The newly founded Santa Clarita Valley Single Mothers Group celebrated its first year with a holiday party held at a private clubhouse in December. The event attracted 50 single mothers and their children.
He was only 17 when his life was snuffed out in a small plane crash 2,500 miles from his family and friends. That in and of itself, is a tragic enough ending for a young life, but this was no ordinary kid.
Despite a harsh economy, Six Flags Magic Mountain and the Boy & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, made the holiday season much merrier for the children in Southern California. Nearly 15,000 toys were collected by Magic Mountain for children that may have otherwise gone without during the holidays.
The is hosting a Jazz Night, Wednesday at Vicenzo's Pizza.
David Gauny's letter to the editor, "Hospital chose its own fate" (Letters to the Editor, Jan. 31) is right on the mark.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has developed a mobile teaching program to educate high school freshman about the dangers and consequences of hate crimes, and it appears it's already had an impact.
When real estate agent Charlene Sarnecki recently went to a supposedly vacant home in Canyon Country, she found sleeping bags, beer cans on the fireplace and some lights on.
"My first impression of the Santa Clarita Valley was that it was one long, brown, dusty road," guest speaker Joann Lombardi told SCV Rotarians at their Feb. 4 meeting.
The following are random Valentine's Day reflections:
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A group of rain-soaked people stood shivering outside of the Newhall office of the Department of Motor Vehicles, which closed Friday due to a state furlough day.
Local legislators say the state's employee furlough days are unfortunate but necessary, while union members are troubled about lost wages and reduced services in such trying economic times.
After falling to West Ranch in the teams' first matchup of the season, Valencia made a few changes and turned the tables on the Wildcats.
It took just two changes for the Vikings to defeat West Ranch 43-37 at Valencia High on Friday night.
Over the last two decades, cell phones have gone from an expensive (and bulky!) luxury to an absolute necessity - the latter definition, of course, coming from your kids. But the way society is moving, it's becoming more and more difficult to deny that fact. Parents want their kids to have a way to call home in case of an emergency. Kids want to be able to be in contact with their friends.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.
ROME (AP) - Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.
XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) - His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.
In my last column ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust," June 30), I discussed the arrogance and lawlessness of the Obama administration and its bureaucrats, practiced on a scale unprecedented in American history.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dan Haren's promising spring has morphed into a troubling summer. At this point, even he isn't sure when it is going to stop.
HOLLYWOOD - After a season of twists and turns and off-the-field adversity, the USC Trojans are ready to move forward under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and returning starting quarterback junior Cody Kessler.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday - to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies.
NEW YORK (AP) - Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.