First days on the job excite me. During my 24 years of "real" work, I only enjoyed this excitement seven times (not including transfers or promotions in the same company).
Santa Monica City College tried to exert unbearable pressure on the College of the Canyons women's basketball team on Saturday night, but the Lady Cougars had none of it.
"The budget process for California defies a simple, concise definition." That's the introduction to the state Department of Finance's publication, "California's Budget Process," and that's no joke. Sacramento can't explain it because the politicians don't get it. They don't know how to budget. Most businesses, and even most individuals in California, know how to budget. They look at their guaranteed revenues and spend within their means. If they're smart, they sock away any unexpected income ...
"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature."
Legacy Christian Academy in Valencia was able to fulfill wishes for holiday dinners by collecting $3,190 which was enough money to purchase hams or turkeys for the 200+ families serviced by the Hunger Defense Fund.
With both College of the Canyons and Santa Monica City College languishing near the cellar of the Western State Conference, something had to give at home on Saturday evening.
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Pink slips and going-out-of-business signs are becoming all too common in our communities. With Los Angeles County's unemployment rate at 9.5 percent in December, the severity of this economic downturn is becoming even more visible in our neighborhoods. Already, hundreds of vital infrastructure projects - everything from highway expansions, school construction and levee repairs - have been stopped, putting even more Californians out of work. The nation's economic picture is grim, and some proposals to ...
Don't ask, don't tell. The policy is pretty self-explanatory. Gays choosing to serve in the armed forces in this country are called upon to keep their sexuality a private matter, and their commanders are not to question them about it. To some who support the homosexual lifestyle, this policy appears discriminatory and unfair, and they believe that it should not be allowed. In actuality, this policy was developed to protect homosexuals, their fellow troops and ...
A few hundred fans cheered on actor, MTV host and skateboard star Jason "Wee Man" Acuna Saturday at Chronic Tacos' grand re-opening in Saugus, an event which doubled as a community celebration and fundraiser for an upcoming autism awareness concert.
Where in the world did I, and most Americans, acquire our overwhelming sense of entitlement to the Earth's natural resources?
Hot Wheels exhibit in Santa Paula The California Oil Museum will be showing "Hot Wheels: 40 years of Playing and Collecting" through Feb. 17. Exhibit available for viewing Wednesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $4/adults, $3/seniors, $1/youth and free for members. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. Info: (805) 933-0076. Farmer's Market at COC parking lot The Santa Clarita Farmer's Market is held every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the College ...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A man accused of the 1988 beating of an 11-year-old boy at a Tony Alamo Christian Ministries compound in Saugus was arrested, authorities say.
The District Attorney filed one felony count of extortion on Jose Gregorio Friday, said Sgt. John Bomben, of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Community Interaction Team.
Deputies are searching a man who allegedly robbed the Quizno's on Copper Hill Drive Saturday night, said Lt. Brenda Cambra of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Torrential rains swamped San Antonio with flash floods on Saturday, leaving at least two people dead as emergency workers rushed to rescue more than 200 residents stranded in cars and homes.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Tim Duncan scored the first five points of overtime, and the San AntonioSpurs rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-93 Saturday night and move a win away from the NBA Finals.
MARION, Ind. - The 2013 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships concluded Saturday with six Mustangs representing The Master's College in four different events.
The Dodgers defeated St. Louis 3-2.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Billy Buckner needed to jog his memory to recall his previous major league win.
Editor's note: This is the third in a series of columns by The Master's College baseball player Mason Nesbitt, who will be filing stories from Lewiston, Idaho - the site of the NAIA World Series. Nesbitt, who played baseball until his sophomore year for TMC, was asked to return to the Mustangs out of need. At the time, he was a contributing baseball writer with The Signal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Customers will not be paying the massive fines being sought by state regulators in the deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in San Bruno, but PG&E's shareholders will cover that cost, an official at Pacific Gas & Electric said Saturday.
CHAFFEE, Mo. (AP) - A highway overpass in southeast Missouri collapsed early Saturday when rail cars slammed into one of the bridge's pillars after a cargo train collision, authorities said. Seven people were injured, though none seriously.
LONDON (AP) - Police, politicians and activists in Britain are warning of rising anti-Muslim sentiment following the slaughter of an off-duty British soldier in a London street, an apparent act of Islamic extremism that has horrified the nation.
SEATTLE (AP) - Thousands of bridges around the U.S. may be one freak accident or mistake away from collapse, even if the spans are deemed structurally sound.
PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A California man was sentenced Friday to more than three years in prison for his role in a scheme to fraudulently bill Medicare and Medicaid more than $21 million for medical tests at New Orleans area clinics.
The Boy Scouts of America will get no reprieve from controversy after a contentious vote to accept openly gay boys as Scouts.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The last of the brothers accused of creating an infamous Mexican drug cartel pleaded guilty Friday to helping send hundreds of millions of dollars in proceeds from the United States, marking one of the final milestones in an investigation that began two decades ago.