Piles of garbage lay stacked everywhere. Filthy children pick through trash heaps for recyclables, desperate to earn their families a little bit more than the average $1 a day. Herds of people follow the garbage trucks waiting for the next dump. Homes made of cardboard, sheet metal and plastic swimming pools sit on top of the trash. Dry garbage piles sometimes spontaneously combust and fill the air with acrid smoke. When Taylor Bouknight left for ...
Higher Vision's new location Who: Higher Vision Church What: New location and is now offering three services. The church also has youth, high school and college groups. When: 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday Where: 28080 Hasley Canyon Road, #118 in Valencia Contact: (661) 295-6642 or visit www.highervisionchurch.com "A riveting story" Who: Former NFL player to visit Chabad of SCV What: How does a Nice Jewish Boy end up ...
The Supreme Court just ruled that corporations and unions can spend unlimited amounts of money on election campaigns.
Santa Clarita Valley home sales for 2009 were up 3 percent over last year, according to a realtors association.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is participating in the Safe Drug Drop-Off program. Three safe drop storage containers have been installed in front of the station.
SAN FRANCISCO, PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Book Alliance Thursday formally filed Amicus Curiae in opposition to the proposed settlement between the Authors Guild, Inc., Association of American Publishers, Inc. and Google, Inc.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - "Releasing criminals is a problem not a solution -- opening a Pandora's Box that threatens public safety and places additional burdens on local law enforcement and taxpayers," said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich on the state's planned release of more than 6,500 inmates. "It is a reckless and irresponsible band-aid on a wound that could hemorrhage into a public safety crisis."
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Kurt Warner has called an end to one of the great storybook careers in NFL history. The 38-year-old quarterback announced his retirement from the game on Friday after a dozen years in a league that at first rejected him, then revered him as he came from nowhere to lead the lowly St. Louis Rams to two Super Bowls, winning the first of them.
The Prayer Angels for the Military nonprofit group will host its annual Operation Hearts for Heroes event from 12p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 Market Street, Old Town Newhall.
Let's see. Jackie Chan is a spy working for China and the CIA, who falls in love with a widow with three kids. He retires to be with them, but his job follows him home. Mom goes to be with her sick dad. Evil Russians have a plot to control the world's oil supply, and this requires them to chase Jackie and the kids through shopping malls, large empty factories and so on. Jackie's character is named Bob Ho, which reminds me of someone.
Can we think of Mel Gibson simply as an action hero? A star whose personal baggage doesn't upstage his performances? I find that I can. He has made deplorable statements in recent years, which may be attributed to a kind of fanatic lunacy that can perhaps be diagnosed as a disease. The fact remains that in "Edge of Darkness" he remains a likable man with a natural screen presence.
Restaurant wine lists can be a little overwhelming, especially if they bring you the wine list in a leather bound book or a wine "kindle." However, don't let that intimidate you. Ordering wine in a restaurant should not be scary. That's what we always tell people who say they dread the moment it's time to order the wine.
Two Signal senior managers have been promoted to executive positions at the Santa Clarita Valley's only newspaper, Publisher Ian Lamont announced today.
He is Six Flags' quirky dancing fiend, and soon he'll have his very own coaster. Mr. Six's DanceCoaster, designed to reach speeds up to 21 mph, will debut Memorial Day weekend. The steel coaster will be 679-feet long with a 28-foot lift hill, according to a Six Flags Magic Mountain news release. "Six Flags Magic Mountain is always looking for attractions that friends and families can enjoy together," said Jay Thomas, park president. "I am ...
For the first time in its 13 seasons, the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter has run out of room for clients.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House asserted Sunday that a "common-sense test" dictates the Syrian government is responsible for a chemical weapons attack that President Barack Obama says demands a U.S. military response. But Obama's top aide says the administration lacks "irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence" that skeptical Americans, including lawmakers who will start voting on military action this week, are seeking.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the backyard of his remote Southern California home, Bernie Jones is etching an unconventional blueprint: a construction plan to build his underground survival shelter. It won't be the typical, cramped Cold War-era bunker. It will hold 20 people.
NEW YORK (AP) - Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will sing at halftime of the Super Bowl in February, a person familiar with the NFL's entertainment plans told The Associated Press on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former FBI director recommended Friday that the Justice Department investigate whether several lawyers plotted to corrupt the settlement program designed to compensate victims of BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - As a gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park entered its fourth week Saturday, environmental scientists moved in to begin assessing the damage and protecting habitat and waterways before the fall rainy season.
NASA's newest robotic explorer rocketed into space late Friday in an unprecedented moonshot from Virginia that dazzled sky watchers along the East Coast.
The ghastly images reveal rows of the dead, many of them children, wrapped in white burial shrouds, and survivors gasping for air, their bodies twitching, foam oozing from mouths.
This week began the National Football League's season. In a few weeks patterns will emerge and the contenders and pretenders will emerge.
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.