Everywhere we look we can see the effects of our economic woes. Businesses are sacrificing luxuries to save money. Schools are forced to make drastic budget cuts. Each foreclosure sign standing tall on a front lawn is just another example of our seemingly eternal economic stress.
Every year, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, a Southern California tradition for New Year's Day, carries a bit of Santa Clarita flavor.
The city of Santa Clarita and the Small Business Development Center invite Newhall redevelopment area business owners to attend a customer service workshop on Thursday, Nov. 12.
The city of Santa Clarita invites community members to join the Santa Clarita City Council for a special Veterans Day Ceremony.
To maintain the San Francisquito Canyon community's rural, equestrian-oriented quality of life, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the establishment of a Community Standards District (CSD) for the community, according to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
On Friday, Nov. 13, Six Flags Magic Mountain will trade roller coasters and funnel cakes for paint brushes and hammers to help launch Project 6, the company's inaugural Day of Service.
For the seventh consecutive year, Six Flags Magic Mountain will collect food for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank during an annual holiday food drive.
To help Santa Clarita Valley locals get into the spirit of the season and help spread some holiday cheer, Six Flags Magic Mountain will offer free admission to anyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy valued at $15 or more to the theme park the weekends of Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13 for its annual Toys for the Holidays drive.
In recognition of the 40th anniversary of man's first walk on the moon, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin today in honoring the hundreds of men and women of NASA and 24 Apollo astronauts who served this nation in the armed forces, and helped advance this nation's space program.
Recognizing the critical need for Alzheimer and dementia-afflicted seniors as well as their caregivers, dignitaries from Eternal Valley Memorial Park visited the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center on Nov. 3 to lend their support to the Center's Adult Day Care & Resource Center.
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On Wednesday, Nov. 11 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the YMCA on McBean Parkway, the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA will host their annual Veterans Day luncheon.
A Saugus man was arrested last week for slapping his elderly mother, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's officials said.
Veterans groups and city officials are scheduled to hold events Wednesday to commemorate Veterans Day, while city, county, state and federal buildings - including schools and post offices - are set to be closed.
Metrolink riders could face another fare hike as high as 6 percent in January if the transit agency's board approves a rate increase on Friday.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north.
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police said they prevented a "horrific tragedy" by arresting two teenage boys who plotted to kill three high school staffers then gun down as many students as possible in a quaint Los Angeles suburb.
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.