PASADENA (February 21, 2009) - Fans in Pasadena came out in droves to witness the finish to Stage 7 of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California, which included five, five-mile laps on a very demanding circuit through the area surrounding the Rose Bowl.
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present The Life and Death of James Dean: Tracing His Last Day at 2 p.m., Feb. 28 at the Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction, 24101 Newhall Avenue. The presentation will host a panel discussion with Chris Epting, author of "James Died Here," Tony Newhall, former publisher of The Signal Newspaper, and Warren Beath, author of "The Death of James Dean." A screening of James Dean's 1955 film "Rebel Without A Cause" will follow the discussion. Call (661) 254-1275 or visit www.scvhs.org for more information.
The Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Santa Clarita will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, in the Century Room, to discuss the Town Center Art Challenge, Visions of Santa Clarita: Where the Good Life Takes You, Arts Commissions Planning Meetings, the Santa Clarita PAC Memorandum of Understanding, Ventura Public Art Tour, and Art Tanks.
Students who attend the Literature to Life presentation of "The Kite Runner" Sunday at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at the College of the Canyons will be eligible to enter an essay contest by comparing the performance with the novel. The prizes are $250, $150 and $100 for first, second and third place, respectively. Entries must be submitted by Mar. 13 to the students' English teachers. For info: e-mail Mary Ferguson at email@example.com or call (661) 259-7800 ext. 21064.
Santa Clarita continues to be a cleaner, greener city.
The College of Canyons Art Gallery will host the work of Sam Francis from Feb. 17 to March 14. Organizers will host a reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today that will include a slide presentation and lecture by Debra Burchett-Lere, Director of the Samuel L. Francis Foundation, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Francis also is known for his use of primary colors, and was influenced by Japanese brush painting, as well as Zen Buddhism. Aside from his splatter-and-splashes style, Francis also painted enormous and powerful paintings.
WHO: Lance Armstrong and many of the world's top professional cyclists, Mayor Frank Ferry, City Officials, Santa Clarita's Local Organizing Committee for the 2009 Amgen Tour of California, live performers, community members and more.
As Stage 7 of the Amgen Tour of California cycle race gets under way in Santa Clarita tomorrow, Santa Clarita Valley residents should expect some delays or closures between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the following locations:
* McBean Parkway Northbound from Town Center Drive to Newhall Ranch Rd. and all intersections between including: Magic Mtn. Pkwy, Creekside Dr, Avenue Scott, Baywood Lane
NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 22, 2009)-VERSUS, the network that celebrates real competition and the home of professional cycling in the United States, announced today it will air wall-to-wall coverage of the fourth annual Amgen Tour of California, Lance Armstrong's second race of the 2009 cycling season.
Our turn for what?
Friendly Valley Service
I am reading more and more letters from people who are hoping President Obama fails.
I know a lot of things can be done to ease the shock of job loss. One thing I have been thinking of that surely would help and at least show the people that the politicians are sincere.
Congressman McKeon's hit piece on the president's stimulus plan is laughable ("Stimulus or spending?" Feb. 15, 2009).
XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) - His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.
In my last column ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust," June 30), I discussed the arrogance and lawlessness of the Obama administration and its bureaucrats, practiced on a scale unprecedented in American history.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dan Haren's promising spring has morphed into a troubling summer. At this point, even he isn't sure when it is going to stop.
HOLLYWOOD - After a season of twists and turns and off-the-field adversity, the USC Trojans are ready to move forward under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and returning starting quarterback junior Cody Kessler.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday - to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies.
NEW YORK (AP) - Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.
There was a time when I aimed to be the most fantastic and well liked dad in - well, at least our neighborhood. At some point in my fatherhood experience, that was actually a goal of mine - partly because I wanted our house to be the Kool-aid house, the home where everyone wanted to be, and part because I want to be the best at what I did.
This year's Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series closes out its season Friday with Doña Oxford, known as "The Boogie Woogie Woman" for her two-fisted piano playing.
DETROIT (AP) - A man under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II has died in Michigan at age 93 after years of denials that he shot at Jews.
As a business owner, you work hard to generate revenue and grow your company. You carefully hire the right people and make cautious business decisions before investing more money in your company.