Kevin Buck's May 3 column "GOP pushes hate, discrimination for votes" was a truly illustrative example of polemics and obfuscation.
Craig Murphy, CEO of Propel Inc., a Minnesota company, came in to see me recently. He was thinking of expanding the company's territory to include California. He had gotten very favorable reviews of many of Propel's products, including Whirl-A-Hurl.
Tuesday, May 10
The William S. Hart Union High School District ROP Fire Academy is holding its next graduation ceremony at Saugus High School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Tuesday, May 10
On May 3 the Governing Board of the Newhall School District took action to lay off 16 permanent status general education classroom teachers in response to continuing projected budget cuts. In previous action earlier this year the district laid off 14 temporary classroom teachers. The board also took action to freeze hiring for one open administrative (assistant principal) position for next year.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Driving under the influence (DUI) continues to be a major traffic safety problem in California, as evidenced by the more than 210,000 arrests statewide in 2009. Those arrested are expected to appear in court and be held accountable for their actions. The task force created by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is one way to hold those individuals with DUI warrants accountable.
If you crave kugel like Bubbe used to make, are looking for some good corned beef, or just need a bagel and a shmear, then the SCV Jewish Food and Cultural Festival is the place for you. Temple Beth Ami and Congregation Beth Shalom are proud to be co-hosting the Santa Clarita Valley's Third Annual SCV Jewish Food and Cultural Festival (previously billed as the SCV Jewish Food Festival) on Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 11 a.m .- 6 p.m.
One of the most recognized and celebrated musicals of all time will make its mark on the Repertory East Playhouse on May 13. The production, sponsored by Josh Rivas and Profiles Salon, and directed by Mark Kaplan explores the chaotic time period leading up to Nazi rule of Germany and an intimate form of theatre, called Cabaret.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Capitol Hill this week, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (CA-25), senior member of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, was awarded the "Charter School Champion Award" during the National Charter Schools Week Reception. McKeon released the following statement in recognition of the award and National Charter Schools Week (May 1 - May 7):
Vino 100 Valencia will host a Meet the Winemaker event 6-9 p.m. Friday.
It's incredible how many otherwise good and decent people shamelessly partake in the politics of envy and coercion - the two things that, together, comprise the Democratic Party's only shtick.
Audition will be held in June for the College of the Canyons Theatre Department's musical production of Lois Lowry's "The Giver," which will be staged this summer.
The Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Spotlight Awards presented by the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation.
A Castaic man was cited $500 for animal cruelty after deputies found a cat inside his home malnourished and barely breathing, authorities said Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.
ROME (AP) - Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.
XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) - His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.
In my last column ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust," June 30), I discussed the arrogance and lawlessness of the Obama administration and its bureaucrats, practiced on a scale unprecedented in American history.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dan Haren's promising spring has morphed into a troubling summer. At this point, even he isn't sure when it is going to stop.
HOLLYWOOD - After a season of twists and turns and off-the-field adversity, the USC Trojans are ready to move forward under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and returning starting quarterback junior Cody Kessler.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday - to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies.
NEW YORK (AP) - Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.
There was a time when I aimed to be the most fantastic and well liked dad in - well, at least our neighborhood. At some point in my fatherhood experience, that was actually a goal of mine - partly because I wanted our house to be the Kool-aid house, the home where everyone wanted to be, and part because I want to be the best at what I did.
This year's Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series closes out its season Friday with Doña Oxford, known as "The Boogie Woogie Woman" for her two-fisted piano playing.