Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close multiple lanes of the Golden State Freeway (I-5) in north Los Angeles County as part of a $100.1 million pavement improvement project between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP said Thursday that it will pay $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S. government over the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and plead guilty to criminal charges related to the deaths of 11 workers and lying to Congress.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Country music star Shania Twain arrived on horseback Wednesday for a two-year headline gig at Caesars Palace, parading up the Las Vegas Strip with a herd of 40 horses.
NEW YORK (AP) - Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found.
NEW YORK (AP) - The National Book Awards on Wednesday honored both longtime writers and new authors, from Louise Erdrich for "The Round House" to Katherine Boo for her debut work, "Beyond the Beautiful Forevers."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. homes are entering the foreclosure process at a slower pace than a year ago, and fewer properties are being repossessed by lenders, new data show.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - FBI Special Agent Frederick Humphries II played a key role in stopping a terrorist attack aimed at blowing up Los Angeles International Airport just as the year 2000 dawned. He fatally shot a man who threatened him and other law enforcement officers with a knife during an altercation at Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base in 2010.
Modest good news for college students: An annual survey predicts employers will increase hiring of new 4-year college graduates about 5 percent in the coming year. Demand for graduates with associate's degrees is expected to increase more sharply - by about 30 percent compared to last year's survey- while MBA hiring appears headed for an unexpected decline.
Citizens of Acton and Agua Dulce will hold a town-hall meeting today at 6:30 p.m. to address complaints and concerns related to California's high-speed rail project.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mexican brother-sister duo Jesse & Joy and their pop hit "Corre!" ran away with four awards at the 13th Annual Latin Grammys, but Colombian rockero Juanes danced away with the award for best album for "MTV Unplugged" Thursday night.
Happy for him but sad to hear that Robert Lamoureux is retiring. We looked forward to reading his column every Saturday. His thoroughness and expertise were always appreciated and will be missed. He is a treasure.
I was doing some pondering after hearing of the latest scandal coming out of Washington: the disgraceful behavior of the head of the Central Intelligence Agency.
CARMEL, Calif. (AP) - A former California school teacher accuses school officials in a lawsuit of failing to accommodate her breastfeeding schedule.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - U.S. officials are demanding answers after learning soldiers who were trained, vetted and equipped by the U.S. government chased down and killed a 15-year-old boy in Honduras, a country plagued by crime where the U.S. is already withholding tens of millions of dollars in police and military aid due to concerns about human rights violations.
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.