Last week, I was in Palm Desert, enjoying a much-needed vacation day when I noticed a missed call on my cellphone.
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Caltrans held a memorial Thursday for workers killed on the job. During the department's 21st annual Workers Memorial, 175 workers were honored Thursday in Sacramento.
Think of it as the political version of leaning on your car horn to make the guy in front of you move a little faster.
City of Santa Clarita spokeswoman Gail Ortiz received the California Public Information Official Association's Paul B. Clark Award for outstanding public service at the organization's recent yearly conference in Sacramento.
Local students are invited to submit an essay about a good deed they have done as part of a contest organized by Newhall dentist Dr. Sarkis Aznavour.
Santa Clarita entrepreneur Henry Rodriguez has re-opened a State Farm insurance agency in Santa Clarita. The office will take care of many of the clients who worked with retiring agent Ron Thompson.
Tuesday, May 3
Tuesday, May 3
The Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter and J.R.'s Comedy Club will host "Humor Helps," a comedy night fundraiser and raffle, on Sunday, May 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Blessed Kateri Catholic Church's Slattery Hall in Saugus.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- The MTA Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve studying the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line Infrastructure Improvement Strategic Plan introduced by Los Angeles County Mayor and MTA 2nd Vice Chairman Michael D. Antonovich.
Communications professional Gail Ortiz received the Paul B. Clark award from the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) at its recent annual conference in Sacramento.
The Rancho Camulos Museum is the site of a luncheon set for Monday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., as all artists are invited to spend the day at the museum to capture their impressions of the rancho on canvas, paper and film.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- During the month of March, D.I.S.A.R.M. officers confiscated 27 guns and six rifles, more than $525,000 in illegal drugs and drug money, and arrested 166 probationers during 1259 unannounced searches of residences, persons, vehicles, and businesses, according to Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich.
Want to keep your kids occupied for hours? Tell them to photograph Santa Claus riding a dinosaur.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Efren Navarro hit his first major league homer off Justin Verlander, and Matt Shoemaker combined with two relievers on a four-hitter as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Saturday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
It's no secret the Pac-12 conference will be highlighted by quarterback play this season.
Football fans across the Santa Clarita Valley should have a little bit of familiarity with five names spread around the Pac-12 conference this season.
A 45-year-old Los Angeles Police Department officer died at a hospital Saturday - two days after suffering what authorities said was a brain aneurysm while driving off-duty in her hometown of Valencia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire spreading in Northern California has forced hundreds of people to flee and destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Saturday.
A pair of checkpoints set up Friday night to check for drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs resulted in 16 arrests in Santa Clarita, according to officials.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.