WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Capitol Hill this week, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (CA-25), senior member of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, was awarded the "Charter School Champion Award" during the National Charter Schools Week Reception. McKeon released the following statement in recognition of the award and National Charter Schools Week (May 1 - May 7):
Vino 100 Valencia will host a Meet the Winemaker event 6-9 p.m. Friday.
It's incredible how many otherwise good and decent people shamelessly partake in the politics of envy and coercion - the two things that, together, comprise the Democratic Party's only shtick.
Audition will be held in June for the College of the Canyons Theatre Department's musical production of Lois Lowry's "The Giver," which will be staged this summer.
The Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Spotlight Awards presented by the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation.
A Castaic man was cited $500 for animal cruelty after deputies found a cat inside his home malnourished and barely breathing, authorities said Wednesday.
In 2005, the Santa Clara River was named one of the nation's 10 most endangered rivers by the national environmental organization American Rivers.
On April 28 at about 5:50 a.m., I was riding my bike along Bouquet Canyon Road on the sidewalk by Wendy's on my way to the Metrolink station to catch the train to work.
SCV Dodger Day organizers have named the four locals who will throw out the first pitch at the 34th annual Santa Clarita Valley Dodger Day festivities at Dodger Stadium Saturday night, May 14.
Over 2,000 top executives and business people from around Southern California will learn how to help their businesses succeed at the fourth annual KFI AM 640 "Mind Your Own Business" event on Saturday, May 14, 2011. The event happens at the University Center at College of the Canyons from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The city of Santa Clarita invites local middle school and high school students to participate in the second Annual Santa Clarita Transit Go Green Art Contest.
Everyone is welcome to attend a number of exciting events hosted in Old Town Newhall this month, offering a wide variety of opportunities to stay local. During the month of May, festivities include the weekly Farmers Market, Taste of Cinco de Mayo, Santa Clarita's very own Cupcake Wars, interactive music performances, and fantastic entertainment at the local theaters.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - At a news conference with Sheriff Leroy Baca, local and federal law enforcement officials at the County Emergency Operations Center, Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich issued the following statement regarding the death of Osama Bin Laden and the County's terrorism prevention effort:
San Francisco and Los Angeles -- Parents now have a powerful tool that uses Internet and Web 2.0 technologies to show just how much money will be cut from their public schools if an all-cuts budget goes forward.
The City of Santa Clarita along with the Community Garden Council, are proud to announce the grand opening dedication celebration for Santa Clarita's first community garden project slated for Monday, May 9, 2011 at 5 p.m.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.
PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of homes, while a new blaze prompted evacuation of a community in Yosemite National Park.