Hill is winning points for what appears to be a sincere apology for hurling a gay slur at a paparazzo he says was harassing him.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cable cars, light- rail trains and buses were running again on Thursday as transit officials in san Francisco sought confirmation from drivers involved in a three-day sickout that they were actually dealing with health issues.
Seven students from College of the Canyon's medical lab technician program will take part in a pinning ceremony tonight.
NEW YORK (AP) â" California Chrome's bid for the Triple Crown on Saturday is likely to boost TV ratings and, if he wins, create a star for a sport that could badly use one.
The Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers announced today that Philip Solomon is taking over as the new chief executive officer of the organization. Solomon has served as Samuel Dixon's chief operating officer for the past two years and has a long history working for non-profits.
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) - Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - For the Calder family, the "Frozen" frenzy began when the Disney movie came out in late 2013 and they took their 7-year-old daughter Caroline to see it in the theater.
IMPERIAL, Calif. (AP) - A Marine Corps official says the military is working on a plan to help three displaced families whose homes were damaged when one of its jets slammed into a neighborhood in the small Southern California desert city of Imperial.
A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.
WARREN, Mich. (AP) - General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect, not a larger conspiracy or cover-up, is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches.
MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A man suspected of killing three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers was spotted three times Thursday but has so far eluded a massive manhunt in the normally tranquil east coast city of Moncton, police said.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it emerged from a half-century of military rule and isolation.