Though "summer" won't officially begin until June 21, the summer movie season has been underway for a few weeks now. You may have already gone to see the latest installation of "Pirates" or "Hangover" or "Kung Fu Panda," and more summer movies open today. AP Movie Writer David Germain has compiled an informative list of his most-anticipated summer movies to come, including action, comedy and those he considers "grown up" films. In light of our limitations on space, we provide you with an abbreviated version of his text here.
When we last checked in on Viking leader Erik the Beardable (you remember, he could grow a beard but chose not to), he was dealing with problem employees who were also whistleblowers.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's and Fire departments are offering a free refresher course Saturday in Lancaster for local residents with Community Emergency Response Training.
Klassen Corp., a privately owned architectural and construction firm, recently opened a satellite office in Santa Clarita.
A bill that would allow community colleges to offer more classes by directly charging students, cleared the Assembly on Thursday.
Members of the county's Supervisorial District Boundary Review Committee are extending the public's deadline for submitting comments on redistricting plans to 5 p.m. June 10.
The St. Petersburg Times went live with Neasi-Weber International credit-card services. Neasi-Weber's DISCUS system is used by publishers to manage circulation by offering electronic-only and hybrid subscriptions.
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There are a few items on just about anyone's list of things that define Southern California: the weather, the beach and, of course, Hollywood.
Carole Lutnesss' May 29 letter, "We're living through end times," takes the meaning of hysteria to a whole new level.
I can appreciate the efforts of the city fathers and mothers last week in their attempts to give recognition to the members of the armed forces.
Is it me, or is the new parking facility at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital one of the most hideous structures you have ever seen?
Our lawmakers and regulators want us all to use compact fluorescent light, or CFLs, attempting to convince us by cherry-picking the facts, using much supposition, and without really understanding how consumers use lighting.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say a pedestrian was critically injured when a stolen minivan fled from police, ran a red light and crashed into a taxi cab.
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy who got separated from his group while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California has been found.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An arraignment has been postponed for four teens charged with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student from China.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A broken water main near the UCLA campus spewed water some 30 feet in the air Tuesday, stranding cars and people in underground parking structures and covering parts of campus in ankle-deep water, including the athletic field and the outside of Pauley Pavilion, the school's famed basketball arena.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Parents want their children to grow up happy, healthy and perfect. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, unless it means putting unfair expectations on children or not holding them accountable for their actions. And while all parents try their best to make sure their children have good childhoods, aren't overindulged and have appropriate amounts of discipline and rewards no one is perfect. Parents will make mistakes (I know, I have) and they'll learn how to be better as time goes by. (Ever notice how differently parents tend to raise youngest children as opposed to oldest children ...
Last week, the following Part 1 crime occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.
County supervisors agreed Tuesday to set aside money that will go toward buying property to be used as a wildlife corridor in Agua Dulce.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are taking it easy with Tony Romo's back.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown turned his focus to education and energy Tuesday on the second day of a trip to Mexico, but talk about immigration reform remained high on his agenda.
NEW YORK (AP) - The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.
Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 percent to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported very strong second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email.