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.
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.
Robert Burton wants to ban motorcycles from public streets because of the many accidents and even fatalities involving motorcycles, and because he saw a rider riding on the back wheel only, and because motorcycle riders cost our state many dollars in hospital bills.
On a recent bus trip to a remote area of Mexico, we were asked to buy basic school supplies for a remote village school.
The blue/red strobe lights flashed against the sides of the seemingly quiet single family home in upscale Valencia.
While codes aren't going to change for Santa Clarita business owners making tenant improvements at their place of business, the process doesn't have to be fraught with headaches, according to officials with the city's Building & Safety division.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 24 points while picking up his 16th technical, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Denver Nuggets 117-105 on Tuesday night for their franchise-record 57th victory of the season.
As far as Tuesdays go, The Masters's College baseball team had a pretty good one.
No one knows exactly which eight teams will make their way to Oklahoma City for the 2014 NCAA Women's College World Series.
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:
The following crimes were reported in the Saugus area over the past week:
There is a trend I have noticed among people who seek help in marriage and couples' counseling. Both partners usually have the best of intentions. Both usually want to save the relationship and make it better. But often people end up in marriage counseling because they are engaging in five selfish behaviors which prevent good communication and understanding for each other to take place.
Since 1937, the Tax Foundation has provided analysis and policy about federal, state and local taxes. A not-for-profit think tank based in Washington, D.C., the Tax Foundation promotes increased awareness of tax policies and the tax burdens on U.S. taxpayers.
As I unpacked my kids from the car for a fun afternoon at the park, I bathed them in sunblock and let them go. They ran, giggled and played in the afternoon sun as I chased them. My experience was the same as millions of mothers across the world. My kids called to me, showed me their tricks, and became very dirty very fast. I found myself looking around at the other mothers, their beautifully dressed and clean children then back to my messy, giggling brood. I became distracted from the great fun we were having. I had lost focus ...
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are hoping the public will help them identify an ATM thief with the release Tuesday of ATM photos taken of the suspect, a sheriff's spokesman said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's largest utilities is poised to cut hundreds of jobs.