One enters a movie like "Our Family Wedding" bracing for cheesiness.
"Green Zone" looks at an American war in a way almost no Hollywood movie ever has: We're not the heroes, but the dupes. Its message is that Iraq's fabled "weapons of mass destruction" did not exist, and that neocons within the administration fabricated them, lied about them, and were ready to kill to cover up their deception.
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is accepting scholarship applications from local women majoring in business-related studies for the Jane M. Klausman Scholarship for Women in Business.
Los Angeles Universal Preschool is accepting nominations to recognize five outstanding educators who teach preschool in Los Angeles County.
The College of the Canyons Institute for Culinary Education (I-CuE) will host the fundraiser "Beer vs. Wine: A Culinary Contention" from 2 to 5 p.m. on March 28, at the College of the Canyons I-CuE, located at 23400 Town Center Drive at the Westfield Valencia Town Center.
For the fourth time in as many years, College of the Canyons has been honored for providing access to service-learning educational opportunities with inclusion on the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. Administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, inclusion on the annual Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission is looking to hand out $50,000 in grant money to some deserving artists.
The Repertory East Playhouse continues its 2010 season with "On Golden Pond" by Ernest Thompson. "This is wonderful and touching story that truly transcends all generations. I am very excited to finally have a love story on our stage," said Artistic Director Ovington Michael Owston.
Mr. Bussell's letter ("The end of America?" March 10) blaming essentially the Democratic Party and the unions for California and the nation's economic woes trending toward bankruptcy is nothing more then a disguised Republican talking point to distract from the issues.
I love my country, but we have some major problems that need to be fixed.
Once upon a time, the key to a safe deposit box was all loved ones needed to unlock the secrets of a life recently ended. Today many aspects of our lives, both financial and personal, are lived in places accessible only by a password.
It has often been said that for any significant political undertaking of any stripe, you must have the support of the American people to get it accomplished.
I am not surprised our local politicians (with the exception of City Councilman Bob Kellar) claim they can't do anything about illegal immigration because, as they often say, "it's a federal problem."
Guess what? It is time to start thinking about tax time again. Yes, along with springtime thaws comes that less welcomed season: tax season.
Mean Girls: Helping Daughters Survive
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.
A signature-gatherer outside a local Walmart, arrested for battery after allegedly punching someone in the hand last weekend, has been identified as a woman from Illinois, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.
In her letter Sunday in The Signal ("Pay inequality is not a myth of the liberal left") attempting to rebut Steve Lunetta's earlier column about pay inequality for women, Robin Clough ends by writing:
Yes, I believe in angels, since I met one accidentally on Sierra Highway recently when my car hit a rock in the road.
It's true that we received pretty bad news last month from the latest report of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
The Easter season for many of our Christian brothers and sisters is a time of year that prompts us to reflect on the concept of redemption.
DALLAS (AP) - Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the first major league matchup featuring twentysomething stars Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, it was a guy born two decades earlier, Raul Ibanez, who came through with the biggest hit.
A father and son were recovering Monday after being stabbed outside a bar last weekend, while one suspect was being held in connection with the stabbing, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detective said.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken up the cause of "humane immigration reform," calling it "one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time" in a Fox News interview.