The 2009-10 school year will be remembered as the year of budget cuts and impending teacher layoffs. For my daughter, it will be remembered as the year that her middle-school graduation was canceled. With so many great educators losing their jobs, it seems petty to complain, so I won't.
This is just to let Anne Marie Whalley ("Healthy families," June 10) know there are two farmers markets in Santa Clarita - every Sunday morning in the College of the Canyons parking lot and every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. in downtown Newhall.
Music has always had a way of uniting people. If you've ever been to a concert, then you have seen the automatic connection fans often have to each other.
The Canyon and Valencia high school chapters of the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force wrapped up its last advocacy event of the year with the "Human Rights for All Children" essay, art and video contest, which concluded in February. William S. Hart Union High School District students were given the option to base their entries on one of three different prompts related to children's rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Bowman teacher Jose Rosales and substitute teacher Nate James saw a need at Bowman High School, and took the initiative to make a basketball dream come true for Bowman students.
Discount tickets to Hurricane Harbor
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department patrol car and a Mercedes Benz collided in Stevenson Ranch early Tuesday, sending a local deputy and a Garden Grove teen to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital with minor to moderate injuries.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is hsoting a one-day lobbying trip to Sacramento on Thursday to meet with legislators regarding both education and enterprise zones. The trip costs $50. Attendees are responsible for their own travel costs.
Half the calendar year is almost behind us, and within the next few weeks many businesses will be assessing their progress to date. What usually happens is a measurement of what was planned to be accomplished with what has been done thus far - typically evaluating sales, client base, orders and shipments, expenses and profits.
A Los Angeles County sheriff's patrol car and a Mercedes collided in Stevenson Ranch early today, sending a local deputy and a Garden Grove teen to a local hospital with minor to moderate injuries.
PARIS (AP) - The 16-year-old California girl whose dream of sailing solo around the world was dashed by a massive wave that snapped her mast says she still loves sailing and hopes one day to circumnavigate the globe.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans have become just as dissatisfied with President Barack Obama's work on the Gulf oil spill as they were with his predecessor's handling of Hurricane Katrina, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Tuesday.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Laying the groundwork for an evening speech to the nation, President Barack Obama walked a pristine stretch of sand on Florida's shoreline Tuesday and pledged to "fight back with everything we've got" against the spreading oil lurking offshore.
With regards to Linda McCaskill and Curt Scott's criticism of Rob Kerchner's claim to know what liberals are thinking, I guess I have to agree with them, because I often wonder "What in the world are they thinking?"
I have always said, as my dad would say, "If you don't vote, then keep your mouth shut."
I was recently listening to one of my favorite radio shows when I heard the hosts saying there was absolutely no evidence genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in the food supply were harmful or create health problems.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his NHL playoff debut, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the postseason with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and into first place in the NL West.
The Valencia Vikings nearly came back from six runs against the West Ranch Wildcats in the Foothill League opener.
Pitching has never been the issue for the Saugus Centurions.
Hart girls swim has put decades-long locks on the Foothill League and has dominated its rivalry with Valencia.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The title character of "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar.
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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.
BOSTON (AP) - Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly bombing.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Even after every momentum swing, dramatic hit and terrible relief performance in an 11-inning game, the Oakland Athletics still were unshakably confident somebody would pull them through.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hector Sanchez had his wife and young daughter waiting in the parking lot. He had to do something to end the game.