December 14, 2010
Kirk and Jo Ann Smith, longtime residents of Santa Clarita, are proud to announce the engagement of their son Kirk Smith II to Amanda Sidwell, of El Segundo.
Lashondra R. Jones
The 43rd annual Xi Nu Zeta Lasagne Dinner will be held Saturday, Feb. 26 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Newhall.
She's catered for celebrities and was a private chef at the Playboy Mansion.
I want to share my thoughts about replacing the notorious N-word in "Huckleberry Finn." But not just yet.
Let's not just change Mark Twain's words. Let's be sure all the offensive words are removed from all the books on all the bookshelves.
As a citizen of Santa Clarita, it's time for City Councilwoman Laurene Weste to resign, or the other council members need to vote her off the board.
There's a new day dawning at the Circle of Hope, a Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit that helps those diagnosed with breast cancer.
Nominations for the 14th annual Newsmakers of the Year awards have been announced. The award nominations were voted on by a committee of community leaders and the board of the Santa Clarita Valley Press Club.
The debate rages on over whether high schools across the United States should clean up the N-word from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" or ban the book altogether from the literary canon.
Suppose you and your family take a vacation to our state Capitol. You pay for plane tickets up to Sacramento. You pay for a rental car for the week. You pay for a hotel. Every day, you pay for food and entertainment for your family. You pay for all this, including the local sales tax imposed by the city.
In the wake of Arizona's recent tragedies and the ensuing debate over the literal interpretation of political rhetoric, the question begging to be asked is: How does the general public recognize figurative language and interpret meaning beyond the confines of literal interpretation?
If satire needs to be explained to you, you do not deserve its riches.
As thousands watched the Fourth of July fireworks show above Westfield Valencia Town Center, an Infiniti sedan crashed into an SUV, and was launched into a crowd of spectators gathered at Valencia Boulevard and Mall Entrance in Valencia.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - A gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish community center on Sunday, killing a doctor and his teenage grandson before heading to a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away and killing someone else, authorities said.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station
The following criminal incidents reported during the past week included: vehicle burglaries, theft from unlocked vehicles, grand theft and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.
Stevenson Ranch: Zone 3 Update - Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station
A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.
Canyon Country West: Zone 7 Update - Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine is deploying troops in a "large-scale anti-terrorist operation" to resist attacks by armed pro-Russian forces, Ukraine's President Oleksandr Turchynov said on Sunday in a televised address.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Prosecutor Gerrie Nel fired another tough question at murder suspect Oscar Pistorius.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by hopping off his popemobile to pose for "selfies" with young people and also sipping tea passed to him from the crowd.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years.
RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - Federal investigators could not corroborate on Saturday a driver's claim that a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened across a freeway median, sideswiped her car and slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in a fiery wreck.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right.