Recently, you may have read about the number of job opportunities locally available in Santa Clarita's advanced-manufacturing industry.
If there's anything that we do not like to think or talk about, it's old age and dying - the latter being an anathema surrounded by a few jokes.
On Thursday and Friday, the Tea Gardens will be donating 15 percent of purchases to the SCV Emergency Winter Shelter. No flyer is needed. The Tea Gardens is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and located at 26111 Bouquet Canyon Road in Santa Clarita.
Significant proposed rate increases for all Santa Clarita area water customers, to build new water filtration plants to deal with the chloride levels local water, are the subject of the Valley Industrial Association's monthly luncheon on March 15. The event is open to both members and non-members.
Rioux Park walking group
The Santa Clarita Skyhawks developmental football team kicks off its 2011 season on Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m. when the Skyhawks host the San Diego Thunder at Canyon High School.
Nationwide, car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers.
After School Rock, an afterschool music program at Hubbadaddy's Studios, is accepting students for its next 2011 session.
Santa Clarita Transit kicks off the launch of a new volunteer Senior Transit Ambassador Program at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center on Wednesday, March 9. Join city staff and senior citizens from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to learn about local transit and how to volunteer to encourage other senior community members to get on board and explore.
The California Highway Patrol has launched a 10-month enhanced enforcement effort to reduce the number of fatal and injury collisions involving drugs and alcohol on Highway 14.
Officials from the Postal Inspectors and Postal Services Consumer Affairs will hold an information session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the main Valencia post office as part of National Consumer Protection Week.
The city of Santa Clarita is inviting local residents to sign up for a one-day tour to the J. Paul Getty Villa Museum in Malibu on March 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saugus High School will host an orientation and open house for incoming ninth-graders at 5:30 p.m. March 17.
Los Angeles County is launching a Home Energy Makeover Contest enabling six county homeowners to win home energy upgrades.
Eleven-year-old Christine Lea-Perkins has long, curly hair, which she loves.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
ANAHEIM (AP) - After a weekend filled with mostly miserable swings, David Freese surprised his teammates, the Angel Stadium fireworks crew and even himself when he hit a tiebreaking homer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.
PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.
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.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.