There are people who like to push the bounds of proper civil behavior, and then there are those with chutzpah.
SAN FERNANDO - Three young Canyon Country men, all clad in bright orange jail uniforms, appeared in San Fernando Superior Court on Thursday to face charges in the Halloween slaying of a would-be good Samaritan.
California Highway Patrol officers and Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a report of a five-car traffic collision on the northbound side of Highway 14 just south of the Sand Canyon Road exit at 4:09 p.m. today.
A high point of the California Institute of the Arts School of Theater's fall season is a new innovative presentation of Max Frisch's "The Firebugs," directed by Deena Selenow.
Teachers, students and parents can now submit their applications on what they think the theme should be for the 2012 Red Ribbon Week.
The Santa Clarita Public Library and Mayor Marsha McLean invite lovers of reading to the Book Club Extravaganza from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sponsors of ballot propositions can step in to defend their initiatives from legal challenges if the governor and attorney general refuse to do so, California's highest court said Thursday in a precedent-setting ruling that could prove pivotal to the future of the state's same-sex marriage ban and its notoriously vigorous citizens' initiative process.
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of California State University faculty members staged a strike Thursday at two campuses to protest the administration's decision not to pay negotiated raises. It was the first faculty walkout in the history of the 23-campus system.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police have arrested 23 people without incident after they sat down in a downtown street during a peaceful rally by Occupy Wall Street sympathizers.
The Metrolink Holiday Toy Express will roll into Newhall on Sunday, Nov. 27, in an annual tradition that will include musical performances and an appearance by Santa Claus.
The City of Santa Clarita is still in need of new shoes as part of the November shoe drive with the non-profit agency Soles4Souls Inc., which will benefit the Santa Clarita Winter Shelter and the locally based non-profit Single Mother's Outreach.
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Signs, signs, everywhere there are signs, and I'm not talking the mobile billboard kind. I'm talking about garage-sale signs.
Your Nov. 13 Opinion section has two items I would like to applaud.
I really appreciated Tammy Marashlian's Nov. 4 article "Thinking outside the gift box" about school fundraising, and can completely relate to schools' ongoing need for support from parents, businesses and the community as a whole.
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.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics backed up another strong start from Saugus High graduate Tommy Milone, who helped the Athletics snap a season-long four-game losing streak with a 10-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles city leaders are investigating accusations that some city street crews have been taking extended breaks while on the job instead of repairing potholes and sidewalks.
COLLBRAN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities haven't found any sign of three men missing after a massive mudslide struck a remote part of western Colorado.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Residents along the scenic Columbia River are hoping to persuade regulators to reject plans for what would be the Pacific Northwest's largest crude oil train terminal - the proposed destination for at least four trains a day, each more than a mile long.
LONG BEACH (AP) - Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say a deputy has been shot and a suspect is dead following a confrontation in Long Beach.
"Belle" presents a familiar message in a unique context.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An Australian senator startled his colleagues by producing a fake pipe bomb during a committee hearing on Monday.
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - It was Friday night when Elliot Rodger's mother got a call from her son's therapist that he had emailed a ranting manifesto about going on a deadly rampage.
WASHINGTON (AP) - China may be trying to steal trade secrets from U.S. businesses, as federal prosecutors allege. Yet for many U.S. companies, China's vast market remains an irresistible source of business.