LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich released figures from the Department of Public Social Services showing that in November 2010, $53 million in welfare benefits ($22 million CalWORKs + $31 million in Food Stamps) were issued to parents who reside in the United States illegally and collect benefits for their native-born children in Los Angeles County.
Princess Cruises is launching a Facebook contest inviting its fans to share their most essential travel experience for a chance to check another place off their travel bucket list. The contest winner, to be determined by popular vote, will receive their choice of eight remarkable cruise destinations -- Europe, Asia, Tahiti, Australia/New Zealand, the Holy Land, Panama Canal, Alaska or South America.
Flash back 17 years: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake centered in Northridge rocked Southern California and the Santa Clarita Valley. Where were you that morning?
In third grade, Richard Myers discovered he loved writing in rhyme.
My Uncle Earl often rants against public employee unions. And since many of these unions are teachers, this column often gets portrayed as anti-teacher.
Darren W. Parker, with microphone, speaks during a meet and greet party at the home of Patricia Skinner Sulpizio on Sunday. Parker, a Democratic activist, is running for the state Senate's 17th District seat. A special election will be held Feb. 15 to fill the seat that was vacated by George Runner, who left to take office as a member of the State Board of Equalization. Former Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, George Runner's wife, is Parker's Republican opponent.
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BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - The Facebook tale "The Social Network" won top honors Sunday at the Golden Globes with four prizes, including best drama and director, solidifying its prospects as an Academy Awards favorite.
Linda Magara of the Master's College in Santa Clarita was named the 2010 Santa Clarita Valley Club and Zonta International District 9 winner of the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business award.
A few photos from around the Santa Clarita Valley include Norman the cow, electronic waste and educators dressed as goats.
Gov. Jerry Brown was elected on the promise of draconian budget cuts, and last week, he presented a spending plan that delivered on that promise.
Editor's note: Second in two parts of a look at the past and future of Castaic Lake Water Agency.
"I just don't get it!" Being on the receiving end of many of my Uncle Earl's tirades, I am now familiar with the lead-in to one of his standard diatribes.
The state's emergency drought regulations (watering-day restrictions and more) happened before local water agencies could adequately inform customers of which regulations apply to them.
British Intelligence has identified the killer of American journalist James Foley. Known as "Jihad John," the man who appeared on the video with Foley appeared to have a British accent, and after looking at voice prints of possible sympathizers a match was made.
PHOENIX (AP) - Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Trout tied a career high with his 30th home run, Gordon Beckham homered for the first time with his new club, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.
A 45-year-old "walk-on" soccer coach at West Ranch High School was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, Hart district officials confirmed Wednesday.
On August 17, 2014, deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station responded to a residence located within the unincorporated area of Santa Clarita (Westridge / Valencia). The victim reported she was contacted by her credit card company regarding a suspicious transaction. Deputies began the investigation and contacted station detectives.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.
College of the Canyons graduate Jessie Warme has been named a recipient of the 2014 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship, joining a select group of just 10 community college students from across the nation to receive this prestigious award.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown say they have reached a deal that would offer $330 million a year in tax credits for Hollywood film productions over five years.
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.
After being hit by a car on Bouquet Canyon Road, the Saugus butterfly sculpture - the object of both criticism and admiration - is due to make a triumphant return in September, according to a Santa Clarita city official.