Graduation season has officially started in the Santa Clarita Valley, and more than 3,500 high school students will receive their diplomas this month.
The Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station and the city of Santa Clarita team up again for another Safe & Secure Community Collection event on Saturday, May 21.
The ladies of the Santa Clarita Blue Heat FC are excitedly waiting to play their first game of the 2011 W-League season.
Beginning Thursday, May 19, the city of Santa Clarita will begin a temporary and intermittent lane closure of the number two (outside lane), and the shoulder on the westbound side of Lyons Avenue between Main Street and Railroad Avenue.
Everything we do in life begins with an idea; a seed that blossoms into what we believe it can be. Cassie May Bensko, an 8-year-old from Valencia, planted a little seed that sprouted into a major success.
Economists tell us the Great Recession officially ended in the middle of 2009. That may be the case, but, if so, the recovery has been slow in starting. As we move into 2011, however, there are signs of a growing recovery and there is finally some optimism.
Canyon High School's dance team won two national open dance titles at the recent United Spirit Association National Competition held at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Eighteen students in the William S. Hart Union High School District's Regional Occupational Program came away from the annual ROP awards ceremony held in April with medals attesting to their excellent academic achievement and positive attitudes in the career-oriented ROP classes in which they are enrolled.
A friend emailed me a PowerPoint clip called "Philosophy for Old Age." It's one of those touchy-feely things about life and living that you're supposed to pass on to other friends, brightening his day. Normally, I'm pessimistic about email-chain things, but this was a fun, astute observation on growing older.
Mitchell Community School's teachers and staff recently rallied together to raise $190 in only 10 minutes to help Autism Services, a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting children and adults with autism, traumatic brain injury and other developmental disabilities. The activity was part of a weeklong team-building program that culminated with a staff meeting provided by Smart Team Building at no charge.
A new sign has gone up at the site of the shuttered Bella Cucina Restaurant on The Old Road, west of Interstate 5. It reads: "Capitol City TOPLESS."
A string of pearls. The irresistible matching bag. The gotta-have-'em high heels. So many times the accessory makes the outfit. So goes the way of California black ripe olives.
State of the County luncheon
More things that drive me crazy:
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - State transportation officials are reserving the right to install toll lanes on a notoriously congested section of Interstate 405 in Orange County, but local officials aren't happy.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.
A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.
Next Sunday, more than 2,000 children and their parents will flock to Iglesia Vida Real to receive backpacks and school supplies in preparation for the start of the school year.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yasiel Puig tied a franchise record with three triples and added a double and two RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers moved within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco by beating the Giants 8-1 on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Relatives of an 8-year-old boy who was beaten to death are suing Los Angeles County for failing to remove him from his Palmdale home.
As part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on Interstate 5 between Pico Canyon Road and Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, Caltrans will implement several freeway closures next week. Closures will begin Monday and continue through Friday, Aug. 1.
Department of Motor Vehicles officials will hold two public hearings, in Los Angeles and in Northern California, to receive the public's comments on proposed regulations related to a new law allowing driver's licenses to be issued to undocumented California residents.