The climactic scene in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" takes place in one of those underground caverns with a lake and an ominous gondola as the means of transportation, popularized by "The Phantom of the Opera." At first I thought - no gondola! But then one appeared, dripping and hulking. In another movie I might have grinned, but you know what? By that point, I actually cared.
One of the most important skills any successful nonprofit organization must develop is the ability to raise capital through fundraising events. Fundraising events are even more important in today's tough economy as many nonprofit organizations and charities struggle to survive amid the decline of charitable contributions by both private and corporate donors.
Los Angeles County firefighters doused a small brush fire in Castaic on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
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The Measure V Citizens' Oversight Committee issued a clean report Wednesday to the Hart district regarding Measure V spending for the 2007-08 fiscal year.
Long, hot summer days, help me to conjure up images from my childhood.
When the old NASCAR Southwest Series shut down a few years ago, M.K. Kanke had won more races than any other driver in the history of the division.
BURBANK, Calif. -- As the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the first walk on the moon July 20, 1969, the Futures Channel has released the fifth in its series of micro-documentaries about the science, engineering, technology and people behind NASA's Ares rockets - the launch vehicles that will ultimately take humans back to the moon.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have taken another discouraging step in the direction of a full government takeover of our nation's health care system with the recent introduction of their federally run health care plan.
Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry, along with city officials, presented a $375,000 check to the Santa Clarita Committee on Aging on Wednesday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m. at the SCV Senior Center, located at 22900 Market Street in Newhall.
Los Angeles County firefighters have doused a small brush fire in Castaic, authorities said.
Firefighters put out a small blaze on Plum Canyon Road near Bouquet Canyon Road Wednesday afternoon.
The about 300-acre Osito fire was completely contained Wednesday, but authorities kept one lane on the northbound Interstate 5 freeway closed overnight as firefighters made sure the blaze stayed extinguished.
The IRS uses "audit anxiety" to help taxpayers be honest on their tax returns. Some people don't even claim all of their deductions out of fear of audit. We have an obligation to pay our fair share of taxes but we don't need to tip the government by not claiming all appropriate deductions. With the government hurting for money, they are trying to collect every penny they can. Here are some things that interest the IRS.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer and threw out a runner at second base, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Sunday.
DENVER (AP) - Denver police say they have issued 28 citations for public consumption of marijuana and arrested one person accused of attempting to distribute the drug so far this weekend as revelers celebrate the traditional pot holiday of April 20.
TORONTO (AP) - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.
Plum Canyon Elementary continued its kindness journey during their recent Penny Wars fundraiser.
In light of Easter Sunday, pivotal events in history – and in our personal lives – often impact us in ways we never imagined.
Last week several readers contacted us to let us know that the beautiful bird captured from the prior week by Louie Gallardo was an Egret.
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College of the Canyons Chapter of the National Student Nurse Association chapter joined forces with Habitat For Humanity, in an effort to build new homes for United States veterans on March 22.