I will never forget stopping into the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Department several years ago to discuss an issue with a planner. She told me she didn't have time to talk because she and another planner were due in Supervisor Michael Antonovich's office shortly for their weekly planning briefing, but I could join them on the walk through the basement tunnel to his office to talk, if I wanted to.
Your editorial ("Look out for criminally misleading junk mail," Feb. 28) was a masterpiece of innuendo and character assassination, a triumph of fiction over fact.
This is going to be a very historic political year.
Mean Girls: Helping Daughters Survive
The third annual "Love Is in the Air" fundraiser to benefit the Santa Clarita Creative Guild will be held 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Knights of Columbus will sponsor the 30th annual 5K run, starting in Mentryville at the west end of Pico Canyon Road, Newhall, run entirely on trail in the park property, 9 a.m., Saturday, $21-$27 pre-registration (parking fees included). Info: (661) 259-4384.
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The 2008-2009 Newsmakers of the Year Awards hosted by the SCV Press Club in the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Friday, March 19, 6 p.m. cocktails. 7 p.m. dinner.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- The month of Avatar versus Hurt Locker Oscar predictions came to a close on March 7 with the Hurt Locker overtaking Avatar for Best Picture and Kathryn Bigelow trumping James Cameron for Best Director, causing environmentalists to see red.
LOS ANGELES -- The Santa Clara River is the last major wild river in Southern California. It provides its neighboring cities with drinking water and it irrigates rich farmland as it meanders 116 miles from the San Gabriel Mountains near Acton to the Pacific Ocean at Oxnard, CA. But it is a lethal combination of public apathy and corporate greed that could kill this preeminent ecosystem. Well over 38 endangered and threatened species inhabit the river, its watershed and tributaries.
WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- When it comes to eating healthy, most people know it's a good long-term choice, but what they may not know is that eating certain foods daily can provide immediate health benefits. According to a new UCLA study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, the antioxidant power in strawberries becomes "bioavailable" or ready to work in the blood after just a few short weeks of eating, resulting in the potential to improve the body's defense against chronic disease.
Roderick Butler, 24, of Canyon Country, was arrested this morning by detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's burglary team and charged with burglary, possession of a concealed weapon and possession of stolen property.
The City of Santa Clarita is gearing up to launch its new Green Energy Incentive Program, which offers grants to local businesses of all sizes that undertake projects designed to achieve eligible "green" objectives.
The City of Santa Clarita is now accepting reservations for birthday parties at the City's Skate Park. Held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays from April through mid-October, the parties allow residents to rent out the popular Skate Park for a private, two-hour birthday bash. Reservations are on a fist-come, first-served basis.
Washington, D.C.-U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement congratulating Iraqis for their embrace of democracy and rejection of violence as a political tool:
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - When HBO rolled out a mockumentary poking fun at high tech this spring, Silicon Valley checked it out.
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) - Like viewers worldwide, Fabien Cousteau was entranced by his famous grandfather's films about marine life and human exploration underwater. Now he's adding to his family's sea stories with a 31-day underwater expedition in the Florida Keys.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Family members say the wife of a New Jersey borough commissioner was among seven dead in a plane crash that also killed the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A funeral has been held in Philadelphia for a rundown row house seen as a symbol of urban blight.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is providing haphazard, inadequate psychiatric treatment to its most severely mentally ill inmates, according to a new report by a federal court official.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Call them the fortunate ones: Nearly 4,000 California companies, farms and others are allowed to use free water with little oversight when the state is so bone dry that deliveries to nearly everyone else have been severely slashed.
CLEVELAND (AP) - A police car chase that ended in a schoolyard with two unarmed suspects dying in a hail of 137 bullets is part of a wide-ranging federal investigation into the Cleveland Police Department's use of deadly force and its pursuit policies.
Sabrin Sidhu, a senior at Valencia High School, has competed in the 77th Annual student speaker contest which is sponsored by the Lions Fourth District Student Speakers Foundation.
The SCV Writers' Group is an association of local writers who meet regularly to share their current fiction projects.
Have you have ever had an extraordinary moment of any kind that really struck you because of the coincidence or surprise that it presented, or perhaps an unusually realistic dream you experienced, or even an instinct – that little voice in your head – that you listened to and it paid off?