SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The huge Sierra Nevada wildfire and its smoke plume have caused some fearful tourists to opt out of plans for the last big travel weekend of the summer, but most appear intent to go through with vacations to destinations such as Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe.
PARIS (AP) - The United States found itself Friday with France as its only major partner in a potential strike against Syria, after a stunning rejection of military force in Parliament forced Britain, America's staunchest ally, to pull out of any operation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite 75 years of federal marijuana prohibition, the Justice Department said Thursday that states can let people use the drug, license people to grow it and even allow adults to stroll into stores and buy it - as long as the weed is kept away from kids, the black market and federal property.
It's about time California made public safety a priority. Gov. Jerry Brown created the early release crisis back in 2011 when he unveiled his plan to relieve prison overcrowding by shifting state prison inmates to local county jails.
Over the summer I've perused three or four books about bucket lists (those collections of tasks, large and small, that one dreams of completing before "kicking the bucket") and my reading dovetails nicely with the perceived state of the nation.
A few weeks ago I wrote about some of the bigger capital improvement projects included in the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget.
HONOLULU (AP) - Justin Davis ran for 74 yards and a touchdown and No. 24 USC's defense picked up for its shaky offense, masking mixed performances by battling quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Wittek in a 30-13 win over Hawaii on Thursday night.
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SANTA CLARITA - As fast food workers in Los Angeles and dozens of cities across the U.S. walked off the job Thursday in support of "living wages," a bill is making its way through the California Legislature to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2018.
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The longtime site of the Los Angeles Dodgers' spring training home will change its name from Vero Beach Sports Village to Historic Dodgertown - Vero Beach, Florida.
SANTA CLARITA - Homicide detectives called to a Newhall home Wednesday afternoon for a report of a body have determined the case was a suicide, a Sheriff's Department official said Thursday.
SANTA CLARITA - Residents have until midnight Friday to adopt a duck for the Rubber Ducky Regatta and to be eligible to win four Disneyland Parkhopper passes plus a $500 cash gift card in Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers' Early Duck drawing.
A woman was killed on the eastbound 210 freeway early Thursday, prompting a homicide investigation that shut down lanes for nine hours, snarling morning commuter traffic from the Santa Clarita Valley.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays are heading out on a long road trip in a little slump.
NEW YORK (AP) - Valerie Harper's doctor says the actress' brain cancer is getting close to remission.
SALT LAKE CITY - Women across the nation are fighting against employers that they claim are not providing appropriate breastfeeding facilities for working mothers.
What with Sunday's Golden Globes and the Academy Award nominations that were announced on Thursday, along with the opening of the Sundance Film Festival, it's hard not to have movies on your mind this week.
Disney's latest hit "Frozen" will now not only be seen on the screen. Disney's CEO Robert Iger announced that the hit movie will become a Broadway play as well.
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.