If you've seen "The Karate Kid" (1984), the memories will come back during this 2010 remake of the original. That's a compliment. The original story was durable enough to inspire three sequels, and now we have an entertaining version filmed mostly on location in China, with 56-year-old Jackie Chan in the role of Mr. Miyagi.
As the summer heat begins to sizzle, it's time to dust off the patio furniture, fire up the grill and prepare for candlelit patio dinners with family and friends on balmy nights. Our grill goes into overtime during the summer as it becomes our cooking method of choice for chicken, fish kabobs, steak, baby-back ribs, vegetables, hamburgers, hot dogs and just about everything else that can handle the sizzle.
This week's spotlight on the SCV features a memorial, music and elections.
It was a moment you could say Taylor Lilley had worked most of her life to achieve, and it occurred at a spot where she is perhaps the most comfortable.
Remember the summer days when you held a camping adventure under the stars in your own backyard, played board games with your parents or enjoyed an ice cream bar on a hot night? Do you remember learning to ride a bike through the neighborhood, waving to everyone sitting out on the front porch or working on their landscaping?
You've made it to the interview segment. Statistics show that as much as 86 percent of an interview is the nonverbal messages sent to the interviewer by the interviewee. The slogan '7-11' weighs a lot here: in seven seconds, people will have made 11 judgments about you. It's critical to telegraph your positive attributes, in a short time period, to make the best impression.
DEAR SMARTIES: My wife's birthday is coming up. I recently lost my job, so I only have a few dollars to spend on a gift. She has been so supportive of me in this difficult time, and I want to give her something special.
Shielded from dying the death of a thousand qualifications, I can safely boast that Republicans of all stripes have derived much - if not all - of our worldview or ideology from President Ronald Reagan.
I was dumbstruck by Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon's reply to a reporter's question about the illegal-immigration law in Arizona at his made-for-TV-speaking-out gathering a few days back.
I find it curious that City Councilman Frank Ferry waited until after the elections to do some name-calling to people who oppose him and his cohorts in the development of Santa Clarita.
Where were Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman and the tea party when the Bush administration put us in the current situation with its outrageous spending?
HOUSTON (AP) - Researchers studying the flow of oil from the blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico said Thursday that up to twice the amount of oil previously thought may have been spewing into the sea since an oil rig exploded nearly two months ago.
David Galvan, a former Santa Clarita City Council candidate, was arrested Thursday morning after detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station served a search and arrest warrant in the 25900 block of Moreno Drive, Valencia.
While the goal of a patent search is to find the patents that are most similar to the invention, different searchers might consider different patents as the most pertinent ones for any particular invention.
Hart girls swim has put decades-long locks on the Foothill League and has dominated its rivalry with Valencia.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The title character of "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar.
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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.
BOSTON (AP) - Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly bombing.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Even after every momentum swing, dramatic hit and terrible relief performance in an 11-inning game, the Oakland Athletics still were unshakably confident somebody would pull them through.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hector Sanchez had his wife and young daughter waiting in the parking lot. He had to do something to end the game.
BEIJING (AP) - Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) - At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.
BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Two parolees raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.