Marc Emmer, president of Optimize Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and performance management, will facilitate a panel discussion to share insights learned from the Santa Clarita Valley's inaugural Best Employer competition at the next Valley Industrial Association business luncheon.
Coroner's investigators identified an 85-year-old man Thursday who was found dead after he drove his car off of Vasquez Canyon Road Wednesday afternoon, plummeting approximately 200 feet into a ravine.
Wayne Wright of Simi Valley recently was named by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth as the 38th Assembly District's Veteran of the Year.
Two suspected gang members were arrested early Thursday and a third was in the hospital after they beat and tried to rob a man on a Canyon Country bike path, sheriff's officials said.
The name alone, "Drag Me to Hell," tells you exactly what this is: an unabashed celebration of B-movie schlockery. But the dichotomies director Sam Raimi presents within that familiar genre are what make this such a kick.
A three-act musical comedy, "The Apple Tree" will be presented 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday in the Hart High School Auditorium, 24825 North Newhall Ave., Newhall. "The Apple Tree" is directed by Gail Hart and Ryan Viramontes. Tickets are available at the door.
"Up" is a wonderful film, with characters who are as believable as any characters can be who spend much of their time floating above the rain forests of Venezuela. They have tempers, problems and obsessions. They are cute and goofy, but they aren't cute in the treacly way of little cartoon animals. They're cute in the human way of the animation master Hayao Miyazaki.
Recently, several people have asked me to review existing estate plans. Usually, they say something like, "I need you to review my trust to make sure it's still good."
When Councilman Bob Kellar's proposal to place "In God We Trust" on the city logo made it onto the City Council's agenda, I confess I was ambivalent.
It's a sobering fact. Santa Clarita has seen a 39 percent increase in motorcycle-related accidents since 2007, with five incidents resulting in fatalities. Motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to die in a traffic collision than someone riding in a passenger car.
It seems lately that our state and national courses are terribly out of whack. We had the tax-and-spend corrupt politicos in Sacramento try to slip Propositions 1A etc. by us for the biggest tax increase in the history of the United States and a so-called Republican governor who has squandered his reputation in collusion with these same scoundrels. California should lead the nation in all aspects of business, trade and education. Instead, we have the ...
The California real estate assessment valuation-benchmark created by Proposition 13 is now almost 35 years old, which is really too long for a California parcel to escape an actual taxable-assessment.
College of the Canyons recognized its employees during an awards ceremony Thursday. The event featured a luncheon during which board members, administrators and managers served classified employees a catered meal with an American Idol theme.
It really was Saturday Night Fever all over again when about 75 students, decked out in their best 1970s styles, hit the gym floor at the third annual Special Needs Prom held at Valencia High School.
The SCV Senior Center hosts their inaugural "Summer Showdown" golf tournament fundraiser July 13 at the Tournament Players Club of Valencia, 26550 Heritage View Ln., Valencia 91381.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is quietly considering urging the Supreme Court to overturn California's ban on gay marriage, a step that would mark a political victory for advocates of same-sex unions and a deepening commitment by President Barack Obama to rights for gay couples.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department and the five Gulf coast states affected by a massive oil spill nearly three years ago have indicated they would like to settle their environmental and economic claims with BP PLC ahead of a trial scheduled to start next week.
THOMSON, Ga. (AP) - Federal and local authorities were investigating Thursday after a small jet crashed off the end of a runway at a Georgia airport, killing five people and injuring two.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Canadian tourist Elisa Lam had been missing for about two weeks when officials at the historic Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles found her body in a water cistern on the hotel roof.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Much of the nation's heartland awoke Thursday to heavy snow, treacherous roads and a day off from work or school as a large, potentially dangerous winter storm pushed eastward out of the Rockies.
TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) - The first of three people killed in a gunman's rampage was identified Wednesday as a 20-year-old woman but police did not know why she was in the home of the shooter, who lived with his parents and was described by authorities as a video game-playing loner.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Bolivian President Evo Morales said Wednesday that he was unable to meet with his friend and ally Hugo Chavez when he came to the military hospital in Caracas where the Venezuelan president is undergoing unspecified cancer treatment.
West Ranch High School Wildcat Band, Orchestra, and Colorguard will host a Goodwill "Stuff the Truck" fundraiser on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The city of Santa Clarita is accepting applications for vendors to participate in the Earth Arbor Day Festival in April.
It's the ultimate stomach turner: how Carnival's 893-foot-long cruise ship Triumph, along with its 4,200 passengers, was stranded due to a fuel engine leak for five days with no food, little water and few working bathrooms.
CNN news anchor Deb Feyerick recently asked "The Science Guy" Bill Nye if global warming caused the latest asteroid.
California Superstores Valencia KIA donated $2,500 to to benefit Rescues on the Runway - an animal rescue organization that saves dogs and cats from Los Angeles kill shelters and finds loving homes for them.
Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley and Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley recently hosted a Soroptimist International and Zonta Dinner. The event is an annual gathering that has been held every January for many years. It allows the two clubs to socialize and work together on projects.
The start of the 21st century has brought with it an avalanche of international problems such as war, economic recession, nuclear proliferation, and rising global competitors. Although all these issues merit individual attention and consideration, I think the unrelenting rise of China presents the largest and most significant global challenge to the United States.
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