I like the way the personalities are allowed to upstage the plot in "Fighting," a routine, three-act fight story that creates uncommonly interesting characters.
"The Soloist" has all the elements of an uplifting drama, except for the uplift. The story is compelling, the actors are in place, but I was never sure what the filmmakers wanted me to feel about it. Based on a true story, it stars Jamie Foxx as Nathaniel Ayers, a homeless man who was once a musical prodigy, and Robert Downey Jr. as Steve Lopez, the Los Angeles Times columnist who writes a column about ...
Celebrate the Week of the Young Child 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Valencia campus of College of the Canyons, which will be free and feature age-appropriate activities. Free. Info: Wendy Ruiz (661) 362-3510 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whitney first felt the pain of isolation when her family moved to the Santa Clarita Valley. Everyone else in the family was enthusiastic about the move, but not Whitney. Always the introvert, she wasn't as outgoing as her older brother, who easily consumed all of the attention. Neither did she feel as smart as her younger sister, who she describes as a weekly academic-award winner.
I want our leaders to know that here in the San Fernando Valley, we support bold action on climate and energy, including a cap on carbon pollution.
Having a couple of days to clear my mind regarding tax time and the "tea parties," I thought about the unbelievable good fortune and bounty many of us have.
Regarding Lynn Vakay's opinion column "Tea parties and prayer are American tradition" (The Signal, April 17): I was impressed by the simplicity and simple facts that make me feel I am part of the problem.
The Somali pirates continue to wreak havoc on commercial shipping off the coast of Africa. There are about 20 ships with more than 300 hostages being held by the pirates for ransom.
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We humans have a natural inclination to be tolerant. A normal, healthy individual is wired physiologically and psychologically to adapt to his or her environment. When our eyes encounter bright light, for example, the pupils will constrict automatically to reduce the offensive assault on our senses. Similarly, when we see an object of interest, the eye will dilate to take in more of the desirable image. On a different level, the body adapts more slowly. ...
People are living longer than ever. As a result, they are incurring more expenses related to their older years (nursing homes averaged about $5,500 per month per person).
No matter who crossed the finish line first in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, Honda was going to have a winning car.
Joanne and Tony throw the best keg parties in town. The beer flows and a designated teen collects car keys at the door. Teens mill around, shouting over the pounding music, hugging and "high-fiving" Joanne and Tony. They are so popular, they could have been voted Prom King and Queen.
The city of Santa Clarita's summer 2009 "Concerts in the Park" schedule features a lineup of popular tribute bands, several returning for encore performances by popular demand.
The Santa Clarita Assembly of the Knights of Columbus will host its fifth annual golf tournament in memory of Jack Dunn Friday, April 24, at 12 p.m. to benefit the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - Vallejo police say a standoff with an armed man ended after officers entered the home and the suspect was found dead.
MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) - The fatal shooting of Colorado's top prisons official when he answered the front door at his house highlights a troubling reality for the nation's judges, prosecutors and other legal officials: At a time when attacks on them are rising, it's difficult for them to remain secure, even when they are off duty.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to lock in $85 billion in widely decried spending cuts aimed at restraining soaring federal deficits - and to avoid a government shutdown just a week away. President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats rejected a call to reopen White House tours scrapped because of the tightened spending.
A former California Department of Corrections official has been named assistant sheriff in charge of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Custody Division.
Los Angeles County supervisors agreed this week to spend $1 million to install new signs, markers, road striping and guardrails on Angeles Forest Highway near Acton.
Many Americans may find it difficult to believe, but North Korea and its imperious leader, Kim Jong-un, have yet again hurled a threat to wipe South Korea and the United States off the face of the Earth with a nuclear strike.
Ah, the income tax preparation season is upon us.
He was getting older, he worried about losing his balance fishing on the end rocks, and his hearing was failing him. So was his short-term memory.