Circa 2008


For several years TIME WARNER CABLE put the spotlight on Southland communities through an innovative local news service called SoCal News.

Featured on CNN Headline News (Channel 205) at :24 and :54 minutes after each hour and offered through Video OnDemand, these unique five-minute newscasts focused on informative and positive coverage of the issues and events happening within Southern California communities.

With nine news bureaus strategically placed throughout the So Cal region Time Warner Cable reporters were able to get to the heart of local stories that connect with the every day lives of local residents.

This was their website.
Content is from the site's 2008 - 2009 archived pages offering a historical snapshot of the type of local news this site offered its readership.


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My SoCal Mom is a Shining Star” Contest Winners

MAY 7, 2008 - Time Warner Cable announced the two grand prize winners of the "My Mom’s a Shining Star" Mother's Day Contest, sponsored by TWC SoCal News, Bloomingdale's and Burke Williams.

The contest gave Southern California residents the opportunity to honor their mothers by submitting one-minute videos describing why their mom should be considered a “shining star.” The videos were shown on Time Warner Cable’s Video OnDemand service for viewers who could then vote for their favorite entries via the Time Warner SoCal News website.

Shining Star moms Pam Roach and Carol Mealey garnered the most viewer votes and both received grand prizes courtesy of Bloomingdale’s and Burke Williams. These moms were also featured in separate profiles in a special edition of Time Warner Cable's "SoCal News," which can be seen by TWC customers at :24 and :54 past the hour on CNN Headline News, and by digital cable subscribers on TWC Video OnDemand, Channel One in the "Local" category.

Christina Macaulay, anchor of SoCal News surprised the winning moms with their prizes on Mother’s Day.

Carol Mealey of Cypress is the winner of the $1,500 Bloomingdale’s “Shopping Spree and Beauty Rejuvenation Package.”

She was nominated by her daughter, Sandra who put together a fun video with music telling us why her Mom is a shining star.

Carol’s video entry received nearly 3,000 votes on the SoCal News website. Carol Mealey will receive a "Queen for a Day" beauty rejuvenation package and a shopping spree from Bloomingdale’s.

Pam Roach of El Segundo is the winner of the Burke Williams prize. She was nominated by her son Patrick and daughter Kimberly who say she has been a constant shining star through very difficult times.

Their mother has had a hereditary form of cancer for the past 14 years. She’s had two brain surgeries; both of her kidneys were removed and now she goes in for dialysis and chemotherapy three times a week. Her young daughter Kimberly was also diagnosed with the same form of cancer and underwent brain surgery ten months ago.

Pam was constantly at Kimberly’s side during the six weeks of her daughter’s recovery and her friends and family say that during all of this darkness Pam is always shining bright. Pam Roach will receive a "Day Away" massage package and a year of facials and massages courtesy of Burke Williams.


In addition to being broadcast on CNN Headline News, SoCal News can be watched at your leisure on Time Warner Cable’s Video OnDemand.

Along with SoCal News, you may select additional Time Warner Cable locally produced programs including “Dodgers on Demand,” “Local Edition,” and other offerings important to our Southern California viewers.


2008 OCTOBER Google News - Top Stories


Markets' message: Give us a financial rescue that works
Los Angeles Times - 36 minutes ago
If Wall Street wanted to keep the pressure on world leaders for another huge government-led bailout of the global financial system, maybe the rally in the final hour today wasn?t the right strategy.
Video: Wild Swings Drive Morning Trading AssociatedPress


Paulson Says Will Buy Bank Equity `Soon as We Can' (Update1)
Bloomberg - 45 minutes ago
By John Brinsley and Rebecca Christie Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said the US will buy equity ``as soon as we can'' in banks and other financial institutions to restore market stability and revive economic growth.
US planning to buy equity in financial institutions Reuters
Paulson: US Will Invest in Banks Washington Post
Bizjournals.com - MarketWatch - CNNMoney.com - guardian.co.uk
all 1,652 news articles


McCain-Palin Supporters Gone Wild
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By LIZ GANNES, GigaOm Video interviews by confrontational Barack Obama supporters at John McCain rallies are shooting up the YouTube charts, revealing angry and nasty anti-Obama sentiment that is in turn motivational for the Democratic presidential ...
Video: AP Campaign Minute AssociatedPress


Court makes Conn. 3rd state to allow gay marriage
The Associated Press - 1 hour ago
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A sharply divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Friday that gay couples have the right to get married, saying legislators did not go far enough when they approved same-sex civil unions that were identical to marriages in ...
Connecticut Ruling Overturns Ban on Same-Sex Marriage New York Times
Viewpoint: For Gay Marriage, Time to Go Beyond the Courts TIME
Boston Globe - CNN - ABC News - Connecticut Post
all 1,346 news articles


Conflict Resolution Marked Career of Nobel Laureate Martti Ahtisaari
Voice of America - 2 hours ago
By Andre de Nesnera Conflict resolution marked the career of former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari who has received this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to secure peace in various regions of the world.


Martti Ahtisaari gets a deserved Nobel Peace Prize for a (failed) plan Times Online
The Associated Press - Sydney Morning Herald - TIME - AFP
all 1,240 news articles


MN-Senate: Coleman Puts the Kibosh On Negative Ads
Washington Post - 2 hours ago
Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman has decided to pull negative ads, but is it too late to make a difference? (Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg News) The Minnesota Senate race -- already one of the most high-profile statewide contests in the country -- took another ...
Senator Coleman Pulls Negative Ads New York Times
Coleman calls off negative ads Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Weekly Standard - St. Cloud Times - Hutchinson Leader - Morris Sun Tribune
all 522 news articles


Man dies after balloon crashes in flames in NM
The Associated Press - 2 hours ago
BERNALILLO, NM (AP) - A hot air balloon crashed into power lines and burst into flames Friday during Albuquerque's annual balloon fiesta, throwing both men on board to the ground and killing one of them.
One dead in balloon crash BBC News
KOB.com - WLOS - KVIA - NewsWest9.com
all 610 news articles


Mad Dash for House Seats
New York Times - 2 hours ago
By Michael Falcone A leader of the Republican effort to stanch what could be a substantial blood-letting of seats in the House of Representatives today put his best face on in predicting a strong finish for his party in the final weeks before the ...
Davis Predicts 'Double-Digit' Losses for House GOP FOXNews
Strategists See Republicans Losing Seats In House This Election RTT News
CQPolitics.com - Washington Post - Bloomberg - The Hill
all 24 news articles


Teachers Sue Over Right to Politic
New York Times - 1 hour ago
By JENNIFER MEDINA The New York City teachers? union filed a federal lawsuit on Friday claiming that a policy banning political pins and signs in schools violates teachers? First Amendment rights by blocking them from political expression.
NY teachers union sues over ban on political pins Reuters
New York teachers sue over ban on campaign buttons The Associated Press
all 111 news articles


Suicide bomber kills dozens at Pakistani peace meeting
guardian.co.uk - 1 hour ago
Peace efforts in Pakistan received a major blow yesterday when a gathering of the country's nascent anti-Taliban tribal movement was bombed, killing up to 50 and injuring 100.
Bomber Strikes Anti-Taliban Meeting, Killing 40 New York Times
Pakistan suicide bomber strikes anti-Taliban tribal elders Los Angeles Times
AFP - The Associated Press - McClatchy Washington Bureau - Voice of America
all 1,000 news articles

Car bombs pair fled on rickshaws, court told
guardian.co.uk - 57 minutes ago
Two bombers made their getaway on cycle-rickshaws after cars packed with gas canisters and nails failed to explode outside a busy London nightclub, a court was told yesterday.
Doctor in bomb case 'made a will' BBC News
Car bomb trial: 'Prepared to do anything to get an explosion' Scotsman
Telegraph.co.uk - AFP - Times Online - FOXNews
all 1,233 news articles


Child Dies Inside Car Outside School
Houston.com - 1 hour ago
HOUSTON -- A child died inside a vehicle parked at a southeast Houston elementary school Friday afternoon, police told KPRC Local 2. Investigators said the child was found at Rucker Elementary School, located at 5201 Vinett.
Dead Baby Found in Car Parked at Southeast Houston School MyFox Houston
Child left in car at Houston school parking lot dies Houston Chronicle
all 5 news articles


Mayor Plans an $80 Million Campaign
New York Times - 3 hours ago
By DAVID W. CHEN and RAYMOND HERNANDEZ Even as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his advisers await a City Council vote on a measure that would allow him to seek a third term, they are mapping out an aggressive re-election strategy that involves spending ...
NYC term limits to be the topic in churches Newsday
Complaints filed with Conflicts Board on term limits New York Daily News
WNYC - WNBC - New York Times Blogs - Crain's New York Business
all 681 news articles


Gears of War 2 is 'Epic's Best Work,' says Bleszinski
GameDAILY BIZ - 1 hour ago
You ready to help Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad save humanity? Gears of War 2 could end up being the best selling game of this holiday season.
Video Q&A: Gears 2 golden, Epic console-focused GameSpot
Gears of War 2 Has Gone Gold, Epic's "Best Game Yet" TheHDRoom
DailyGame - GamePro.com - TG Daily - Ve3d.com
all 10 news articles



War Lab
Inland Empire

Views: 1967

CORONA - The Joint Warfare Assessment Laboratory in Norco is undergoing an 11 million dollar expansion. The improvements will allow the lab to

Elite Engineers
Orange County

Views: 1965

CORONA - Recently reporter Valerie Starn brought us the story of an extraordinary Naval Base far from the high seas in the City of Corona. An elite

Working Dogs
San Fernando Valley

Views: 1949

ANTELOPE VALLEY - San Fernando Valley and Antolope Valley residents are taking up the Art/Sport of Shepherding with their canine friends. Karen

UCLA Seeds School
Greater Los Angeles

Views: 1348

PICO UNION - After 125 years of success with the UCLA Seeds School on campus, the university faces big roadblocks when it throws its progressive tech

Ancient Science
San Gabriel Valley

Views: 1333

WHITTIER - Southern California University of Health Sciences offers a Master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM), a science that is




Musical Road
Antelope Valley
Views: 1333
LANCASTER - A unique and new tourist attraction has Southern Californian residents singing and old tune. It’s being called the "musical highway", a

Aviation Legend
Antelope Valley
Views: 38
PALMDALE - Legendary test pilot Dick Rutan commented on his past adventures and the new ventures, which includes a DVD just released about his fly

Female Persona
Antelope Valley
Views: 37
LANCASTER - Sherman panel- Photographer Cindy Sherman became one of the most influential artists of the 1970’s with her untitled film stills that

Foster Care
Antelope Valley
Views: 37
PALMDALE - Statewide the foster care system is overloaded, leaving many children lost in the system. We spoke with an adult "foster kid" who made it




Inland Empire
Inland Empire
Views: 12

MURRIETA - Riverside County's oldest standing adobe structures date back to 1846 and 1855 and were mainly used by cowboys. Today, people enjoy

Artist For Life
Inland Empire
Views: 13

UPLAND - 84 year old Arthur Thomas is a World War II veteran, a local pastor and has been an artist since he was a child. His work has appeared in

Staying the Course
Inland Empire
Views: 7

SoCal - CARP is a nonprofit organization, that provides training for competitive and recreational opportunities in the sport of rowing to physically

Freeway Murals
Inland Empire
Views: 36

SAN BERNARDINO -The City of San Bernardino is supporting murals on and under the freeways to discourage graffiti and promote public art. Diane




Chatsworth Remembers
San Fernando Valley

Views: 4
CHATSWORTH - Two Chatsworth teens oganized a candlelight vigil to remember those who were killed in the tragic September 12th train collision. The

Read With Me!
San Fernando Valley

Views: 1
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY - The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation is helping kids who are reading under their grade level. Their newest program

Friday Night Lights
San Fernando Valley

Views: 19
VALLEY GLENN - Grant High School has spent the past 49 years playing Friday Night Football games at Valley College and starting their games in the

A True Trail Blazer
San Fernando Valley

Views: 36
SAN FERNANDO - Ruben Moreno has been in the entertainment business for nealy sixty years; as an actor for 50 years and a teacher of film, commercial




Book Arts
Greater Los Angeles
Views: 1
CARSON - If you are interested in printing a limited edition book, a hand-made calendar, or special announcement, the folks at the Book Art Institute can teach you how.  It's the new rage in art and graphic design.  Years ago it was called fine printing and the technology used... [ Read More ]

Medical Green
Greater Los Angeles
Views: 2
Preventive Medical Care Joins Environmental Movement - Kaiser Permanente is not only expanding its capacity to provide more services to its members, but in doing so, new buildings are being built (or re-built) using the most eco-friendly materials and sustainable practices available. Ben... [ Read More ]

Edible Walls
Greater Los Angeles
Views: 1
Los ANGELES - The Urban Farming Food Chain is creating four edible walls in the Los Angeles Downtown Skid Row areas. These walls enable residents to grow and harvest their own fresh produce. This project provides a model that will be replicated across the country for growing food in urban... [ Read More ]

Mechanical Mole
Greater Los Angeles
Views: 49
DEVIL'S CANYON - A massive mechanical mole has emerged from a nearly five-year journey under a mountain. A 4-mile tunnel was the last piece of a... [ Read More ]