My husband and I were overwhelmed with joy on March 23. That was the day we learned that our government has decided that we are wealthy, and as a result of this decision, we will experience a substantial tax increase to make sure our citizens all have health insurance coverage.
They say families who play together, stay together. And those families who got caught up in the action had some real fun at the second annual Family Fun Night Fundraiser at Scooter's Jungle in Valencia for the Santa Clarita Valley/Antelope Valley Chapter of Jack and Jill of America.
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The city of Santa Clarita invites visitors to take advantage of excellent weather forecast for this weekend at two local events: TributeFest on Saturday, May 1 at Central Park 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita 91350, and Pet Expo USA on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2 at College of the Canyons' Valencia campus.
NEW YORK -- According to a recent Pew Hispanic Center study, many Hispanic youth are not pursuing a college degree as a result of their parents not understanding the steps they can take to help their children prepare for and apply to college.
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking an artist (or team of artists) to create two permanent, outdoor art pieces (one large piece (A) and one smaller artwork (B) ) to be situated prominently at the entrance of the newly expanded McBean Regional Transit Center, located immediately west of the existing Bus Transfer Center located at 24375 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita 91355.
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles native and internationally bestselling author, Jessica Brody, author of the forthcoming teen novel, "The Karma Club," is taking her new book's message of "Spreading Good Karma" to heart. The Karma Club is about three teen girls who decide to take Karma into their own hands by getting revenge on those who have wronged them, but in the end discover that spreading good Karma, rather than bad, is the key to living a better life.
The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), the private, non-profit organization that supports the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, invites guests to treat the mother figure in their life to a unique and informative celebration of motherhood on Saturday, May 8, 10:30 a.m., at the Zoo.
Last month's April LA Regional Foodbank kick-off at the SCV Senior Center was a big success. For this month, the Foodbank will be delivering free food kits to qualified seniors at the Senior Center, 22900 Market St., on the regularly scheduled third Friday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - China was stripped of a bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics on Wednesday for fielding an underage gymnast.
The Lula Washington Dance Theatre will present two concerts in two local theaters: the first concert in celebration of National Dance Week and the second celebrating the dance company's 30th anniversary.
The Yes I Can students at William S. Hart District high schools throw a fundraiser at Mountasia Family Fun Center today, Friday, April 30, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Three motorcycle deputies from Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station joined a Lancaster Sheriff's Station deputy to win top honors in an obstacle-course competition against more than 150 officers from 25 police agencies, authorities said Tuesday.
My wife, Carrie, was feeling out of sorts this weekend, so we decided to take it slow and make a weekend of resting at the homestead. We watched movies and read papers. I fixed a shower door - and I waited and waited for time to go by, as Carrie got the rest she needed.
Our illegal immigration problem reminds me of the story about a woman who was constantly chasing ants in her kitchen.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - The trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and al-Qaida spokesman after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is resuming Monday with the airing of testimony from a London resident who says he participated in a 2001 shoe-bomb plot.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The judge in the case against an Army general believed to be the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be tried on sex assault charges is considering new evidence that a top lawyer at the Pentagon may have unlawfully interfered in a decision on whether to accept a plea agreement that was ultimately rejected.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius vomited in the dock and retched repeatedly and loudly at his murder trial Monday as he heard graphic details of the injuries sustained by the girlfriend he shot, including a head wound that was probably instantly fatal according to the pathologist who performed her autopsy.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence officials are planning a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that would tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of many of the 5 million federal employees with secret clearances, current and former officials told The Associated Press.