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Meg Whitman vs. Jerry Brown: One of them will be the next governor of California. But does either candidate instill confidence that he or she is the right leader to take the helm of this badly damaged state and its almost $20 billion deficit?
There are exceptions to every rule, but in general, we like to see our politicians earn their stripes in the trenches of local government before ascending to higher office.
Most political affiliations occur due to accident of birth or otherwise. I cannot count myself an exception to that rule.
Incredible. Once again, I was truly amazed and negatively impressed with what takes place at the City Council meetings.
The financial abuses of the city of Bell has opened our awareness of the public sector running rampant with no controls.
As the November election approaches, the media will be filled with well-meaning admonitions for all eligible citizens to "get out and vote." You know the usual urging to exercise your right and fulfill your duty - and even your obligation - to vote.
Among the virtues most championed through human history is perseverance, even though today it is a word we seldom hear - and an attitude we often lack. Like so many classic character traits, we are more apt to praise it than practice it.
Wayne Crawford has been named as the honoree of this year's Zonta Celebrity Tribute Dinner to be held Nov. 5 at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills.
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The College of the Canyons football team has struggled with turning the ball over for weeks.
The Santa Clarita Christian football team scored a school-record 82 points en route to its sixth-consecutive mercy-rule victory Saturday night against West Shores of Salton City.
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The days of losing your hotel room key and waiting in a long line to check-out and pay your bill might be over. Hilton Worldwide announced yesterday that they'll be revolutionizing the way its hotel system works in the near future, making your stay much more compatable with your smartphone.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains.
#SCV Sheriff's "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014. COME JOIN US.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days.
ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) - As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.
I don't usually write consecutive columns about the same topic, but this situation seems to be careening out of control and our government seems impotent to stop it.
Editor's note: About 50 percent of the water consumed in the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground water sources.
The relatively small country of Italy (compared to the USA) has managed to take in more than 70,000 illegal immigrants (refugees) fleeing poverty, war and oppression in Northern Africa.
BALTIMORE (AP) - There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.
A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex to discuss the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion that would double the daily disposal tonnage at the site from 6,000 to 12,000 tons and expand the landfill itself by some 143 acres.
Since its program started just over two years ago, Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, with the support of Newhall and surrounding communities, has collected more than 500 cell phones and accessories that provided more than 31,000 minutes of call time to U.S. service men and women.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.
NEW YORK (AP) - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.