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.
On April 30, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and thousands of volunteers across the state worked together during the annual Mormon Helping Hands Day. The day is designated by the Mormon church to work together with city officials and help with hundreds of service projects.
This past Sunday, 13 churches across the Santa Clarita Valley suspended their normal Sunday-morning services to join the Million Meals Marathon.
Some of the most heartbreaking images from natural disasters, such as the recent devastating tsunami in Japan, include those of dogs and cats separated from their owners.
A former sheriff's deputy who worked at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic pled not guilty Friday to charges that he committed sex acts with a 16-year-old girl, officials said.
Cycling is a great way to enjoy our community and support a healthy, active lifestyle. On May 14, the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus, in partnership with the city of Santa Clarita, will host a community bike ride and gourmet food truck festival.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.
OS ANGELES (AP) - A group of sexy dancers backed Iggy Azalea as Rita Ora joined her on stage. Kendrick Lamar shared the spotlight with label-mate Schoolboy Q during his set. Afrojack got the crowd jumping, and Imagine Dragons closed out the evening.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.
HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) - A pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago was still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
Originally built as part of the Valencia master plan, and designed as Santa Clarita's truly first work, live, walk residential homes, The Madison apartments are now being readied for sale as condominiums – their original intended use.
Taking my clients out of town for their annual planning retreat, a key asset comes into play: perspective.
So I'm in the shower when the phone rings. It may be my sister calling about our dying mother, so I wrap a towel around me and rush to the phone.
Regarding Gary Horton's provocative piece on old thinking about water rationing (Aug. 20, "Water rationing is old thinking"), I think Gary Horton is right on the mark.
While it is comforting to know that Isis will fail, it is alarming to realize that the world may be too slow in stamping out this regrettable regime.
With just over two months until the mid-term elections in November, it's time to talk about voting choices. No, I won't be endorsing candidates, issues, or parties. What I will do is suggest some strategies for getting factual information and making wise choices before you enter the voting booth.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.
Red and gold pompoms sat on tables at Big Wangs in Valencia on Saturday. A flag, of the same color, hung underneath one of several flat-screen TVs that were broadcasting games on the first Saturday of the 2014 college football season.
California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.