Your politicians want your donations for their campaigns. Your Red Cross needs your donations to help your fellow citizens who are being devastated by the storms, floods and tornadoes that are tearing the country apart as we read this letter.
We moved to Stevenson Ranch 12 years ago, and since then, I have had the following personal experiences with my tax dollars at work.
Campaigning for our 2012 presidential election is under way, and already we are all enduring another long barrage of the same old tired political rhetoric from the left wing.
The last paragraph of Monday's article regarding the City Council's agenda ("Council to vote on library tech," April 25) said that the council was going to appoint itself to the board of library trustees.
How about doing an article that gives everyone the information they need to call Caltrans and complain about how long the expansion work is taking at the junction of the I-5 freeway and Highway 14?
Sunday, May 1
There is a growing tendency in our society to engage eagerly in conversations with others, so long as we get to be the subject of the discourse.
The opening few minutes of the movie "Saving Private Ryan" are said to be the most realistic battle scenes ever created for film.
This week's Helping Hand recipient:
Joseph R. Yanover
Diane Bartley, a past president and future president-elect of the American Association of University Women, was named the winner of the Carmen Sarro Community Service Award from Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley.
In the past couple of weeks, incumbent City Councilman Bob Kellar announced formally - and through media and social networks - that he would seek a fourth term on the council in the election scheduled for April 2012.
Gov. Jerry Brown was in Santa Clarita recently to champion his five-year tax-extension plan and rant about the dire consequence to education and public safety if we don't follow his lead.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gio Gonzalez picked a good time to earn his first victory for Washington in the second half, coming against a talented Dodgers lineup the Nationals could see in the postseason.
We've talked a lot over the past few years about Hart graduate and professional softball player Jessica Shults.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage.
ATLANTA (AP) - On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.
When you're homeless, you carry everything you have with you. That makes it tough to sleep or go into a store, much less look for a job. It's one of the everyday realities of living homeless that most people don't consider.
"Out of the Past" is upgraded to Blu-ray this week, as are more "Looney Tunes" shorts, and a number of fan-favorite titles mark their DVD debut. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)
Our kids are our world. We love them, and we can't imagine our lives without them (well, maybe we could for very short stretches on secluded, white sandy beaches...) But mostly, we are addicted to them in all their sweet stickiness. No matter what, we always want to remain within a snuggles reach of their cherubic-ness.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.
PALMDALE (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been injured in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale.
ERIE, Colo. (AP) - All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.
MOSCOW (AP) - Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.
THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.