Academy Awards season has unfolded with alarming speed this year. The nominees were announced Jan. 22 and here comes the Oscarcast on Sunday. One month, start to finish.
After the screening of "Fired Up," one of my colleagues grimly observed that "Dead Man" was a better cheerleader movie. That was, you will recall, the 1995 Western starring Johnny Depp, Robert Mitchum, Billy Bob Thornton and Iggy Pop. I would give almost anything to see them on a cheerleader squad.
Kevin Buck's commentary "Let's talk post-partisan partisans" (Feb. 10, 2009) is ambiguous. Not confusing, because it carries the usual liberal rhetoric, but simply ambiguous.
The average legal client of the Santa Clarita Valley is an individual or small company. Their legal needs, and economic situation differ greatly from the corporation, insurance company, financial, governmental or other more powerful institutions that commonly are opposing the individual consumer.
Santa Clarita-based TeaZazz Sparkling Tea is asking Southern California residents to submit their stories for a chance to receive 100 bottles of TeaZazz for an upcoming event, a charity of choice or just a special occasion.
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This month the city of Santa Clarita will bring its "A Season of Diversity" program to a close with an essay and poster contest award ceremony slated for Feb. 23 at the city's Activity Center.
PASO ROBLES (February 19, 2009) - Enthusiastic crowds turned out at the start of the race today in Visalia as race leaders Levi Leipheimer (USA) of Astana, Michael Rogers (AUS) of Team Columbia-Highroad, David Zibriskie (USA) of Garmin-Slipstream and Lance Armstrong (USA) of Astana led the peloton into Stage 5 of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California.
Lee Interviewed for CSBA Magazine Greg Lee, the Hart District's coordinator of diversity, will be featured in the March issue of CSBA Magazine, published by the California School Boards Association. Lee, whose Diversity Initiative program won a Golden Bell Award from CSBA earlier this year, was asked to provide information on the district's anti-bullying efforts and diversity programs. The district's program also will be featured in the magazine's "Class Acts" section, covering the diversity program ...
College of the Canyons has been named to the 2008 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognizing the college's wide-ranging community service-learning courses and programs available to students. As one of the 635 higher education institutions recognized-- and one of only 39 in the state -- to receive the award, College of the Canyons created the service-learning program in order to integrate meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to teach civic responsibility, ...
WHAT: Earth Day RECYCLE/REUSE Challenge WHERE: In your own Back Yard WHEN: Project due on or before April 22: Earth Day WHY: Learn about Stewardship, Recycling, Reusing and WIN The Community Hiking Club is hosting a Challenge to everyone in and around the city of Santa Clarita. Collect garbage from roadsides, trails, your garage, any of our stewardship events or your own trashcans. Make your treasures into a sculpture or other useable item and submit ...
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich issued the following statement on the announcement of a state budget deal today. "What was missing was a comprehensive package of structural reforms including eliminating or consolidating overlapping departments and high-paying political commissions -- limiting stipends for members of necessary commissions to $150 per meeting. Also needed is a 2-year state budget, a part-time legislature and abolishing term limits.
With the arrival of Lance Armstrong and the world's top cyclists with the Amgen Tour of California on Saturday, February 21 at noon, residents should plan on traffic delays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on a handful of roadways within the City. Because the event is a cycling road race, it is necessary to expect traffic modifications on select local streets to accommodate this world class event. These areas also comprise some of the ...
With the unemployment rate soaring to its highest level in over 15 years, it is understandable why many job seekers are feeling anxious. At Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, a variety of positions are available and at the annual Job Fair on Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1, positions will be filled for the upcoming season. The Job Fair will be held in the Main Gate area of the Park, from 10 ...
Students interested in earning college credits while working on their high school diplomas, and their families, are invited to attend a series of informational meetings hosted by Academy of the Canyons, the middle college high school operated by the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An avalanche that was caught on video dragged a backcountry skier into a Utah ravine and buried her in snow, but the woman survived because she deployed a special air bag and other skiers were able to quickly dig her out, witnesses said Tuesday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two adults and four children who were stranded in sub-zero temperatures in a Nevada mountain range for nearly 48 hours were found alive and well on Tuesday by search crews, authorities said.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Kaiser Permanente has warned 49,000 patients that a computer flash drive containing some of their private details has gone missing from the Anaheim Medical Center.
DETROIT (AP) - Mary Barra has spent the past three years as General Motors' product chief, making cars that drive better, last longer and look good in showrooms.
California water officials have released a draft of a $24.7 billion plan to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, in part by building two 30-mile underground tunnels to ensure stable water delivery to millions of Californians.
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Where does Santa Claus learn to chortle "Ho, ho, ho!" and listen to the wishes of children all over the world?
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, a simple gesture that signaled possible thawing between the leaders of two Cold War foes.
This holiday season, Police, Sheriff and CHP will be out in force
BANGKOK (AP) - The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.
GENEVA (AP) - Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.
MOORPARK (AP) - Crews are dealing with an onslaught of Santa Ana Winds as they work to keep flames from a wildfire away from homes in Ventura County.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A power outage caused by a vehicle accident has caused traffic problems outside Los Angeles International Airport, but the airport itself continues to operate.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday promised that some demonstrators arrested in the massive protests sweeping the capital will be released, part of a bid to defuse a political stand-off that is threatening his leadership.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.