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This week's spotlight on the SCV features tae kwon do, cherries and a plane.
FYE Cougar Day
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Purple and gold confetti raining down upon him, Kobe Bryant hopped up on the scorer's table, shook his fists and extended five fingers.
Juan Pedro Navarro, 22, of Newhall, was booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station on felony charges of possession of a loaded and concealed firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a loaded firearm by an active street gang member, and possession of live ammunition by a felon.
Before you start your daily commute, you can now use your mobile device to look up what traffic collisions or roadway hazards to avoid.
Under federal law, a properly filed copyright registration with the Copyright Office is a prerequisite for filing a lawsuit against an alleged copyright infringer. However, for years there has been a dispute among judges within the Central District of California, regarding when a party can bring a copyright infringement action: Whether it was after filing the document with the Copyright Office, or after the Copyright Office issues a certificate of registration, which can take up to a year from filing.
Vincenzo's Pizza in Newhall is donating 20 percent of today's sales to a memorial fund set up for a Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's Deputy Cameron Glover.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A South African man who wanted to watch a World Cup football match instead of a religious program was beaten to death by his family in the northeastern part of the country, police said Thursday.
Over the 23 years of SCOPE's existence, we have made a few agreements with what is now Newhall Land Development - one on the North Park Specific Plan, and another after the approval of the Newhall Ranch specific plan.
So the Republicans want to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency.
Lynne Plambeck's column ("Tough love for efficiency standards," May 6) chided the City Council for refusing a request to make LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification mandatory on construction projects in the Santa Clarita Valley.
It was the perfect evening to raise money to benefit the thousands of Santa Clarita Valley youth who are served by the Boys & Girls Club of the SCV. The pleasant weather brought out more than 1,000 attendees Saturday evening to the Mann BioMedical Park in Valencia. Most dressed in black biker regalia to fit in with the "Born to Be Wild" auction theme.
We will never really know who the best singles player in the Foothill League was this year.
A new pastor has been appointed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Newhall, replacing Pastor Richard Martini, who was transferred to Carpinteria in November, a church staffer said.
SACRAMENTO - State Controller John Chiang today released his monthly report covering California's cash balance, receipts and disbursements in February 2014. Revenues for the month totaled $5.6 billion, surpassing estimates in the 2014-15 Governor's Budget by $968.9 million, or 20.9 percent.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of fruitless search for the plane that disappeared en route to Beijing with 239 people on board.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming.
OKUMA, Japan (AP) - The radioactive water that has accumulated at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant remains the biggest problem hampering the cleanup process three years after the disaster.
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - A very strong earthquake that struck offshore rattled the Northern California coast and was widely felt across the region, but authorities said early Monday that there were no reports of any injuries or damage.
NEW YORK (AP) - The trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and al-Qaida spokesman after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is resuming Monday with the airing of testimony from a London resident who says he participated in a 2001 shoe-bomb plot.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The judge in the case against an Army general believed to be the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be tried on sex assault charges is considering new evidence that a top lawyer at the Pentagon may have unlawfully interfered in a decision on whether to accept a plea agreement that was ultimately rejected.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius vomited in the dock and retched repeatedly and loudly at his murder trial Monday as he heard graphic details of the injuries sustained by the girlfriend he shot, including a head wound that was probably instantly fatal according to the pathologist who performed her autopsy.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence officials are planning a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that would tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of many of the 5 million federal employees with secret clearances, current and former officials told The Associated Press.
KELLER, Texas (AP) - The brothers of a North Texas man who was aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing over the South China Sea said Sunday their family is leaning on faith and holding out hope for good news about the man they last saw about a week ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Law and order may soon be coming to the Wild West of weed.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist as the Los Angeles Kings won their seventh straight with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, helping the Los Angeles Lakers overcome a triple-double by Thunder star Kevin Durant to win 114-110 on Sunday.