Over the last few years, Nintendo has discovered a whole new market for video games: seniors. Not a demographic that's known for welcoming new technology, the senior-citizen crowd has nonetheless embraced the Wii console, with its intuitive controls and easy-to-understand interface.
Some movies are no better than second-rate sitcoms. Other movies are no better than third-rate sitcoms. "The Back-up Plan" doesn't deserve comparison with sitcoms. It plays like an unendurable TV commercial about beautiful people with great lifestyles and not a thought in their empty little heads. So timid is this film that when it finally arrives at its inevitable childbirth scene, it bails out after two "pushes!"
Oh, I know a lot of "Death at a Funeral" is in very bad taste. That's when I laughed the most. I don't laugh at movies where the characters are deliberately being vulgar. But when they desperately don't want to be - now that's funny. Consider the scene when Uncle Russell eats too much nut cake and is seized by diarrhea. And Norman wrestles him off his wheelchair and onto the potty, and gets his hand stuck underneath. Reader, I laughed. I'm not saying I'm proud of myself. That's not the way I was ...
Ever seen hurt or disappointment in the eyes of your child while you're giving correction to something they've done, and wondered if you've done something wrong?
Before the enactment of federal laws providing public-education entitlements to all students with disabilities, large numbers of children failed because they did not receive an education that met their needs, or they received no special help at school.
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is hosting a Bank of America recruiting event, today from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
The Newhall Land and Farming Co. and Valencia Water Co. are participating in the SCV Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society, May 22-23 at Central Park in Saugus. Both compaines are selling raffle tickets for a gold, sapphire and diamond bracelet - appraised at $3,000 - donated by Classic Designs Jewelry.
The Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons has partnered with Calabasas and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce to offer free business consulting and low-cost training services.
Santa Clarita has launched its green energy incentive program, aimed at providing grants to businesses that meet "green" objectives. The program was created as part of the 21-point stimulus plan approved by the City Council in spring 2009.
Janelle Lindvall started it. And she ended it, too.
The sophomore catcher hit two home runs, one in the first inning and one in the 10th inning, to break a 4-4 tie and lead the West Ranch softball team to a 6-4 victory over the Canyon Cowboys on Thursday.
"Gents, one of Santa Clarita's own is coming home from Afghanistan, and we need to ensure he gets a proper reception."
Thanks for your letters on voting, candidates and the elections.
Barbie, Wonder Woman and Mother Nature ("Students hear riveting stories of iconic 'Women in History,'" March 30)? Are you kidding me?
Executive-decision disasters that I have witnessed in my lifetime:
On a recent morning my son Zachary was watching a news story about the struggles of a homeless family.
It's been two months now since we launched Our Community and the stories Santa Clarita Valley residents have shared with us have exceeded our expectations.
The Santa Clarita Rotary Club planned to "adopt" five families from Single Mothers Outreach this year, providing their children with holiday presents, but Santa apparently had other plans.
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.