Another Election Day has come and gone in the Santa Clarita Valley. The votes have been counted. The people have spoken. Though voter turnout was low - as it generally is in nonpresidential years - there was an interesting twist. For the most part, challengers got surprisingly close in their efforts to unseat incumbents.
Maybe it was the most recent celebrity micro-marriage, and then again, maybe it was the protracted labor negotiations between those who put on the show called professional basketball. I'm not sure where it started, but it hit me one day that the whole topic of commitment has been skewed so far away from its original moorings that it is hard to find in our society today.
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Early November: We've arrived at the brief calm before the happy storm of holiday celebrating begins.
Nestled in the heart of Newhall, a small, white building upholds a sacred designation. It is Queen of Angels Catholic Church, the oldest church constructed in Santa Clarita. This is where Father Dominic Radecki maintains a lifelong commitment to the tradition and practice of a full Latin Mass.
World-renowned artist Judy Larson will be at B&R Art Gallery in Canyon Country this Sunday, Nov. 13, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at which time she will reveal a new original painting, and also hand-embellish limited edition canvases for the first 20 B&R customers to pre-order.
As traditional as our Thanksgiving meal tends to be, our choice of wines we serve is anything but traditional. As in years past, we will have the pleasure again this year of serving our guests a few varietals they may not have had before, especially with turkey and all its fixings. In fact, it has become a tradition that our guests not only look forward to our Thanksgiving spread, but they are very excited about what interesting wines we will be serving.
The Santa Clarita Master Chorale's third annual Cabaret & Cabernet fundraising benefit will be held at 6 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Titled "A Blast From the Past," the event will celebrate the music of the '50s and '60s, and the Master Chorale will serve up those two decades of it, with such favorites as "Mona Lisa" and "Mack the Knife," along with the music of the Drifters and the Beatles. In this way, the fundraiser will celebrate the birth of rock and roll and beyond.
Violent and serious property crimes continued to decline in the Santa Clarita Valley in October, according to a Sheriff's Department report released Friday.
County records showed Friday that a Hart High School assistant football coach arrested on two felony sex charges was released from a Los Angeles County jail after posting $50,000 bail Thursday.
With so much attention being paid to Saugus' Abbey Weitzeil, it's hard to blame anyone who may not have noticed a freshman doing spectacular things over at Valencia.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A treasure trove of rare gold coins discovered by a California couple out walking their dog is set to go on sale.
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - State fire officials brought in hundreds of additional firefighters to battle a Central California blaze that had burned through 1.4 square miles as of Tuesday morning and was threatening about 100 rural homes.
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) - The bodies of four people have been found at a home in the Southern California city of Mission Viejo.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The state Court of Appeals has upheld the drug conviction for a man who claimed he should have been allowed to show that he can legally possess marijuana in California for medical purposes.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Close to three months after the Malaysian jetliner disappeared, the government on Tuesday released reams of raw satellite data it used to determine that the flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean, a step long demanded by the families of some of the passengers on board.
NEW YORK (AP) - They're the $10 million men and women.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - High-caliber weapons fire echoed sporadically Tuesday through the eastern city of Donetsk and the mayor urged residents to stay home a day after fighting between Ukrainian troops and separatist rebels reportedly killed dozens.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - As a group of children walked home together from school in Providence, they held hands and played the "I Spy" guessing game. When they reached a busy intersection, an adult accompanying them prodded, "What's the rule?"
GOLETA (AP) - Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. Sandy Hook school attacker Adam Lanza. And now Elliot Rodger.
Historically we are a violent people and mankind's history throughout the world demonstrates that we are violent. Laws passed protect us all from violence. But laws alone can't eliminate violence.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jake Muzzin, Marian Gaborik and captain Dustin Brown scored in a dominant first period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference final.