People new to gardening ask the darndest questions: about how seeds work, about growing the perfect tomato, about waging war with insects (many of them beneficial).
Q: I need to replace some cracked and chipped tile in the bathroom. Some of it was shaped to fit around the base of the toilet. Is it difficult to shape replacement tiles in the same way? - Sarah S., Fort Worth, Texas
Two years ago, West Ranch boys basketball was eliminated from the postseason by eventual CIF division champion Ventura.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After playing 38 scoreless minutes, the Los Angeles Kings finally got a goal off a turnover and another from a fortuitous deflection. Then their backup goalie lost his shutout late, and they had to hang on by their fingernails to beat the NHL's worst team.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook is getting an unwelcome look at the shady side of the hacking culture that CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine's highest court on Friday declined to reinstate 46 invasion of privacy counts against an insurance business owner accused of helping a Zumba fitness instructor run a prostitution business in the seaside town of Kennebunk.
State Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, has introduced Senate Bill 267, which would require counties to designate certain college campuses with an on-campus population of more than 1,000 students as their own precincts in elections.
NEW YORK (AP) - The S&P 500 kept its winning streak alive, just. The Standard & Poor's 500 ended the week nearly two points higher, enough to give it a seventh straight week of gains. That's the longest stretch of advances in more than two years. The index lost 1.59 points to end at 1,519.79 Friday. For the week it held on to a gain of 1.86 points. Investors piled into stocks at the beginning ...
The city of Santa Clarita will host a public meeting March 2 to ask the public what they'd like at the 60-acre Rivendale open space area near Towsley Canyon.
CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama's support for gun control has its roots in a hometown plagued by deadly shootings - a city, he said Friday, where as many children die from guns every four months as were slaughtered at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday after allegedly brandishing a large knife at another person in a parking lot off Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia, a Sheriff's official said.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A tank that holds radioactive liquids is leaking at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday, raising concerns about the integrity of other storage facilities at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
The spring-like warm weather enjoyed by many Santa Clarita Valley residents today will give way to a rerun of winter by Tuesday as a cold Pacific storm moves into the area, National Weather Service forecasters said.
Santa Clarita residents and community groups are invited to share their ideas and suggestions for the 60-acre Rivendale open space area at an upcoming community workshop. The public meeting will be hosted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in the multi-purpose room at Wiley Canyon Elementary School, located at 24240 W. La Glorita Circle.
SACRAMENTO–Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) has introduced legislation to provide college students with better access to voting and registration. Senate Bill 267 would require counties to designate campuses of the University of California, California State University, or California Community College, which have 1,000 students or more living on campus and meet accessibility guidelines, as their own elections precinct. Additionally, students who vote by mail and live in the same county as the campus could drop ...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Clayton Kershaw was selected Saturday as the Los Angeles Dodgers' opening day starter and will become the team's first pitcher to start three straight openers since Derek Lowe from 2005-07.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dozens of protesters rallied outside Los Angeles police headquarters in support of Christopher Dorner, the ex-LAPD officer and suspected killer of four who died after a shootout and fire this week at a mountain cabin.
Rea Nagel will demonstrate mixed media watercolor painting at the Feb.18 meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists' Association.
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St. Stephen's Episcopal church will hold the fifth annual Pysanky making class 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 in Spurling Hall.
It seems like spring in the Santa Clarita Valley! The calendar officially still says winter, but this past week has been very "spring-like." There was some awesome kite-flying weather with the sunshine and the wind (a little too much wind on some days!) and it was easy to ditch the heavy jackets in favor of short sleeves and shorts.
Living with Children
Dave H. Stein
Our failure in chief gave us his annual blurred vision of America again Tuesday night.
We all know what happens when the fox guards the chicken coop - or do we?
Today is Sunday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2013. There are 317 days left in the year.
Reading aloud went to the dogs Saturday at the Newhall Library.
Officials from the California Highway Patrol shut down one lane of traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Saturday to retrieve a vehicle that went off the freeway Friday night, an officer said.