Editor's note: Second in two parts of a look at the past and future of Castaic Lake Water Agency.
According to Dallas legend, in the 1980s, something convinced quirky billionaire and later two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot that Libyan dictator Mohammar Quadhafi hired Black Panther hit squads to assassinate him. His security solution: building a helipad at his home in an exclusive Dallas neighborhood to ferry him to and from work and prevent an inevitable carjacking and murder.
The tragic shooting on Jan. 8 will remain as a reminder to citizens of our country of what can happen when they are subjected to the worst incivility among politicians, print media, TV shows and radio talk shows in the history of the United States.
Long before Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion walked the yellow-brick road, society has understood the absolute necessity of courage. This essential virtue speaks to the willingness to stand firm against opposition, and even advance in the name of all that is good and right.
Nearly a third of Santa Clarita Valley's office space remained vacant in 2010, and 2011 doesn't look much better, according to an industry report released Friday.
Owen Honors. Randy Edsall. Vince Lombardi. Not just three names, but three people to learn some critical things about leadership from.
Democratic activist Darren Parker is kicking off his campaign to claim the state Senate's 17th District seat with a meet and greet event at a local Democratic Party member's home from 3-5 p.m. today.
The city of Santa Clarita's Blue Ribbon Task Force is now accepting names to be placed in the Youth Grove at Central Park.
The city and the Emergency Network of Los Angeles will host a disaster plan training seminar for faith-based and nonprofit organizations from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 5 at the Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church. Space is limited to 50 people. The deadline to register is Jan. 28.
Three men were arrested this week after attempting to steal refrigerators and stoves they stashed in the back of a U-Haul moving truck.
Authorities are looking for a man night who allegedly got into a fight with his father as the two drove on Interstate 5 on Friday.
Fine art on canvas or paper that's not properly protected can be damaged by light, temperature, acids, humidity, poor handling, insects and pollution. Good custom framing enhances the experience of art, and protects and preserves the work, as well as acting as a bridge between the environment and the art. It takes the viewer's attention off the surroundings and brings it into the image itself. Poor framing pulls attention away from the art and lessens its importance. An expertly done frame brings out the full beauty of the piece.
For nearly a year, Living Faith Lutheran Church has been without a permanent pastor.
Cloudy skies have made Southern California look a bit wintry but thermometers continue to insist it's summer.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - In just a few years, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped turn California's budget deficits into surpluses, persuaded Californians to raise taxes and quieted the complaints of many political opponents.
FRESNO (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit the Central Valley of California on Wednesday, joining three Republican colleagues to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief, a congressional aide said Tuesday.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
Members said farewell to an outgoing chairman, and hello to the 2014 chairman of the board of directors at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's 90th annual installation ceremonies Friday night.
When you think of California do words like innovative, leading-edge and trendy come to mind? A place where new ideas first take root before they become woven into the very fabric of the national culture and industrial base before becoming recognized around the world as being uniquely "American". If so, you may be surprised to learn that in one area, the critical business process of selecting and hiring new employees, California is lagging behind the rest of the country.
Energizer Bunnies keep going and going and going – and for a time, it looked like Buck McKeon would be equally perpetual in motion to those furry little drumbeaters. The man is after all, 75, and still beating war drums while running circles around most of us. Yet now it seems that both Buck the man, and his underlying message of perpetual militarism may be running down, with time well deserved for some R and R away from the military industrial complex.
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.