Even though we're traditionalist when it comes to Thanksgiving - your basic turkey and all the fixings, pumpkin pie, and a good red wine with dinner, usually a Pinot Noir or Beaujolais Nouveau - we're the first to tell you there's ample opportunity to explore new tastes to complement old favorites on this special day.
The 1950s Hollywood tradition was that an alien spaceship landed on Earth and was surrounded fearfully by military troops. "Planet 51" is true to the tradition, but this time the ship comes from Earth, and it lands on a planet inhabited by little green men. It's still the 1950s, however.
The redemption-minded sports flick "The Blind Side" serves its inspiration straight-up with no twist.
The characters in this movie should be arrested for loitering with intent to moan. Never have teenagers been in greater need of a jump-start. Granted, some of them are more than 100 years old, but still: Their charisma is by Madame Tussaud.
The package must have been a surprise delivery.
Thanksgiving was first observed by European settlers in the United States as a harvest festival and a religious observance. In its earliest forms it was a day of fasting.
The city of Santa Clarita's Sports Complex buzzes with activity every day, as residents enjoy its numerous quality recreational facilities and programs.
Who could miss the huge headline, "Loans tougher for SCV blacks" (Nov. 15)?
Let us hope that some of the members of the Santa Clarita City Council watched a special report on red light cameras that aired on Channel 2 recently.
In the current economic times, contributions to charities are lagging. Undoubtedly, some portion of the reduction in charitable donations is a result of the personal financial uncertainty of prospective donors and their diminished willingness to part with their property.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today introduced a Resolution of Inquiry to force the Department of Defense to share with the United States House of Representatives any information that refers or relates to the trial or detention of the terrorists responsible for the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The Obama Administration on Nov 13 announced that the "9/11 co-conspirators" would be brought to New York City and tried in civilian court instead of a war tribunal.
The city has unveiled a newly wrapped "Think Santa Clarita" bus which travels daily to downtown Los Angeles, Century City, Warner Center and North Hollywood on its commuter route.
To assure that the entire community has an opportunity to enjoy the city's many recreational programs, the city of Santa Clarita created the S.C.O.R.E. program, which provides more than 100 annual scholarships to Santa Clarita Youth.
SACRAMENTO - For the third consecutive year, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) has received an A rating from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association for his voting record on taxation issues.
THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu's stint on the disabled list was nothing more than a speed bump.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - While the Los Angeles Angels buzzed around their clubhouse preparing for their fantasy football draft, the Oakland Athletics had their own doors locked for a grim team meeting.
The men's and women's soccer teams of The Master's College prepare for a busy week of home matches, while Mustang women's volleyball takes a breather after competing at the 2014 Asics/Wyndham Labor Day Classic in Irvine. Meanwhile, TMC men's and women's cross country teams gear up to start their season next weekend at the UC Irvine Invitational.
As the summer days of waking up just before noon yield to pre-sunrise first period classes, so comes chronic sleep deprivation among American teens.
Junk food is not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods, according to a study led by the University of New South Wales Australia.
Popular opinion has it that there's a dearth of good parents in movies to promote values and provide strong examples for the rising generation.
HAPPY CAMP (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York.
NAPA, Calif. (AP) - A significant aftershock from last weekend's magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California's wine country.
NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) - The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah - thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's finance minister says his country and other regional powers should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip and disarm Hamas militants that rule the territory.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.