This has been a historic week in America, with the capture and demise of the mastermind behind the attacks of 9/11, Osama bin Laden.
Conventional wisdom in California's perennial budget crisis is that lawmakers who support tax increases are courageous, while those who refuse to go along are, well, cowards.
Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown had a meeting in Santa Clarita with local law enforcement, local public safety and local education leaders from around the Santa Clarita Valley. He did so to call attention to the ongoing budget crisis that our state continues to face, and the budget stalemate that has ensued.
Psephology: noun - The study of elections and voting, and their statistical analysis in the prediction of results.
The trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco is about a 350-mile drive in your car. At 70 mph, that is at least a five-hour drive.
On a recent trip to Maui, I found there was a pleasant absence of plastic shopping bags. When you check out at a market, you get a paper bag or use a bag of you own.
It was an evening of tears and long goodbyes, but also an evening of celebration.
ARCADIA, Calif. - With warmer weather and relative humidity expected to be in the single digits, the Angeles National Forest is raising its Fire Danger Level from "low" to "high" effective Sunday, May 8.
The College of the Canyons theatre department will present Greek playwright Aristophanes' bawdy, politically inspired comedy "Lysistrata," on the main stage of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC), May 19-22.
The City of Santa Clarita is hosting a community workshop on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, to gather community feedback on proposed improvements to the McBean Regional Transit Center (MRTC) Park-and-Ride. The workshop will be held in the Century Room, Suite 150, at City Hall from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
I want to take a moment to respond to the April 20 letter to the editor, "Troops deserve more community support."
The branches of my family tree stretch from Jackson, Calif., to Jason, N.C., even though none of my relatives (that I know of) live in either of those places.
Peanut Joe, or PJ, is a 6 year old, super cute, scruffy boy with an under-bite to die for.
Two of the three winners of the Sheriff's Youth Foundation and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Youth Essay Contest were from the Santa Clarita Valley, officials announced this week.
The nonprofit Children's Bureau is inviting individuals and couples to become "resource families," caring for children during the reunification process with their parents.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - When The CW's "Reign" returns for its second season, we will see Mary, Queen of Scots, and the new King, Francis II, in the first year of marriage.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.
Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:
MIAMI (AP) - Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president.
I have four kids ages 14, 12, 9 and 6. We're normally a pretty happy family that get along well together and do lots of fun things together. Like this summer we went to the Grand Canyon and had a great time - most of the time. But there are times when, even when we're having a lot of fun, the fun gets spoiled by the kids' fighting. It's nothing awful (i.e. there's no blood and nobody goes days without talking afterwards) but it's still really annoying and puts a dark cloud over whatever it ...
Over the last two decades, cell phones have gone from an expensive (and bulky!) luxury to an absolute necessity - the latter definition, of course, coming from your kids. But the way society is moving, it's becoming more and more difficult to deny that fact. Parents want their kids to have a way to call home in case of an emergency. Kids want to be able to be in contact with their friends.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.
ROME (AP) - Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.
XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.