Gardeners can take advantage of the typically cool June weather in Southern California to plant summer vegetables, flowers and trees without worry of heat-related plant damage, say experts at Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth-friendly soil products made from recycled organic material from over 50 Southern California communities including Santa Clarita.
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WASHINGTON, D.C - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), Ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement honoring the brave men and women of our nation's Armed Forces for Memorial Day:
Sacramento, Calif. -- The United Animal Nations, an animal protection organization, published the following tips to teach pet owners how to protect their pets in the event of a disaster:
The College of the Canyons class of 2010 will celebrate its 40th Anniversary commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m., Friday, June 4, in the college's Honor Grove, located on the Valencia campus. Guests should arrive no later than 9:15 a.m.
SAN FRANCISCO -- With wedding season in full bloom, Visa Inc. today released the results of a study that showed 88% of married couples believe they overspent on some aspect of their wedding. At the top of the list was food, drink and cake, with 18% of respondents reporting they overspent on those items, followed by 14% who spent too much on their hotel and honeymoon, 12% who over did it on other parts of their reception and 11% who could have cut back on their clothing costs.
LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK -- In celebration of its two year anniversary on May 28, 2010, Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has launched the Dave Stewart "Up2 You" Video Challenge. The Dave Stewart "Up2 You" Video Challenge invites the public to upload a YouTube video in response to Dave Stewart's powerful song "Stand Up To Cancer" which has become the anthem for the organization.
The West LA/Malibu Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation celebrates International Surfing Day on June 20 at Santa Monica Tower 26.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's Department of Education is the first in the country to add "multiracial" to school enrollment forms. The wording "Multiracial students/staff may select two or more races" is now an option for school districts throughout the state for students and staff self-identification of their races.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Chip Ganassi won't choose which trophy - Daytona or Indianapolis - means more.
Come Sunday, he'd rather sip the milk out of both.
WASHINGTON -- When schools close for the summer, safe and enriching learning environments are out of reach and replaced by boredom, lost opportunities and risk for too many children.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - In a competitive process, sixty-five young people were chosen to participate in a summer program sponsored by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich that offers training, experience and opportunities working with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation at parks throughout the Fifth District including:
PASADENA, Calif. -- Data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have helped scientists solve a pair of mysteries dating back four decades and provided new information about climate change on the Red Planet.
Mom's Club of Saugus is hosting a Fundraising Boutique and Family Resource Fair on Saturday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Albertson's parking lot.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian government troops were fighting pro-Russian rebels in the streets of Luhansk on Tuesday and captured most of a town near the eastern city of Donetsk, tightening the noose around that key rebel-held stronghold, Ukrainian officials said.
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks.
NEW YORK (AP) - Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."
GLENDORA (AP) - One of several wildfires burning across California prompted widespread evacuations Monday in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.
NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's top dollar store chains are betting big that their once-thriving business will make a comeback if they band together.
Here's a question: when politicians or public figures are dead wrong about a claim they've repeatedly made, what expectations does the public reasonably have to either an apology or even an acknowledgement that they were wrong in the first place?
During the Senate's brief pre-election legislative session in mid-September, Harry Reid, D-Nevada, intends to call up for a vote an amendment to the Unites States Constitution.
It never fails to amaze me how many major projects are approved with little or no awareness of the actual impact of the project.
BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Jepsen hadn't earned a save in nearly two years. He certainly deserved this one, after a clutch strikeout of Boston bopper David Ortiz.
There are few singular moments that can send two groups of people at the same place spiraling into opposite extremes of the emotional spectrum.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wild chase that began Monday with two men in an SUV firing on pursuing police ended several hours later with one suspect dead, another arrested, and a SWAT officer with a gunshot wound to the leg, Los Angeles authorities said.
The city of Santa Clarita is inviting residents to become its water police: to report when and where they spot broken city-owned sprinkler heads geysering water or other city watering systems wasting the precious liquid.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Ballmer has introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.