Now that summer is here, the air at the farmers' market is fragrant with pungent herbs and the tables are laden with crisp green beans, otherwise known as haricots vert by Francophiles. Chef Jason Park of Valencia's Maru Restaurant suggests making the most of them with a warm salad of haricots vert, salami, poached egg and flowering thyme. This salad is a mélange of several complex, yet delicate flavors.
Special Olympics gymnastics competition came to the Santa Clarita Valley recently as three dozen athletes gathered for a regional meet at Gymnastics Unlimited in Valencia.
There are a number of hot topics on the agendas of occupational safety and health agencies as we swing into summer 2009.
A new poll shows drought is the most important environmental issue for nearly 20 percent of Californians, but residents prefer the state focus on water conservation instead of increasing supply.
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will screen the beloved 1939 family classic "The Wizard of Oz" on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. as part of the society's "Flickers at the Junction" film series.
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Strawberries are good for your brain, according to breaking news out of the 2009 Berry Health Symposium. Several of the latest studies, conducted by world-renowned researchers, consistently showed that strawberry consumption is a simple way to improve cognitive function.
For example, one study presented by researchers from the Chicago Healthy Aging Project (CHAP) showed that older adults who consume strawberries at least once per month have less cognitive decline. More specifically, women who consumed more than one serving of strawberries per month had a 16.2% slower rate of cognitive decline versus those who consumed less.
Local residents will find it easier to get information about the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District, thanks to a newly designed Web site and a new "Education Today" program on Public Access Television, both of which are launching this week.
The city of Santa Clarita's Transit Division will offer free rides on its new "NoHo Express" route to North Hollywood the first two weeks of operation, from Sunday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 16.
Registration is now open for the city of Santa Clarita's three multi-day themed excursions to exciting locations across the country -- San Antonio Holiday, Gardens & Mansions featuring New Orleans and Cajun Country, and Oregon Trails.
Large trees have declined in California's Yosemite National Park during the 20th century, and warmer climate conditions may play a role.
The Los Angeles County's Department of Parks and Recreation's "Electric Women & Eccentric Men" art show is now open and free to the public at Tesoro Adobe Historic Park in Valencia.
The city of Santa Clarita Arts & Events Office (AEO) and the Santa Clarita Arts Advisory Commission (SCAAC) seek to commission an artwork for the 2009 city of Santa Clarita Marathon, to be held Sunday, Nov. 9.
Sacramento, Calif. - On Tuesday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation introduced by State Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) to kill the state's Integrated Waste Management Board.
The Repertory East Playhouse continues its much-lauded "81 Series" on Friday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. with the critically acclaimed comedy "Beyond Therapy" by Christopher Durang, sponsored by Ed and Dana Hill of Geotechnologies Inc.
LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire) -- The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted July 23 to support and collaborate with the High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA), solidifying a partnership that will ensure greater connectivity and improved railways throughout Southern California.
"The best way to develop and expand important high-speed and intercity rail systems to their greatest potential is by working in close coordination with our neighbors," said Mayor Curt Pringle, chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority and Mayor, City of Anaheim. "The health of California's economy and its environment is highly dependent on all regions working together because ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart - and that the Department of Defense later gave them somebody else's heart in its place.
Charlie Vignola opens his column Dec. 3 by writing: "Simply put, what I believe shouldn't affect you, and what you believe shouldn't affect me - period" ("Slippery slope for U.S.").
Build it once. Build it right.
Regarding Gary Curtis's Dec. 6 letter to the editor, "Consequences of abortion": Words almost fail me, Mr. Curtis.
I have a couple of uncles I would rather forget, but I will admit they exist and I have met them.
Stay Green Inc. Landscaping company brought home four 2013 awards from the California Landscape Contractors Association.
Homebuilder Lennar Corporation was awarded $1 billion in damages against California developer Nicolas Marsch III and his company, Briarwood Capital LLC, a Lennar spokesperson said.
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.