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 ...
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - Russia will recognize the outcome of Ukraine's presidential vote, President Vladimir Putin promised Friday, voicing hope that Ukraine's new leader would halt the military operation against separatists in the east.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles commuters who dealt with traffic tie-ups, lane re-routings and warnings over gridlock events dubbed "Carmageddon" and "Jamzilla" have been rewarded with a new 10-mile carpool lane on northbound Interstate 405.
PASADENA (AP) - Pasadena police are investigating after a Caltrans crew clearing brush discovered human bones on a hillside near the 134 Freeway.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) â Tennessee has decided how it will respond to a nationwide scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates: with the electric chair.
KACHINA VILLAGE, Ariz. (AP) - Hundreds of firefighters worked Thursday to protect communities on the edge of Flagstaff from a wildfire that is chewing up a scenic Arizona canyon with towering flames and burning entire trees down to nothing but ash.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despites warnings that it will undercut military readiness.
HOUSTON (AP) - Oil equals boom - especially in population right now. And Texas, in the midst of a significant energy rush, is seeing its towns and cities burst at the seams.
I have watched helplessly in recent weeks and months with a growing sense of alarm, fearing that our generation is witnessing the death of one of the most vital pillars of liberty: the freedom of individual thought and the free exchange of ideas. While it's true that the First Amendment only protects people from government reprisals for speaking freely, social media and mass media lynch mobs are just as much a danger in a free society as any oppressive government.
Memorial Day is almost here and that means a three-day weekend for most Americans. The annual holiday in honor of the brave men and women who've died serving our country to keep us safe and free is also considered the unofficial start of summer! Flags will be raised in honor of those we've lost, while families and friends will gather for backyard barbeques, lawn games, and poolside fun.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mets rookie Eric Campbell earned a start in left field because of his bat. He should be getting even more playing time because of his glove.
West Ranch didn't expect to see its season end so early.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson's lawyers submitted a supersized appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, seeking the former football star's release from prison and a new trial in his 2007 Las Vegas armed-robbery case.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In an overwhelming vote, the House moved the U.S. closer to ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records Thursday, the most significant demonstration to date of leaker Edward Snowden's impact on the debate over privacy versus security.
Most parents, but especially first-time parents, are eager to do their best to help their children learn, grow and be happy. Sometimes this responsibility is overwhelming.