The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will launch an informative monthly luncheon series in 2010 as part of its continued commitment to add new programming for the benefit of its members.
The U.S. Postal Service salutes the Lunar New Year with a commemorative 12-stamp souvenir sheet issued today.
The William S. Hart Union High School District is accepting applications from citizens interested in filling vacancies on its Measure V Citizens Oversight Committee.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Pushed to the far edge of desperation, earthquake-ravaged Haitians dumped decaying bodies into mass graves and begged for water and food Friday amid fear that time is running out to avoid chaos and to rescue anyone still alive in the wreckage.
The U.S. military brought some relief, taking control of the airport, helping coordinate flights bringing in aid and evacuating foreigners and the injured. Medical teams, meanwhile, set up makeshift hospitals, workers started to clear the streets of corpses and water was being distributed in pockets of the city.
As you are probably well aware, the situation in Haiti is dire. Following Tuesday's earthquake, the worst to hit Haiti in more than 200 years, untold thousands are dead, and even more are injured and an entire city struggles without adequate food, water or shelter.
Washington, D.C. - House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today released the following statement regarding the powerful earthquake that struck Haiti Jan. 12:
WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty Friday to carrying a pistol without a license in the District of Columbia, a felony conviction that could jeopardize his future in the NBA.
Arenas pleaded guilty to a single count of violating the city's strict gun laws as part of a plea bargain in D.C. Superior Court. He will remain free at least until his sentencing March 26.
Concerto Salon and Spa, located on Cinema Drive in Valencia, has set a fundraiser for Sunday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
SAN DIEGO - San Diego-based Project Concern International (PCI) has initiated an immediate response following Tuesday's devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti, which, according to preliminary news reports, has possibly claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands and affected an estimated 3 million people.
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt in Newhall is holding a relief fundraiser for Haiti right now until 11 tonight.
Local high school seniors who are considering careers in the field of education are invited to apply for scholarships offered by the SCV Education Foundation. Application packets are available in local schools and application instructions are available online at scveducationfoundation.org.
One of the pleasures in life is enjoying a wonderful meal shared with friends and family and ending the evening in a classic, elegant style by serving a glass of Port.
I'm at a loss for words, so let me say these right away: "The Book of Eli" is very watchable. You won't be sorry you went. It grips your attention, and then at the end throws in several WTF! moments, which are a bonus. They make everything in the entire movie impossible and incomprehensible - but, hey, WTF.
"The Lovely Bones" is a deplorable film with this message: If you're a 14-year-old girl who has been brutally raped and murdered by a serial killer, you have a lot to look forward to. You can get together in heaven with the other teenage victims of the same killer and gaze down in benevolence upon your family members as they mourn you and realize what a wonderful person you were. Sure, you miss your friends, but your fellow fatalities come dancing to greet you in a meadow of wildflowers, and how cool is that?
Admittedly, President Barack Obama is a man of sterling qualities. He has a temperament and charm befitting one probed by the glare of history's contemplation; an intellect suited to the complexities of a seamless 21st century world; and a big-speech eloquence worthy of the historian's pen.
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Give someone a $10,000 house painting gift in A. Allbright's ninth annual Paint It Forward charity event.
Xi Nu Zeta's Lasagna Dinner fundraiser was held in the fellowship hall at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Feb. 22 for the SCV scholarship fund.
We thought we'd kick it up a notch this week and invite anyone with a pet peeve to share it with us – respectfully of course – and, hopefully with generous sprinkles of humor.
If you are one of the growing number of people who do your banking using your cellphone, be aware that thieves are working hard to steal your money.
Our principal was very strict.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin had 27 points and eight rebounds, Chris Paul added 19 points, including a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-108 on Saturday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.
Bakers and their sweet treats filled the room at the Valencia Country Club Saturday night to auction off their creations for the benefit of a local nonprofit.
CORONA - For weeks now, the Hart girls soccer team has likened its run through the CIF-Southern Section Division II postseason to a dream.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A pregnant South Carolina woman pointed to the ocean, locked the doors and rolled up the windows, telling her three children she was "trying to take them to a better place" as she drove her minivan into the surf, authorities said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California counties are confounding the state's court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated, including a record number of people with second felony convictions.
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Canyon Country East: (1) Grand Theft Auto (1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon (2) Residential Burglaries (1) Vehicle Burglary (1) There were two residential burglaries reported in Zone 8 last week.
Zone 5-Valencia had fifteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included an assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft, and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.
FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) - Pigs cluster around a food stall like Black Friday shoppers waiting for the store to open. One pushes impatiently against the locked door with her snout, waiting for the sow inside to finish eating so she can take her turn.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia intelligence agencies are investigating how up to four passengers with suspect identities were able to board the missing Boeing 777 jet, the government said, as planes and ships from across Asia resumed the hunt Sunday for the plane.