Graduation season has officially started in the Santa Clarita Valley, and more than 3,500 high school students will receive their diplomas this month.
The Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station and the city of Santa Clarita team up again for another Safe & Secure Community Collection event on Saturday, May 21.
The ladies of the Santa Clarita Blue Heat FC are excitedly waiting to play their first game of the 2011 W-League season.
Beginning Thursday, May 19, the city of Santa Clarita will begin a temporary and intermittent lane closure of the number two (outside lane), and the shoulder on the westbound side of Lyons Avenue between Main Street and Railroad Avenue.
Everything we do in life begins with an idea; a seed that blossoms into what we believe it can be. Cassie May Bensko, an 8-year-old from Valencia, planted a little seed that sprouted into a major success.
Economists tell us the Great Recession officially ended in the middle of 2009. That may be the case, but, if so, the recovery has been slow in starting. As we move into 2011, however, there are signs of a growing recovery and there is finally some optimism.
Canyon High School's dance team won two national open dance titles at the recent United Spirit Association National Competition held at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Eighteen students in the William S. Hart Union High School District's Regional Occupational Program came away from the annual ROP awards ceremony held in April with medals attesting to their excellent academic achievement and positive attitudes in the career-oriented ROP classes in which they are enrolled.
A friend emailed me a PowerPoint clip called "Philosophy for Old Age." It's one of those touchy-feely things about life and living that you're supposed to pass on to other friends, brightening his day. Normally, I'm pessimistic about email-chain things, but this was a fun, astute observation on growing older.
Mitchell Community School's teachers and staff recently rallied together to raise $190 in only 10 minutes to help Autism Services, a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting children and adults with autism, traumatic brain injury and other developmental disabilities. The activity was part of a weeklong team-building program that culminated with a staff meeting provided by Smart Team Building at no charge.
A new sign has gone up at the site of the shuttered Bella Cucina Restaurant on The Old Road, west of Interstate 5. It reads: "Capitol City TOPLESS."
A string of pearls. The irresistible matching bag. The gotta-have-'em high heels. So many times the accessory makes the outfit. So goes the way of California black ripe olives.
State of the County luncheon
More things that drive me crazy:
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.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email.
SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Some firefighters battling a Northern California wildfire that prompted evacuation orders for more than 400 homes before it was brought under control were dispatched to other fires, while evacuation orders for about half of the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park were lifted.
CHICAGO (AP) - The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
POMONA, Calif. (AP) - Pomona police have arrested a man suspected of stealing $10,000 worth of copper wire from a school.