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The director of "Coraline" has suggested it is for brave children of any age. That's putting it mildly. This is nightmare fodder for children, however brave, under a certain age. I know kids are exposed to all sorts of horror films via video, but "Coraline" is disturbing not for gory images but for the story it tells. That's rare in itself: Lots of movies are good at severing limbs, but few at telling tales that can grab us down inside where it's dark and scary.
If there's a huge error behind "The Pink Panther 2" - other than the mistake of producing the sequel in the first place - it's pairing Steve Martin with John Cleese, then failing to capitalize on their potentially explosive verbal exchanges.
"He's Just Not That Into You" isn't exactly a romantic comedy - at least, not in the most traditional sense. Yes, the characters work themselves into the same sorts of tizzies over falling in and out of love - or finding love in the first place - but mixed in with the fizziness is an unexpected seriousness, an attempt at injecting realism and even failure.
Eight Golden Valley High School and Academy of the Canyons students recently completed a rigorous 17- week training program, each logging more than 200 miles in preparation for the 26.2 mile Surf City Marathon on Feb. 1.
Rancho Pico Junior High School and Academy of the Canyons, the Hart District's middle college high school, have received word they are nominated for recognition as California Distinguished Schools for the 2009-10 school year.
College of the Canyons is in full compliance with legal requirements that mandate public oversight of the disbursement of bond revenues for both Measure C and Measure M, the oversight committees for the respective bond measures have determined.
The two citizens' oversight committees made their unanimous determinations after reviewing the results of independent audits covering the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008. All of the findings from those audits were favorable to the college and its handling of bond measure funds.
The College of the Canyons Foundation will host the 2009 SCV Wine Classic, the popular and long-running wine-tasting event benefitting the SCV Student Orchestra. The 20th annual event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the California Institute of the Arts.
The 2009 Amgen Tour of California cycle race rolls into the Santa Clarita Valley for the third consecutive year Saturday, Feb. 21, for the start of Stage 7, from Santa Clarita to Pasadena.
The Repertory East Playhouse is proud to open its 2009 Season with A Streetcar Named Desire, written by Tennessee Williams and sponsored by Jill Jackson and Dessert Alert.
The Automobile Club of Southern California's Santa Clarita district office is reminding members that they can visit the office at 23770 Valencia Boulevard to conduct most DMV vehicle registration transactions as one of the member benefits which also include travel guides, tour books, maps and trip planning.
"The Auto Club has been offering vehicle registrations since 1911 as a convenience for its members, and our offices now also assist members with boat and trailer registrations, vehicle title transfers, personalized license plates, out-of-state vehicle transfers, disabled placards, and many other services," said Larry Shaw, the Auto Club's Santa Clarita ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Labor reported this morning that the U.S. economy shed 598,000 jobs in the month of January, the largest single-month total since 1974, bringing the unemployment rate to 7.6 percent.
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Bank of Santa Clarita, the only commercial bank headquartered in the Santa Clarita Valley, reported significantly improved earnings in 2008 over 2007 on Wednesday.
BERKELEY, Calif. - Even when highly populated cities make an effort to cut back on greenhouse-gasses, the continued use of energy in suburbs may cancel out any benefit to the environment, according to a new study.
In a scene from the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, the main character states, "I love you Binky, but I don't have to like you right now." Sometimes this is how we feel about our children, of course we love them, but in certain moments, we do not like them.
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.