Road melts at Yellowstone National Park

Extreme heat from thermal features at Yellowstone National Park, created by the active volcano below the park, caused oil to bubble on a road surface Wednesday and damage it.

‘Pillowcase Rapist’ released near Palmdale

The so-called “Pillowcase Rapist,” who admitted raping 40 women between 1971 and 1982, was released Wednesday to a home in an unincorporated area near Palmdale.

Beach themed block party planned

The city of Santa Clarita prepares to kick off its 2014 Summer Bash block party on Friday, July 25 from 6-10 p.m. in a new Canyon Country location at Luther Driver between Soledad Canyon Road and Mandan Street.

Palmdale Playhouse to host art exhibition

The Palmdale Playhouse is calling all artists to participate a special art exhibition titled “ENCORE,” which will be held in conjunction with the theatre’s 20th year celebration beginning this September.

Inaugural ‘Be The Light’ 5K run/walk set for August 30

The inaugural “Be the Light” nighttime run/walk will hit the pavement on Saturday, August 30, at 8 p.m. Registration is now open and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit A Light of Hope, a Santa Clarita non-profit addiction support ...

Adopt-a-Plane program in service at airpark tomorrow

Dozens of volunteers will descend upon the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42 tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. to take part in Palmdale’s Adopt-a-Plane program.

Man involved in Lancaster shooting death sentenced

The last of three men convicted of second-degree murder for their involvement in a street brawl that led to a man’s shooting death in Lancaster was sentenced Thursday to 17 years to life in prison.

Senate confirms Castro as HUD secretary

Mr. Castro is coming to Washington.

Young, Black and ‘Ready for Hillary’

America has had a Black president for two terms, and now support is growing to support the next president being a woman: Hillary Clinton.

AFT to give away 15,000 books, groceries to disadvantaged children

The American Federation of Teachers will distribute 15,000 new, free books and groceries to Los Angeles children and families in need today from 4-6 p.m. at the All Peoples Community Center, 822 E. 20th St., L.A.

Carson uses grant to renovate park pool

The city of Carson was recently recognized for reinforcing the linkage between housing, jobs, and the economy in creating a vital, livable community. Carson was awarded a $290,000 grant for improvement of its capital park-related projects by the California Department ...

Student Athlete of the Week

Dorsey High School’s Alexander Madueke has many great attributes, but two in particular can take him a long way. He is intelligent, and he has a really strong right arm. He has a 3.5 grade point average, and from right ...

L.A. Sands Boxing Gym builds champions in the ring and life

Walk into L.A. Sands Boxing Gym in Downtown Los Angeles, and you will find people getting it on. They are throwing punches, working on their foot work, and keeping their bodies in motion while working up a sweat.

AEG moves to the Desmond

International sports and entertainment company AEG announced Wednesday it is consolidating some of its Los Angeles-based operations by leasing a historic former warehouse near downtown’s L.A. Live complex.

The 7-foot shark was agitated by a fisherman's hook

Soon after the great white shark chomped into his torso, Steven Robles thought everything was over.