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 sea of pink-clad women broke into applause as the winner's name was announced. Bobbi Yost, 65, was declared the 2010 Friendly Valley Golf Association Ladies Champion on Oct. 13 during a ceremony at the Newhall senior living property's golf clubhouse.
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Coming over to my Uncle Earl's house is always fascinating. Upon the wall of his den hang all of his trophies - the eight-point buck he took in Montana, the 450-pound elk he took in Saskatchewan and the 150-pound salmon he took in Sacramento.
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Meg Whitman vs. Jerry Brown: One of them will be the next governor of California. But does either candidate instill confidence that he or she is the right leader to take the helm of this badly damaged state and its almost $20 billion deficit?
There are exceptions to every rule, but in general, we like to see our politicians earn their stripes in the trenches of local government before ascending to higher office.
Most political affiliations occur due to accident of birth or otherwise. I cannot count myself an exception to that rule.
Incredible. Once again, I was truly amazed and negatively impressed with what takes place at the City Council meetings.
The financial abuses of the city of Bell has opened our awareness of the public sector running rampant with no controls.
As the November election approaches, the media will be filled with well-meaning admonitions for all eligible citizens to "get out and vote." You know the usual urging to exercise your right and fulfill your duty - and even your obligation - to vote.
Among the virtues most championed through human history is perseverance, even though today it is a word we seldom hear - and an attitude we often lack. Like so many classic character traits, we are more apt to praise it than practice it.
Wayne Crawford has been named as the honoree of this year's Zonta Celebrity Tribute Dinner to be held Nov. 5 at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills.
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Congress missed another opportunity to curb the outrageous spending that is taking place in Washington. The tense political climate prevented a prolonged but necessary debate on the debt ceiling.
Years ago, city leaders pushed to pass the open space initiative, buying land around our city to prevent development and maintain scenery.
As a longtime Santa Clarita resident and a real estate professional, I know the importance of community. Santa Clarita is home to several vibrant neighborhoods, each with its own identity.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin had 20 points and 11 rebounds during three thunderous quarters by the Los Angeles Clippers, who routed the Lakers again 142-94 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to a season-best six games.
It took two overtime periods for the seventh-seeded The Master's College men's basketball team to take down second-seeded Arizona Christian 80-77 in the first round of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday.
Central Park in Saugus has been identified as one of the recipients of the "Heart Your Park" fundraising program, a partnership between Macy's and the National Recreation and Park Association to raise funds for parks across the country.
College of the Canyons officials warned students Thursday about two separate attacks on female students on or near the school's Valencia campus.
Recent remarks made by President Barack Obama highlight how important fathers are in this country. He said even he would be better off with his dad in his life.
If you are one of the growing number of people who do your banking using your cellphone, be aware that thieves are working hard to steal your money.
A national organization is working to rid people of the use of what they refer to as the "r-word."
Many health experts agree that whole grains are an important part of a healthy diet. Whole grains include the well-known wheat, corn, oats, rice, barley and rye. There are many whole grains with impressive health benefits that you may not have heard of, including quinoa, spelt, sorghum and kamut.
Jamie Dever was alone at the hospital with a nurse and midwife when she went into labor. The baby boy was big, almost nine pounds, he was face-down and she arrived too late for an epidural. The pain was terrific; the midwife held her hand and repeated "Be brave, be brave" with each wave of contractions. Dever was unattached to the child's father, and she labored without kin or partner. But she didn't feel lonely - she felt like it was an experience between her and her newborn child.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested nine people from Canyon Country on Thursday following an early morning probation and parole sweep that netted a marijuana "grow house."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Word last week that a Northern California couple found $10 million in gold coins while walking their dog has set off a Gold Rush of theories over who left behind all that loot.
A dead bat that tested positive for rabies was found in Agua Dulce in February, county health officials announced this week.