It's a busy weekend in the Santa Clarita Valley, with the Cowboy Festival, Taste of the Town and a plethora of other fun events to attend.
Kudos to John Zaring for presenting a most persuasive argument in favor of achievements of the Democrats in the last few decades ("GOP rhetoric could use a history lesson," April 26).
Last week, I was in Palm Desert, enjoying a much-needed vacation day when I noticed a missed call on my cellphone.
Public transit hearing
Caltrans held a memorial Thursday for workers killed on the job. During the department's 21st annual Workers Memorial, 175 workers were honored Thursday in Sacramento.
Think of it as the political version of leaning on your car horn to make the guy in front of you move a little faster.
City of Santa Clarita spokeswoman Gail Ortiz received the California Public Information Official Association's Paul B. Clark Award for outstanding public service at the organization's recent yearly conference in Sacramento.
Local students are invited to submit an essay about a good deed they have done as part of a contest organized by Newhall dentist Dr. Sarkis Aznavour.
Santa Clarita entrepreneur Henry Rodriguez has re-opened a State Farm insurance agency in Santa Clarita. The office will take care of many of the clients who worked with retiring agent Ron Thompson.
Tuesday, May 3
Tuesday, May 3
The Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter and J.R.'s Comedy Club will host "Humor Helps," a comedy night fundraiser and raffle, on Sunday, May 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Blessed Kateri Catholic Church's Slattery Hall in Saugus.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- The MTA Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve studying the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line Infrastructure Improvement Strategic Plan introduced by Los Angeles County Mayor and MTA 2nd Vice Chairman Michael D. Antonovich.
Communications professional Gail Ortiz received the Paul B. Clark award from the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) at its recent annual conference in Sacramento.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An accounting professor has been charged with secretly taping students in his San Francisco apartment's bathroom.
If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and threatening to arrest you for failing to appear for jury duty, hang up - it's a scam, sheriff's officials said Thursday.
It's "Up, up and away" time in Santa Paula this weekend as the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival launches with a "balloon glow," entertainment and other activities starting at 6 p.m. Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for at least three suspects in the off-campus death of a USC graduate student from China.
TORRANCE (AP) - A surfer who was hurt when a Los Angeles-area police officer rammed and shot up his truck during the manhunt for cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner will receive $1.8 million to dismiss his federal lawsuit, police said Thursday.
SANTA ANA (AP) - An Orange County jury has convicted two women of kicking to death a third woman during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.
LONG BEACH (AP) - Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.
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.