People new to gardening ask the darndest questions: about how seeds work, about growing the perfect tomato, about waging war with insects (many of them beneficial).
Q: I need to replace some cracked and chipped tile in the bathroom. Some of it was shaped to fit around the base of the toilet. Is it difficult to shape replacement tiles in the same way? - Sarah S., Fort Worth, Texas
Two years ago, West Ranch boys basketball was eliminated from the postseason by eventual CIF division champion Ventura.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After playing 38 scoreless minutes, the Los Angeles Kings finally got a goal off a turnover and another from a fortuitous deflection. Then their backup goalie lost his shutout late, and they had to hang on by their fingernails to beat the NHL's worst team.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook is getting an unwelcome look at the shady side of the hacking culture that CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine's highest court on Friday declined to reinstate 46 invasion of privacy counts against an insurance business owner accused of helping a Zumba fitness instructor run a prostitution business in the seaside town of Kennebunk.
State Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, has introduced Senate Bill 267, which would require counties to designate certain college campuses with an on-campus population of more than 1,000 students as their own precincts in elections.
NEW YORK (AP) - The S&P 500 kept its winning streak alive, just. The Standard & Poor's 500 ended the week nearly two points higher, enough to give it a seventh straight week of gains. That's the longest stretch of advances in more than two years. The index lost 1.59 points to end at 1,519.79 Friday. For the week it held on to a gain of 1.86 points. Investors piled into stocks at the beginning ...
The city of Santa Clarita will host a public meeting March 2 to ask the public what they'd like at the 60-acre Rivendale open space area near Towsley Canyon.
CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama's support for gun control has its roots in a hometown plagued by deadly shootings - a city, he said Friday, where as many children die from guns every four months as were slaughtered at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday after allegedly brandishing a large knife at another person in a parking lot off Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia, a Sheriff's official said.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A tank that holds radioactive liquids is leaking at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday, raising concerns about the integrity of other storage facilities at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
The spring-like warm weather enjoyed by many Santa Clarita Valley residents today will give way to a rerun of winter by Tuesday as a cold Pacific storm moves into the area, National Weather Service forecasters said.
Santa Clarita residents and community groups are invited to share their ideas and suggestions for the 60-acre Rivendale open space area at an upcoming community workshop. The public meeting will be hosted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in the multi-purpose room at Wiley Canyon Elementary School, located at 24240 W. La Glorita Circle.
SACRAMENTO–Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) has introduced legislation to provide college students with better access to voting and registration. Senate Bill 267 would require counties to designate campuses of the University of California, California State University, or California Community College, which have 1,000 students or more living on campus and meet accessibility guidelines, as their own elections precinct. Additionally, students who vote by mail and live in the same county as the campus could drop ...
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A second suspect has been arrested in the shooting that injured 20 people at a parade on Mother's Day, police said Thursday afternoon.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called on Congress Thursday to "fully fund" his administration's budget request for embassy security. The request came as Obama seeks to get ahead of the controversy over his administration's response to the attack last September in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans.
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) - Officials say at least six people were killed when a spring tornado outbreak devastated parts of North Texas, destroying or damaging dozens of homes and injuring dozens of people.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The suspect in a Mother's Day parade shooting that left 19 people wounded in New Orleans was taken into custody Wednesday night, police said.
SANTA ANA (AP) - Preliminary testing released Wednesday by regional air quality officials found that smoke from the beach bonfires that dot the Southern California coastline pollutes the air in nearby neighborhoods and on the beaches themselves.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Sheriff's deputies and K-9 teams continue to search a San Jose neighborhood for a man a sheriff's spokesman is describing as a "person of interest" after a 1-year-old boy and a 40-year-old woman were stabbed to death in a home in an unincorporated part of the city.
California accounted for nearly one-third of the nation's solar installations last year, according to a national trade association.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zack Greinke pitched 5 1-3 strong innings in his first start since April 11 and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 88-84 on Wednesday night.
MIAMI (AP) - Knowing his team needed him at his best, Dwyane Wade retreated to the Miami Heatlocker room after the third quarter for some quick treatment on his aching right knee.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the vandals who defaced HOA complex structures with racist slogans and anti-Semitic symbols at a Saugus HOA.
More than a dozen law enforcement units from three sheriff's stations, including the Santa Clarita Valley's, were sent to the Frazier Park fire late Wednesday afternoon to evacuate the area near the Los Angeles-Kern County line as a massive brush fire moved south toward Los Angeles County, a local sheriff's spokesman said.
Some owners of about 10 businesses in a strip mall near the Valencia Industrial Center complained Wednesday that county road workers who showed up unexpectedly were blocking customers and cutting into their revenue.
Homicide detectives today were investigating the gunshot slaying of a man in Acton, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.