No longer will you be able to get a credit card while anethesized, you'll pay a higher fine for using that handicapped parking pass beloning to your friend's great aunt and allegedly, you will be protected from unscrupulous loan sharks who want to sell you the latest version of a dangerous, but enticing mortgage.
The two-thousand and ninth year of the Common Era has been somewhat bizarre the whole way through, and this Thursday night it will go out in the same fashion : a blue moon will hang over New Year's Eve. Such an event hasn't coincided with that holiday since 1990.
Just after 12:30 this morning, a silver Honda Civic ran out of gas while driving on the southbound I-5 near Hwy 126 in Santa Clarita.
The vehicle was stopped in one of the middle lanes when 43 year-old Juana Valdiva, driving a Toyota Tercel, hit it from behind.
According to the California Highway Patrol report, the driver of the Honda, 46 year-old Sandra Zepeda, and her passenger, 18 year-old Emerald Arias suffered injuries after the collision and became trapped.
When the Pasadena Tournament of Roses begins its march down Colorado Boulevard on New Year's Day, at least seven local high school musicians will be part of the Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band. The seven are among 200-plus students who earned their Honor Band spots by auditioning along with more than 600 Southern California high school musicians.
To use a sports analogy there are two ways of over-hyping something: the LeBron James route or the Michael Vick route.
There hasn't been a more hyped up movie all year. This was billed as a game changer, as the future of cinema, and the biggest gamble of the year. That last part is certainly true, as the film cost somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 million dollars.
The Hart and Canyon girls soccer teams will play in the championship game of the Hart tournament today.
Hart advanced to the championship game after recording a pair of shutouts on Tuesday. Hart beat Louisville, 4-0, and Quartz Hill, 2-0. Katie Trevino and Kayla Kret scored a goal in each of the games. Canyon shut out Chaminade, 1-0, to reach the Hart tournament final.
In reviewing the nearly 2,000 stories written by our news staff during 2009, it was apparent that there were a few big issues on the community's mind - traffic, water, budget, schools and government being just a few. Crime was slightly up, new fundraisers were introduced, some big festivals got bigger as others went away and politicians were, well, politicians.