During the last few months, I began spending Wednesday evenings at Chuy's in Stevenson Ranch competing in PubQuiz, a regional trivia competition, with the Friendly Valley Social Club, a group of 20- and 30-something center-left local bloggers, teachers and others.
Navy Seaman Katelyn M. Simon, daughter of Linda M. Simon of Castaic, and Donald A. Simon, of Saugus, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
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This week's Helping Hand recipient: new life in His presence church
Bob and Marianna Dorr, of Santa Clarita, are pleased to announce the marriage of their son Frank Dorr to Carrie Rezabek.
The award-winning William S. Hart regiment marching band and color guard spent the last few weeks of summer vacation practicing its 2011 fall marching show. All students returning and new participated in the rehearsals for the new complex routine. "We have designed a performance that promises to be like nothing we have done in the past. We have many surprises for our audience," said director Anthony Bailey. "This is a show that you are not going to want to miss." The 27th annual Rampage event on will be held Nov. 5 on the campus of College of the Canyons. Rampage ...
Moment of Silence
A series of fast-moving thunderstorms brought hail, lightning, heavy rain and strong winds to parts of Southern California, and forecasters say the extreme weather could continue into the evening, the Associated Press reported.
The West Ranch Wildcats were clicking on all cylinders in front of the home crowd in a 41-7 rout of the Burbank Bulldogs on Friday.
Canyon football's highly anticipated 2011 football season began with a convincing 42-14 victory over John Burroughs High School on Friday night at Canyon High School.
The incompetence in every political office today is so bad, it would be laughable if it wasn't so tragic.
Laura Dietz of Summit Realty, left, and Mayra Santana of Sunrise Dream Realty, center, hand out material to Suzy Hanna of Melaleuca Wellness Co. at the inaugural Latino Business Expo held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Friday. Lee Cadena Media hosted the event in recognition of the 48 million Latinos in the United States representing an increasingly important consumer segment for marketers in a post-recession economy. Expo organizers hope to dispel myths about Latinos and Latino businesses, generate unity and collaboration among business people in general in this shifting economy. The event featured keynote speakers and a panel of ...
A suspected drunken driver traveling against traffic on Rye Canyon Road, near Avenue Stanford, struck another driver, injuring both parties, about 2:54 p.m., according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station officials. The suspected drunken driver suffered moderate to major injuries, while the other driver also suffered injuries, Lt. Bill Weiss said. It appeared the two vehicles, one an SUV and the other a sedan, hit head on, an eyewitness who arrived on the scene shortly after the collision said. The front driver's sides of both vehicles were caved in, the eyewitness said. The driver of the ...
On this coming National Day of Remembrance, we will come together to do just that - to remember.
Around the SCV
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.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning, Saugus graduate Tommy Milone pitched six strong innings, and the Oakland Athletics won 4-3 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
To encourage residents of Castaic/West Ranch to enjoy the surf, sand, and surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will once again sponsor the Summer Beach Bus.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.
The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.
Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.
Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.
LONDON (AP) - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice.
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The American Film Institute's celebration of Jane Fonda was like a who's who of Hollywood women.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The faulty General Motors ignition switches blamed for dozens of crashes, some fatal, aren't the only reason a moving car can suddenly stall. It happened to Bill Van Tassel a couple of weeks ago, as he was steering his Mazda Miata around a turn on an Interstate onramp.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.