PHOENIX (AP) - Losing one game in Phoenix was tolerable for the Los Angeles Lakers. Two losses and things start to get uncomfortable for the reigning NBA champions.
It's safe to say that coach Phil Jackson was giving his team a refresher course on how to beat a zone defense when the Lakers worked out at US Airways Center on Monday after Phoenix employed the strategy to great success in its 118-109 victory on Sunday night. The Suns can square the series at 2-2 with another home win in Game 4 on Tuesday night.
The state Franchise Tax Board is offering guidance on applications for the new home/first-time buyer state tax credit, cautioning taxpayers to work closely with their escrow companies, carefully follow instructions on the credit forms and to send in their applications timely to avoid being denied the credit.
Pinecrest School's student council officers have been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by the Honor Student Council School of Excellence for their devotion to improving their school and the community.
Like most people, I think I have a right to expect fair elections. A fair election is a major requirement for the maintenance of this democratic republic we live in.
It could only happen in Santa Clarita.
California's Legislature fails to address looming budgetary calamity, but takes action to name a section of the Interstate 405 parking lot for some lackluster political has-been.
In Lois Eisenberg's weekly letter to the editor ("Court jesters," May 3), she tells of her visit to the Santa Clarita Valley Civic Center, where she observed several court cases. She talked of a small-claims case and the "high-priced lawyer."
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
Young skaters and bikers crowded the skate park at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex on a recent afternoon, not seeming to notice the 90-degree heat and taking only occasional breaks for water.
BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) -- The BP executive in charge of fighting the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Monday his company knows people are frustrated by its failure to plug the well that has been gushing for more than a month and is now spreading damage through Louisiana's wetlands.
"Everyone is very, very frustrated about why we haven't been able to bring this well to stop flowing so far," said Doug Suttles, chief operating officer of BP PLC, but he insisted the oil giant has the necessary resources to stop the growing spill.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The annual lead-into-summer "Click It or Ticket" seat belt enforcement campaign runs today through June 6, with law enforcement across the state offering zero tolerance from extra patrols looking for those not properly buckled in.
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has ended operations after repeated attempts to contact the spacecraft were unsuccessful.
For Southern California jazz fans, there's no better way to break through Los Angeles' annual June gloom than "Playboy Jazz in Warner Park," which returns to the Lou Bredlow Pavilion in Warner Center Park (5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park 91367) on Sunday, June 6 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Mike Brown won everything in five years coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers. Everything, that is, except an NBA title.
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.