Among ancients, the greatest honor was given to those who, seeing the greater good of the greater number, chose valiantly to deny themselves certain rights and pleasures in order improve those around them.
Editor's note: The Northridge Earthquake of Jan. 17, 1994, devastated portions of the Santa Clarita Valley. The 6.7 earthquake was caused by a previously unknown fault. How many of us in the Santa Clarita Valley are really aware of the sleeping giant that lies nearly beneath our feet? The San Andreas Fault runs nearly through the SCV. The area known as the "Big Bend" - near Fraizer Park - has caused earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.5 or greater at intervals between 45 and 144 years. Have you updated your earthquake kit?
The Questers, Oak of the Golden Dream #381, are seeking new members interested in the preservation and restoration of historical sites, artifacts and the study of antiques.
A gavel was passed to familiar hands as Estelle Hoffman was sworn in for a second term as president of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Klassen Corporation announced today that it will be awarding five scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each in 2011 to California Community College students who are enrolled in construction, construction management or computer aided design/CADD programs.
As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the communities it serves, Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary, a Dignity Memorial® provider in Newhall, delivered 500 hats for children battling cancer last week at the conclusion of its second annual Holiday Hat Drive.
As part of a recent mission trip, a group of 20 Valencia United Methodist Church members and leaders visited Nicaragua, where they toured Managua dump, a shanty town home to some of the country's poorest families.
The Right Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, will ordain Susan Dell Hathaway Bek and Cynthia Lynne Jew to the Sacred Order of Priests during a ceremony at 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.
With the goal to help the struggling people of Haiti, Alicia Richardson Lamb has organized a benefit concert with her musician friends Feb. 13 at First Presbyterian Church of Newhall.
County law enforcement arrested more than a dozen people during a prostitution sweep in Castaic on Thursday night.
A growing number of Santa Clarita job-seekers may be dusting off resumes in 2011.
Caption of the Week: "Mildred, Ralph and I are so embarrassed that you are nursing Junior in public!"
West Ranch boys basketball's pressure proved too much for Golden Valley to handle Friday night at West Ranch High School, as the Wildcats defeated the Grizzlies 62-39.
Have you ever heard of the broken window theory?
Sport Chalet Valencia will host a free fishing seminar led by fishing professionals this upcoming Tuesday.
The California Department of Transportation will close lanes on Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley next week as part of a truck lanes improvement project that began in mid-2012.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As governors, businesses and environmentalists brace for new limits on power plant pollution, President Barack Obama is casting his unprecedented effort to curb greenhouse gases as essential to protect the health and wellbeing of children.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Beset by growing evidence of patient delays and cover-ups, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned from President Barack Obama's Cabinet Friday, taking the blame for what he decried as a "lack of integrity" in the sprawling health care system for the nation's military veterans.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play, and the Chicago Blackhawks forced a decisive seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.
During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included grand theft autos, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle, and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NBA has called off a hearing to oust embattled Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling in advance of a vote on a potentially record-breaking deal negotiated by his wife Shelly Sterling to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
It's nearly time to break out that outrageously tall Uncle Sam hat, find the garish red-white-and-blue sunglasses for the family dog and locate the zaniest vehicle possible to decorate - the Fourth of July Parade in the Santa Clarita Valley is right around the corner.
"Sleeping Beauty" took almost a decade to reach theaters and cost $6 million to produce, far and away the most expensive Disney animated feature at the time.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Medicare can no longer automatically deny coverage requests for sex reassignment surgeries, a federal board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision that recognizes the procedures are medically necessary for some people who don't identify with their biological sex.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Salvation Army worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $125,000 that fell from an armored truck.