The Santa Clarita City Council hosted the grand opening of a new sand volleyball court at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex this afternoon. The court is the first-ever all-sand volleyball court in the city.
The award-winning William S. Hart High School Show Choir will present its second annual alumni concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Hart High School Auditorium in Newhall.
The Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency is participating in the 15th annual Kids Cooking Campaign, scheduled for February and March at the agency's Central Kitchen, 25210 Anza Drive. Rio Vista Elementary is scheduled for Feb. 19; Mint Canyon Elementary on March 3; Newhall Elementary on March 4; Northlake Hills Elementary on March 30 and Emblem Elementary on March 31.
Santa Clarita's Democratic Alliance for Action (DAA) will host a meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 ½ Lyons Ave. in Newhall. The meeting will feature a presentation from Harrison Katz, who is running for the Santa Clarita City Council. Robin Gilbert from the California Fair Elections Campaign will also discuss the financial influence of lobbyists in California. The organization will also accept nominations for the executive board elections.
The Valley Industrial Association (VIA) will host its monthly luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Jan. 19 at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road in Valencia.
The Relay for Life Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 13, at the Residence Inn.
The city of Santa Clarita's Blue Ribbon Task Force is accepting names to be placed in the city's Youth Grove located in Central Park.
It's 9:30 on a quiet Saturday morning on Town Center Drive. After you easily find a parking space, you walk toward the Edwards Valencia Stadium 12 cinema, along with others who've come to experience opera in its newest form. Now in its fourth "digital-satellite" season, the Metropolitan Opera transmits live performances from New York's Lincoln Center, in High Definition, surround-sound and English super-titles, simulcasting to more than 1,000 movie theatres and auditoriums in more than 40 countries worldwide.
Michael Cera is not a sissy. It's more like he's unusually ... diffident. Laid back to a point approaching the horizontal. Yet he yearns. He's so filled with desire it slops over. I speak not of the real Cera, unknown to me, but of the persona he has perfected in such movies as "Superbad," "Juno," "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" and "Paper Heart."
Amy Adams and Matthew Goode have the charm necessary to float a romantic comedy like "Leap Year," and this is a story that needs their buoyancy. A sort of conspiracy forms between the audience and the screen: We know what has to happen, and the movie knows what has to happen, and the point is to keep us amused. "Leap Year" did better than that: It made me care. It did that by not being too obvious about what it was obviously trying to do.
"We are five days from fundamentally transforming America" declared Presidential candidate Barack Obama on Oct. 30, 2008.
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Parents can help children to take extra precautions to stay well during the New Year. Extra hand-washing and plenty of rest can help stave off colds and coughs.
This past year was an exciting one for Santa Clarita Transit with the introduction of advanced technology, a new route and additional resources for riders.
A six-member L.A. congressional delegation tried to hit one out of the park this week in the long-simmering debate over TV access to Dodger games, but the effort ran afoul of the DirecTV team.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say a pedestrian was critically injured when a stolen minivan fled from police, ran a red light and crashed into a taxi cab.
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy who got separated from his group while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California has been found.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An arraignment has been postponed for four teens charged with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student from China.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A broken water main near the UCLA campus spewed water some 30 feet in the air Tuesday, stranding cars and people in underground parking structures and covering parts of campus in ankle-deep water, including the athletic field and the outside of Pauley Pavilion, the school's famed basketball arena.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Parents want their children to grow up happy, healthy and perfect. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, unless it means putting unfair expectations on children or not holding them accountable for their actions. And while all parents try their best to make sure their children have good childhoods, aren't overindulged and have appropriate amounts of discipline and rewards no one is perfect. Parents will make mistakes (I know, I have) and they'll learn how to be better as time goes by. (Ever notice how differently parents tend to raise youngest children as opposed to oldest children ...
Last week, the following Part 1 crime occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.
County supervisors agreed Tuesday to set aside money that will go toward buying property to be used as a wildlife corridor in Agua Dulce.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are taking it easy with Tony Romo's back.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown turned his focus to education and energy Tuesday on the second day of a trip to Mexico, but talk about immigration reform remained high on his agenda.
NEW YORK (AP) - The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.
Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 percent to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported very strong second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations.