WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- A judge has ordered suspended Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas to spend 30 days in a halfway house on gun charges stemming from a locker-room confrontation with a teammate.
Prosecutors had recommended that Arenas serve three months in jail. Defense attorneys argued Arenas didn't deserve jail time for what they described as a misguided prank on teammate Javaris Crittenton.
Recent statistics indicate that crime in many communities across California has dropped. It's a testament to the joint efforts of our political leaders and law enforcement agencies working together to improve our quality of life.
A Santa Clarita parolee was taken into custody for a January incident involving gunfire, said Lt. Brenda Cambra of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Deputies continue searching for a masked gunman who escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash after holding up the employees at a Castaic fast-food restaurant.
Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewery of Valencia is partnering with the Wolf Connection (a wolf and wolf-hybrid rescue) to raise money and awareness for them. They are bringing some of the rescued animals (that are tame and trained) to Wolf Creek's patio this weekend. Wolf Creek will donate 15 percent of its total weekend's sales to the organization.
The Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society (SCRVRHS) will present its 15th annual Railfest this Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28, and the society's director, Jim Mendrala, emphasized that "This year's Railfest theme is 'Trains - Fun for All Ages.'" The Railfest has become a regional event in the Santa Clara River Valley, with the center of activities at Central Park in Fillmore.
If you had a hot tub that could transport you to any era in time, would you really make a beeline for the 1980s?
Some movies seem born to inspire video games. All they lack is controllers and a scoring system. "How to Train Your Dragon" plays more like a game born to inspire a movie. It devotes a great deal of time to aerial battles between tamed dragons and evil ones, and not much to character or story development. But it's bright, good-looking and has high energy. Kids above the easily scared age will probably like the movie.
Kratos is one angry guy. Once a Spartan warrior, he was tricked into killing his own family by the god of war, Ares. Since then, he's been on a mission of vengeance against not just Ares, but the entire pantheon of Greek gods.
"I used to get paid to move rocks for the Highway Department and hated it, and now I come here every month and do it for free," laughed Caltrans retiree Dave Omieczynski. Omieczynski is a member of the Ridge Route Preservation Organization (RRPO), a group of volunteers dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Ridge Route, the first major automotive link between the Los Angeles Basin and the San Joaquin Valley.
Previously held on third Thursdays of the month, Art Walks will now be held on the first Thursday of the month along the Western Walk of Stars on Main Street in Newhall. The next Art Walk will be next Thursday, April 1. Experience the "new charm" of Old Town Newhall, meet and mingle with artists, enjoy live music and stroll a farmer's market from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This week's spotlight in the SCV features the Jump Rope for Heart event at Mint Canyon Community School, a picture from The Signal's Foothill League tennis preview, a 12-week dance class at Cedarcreek Elementary and a tour of Golden Valley Road Bridge.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former diplomat on the FBI's Most Wanted list suspected of bludgeoning five family members to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago in Maryland has Southern California roots and may be in the region, authorities said.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook today for a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms in the Santa Clarita Valley and elsewhere around Southern California.
SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is asking cities and counties throughout California to submit applications for projects that promote biking and walking that will vie for a share of $360 million in federal and state funding from the state's new Active Transportation Program – the nation's largest.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.
MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.
Gene Autry is best known as "America's favorite singing cowboy." He is an American legend, former Santa Clarita Valley resident, and the only entertainer to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
California is home to world class universities and technology giants such as Amgen, Google and Facebook. But our most famous industry that we export throughout the globe is television and film.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for his country, doing anything he could from afar to lift spirits in South Korea after all the lives lost during a devastating ferry accident.
HOUSTON (AP) - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.
Saugus softball picked up right where it left off before spring break, with another resounding Foothill League victory on Thursday afternoon.
Melissa Thurm started a religious blog in October to share her thoughts about her faith. But when she noticed her mounting obsession with checking for page views and new comments, Thurm realized it was taking a hit on her self-esteem.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.
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