Anyone can run out and rent a romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts for Valentine's Day. Anyone can stream the latest innocuous offering from Drew Barrymore - or Jennifer Aniston, or Kate Hudson.
Caption of the Week: "You put your right leg in, you put your right leg out, you put your right leg in and you shake it all about..."
It's February and love is in the air. It's almost here, the one day each year (Valentine's Day) we all seem to be willing to tell others we love them.
Amy Chua, Yale professor and mother of two, has caused quite a stir recently with her much discussed book excerpt in the Wall Street Journal. In the excerpt, she praises ultra-strict "Chinese mothers" who often resort to harsh discipline and deprivation of so-called "fun" activities to try to raise the perfect child - one who will have perfect test scores and will perform at Carnegie Hall.
Monster.com officials say they see sustained, measured growth in the job market in 28 metropolitan markets nationwide.
You know how your mother always told you things like, "Be careful with that; you could put someone's eye out." Or one of my favorites, "If everyone else was jumping off a bridge, would you do that, too?"
This week's photography features firefighting, fairs and filmmakers.
Tuesday, Feb. 15
Regarding the naming of a bridge for our fallen heroes: A tower or a statue here in Santa Clarita will do more than pay tribute to those who continue to suffer hardship from their sacrifice at war.
As a former member and president of the William S. Hart Union School District Board of Trustees, I am shocked at board member Joe Messina's behavior, and dismayed that fellow board member Steve Sturgeon went along with the denial of Gloria Mercado-Fortine's normal rotational turn of the presidency - based on Messina's unproven allegations. What happened?
To some degree, it seems in politics that we end up with what appears to be "dynasties," family members of previously elected individuals following in their footsteps.
Members of the Penn State Alumni Association are holding the first West Coast fundraiser for the 2011 Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Hollywood Hills.
Citizens of Santa Clarita have a new reason to be proud.
A motorcyclist was hospitalized Thursday following a morning collision on the Golden State Freeway.
It is unlikely criminal charges will be filed against driver of a van that struck and killed a security guard working on the set of "NCIS" on Wednesday, detectives said Thursday.
BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) - Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said.
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.
ATLANTA (AP) - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
GRANADA HILLS - The Dan Kelley era at Golden Valley High School didn't get off to a good start; it got off to a great start, as the new-look Grizzlies began his coaching tenure with a 45-17 victory over Granada Hills Charter High School at John Elway Stadium on Friday night.
The Saugus football team proved it can put up points in a hurry during its season opener against Simi Valley.
CHINO HILLS - Hart fans certainly expected to see quarterback Brady White break school records this season.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.
An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.