Over this past year, fixed-income investments in U.S. Treasury, municipal and corporate bonds have performed very well while the stock market has languished. For those who invested in 10-year treasury bonds over the past year, they received annual interest yields of between 2.5- and 3-percent and bond values increasing up to 4 percent or more. Not a bad return when compared to the stock market.
The SCV Community Expo begins Friday night with the Taste of Expo at 5 p.m. The admission fee is $20, which buys food and drink tickets.
Sometimes, you just have to be in the right place at the right time.
It was smooth sailing all the way as Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley launched its seventh annual Bras for a Cause fundraiser Sunday at the Oaks Grille located inside the Tournament Players Club in Valencia to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Four years ago, bipartisan majorities in the California Legislature approved a landmark clean-energy bill. Now a well-financed coalition of right-wing ideologues, out-of-state oil and gas companies and climate-change skeptics is seeking to effectively kill that law with an initiative on the November state ballot.
I suppose we have more than our fair share of tea party members here in the SCV. But I've been wondering why they blame the government for all of the country's troubles.
I am always amused by the protestations of Marxists/liberals/progressives who claim that the tea party is controlled by the Republican Party.
Who is in the working class? I have asked the question over and over, and it seems that the words "working class" apply to those who are employed by others and work on an hourly basis and are most often union workers.
Get a great meal, give back to your community, and save on your entry fee by participating in the Dink's Deli promo for Help the Children.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's fight against impaired drivers hit a high note this past year, when the state recorded a decline in deaths related to driving under the influence (DUI) for the fourth year in a row.
The Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley will present the 3rd annual "Sip, Stroll, and Savor the Sounds" wine affair at the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Students and community members are invited to the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus for an evening of Halloween-inspired cinematic suspense during the free outdoor screening of Alfred Hitchcock's classic "Psycho."
One of the most interesting behavior concepts discovered is the winning edge. This principle states that small differences in key action areas can translate into enormous differences in results.
Friday, Oct. 8
The College Board is once again redesigning the format and scoring of the SAT college-entrance exam.
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team is searching for a 24-year-old man who went missing on the trails of Towsley Canyon earlier today.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - In an age when people assume that any bit of information is just a click away, the thought that a jetliner could simply disappear over the ocean for more than two days is staggering. But Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is hardly the first reminder of how big the seas are, and of how agonizing it can be to try to find something lost in them.
A 12-hour "john sting" in Castaic during the weekend netted three men arrested on prostitution-related charges, officials said Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police said Monday they've solved the case of a severed human head and other body parts found two years ago near the Hollywood sign.
"Go Jazz," a dedicated jazz band comprised of Santa Clarita studio musicians, local band directors, and talented individuals, is performing at the West Ranch High School Performing Arts Theater on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - HBO says its streaming service is running again, although disappointingly late for many anxious fans of the "True Detective" series.
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) - Authorities questioned travel agents Monday at a beach resort in Thailand about two men who boarded the vanished Malaysia Airlines plane with stolen passports, part of a growing international investigation into what they were doing on the flight.
A new pastor has been appointed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Newhall, replacing Pastor Richard Martini, who was transferred to Carpinteria in November, a church staffer said.
SACRAMENTO - State Controller John Chiang today released his monthly report covering California's cash balance, receipts and disbursements in February 2014. Revenues for the month totaled $5.6 billion, surpassing estimates in the 2014-15 Governor's Budget by $968.9 million, or 20.9 percent.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of fruitless search for the plane that disappeared en route to Beijing with 239 people on board.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming.
OKUMA, Japan (AP) - The radioactive water that has accumulated at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant remains the biggest problem hampering the cleanup process three years after the disaster.
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - A very strong earthquake that struck offshore rattled the Northern California coast and was widely felt across the region, but authorities said early Monday that there were no reports of any injuries or damage.