The least-known and most-ignored part of your midterm election ballot is the section on judges. If you stop and ponder the importance of these elected judgeships, you might agree with me when I say this part of your ballot is absolutely vital.
God bless Principal Richter for the prayer before the breakfast for the teachers, and shame on those who criticized him and promoted the idea of firing him - those are the people who should be fired.
Regarding Roger Gitlin's "Wear your knee boots at City Hall," (Sept. 19): Actually, I think hip boots would be more appropriate in dealing with the obstinacy of our present City Council (excepting good ol' Bob Kellar).
The Rev. Stefanie Etzbach-Dale is the new minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Clarita.
Healthy Sexuality Conference
The College of the Canyons scholarly presentation "Mysteries of the Open Ocean" will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, on the main stage of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons.
The County Public Works Department's popular "Suggested Pedestrian Route to School" website is about to get a major facelift.
Maria Shriver and the Alzheimer's Association -- the leader in Alzheimer's care, support and research -- today released The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's.
The County of Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Commission's 24th annual Productivity and Quality Awards Program, "Winning with Teamwork," will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Local high school seniors in good academic standing are invited to apply to become a student member of the State Board of Education. Those interested in applying must be available at least two consecutive school days every other month to attend regular State Board of Education meetings, which are usually in Sacramento. Students must also make time to study agenda materials and attend selected advisory-group meetings, student meetings, workshops and conferences.
The identity a woman found burned in Castaic earlier this week was still unknown on Thursday after an autopsy was performed on her body, coroner's officials said. The woman's body was discovered Monday while firefighters were putting out a brush fire off Templin Highway a few yards east of Interstate 5. Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau are investigating the case.
"Dracula" will stalk the Valencia High School Theater Oct. 21 through 23 at 7 p.m. and also at 2 p.m. on Oct 23. The play, adapted by Eric Clarke, is "a bloody new adaptation of the timeless tale" by Bram Stoker.
The Santa Clarita Artists' Association (SCAA) will host its 21st annual Art Classic on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hart Hall at Hart Park in Newhall. A free public viewing will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
A man was killed on Thursday in Canyon Country after he was crushed by a tree that fell on top of him, authorities said.
By Escape Staff
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses, including two Saturday, since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago.
One of the key research findings outlined in Keith McFarland's book "The Breakthrough Company" is that there should only be one crown worn in every organization.
It is vacation season, and many of us are facing that age-old problem: We find it hard to relax!
There are three things we know for certain - death, taxes and that residents want an independent movie theater to open in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Want to keep your kids occupied for hours? Tell them to photograph Santa Claus riding a dinosaur.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Efren Navarro hit his first major league homer off Justin Verlander, and Matt Shoemaker combined with two relievers on a four-hitter as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Saturday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
It's no secret the Pac-12 conference will be highlighted by quarterback play this season.
Football fans across the Santa Clarita Valley should have a little bit of familiarity with five names spread around the Pac-12 conference this season.
A 45-year-old Los Angeles Police Department officer died at a hospital Saturday - two days after suffering what authorities said was a brain aneurysm while driving off-duty in her hometown of Valencia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire spreading in Northern California has forced hundreds of people to flee and destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Saturday.
A pair of checkpoints set up Friday night to check for drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs resulted in 16 arrests in Santa Clarita, according to officials.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.